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Boley Springs EF-0 Tornado (Fayette Co)
  March 31, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southeast Fayette County near Boley Springs and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-0 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated to be around 70 mph.

The short-lived tornado touched down near County Road 46 at the town of Boley Springs. The weak tornado tracked northeast and uprooted numerous trees along its path as it Crossed County Road 83. The roads were blocked by fallen trees at this point and the track could not be followed any farther.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.88 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 805 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 809 pm




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) shortly after the tornado touched down.
Images are from KGWX at 806 pm.