Shelby County Tornado - March 1, 2007

EF-1

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in western Shelby County. 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 along County Road 17, about 6 miles southwest of Alabaster. The tornado traveled northeastward for apporximately 3/4 of a mile and was 100 yards wide at its widest point. At least 15 large pine trees were snapped off along the short path. One home suffered major roof damage and a barn sustained roof damage. The tornado was on the ground from 556 PM CST to 557 PM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Shelby County from 538 PM CST valid until 630 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.

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Shelby Tornado
SRM Image at time of tornado. Notice the small scale rotation just west of the radar. The radar is the black dop at center.
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Reflectivity Image at time of tornado.
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Snapped trees along CR 17
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Tornado damage path map
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Trees snapped and uprooted
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Trees snapped
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Trees snapped
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Tree debris
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Trees snapped
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Preliminary Storm Reports for Entire Event
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Day 2 Outlook Issued 2/28
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Day 1 Outlook Issued 3/1
Barbour Tornado
6 AM Surface Analysis March 1
Barbour Tornado
6 AM 500mb Analysis March 1

 


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