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Walker Road EF-0 Tornado (Sumter County)
  March 17, 2021


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.35 miles
Maximum Path Width:
70 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 NNE Ward
at 12:31 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 NNE Ward
at 12:32 pm CDT


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

The tornado began and ended near the intersection of Walker Road and Highway 17. Damage consisted of uprooted trees, broken large tree branches, and some shingle damage to a residence. The tornado damage path was 0.35 miles long and was 70 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 75 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation during the time of the tornado.
Images are from KGWX at 12:32 pm CDT.





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