Graysville Tornado - Jefferson County
 3 Miles SSW of Adamsville - 2 Miles SSW Brookside
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed damage in central Jefferson County and have determined that the damage is consistent with an EF-2 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated to be 125 mph.

The tornado touched down near Oak Leaf Circle. It then traveled to the northeast where it snapped and uprooted dozens of trees along its path. The tornado intensified as it neared Cruce Road just south of Graysville. Here, approximately four manufactured homes sustained major damage with one being completely destroyed after it rolled several times. The tornado continued on its northeast path and snapped and uprooted hundreds of trees. As it neared Adamsville Parkway, two brick homes sustained damage from partial exterior wall collapse. Additionally, another manufactured home sustained damage. The tornado took a slight right turn as it crossed Interstate 22 near Cherry Avenue before it lifted along Brookside Cardiff Road near McCay Road.

EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
3 Injuries
Damage Path Length:
5.45 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1800 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.5856/-87.0055
at 1013 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.6284/-86.9323
at 1023 pm

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4-Panel Radar Imagery at tornado touch down. This imagery exhibits
a very quick forming strong rotational couplet, hook echo, and TDS as the tornado produced its worst damage.

 


7th Ave SE

8th Ave SE

3rd St SE

Cherry Ave

Fire Station2 Cherry Ave

Home on 3rd St SE

 

 

 


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