National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Philadelphia Church Road EF-0 Tornado (Montgomery County)
  April 22, 2018


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme southwest Mongomery County and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-0 tornado.  The tornado touched down just east of Philadelphia Church Road, northeast of Lapine and west of Grady.  The tornado moved northeastward and crossed Philadelphia Church Road and Naftel Ramer Road.  The tornado lifted just after it crossed Smiley Ferry Road.  Several trees were uprooted or snapped along the damage path.  The most concentrated area of damage was just as the tornado was lifting near Smiley Ferry Road, but still limited to tree damage. 

A special thanks go out to Mark Higgins for his survey assistance and land access. 


Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.57 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 NE Lapine
at 2:25 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 SSW Ramer
at 230 pm CDT
 Radar Data & Damage Pictures
Radar Image  

This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) data from KBMX at 227 pm while the tornado was on the ground.



Damage Image Damage Image

Tree Uprooted

Trees Snapped