National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Anita EF-0 Tornado (Shelby County)
  June 22, 2017


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists found damage consistent with a tornado in western Shelby County along a gravel road extending north off of County Road 10. The tornado was short-lived and produced a very brief path of uprooted and snapped trees. An on-duty mine guard sitting immediately adjacent to the damage path witnessed a sudden increase in winds, near-zero visibility, and popping of his ears.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.27 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 NE Marvel
at 242 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 NE Marvel
at 243 pm





Reflectivity (right) and velocity (left) of the tornadic circulation as it touched down around 2:42 PM from KBMX radar.