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County Road 25 EF-0 Tornado (Blount County)
  April 12, 2020


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.94 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 NNE Brooksville
at 927 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 NNW McClarty
at 929 pm


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in extreme northern Blount County and determined it was the result of an EF-0 tornado.

A tornado track was identified from far northern Blount County (NWS Birmingham) into southern Marshall County (NWS Huntsville). The EF-0 tornado had maximum winds estimated around 85 mph, which uprooted trees along its path. The tornado damage path was 1.94 miles long in the BMX service area, with a width of 150 yards. The stats shown above (path & start/end time) are for the NWS Birmingham part of the track only.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation as the tornado moved across the northern tip of Blount County into Marshall County.
Images are from KBMX at 928 pm.