Alabama Tornado Database


2000 Summary

 

2000 Tornado Occurrences (44)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
44
2000 12 16 1819 Randolph

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 1.0 40 0 0

8.3 SE Wedowee-8.9 SE Wedowee
Numerous trees blown down in mainly rural areas.

Start: 33.2200/-85.3700
End:  33.2200/-85.3500

43
2000 12 16 1746 Macon

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.7 50 0 0

2.9 NE Shorter-3.6 NE Shorter
3 homes sustained minor damage and trees were downed. The damage occurred near the intersection of CR 30 and CR 9.

Start: 32.4300/-85.9000
End:  32.4300/-85.8800

42
2000 12 16 1655 Autauga

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.2 20 0 0

3.2 SE Pine Level
Brief touched in rural area with little damage. The tornado touchdown occurred near CR 87.

Start: 32.5500/-86.4300
End:  32.5500/-86.4300

41
2000 12 16 1517 Calhoun

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.3 20 0 0

1.0 SE Bynum-1.3 SE Bynum
Brief touchdown in rural area with little damage.

Start: 33.6000/-85.9500
End:  33.6000/-85.9500

40
2000 12 16 1446 Etowah-Cherokee

Storm Survey

Event Report

News Article

Moderate Risk
F3 12.8 500 0 14

5.3 ENE Gadsden-3.4 SW Centre
250 homes sustained damage and numerous trees were downed. The damage occurred from Tidmore Bend to Pollard Bend with the greatest damage in the Coates Bend Community.

Start: 34.0500/-85.9300
End:  34.1200/-85.7300

39
2000 12 16 1420 St. Clair

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 8.5 200 0 2

5.5 SW Ashville-3.2 E Ashville
4 homes were damaged. 2 mobile homes were destroyed. The damage path was located from near Cool Springs to near the Gurn Springs Church.

Start: 33.7800/-86.3200
End:  33.8300/-86.2000

38
2000 12 16 1329 Perry

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.7 30 0 0

1.7 NW Suttle-1.4 N Suttle
Several trees were downed just north of Suttle.

Start: 32.5500/-87.2000
End:  32.5500/-87.1800

37
2000 12 16 1254 Tuscaloosa

Storm Survey

Event Report

Tornado Video

Tornado Video

Moderate Risk
F4 18.0 750 11 144

4.9 W Hull-2.9 ENE Cottondale
Tremendous damage occurred to several subdivisions, a shopping center, and a mobile home park with many structures disintegrated. 9 fatalities occurred in mobile homes, 1 in a vehicle, and 1 in a building.

Start: 33.0537/-87.6540
End:  33.2010/-87.4049

36
2000 12 16 1238 Limestone

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 4.8 60 0 0

S O'Neal-5 N Athens
A second tornado began 5.1 miles west-northwest of Athens just south of O'Neal. The tornado travelled in a northeasterly direction crossing SR 99 where several houses were damaged heavily. Continuing northeast the tornado crossed CR 63 and damaged several houses and destroyed three mobile homes just south of Cross Key. The tornado then crossed CR 26 and SR 127 before dissipating about 5.0 miles north of Athens.

Start: 34.8500/-87.0500
End:  34.8700/-86.9800

35
2000 12 16 1225 Lawrence-Limestone

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 5.1 30 0 0

Courtland-Ripley
The tornado first touched down in Lawrence County northeast of Courtland in open farm land. It traveled northeast into Limestone County crossing the Tennessee River and causing damage about 2.9 miles south of Coxey in southwest Limestone County. The tornado travelled approximately a half mile on land in Limestone County before dissipating rapidly. One house lost a portion of a roof, two other homes sustained damage from falling trees, several boat houses and out-buildings were destroyed, and numerous large trees were downed. The survey team could find no damage in Lawrence County, however, two people photographed the tornado, one on the east side of Courtland looking northeast and one at Poplar Point in Limestone County looking northwest as it came ashore on the Limestone County side of the river.

Start: 34.7200/-87.2300
End:  34.7500/-87.1700

34
2000 12 16 1100 Houston-Dale
Henry

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 29.0 170 0 0

Wicksburg-Pinckard-Abbeville
The supercell thunderstorm which spawned the F2 tornado in Geneva County moved northeast across extreme western Houston County and caused minor roof dmage to 5 homes, blew out windows and overturned lawn furniture. The tornado tracked northeastward into southeastern Dale County. The tornado rapidly intensified producing F2 damage. A Midland City church annex lost parts of its roof and walls. Several homes in the Doe Run Subdivision south of Pinckard were destroyed. Numerous other structures were damaged. In Pinckard, numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Many homes and businesses were significantly damaged. The tornado continued into western Henry County just north of Murphy Station along Highway 27. The tornado completely destroyed the Murphy Feed & Seed Warehouse nad numerous peanut trailers. The West Point Stevens Textile Plant and numerous vehicles were also damaged.

Start: 31.2500/-85.6300
End:  31.5300/-85.2800

33
2000 12 16 1034 Geneva

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 4.5 100 1 9

Geneva
An F2 tornado touched down on West Hendrix Avenue, just north of Highway 27 South, then tore through the Devco Community, Geneva, AL and continued on through the Bellwood Community just east of Highway 85 before lifting. In its wake, the tornado damaged up to 100 homes and destroyed five mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 15 vehicles, and downed numerous trees and power lines. About 6,000 county businesses and homes were without power until the following day. One woman was killed when her mobile home was hurled about 200 feet and destroyed. Nine others were injured, one of them seriously. Geneva County was declared a federal disaster area.

Start: 31.0200/-85.9000
End:  31.0700/-85.8500

32
2000 11 24 1040 Mobile

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.2 200 0 0

Mobile Bates Field
A weak tornado developed just to the west of the Mobile Regional Airport, touching down along Newman Road. The brief tornado touchdown produced some minor shingle damage to the roofs of a couple of homes, minor damage to a few tin out buildings, and downed a couple of trees and a few power lines.

Start: 30.6800/-88.2300
End:  30.6800/-88.2300

31
2000 11 9 0719 Pike

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.9 70 0 0

4.4 NNE Troy-6.1 NE Troy
One mobile home destroyed and several others damaged.Numerous trees downed. The damage occurred from near CR 103 & CR 7 to near Needmore.

Start: 31.8700/-85.9300
End:  31.8700/-85.9000

30
2000 11 8 1848 Hale

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.0 40 0 0

2.9 E Akron-3.4 E Akron
Minor damage to several structures just east of Akron.

Start: 32.8700/-87.6800
End:  32.8700/-87.6700

29
2000 11 8 1245 Baldwin

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 50 0 0

Elsanor
Two off duty meteorologists observed a tornado that briefly touched down in a field just north of Elsanor and south of Interstate 10. No damage from the tornado was found. After briefly touching down, the tornado quickly dissipated. This was the fourth tornado to touch down in Baldwin County in a two hour period.

Start: 30.5500/-87.5800
End:  30.5500/-87.5800

28
2000 11 8 1150 Baldwin

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 2.5 200 0 0

Fairhope
A tornado, the third in Baldwin County in a 45 minute time period, developed and followed a path very similar to a weaker tornado that occurred about 20 minutes earlier. This tornado touched down near the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 32, moved northeast into the Woodmere Subdivision (the same subdivision affected by a weaker tornado some 20 minutes earlier). This tornado produced moderate roof and structural damage to several homes in the Woodmere Subdivision. The tornado then continued northeast into the Quail Creek Subdivision, where it produced minor damage to a few homes, mainly to garage doors. The damage path through the two subdivisions was intermittent, suggesting that the tornado skipped across the ground. As the tornado moved out of the Quail Creek Subdivision, it lifted off the ground, but continued moving northeast as a funnel cloud. Reports of a funnel cloud, not in contact with the ground, were received as the parent thunderstorm moved northeast toward Interstate 10 and then east of Bay Minette.

Start: 30.4700/-87.8500
End:  30.5100/-87.8400

27
2000 11 8 1125 Baldwin

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.0 100 0 0

Fairhope
A tornado, the second in Baldwin County in a 20 minute time period, formed just south of Fairhope. The tornado touched down just south of the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 32, narrowly missing a trailer park and a nearby school, but producing some tree damage and minor damage to one trailer just south of the intersection. The tornado then skipped along Highway 27 for about one mile, where it caused minor damage to one home in the Woodmere Subdivision.

Start: 30.5200/-87.9000
End:  30.5200/-87.9000

26
2000 11 8 1105 Baldwin

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.0 100 0 0

Foley
A low topped thunderstorm produced a brief F1 tornado about 1 mile southeast of the community. The tornado first touched down in the Leisure Lakes Subdivision causing minor roof damage to a few homes. The tornado then moved northeast into the neighboring Glen Lakes Subdivision, where it intensified and caused moderate roof and structural damage to several homes. The tornado then lifted back into the thunderstorm cloud.

Start: 30.4200/-87.6800
End:  30.4200/-87.6800

25
2000 11 6 2130 Mobile

Small Risk
F2 1.5 300
0 2

5.3 SW Irvington-2.9 SW Irvington
A thunderstorm produced an F2 tornado that first touched down near the intersection of Highway 188 and Four Mile Road. A house suffered roof damage and a couple of barns were damaged. Trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast and trees were blown down along County Road 15. The tornado then touched down in a Mobile Home Park. One of the homes was completely destroyed with the occupants riding out the storm huddled together inside a bathtub. The two sisters were thrown out of the home as the tornado blew it from its foundation and turned it over several times. They were found in the woods behind their home with only minor injuries. Some of the other homes in the neighborhood suffered damage with skirting and parts of roofs torn off. The tornado continued northeast and did some minor damage near Howerin Road and near the intersection of Two Mile and Beverly Roads.

Start: 30.4400/-88.2700
End:  30.4700/-88.2500

24
2000 4 24 0300 Mobile

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.0 150 0 0

Mobile
It was found from a National Weather Service Storm Survey that a F1 tornado struck near downtown Mobile. The tornado's path length was approximately 1 mile long and touched down near Interstate 165, passing through the State Docks area. Some roof damage to apartments occurred near Interstate 165. The storm then moved through the State Docks area, where four buildings suffered major damage. Some ship containers were also turned over. No injuries were reported, but several birds were killed.

Start: 30.7000/-88.0800
End:  30.7000/-88.0800

23
2000 4 3 1930 Coffee

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 10 0 0

Enterprise
Public reported a brief tornado touchdown near the Conagra Plant with no damage.

Start: 31.3200/-85.8700
End:  31.3200/-85.8700

22
2000 4 3 1323 Coosa

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 1.0 30 0 0

2.7 SE Marble Valley-3.2 SSE Marble Valley
Several trees blown down. The tornado touched down on the west side of CR 56.

Start: 33.0200/-86.4200
End:  33.0000/-86.4300

21
2000 4 3 1253 Chilton

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 1.0 40 0 0

1.7 S Jemison-1.6 SE Jemison
Numerous trees and power lines downed, a few automobiles damaged, and a several homes with roof damage near US 31.

Start: 32.9300/-86.7500
End:  32.9300/-86.7300

20
2000 4 3 1209 Jefferson

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 5.7 350
0 0

0.4 N Vestavia Hills-3.3 ESE Mountain Brook
Numerous trees downed and minor home damage. Major damage at Birmingham Water Works. The primary damage path was from Shades Crest to Birmingham Water Works to Overton Road.

Start: 33.4000/-86.7800
End:  33.4800/-86.7000

19
2000 4 3 1144 Jefferson

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 3.0 40 0 0

3.2 NE Oak Grove-6.2 NE Oak Grove
Several trees downed and minor roof damage to a few homes between Oak Grove and Sylvan Springs. The most concentrated damage was on Handley Road just of CR 46.

Start: 33.4800/-87.1200
End:  33.5200/-87.0700

18
2000 4 3 1125 Choctaw

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 11.0 200 0 0

Needham-Mt Sterling
It was determined from a National Weather Service Storm Survey that a strong F1 tornado first touched down near State Highway 17 and County Road 18 just east of Needham. The tornado tracked northeast across large wooded areas where tree damage occurred. The tornado then crossed County Road 23 just north of Morgan Chapel where several homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued tracking northeast across mainly wooded areas...crossing County Road 43 just north of Mt. Sterling. Damage along this portion of the track was mainly to trees. The tornado then moved across Browns Landing Road to County Road 27 East of Mt. Sterling where the tornado lifted back into the clouds. The most substantial structural damage occurred along the track between Browns Landing Road and County Road 27.

Start: 31.9900/-88.3000
End:  32.0900/-88.1500

17
2000 4 3 1120 Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 11.1 300 0 0

1.2 SW Kellerman-2.2 SSW Oak Grove
Numerous trees and power lines downed. Several homes received minor damage and one brick home sustained major damage. A few mobile homes were destroyed.

Start: 33.3200/-87.3300
End:  33.4200/-87.1700

16
2000 4 3 1039 Fayette

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 3.0 50 0 1

7.8 NNE Bankston-10.3 NNE Bankston
Several trees downed and two residences received damage in Studdards Crossroads.

Start: 33.7700/-87.6300
End:  33.8000/-87.6200

15
2000 4 2 2334 Calhoun-Cleburne

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F2 1.9 100 1 6

2.9 ESE Piedmont-3.4 WSW Borden Springs
6 mobile homes and two houses were destroyed in Vigo. Numerous trees downed. The fatality occurred in a mobile home.

Start: 33.9000/-85.5500
End:  33.9000/-85.5200

14
2000 4 2 2051 Jefferson

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 4.5 400 0 0

1.6 SW Forestdale- 2.7 NE Forestdale
Numerous trees downed many onto homes. Minor roof damage.

Start: 33.5616-86.9231
End:  33.5891/-86.8557

13
2000 3 19 1738 Montgomery

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.4 20 0 0

1.8 SW Pike Road-1.4 SW Pike Road
One mobile home was damaged.

Start: 32.2700/-86.1200
End:  32.2700/-86.1200

12
2000 3 19 1725 Montgomery

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 3.3 60 0 0

4.2 ESE Snowdoun-7.5 ESE Snowdoun
Several trees downed and several structures received minor roof damage.

Start: 32.2300/-86.2300
End:  32.2200/-86.1800

11
2000 3 10 2122 Jefferson

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.5 200 0 0

1.2 E Hoover-2.2 E Hoover
87 homes received varying degrees of damage and 7 were totally destroyed by falling trees.

Start: 33.3200/-86.8000
End:  33.3200/-86.7800

10
2000 3 10 2111 Perry-Bibb

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 12.0 100 0 0

11.5 NE Heiberger-3.4 NE Lawley
Numerous trees were downed. A few homes and mobile homes received damage.

Start: 32.8352/-87.1136
End: 32.8967/-86.9171

9
2000 3 10 2056 Perry

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 7.0 100 0 0

5.9 W Heiberger-2.2 N Heiberger
Numerous trees downed, several homes had minor roof damage, and Heiberger Grocery complex was damaged.

Start: 32.7700/-87.3300
End:  32.8000/-87.2300

8
2000 3 10 2028 Tuscaloosa

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 3.3 50 0 0

7.6 NE Northport-10.9 NE Northport
Numerous trees downed and several homes had roof damage.

Start: 33.3000/-87.4800
End:  33.3300/-87.4500

7
2000 3 10 2015 Tuscaloosa

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.8 60 0 0

1.5 N Fosters-2.5 NE Fosters
Numerous trees downed. Several homes and buildings were damaged.

Start: 33.1000/-87.7000
End:  33.1200/-87.6700

6
2000 2 13 1542 Bullock

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 1.0 50 0 0

1.0 NNW Fitzpatrick-1.7 NNE Fitzpatrick
Several trees downed.

Start: 32.2300/-85.8800
End:  32.2500/-85.8700

5
2000 2 13 1530 Montgomery-Bullock

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 3.0 100 0 0

3.1 NNW Downing-3.1 SW Mitchell
Numerous trees down along path. This tornado occurred near the Panther Community.

Start: 32.1800/-86.0200
End:  32.2200/-85.9700

4
2000 2 13 1500 Montgomery

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 11.4 300 0 0

1.5 SW Ada-10.1 NE Ada
Several houses and mobile homes were damaged. One business was heavily damaged and numerous trees were downed.

Start: 32.0800/-86.3000
End:  32.2000/-86.1700

3
2000 1 9 2305 Marengo

Event Report

Small Risk
F1 6.5 300 0 0

Dixons Mill-Surginer
Several trees were downed and several mobile homes were damaged.

Start: 32.0100/-87.7900
End:  32.0700/-87.7000

2
2000 1 9 1622 Bullock

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 1.0 30 0 0

2.5 S Midway-2.8 SE Midway
Several trees downed.

Start: 32.0500/-85.5200
End:  32.0500/-85.4800

1
2000 1 9 1556 Montgomery

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 1

6.0 SSW Montgomery
One auto was totaled and the driver was injured.

Start: 32.3000/-86.3300
End:  32.3000/-86.3300


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