HancevilleTornado-
Blount - Cullman Counties
February 5, 1909


F3
Estimated Maximum Wind:
NA
Injuries/Fatalities:
25 Injured / 3 Fatalities
Damage Path Length:
9 miles
Maximum Path Width:
80 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 SW Hanceville / 115 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
7 E Hanceville
Notes:
None

Lowndes - Montgomery Counties Tornado-
February 5, 1909



F2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
NA
Injuries/Fatalities:
40 Injured / 3 Fatalities
Damage Path Length:
10 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3 SW Burkville / 440 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
9 W Montgomery
Notes:
None

The first tornado of the day began a few miles southwest of Hanceville and lasted but a few moments. The tornado cloud is described as having the appearance of a slender white column. Its path extended from southwest to northeast and averaged 80 yards wide.

The second tornado began about 3 miles southwest of Burkville around 430 pm. The tornado extended 10 miles into Montgomery County. It also was accompanied by a funnel shaped cloud. The average width was 150 yards. At least six small frame homes were destroyed near Burkville. At Stone's Plantation about 9 miles west of Montgomery, at least eight homes and numerous farm implements were destroyed.  The tin roof of a home on Stone's Plantation was ripped off a wrapped around a tree. Two bales of cotton, bound with 6 metal ties each, were torn to pieces and scattered some distance to the northeast. A large manure spreader weighingover 1000 lbs was broken up and some pieces carried a distance away.

This article courtesy of the Google Digitization Project,   Monthly Weather Review March 1909 Page 111, and Mr. F. P. Chaffee.

 

 


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