Alabama Tornado Database


1963 Summary

 


1963 Tornado Occurrences (20) () 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
20 1963 5 27 0710 Jefferson F2 0.1  10 0 0 Birmingham
A tornado touched down in the southwest portion of the city. The tornado was observed by several people. Extensive damage occurred at lumber yards on the southwest side of the city.
Start: 33.47/-86.83
End: 33.47/-86.83
19 1963 4 30 0600 Russell F2 11.7  10 0 0 Crawford
Two homes were demolished, one home was damaged, and one barn was demolished. Numerous trees were snapped off along the path.
Start: 32.45/-85.20
End: 32.45/-85.00
18 1963 4 29 1955 Marion F2 15.5 10 0 17 Byrd-Fulton Bridge-3 E Hamilton
One home was destroyed and 6 others were damaged near Byrd. One cafe and 4 homes were destroyed and several other buildings and homes were damaged south of Hamilton near Sugar Bend. Numerous trees were blown down and many farm buildings were damaged along the path.
Start: 34.00/-88.13
End: 34.17/-87.95
17 1963 4 29 1815 Lowndes-Montgomery F2 9.8 400 0 0 2 NW Letohatchee-Tabernacle-Pintlalla
The tornado touched down 2 miles northwest of Letohatchee and moved east through the Tabernacle and Pintlala communities. The tornado lifted 1 mile east of US Highway 31. Two homes were destroyed by fallen trees. One church and one home were un-roofed. Several houses were damaged and numerous farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. Considerable timber damage occurred.
Start: 32.18/-86.52
End: 32.20/-86.35
16 1963 4 29 1730 Autauga F2 10.6 600 0 0 5 SW Independence-Swift Creek
A tornado touched down 5 miles southwest of Independence and moved east northeast. The tornado crossed Highway 82 south of Swift Creek. One church was destroyed, one church was damaged, 20 homes were damaged, a store was un-roofed, and several farm buildings were destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted or were snapped off.
Start: 32.48/-86.77
End: 32.60/-86.65
15 1963 4 29 1620 Talladega F2 0.1  10 0 4 Near Dry Valley
Two homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. Several farm buildings were damaged or destroyed.
Start: 33.50/-86.08
End: 33.50/-86.08
14 1963 4 29 1500 Shelby F2 0.1  10 0 0 Pelham
A service station was demolished. Eight homes were severely damaged and numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
Start: 33.28/-86.83
End: 33.28/-86.83
13 1963 4 20 1500 Shelby F1 0.1  10 0 0 Mountain View Lake
Several trees were blown down. Brief tornado was witnessed by a few people.
Start: 33.30/-86.80
End: 33.30/-86.80
12 1963 3 17 1000 Bibb F3 2.7 100 0 4 Brent-Centreville
A tornado touched down and hit Brent east of Highway 5 and moved into Centreville. One home was demolished and 4 occupants were injured in Brent. Twenty five homes, a large sawmill and a large cotton mill were heavily damaged in Brent. Minor roof damage occurred in Centreville.
Start: 32.93/-87.15
End: 32.95/-87.12
11 1963 3 12 1625 Tallapoosa F1 9.1  10 0 0 Mt Carmel-Dudleyville
Trees were uprooted and many buildings sustained roof damage in Mt Carmel. Three homes and 4 barns were destroyed in Dudleyville.
Start: 32.87/-85.73
End: 32.90/-85.58
10 1963 3 11 2045 Marion-Winston F2 32.2  333  0 4 5 SSW Hamilton-Pebble Community
Fifteen homes were destroyed and another 50 were damaged. Numerous barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Six large poultry houses were destroyed.
Start: 32.87/-88.02
End: 34.30/-87.50
9 1963 3 11 1740 Limestone-Madison F2 47.2  100 1 3 Paradise Shores-Ripley-Copeland-East Limestone-Plevna
Four homes were completely destroyed and at least 10 homes were damaged. Several barns and sheds were damaged or destroyed. Damage was reported in Ripley, Copeland, East Limestone, Harvest, Hazel Green and Pleona.
Start: 34.77/-87.17
End: 34.95/-86.37
8 1963 3 11 1725 Franklin F2 0.1  10 0 0 Pogo
Two homes were destroyed and 4 homes were damaged. At least 15 outbuildings were destroyed.
Start: 34.60/-88.10
End: 34.60/-88.10
7 1963 3 11 1400 Cullman F4 28.0 880  2 6 Valley Grove-Phelan-Berlin-Fairview-Holly Pond
Twenty homes and 20 farm buildings were demolished. At least 120 homes and several other structures were damaged. 2 deaths occurred in 2 separate homes. Timber damage was considerable along the path.
Start: 33.90/-86.90
End: 34.18/-86.55
6 1963 3 11 1400 Pickens-Fayette F2 7.0 440  0 0 5.7 NW Reform-Ashcraft Community
One home was demolished, one home was damaged, 1 church was damaged, and several farm buildings were destroyed. Numerous trees were blown down.
Start: 32.33/-87.77
End: 32.33/-87.77
5 1963 3 11 1400 Walker F1 0.1  10 0 0 Townley
Damage occurred across the much of the county. The damage path was through rural areas and as not documented well. The path length was most likely longer. In Townley, one home was destroyed and several other buildings were damaged.
Start: 33.83/-87.43
End: 33.83/-87.43
4 1963 3 5 1655  Cherokee

Continued into Georgia
F1
(F1)
7.1
(21.3)
10
(400)
0
(0)
3
(5)
8.6 NE Piedmont -Rock Run-15.9 SE Centre
One home was destroyed and several others were damaged. Numerous trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Georgia.
Start: 33.98/-85.48
End: 34.07/-85.42
3 1963 3 5 1535 Jefferson F4 14.9 667  0 35 Bessemer-Homewood-Mountain Brook
Over 240 buildings were damaged, 29 were destroyed, and 25 sustained major damage. Much of the damage occurred in Bessemer. The tornado was observed by several people.
Start: 33.37/-86.97
End: 33.48/-86.75
2 1963 1 20  1500 Coffee F1 14.1  10 0 0 13 WSW Enterprise
At least 5 tenant homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. Numerous outbuildings were damaged or destroyed along the path.
Start: 31.23/-86.05
End: 31.32/-85.83
1 1963 1 19 1300  Clarke F2 3.3 10 0 0 1.7 N Grove Hill - 4.2 NE Grove Hill
A tornado briefly touched down and destroyed one home and damaged a barn. Many trees were blown down.
Start: 31.72/-87.78
End: 31.75/-87.75

 


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