Tornado Damage on October 1, 2012

Coosa County EF-0 Tornado

 
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
75-85 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.8089/-86.2405 at 447 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.8157/-86.2367 at 449 am
 
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage reports in Elmore and Coosa counties and determined that an EF-0 tornado caused damage in Coosa county. The damage in Elmore county was minimal and sparse, mainly in the form of fallen rotted trees. In Coosa county, the tornado initially touched down just east of County Road (CR) 45 south of Shady Grove church in a thin stand of trees between the road and a pasture. It proceeded to the north-northeast at about 30 mph, uprooting trees in a convergent pattern in the vicinity of Shady Grove cemetery. It uprooted 3 large pines as it crossed CR 14, then damaging a small barn and out buildings due to uprooted oak trees before moving into a heavily wooded area. Large hardwood trees were uprooted sporadically along the path, with one area of concentrated damage deep in the woods. The tornado then weakened rapidly and dissipated over wooded land before the thunderstorm crossed CR 8.

Special thanks to Mr. Rick Cardwell for his assistance in conducting this damage survey.


A Tornado Warning was in effect from 438 am until 515 am.

 
 


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Radar Data - Click to Enlarge 

Radar Image
This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KMXX at 449 am as the brief, weak tornado lifted near Pentonville.

Radar Image
This is an image of the 0.5 degree velocity (SRM) data from KMXX at 449 am as the brief, weak tornado lifted near Pentonville.

 

Storm Damage Images - Click to Enlarge

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Tree damage

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Tree damage causing damage to outbuildings

 

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