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Unity EF-0 Tornado (Coosa County)
  March 17, 2021


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
65 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.13 miles
Maximum Path Width:
25 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 2:29 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 ENE Unity
at 2:31 pm CDT


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

The tornado began and ended around County Road 56. Damage was limited to an uprooted pine tree, and several trees had broken branches. A brief TDS was also noted on the BMX radar. The tornado damage path was 0.13 miles long and was 25 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 65 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation during the time of the tornado.
Images are from KBMX at 2:29 pm CDT.





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