Alabama Tornado Database


1996 Summary

 

1996 Tornado Occurrences (33)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
33
1996 12 1 0139 Tallapoosa F0 2.0 50 0 0

2.0 N Alexander City-4.0 N Alexander City
2 homes had major damage and 9 homes had minor damage. Several trees downed.

Start: 32.9800/-85.9700
End:  33.0000/-85.9700

32
1996 11 30 2245 Chilton F0 3.0 50 0 0

3.0 SW Clanton-0.7 N Clanton
Several trees downed and minor damage to several homes.

Start: 32.8000/-86.6800
End:  32.8500/-86.6500

31
1996 11 7 2115 Crenshaw F1 2.6 200
0 0

SW Highland Home
A tornado first touched down near the intersections of County Roads 11 and 67. The tornado destroyed a mobile home and threw the two occupants into a nearby corn field. They suffered minor injuries, but did not require hospitalization. The tornado then skipped along the ground for about 2.6 miles before dissipating near the intersection of County Roads 68 and 54. Damage through this area was mostly to trees with the width of damage about 200 yards.

Start: 31.8800/-86.3800
End:  31.9200/-86.3700

30
1996 11 7 1820 Coosa F1 4.0 200
0 2

3.5 SW Stewartville-0.5 NE Stewartville
2 mobile homes destroyed and several damaged. Several homes damaged and trees downed.

Start: 33.0500/-86.3000
End:  33.0800/-86.2500

29
1996 9 28 0050 Marshall

Storm Survey
F2 2.5 80 0 0

Grant
Around 1:50 am CDT a small but briefly strong tornado struck in northern Marshall County just southeast and east of Grant. The tornado path began about 2.5 miles south-southeast of Grant just off County Road 503 and extended in a northeastward direction for 2.5 miles. The damage path ended 3 miles east of Grant and just south of County Road 34. Total path length was 2.5 miles. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency reported that four houses were destroyed and five homes and four house trailers sustained damage. Six greenhouses were also totally wrecked. Fortunately, many of the destroyed houses were unoccupied at the time of the tornado with occupants away for the weekend.

Start: 34.5000/-86.2500
End:  34.5300/-86.2200

28
1996 9 16 1954 Cleburne F0 2.0 80 0 0

2.0 S Heflin-3.0 SSE Heflin
Several trees and power lines downed. Several mobile homes had roof damage.

Start: 33.6200/-85.5800
End:  33.6200/-85.5700

27
1996 9 16 0724 Winston

Storm Survey
F0 4.0 70 0 0

4.0 N Addison-6.0 NNE Addison
Several trees downed and several buildings with minor damage.

Start: 34.2500/-87.1800
End:  34.2800/-87.1500

26
1996 9 16 0712 Winston

Storm Survey
F1 2.0 70 0 0

8.0 NW Addison-6.0 NW Addison
Hundreds of trees downed a few chicken houses destroyed.

Start: 34.2800/-87.2800
End:  34.27000/-87.2700

25
1996 4 20 1109 Jefferson F0 0.3 45
0 0

Birmingham
Numerous trees downed and minor structural damage.

Start: 33.5200/-86.8200
End:  33.5200/-86.8200

24
1996 4 14 1638 Pickens F1 0.5 75
0 0

Aliceville
2 mobile homes and 16 other buildings damaged or destroyed by falling trees.

Start: 33.1300/-88.1500
End:  33.1300/-88.1500

23
1996 3 18 2023 Elmore-Tallapoosa

Storm Survey
F3 24.0 440
0 0

1.0 NE Eclectic-1.0 N Jacksons Gap
Numerous buildings of all types were damaged.

Start: 32.6500/-86.0200
End:  32.9000/-85.8000

22
1996 3 18 2005 Elmore

Storm Survey
F1 0.9 70 0 0

4.0 S Wetumpka
One commercial structure was heavily damaged and several homes had minor damage.

Start: 32.5000/-86.2200
End:  32.5000/-86.2200

21
1996 3 18 1912 Lowndes-Montgomery

Storm Survey
F2 19.0 100 0 2

1.5 S Gordensville-3.0 W Dannelly Field
Numerous trees downed and mobile homes damaged.

Start: 32.1500/-86.7500:  End: 32.3000-86.2500

20
1996 3 18 1912 Tallapoosa

Storm Survey
F1 6.0 90 0 0

1.5 N Jacksons Gap-8.0 NE Jacksons Gap
Several structures were damaged and numerous trees downed.

Start: 32.9000/-85.8000
End:  32.9700/-85.7000

19
1996 3 18 1852 Elmore-Coosa-Tallapoosa

Storm Survey
F1 6.0 100 0 0

7.0 NW Eclectic-12.0 S Alexander City
A number of homes on Lake Martin were damaged.

Start: 32.8200/-86.1800
End:  32.7800/-85.9700

18
1996 3 18 1807 Monroe F2 11.0 200
0 5

Claiborne-Vredenburgh
THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT DROPPED A COUPLE OF TORNADOES IN CLARKE COUNTY MOVED INTO MONROE COUNTY AND DROPPED A TORNADO FOUR MILES EAST OF CLAIBORNE LAKE, JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 17. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND MOVED THROUGH FRANKLIN ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 41. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED BACK INTO THE CLOUD JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 56, SIX MILES SOUTH OF VREDENBURGH. THE TORNADO SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND FOR ABOUT ELEVEN MILES. THREE MOBILE HOMES AND A HOUSE WERE DESTROYED NEAR FRANKLIN. FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED, BUT NONE SERIOUSLY. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE TRACK OF THE TORNADO. SHEDS AND BARNS ALONG THE TRACK OF THE TORNADO ALSO SUFFERED DAMAGE. TREES FALLING ON HOMES ALSO CAUSED SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. OTHER HOMES HAD ROOF DAMAGE WHEN SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF.

Start: 31.5300/-87.4500
End:  31.7300/-87.2300

17
1996 3 18 1805 Dallas

Storm Survey
F1 4.0 70 0 0

10.0 S Orrville-9.0 SSE Orrville
Several homes and mobile homes were damaged and numerous trees downed.

Start: 32.1500/-87.2500
End:  32.1800/-87.1800

16
1996 3 18 1745 Clarke F1 5.0 200
0 0

Suggsville-Gosport
THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT DROPPED A TORNADO NEAR THE CITY OF JACKSON, DROPPED ANOTHER TORNADO JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 35, TWO MILES SOUTH OF SUGGSVILLE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING BACK INTO THE CLOUD NEAR U. S. HIGHWAY 84, THREE MILES NORTHWEST OF GOSPORT. THE TORNADO SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND FOR ABOUT FIVE MILES. OUTBUILDINGS, SHEDS AND BARNS WERE DAMAGED. A COUPLE OF HOMES SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE FROM SHINGLES BEING BLOWN OFF. A COUPLE OF BUILDINGS ALSO SUFFERED DAMAGE WHEN TREES FELL ON THEM.

Start: 31.5500/-87.7000
End:  31.6200/-87.6200

15
1996 3 18 1730 Clarke F1 8.0 200
0 15

Jackson Municipal Airport-Walker Springs
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF U. S. HIGHWAY 43, JUST SOUTH OF JACKSON NEAR THE BOISE CASCADE PLANT AND THE AIRPORT. HEAVY DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED AT THE BOISE CASCADE PLANT TO A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. SEVERAL HOMES NEAR THE AIRPORT ALSO SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED STATE HIGHWAY 2 AND THEN PASSED JUST SOUTH OF WALKER SPRINGS. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED HERE, WITH SEVERAL BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS AND A TRAILER BEING DESTROYED. A LADY IN THE TRAILER CRAWLED UNDER A TRACTOR TO ESCAPE THE TORNADO. ANOTHER LADY ESCAPED INJURY BY HIDING IN THE CLOSET OF HER HOME. FIFTEEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED BUT NONE SERIOUSLY AND THREE COWS WERE ALSO KILLED. MOST OF THE OTHER DAMAGE WAS TO SHINGLES BEING BLOWN FROM ROOFS AND ALSO FROM TREES BEING BLOWN ON HOMES. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED BACK INTO THE CLOUD NEAR COUNTY ROAD 29. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT EIGHT MILES.

Start: 31.4700/-87.9000
End:  31.5300/-87.7800

14
1996 3 18 1730 Clarke F0 3.0 200
0 1

Thomasville
THE SAME STORM SYSTEM DROPPED ANOTHER TORNADO ALONG U. S. HIGHWAY 43 JUST SOUTH OF THOMASVILLE. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A TRADE SCHOOL AND SOME SELF STORAGE UNITS, THEN MOVED ACROSS STATE HIGHWAY 27 BEFORE LIFTING BACK INTO THE CLOUD. NEAR HIGHWAY 27 AN APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION HAD SOME ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. MANY OF THE TREE BARELY MISSED DAMAGING HOMES IN THE AREA. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT THREE MILES.

Start: 31.9200/-87.7300
End:  31.9200/-87.7000

13
1996 3 18 1700 Clarke F1 3.0 250
0 0

Near Coffeeville
ANOTHER TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN FROM THE SAME STORM THAT BEGAN IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF COFFEEVILLE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 3. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED U. S. HIGHWAY 84. A COUPLE OF HOMES WERE DAMAGED HERE WHEN LARGE TREES FELL ON THEM. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING BACK INTO THE CLOUD JUST EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 21. SEVERAL HOMES WERE ALSO DAMAGED JUST BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED BACK INTO THE CLOUD. AS BEFORE THE HOMES WERE DAMAGED WHEN TREES FELL ON THEM. SOME HOMES ALSO SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE WHEN SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF. THE TORNADO STAYED ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT THREE MILES.

Start: 31.7000/-88.0300
End:  31.7500/-87.9700

12
1996 3 18 1634 Washington F0 5.0 300
0 0

Millry
THE SAME STORM SYSTEM KEPT MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AND DROPPED ANOTHER TORNADO TWO MILES SOUTHEAST OF MILLRY. THE TORNADO SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND AND CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 34 ABOUT THREE MILES EAST OF MILLRY. THE TORNADO STAYED ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT FIVE MILES AND LIFTED BACK INTO THE CLOUD SIX MILES NORTHEAST OF MILLRY. DAMAGE WAS AGAIN CONFINED TO TREES AND POWER LINES.

Start: 31.6200/-88.3000
End:  31.7000/-88.2500

11
1996 3 18 1630 Washington F0 4.0 300
0 0

Copeland
THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT DROPPED A TORNADO IN MISSISSIPPI MOVED INTO SOUTHWEST ALABAMA. ANOTHER TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT TWO MILES NORTHWEST OF COPELAND. THE TORNADO SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND FOR ABOUT FOUR MILES BEFORE LIFTING BACK INTO THE CLOUD ABOUT TWO MILES NORTHEAST OF COPELAND. DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

Start: 31.5700/-88.4500
End:  31.5800/-88.4000

10
1996 3 16 1315 Jackson F1 2.0 80 0 2

ENE Pisgah
What was believed to be a tornado destroyed two mobile homes and damaged several other buildings between Pisgah and Rosalie in the eastern portion of Jackson County. Two people sustained injuries when the mobile homes were destroyed.

Start: 34.7000/-85.8000
End:  34.7200/-85.7700

9
1996 3 6 0520 Montgomery

Storm Survey
F2 4.0 200
2 17

10.0 ESE Montgomery-12.5 E Montgomery
40 homes damaged or destroyed and one school damaged.

Start: 32.3300/-86.1300
End:  32.3800/-86.0800

8
1996 3 6 0516 Montgomery

Storm Survey
F1 1.5 80 0 0

Montgomery
Several trees and power lines downed and minor structure damage.

Start: 32.3800/-86.3000
End:  32.3800/-86.3000

7
1996 3 6 0514 Montgomery

Storm Survey
F1 1.5 80 0 0

Montgomery
Several homes and businesses damaged.

Start: 32.3800/-86.3000
End:  32.3800/-86.3000

6
1996 3 6 0512 Montgomery

Storm Survey
F1 1.0 80 0 0

Montgomery
Several trees and power lines downed and roof damage to several structures.

Start: 32.3800/-86.3000
End:  32.3800/-86.3000

5
1996 3 6 0342 Dallas

Storm Survey
F3 19.0 400
4 40

1.0 SSW Marion Junction-7.0 NNE Selma
14 homes destroyed, 19 homes had major damage, and 5 with minor damage. 20 mobile homes destroyed, 17 major and and 12 minor damage. 2 fatalities occurred in mobile homes and 2 in permanent homes.

Start: 32.4200/-87.2300
End:  32.5000/-86.9700

4
1996 3 6 0320 Perry

Storm Survey
F1 1.5 80 0 0

8.0 SW Marion-7.0 SW Marion
Several farm buildings damaged and numerous trees downed.

Start: 32.5500/-87.4200
End:  32.5700/-87.4000

3
1996 2 19 1510 Monroe F0 13.0 100 0 0

Monroeville-Tunnel Springs
SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES FOLLOWED A FUNNEL CLOUD THAT TOUCHED DOWN A COUPLE OF TIMES AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST. THEY FIRST SAW THE FUNNEL NEAR DREWRY ROAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 21. THEY FOLLOWED IT FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES AND THE FUNNEL MOVED ABOUT 13 MILES DURING THAT TIME. THE FUNNEL WENT BACK INTO THE CLOUD AS THE STORM CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 42 JUST WEST OF PINE ORCHARD. THE FUNNEL DID MINOR DAMAGE TO A CARPORT AND A BARN AND TO SEVERAL TREES.

Start: 31.5200/-87.3300
End:  31.6500/-87.1800

2
1996 1 26 1727 Mobile

Storm Report
F1 2.0 500
1 3

Gulf Crest
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG US HIGHWAY 45 NEAR GULF CREST AND THEN MOVED NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT 2 MILES. THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND ONE OF THESE DIED IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL ABOUT A WEEK LATER. TWO ELDERLY WOMEN WERE IN A TRAILER THAT WAS TURNED OVER BY THE TORNADO. ANOTHER OF THE INJURED WAS IN A MOTOR HOME NEXT TO THE TRAILER. THE TRAILER WAS LOCATED ON A HILL AND THIS WAS WHERE THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN. OTHER HOMES AWAY FROM THE TRAILER SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE AS THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST. TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND TWISTED ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO.

Start: 31.0000/-88.2300
End:  31.0000/-88.2300

1
1996 1 11 1835 Coffee F1 1.0 75
0 0

5 N Kinston
A tornado destroyed 4 house trailers that were unoccupied. Debris was scattered for about 1 mile, according to county emergency management.

Start: 31.2700/-86.1300
End:  31.2700/-86.1300


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