Tornado Event - March 25, 2010

 

 

Multiple supercell thunderstorms developed thursday evening which resulted in two confirmed tornado touchdowns.

Shelby County

Event Date: March 25, 2010
Event Type: EF-1 Tornado
Estimated Peak winds: (mph): 90 mph
Injuries/Fatalities: None
Event start location & time: 33.239071, - 86.867007 @ 7:02 PM
Event end location & time: 33.253754, - 86.822974 @ 7:07 PM
Damage path length (in miles): 2.75 miles
Damage path width (in yards): 100 yards
Warnings: A Tornado Warning was in effect from 7:01 PM until 7:30 PM
Watches: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect from 3:20 PM until 7:00 PM

The tornado first touched down at approximately 7:02 pm on Fox Valley
Road in Maylene where it tossed trampolines and snapped a few small trees. The tornado traveled northeast crossing Shelby County Road 17, just south of the intersection of County Road 17 and 1st Ave West. It then struck Fox Valley Apartments and moved into the Stoney Meadow subdivision where several homes received minor to substantial roof damage. The most significant damage occurred on Rock View Trail where siding was stripped off one home. Other significant roof damage occurred to another house, with garage door blown out at another residence. Two mature cedar trees were also snapped at this location. The tornado weakened rapidly and continued to produce minor to minimal damage as it crossed through the Navajo Trail subdivision. The last bits of minor roof and fence damage were in the Greenfield subdivision off Industrial Park Drive in Alabaster.

 

Chilton County

Event Date: March 25, 2010
Event Type: EF-1 Tornado
Estimated Peak winds: (mph): 95 mph
Injuries/Fatalities: None
Event start location & time: 32.84717, -86.68140 @ 7:59 PM
Event end location & time: 32.85533, -86.63510 @ 8:05 PM
Damage path length (in miles): 2.76 miles
Damage path width (in yards): 200 yards
Warnings: A Tornado Warning was in effect from 7:55 PM until 8:30 PM.

Five structures damaged, consisting of mostly minor shingle damage
to roofs. Other structures included one garage and one gazebo. One large storage building was totally destroyed with debris scattered nearly 1.5 miles downstream. Eight to ten hardwood trees were uprooted and six to nine smaller hard and softwood trees snapped. The tornado was on the ground for about 6 minutes.

  


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