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Wedowee EF-0 Tornado (Randolph County)
  March 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.38 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 SSW Wedowee
at 1000 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 SSW Woodland
at 1009 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in central Randolph County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The same supercell that produced 3 previous EF-0 tornadoes in Chilton and Coosa Counties, produced a fourth EF-0 tornado in the Wedowee area. Damage was very spotty/isolated, suggestive of a fairly weak circulation from a pasture area just off County Road 15 and Main Street South, northeast to the Highway 48 and County Road 56 intersection area. A barn/outbuilding was destroyed along with roofing damage done to the corner of one of five chicken houses, with no tree damage nearby. This further points toward a weak circulation that as only able to damage vulnerable structures with wind entry/uplift points. The tornado damage path was 4.38 miles long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado as it touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 1000 pm.


Damage Photo
 Roof Damage
Damage Photo
  Horse Trailer Damaged