National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Marion Junction (Dallas County) EF-1 Tornado
April 15, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.18 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2.8 N Marion Junction
32.4700/-87.2346  748 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.9 N Marion Junction
32.4713/-87.2320  750 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage just north of Marion Junction. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado touched down just north of County Road 58 and lifted northeast at County Road 944. A metal warehouse sustained considerable damage to its outer walls and roof. The damage path was 0.18 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point.

A Tornado Warning was in effect from 703 pm until 8 pm. 

Reflectivity Image near Marion Junction.


Storm Relative Velocity Image near Marion Junction.