Oak Grove (Tuscaloosa/Jefferson) EF-2 Tornado
January 23rd, 2012

 
EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
130 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
1 Injury/1 Fatality
Damage Path Length:
13.13 miles
Maximum Path Width:
880 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.4316/-87.3071 at 309 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.5290/-87.1405 at 327 am
 

National Weather Service meteorologists have surveyed the damage just east of the Black Warrior River near the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County line. The damage was the result of an EF-2 tornado. The tornado touched down 1 mile west of Groundhog Road. The tornado then moved northeast across Lock 17 Road, Camp Oliver Road, and Toadvine Road. The tornado lifted along Toadvine Road just southwest of Short Creek. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the damage path. One fatality occurred along Toadvine Road where a mobile home was totally destroyed. Several other structures received varying degrees of damage along the path.

 
 


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Radar Data 

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This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KBMX at 922 am as the tornado neared Oak Grove.
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Radar Image
This is an image of the 0.5 degree velocity (SRM) data from KBMX at 922 am as the tornado neared Oak Grove.
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Tree Damage

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Structure damage

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Structure Damage

 

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