Samantha Tornado

A supercell thunderstorm spawned an F1 tornado near Lake Lurleen State Park, just northwest of Northport. The tornado began at 11:39 AM CST 10 miles northwest of Northport, just west of the intersection of Rue Road and CR 90. The tornado Click on image to view approximate track of tornado. ended at 11:41 am near Pole Bridge Creek. The tornado mainly snapped off trees along its path but a home suffered damage at the intersection of CR 90 and Rue Road. The home sustained major roof damage and had its front porch totally removed. A few outbuildings were also destroyed on this same property. No injuries were reported. Storm spotters followed this storm near Buhl and Elrod and reported a wall cloud and funnel cloud prior to the development of a tornado.

The tornado path was 2.0 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point.

A Tornado Watch was issued at 9:19 AM CST which included Tuscaloosa County. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Tuscaloosa County from 11:03 AM CST until 11:45 AM CST.

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Home damage and uprooted tree near the intersection of CR 90 and Rue Road. Click for a larger view! Home damage and uprooted tree near the intersection of CR 90 and Rue Road.
Front porch of home has been removed and roof has sustained major damage. Click for a larger view! Front porch of home has been removed and roof has sustained major damage.
Uprooted trees near the middle of the tornado path. Click for a larger view! Uprooted trees near the middle of the tornado path.

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