Alabama Tornado Database


1961 Summary

 


1961 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 1961 12 17 2000 Perry F2 5.4 100 0 1 2.5 SSE Marion-5.8 E Marion
A tornado touched down just south of Marion and moved east northeast. Three homes were destroyed and three more were damaged. Several trees were blown down along the path.
Start: 32.60/-87.30
End: 32.63/-87.22
21 1961 12 12 0500 Cleburne F1 0.1  10 0 0 Shoal Creek Recreation Area
Numerous trees were snapped off and the debris damaged several automobiles. Two trailers were overturned. Several trees were blown down along the damage path.
Start: 33.77/-85.55
End: 33.77/-85.55
20 1961 12 12 0415 Sumter F2 24.2 10 0 0 2 S Cuba-Near Bellamy-5 NE Coatopa
The tornado moved east northeast across Sumter County. A church, store, and several other buildings were damaged. Timber damage was extensive.
Start: 32.40/-88.38
End: 32.53/-88.00
19 1961 12 11 2100 Coosa F2 0.1 10 0 0 Goodwater
The tornado touched down in rural Coosa County southwest of Goodwater and moved northeast. Three houses were destroyed and several others were damaged.
Start: 33.03/-86.08
End: 33.03/-86.08
18 1961 12 11 2005 Chilton F1 2.0 150 0 0 Collins Chapel
A tornado touched down in rural Chilton County and moved southwest to northeast. Several small buildings were un-roofed and numerous trees were blown down along the damage path.
Start: 32.93/-86.69
End: 32.96/-86.67
17 1961 12 11 1900 Hale F2 8.3 150 0 0 Madison-Christian Community
A tornado touched down in rural Hale County 8 miles southeast of Akron. The tornado moved northeast. Timber damage was extensive. Several farm buildings were destroyed and several homes were damaged along the path.
Start: 32.78/-87.67
End: 32.87/-87.57
16 1961 12 11 1900 Perry F3 9.4  100 0 2  W Marion-NE Sprott
The tornado touched down west of Marion and moved northeast. Three houses, a store and a hatchery were demolished and several other houses were damaged along the path.
Start: 32.63/-87.40
End: 32.68/-87.25
15 1961 12 11 1805 Calhoun F3 3.3 200  0 0 1.4 SW Jacksonville-1.3 NE Jacksonville
A tornado touched down 2 miles southwest of city hall and moved northeast. Most of the damage was on the college campus where several buildings were severely damaged and numerous automobiles overturned.
Start: 33.80/-85.78
End: 33.83/-85.75
14 1961 12 10 0730 Escambia F3 0.2 33  0 12 Brewton
A tornado struck the eastern outskirts of Brewton. The tornado devastated a 2 block area. Seven homes were demolished and 12 more were heavily damaged. The tornado moved southwest to northeast.
Start: 31.12/-87.05
End: 31.12/-87.05
13 1961 9 10 1455 Mobile F1 0.5  10 0 0 8 E Bayou La Batre
A waterspout moved inland near Alabama Port. Two homes and a store were damaged. The tornado briefly moved northwest.
Start: 30.37/-88.12
End: 30.37/-88.12
12 1961 6 20 1330 Houston F2 0.1 10 0 0 Cowarts
Brief tornado touched down and un-roofed two homes. Several other farm buildings and homes were also damaged along the brief path.
Start: 31.13/-85.27
End: 31.13/-85.27
11 1961 6 6 1500  Madison F1  0.1  10 0 0 1.5 E New Market
A tornado briefly touched down and unroofed a barn and damaged many trees.
Start: 34.90/-86.40
End: 34.90/-86.40
10 1961 4 27 0900 Pike F2 0.1  10 0 2 9SSW Troy
A tornado touched down briefly and demolished 1 house and injured 2 persons at Center Ridge. The tornado then moved northeast where it damaged 3 other houses.
Start: 31.67/-86.00
End: 31.67/-86.00
9 1961 4 9 0930 Pike-Barbour-Coffee F1 54.1 10 0 0 Near Abbeville - Eufaula
A tornado struck in extreme northern Coffee County, moved east northeast across southeast Pike County, then across Barbour County to Eufaula. Scattered damage was sustained to trees, rural buildings and utility poles.
Start: 31.60/-86.03
End: 31.87/-85.17
8 1961 3 31 1310 Russell

Continued into Georgia
F3
(F3)
3.0
(8.2)
167
(167)
0
(0)
7
(7)
Phenix City
The tornado touched down in the southern part of Phenix City. Two houses, a store, a barn and a brick plant were destroyed. At least a dozen other homes sustained damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path.
Start: 32.43/-85.03
End: 32.45/-4.987
7 1961 3 17 0830 Escambia F1 4.1 10 0 0 Atmore-SE Robinsonville
A tornado touched down on the northern outskirts of Atmore and then moved east northeast. One home was unroofed and several other buildings and homes were damaged. Numerous trees were broken off.
Start: 31.03/-87.48
End: 31.05/-87.42
6 1961 3 8 0400 Tallapoosa F1 0.1  10 0 0 Alexander City
A tornado unroofed 1 house and demolished a garage. Other scattered damaged to roofs and powerlines was reported.
Start: 32.95/-85.97
End: 32.95/-85.97
5 1961 3 7 2340 Cullman-Morgan-Marshall F3 19.3  200 0 8 W Fairview-Hulaco-Eddy-Union Grove-Guntersville Dam
The tornado moved east northeast. At least 25 homes were destroyed and 50 other buildings or homes were damaged. The most significant damaged occurred at Eddy and Union Grove.
Start: 34.25/-86.73
End: 34.48/-86.36
4 1961 3 7 2130 Fayette-Walker F3 25.9 100 0 1 Mt. Vernon-Bluff-New River-Kansas
The tornado touched down and moved east northeast. Several homes were demolished and over 50 houses and buildings were damaged near Kansas. More structures were damaged or destroyed at Bluff.
Start: 33.82/-87.90
End: 34.20/-87.55
3 1961 2 24 1630 Russell F2 25.6  100 0 4 Hurtsboro-Near Hatchechubbee and Seale-5 S Phenix City
The tornado touched down and moved east northeast across Russell County. The tornado path was through a rural area. Several homes were demolished or damaged and many trees were blown down or broken off.
Start: 32.23/-85.40
End: 32.38/-85.00
2 1961 2 22 0530 Tuscaloosa F2 0.1 10 0 0 Tuscaloosa
The tornado touched down on the eastern side of town. Several warehouses were damaged on Northington Campus, then moved NE across residential area to Parlow State School grounds. Several homes were damaged and many trees were blown down or broken off.
Start: 33.20/-87.50
End: 33.20/-87.50
1 1961 2 20 1800 Marengo F1 0.1 10 0 2 NE Linden
Six homes and several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Several trees and powerlines were blown down in this rural area. Two persons injured when a house was demolished.
Start: 32.33/-87.77
End: 32.33/-87.77

 


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