Alabama Tornado Database

1959 Summary


1959 Tornado Occurrences (8)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
8 1959 7 1 1240 Dallas F2 0.1 50 0 3 2.5 E Selma
A tornado touched down along US Highway 80 east of Selma. One masonry building was partially destroyed and several other buildings were slightly damaged. Two persons injured when the building walls collapsed and one 1 person was injured by flying debris. The tornado moved east to west.
Start: 32.42/-87.00
End: 32.42/-87.00
7 1959 5 20 2030 Dallas F1 0.1  200 0 0 Selma
The tornado formed briefly and caused minor damage to barn and service station. The tornado path was from southwest to northeast. This tornado was observed by witnesses.
Start: 32.40/-87.10
End: 32.40/-87.10
6 1959 5 12 1330 Jefferson F3 8.6 440 0 5 1 S Bessemer-Fairfield
The tornado touched down just south of Bessemer and moved northward into Fairfield. The most intense damage occurred near the beginning where 3 houses were demolished. Twenty houses and numerous other buildings were also damaged. Many trees and powerlines were blown down along the damage path.
Start: 33.37/-86.95
End: 33.42/-86.82
5 1959 5 12 1210 Bibb F2 4.9 100 0 0 4 S Centreville
The tornado touched down about 4 miles south of Centreville and moved northward. The tornado cut a swath through timberland. The tornado damaged 2 houses and demolished several small outbuildings. Numerous trees were blown down in a forested area. One person reportedly was lifted and blown 100 yards, but was not injured.
Start: 33.20/-87.00
End: 33.20/-86.82
4 1959 4 28 1830 Talladega F1 0.1  10 0 0 Near Plantersville
A tornado touched down near the Alpine and Plantersville Communities. Four houses and several farm buildings were damaged along the short path.
Start: 32.67/-86.90
End: 32.67/-86.90
3 1959 3 26 1445 Mobile F1 0.1 10 0 0 Citronelle
One home was unroofed and several other homes suffered minor damage along the short path.
Start: 31.12/-88.25
End: 31.12/-88.25
2 1959 3 21 2000 Coffee F2  2.7  150 0 0 Enterprise
Numerous trees were blown down along the damage path. Several homes, barns, and outbuildings were damaged. The tornado moved from west southwest to east northeast.
Start: 31.33/-85.87
End: 31.37/-85.85
1 1959 1 21 0545 Cullman F2 0.1 10 0 0 5 W Baileyton
The public observed a tornado touch down just north of the Fairview Community. The tornado demolished a large poultry house and killed over 3000 chickens. One porch and one garage were also blown away.
Start: 34.25/-86.70
End: 34.25/-86.70

 


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