Ward EF-0 Tornado & Wind Damage
April 24, 2010


Rating:
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.10 miles
Maximum Path Width:
30 yards
Approximate Start-End Point/Time:
32.3645/-88.2842 at 1044 am

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Sumter County. It has been determined the damage was the result of both a tornado and straight line winds. 

Straight line winds caused a swath of damage through Sumter County. Along with these straight line winds, a brief tornado touchdown was reported near the intersection of CR 16 and CR10. A path of sporadic tree damage, as well as minor damage to the roof of a home in Ward occured as a result of these straight line winds. A woman was trapped in her vehicle because of falling trees near AL17 and CR 42. No damage that occured was directly related to the tornado. Straight line winds were estimated to be around 80 mph and the width of the damage path was 1000 yds at its widest point.

 

 

Reflectivity

 

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.  It traversed Sumter, Marengo, Greene and Hale counties.  The radar imagery is from KBMX in Calera, AL.
 

Storm Relative Velocity

 

 

 

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