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Old Woodstock Road (Bibb County) EF-0 Tornado
August 31, 2017

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.30 miles
Maximum Path Width:
35 yards 
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 ESE Woodstock 33.1960/-87.1277 at 7:42 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 ESE West Blocton 33.1997/-87.1251 at 7:44 pm

A damage survey by National Weather Service meteorologists determined that a brief EF-0 tornado occurred in extreme northern Bibb County. The tornado developed just south of Old Woodstock Road along the northern side of the Colonial Pipeline with light tree damage observed. The tornadic circulation then intensified as it crossed Old Woodstock Road, uprooting several trees.  Another batch of uprooted trees was seen toward the northeast, as the tornado moved through a stand of trees.  The circulation then quickly weakened roughly 1.5 miles south of the Tuscaloosa County line.

 Radar Data
Radar Image  

This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity (right) and velocity (left) data from KBMX at 742 PM near when the tornado touched down.



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