2 Tornadoes - May 23, 2009

 

A weak low pressure area moved into Mississippi from the Gulf of Mexico. Banding features associated with the low moved northward across Central Alabama and produced two weak tornadoes on Saturday, May 23.

 

Marbury Tornado - (Autauga County)
May 23, 2009 

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.33 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.6967/-86.4258
at 155 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.7003/-86.4306
at 155 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Autauga County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 75 mph.

The weak tornado touched down briefly just south of County Road 20 and traveled to the northwest for about a third of a mile before it lifted. Damage along the path included 4 hardwood trees uprooted and 1 softwood tree snapped and minor roof damage to an outbuilding.

 

 


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Halawaka Creek Tornado - (Lee County)
May 23, 2009
 

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
70-80 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
1.20 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.6743/-85.1374
at 459 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.6844/-85.1546
at 502 pm
 

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Lee County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds between 70 and 80 mph.

A weak tornado touched down in northeast Lee County on the south side of Halawaka Creek. Starting just to the west of Forest Road and traveling to the northwest, the tornado lifted after it crossed County Road 462 and crossed into the lake. Damage along the path included approximately 150 trees snapped or uprooted and several outbuildings with minor damage.

 

 


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Tree Damage
 


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