Marengo County F1 Tornado - May 10, 2006
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the storm damage that affected central Marengo County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale.
The tornado touched down at 2:44 PM CDT between State Highway 28 and the railroad tracks, just south of the Chickasaw Bogue. This location was approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Jefferson Station or 2.5 miles northwest of Linden. The tornado tracked southeastward and paralleled State Highway 28, then moved into Linden. The tornado dissipated at 2:48 PM CDT near the intersection of State Highway 28 and Shiloh Street in Linden.
Numerous trees and scattered power lines were blown along the path of the tornado. A large tree fell on a home and completely destroyed the homes garage doors. One large light post at a ball field was snapped off. One other home sustained minor roof damage. Flash Flooding also affected Linden. Several roadways were temporarily impassable due to high water and a few buildings suffered water damage.
The tornado damage path was 2.6 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point.
Special thanks go out to Jeff Laduron, Chief of the Linden Police Department, for his assistance in conducting the NWS Storm Survey.
Tornado Watch Number 335 was in effect from 145 PM until 900 PM CDT.
A Tornado Warning was in effect from 223 PM until 330 PM CDT.