Alabama Tornado Database


1939 Tornado Occurrences (14)
Tornado # in Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
14 1939 4 17 0635 Cleburne F2 1.0 150 0 16 Ranburne
At least a half dozen homes were destroyed and another half dozen damaged. Three of the injuries were serious.
13 1939 4 17 0200 Tuscaloosa F2 10.0 0 0 2 5.0 W Northport-3.0 NW Northport
At least 12 farms were damaged and at least one home was destroyed.
12 1939 4 17 0115 Greene F3 2.0 200 1 2 Boligee
One woman was killed in a home. Several homes and a store were either damaged or destroyed.
11 1939 4 11 1200 Madison-Marshall F2 4.0 100 1 11 5 SW Woodville
Several small homes and a mill were destroyed along the Paint Rock River. One man was killed as he took cover in the mill. Several injuries occurred in homes.
10 1939 4 11 1145 Shelby F2 2.0 100 0 7 Montevallo
Three large homes were destroyed, two churches destroyed, and at least 20 homes damaged.
9 1939 3 30 0600 Escambia F2 NA 50 0 7 East Brewton
5 homes and a store were heavily damaged.
8 1939 3 30 0600 Pike F2 NA 50 0 4 6.0 SE Troy
Two small homes and a store were destroyed in the Langdale community.
7 1939 2 20 0100 Clay F2 1.0 0 1 9 Near Cragford
One man was killed in a home. Several others in the same home were injured, a few critically. The damage was in the New Harmony community.
6 1939 2 15 0006 Jefferson F2 1.0 0 1 4 Pinson
Three homes were destroyed in town and one man was killed. Many other structures were damaged.
5 1939 2 15 0006 Limestone F2 NA 0 1 0 Tanner
One woman was killed when she was taking shelter.
4 1939 2 14 1900 Pickens F2 15.0 200 0 10 Aliceville-Carrollton
Six homes and businesses were unroofed and many homes were nearly leveled on the south side of Carrollton.
3 1939 2 14 1200 Lamar F2 NA 100 0 3 Beaverton
Two homes were destroyed.
2 1939 1 29 1630 Tuscaloosa F2 6.0 200 0 11 Coker
One school was leveled. Five people were injured in one home and six in another. Trees were blown down for miles.
1 1939 1 29 1600 Shelby-Talladega F2 20.0 100 0 7 Columbiana-Childersburg
Six homes were damaged. One school and several homes were unroofed.


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