A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Shelby County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 80 mph.
A tornado touched down in Alabaster near the intersection of US Highway 31 and County Road 66. The tornado traveled northeastward and crossed Interstate 65. The tornado lifted just after crossing County Road 52 near the fire station in Pelham. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. A few apartment complexes sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several fallen trees landed on homes and mobile homes. A large billboard was blown down and blocking the north bound lanes of Interstate 65. At its widest point, the tornado was 800 yards wide.