Jefferson County Tornado - March 1, 2007

EF-1

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in Adamsville. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds of 105 mph.

A tornado touched down in the Adamsville community. The tornado started near Abbey Road and tracked northeastward. The tornado then lifted about 100 yards north of US Highway 78 near Solomon Street. Dozens of trees were either uprooted or snapped off. Many trees fell on homes and caused significant structural damage. One home had a large portion of its roof lifted off. The tornado damage path was approximately 1 mile long and 400 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from 406 PM CST until 408 PM CST. All of central Alabama was outlooked for a High Risk of Severe Thunderstorms including the chance of violent tornadoes. A Tornado Watch was valid from 730 AM CST until 8 PM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 313 PM CST valid until 415 PM CST.

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The National Weather Service would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, the Alabama State Troopers and the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency for providing support during the storm survey process.

 

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KBMX reflectivity image near the time of touchdown
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KBMX Storm Relative Velocity Image near the time of touchdown.
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Significant tree debris
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Tornado damage path map
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Large tree on home
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Trees fallen on home
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More trees on home
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Large area of roof torn off
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Adamsville damage
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Aerial view of damage
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Aerial view
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Aerial view
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Day 2 Outlook Issued 2/28
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Day 1 Outlook Issued 3/1
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Preliminary Storm Reports for Entire Event
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Aerial Photo
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Aerial view
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Aerial view
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6 AM Surface Analysis March 1
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6 AM 500mb Analysis March 1

 


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