Alabama Tornado Database


1988 Summary

 

1988 Tornado Occurrences (16)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
16
1988 11 26 1755 Walker F0 0.3 13 0 0

9.0 N Jasper
The tornado destroyed a barn, blew the top off a mobile home, and downed several trees. The damage occurred in the Macedonia Community.

Start: 33.9800/-87.2800
End: 33.9800/-87.2800

15
1988 11 20 0053 Tuscaloosa F3 0.5 400
0 8

Tuscaloosa
The tornado hit the southern part of Tuscaloosa. 15 homes destroyed, 25 with light to moderate damage, and 50 were slightly damaged.

Start: 33.2000/-87.5700
End: 33.2000/-87.5700

14
1988 11 4 1905 Washington F2 12.0 200
0 0

Millry-St Stephens
Large trees were uprooted.

Start: 31.6300/-88.3200
End: 31.5300/-88.0500

13
1988 11 4 1630 Lauderdale F0 0.3 200
0 0

12 NW Florence
Two houses were damaged in the Murphys Chapel community. Trees and power lines were blown down.

Start: 34.9300/-87.8300
End: 34.9300/-87.8300

12
1988 11 4 1620 Franklin-Colbert-Lawrence F3 60.0 200
0 16

Tuscumbia-4 N Town Creek
A truck stop and restaurant were severely damaged in Colbert County. 9 homes wee destroyed and 38 were damaged. Several mobile homes were destroyed. Numerous barns and outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees were uprooted.

Start: 34.5700/-88.0800
End: 34.7300/-87.2300

11
1988 9 16 1510 Tallapoosa F0 0.3 23
0 0

7.0 SE Dadeville
Numerous trees were downed in mainly rural areas.

Start: 32.7500/-85.6500
End: 32.7500/-85.6500

10
1988 9 16 1230 Tallapoosa F0 0.5 10 0 0

Dadeville
Trees were uprooted and several signs were destroyed.

Start: 32.8300/-85.7500
End: 32.8300/-85.7500

9
1988 9 16 1205 Dale F1 4.0 50 0 0

Fort Rucker-Lowe Field
Several trees were uprooted.

Start: 31.3300/-85.7200
End: 31.4000/-85.7200

8
1988 5 24 1700 Marengo F1 0.5 50 0 0

2.0 SW Linden-1.0 N Linden
Numerous trees were blown down in a mainly rural area.

Start: 32.2800/-87.8300
End: 32.2800/-87.8300

7
1988 5 16 1925 Pickens F1 0.5 50 0 0

Pickensville
2 homes were moderately damaged and many trees and power lines were downed.

Start: 33.2300/-88.2700
End: 33.2300/-88.2700

6
1988 5 9 1825 Jackson-DeKalb F2 15.0 50 0 0

3 SW Stevenson-Cartersville
Trees were uprooted, 3 homes had their roofs removed, and one mobile home was destroyed.

Start: 34.8300/-85.9000
End: 34.7500/-85.5300

5
1988 4 18 1745 Houston F0 1.0 50 0 0

Madrid
A tornado touched down in an open pasture with little to no damage.

Start: 31.0300/-85.3800
End: 31.0300/-85.3800

4
1988 2 2 1800 Marengo F1 2.0 50 0 0

Marengo
The tornado touched down near SR 10/CR 6 near the Marengo Community. One mobile home was destroyed and several other structures were damaged.

Start: 32.0500/-87.8000
End: 32.0500/-87.8000

3
1988 1 19 2120 Clay F1 5.0 100 0 0

12.1 SE Ashland
The tornado touched down near SR 49 close to the county line. Numerous trees were downed, one chicken house was destroyed, and 2 homes were damaged in the Mellon Valley Community. Several other structures were damaged along the path.

Start: 33.1800/-85.8000
End: 33.2500/-85.7300

2
1988 1 19 1815 Bibb-Shelby F1 6.0 440
0 0

Ashby-Montevallo
One mobile home was destroyed and several severely damaged. Many additional homes and business were damaged along the tornado path.

Start: 33.0200/-86.9200
End: 33.1000/-86.8700

1
1988 1 19 1725 Cullman F3 10.0 440
0 35

Loretto-Cullman
Several buildings were damaged in Loretto. A distribution center had 75 trailer rigs severely damaged. Extensive damage occurred to a shopping center in Cullman. 13 homes, 15 mobile homes, and 6 businesses were destroyed. Hundreds of structures were damaged.

Start: 34.1200/-86.9000
End: 34.2500/-86.7700


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