Alabama Tornado Database


1977 Summary

 

1977 Tornado Occurrences (21)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
21 1977 11 30 0240 Mobile F1 0.2 33 0 0 1 N Mobile
One home was destroyed, 5 homes sustained heavy damage, and 8 homes reported minor damage. Several trees and power lines were blown down along the path.
Start: 30.73/-88.08
End: 30.73/-88.08
20 1977 10 25 0700 Baldwin

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F1 16.2 100 0 0 Foley-Robertsdale-Loxley
Several homes sustained minor damage and one mobile home was overturned.
Start: 30.40/-87.72
End: 30.63/-87.73
19 1977 9 6 1505 Tuscaloosa

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F1 0.2 77 0 0 Windham Springs
Two small barns destroyed and 1 home damaged.
Start: 33.52/-87.47
End: 33.52/-87.47
18 1977 9 6 1400 Tuscaloosa

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F2 8.3 100 0 0 Cottondale-Holt
Some uprooted trees and damage to outbuildings occurred at Cottondale and Holt. A dock at the North River Yacht Club was destroyed and several boats were damaged. The tornado moved NW.
Start: 33.33/-87.57
End: 33.25/-87.47
17 1977 9 6 1005 Wilcox

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F1 0.1 20 0 0 Near Camden
An eyewitness saw a tornado touch down briefly about two miles north of Camden. There were broken tree limbs and minor damage to outbuildings.
Start: 32.00/-87.33
End: 32.00/-87.33
16 1977 7 17 1345 Madison F2 0.2 77 0 0 Huntsville
2 trailers were destroyed and several buildings roofs and commercial signs were damaged.
Start: 34.70/-86.58
End: 34.70/-86.58
15 1977 7 8 1615 Jefferson F2 0.5 100 0 0 Near Warrior
A cement plant was destroyed and the office unroofed. Roof damage also occurred in the area and there was heavy water damage to a warehouse and garage. Trees and powerlines were damaged.
Start: 33.82/-86.82
End: 33.82/-86.82
14 1977 6 22 1945 Etowah F2 1.2 77 0 0 Near Gadsden-6 NE Gadsden
Two outbuildings were destroyed and 3 were damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted. Golf ball to tennis ball size hail was also reported.
Start: 34.08/-85.93
End: 34.08/-85.93
13 1977 6 16 1545 Mobile F2 0.1 77 0 0 Saraland
One barn was damaged and numerous trees were blown down.
Start: 30.82/-88.07
End: 30.82/-85.88
12 1977 5 26 1540 Geneva F1 0.1 20 0 0 Geneva
A small tornado touched down in the city of Geneva destroying a stadium fence and a doghouse.
Start: 31.03/-85.88
End: 31.03/-85.88
11 1977 4 4 1500 Jefferson

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F5 14.7 550 22 130 McDonald Chapel-Smithfield-Roebuck
The powerful tornado touched down about 4 miles NW of downtown Birmingham. It moved NE at 60 mph finally lifting just E to the city of Tarrant. At its widest point it was 3/4 of a mile. 167 homes were destroyed and 48 had major damage. Daniel Payne College was badly damaged with dollar estimates around 1.3 million. Total storm damage amounted to 15 million dollars.
Start: 33.52/-86.93
End: 33.60/-86.70
10 1977 4 4 1430 Etowah F2 4.7 150 0 4 3 S Southside-3 E Southside
3 homes and 6 trailers were destroyed. 17 outbuildings and 9 homes were damaged.
Start: 33.88/-86.02
End: 33.93/-85.97
9 1977 4 4 1430 St. Clair F3 7.3 150 1 0 0.5 SE Ashville-7.4 NE Ashville
Tornado traveled NE along highway 411. One house destroyed and 2 had major damage. Three mobile homes, 7 barns, and 1 small business all destroyed.
Start: 33.83/-86.25
End: 33.90/-86.15
8 1977 4 4 1400 St. Clair F2 3.3 80 0 0 Springville-3.3 E Springville
Tornado touchdown destroyed 1 home and 5 barns and caused major damage to 4 homes and 5 barns.
Start: 33.77/-86.47
End: 33.78/-86.15
7 1977 4 4 1230 St. Clair F2 0.5 20 0 0 Ragland
Brief tornado destroyed 2 houses and heavily damaged 3 others.
Start: 33.73/-86.15
End: 33.73/-86.15
6 1977 4 4 1220 Jackson F2 6.9 100 0 1 2 S Section-1.4 N Dutton
16 homes and 4 farm buildings were damaged.
Start: 34.55/-85.98
End: 34.63/-85.93
5 1977 4 4 1112 Cullman F2 5.9 200
0 3 Hanceville-Center Hill
2 trailers were destroyed and one frame home suffered extensive damage. Many trees were uprooted.
Start: 34.07/-86.77
End: 34.12/-86.68
4 1977 3 30 0835 DeKalb F2 2.5 50 0 1 Fishers Crossroads
One mobile home was destroyed and one person was injured inside.
Start: 34.46/-85.66
End: 34.47/-85.63
3 1977 3 30 0815 DeKalb F3 9.2 50 0 2 4 SW Geraldine-5.2 NE Geraldine
3 small homes, 2 trailers, and 11 farm buildings were destroyed.
Start: 34.33/-86.07
End: 34.38/-85.92
2 1977 3 29 1500 Autauga-Elmore F2 20.5 50 0 2 Lake Jordan-Deatville
Destroyed several houses and mobile homes at Fish Camp on Lake Jordan. Damaged school at Deatville.
Start: 32.58/-86.52
End: 32.70/-86.20
1 1977 2 23 1900 Greene F2 0.2 30 0 1 Eutaw
A brief tornado caused extensive damage to two businesses and unroofed several houses.
Start: 32.83/-87.88
End: 32.83/-87.88


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