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Barron Creek EF-1 Tornado (Fayette Co)
  March 31, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in northeast Fayette County just northeast of Hubbertville and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated to be around 90 mph.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 52 and County Road 18. The tornado tracked northeast and uprooted and snapped numerous trees as it crossed County Road 24. From there, it continued northeast along and just north of County Road 24 and produced tree damage before dissipating at Castleberry Road.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.70 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 727 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 735 pm




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) as the tornado touched down near CR 52.
Images are from KGWX at 727 pm.


  Tree damage

Tree damage