National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Hurricane Creek EF-0 Tornado (Barbour Co)
  April 7, 2016


Event Summary

NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage west of Clayton and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down just north of the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 44 and continued eastward for approximately five miles before dissipating near County Road 31. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.37 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 1216 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 1227 am




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) right before the tornado dissipated.
Images are from KEOX at 1226 am.


  Tree damage

Tree damage