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North Pine Level EF-0 Tornado (Montgomery County)
  March 17, 2021


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.30 miles
Maximum Path Width:
140 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 NNW Pine Level
at 10:43 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 NNW Pine Level
at 10:44 pm CDT


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in Montgomery County and determined it was the result of an EF-0 tornado.

A tornado touched down briefly on the east side of Highway 231 on the north side of Pine Level. The tornado produced damage on a farmstead, uprooting trees in the front yard, destroying a playhouse and trampoline. A tree fell on the house, damaging the roof. Additional structural damage was also noted to the roof mainly in form of shingle loss. The tornado continued northeast across the farm property uprooting mainly softwood trees with some sporadic snapping of trees along its path. The tornado lifted abruptly near the back pastureland. The tornado damage path was 0.30 miles long and was 140 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 80 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation right before the time of the tornado.
Images are from KMMX at 10:42 pm CDT.



Damage Photo

 Trees Uprooted


Damage Photo

  Roof/Overhang Damage to Home


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