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The Greens EF-0 Tornado (Lee Co)
  April 6, 2016


Event Summary

NWS meteorologists surveyed damage near the near The Greens Apartment Homes, south of Auburn, and determined that a brief EF-0 tornado occurred.

The first signs of tornadic damage were seen on Persimmon Drive, where several trees were uprooted. Tree branches were broken along Live Oak Drive, and two trampolines were lofted downstream. The tornado then crossed US-29 into The Greens Apartment Homes, where several trees were uprooted and snapped. Light shingle damage was seen on a few units as well. Dissipation of the tornado took place within the complex near the Clubhouse, though the circulation re-intensified toward the east and produced an additional EF-0 tornado (the Pierce Chapel Road Tornado).

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.72 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 1132 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 1133 pm




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) just after the tornado formed.
Images are from KMXX at 1133 pm.


  Tree damage

Tree damage