Rogersville Camp Tornado - Pickens County
May 6, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.00 miles
Maximum Path Width:
300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 820 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 822 am

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Pickens County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 90 mph.

A tornado touched down along the Tombigbee River basin near the Rogersville Camp area. The tornado tracked northeastward for about a mile before it lifted. Several trees were snapped off and several tops of trees were taken off along the path. Some of the fallen trees landed on trailers and caused varying degrees of damage. The damage path was about one mile long and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. A special thanks to the Pickens County Emergency Management Agency for help evaluating and collecting the assessment information.





The top image is a KGWX 0.5 degree reflectivity loop. The bottom image is a KGWX 0.5 degree storm relative velocity loop. The green indicates wind blowing toward the radar while red indicates wind blowing away from the radar. The broken line of thunderstorms exhibits several areas of rotation and convergence through its life cycle. The tornado develops near a break in the line near Pickensville. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.