Rainbow City (Etowah County) EF-0 Tornado
September 4th, 2011
 

 
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.7 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.9481/-86.0423 at 350 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.9577/-86.0463 at 351 pm

NWS meteorologists have confirmed an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 80 mph touched down in Rainbow City. 10 to 15 pine trees were snapped and a few hardwood trees were uprooted.  Several HVAC units were blown off the roof at the Rainbow City City Hall on U.S. Highway 411 and minor structure damage occurred at the Spring Lake Lodge Apartments. Path length was approximately 0.7 miles and maximum width was estimated at 50 yards.

 


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Radar Data 
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This is an image of the reflectivity data from KBMX as the circulation passed over Rainbow City at 350 pm.  Click to enlarge. This is an image of the storm relative velocity data from KBMX as the circulation passed over Rainbow City at 350 pm.  Click to enlarge.

 


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