Marvel (Bibb & Shelby Counties) EF-1 Tornado
April 27, 2011
 

 
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
5.41 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards 
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.1169/-87.0081 at 732 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.1560/-86.9274 at 738 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage near Marvel extending from far northeast Bibb County into extreme southwest Shelby County. It was determined that this was a continuation of the Wateroak supercell and that the damage was a result of an EF-1 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated around 105 mph. The tornado touched down in northeast Bibb County in a forrested area just west of the intersection of County Roads 65 and 10. It then traveled northeast snapping off dozens off pine trees. The tornado lifted in a grassy field just north of County Road 10 in Shelby County, between Blossom Street and Springbrook Lane. The damage path was 5.41 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point.

A Tornado Warning was in effect from 707 pm until 8 pm for Bibb and Shelby Counties.

 


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 Radar Data
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This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KBMX at 731 pm of the circulation just before it crossed into Shelby County.
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This is an image of the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity (SRM) data from KBMX at 731 pm of the circulation just before it crossed into Shelby County. Click to enlarge.

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