Straight Line Winds - January 5, 2007

An area of low pressure moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and tracked across Mississippi and Tennessee. A cold front eventually moved across Central Alabama during the daylight hours on January 5th.

Preceeding the cold front, a line of showers and thunderstorms developed and moved into western Alabama before sunrise. Thunderstorm wind damage occurred in several counties through 7 AM CST. Many trees were blown down as the maximum wind gusts were estimated between 50 and 70 mph. The thunderstorms exhibited some rotational characteristics aloft, but no tornadoes were confirmed with this event. The pictures below are from areas that experienced more concentrated damage. A Tornado Watch was posted for a large part of Central Alabama during this event.

Cherokee County near Leesburg

 

 

Cherokee Wind Damage
Mobile home damage
Cherokee Wind Damage
Mobile home damage
Cherokee Wind Damage
Mobile home damage
Cherokee Wind Damage
Mobile home damage
Cherokee Wind Damage
Tampoline went airborne
 

 

Lamar County near Vernon

 

 

Vernon Wind Damage
Roof Damage
Vernon Wind Damage
Minor Damage
 

 

Marion County near Hamilton

 

 

Hamilton Wind Damage
Minor Shingle Damage
Hamilton Wind Damage
Building Destroyed
 

 

Weather Data

 

 

Weather Data
Day 2 Convective Outlook Issued January 3
Weather data
Day 1 Convective Outlook Issued January 4
Weather Data
Surface Analysis 6 AM Janaury 5
Weather data
500 mb Analysis 6 AM January 5
Weather data
Storm Reports January 5
 

Preliminary Local Storm Report...Click Here


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