Alabama Tornado Database


1960 Summary

 


1960 Tornado Occurrences (10)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
10 1960 10 8 1427 Jefferson F0 0.1  10 0 0 Near Birmingham
Airline pilots reported a brief tornado touchdown 20 miles north northeast of Birmingham. No damage was located in rural Jefferson County.
Start: 33.75/-86.63
End: 33.75/-86.63
9 1960 9 16 1320 Talladega

1960 Hurricanes

Hurricane Ethel

Hurricane Ethel

Information 2
F2 0.3 33  0 2 Sylacauga
A tornado struck the southwest part of the city. The tornado moved from south to north. Numerous houses and several commercial buildings were damaged. Several cars were turned over, plate glass windows were broken and utility poles were knocked down. The tornado apparently was associated with Tropical System Ethel.
Start: 33.18/-86.27
End: 33.18/-86.27
8 1960 9 15 2200 Clarke

1960 Hurricanes

Hurricane Ethel

Hurricane Ethel

Information 2
F2 0.1 10 0 0 Gosport
A brief tornado formed due to Tropical System Ethel. The tornado destroyed one barn, damaged one home, and uprooted several trees. The tornado also stripped an entire cotton field.
The tornado apparently was associated with Tropical System Ethel.
Start: 31.62/-87.58
End: 31.62/-87.58

7 1960 7 4 1750 Butler F0 0.1 10 0 0 8 E Georgiana
A pilot observed two small funnel clouds and these funnel clouds were in contact with the ground. The observation was made about 10 miles south of Greenville. No damage was located in rural Butler County.
Start: 31.65/-86.60
End: 31.65/-86.60
6 1960 5 26 1300 Jackson F1 0.2 10 0 0 Scottsboro
A brief tornado touchdown occurred in a rural area near Scottsboro. One barn was destroyed and many pine trees were snapped off along the short path.
Start: 34.70/-86.10
End: 34.70/-86.10
5 1960 5 7 0137 Mobile F2 0.2 100 0 0 Near Bellefountaine-Hollingers Island
A tornado moved southwest to northeast. Two service stations, a general store, a skating rink, and a lodge hall were destroyed. Major damage also occurred at a church.
Start: 30.50/-88.10
End: 30.50/-88.10
4 1960 5 7 0055 Mobile F2 0.1 100 0 0 W St. Elmo
A tornado briefly touched down as it moved south southwest to north northeast. One frame home was destroyed and several outbuildings were also destroyed. Trees were mangled as damage was extensive. Four people in the home escaped injury.
Start: 30.50/-88.27
End: 30.50/-88.27
3 1960 5 0700 Mobile F1 11.5  10 0 0 1.2 NW Chunchula - Satsuma
A tornado touched down on the outer edge of major wind damage event. The tornado caused damage mainly to trees on the northern side of Satsuma.
Start: 30.93/-88.22
End: 30.85/-88.05
2 1960 3 29 1700 Monroe F2 5.7 50 0 0 3 SW Peterman-1 E Peterman
The tornado moved east northeast. One frame home, a barn and two farm buildings were destroyed and several cattle were killed near Peterman. Two homes and several other buildings were damage on the east side of Peterman. Numerous trees were blown down along the damage path.
Start: 31.60/-87.30
End: 31.63/-87.22
1 1960 1 29 0600 Mobile F1 0.1  10 0 0 6 SW Mobile
A waterspout moved in off Mobile Bay. The brief tornado blew down several trees and caused minor damage to buildings over an area about 4 acres.
Start: 30.63/-88.10
End: 30.63/-88.10

 


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