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New Year's 2011 Severe Weather Event

New Year's Eve 2011 Lincoln County Tornado


Event Summary

The tornado started along Ellzey Drive, where it snapped some large limbs and took a few shingles off a house. The tornado moved north-northeast, destroying a small outbuilding along Tanpa Trail and downing a couple of trees. The tornado then did its most substantial damage along Jackson Liberty Drive NW, where it pushed a frame house off of its blocks, along with busting windows and causing some shingle damage. A couple of outbuildings were also heavily damaged, and a few trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado continued north-northeast, sporadically snapping a few pine trees before dissipating near Pleasant Ridge Road NW.
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.5 miles WNW Loyd Star

Approximate End Point/Time:
3.2 miles NNW Loyd Star