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A storm gathering strength over Texas today will shift to the Mid-Atlantic through Tuesday night. Areas of freezing rain and heavy snow will spread from the central Plains east into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Further south, areas of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible from the southern Plains into the Ohio Valley. A Pacific storm will move into the Southwest Monday. Read More >

August 17, 2015: Covington County EF-0 Tornado

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Event Summary
This tornado downed numerous large limbs and snapped off the tops of several trees along its path. Two powerpoles were downed when limbs fell on powerlines, taking the poles down. A carport was flipped by the tornado.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 75 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 2.8 miles
Maximum Path Width: 100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4.0 SW Collins
4:14 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

2.0 SSE Collins
4:19 pm