National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


County Road 66 EF-1 Tornado (Winston Co)
  November 29, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme eastern Winston County just southeast of Addison and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado. This tornado touched down about 6 miles north northeast of Arley along County Road 66. A few trees and large branches were snapped off near the initial touch down. The tornado continued northeast and paralleled County Road 66. The tornado continued producing tree damage and at County Road 39, it produced roof damage to a home and outbuilding. Farther down County Road 66, a mobile home was rolled over, a garage was significantly damaged, and a carport was damaged. The tornado continued northeast were it damaged several other structures and took down many trees. The tornado crossed US Highway 278 and entered Cullman County near County Road 45. The tornado was 3.0 miles long and was 100 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 110 mph.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
110 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.00 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 1020 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 1025 pm


GIS Data



Velocity (left) and reflectivity (right) just before it crossed Hwy 278.
Images are from KGWX at 1022 pm.


  Barn damage

Structure damage

  Mobile home destroyed

Shed damage