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Sandfield EF-0 Tornado (Pike County)
  March 31, 2020


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.83 miles
Maximum Path Width:
180 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 S Sandfield
at 1051 am 
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 ESE Sandfield
at 1052 am 


NWS meteorologists assessed damage near Sandfield and determined it was the result of an EF-0 tornado.

The tornado formed in a wooded rural area south of Highway 223 and the Sandfield community. Several trees were downed as it crossed an unnamed dirt road and County Road 6615. The tornado appeared to dissipate prior to reaching the Bullock County line. A brief tornado debris signature was also observed via KMXX radar.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just before the tornado touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 1050 am.