Stafford Tornado...November 10, 2002

The third tornado of the evening in Alabama, the Stafford Tornado, moved into Pickens County from Mississippi, at 7:42 pm just north of Stafford. This tornado, rated an F1 in Alabama, stayed over mostly rural land downing trees. The path length in Alabama was 4.5 miles, and the width about 75 yards. No deaths or injuries were reported.

Tornado Watch Number 748 was issued at 4:35 pm. A Tornado Warning was issued for Pickens County at 7:19 pm.

Thumbnail images below link to full sized images. All photos were taken by National Weather Service personnel.

  Map of the damage path
Map of the damage path.

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