Fox Valley Tornado - Shelby County
March 25, 2010


EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
2.75 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.2391/-86.8670
at 702 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.2538/-86.8230
at 707 pm

The tornado first touched down at approximately 702 pm on Fox Valley Road in Maylene, where it tossed trampolines and snapped at few small trees. The tornado traveled northeast crossing Shelby County Road 17 just south of the intersection of CR 17 and 1st Ave W. 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 of one home and another home received significant roof damage and had the garage door blown out. Two mature cedar trees were also snapped at this location. The tornado weakened rapidly and continued to produce minor damage as it crossed through the Navajo Trail Subdivision. The last bits of minor roof and fence damage were in the Greenfield Subdivision off of Industrial Park Drive in Alabaster.

For pictures of the tornado, click here.

 

 

Reflectivity

 


The top image is a 0.5 degree reflectivity loop and the bottom image is a storm relative velocity loop. The green indicates wind blowing toward the radar while red indicates wind blowing away from the radar.

 

Velocity

 

 

 


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