January 11, 1885 Tornadoes


Five documented , strong to violent tornadoes stuck Alabama during the evening hours of January 11, 1885.

These tornadoes affected at least 15 separate counties across the state from approximately 5 pm until after 11 pm.

Monthly Weather Review Article

Location/Clickable Detailed Summary Link
Damage Rating/Estimated Maximum Wind Speeds
Injuries/Fatalities
Damage Path Length/Width
Starting Point/Time
Ending Point/Time
F-3
25 Injured - 1 Fatality
40 Miles/  880 Yards 
5 WNW Vernon 500 pm
N Carbon Hill
F-4
20 Injured - At Least 2 Fatalities
80 Miles/ 500 Yards
SW Boligee at 630 pm
East of Jemison at Coosa River
F-2
20 Injured - 3 Fatalities
60 miles/ 600 Yards
S Good Hope at 700 pm
Near Collinsville

F-3

20 Injured - 2 Fatalities
60 miles/ 1000 Yards 
Coosa River near Marble Valley at 915 pm
NE Roanoke

F-3

5 Injured - 1 Fatality
10.6 miles 
4.5 SE Tuskegee at 1100 pm
5.6 NW Society Hill

 

 

 

Severe Weather Episode Data

 

Surface Analysis
Surface Analysis
Jan 11th 7 am
Courtesy NOAA Central Library

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