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Clayton EF-0 Tornado (Barbour County)
  April 27, 2017


Event Summary

NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in central Barbour County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down in the Clayton City limits along Highway 30, just east of Mill Drum Place. The tornado moved northeast and knocked a few trees down on Clayton Street and Midway Street. One of these large trees landed on a mobile home. One adult and two children were injured at this location on Midway Street. The tornado continued northeast and went through the eastern part of Clayton. Several trees were uprooted and several structures suffered minor damage or trees landed on them. The tornado lifted at Oak Avenue just before Browder Street. The tornado damage path was 1.28 miles long and was 175 yards wide at its widest point.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80-85 mph
3 Injuries
Damage Path Length:
1.28 miles
Maximum Path Width:
175 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 SSW Clayton
at 559 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 E Clayton
at 603 pm




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado as it touched down.
Images are from KEOX at 559 pm.


Tree & mobile home damage

Tree & home damage

Video courtesy of Jeffrey Williams