St. Clair Springs Tornado - St. Clair County
August 25th, 2008

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point:
33.75/-86.38 at 1056 am
Approximate End Point:
33.79/-86.42 at 1106 am

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in St. Clair County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 90 mph. The total tornado damage path was 3.4 miles long and was 100 yards wide at its widest point.

The tornado touched down just northeast of the Saint Clair Correctional Facility. The tornado moved northwest and crossed State Highway 23 and Interstate 59, just to the east of the Intersection State Highway 23 and US Highway 11. A few structures had minor damage from fallen trees. Otherwise, damage was primarily snapped softwood trees along the path.





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