National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in central Pike County and determined the damage to be caused by an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 90-100 mph. This tornado touched down initially just southwest of Pike CR 1 about 2.5 miles southwest of Troy Municipal Airport, where a large partially rotted tree was snapped, and several large tree branches at the edges of plowed fields were snapped. It proceeded northeastward across wooded land and rapidly intensified, becoming 700 yards wide as it crossed beeman creek. As it approached CR 1148, the tornado snapped numerous trees, also causing damage to 3 inactive chicken barns. One of the barns lost about 50 percent of the roofing, with structural damage to less than 20 percent of the rafters. Snapped trees also caused minor damage to 2 homes and a single-wide manufactured home. The tornado then weakened rapidly and dissipated over an open field less than a mile from the airport.
Special thanks to Pike County EMA for assistance in conducting this damage survey.
Tornado Warnings were in effect from 859 am until 10am.