Blount-Marshall-Dekalb County Tornado
(data for Blount County portion only)
  
April 24, 2010


EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.91 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
34.1917/-86.4146 at 959 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
34.1950/-86.3991 at 1002 pm (crossed into Marshall County)

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Blount County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. Within Blount County, the tornado caused EF-1 damage on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph.  This tornado would continue on into Marshall and Dekalb Counties, causing substantial damage in the Albertville and Geraldine communities.

The tornado formed 4 miles northeast of Brooksville and tracked northeastward. It was on the ground for less than a mile, before moving acorss the county line into Marshall County just west of the intersection of Panky Lane and Nixon Chapel Road. Within Blount County, two structures were damaged and hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted.  One mobile home was moved off its foundation and also damaged by fallen trees.  One barn was destroyed, and one SUV was heavily damaged by a fallen tree.

 

   

 

 

The top image is the 0.5 degree reflectivity data and the bottom image is the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity data of the lifespan of the storm.  This is the beginning of the storm that tracked into Marshall county and eventually created EF4 damage in Albertville.   The radar imagery is from KBMX in Calera, AL.
 

 

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