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11janAll DayBakerhill (Barbour County, AL)

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Start Time:  4:33 pm CST

End Time: 4:41 pm CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 88 mph

Path length: 5.8 miles

Width: 275 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Barbour

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 31.7633 / -85.3100

End Lat/Lon: 31.8093 / -85.2285


After reviewing the damage along with radar data, it was determined by NWS Meteorologist that the damage was the result of a tornado.  The tornado touched down near Threatt Road (County Road 18) just southwest of Bakerhill.  One tree was uprooted and a dead tree was snapped at starting point.  The tornado progressed northeast over County Road 79 where several trees were snapped off or were uprooted.

The tornado continued northeast where it crossed Highway 131. Here it tore tin sheathing, damaging an outbuilding and flipped over an outdoor basketball goal.  It also snapped and uprooted many trees.  The tornado then continued northeast and crossed Five Mile Road (County Road 36) where more trees were uprooted near and just north of Christian Grove Church. 

The tornado then lifted east of Five Mile Road over an open field. The end of the track was northeast of Bakerhill. The tornado path length was 5.80 miles long and was 275 yards wide at its widest point. Much thanks to Barbour County Emergency Management Agency for surveying the damage in Southern Barbour County.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Birmingham Summary


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