Eutaw Tornado - Greene County - March 4th, 2008


EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
5.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.8316/-87.9191 at 1249 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.9095/-87.8915 at 1255 am
KMZ & KML Files :
KMZ | KML

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Greene County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 105 mph.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of US Highway 11 and County Road 135. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed County Road 12, County Road 131, State Highway 14, County Road 170 and Interstate 20 near mile marker 43. The tornado lifted before reaching County Road 167. At least twenty five homes received damage, one home was destroyed and four homes received major damage. Several hundred trees were either snapped off or blown down along the path. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

 

 

Damage Path Storm Relative Velocity Loop - This 4-panel imagery was taken from the Birmingham WSR-88D located toward the upper right of the frames. Starting in the top left and moving clockwise, the imagery looks progressively higher into the storm. Although there was no discernable velocity couplet (high inbound green next to a high outbound red), there was some indication of weak rotation near Eutaw. This was the feature that produced the tornado.


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