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Potter Station EF-0 Tornado (Dallas County)
  June 6, 2019


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.75 miles
Maximum Path Width:
60 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 WNW Potter Station
at 407 pm 
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 NW Potter Station
at 409 pm 


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in northern Dallas County east of Marion Junction and determined it was the result of a tornado.

A very brief tornado was spawned by a low topped convective shower. The tornado touched down near the Potter Station community shortly after 4 PM CDT. The tornado first snapped small trees and large tree limbs along County Road 214 just north of County Road 945 before crossing County Road 942. A home on the east side of the road sustained damage when the carport was lifted upward off its supports. This resulted in additional roof damage as well as minor damage to the brick facade. A window was blown out of the house and one car was damaged due to the falling carport. The roof was being replaced at the time this damage occurred. At this point, the tornado reached its maximum intensity of around 75 mph. The tornado tracked north-northeast producing additional sporadic tree damage before lifting just south of County Road 209. At the last discernible damage point, a tree fell and damaged a large outbuilding. No additional damage was noted north of County Road 209, though access to those areas was very limited.

Special thanks to the Autauga County EMA for their assistance in the survey.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the tornado just after it touched down.
Images are from KBMX at 408 pm.


Damage Photo
 Roof Damage
Damage Photo
  Tree Damage