Alabama Tornado Database


1998 Summary

 

1998 Tornado Occurrences (50)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
50
1998 9 29 0145 Geneva

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F1 3.0 50 0 0

Geneva
An F1 tornado skipped along AL 85 between Geneva and Bellwood. Several trees and power lines were toppled and the Providence Church near Bellwood sustained minor roof damage.

Start: 31.0300/-85.8800
End:  31.0300/-85.8800

49
1998 9 29 0145 Coffee

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F1 1.0 50 0 0

New Brockton
An F1 tornado descended near CR 732 in New Brockton damaging several chicken houses, roads, ditches, and drainage systems.

Start: 31.3800/-85.9300
End:  31.3800/-85.9300

48
1998 9 29 0140 Coffee

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F1 1.0 80 0 0

Enterprise
An F1 tornado touched down on CR 725 near Enterprise. One residence suffered roof damage. Camp Wiregrass sustained moderate to severe damage with several buildings crumpled, trees and power lines down, and scattered debris. Numerous customers in Enterprise were without electric service. A semi was blown over at Con Agra.

Start: 31.3200/-85.8500
End:  31.3200/-85.8500

47
1998 9 29 0130 Geneva

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F1 1.0 60 0 3

Samson
An F1 tornado touched down five miles northeast of Samson off CR 8. One mobile was lifted 50 feet off its foundation and destroyed. The three occupants sustained minor injuries.

Start: 31.1200/-86.0500
End:  31.1200/-86.0500

46
1998 9 28 1935 Dale

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F0 0.3 40 0 0

Echo
An F0 tornado briefly touched down at the intersection of CR 40 and 7 near the Dale Henry County Line. Numerous trees were uprooted and a pump house was destroyed.

Start: 31.4800/-85.4700
End:  31.4800/-85.4700

45
1998 9 28 1900 Henry

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F0 0.5 40 0 0

Newville
An F0 tornado damaged a barn and residence off CR 173 in Newville.

Start: 31.4200/-85.3300
End:  31.4200/-85.3300

44
1998 9 28 1626 Russell-Lee

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F0 2.0 30 0 0

12.0 W Phenix City-3.8 SE JC Meadows Crossroads
Brief touchdown near Crawford with little to no damage. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 32.4700/-85.2000
End:  32.4700/-85.1200

43
1998 9 28 1619 Elmore

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F0 3.0 50 0 0

2.2 NE Wetumpka-3.5 N Wetumpka
Trees downed in Wallsboro and damage to prison facility. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 32.5700/-86.1800
End:  32.6000/-86.2200

42
1998 9 28 1444 Bullock

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F0 4.0 40 0 0

5.9 S Union Springs-3.3 S Union Springs
A few trees downed and minor damage. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 32.0700/-85.7200
End:  32.1000/-85.7200

41
1998 9 28 1430 Dale

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F0 0.3 30 0 0

Ozark
An F0 tornado briefly touched down on the north side of Ozark off Marvin Parker Road and CR 68 uprooting trees and power poles.

Start: 31.4500/-85.6500
End:  31.4500/-85.6500

40
1998 9 28 1353 Bullock

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F0 7.0 70 0 0

11.1 SSW Union Springs-10 SW Union Springs
Several trees downed, minor structure damage, and one church totally destroyed. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 32.0000/-85.7800
End:  32.0500/-85.8300

39 1998 9 28 1347 Lowndes

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F0 6.0 50 0 0

Letohatchee-0.9 S Hayneville
Numerous trees downed, one mobile home destroyed, and minor damage to several structures. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 32.1300/-86.5000
End:  32.1700/-86.5800

38
1998 9 28 1318 Pike

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F0 6.0 50 0 0

14.0 ESE Troy-12.3 E Troy
Trees downed near Monticello and Shiloh. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 31.7200/-85.7500
End:  31.8000/-85.7500

37
1998 9 28 1310 Crenshaw

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F1 0.5 50 0 0

Petrey
A tornado briefly touched down near the community of Petrey. Three homes suffered major damage. Trees and power lines were also blown down. No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.8500/-86.2000
End:  31.8500/-86.2000

36
1998 9 28 1310 Crenshaw

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F1 0.5 50 0 0

Luverne
A tornado briefly touched down just northwest of Luverne. The tornado destroyed a county barn and caused minor damage to several brick homes. Trees and power lines were also blown down.

Start: 31.7200/-86.2600
End:  31.7200/-86.2700

35
1998 9 28 1306 Pike

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F0 5.0 50 0 0

17.0 SE Troy-12.0 SE Troy
Trees downed near Hamiltons Crossroads. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 31.6300/-85.7700
End:  31.6800/-85.8200

34
1998 9 28 1305 Crenshaw

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F1 0.5 50 0 0

Patsburg
A tornado briefly touched down near the community of Patsburg. Two homes had major damage and a business was destroyed. Trees and power lines were also blown down. Several horses were also injured.

Start: 31.7800/-86.2300
End:  31.7800/-86.2300

33
1998 9 28 1257 Crenshaw-Pike

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F1 2.6 30 0 0

16.0 SW Troy-15.9 SW Troy
Numerous trees and power lines downed near Camp Sharon and Fleetwood. Remnants of tropical system.

Start: 31.6300/-86.1700
End:  31.6700/-86.1700

32
1998 9 28 0745 Covington

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F0 0.5 50 0 0

5 NE Andalusia
A tornado briefly touched down near the community of Antioch (northeast of Andalusia). The tornado caused roof damage to three homes. Several trees and power lines were also blown down.

Start: 31.3500/-86.4200
End:  31.3500/-86.4200

31
1998 9 28 0705 Covington

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F0 0.2 50 0 0

4 SW Opp
A tornado briefly touched down along County Road 77, about 4 miles southwest of Opp. The tornado twisted several trees and power lines down.

Start: 31.2500/-86.3000
End:  31.2500/-86.3000

30
1998 9 27 1655 Baldwin

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F0 0.1 30 0 0

3 N Loxley
A tornado briefly touched down just north of Interstate 10 near the Loxley exit. The only damage was to trees and power lines.

Start: 30.6700/-87.7500
End:  30.6700/-87.7500

29
1998 9 19 1300 Baldwin F0 0.1 30 0 0

Gulf Shores
A waterspout moved ashore near Gulf Shores and rapidly dissipated. No damage was found.

Start: 30.2800/-87.6800
End:  30.2800/-87.6800

28
1998 6 23 1400 Geneva F1 2.5 30 0 0

Slocumb
Just east of CR 9 about 3.5 miles north of Slocomb, sheet metal off a hay barn was blown 1/4 mile to the ENE. One neighboring property sustained tree and roof damage, a destroyed shed and a damaged hay barn. One nearby mobile home lost its roof with tree limb damage within a one mile radius. Dime sized hail accompanied the storm. South of Slocomb, damage was more severe. Spotty tree damage began about 2 miles south along CR 85. The most danage occurred 1/4 mile east of the New Teamon Baptist Church. Several large oak trees were uprooted, extensive tree limb damage, a mobile home roof damaged, and a barn sustained roof and door damage. Two structures on CR 91 were damaged by fallen trees. One witness observed the tornado as 100 yards wide, moving from NW to SE. Hail fell prior to the tornado passage.

Start: 31.1200/-85.6000
End:  31.1200/-85.6000

27
1998 5 9 1820 Pickens-Tuscaloosa F0 6.5 70 0 0

1.4 S Gordo-2.3 NE Holman
Downed trees and minor structure damage.

Start: 33.3000/-87.9000
End:  33.3000/-87.8000

26
1998 5 9 1809 Pickens F0 2.2 50 0 0

1.7 NW Carrollton-1.2 NNE Carrollton
Several trees downed and minor damage to a hospital.

Start: 33.2800/-88.1200
End:  33.2800/-88.1000

25
1998 5 7 0527 Madison F1 2.0 80 0 0

New Market
Trees were down in the New Market area, this damaged several homes in the area. One home had major damage and four homes had minor roof damage.

Start: 34.9000/-86.4300
End:  34.9000/-86.4300

24
1998 5 7 0503 Madison F1 1.5 50 0 0

Toney
Six homes were damaged in the Toney Community, in northern Madison County. One home had major damage, one had moderate damage and four had minor damage.

Start: 34.9000/-86.7500
End:  34.9000/-86.7500

23
1998 5 4 0028 Houston F0 0.2 30 0 0

Ashford
Tornado spotted by public three miles east of Ashford.

Start: 31.1800/-85.2300
End:  31.1800/-85.2300

22
1998 5 3 1630 Coffee F0 0.3 30 0 0

New Brockton
Tornado downed trees and power lines at intersection of State Highways 233 and 167 near New Brockton. A funnel cloud was sighted earlier near Elba.

Start: 31.3800/-85.9300
End:  31.3800/-85.9300

21
1998 4 18 1745 Dallas F0 0.2 30 0 0

Marion Junction
Brief touchdown with little or no damage.

Start: 32.4300/-87.2300
End:  32.4300/-87.2300

20
1998 4 18 1724 Chilton F0 1.0 30 0 0

4.0 SE Maplesville-4.4 SE Maplesville
Little to no damage reported.

Start: 32.7500/-86.8300
End:  32.7300/-86.8300

19
1998 4 18 1558 Calhoun F1 4.2 80 0 0

5.3 W Oxford-3.7 NW Oxford
Wellborn High School and Elementary School were heavily damaged. A church was also damaged.

Start: 33.5800/-85.9800
End:  33.6200/-85.9300

18
1998 4 17 1615 Covington F1 1.0 300
0 0

Opp
A tornado touched down just east of the Opp Country Club, then moved southeast crossing U S Highway 84 just south of downtown before lifting back into the cloud just west of U S Highway 331. The tornado damaged the Opp Mill and tore off part of the roof from the South Highlands Elementary School. The tornado damaged more than ninety homes and several businesses. No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.2800/-86.2500
End:  31.2800/-86.2500

17
1998 4 16 2135 Cherokee F0 1.3 80 0 0

0.3 S Centre-1.3 E Centre
Several trees downed and minor roof damage.

Start: 34.1500/-85.6800
End:  34.1500/-85.6700

16
1998 4 16 2101 Etowah F1 3.1 100 0 0

2.2 SW Reece City-0.6 N Reece City
Hundreds of trees downed and some fell on houses.

Start: 34.0500/-86.0700
End:  34.0800/-86.0300

15
1998 4 16 2046 Etowah F1 8.4 150 0 0

1.0 W Gallant-2.0 W Attalla
Numerous trees downed and some structure damage.

Start: 34.0000/-86.2700
End:  34.0200/-86.1200

14
1998 4 16 2035 Blount F0 2.1 80 0 0

6.0 NE Oneonta-8.1 NE Oneonta
Several trees downed and some on houses. Several cows killed.

Start: 34.0200/-86.4000
End:  34.0300/-86.3700

13
1998 4 16 2015 Blount-Cullman F1 3.7 100 0 0

2.5 NNE Bangor-3.7 NE Bangor
Numerous trees down and some structure damage.

Start: 34.0000/-86.7700
End:  34.0000/-86.7200

12
1998 4 16 2004 Cullman F1 5.8 90 0 0

Arkadelphia
A tornado touched down just north of Arkadelphia and SR 91 and traveled northeastward moving across the northern side of The Colony Community. It crossed Interstate 65 at the 294-mile marker before ending. The tornado damaged a number of houses and outbuildings and downed numerous trees.

Start: 33.9300/-86.9500
End:  33.9800/-86.8700

11
1998 4 16 1957 Cullman F0 4.0 80 0 0

Wilburn
A small tornado touched down in extreme southwestern Cullman County. A few structures were damaged along with numerous trees downed or uprooted.

Start: 33.9200/-8703500
End:  33.9200/-86.9800

10
1998 4 16 1946 Walker-Cullman F1 5.5 110 0 0

6.5 NW Sipsey-5.2 N Sipsey
3 mobile homes destroyed and several damaged. One house damaged and numerous trees downed.

Start: 33.8800/-87.1700
End:  33.9000/-87.0700

9
1998 4 16 1936 Walker F0 4.6 100 0 0

2.6 NNW Jasper-4.6 NE Jasper
Several trees and power lines downed. A few mobile homes damaged.

Start: 33.8700/-87.3000
End:  33.8800/-87.2300

8
1998 4 16 1929 Walker F0 1.8 50 0 0

0.9 WNW Townley-1.3 NE Townley
Several trees downed.

Start: 33.8300/-87.4500
End:  33.8500/-87.4200

7
1998 4 16 1825 Lamar F1 4.9 80 0 0

4.9 WSW Hightogy-Hightogy
Several trees downed and outbuildings damaged.

Start: 33.6700/-88.1800
End:  33.7000/-88.1000

6
1998 4 8 1956 St. Clair

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F2 14.4 200
2 12

2.3 NNE Moody-3.2 SE Wattsville
26 homes destroyed, 30 with major damage, 59 with minor damage. 2 fatalities occurred in a mobile home.

Start: 33.6200/-86.4800
End:  33.6300/-86.2500

5
1998 4 8 1923 Dekalb

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F1 1.8 100 0 0

Geraldine
A small tornado destroyed a few barns near Geraldine. Numerous trees were also snapped or uprooted.

Start: 34.3800/-85.9800
End:  34.4000/-85.9700

4
1998 4 8 1842 Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

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F5 30.3 1320
32 259

10.0 NNW Brookwood-Pratt City
Tremendous damage along the path.

Start: 33.4200/-87.3500
End:  33.5800/-86.8700

3
1998 4 8 1801 Pickens-Tuscaloosa

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F3 19.5 300
0 1

2.0 S Gordo-7.6 N Northport
5 homes destroyed and 24 others damaged. 11 mobile homes destroyed and several damaged.

Start: 33.2800/-87.9000
End:  33.3300/-87.5800

2
1998 4 08 0920 Covington

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F1 0.1 30 0 0

Heath
A tornado briefly touched down along U S Highway 29 near Heath. A roof was torn off of four rooms at a motel along the highway. The tornado, only on the ground for a short period of time, knocked a couple of trees down and caused minor damage to a mobile home across the highway from the motel. No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.3500/-86.4700
End:  31.3500/-86.4700

1
1998 2 22 0800 Houston F0 0.3 50 0 0

Taylor
52 homes in Landview Subdivision sustained wind damage to shingles, fences, awnings, storage sheds, and porches. Some trees and power lines down. Several public sightings of a funnel cloud.

Start: 31.1700/-85.4700
End:  31.1700/-85.4700


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