Berry (Fayette County) EF-1 Tornado
April 27, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
4 Injuries
Damage Path Length:
7.28 miles
Maximum Path Width:
176 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.6325/-87.6488 at 503 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.6943/-87.5462 at 511 am

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across southeastern Fayette County. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. Winds were estimated at 100 mph. A tornado developed along a Quasi-Linear Convective System. It touched down in southeast Fayette County southwest of Berry, east of AL Hwy 13, along AL Hwy 18. This tornado maintained a small path width that averaged around 0.10 mile (176 yds). The tornado track paralleled AL Hwy 13 where it damaged several barns and knocked down many trees. The tornado moved through downtown Berry, where numerous businesses and homes sustained roof and wall damage. The damage was consistent with an EF1 rating and winds of 100 mph. As the tornado moved northeast of town, it weakened and dissipated near AL Hwy 18 and Simmons Rd.


 Radar Data & Storm Damage Pics
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This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KGWX at 454 am as the circulation crossed over the Berry area.  Click to enlarge. This is an image of the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity (SRM) data from KGWX at 454 am as the circulation crossed over the Berry area. Click to enlarge.
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Gas Station Damage. Click to enlarge. Pile of tree debris. Click to enlarge. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.