National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Hightower EF-0 Tornado (Cleburne County)
  April 5, 2017


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage and determined that a brief tornado touched down. The tornado hit a chicken house along County Road 10, removing portions of the chicken house roof and scattering it across the nearby pasture. A nearby resident captured the small rope tornado on video.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
60 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.25 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 S Trickum
at 4:44 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 WSW Ranburne
at 4:45 pm CDT




Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right).
Images are from KFFC at 4:39 pm CST.


  Chicken house damaged