Preliminary Local Storm Reports
Thursday, March 26, 2009


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
352 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2009

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0320 AM     TORNADO          3 WNW ASHCRAFT CORNER   33.54N 87.95W
03/26/2009  F1               LAMAR              AL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A STORM SURVEY BY NWS EMPLOYEES CONFIRMED THAT AN EF1
            TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN PORTION
            OF LAMAR COUNTY AND TRAVELED NORTHEASTWARD UNTIL LIFTING
            IN FAYETTE COUNTY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA
            HIGHWAY 159 AND SUMMERS ROAD. TWO HOMES WERE DAMAGED, ONE
            BUSINESS WAS DAMAGED AND FIVE OUTBUILDINGS WERE EITHER
            DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 100 MPH,
            THE PATH LENGTH WAS 3 1/3 MILES AND WAS 100 YARDS WIDE AT
            ITS WIDEST POINT.

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SW FAYETTE            33.63N 87.91W
03/26/2009                   FAYETTE            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOME ON BRAZAEL RD AND ANOTHER HOME
            ON JUNKINS RD...EXTENT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN AT THIS
            TIME...CORRECTED FOR LOCATION.

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE WARD              32.39N 88.26W
03/26/2009                   SUMTER             AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREES DOWN AND CR 9 NEAR THE MISSION COMMUNITY...WINDS
            ESTIMATED 50 MPH.

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE WARD              32.39N 88.26W
03/26/2009                   SUMTER             AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREES DOWN ON CR 9 NEAR THE MISSION COMMUNITY...WINDS
            ESTIMATED 50 MPH.

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE WARD              32.39N 88.26W
03/26/2009                   SUMTER             AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREES DOWN ON CR 9 NEAR THE MISSION COMMUNITY...WINDS
            ESTIMATED 50 MPH.

0407 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S OAKMAN              33.68N 87.39W
03/26/2009                   WALKER             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 69 NEAR BLUE WATER TRACE RD.

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PARRISH                 33.73N 87.28W
03/26/2009                   WALKER             AL   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN ON POWERLINES CAUSING POWER OUTAGES IN THE
            CITY.

0435 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 SSE ALTOONA           34.00N 86.32W
03/26/2009                   ETOWAH             AL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREES AND POWERLINES REPORTED DOWN ON WARRIOR VALLEY RD
            AND MOODY CHAPEL RD...TIME ESTIMATED.

0450 AM     TORNADO          3 SW ALABASTER          33.21N 86.86W
03/26/2009  F0               SHELBY             AL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.THREE HOMES DAMAGED
            FROM FALLING TREES.

0505 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 N CALERA              33.13N 86.75W
03/26/2009  E55.00 MPH       SHELBY             AL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            LARGE MOVEABLE AGGREGATE CONVEYOR BELT SYSTEM PUSHED PAST
            EMERGENCY STOP CAUSING SUPERSTRUCTURE TO BUCKLE AND
            COLLAPSE.

0505 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HELENA                  33.29N 86.85W
03/26/2009                   SHELBY             AL   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN BLOCKING ROY DR AND WAGE ST.

0506 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ALABASTER               33.25N 86.82W
03/26/2009                   SHELBY             AL   NWS EMPLOYEE

            A STORM SURVEY BY NWS EMPLOYEES CONFIRMED THAT A EF0
            TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF KENT DAIRY
            ROAD AND COUNTY ROAD 17 JUST NORTH OF THE TOWN OF
            MAYLENE. THE TORNADO TRAVELED EASTWARD CREATING SPORADIC
            DAMAGE UNTIL IT LIFTED JUST EAST OF INTERSTATE 65.
            NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AND THREE HOMES
            WERE DAMAGED FROM FALLEN TREES. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT
            75 MPH, THE PATH LENGTH WAS 3 3/4 MILES AND THE PATH
            WIDTH WAS 35 YARDS AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

0512 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ALABASTER               33.25N 86.82W
03/26/2009                   SHELBY             AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN ON MOBILE HOME ON 5TH AVE SE.

0520 AM     HAIL             6 NNW CHELSEA           33.40N 86.67W
03/26/2009  E0.25 INCH       SHELBY             AL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORTED IN THE EAGLE POINT COMMUNITY.

0525 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BIRMINGHAM              33.53N 86.80W
03/26/2009                   JEFFERSON          AL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            18 WHEELER OVERTURNED ON INTERSTATE 65 IN
            DOWNTOWN...WINDS ESTIMATED 50 TO 55 MPH.

0544 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SE GADSDEN            33.99N 85.99W
03/26/2009                   ETOWAH             AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ON GARMON RD...WHORTEN BEND
            RD...AND RIVER CLIFF DR.

0548 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ESE GADSDEN           34.01N 86.00W
03/26/2009                   ETOWAH             AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ON E CHERRY ST.


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