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Finks Lake EF-0 Tornado (Calhoun County)
  March 19, 2018

Estimated Maximum Wind:
65 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.84 miles
Maximum Path Width:
138 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 W Weaver
at 9:07 PM CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 WSW Weaver
at 9:10 PM CDT

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in central Calhoun County and determined that it was consistent with an EF-0 tornado. The tornado damage began in a wooded area just southwest of the intersection of Alexandria Road and Saks Road where minor timber damage was observed. Damage was largely confined to timber damage until it entered a residential area just north of Finks Lake. The tornado caused notable roof damage on the west and south sides of a home near the north edge of the lake while a residence immediately to the east suffered the loss of a few shingles. A softwood tree was uprooted to the west of the residence that suffered the most roof damage as well. The tornado continued further southeast across Finks Lake where a few softwood trees were uprooted on both the north and south sides of the lake. A small boat dock on the southeast side of the lake suffered peel back of a portion of its roof, and a camper was flipped over just off of Cane Creek Road. The camper did not appear to have an awning or canopy extended and other than having stabilizers deployed had no anchoring. The tornado continued southeast across Cane Creek Road where a softwood tree was uprooted and a horse trailer was blown onto its side in an open field further southeast. The tornado then lifted in this field. 

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 Radar Data & Damage Pictures
Radar Image  

This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) data from KBMX at 9:09 PM CDT as the tornado crossed was on the ground in Calhoun County.



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Roof Damage

Boat Dock Roof Damage

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Camper Flipped Over

Tree Uprooted