Cullman & Blount Counties Severe Weather
Severe thunderstorms developed and moved across parts of south Cullman County and continued into Blount County on May 24, 2001. The storms occurred from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CDT. Reports of hail covering the ground were received after the passage of these storms. Move your mouse over an image to view a description or read it below the table. The images shown here are smaller versions of the images taken of the severe weather damage. Clicking on an image will display a larger version of the smaller image displayed on this page.
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The photo on the right was taken by Weldon Faust from his house just north of Rosa looking north. Off in the distance is a weak tornado, F0 - winds speeds of 40 to 72 mph. Time of the event was estimated to be from 7:02 to about 7:04 pm. Based on terrain, it appears the tornado was in the Locust Fork river valley. No property damage was reported in this area. Clicking on the image will display a larger version.
Survey by Brian Peters and Kevin Pence. Photos takes by Brian Peters and Kevin Pence unless otherwise noted. Special thanks is extended to the Blounty County Emergency Management Agency for some of the images used on this page.