National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Sandy Creek EF-1 Tornado (Barbour County)
  April 5, 2017


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southeastern Barbour County and determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. An EF-1 tornado touched down in southern Barbour County around 10:49 am on April 5, 2017. The tornado then moved into northern Henry County before crossing back into Barbour County over the Walter F. George Reservoir. NWS Tallahassee surveyed damage in Barbour County and found several trees snapped along Sandy Creek Drive and White Oak Drive in the White Oak Community.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
100-105 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.25 miles
Maximum Path Width:
440 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2.8 S Terese
at 10:49 am CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.6 S Terese
at 10:55 am CDT




Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right) as the tornado crossed the state line.
Images are from KEVX at 10:51 am CDT.


Tree on mobile home

Tree damage