Winston - Cullman County Tornado - March 1, 2007

EF-2

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage near Arley. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds of 110-115 mph.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 41 and County Road 62, about 2 miles north of Arley. The tornado tracked northeastward, crossed Smith Lake, crossed County Road 77, and lifted just into Cullman County north of County Road 141. Several homes and barns were damaged along the path. One chicken house was totally destroyed and two others sustained major damage. Numerous trees were either uprooted or were snapped off. The tornado damage path was approximately 9.7 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from 345 PM CST until 357 PM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Winston County from 318 PM CST valid until 400 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.

Click on the images below for larger picture. For more information...go to the National Weather Service Huntsville web site...Here.

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

 

Winston - Cullman Tornado
KBMX Storm Relative Velocity Image when tornado is on the ground. The radar is located off the bottom of the picture. Green colors indicate wind toward the radar and red away.

Winston - Cullman Tornado
KBMX Reflectivity Image just before the tornado is on the ground...the storm appears to collapse as it approaches the touchdown point.
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Chicken house totally destroyed
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Tornado damage path map
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Another shot of the chicken house
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Significant roof damage
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Large portion of roof stripped of all material
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Home roof damage
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Same home roof damage
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Chicken house damage
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Another shot of the chicken house damage
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Yet another shot of the chicken house damage
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Aerial view of chicken houses
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Home damage on Smith Lake
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Smith Lake damage
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Smith Lake damage
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Day 2 Outlook Issued 2/28
Winston Tornado
Day 1 Outlook Issued 3/1
Russell-Lee Tornado
Preliminary Storm Reports for Entire Event
Barbour Tornado
6 AM Surface Analysis March 1
Barbour Tornado
6 AM 500mb Analysis March 1

 


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