The National Weather Service in Huntsville has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in Northern Madison County near New Market on the night of March 1, 2023.
Meteorologist In Charge Todd Barron confirms that a very short-lived high-end EF-1 tornado touched down in the area. Peak winds from the storm were estimated to be around 110 mph.
The tornado was very narrow and short-lived. The length of the damage path was just 246 yards long! While the width of the damage path was 25 yards wide. Even though the tornado was short-lived, it caused a significant amount of damage to structures on Short Track Drive in New Market.
Several homes experienced roof damage, with one home having significant roof damage. A pickup truck was tipped over. However, the lack of peripheral damage trees and powerlines was a factor in not rating the tornado higher.