Verbena (Chilton County) EF-0 Tornado
April 27, 2011
 

 
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
1 Injury
Damage Path Length:
1.91 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards 
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.7759/-86.5429 at 948 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.7857/-86.5122 at 950 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across southeastern Chilton County near Verbena and determined it was caused by a brief EF-0 tornado. This tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of US Hwy 31 and CR 24, just northwest of Verbena and uprooted a few oak trees. The tornado moved northeast, and crossed CR 597 where it damaged a metal carport of one single family home and the roof of a mobile home. In addition, many trees were knocked down in a 50 yd wide path. The tornado quickly dissipated along CR 59, south of CR 24. Damage along this path was consistent with an EF-0 rating and winds of 80 mph.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for Chilton County from 903 pm until 1000 pm. 

 


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 Radar Data
Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KBMX at 949 pm as the circulation passed just north of Verbena.
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Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity data from KBMX at 949 pm as the circulation passed just north of Verbena.
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