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January 22, 2018 Severe Weather Event


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Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Path Length Path Width
Covington-Jones County
7 SSW of Taylorsville to 5 SE of Taylorsville
09:16 AM -
09:30 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
Injuries: 1 7.51 miles 250 yards



Covington-Jones County EF-1 Tornado


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Track Summary

An EF-1 tornado touched down in northeast Covington County along Highway 532 causing minor tree damage as it tracked northeast towards Gilmore Road. As the tornado continued its northeast track, it became its strongest as it approached Hwy 37 near J. Nelson Drive and Jewel Owens Lane. At this location the tornado uprooted and snapped several large trees and damaged a few structures, including homes. The tornado continued into northwest Jones County where a double wide mobile home was pushed off of its foundation and 3 sheds and a barn was destroyed on Carter Dees Road. An occupant of the mobile home suffered a minor injury. The tornado lifted just after this damage occurred.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: Injuries: 1
Damage Path Length: 7.51 miles
Maximum Path Width: 250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

7 SSW Taylorsville
09:16 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

5 SE Taylorsville
09:30 am


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