Alabama Tornado Database


1985 Summary

 

1985 Tornado Occurrences (42)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
42
1985 11 29 1120 Barbour F1 0.2 40 0 0 Eufaula
Two buildings were heavily damaged and several others sustained roof damage.
41
1985 10 29 0950 Baldwin
Hurricane Juan
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 Orange Beach
Brief tornado damaged a car and a store.
40
1985 10 28 1115 Escambia
Hurricane Juan
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 Flomaton
Brief tornado uprooted trees and overturned a mobile home.
39
1985 10 28 1100 Covington
Hurricane Juan
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 Florala
Brief tornado uprooted trees, damaged a house, and destroyed a barn.
38
1985 9 23 0930 Conecuh F2 22.0 100 0 4 London-Castleberry-Fairview
Three people were injured in a demolished home. One man was injured as his truck was destroyed by a falling tree. Some structural damage was reported.
37
1985 9 23 0640 Washington F1 7.0 73
0 0 Wagarville-Leroy
Several trees were blown down.
36
1985 9 23 0630 Baldwin F0 0.2 60 0 0 Loxley
One truck was overturned and one building had its roof removed. Shingle damage was reported on 3 homes.
35
1985 8 16 1609 Etowah
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F0 0.5 20 0 0 W Attalla
Brief tornado touchdown in wooded area between US 11 and I-59.
34
1985 8 16 1530 Madison
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 8.5 30 0 0 3 E Madison-1 SE Jeff
Several mobile homes were damaged and several trees were blown down.
33
1985 8 16 1420 Cullman
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F2 10.0 80 0 0 Colony-3 ESE Hanceville
At least 10 homes were damaged and several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed.
32
1985 8 16 1408 Madison
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F2 13.0 100 0 0 Redstome Arsenal-Monrovia-Jeff
One building was damaged in Redstone Aresenal and several homes were damaged along the path.
31
1985 8 16 1400 Clay
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F0 0.1 30 0 0 Barfield
One chicken house was unroofed. Several spotters followed the storm and reported two funnels simultaneously but only a brief touchdown.
30
1985 8 16 1348 Jefferson
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 Labuco
One home was damaged in western Jefferson County.
29
1985 8 16 1330 Jackson
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F0 0.1 20 0 0 Section
Several trees were uprooted.
28
1985 8 16 1320 Cullman
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 5.5 50 0 0 3 N Hanceville-1 E Berlin
Several trees were blown down and some homes were damaged.
27
1985 8 16 1316 Lauderdale
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.2 40 0 0 12 NW Florence
Several trees were blown down.
26
1985 8 16 1315 Cullman-Morgan
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Hurricane Danny
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F3 32.0 100 0 6 3 W Hanceville-Valhermoso Springs
Numerous homes were damaged and numerous trees were blown down. Several of the homes were completely demolished. Massive damage across northern Cullman County.
25
1985 8 16 1255 Cullman
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F0 0.8 40 0 0 Wheat
Brief touchdown in a rural area with only tree damage.
24
1985 8 16 1245 Jefferson
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.2 40 0 0 4 E Birmingham
At least one home was damaged by falling trees just east of the Birmingham Airport.
23
1985 8 16 1233 Cullman
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.6 30 0 0 Cold Springs
One home was damaged and some outbuildings were destroyed.
22
1985 8 16 1230 Walker
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 2 NW Sumiton
A tornado briefly touched down in the Rocky Hollow area. At least one mobile home was destroyed.
21
1985 8 16 1218 Walker-Jefferson
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 3.0 50 0 0 West Jefferson-3 SE Dora
3 homes were damaged in West Jefferson. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the path.
20
1985 8 16 1155 Jefferson
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F2 3.0 600
0 0 Oak Grove-Alliance
One barn and a few smaller out buildings were destroyed. Two buildings in a church complex were destroyed. Several additional buildings received minor damage and numerous trees were downed.
19
1985 8 16 1140 Morgan-Limestone
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Hurricane Danny
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F3 45.0 100 0 2 Danville-Salem
Numerous homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed.
18
1985 8 16 1135 Colbert
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Hurricane Danny
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F2 8.0 100 0 2 Spring Valley-Muscle Shoals
Several homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed.
17
1985 8 16 1120 Lawrence
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F1 0.1 30 0 0 5 SE Moulton
Several trees were blown down and some landed on vehicles.
16
1985 8 16 1010 Walker
Hurricane Danny
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Hurricane Danny
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F2 1.5 130 0 5 Jasper
A large industrial supply shop, an auto parts building, and two mobile home sales offices were heavily damaged along US 78. Several homes and automobiles were damaged mainly due to falling trees. The tornado was photographed.
15
1985 8 16 1000 Walker

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Hurricane Danny
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F2 1.3 120 1 1 Parrish
A 66 year old woman was killed when the tornado destroyed her mobile home. 15 commercial buildings, 12 homes, and one mobile home were damaged or destroyed. Several vehicles were flipped over and one man was injured.
14
1985 8 1 1619 Cullman F0 0.1 30 0 0 Good Hope
A brief tornado touched down in a rural area with little or no damage.
13
1985 7 6 0300 Baldwin F0 1.0 30 0 0 Daphne
A waterspout moved onshore and damaged one home and knocked a few trees down.
12
1985 6 7 1835 Clay F1 0.2 200 0 0 12 SE Ashland
A torndo touched down near the Mt. Olive Church in southeast Clay County. Windows were blown out of several homes and the church received substantial damage.
11
1985 5 1 1755 Baldwin F0 0.1 10 0 0 Fort Morgan
A small tornado touched down and blew down some trees and power lines along the Fort Morgan Highway.
10
1985 5 1 1437 Lamar F2 3.2 100 0 0 Near Military Grove Church-Moscow
2 homes were destroyed, 8 homes were damaged, one mobile home was damaged, and several vehicles were damaged. One vehicles was overturned but the man escaped uninjured.
9
1985 4 14 1920 Madison F1 0.1 30 0 0 Huntsville
A tornado briefly touched down and damaged one building, knocked a power poles down, and broke some car windows.
8
1985 4 5 1745 Talladega-Calhoun F2 3.0 200 0 5 Oxford area
5 people were injured in a mobile park near Oxford. Wind gusts of 85 mph were recorded at the Oxford Airport. Several airplanes were damaged, several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, and several trees were downed.
7
1985 4 5 1720 St. Clair-Talladega F3 3.0 100 0 0 Logan Martin Dam-Alpine
Several trees were downed and several buildings were damaged near Alpine. A large crane was toppled and some steel transmission towers were knocked down near the dam.
6
1985 4 5 1715 Blount F1 1.0 100 0 0 Near Locust Fork
No information available.
5
1985 4 5 1710 Etowah F3 8.0 500
0 1 Union-Sardis City-Smith Chapel
10 homes were destroyed, cars were blown into houses, one community was totally destroyed, one stable was destroyed, and 7 chicken houses were demolished. One woman was injured in her pickup truck.
4
1985 4 5 1645 Marshall F3 8.0 277
0 5 Albertville
Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Numeorus barns and chicken houses were destroyed. The greatest damage occurred near US 431 in Albertville.
3
1985 4 5 1634 Cullman F3 3.0 100 0 0 Goldridge-Etha
One brick home was totally destroyed. Several outbuildings and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed.
2
1985 2 11 0450 Baldwin F1 2.0 60 0 0 Loxley
Several outbuildings were destroyed, one home was unroofed, and one barn was unroofed. Several other homes sustained roof damage.
1
1985 1 31 1652 Autauga F0 0.5 50 0 0 Prattville
Tornado touched down in wooded swampy area near the Autauga County Airport. Several trees were uprooted along the path.


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