Shelby County Tornado - March 1, 2007
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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