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Bagley EF-2 Tornado (Walker/Jefferson Counties)
  April 12, 2020


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
Damage Path Length:
7.12 miles
Maximum Path Width:
940 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 SSE Dora
at 514 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 SSE Blooming Grove
at 525 pm


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage near Bagley in northern Jefferson County and determined it was the result of an EF-2 tornado.

A tornado began near Bryan Road at the Walker and Jefferson County line. The tornado tracked northeastward into Jefferson County where numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted along the path. Near Highway 78, a metal building was destroyed. One home lost large sections of its roof along the Bankhead Highway. Several other homes suffered varying degrees of damage and many structures had trees land on them. At least a dozen homes were damaged. The tornado ended near Gobblers Knob Road where large branches were broken from a few trees. The tornado damage path was 7.12 miles long and was 940 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 125 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation as the tornado moved northeast of old US Highway 78.
Images are from KBMX at 522 pm.


Damage Photo
  Old Gas Station Destroyed
Damage Photo
  Home Damaged