National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Stowers Road EF-1 Tornado (Montgomery & Bullock Counties)
  April 27, 2017


Event Summary

NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in far eastern Montgomery County and far western Bullock County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

The tornado touched down about 2 miles NW of the Matthews Community, just north of US Highway 82. The first damage was located on Perry Lane and on Hayneville Ridge Road. A few trees were snapped off and some other tree damage was noted. The tornado traveled northeastward and knocked a few more trees down along Old Pike Road. The strongest and most concentrated damage occurred as the tornado approached the Bullock County Line. Numerous trees were snapped off around Stowers Road and along the remained of the damage path. A few homes sustained minor roof damage and one outbuilding had its roof removed. The tornado lifted just inside the Bullock County Line along CR 37. The tornado damage path was 5.59 miles long and was 250 yards wide at its widest point.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.59 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 ESE Carters Hill
at 903 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
4 WSW Mitchell
at 914 am




Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado a couple moments after it touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 906 am.


Tree damage

Shed damage