8 Confirmed Tornadoes - May 6, 2009


Event Summary for Central Alabama

A line of thunderstorms moved through Central Alabama on Wednesday May 6th. The broken line of storms exhibited brief small rotations that produced some short lived tornadoes. At this time...8 tornadoes have been confirmed in the following counties; Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Blount.

Our thoughts will be with all those whose lives were impacted by these storms.  

 

Location/Clickable Detailed Summary Link
Damage Rating/Estimated Maximum Wind Speeds
Injuries/Fatalities
Damage Path Length/Width
Starting Point/Time
Ending Point/Time
EF-1
90 mph
None
1.00 miles
300 yards
33.1800/-88.2725
820 am
33.1883/-88.2584
822 am
EF-1
90 mph
None
1.35 miles
100 yards
33.2671/-88.0963
831 am
33.2689/-88.0732
833 am
EF-1
90 mph
None
0.48 miles
100 yards
33.4790/-87.6438
848 am
33.4802/-87.6353
848 am
EF-1
90 mph
None
0.23 miles
100 yards
33.2887/-87.7031
857 am
33.2895/-87.6992
857 am
EF-0
70-80 mph
None
3.35 miles
200 yards
33.8333/-87.2429
911 am
33.8436/-87.1858
913 am
EF-1
90 mph
None
1.03 miles
300 yards
33.7581/-87.1903
920 am
33.7615/-87.1728
922 am
EF-0
85 mph
None
0.25 miles
75 yards
33.9070/-87.1027
924 am
33.9079/-87.0988
924 am
EF-0
70-80 mph
None
0.05 miles
30 yards
33.9017/-86.8938
945 am
33.9017/-86.8938
945 am

 

Preliminary Local Storm Reports
Public Information Statement

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect from 405 am CDT until 1000 am CDT.
Tornado Watch was in effect from 930 am CDT until 600 pm CDT.


Severe Weather Episode Data

 

surface analysis
Surface Analysis
May 6th 7 am
500 mb analysis
500 mb Chart
May 6th 7 am
day2
Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook
Issued May 5th
day2
Day 2 Probabilistic Outlook
Issued May 5th
5/3
Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook
Issued May 6th
5/3
Day 1 ProbabilisticOutlook
Issued May 6th
5/3
Severe Weather Reports
May 6th
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06/12z Raob
Courtesy of University of Wyoming

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