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Southern Perry County EF-0 Tornado (Perry & Dallas Counties)
  March 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.05 miles
Maximum Path Width:
300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 NNW Central Mills
at 727 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
5 NNE Central Mills
at 733 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme southern Perry County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down just west of Central Mills Road (County Road 1) in far southern Perry County. This located is about 7 miles south southeast of Uniontown. The tornado tracked eastward and crossed County Road 1 and White Hill Road. Several trees were snapped off and many tree tops were removed. One home had a large section of its roof removed, but it appears that the wind got under the porch overhang, and lifted metal paneling and roof. The tornado then took a slight left turn and crossed Rev RL Flowers Road and into Dallas County. The tornado ended shortly thereafter. The tornado lifted about 5 miles northwest of Safford. The tornado damage was mainly limited to all tree damage and was mainly in very rural areas.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just before it lifted.
Images are from KBMX at 732 pm.


Damage Photo
 Tree Damage
Damage Photo
  Roof Damage
Photo courtesy of Edward Aldag, Jr.