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Highway 219 EF-0 Tornado (Perry County)
  April 14, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
6.67 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 ENE Sprott
at 321 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 SW Oakmulgee
at 331 am


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in northeastern Perry County and determined it was the result of a tornado with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

The tornado touched down just southwest of Iveys Chapel Church Road where a few trees were snapped. The tornado moved northeast across inaccessible terrain until it crossed near Mount Pilgrim Church Road where it uprooted some trees. The tornado continued northeast where it neared County Road 219 and removed a small portion of a farm shed and damaged part of the remaining wall. The tornado continued across agricultural fields then caused timber damage as it neared areas of trees. The tornado caused damage to homes just south of Melton Lane off of Highway 219. The tornado ripped nearly half of the roof off of a home and damaged siding and allowing some water damage to occur. On the northwest side of the home strong winds pulled out two of the three support columns for the carport and that resulted in the roof partially collapsing. The tornado moved north along Highway 219 where it continued to cause notable timber damage. The tornado then moved northeast where it crossed portions of County Highway 183, where timber damage occurred. The tornado continued northeast causing timber damage across Barnette Road. It dissipated shortly after crossing Barnette Road.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just before the tornado crossed Hwy 219.
Images are from KBMX at 327 am.


Damage Photo
  Barn Damaged
Damage Photo
  Home Damaged