Alabama Tornado Database

1952 Summary



1952 Tornado Occurrences (11)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
11 1952 5 10 0900 Fayette F1 0.25 50 0 0 Fayette-Bankston
Windows were broken and trees were downed. Limited questionable data.
Start: 33.7300/-87.7500
End: 33.7300/-87.7500
10 1952 5 10 0900 Fayette F1 0.25 50 0 0 Fayette
Trees and buildings were damaged. Limited questionable data.
Start: 33.7300/-87.7500
End: 33.7300/-87.7500
9 1952 5 10 0900 Fayette F1 0.25 50 0 0 Covin-Fayette
Utility poles and buildings damaged. Some homes were destroyed near Fayette. Limited questionable data.
Start: 33.7300/-87.7500
End: 33.7300/-87.7500
8 1952 4 4 0620 Mobile F1 0.20 200 0 2 SW Airport Station
Brief touchdown about one mile southwest of Airport Station. No damage reported.
Start: 30.7000/-88.2800
End: 30.7000/-88.2800
7 1952 3 22 1500 Morgan-Madison

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F4 21.6 100 4 50 Massey-W Falkville-Hartselle-Winston-Redstone Arsenal
At least 35 homes were destroyed. An elderly couple was killed at Plainview and there were deaths west of Falkville and Winston.
Start: 34.6000/-87.0000
End: 34.6800/-86.6300
6 1952 3 3 1310 Pickens F3 3.3 440 0 6 Near Gordo
73 frame buildings were destroyed and 52 buildings were damaged. Numerous trees and utility poles were blown down.
Start: 33.3300/-87.9000
End: 33.3700/-87.8700
5 1952 2 29 1700 DeKalb

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F3 3.3 400 0 12  Near Fort Payne
Tornado moved northeast on the west side of town. 13 homes were destroyed and at least 20 more homes were damaged.
Start: 34.5000/-85.7000
End: 34.5300/-85.6700
4 1952 2 13 2130 Jefferson F3 15.0
200 1 26 Shady Grove-Adamsville-Graysville-Pinson
9 homes and 17 buildings were destroyed. 55 homes and 54 buildings were damaged. The tornado scattered debris for hundreds of yards.
Start: 33.6000/-86.9300
End: 33.6900/-86.6900
3 1952 2 13 2030 Blount-Cullman F1 6.0 400 0 6 Garden City - 6 NE Garden City
Moved northeast from Garden City. At least 62 homes suffered damaged or were destroyed. Tornado may have gone as far as Snead.
Start: 34.0200/-86.7500
End: 34.0700/-86.6700
2 1952 2 13 2000 Fayette-Tuscaloosa F3 5.6 100 1 14 New Lexington - 4 SE Bankston
  At least 2 homes were destroyed and 7 homes were damaged around the New Lexington area. 8 homes were damaged or destroyed n Fayette County.
Start: 33.5700/-87.6700
End: 33.6200/-87.6200
1 1952 1 22 0900 Tallapoosa F1 0.1 10 0 0 S Alexander City
Destroyed 9 buildings at Alexander City. The tornado moved northeast on the south edge of town. The damage path may have been longer.
Start: 32.9200/-85.9700
End: 32.9200/-85.9700

 


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