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Cedar Creek EF-1 Tornado (Fayette/Walker Counties)
  April 12, 2020


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
6.15 miles
Maximum Path Width:
600 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 SSE Berry
at 441 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 NNW Boley Springs
at 449 pm


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage east of Berry in Fayette County and determined it was the result of an EF-1 tornado.

A tornado touched down along Christian Road, south southeast of Berry. The tornado moved northeastward and crossed County Road 30, County Road 46 and County Road 47. The tornado lifted along Highway 18 just inside the Walker County line. Several trees were snapped off or uprooted along the damage path. At least a few structures suffered minor shingle loss. The tornado damage path was 6.15 miles long and was 600 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 95 mph..


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just after the tornado touched down.
Images are from KGWX at 441 pm.