National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Lablockee EF-1 Tornado (Lee/Chambers Co)
  November 30, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme northern Lee County and extreme southern Chambers near Waverly and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado. This tornado formed along the squall line on Wednesday afternoon in extreme northwestern Lee County. The first damage surveyed was along Lee Road 88 just southwest of US Highway 280 near Waverly. The tornado then traveled northeast and crossed Lee Road 453 where it caused minor structure damage and several trees were either snapped or uprooted. The tornado then crossed US Highway 280 and went into Chambers County along County Road 21 where it was at its widest and most destructive point. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado lifted just north of County Road 21. The tornado was 3.2 miles long and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph.




Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.20 miles
Maximum Path Width:
300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 1235 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 1240 pm


GIS Data



Velocity (left) and Reflectivity (right) as the circulation crossed into Chambers Co.
Images are from KMXX at 1239 pm.


  Tree & porch damage

Tree damage