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Pike County Road 2243 EF-0 Tornado (Pike County)
  April 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.00 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 W Henderson
at 650 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 WNW Henderson
at 652 am


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in extreme southwestern Pike County and determined it was the result of a tornado with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

The tornado initially touched down north of County Road 6, several miles south of Goshen. It then moved north-northeast mainly over rural farmlands and open fields. Due to the lack of road access, the path width and length were estimated pending any further data. Wind speeds were based on trees uprooted west of County Road 2243. The survey was prompted by a distinct TDS from the Fort Rucker WSR-88D.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just after the tornado touched down.
Images are from KEOX at 651 am.