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Southern Bartow County EF-1 Tornado

Damage Path - Bartow County
County Rating # of Fatalities/Injuries KML
Bartow EF-1

0 Fatalities / 

0 Injuries


Rating: EF-1
Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length: 1.68 miles
Path Width: 125 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: March 25, 2021
Start Time: 9:08 PM EDT
Start Location: 1 NW Taylorsville 
Start Lat/Lon: 34.092 / -84.9943
End Date: March 25, 2021
End Time: 9:10 PM EDT
End Location: 2 NE Taylorsville
End Lat/Lon: 34.1025 / -84.9679




A tornado briefly touched down during the evening of Thursday March 26, 2021 on the Northwest side of Taylorsville GA in southern Bartow County. Trees were uprooted near a small school along Euharlee St and a large tree fell onto a small cabin on the eastern side of the road. The tornado continued across an open field where it flipped a large center pivot irrigation system. The tornado then hit a tree line along Euharlee Creek where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. The storm continued east-northeast along the creek, where it continued to snap and uproot trees before lifting as it approached Old Alabama Road. Radar data suggests the storm that produced this tornado was anticyclonic, which sometimes happens in unstable environments but it is rare for such storms produce tornadoes. However, in this case it did produce one briefly.


Most of the damage was to trees in the area. This irrigation system was flipped in the tornado.

KFFC Reflectivity (9:08 PM EDT) KFFC base velocity (9:08 PM EDT)