Jefferson County Tornado
October 26, 2010

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80-90 mph
One Injury
Damage Path Length:
4.3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
910 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
917 pm

The tornado initially touched down approximately 3.5 miles northeast of the Birmingham airport near L.M. Smith Middle School and traveled northeast crossing Huffman Road, Center Point Parkway, Old Springville Road and Brewster Road. The tornado dissipated just south of the Grayson Valley Country Club. Numerous homes received minor roof damage with 25-50 large trees uprooted or snapped. Damage to structures was spotty mainly due to trees falling down. While most damage was limited to siding and roofing, three homes received major damage.




 reflectivity  velocity
The above radar loops are from KBMX between 9:06 pm and 9:23 pm, or the life cycle of the tornado.  On the left is the reflectivity and on the right is the storm relative velocity, both at 0.5 degrees. Click to enlarge.



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Tree Fallen on Home 
 damage Tree Fallen on Home
Tree Fallen on Home
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