On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down during the evening of Thursday, March 25th, on the northwest side of Taylorsville in southern Bartow County.
They rated the tornado as an EF1 with an estimated peak wind of 95 miles per hour. The path was 1.68 miles long and 125 yards wide and lasted about two minutes.
The tornado uprooted trees near the old Taylorsville Elementary School along Euharlee Street. A large tree fell onto a small cabin on the eastern side of the road. The tornado continued across an open field where it flipped an extensive center pivot irrigation system.
The tornado then hit a tree line along Euharlee Creek, where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. The storm continued east-northeast along the creek. It continued to crack and uproot trees before lifting as it approached Old Alabama Road.
Radar data suggests the storm that produced this tornado was anticyclonic, which sometimes happens in unstable environments. However, it is rare for such storms to produce tornadoes. However, in this case, it did create one briefly.
The National Weather Service is still analyzing the other storm, which occurred around 11:55 p.m. north of Cartersville in Bartow County.