National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Ashridge EF-2 Tornado (Winston Co)
  November 29, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in eastern Winston County in the Ashridge Community and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-2 tornado. The tornado touched down along County Road 55 just north of Macedonia Road. This location was about 4 miles northwest of Double Springs or 2 miles south of Ashridge. At the beginning point, one home lost a portion of its roof covering. The tornado moved north northeast and almost paralleled County Road 55. A chicken house sustained significant damage and one home suffered roof damage on County Road 3182. The tornado increased its intensity and width as it entered the Bankhead National Forest near Ashridge. Several homes and outbuildings sustained damage and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The EF-2 damage occurred just off County Road 55 south of Ashridge. Two mobile homes and one outbuilding were totally destroyed. Numerous power poles and trees were blown down. The tornado continued north northeast and crossed Alabama Highway 195, County Road 2 and eventually lifted near Jim Brown Road. Several structures sustained damage and many trees were snapped off on this final section of the tornado path. The tornado was 3.2 miles long and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-2 with maximum winds around 125 mph.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 806 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 812 pm


GIS Data



Velocity (left) and reflectivity (right) just before the tornado dissipated.
Images are from KGWX at 812 pm.


  Home damage

Tree damage

  Chicken house destroyed

Tree damage

  Mobile home destroyed