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Remnants of Delta Produced a Tornado in Chambers County  October 10, 2020

On the afternoon of October 10, 2020, Tropical Depression Delta and its remnants moved northeastward through Mississippi and Central Tennessee, becoming Post-Tropical Cyclone Delta by 4 PM Central Daylight Time. The outer bands from Delta moved eastward through Central Alabama. A few low-topped cells moved through the eastern portions Alabama during peak heating and were able to develop mini-supercell characteristics with abundant shear in place.

Chambers County Road 92 EF-0 Tornado (Chambers County)


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.67 miles
Maximum Path Width:
125 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 E Buffalo
at 414 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 ENE Buffalo
at 416 pm


NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage just northeast of Lafayette in Chambers County and determined it was the result of a tornado.

A brief EF0 tornado touched down along CR 92 northeast of Lafayette and headed northeast before ending along CR 176. Several pine trees were uprooted or leaning on both sides of CR 92. A hardwood tree was uprooted along CR 176 where the tornado dissipated. A weak TDS was detected in association with this brief touchdown.



Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation just after the tornado touched down.
Images are from KMXX at 414 pm.