Alabama Tornado Database

1953 Summary



1953 Tornado Occurrences (22) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
22 1953 12 6 0800 Henry F2 2.0 10 0 1 Headland
At least 15 homes were destroyed.
Start: 31.34/-85.35
End: 31.36/-85.33
21 1953 12 6 0700 Henry F1 0.1 10 0 4 NW Headland
Brief touchdown occurred in the Napier Field vicinity about 10 miles north of Dothan. No damage reported.
Start: 31.38/-85.40
End: 31.38/-85.40
20 1953 5 4 1900 Jefferson F0 0.1  10 0 0 Near Bessemer
Spotters observed tornado touchdown in a rural area along the Warrior River. Little or no damage reported.
Start: 33.40/-86.97
End: 33.40/-86.97
19
1953 5 4 1830 Marion F1 0.2 67  0 2 Near Winfield
1 home and 5 other buildings were destroyed.
Start: 33.92/-87.82
End: 33.92/-87.82
18 1953 5 1 2000 Choctaw F4 10.0
200 2 3 1 S Riderwood-2 N Lisman
2 homes were disintegrated at Yantley. Debris was thrown over a half mile.
Start: 32.10/-88.33
End: 32.32/-88.28

17 1953 5 1 2000 Jefferson F1 0.1  10 0 0 Trussville
5 homes were destroyed, 1 other building destroyed, and 1 other building damaged.
Start: 33.62/-86.62
End: 33.62/-86.62
16 1953 5 1 1930 Clay F4 12.1  440 7 12 N Millerville-S Lineville
19 homes destroyed and 50 homes damaged. 36 other buildings were destroyed and 57 other buildings were damaged. Numerous chickens were killed and stripped of their feathers.
Start: 33.22/-85.93
End: 33.30/-85.75
15 1953 5 1 1715 Chilton F2 1.5 100 0 2 4 S Calera - Minooka
3 homes and 6 barns were destroyed. 5 homes were damaged. The damage occurred in and near the Minooka Community.
Start: 33.05/-86.77
End: 33.05/-86.75
14 1953 4 18 1700 Lee-Russell

Continued into Georgia
F3
(F3)
34.7
(39.8)
200
(400)
6
(8)
195
(495)
Near Loachapoka - Phenix City
At least 50 homes were destroyed. 4 people died near Smiths in a small home. One person died near Phenix City.
Start: 32.60/-85.58
End: 32.50/-85.00
13 1953 4 12 0340 Blount F1 0.5 100 0 0 2 SSW Hayden
Damaged occurred in a rural area. One building was destroyed and 2 were damaged.
Start: 33.85/-86.77
End: 33.85/-86.77
12 1953 4 6 1545 Jefferson F3 0.5 37  0 12 Bessemer
2 outbuildings destroyed and a few others damaged in McAdory.
Start: 33.32/-87.00
End: 33.32/-87.00
11 1953 3 22 1900 Lauderdale F2 1.0 200 0 0 6 W Florence
One church was destroyed and several buildings were damaged. A few hangars were damaged and 2 light aircraft were damaged at the Sky Harbor Airport.
Start: 34.85/-87.62
End: 34.85/-87.62
10 1953 3 18 1422 Mobile F2 0.1 10 0 2 Mobile
At least 7 homes were damaged on the south side of Mobile in the Crichton area.
Start: 30.70/-88.12
End: 30.70/-88.12
9 1953 2 20 1900 Franklin F2 7.1 220  0 6 Vina-N Dempsey
6 Homes were unroofed and an additional 75 buildings were either damaged or destroyed.
Start: 34.38/87.07
End: 34.42/-87.95
8 1953 2 20 1645 Walker F2 0.7 100  0 1 Macedonia
5 homes and 27 buildings were destroyed. 2 homes and 3 buildings damaged. This occurred in the Macedonia Community NNW of Jasper.
Start: 33.93/-87.37
End: 33.93
/-87.37
7 1953 2 20 1630 Marion F2 0.5 300  0 2 Near Winfield
7 homes were destroyed and 5 were damaged. 11 other buildings were  destroyed and 2 others were damaged.
Start: 33.95/-87.80
End: 33.95/-87.80
6 1953 2 20 1610 Colbert F3 0.1 20 1 Wheeler Mountain - SW Tuscumbia
The tornado moved northeast SW of Tuscumbia. A woman was killed and her husband and 6 children were injured in a farm house. The farm house was thrown over 100 feet. 6 additional homes were damaged.
Start: 34.70/-87.70
End: 34.70/-87.70
5 1953 1 23 0500 Washington-Clarke F3 6.5 300  0 1 St. Stephens-Jackson
3 homes were destroyed near the Warrior-Tombigbee Locks. 9 barns and outbuildings were also destroyed.
Start: 31.53/-88.00
End: 31.57/-87.90
4 1953 1 20 1630 Blount F0 0.1  10 0 1 ENE Blountsville
No details of the tornado damage were available.
Start: 34.10/-86.50
End: 34.10/-86.50
3 1953 1 20 1500 Walker F3 1.5 50 0 0 Near Cordova
Several homes were severely damaged. Several outbuildings and barns were destroyed.
Start: 33.80/-87.24
End: 33.82/-87.22
2 1953 1 8 0710 Talladega F2 3.0 867  0 0 Talladega
Roofs on 23 structures were damaged. Trees were blown across telephone and power lines. The storm crossed Talladega from southwest to northeast.
Start: 33.42/-86.12
End: 33.45/-86.08
1 1953 1 8 0630 Dallas F1 0.5 167  0 0 12 N Selma
1 home was destroyed and 1 home was damaged in the Valley Creek Community near Paul Grist State Park. 1 garage collapsed on an automobile.
Start: 32.62/-86.98
End: 32.62/-86.98

 


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