Alabama Tornado Database


2005 Summary

 

2005 Tornado Occurrences (77)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
77
2005 11 28 1944 Coosa

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F1 0.4 150 0 0 2.7 WSW Equality - 2.2 WSW Equality
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected areas west of Equality. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. The tornado touched down near Weoka Creek in far southern Coosa County, just east of County Road 67. The tornado tracked northeastward and ended after it crossed Self Road, just west of County Road 2. This location is approximately 2.5 miles west of Equality. The tornado damage was rather short, only 0.4 miles long. The tornado was 150 yards wide at its widest point. One home sustained roof damage and a pool shed was destroyed. Several pine trees were snapped off along the path.

Start: 32.7300/-86.1500
End: 32.7300/-86.1300
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2005 11 28 1930 Elmore

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F0 0.1 30 0 0 11.7 N Wetumpka
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected a small area just west of Weoka. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. A weak tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Woods Road and Grass Farm Road. This location is approximately 1.4 miles southwest of Weoka or 11.7 miles north of Wetumpka. A few trees were snapped off along the short path. The tornado damage path was only 0.1 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground at 730 PM CST.

Start: 32.7200/-86.2200
End: 32.7200/-86.2200
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2005 11 28 1841 Autauga

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F0 5.4 150 0 0 3.2 W Autaugaville - 3 NE Autaugaville
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected the Whitewater Community and areas near Autaugaville It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. The tornado first touched down approximately 3.2 miles west of Autaugaville near the intersection of County Road 45 and County Road 78. The tornado tracked in a northeastward direction and crossed State Highway 14, County Road 19, and County Road 165. The tornado lifted just east of the Whitewater Community, north of County Road 165. The tornado damage path was approximately 5.4 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 641 PM CST to 651 PM CST. Along the damage path, numerous large trees were snapped off and uprooted. A garage attached to a mobile home was blown away. At another location, vinyl siding was blown off a house and a fence was blown down. One shed was totally destroyed. Some tin was peeled off a steel building.

Start: 32.4300/-86.7200
End: 32.4700/-86.6300
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2005 11 28 1653 Dallas

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F0 5.8 50 0 0 8.5 NNW Selma - 12 N Selma
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected areas north of Summerfield and near Paul M Grist State Park. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. The tornado first touched down approximately 1.2 miles northwest of Summerfield near the intersection of County Road 16 and County Road 279. The tornado tracked in a northeastward direction and crossed County Road 39 twice, County Road 37, and County Road 222. The tornado lifted just northeast of the intersection of County Road 37 and County Road 222. This location is just south of Paul M. Grist State Park. The tornado damage path was approximately 5.8 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 453 PM CST to 502 PM CST. Along the damage path, numerous large trees were snapped off and uprooted. A few homes and mobile homes sustained shingle damage. One large tree fell on a home and caused damage. One mobile home was pushed off its foundation. Several sheds or out-buildings sustained moderate damage.

Start: 32.5200/-87.0700
End: 32.5700/-87.0200
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2005 11 28 1440 Jefferson

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F0 0.4 75
0 0 2 NW Hueytown
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected the Concord Community, just northwest of Hueytown. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. A weak tornado briefly touched down in the southwest part of Concord. The tornado produced damage along Smith Road, Masters Road and near Handley Lane. Several trees and large limbs were blown down along the path. Several sheds were overturned, a satellite dish was damaged and at least 5 homes sustained roof damage. This location is just southwest of County Road 46. The tornado damage path was only 0.4 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground at 240 PM CST.

Start: 33.4700/-86.9800
End: 33.4700/-86.9800
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2005 11 28 1410 Jefferson

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F0 0.1 30 0 0 9.7 N Graysville
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected the Bagley Community. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale. The tornado briefly touched down on County 8 or Greathouse Road in the Bagley Community. This location is northwest of County Road 140 and northeast of US 78. The tornado damage path was approximately 0.1 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground at approximately 210 PM CST. At the brief touch down point, a few trees were blown down. One home received roof damage and the front porch was destroyed. Debris was scattered 200 to 300 yards. One building sustained minor damage. A large fifth wheel trailer weighing about 3,000 pounds was moved over 20 feet.

Start: 33.7700/-86.9700
End: 33.7700/-86.9700
71
2005 11 15 2030 Cullman

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F0 3.0
25
0 0 Crane Hill - 1 NE Crane Hill
An F0 tornado briefly touched down along County Road 222 which is just west of County Road 940 in Cullman County. Initial damage was to a service station which received moderate roof damage and had its awning partially torn off. Numerous trees were snapped and twisted in this vicinity. There was also damage to a nearby home which had shingle damage, a window blown out and a pump house destroyed. Damage to powerlines was also extensive in this area.

Start: 34.1000/-87.0500
End: 34.1200/-87.0300
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2005 11 15 1830 Lamar

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F0 0.1 30 0 0 Vernon
A brief tornado touched down in Vernon. The tornado partially tore the roof off a building supply company and slightly damaged a few other adjacent smaller buildings. The damage occurred along SR 18 approximately one block west of SR 17.

Start: 33.7500/-88.1200
End: 33.7500/-88.1200
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2005 11 14 1630 Winston

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F0 0.1 20 0 0 5.5 NE Haleyville
A Trained Storm Spotter witnessed a brief tornado touchdown near the intersection of SR 195 and SR 243 east of the Forkville Community. The brief tornado produced little to no damage across the rural countryside.

Start: 34.2800/-87.5500
End: 34.2800/-87.5500
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2005 09 26 0417 Monroe

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F0 2.0 100 0 0 Monroe County Airport
A weak tornado developed near Monroe County Airport. The tornado blew down trees and power lines and caused some damage to hangers at the airport. Wind equipment at the airport was blown down by the tornado. The tornado moved almost parallel to Highway 21. The tornado developed in part of a system that had broken off from Hurricane Rita and moved south across southwest Alabama. This was the second weak tornado to develop near the airport in two days. At about the same time the day before, a weak tornado briefly touched down and caused damage just east of the airport.
Start: 31.4500/-87.3700
End: 31.4700/-87.3400
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2005 09 25 2042 Sumter

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F0 2.8 50 0 0 Coatopa-2.8 NE Coatopa
A weak tornado affected areas in and near the Coatopa Community. The tornado touched down near the intersection of State Highway 28 and County Road 23, southeast of Livingston, at approximately 942 PM CDT. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed Mundy Road in several spots. The tornado lifted near the intersection of Mundy Road and County Road 23 around 946 PM CDT. Several trees were blown down, snapped off, or twisted along the path. Near the end of the tornado path, some of the downed trees caused damage to vehicles and a house trailer. Two small barns also had their roofs partially damaged. The tornado damage path was 2.8 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 32.4800/-87.3700
End: 32.5200/-88.0300
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2005 09 25 1714 Tuscaloosa

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F0 0.1 10 0 0 3.7 N Coker
A brief and weak tornado touched down right in Lake Lurleen at approximately 614 PM CDT. The short lived tornado was visible to many people and was captured on camera as it pulled water up and out of the lake. The tornado quickly dissipated a few yards into the rural countryside. This tornado developed from the same parent thunderstorm that produced tornado three in Buhl. The tornado damage path was 0.10 miles long and was 25 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.2800/-87.7000
End: 33.2800/-87.7000
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2005 09 25 1659 Tuscaloosa

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F1 4.8 125 0 0 2.6 S Buhl-2.2 N Buhl
The third tornado to affect the Buhl Community in one afternoon touched down at approximately 559 PM CDT. The tornado started just east of Sipsey Valley Road and moved due north. The tornado damaged several homes near Sipsey Valley Road and Sipsey Lane. The tornado moved over rural countryside and then entered Buhl. The Volunteer Fire Department and several other buildings sustained minor roof damage. The tornado then turned to the left and crossed County Road 140 and US Highway 82. The tornado moved along the Sipsey River north of US 82 and lifted around 606 PM CDT. Numerous trees and several power lines were snapped off or were uprooted along the path. This tornado was occurred from the same parent thunderstorm that produced the tornado down the street on Sipsey Valley Road. The tornado damage path was 4.8 miles long and 125 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.2200/-87.7700
End: 33.2800/-87.7700
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2005 09 25 1652 Tuscaloosa

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F0 1.2 60 0 0 6.2 S Buhl-5.0 S Buhl
A tornado touched down at approximately 552 PM CDT along Sipsey Valley Road between Buhl and Romulus. The tornado damaged three homes and snapped off several trees near Sipsey Valley Road. The tornado lifted in the rural countryside east of Sipsey Valley Road around 553 PM CDT. The tornado damage path was 1.2 miles long and 60 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.1700/-87.7700
End: 33.1800/-87.7700
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2005 09 25 1637 Greene

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F1 6.0 250
0 0 6.5 SW Clinton-0.6 SW Clinton
A tornado touched down just east of County Road 20 near Trussells Creek. The tornado moved roughly parallel to Trussells Creek and lifted before the town of Clinton. This tornado primarily affect rural countryside in west central Greene County. The tornado did produce significant tree damage along its path as hundreds of trees were snapped off or uprooted along the path. Many acres will have to be clear cut to salvage the timber. The tornado damage path was 6 miles long and 250 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 32.8500/-88.0800
End: 32.9200/-88.0000
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2005 09 25 1524 Tuscaloosa

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F0 5.0 60 0 0 6.5 SW Samantha-1.8 S Samantha
The Lake Lurleen parent thunderstorm re-organized again and produced a weak tornado near Lake Tuscaloosa. The tornado touched down east of State Highway 171 near Rue Road at approximately 424 PM CDT. The tornado tracked northeast and crossed US Highway 43 before it lifted along the banks of Lake Tuscaloosa around 431 PM CDT. The tornado produced light tree damage along its path and one home suffered minor damage. The tornado damage path was 5 miles long and 60 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.3500/-87.7000
End: 33.3800/-87.6200
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2005 09 25 1519 Tuscaloosa

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F0 5.8 100 0 0 4.5 NE Buhl-4.7 SW Samantha
The parent thunderstorm that produced the tornado on the west side of Lake Lurleen re-organized and developed another tornado on the east side of the lake. The tornado touched down just west of Lake Lurleen Road near the southern end of the lake at approximately 419 PM CDT. The tornado produced light tree damage near the east side of the lake. The tornado continued northeast where it strengthened as it neared State Highway 171. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down in this area and the highway was temporarily closed. The tornado lifted shortly after it crossed the highway around 426 PM CDT. A few structures along the path suffered minor damage. The tornado damage path was 5.8 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.3000/-87.7200
End: 33.3700/-87.6700
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2005 09 25 1505 Tuscaloosa

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F1 6.7 150 0 2 1.3 S Buhl-5.8 NE Buhl
The second tornado that affected the Buhl community within an hour touched down at approximately 405 PM CDT. The tornado began just east of County Road 19 near Cornelius Church Road. The tornado traveled northeast and produced significant damage in the Buhl community. Three mobile homes were totally destroyed, two mobile homes suffered major damage, and at least 4 others sustained minor damage on McAllister Road. Two male occupants of a mobile home were injured when the high winds demolished the home. One man was hospitalized. The tornado continued northeastward and crossed County Road 140, US Highway 82 and County Road 21. Several more structures sustained minor roof damage along the path. Additionally, numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted. The tornado snapped off several trees along the northwest side of Lake Lurleen before lifting just north of the lake around 417 PM CDT. This was the same parent thunderstorm that produced the brief tornado near the Tuscaloosa Greene County Line. Local media outlets captured this tornado on video. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Scale. The tornado damage path was 6.7 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.2300/-87.7700
End: 33.3200/-87.7000
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2005 09 25 1455 Tuscaloosa

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F1 13.8 100 0 0 0.6 E Elrod-5.3 W Samantha
National Weather Service meteorologists performed extensive aerial and ground surveys across northern Tuscaloosa County. It has been determined that a tornado produced damage along a large stretch of the Sipsey River Basin. The tornado touched down at approximately 355 PM CDT near County Road 140 just east of Elrod. The tornado traveled northeast along the Sipsey River, crossed County Road 21, crossed State Highway 171, and lifted just east of County Road 35 around 417 PM CDT. A large majority of the damage was minor and limited to tree damage. Numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted along the Sipsey River. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Scale. The tornado damage path was 13.8 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point. This was the same thunderstorm cell that produced the brief tornado touchdown in rural southeastern Pickens County. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.2526/-87.7823
End: 33.4330/-87.6965
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2005 09 25 1454 Greene-Tuscaloosa

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F0 0.3 25
0 0 12 NE Union
Several storm spotters in western Tuscaloosa County reported a brief tornado touch down on the Greene and Tuscaloosa County Line in the Sipsey Swamp. The tornado occurred between 354 and 355 PM CDT. The tornado snapped off a few trees along its short path. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale. The total damage path was only 3/10 of a mile long and 25 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.1513/-87.8398
End: 33.1565/-87.8333
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2005 09 25 1439 Pickens

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F0 0.3 25
0 0 7.3 NE Benevola
Storm Spotters in western Tuscaloosa County reported a brief tornado touch down near the Tuscaloosa and Pickens County Line. The brief tornado touched down at approximately 339 PM CDT in far southeastern Pickens County. The tornado affected only rural countryside and a few trees were damaged. The tornado damage path was 1/4 of a mile long and only 25 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.
Start: 33.1700/-87.8800
End: 33.1700/-87.8800
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2005 09 25 1406 Winston

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 1.8 SE Delmar-1.6 SE Delmar
A brief tornado touched down along County Road 17 just east of State Highway 13. The tornado snapped off a few tree tops and knocked down a few power lines. The tornado occurred at approximately 306 PM CDT. The tornado damage path was 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 34.1500/-87.5800
End: 34.1500/-87.5800
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2005 09 25 1405 Tuscaloosa

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F0 0.8 50 0 0 8.2 NW Samantha-8.0 NW Samantha
National Weather Service meteorologists performed aerial and ground surveys across northern Tuscaloosa County. It has been determined that a brief tornado occurred along Mormon Road. The tornado touched down just west of Mormon Road (County Road 35) just north of Northside Road (County Road 38). The tornado was on the ground for about 3/4 of a mile and crossed Mormon Road. At least two homes suffered minor roof damage. Several trees were snapped off along the short path. This was the same storm that produced the damage on Robertson Road. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale. The tornado damage path was 0.75 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.5000/-87.7200
End: 33.5000/-87.7200
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2005 09 25 1400 Fayette

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F0 0.1 20 0 0 12.5 NE Fayette
Storm Spotters witnessed a brief tornado touch down just north of the Hubbertville Community, west of State Highway 129. The tornado affected rural countryside and little to no damage occurred. The tornado path was less than 0.1 miles long and 20 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.8200/-87.6800
End: 33.8200/-87.6800
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2005 09 25 1357 Winston

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F1 2.5 150 0 0 2.9 SE Double Springs-3.8 NE Double Springs
The tornado touched down just east of County Road 89 south of Fairview at approximately 257 PM CDT. The tornado moved northeast and crossed US 278 just east of Fairview. The tornado lifted around 301 PM CDT along County Road 91. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped off or blown over along the tornado path. US Highway 278 was impassable due to downed trees. One mobile home had its roof ripped off and deposited several hundred feet to the north. A farm shed was destroyed and it too had parts thrown several hundred yards away. The tornado damage path was 2.5 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 34.1248/-87.3602
End: 34.1560/-87.3382
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2005 09 25 1355 Tuscaloosa

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F0 1.6 80 0 0 3.5 NW Echola-4.7 NW Echola
National Weather Service meteorologists performed aerial and ground surveys across northwest Tuscaloosa County. The damage that occurred along Robertson Road was determined to be a tornado. The tornado touched down west of Cooper Road and Robertson Road near Dunn Creek at approximately 255 PM CDT. The tornado traveled just east of north and crossed Robertson Road. At least two homes suffered roof damage and several out-buildings and barns were damaged. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. The tornado lifted around 257 PM CDT along the Right Hand Fork. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale. The tornado damage path was 1.6 miles long and 80 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.3800/-87.8500
End: 33.4000/-87.8500
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2005 09 25 1354 Winston

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F0 0.8 50 0 0 5.9 SE Double Springs-5.2 SE Double Springs
A weak tornado touched down near the Black Pond Community southeast of Double Springs. The tornado started just west of County Road 8 northwest of Black Pond. The tornado moved northward and crossed County Road 8 near the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Several trees and power lines were blown down along the path of the tornado. A trampoline was lifted into a power line that remained standing. The Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church suffered minor roof damage and a flag pole was bend in half at the Williams Cemetery. The brief tornado touched down at 254 PM CDT and lifted at 255 PM CDT. The tornado damage path was 0.75 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 34.0800/-87.3300
End: 34.1000/-87.3300
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2005 09 25 1330 Marion

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F1 2.5 40 0 0 3.5 WSW Winfield-3.3 NW Winfield
The tornado touched down just north of the Fayette Marion County Line near the intersection of County Road 69 and County Road 27. The tornado traveled northward and crossed County Road 27 a few time. The tornado lifted as it crossed US 43/78 about 3 miles northwest fo Winfield.  Numerous trees were snapped off or were blown down along the path.  The tornado was produced by an outer band of Hurricane Rita. 

Start: 33.9000/-87.8700
End: 33.9500/-87.8500
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2005 09 25 1322 Lamar-Fayette

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F1 6.2 300 0 0 1.2 SE Kennedy-1.3 ENE Belk
Emergency Management Officials performed an aerial survey and determined a tornado occurred across far southern Lamar and southwest Fayette Counties. A tornado touched down just outside Kennedy, west of County Road 2. The tornado traveled northeast crossing County Road 2 and Cobb Road. A few trees were downed, one tree landed on a home and one barn sustained damage in this area. The tornado continued northeast remaining between State Highway 96 and the Lamar Fayette County Line. The tornado strengthened in rural eastern Lamar County and produced significant tree damage near the county line. The tornado then moved into Fayette County where it snapped off numerous trees in its path. The tornado weakened slightly and crossed Harmony Road, County Road 1, County Road 4, Antioch Road and County Road 6. The tornado lifted east of Belk across the rural countryside. At least one church, one home, and one mobile home sustained damage south southeast of Belk. The total tornado damage path was 6.2 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was produced by the remnants of Hurricane Rita.

Start: 33.5700/-87.9700
End: 33.6500/-87.9200
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2005 09 25 1304 Pickens

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F0 5.2 30 0 0 8.4 SW Aliceville-3.2 SW Aliceville
A weak tornado touched down near the Cochrane Recreation Area along the Tombigbee River. The weak tornado moved northeast, crossed the Tombigbee River and lifted before the city of Aliceville. The tornado affected many rural open countryside. Several trees along the path had their tops snapped off. The tornado path was 5.2 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.0500/-88.2500
End: 33.1000/-88.1800
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2005 09 25 1201 Lamar

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F0 0.1 25
0 0 2.8 W Crossville
Storm Spotters witnessed a brief tornado touch down just west of Crossville. The tornado occurred immediately to the north of State Highway 18, just east of Hudson Road. The tornado snapped off or uprooted a few trees. No structures were affected. The tornado was 1/10 of a mile long and 25 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.7300/-88.0500
End: 33.7300/-88.0500
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2005 09 25 0400 Monroe

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F0 2.2 50 0 0 Excel
A weak tornado touched down just south of Highway 136 near Excel. The tornado tracked north and dissipated near Highway 84. Several trees, power lines and out buildings were damaged by the tornado. Some roofs were also damaged by the tornado.
Start: 31.4300/-87.3300
End: 31.4600/-87.3300
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2005 08 29 1641 Russell

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F0 0.1 25
0 0 16.2 W Phenix City
National Weather Service meteorologists performed a ground survey across far northwestern Russell County. It has been determined that brief F0 tornado occurred. The tornado touched down in a rural area along the Lee and Russell County Line, just west of County Road 71. The tornado snapped a few trees along its short path. The tornado occurred at approximately 541 PM CDT. The tornado path was only 0.1 miles long and 25 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 32.4700/-85.2800
End: 32.4700/-85.2800
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2005 08 29 1519 Macon

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F0 3.0 400 0 0 5.4 NW Tuskegee-8.4 NW Tuskegee
National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a storm survey in Macon County. It has been determined that an F0 tornado occurred with winds estimated around 70 miles an hour. The tornado touched down at approximately 419 PM CDT about 3 miles northwest of Interstate 85 at Exit 38. The tornado touched down near the intersection of State Highway 199 and County Road 27. The tornado moved north northwest and lifted around 424 PM CDT approximately 1/2 mile southeast of the Woodland Community. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. The tornado damage path was 3 miles long and 400 yards wide at its widest point.
Start: 32.4800/-85.7700
End: 32.5200/-85.8000
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2005 08 29 1453 Calhoun

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F1 1.5 30 0 0 6 SW Piedmont-5.5 SW Piedmont
National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a ground survey on Tuesday August 30, 2005. It has been determined that an F1 tornado occurred with winds estimated around 80 miles an hour in Calhoun County. The tornado touched down at approximately 353 PM CDT, just east of State Highway 9 in the Nances Creek community. This is about 6 miles southwest of Piedmont. The tornado crossed State Highway 9 moving northwest and damaged three homes along Hollingsworth Road. The tornado lifted around 356 PM CDT near Hurricane Mountain. The tornado damage path was 1.52 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. Several trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. At least two homes and a mobile home were damaged along Hollingsworth Road.

Start: 33.8500/-85.6700
End: 33.8700/-85.6700
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2005 08 29 1430 Bullock

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F0 0.1 25
0 0 3.4 W Union Springs
Local law enforcement witnessed a brief tornado touchdown west of Union Springs. The brief tornado touched down at approximately 3:30 PM CDT just northwest of the intersection of State Highway 110 and US Highway 82. The tornado dipped down in a rural area and little or no damage was observed. The tornado path was 0.2 miles long and 25 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 32.1500/-85.7700
End: 32.1500/-85.7700
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2005 08 29 1416 Bullock-Montgomery

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F0 6.0 300 0 0 1.3 W Mitchell- 1.5 NE Cecil
National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a ground survey on Tuesday August 30, 2005. This survey was followed by an aerial survey performed on Wednesday August 31, 2005. It has been determined that an F0 tornado occurred with winds estimated around 70 miles an hour. The tornado touched down at approximately 316 PM CDT, 1.31 miles west of Mitchell in northwestern Bullock County. The tornado crossed State Highway 110 and moved into eastern Montgomery County. The tornado then crossed County Road 2 before lifting around 325 PM CDT, 1.42 miles north northeast of Cecil. The tornado damage path was 5.94 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Several structures, homes, and mobile homes were also damaged along the path.

Start: 32.2500/-85.9500
End: 32.3200/-85.9800
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2005 08 29 1255 Tallapoosa

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F1 3.3 300 0 0 1.8 SW Reeltown-2.8 NW Reeltown
National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a storm survey in Tallapoosa County. It has been determined that an F1 tornado occurred with winds estimated around 80 miles an hour. The tornado touched down at approximately 155 PM CDT just east of State Highway 49 or about 1.7 miles southwest of Reeltown. The tornado traveled northwest and ended at approximately 158 PM CDT near the intersection of County Road 45 and Sulphur Springs Road. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Several homes suffered varying degrees of damage. The tornado damage path was 3.25 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 32.5800/-85.8200
End: 32.6300/-85.8300
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2005 08 29 0630 Escambia

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F0 2.0 30 0 0 7 S Huxford-5 S Huxford
A weak tornado developed near Interstate 65 and Highway 21. The tornado moved northwest along Highway 21 and dissipated near the prison. The weak tornado remained over open farm land and blew down several trees and power lines.

Start: 31.1200/-87.4700
End: 31.1500/-87.4700
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2005 08 28 1822 Mobile

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Alabama Port
A weak tornado developed along the outer bands of Hurricane Katrina. The weak tornado moved in from Mobile Bay and quickly dissipated over land. The tornado blew down several trees and power lines near Alabama Port.

Start: 30.3700/-88.1200
End: 30.3700/-88.1200
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2005 08 28 1804 Baldwin

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Fort Morgan
A weak tornado developed along the outer bands of Hurricane Katrina. The weak tornado blew down several trees and power lines just east of Fort Morgan.
Start: 30.2300/-88.0200
End: 30.2300/-88.0200
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2005 08 28 1454 Mobile

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F0 1.0 30 0 0 Semmes
A weak tornado developed along the outer bands of Hurricane Katrina. The weak tornado blew down several trees and power lines near Semmes.

Start: 30.7800/-88.2500
End: 30.7800/-88.2500
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2005 07 06 1440 Lee

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F0 1.2 200 0 0 8.5 E Opelika-9.7 E Opelika
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage just east of Opelika and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 340 PM CDT 8.5 miles east of Opelika, along County Road 158 just east of Lee Road 269. At least two mobile homes sustained minor damage, dozens of trees and power lines were snapped off or blown down, and a spare tire was removed from a vehicle and thrown several yards away. The tornado damage path was 1.2 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.6500/-85.2200
End: 32.6500/-85.2000
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2005 07 06 1434 Chambers-Tallapoosa

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F0 0.1 10 0 0 4.2 E Camphill
Law Enforcement Officials witnessed a brief tornado touch down along State Road 50, 4.2 miles east of Camp Hill or 12.5 miles southwest of Lafayette. The witnesses reported a brief tornado touch down right on the county line with little or no damage in the area. The tornado occurred at 334 PM CDT. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.8000/-85.5800
End: 32.8000/-85.5800
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2005 07 06 1356 Autauga

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F0 0.2 25
0 0 5.4 SW Tuskegee
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage between Prattville and Autaugaville and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado briefly touched down at approximately 256 PM CDT near the intersection of State Highway 14 and County Road 27. This location is roughly half way between Prattville and Autaugaville. The damage was limited to a few snapped off trees along the short path. The tornado damage path was 1/4 of a mile long and 25 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.4200/-86.5500
End: 32.4200/-86.5500
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2005 07 06 1334 Macon

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F1 0.1 25
0 1 8 NW Tuskegee
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage between near the Woodland Community and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 234 PM CDT near the intersection of County Road 56 and State Highway 199, about 8 miles northwest of Tuskegee. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the short path. One auto body shop was totally destroyed. A man was injured when he was thrown several yards out of the auto body shop. A shed also sustained damage. At least three vehicles were heavily damage by fallen trees. The tornado damage path was 1/10 of a mile long and 25 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.5200/-85.8000
End: 32.5200/-85.8000
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2005 07 06 1317 Elmore

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F0 1.3 75
0 0 1 SSW Tallassee-2.4 NW Tallassee
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage west of Tallassee and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 217 PM CDT 2 miles southwest of Tallassee near County Road 8 and East Acres Road. The tornado tracked northward and ended at approximately 218 PM CDT 2.2 miles northwest of Tallassee near County Road 86. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. At least three homes and one barn sustained minor damage. One out-building suffered roof damage. The tornado damage path was 1.1 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point. The same storm produced cloud to ground lightning that struck the water works building near Tallassee. Some of the computers were damaged. The tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.52/-85.9000
End: 32.5500/-85.9300
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2005 07 06 1255 Macon-Elmore

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F0 5.6 150 0 0 2.5 W Shorter-4.7 SW Tallassee
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across far northwestern Macon County near Shorter into southeastern Elmore County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 155 PM CDT in western sections of Shorter. The tornado tracked northward across the Tallapoosa River and lifted at approximately 203 PM CDT between County Road 4 and County Road 143, about 2.5 miles southwest of Tuckabatchie Community. A few structures suffered minor roof damage in Shorter. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. The tornado damage path was 5.6 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.
Start: 32.4000/-85.9800
End: 32.4800/-85.9500
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2005 07 06 1242 Montgomery

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F0 7.6 30 0 0 2.6 SSW Cecil-5.3 NNW Cecil
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in northeastern Montgomery County and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 142 PM CDT about 2 miles south southwest of Cecil, just west of County Road 37. The tornado lifted just north of Interstate 85 at approximately 150 PM CDT, 1.5 miles north northeast of the Waugh Community. One baseball complex sustained damage and several trees were snapped off or blown down along the path. The tornado damage path was 7.6 miles long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.2700/-86.0200
End: 32.3700/-86.0300
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2005 07 06 1236 Autauga

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F0 0.2 25
0 0 0.5 NW Vida-0.7 NW Vida
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage near Vida and determined the damage was the result of a weak tornado. The tornado briefly touched down just northwest of Vida at approximately 136 PM CDT, west of County Road 19. The tornado knocked down or snapped off a few trees along its short path and did not affect any structures. The tornado damage path was only 0.2 miles long and 25 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.6200/-86.6800
End: 32.6200/-86.7000
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2005 07 06 1227 Autauga

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F1 0.3 30 0 0 4.9 N Autaugaville
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage between Independence and Autaugaville and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down at approximately 127 PM CDT along County Road 13, 5 miles north of Autaugaville. Several trees were snapped off or blown down along the short path. One out-building sustained damage. The tornado damage path was 1/4 of a mile long and 30 yards wide at its widest point. This tornado was spawned during Tropical Storm Cindy.

Start: 32.5000/-86.6700
End: 32.5000/-86.6700
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2005 07 06 0957 Covington

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F0 1.0 30 0 0 Lockhart
A tornado that had developed in Okaloosa County moved into Covington County from the south. The tornado tracked to just west of Lockhart before dissipating. Trees and power lines were blown down along the track of the tornado.

Start: 31.0200/-86.3500
End: 31.0200/-86.3500
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2005 07 06 0945 Covington

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Watkins Bridge
A tornado developed along the fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down near Watkins Bridge and blew down trees and power lines for about half a mile.

Start: 31.0800/-86.4300
End: 31.0800/-86.4300
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2005 07 06 0620 Escambia

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Atmore
A tornado developed along the fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down in a large field near Atmore. The tornado blew down several trees in the field.

Start: 31.0300/-87.5000
End: 31.0300/-87.5000
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2005 07 06 0525 Clarke

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 5 W Walker Springs
A tornado developed along the fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down west of Walker Springs and blew down trees and power lines for about half a mile.

Start: 31.5300/-87.8800
End: 31.5300/-87.8800
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2005 07 06 0520 Washington

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Leroy
A tornado developed along the fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down near Leroy and blew down trees and power lines for about half a mile.
Start: 31.500/-87.9800
End: 31.5000/-87.9800
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2005 07 06 0353 Mobile

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Chunchula
A tornado developed along the outer fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down just east of Chunchula near Celeste . The tornado blew down several trees and power lines.
Start: 30.9200/-88.2000
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2005 07 06 0300 Mobile

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F0 0.5 30 0 0 Semmes
A weak tornado developed along the fringes of Tropical Storm Cindy. The tornado touched down along Spice Pond Road in Semmes. The tornado damaged several roofs and outbuildings and blew down trees along its path.

Start: 30.7800/-88.2500
End: 30.7800/-88.2500
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2005 05 31 1805 Covington

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F0 1.0 20 0 0 5 W Opp
A weak tornado was filmed by a law enforcement official near US Highway 84, west of Opp. The tornado remained over an open field and the only damage found were a few trees blown down.

Start: 31.2800/-86.3300
End: 31.2800/-86.3300
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2005 05 31 1730 Crenshaw

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F0 0.2 20 0 0 Dozier
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Dozier. The tornado blew down several trees and power lines and also damaged a couple of out buildings.

Start: 31.5000/-86.3700
End: 31.5000/-86.3700
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2005 05 31 1710 Covington

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F0 1.0 20 0 0 4 E Gantt
A weak tornado touched down near a home in the Straughn Community. The weak tornado stayed on the ground for about a mile. The tornado damaged a home that had just been repaired from damage that it received during Hurricane Ivan. The home suffered roof and siding damage from the tornado. A pump house was also destroyed. Several trees were also blown down. Although someone was in the attic of the home when the tornado damaged the roof, they were not injured.

Start: 31.4000/-86.4200
End: 31.4000/-86.4200
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2005 04 30 0712 Barbour

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F1 10.0 75 0 0 2 SE Mt Andrew-1 E Comer
The tornado first touched down southeast of Mount Andrew near CR 51 where several trees were blown down or snapped off. As the tornado moved northeastward, it gained strength and produced its most significant damage around the Barbour County Public Lake. Hundreds of very large trees were snapped off or blown down. Some of the trees were at least 4 feet in diameter. One home at the lake sustained significant damage due to fallen trees. Two out-buildings, one truck, and several boats were either damaged or destroyed on the lake property. Two 14ft aluminum boats were picked up and sent flying over 100 yards. Several lake roads were temporarily impassable due to the fallen trees. Numerous trees were snapped off as the tornado continued northeastward across the Barbour County State Wildlife Management Area. The tornado weakened near the end of the path and only produced light tree damage near US 82 and CR 49.

Start: 31.9393/-85.4970
End: 32.0326/-85.3780
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2005 04 30 0654 Bullock

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F0 12.6 125 0 0 2.8 N Perote-2 S Midway
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage along CR 14 between Blues Old Stand and areas just south of Midway. It has been determined that the damage was caused by a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 with winds estimated around 70 miles an hour. The tornado touched down near Blues Old Stand around 754 AM CDT. The tornado traveled northeast for approximately 12.6 miles before lifting about 2 miles south of Midway around 810 AM CDT. Numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted along the tornado path. The tornado crossed US 29, SR 239 and ended just before crossing SR 51. One commercial hunting lodge was damaged and one mobile home sustained roof damage.

Start: 31.9800/-85.7000
End: 32.0500/-85.5200
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2005 04 30 0620 Crenshaw

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F0 4.0 200 0 0 Bradleyton-4 E Bradleyton
A weak tornado moved across the northeast part of Crenshaw County. The tornado touched down near Bradleyton and moved almost due east for about four miles. Most of the damage was to timber with some minor damage to a church and a few homes. The most damage occurred when a tree fell through an almost new manufactured home and split the home in two. The tornado dissipated near the Helicon Community. The lady who would have normally been sleeping in the home where the tree fell, had gone to the hospital for an appointment. Other people were sleeping on both ends of the home and never knew the tree had split the home in two until someone woke them up. No one was injured.

Start: 31.9000/-86.2500
End: 31.9000/-86.1800
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2005 04 30 0552 Lowndes

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F1 1.6 50 0 1 4.2 SW White Hall-3 SW White Hall
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across northwestern Lowndes County. It was determined that the damage was the result of a tornado that has been rated F1 on the Fujita Scale. The tornado first touched down near Mount Gillard Church, near the Intersection of US 80 and CR 17 around 652 AM CDT. It stayed on the ground for only about a minute, before lifting around 653 AM CDT. The total path length was 1.6 miles with a width of 50 yards at its widest point. This path was parallel to CR 17, with most of the damage on the northwest side of the road. This tornado, with winds estimated around 100 mph, uprooted or snapped dozens of trees, damaged 2 mobile homes severely...produced minor damage to 3 homes and caused severe roof damage to another home. The side of one of the mobile homes was breached by an unidentified piece of debris, resulting in a 7 foot by 3 foot hole. The most substantial damage to a home consisted of approximately one third of the roof being blown off, which resulted in the partial collapse of an exterior wall. One middle aged man was injured in this home but did not seek medical treatment.

Start: 32.2800/-86.7800
End: 32.3000/-86.7700
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2005 04 30 0514 Clay-Tallapoosa
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F1 17.1 200 0 0 11.7 S Ashland-1.2 NE Wadley
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the tornado damage that started over extreme northern Tallapoosa County, about 2.2 miles northwest of Goldville. It appears the tornado began at 614 AM CDT. There was F0 damage, in the form of scattered tree damage, from Vine Road just south of the Clay County Line, east to near Highway 49. The damage increased to F1 damage along Highway 49, especially to the southeast of the highway. There were several dozen trees snapped and uprooted, with many signs of convergence in the pattern of fallen trees. There were a few broken windows in two houses, and one house had its carport lifted up off most of its support columns. In the same area of concentrated damage, four chicken houses sustained significant roof damage, and the tin was blown down the tornado track for about 100 yards. The chicken houses were just north of the county line, in Clay County. The tornado damage path was about 200 yards wide at this point. This damage occurred around 618 AM CDT. The tornado path continued to the east with more trees blown down along the Tallapoosa Clay County Line, including across Simpson Road and County Road 79. As it crossed County Road 79, around 627 AM CDT, the damage was along the Tallapoosa Randolph County Line. The damage path entered extreme northwest Chambers County, around 630 AM, along and north of Highway 22. At this point the tornado track ran parallel to Highway 22 all the way to Wadley, on a northeast track. Three brick buildings were significantly damaged in downtown Wadley, about 100 yards north of the Highway 22/77 intersection, on the east side of Highway 77. The southern most building, built in 1925, sustained a fire several years ago and was condemned. The fire had gutted the two-story building, and only the four walls were left standing. There was no roof on this building and it was taller than the two adjacent and attached buildings. The tornado significantly damaged at least two of the walls, and the top of the building toppled over onto the adjacent buildings, causing more damage. Since the integrity of the building had already been compromised, it was determined the damage was consistent with F0/F1 wind speeds. The tornado continued northeast across the Tallapoosa River and knocked down more trees near the intersection of County Road 33 and County Road 828, near Louina. The total damage path of the tornado was 17.1 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point. For purposes of this write-up, the tornado occurred in two counties at the same time because its placement was directly on the county lines.

Start: 33.1000/-85.8300
End: 33.1700/-85.5300
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2005 04 30 0422 Shelby

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F1 2.2 150 0 0 2.8 NE Columbiana-4.2 NE Columbiana
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage just northeast of Columbiana. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Damage Scale with winds estimated around 75 miles an hour. The tornado touched down approximately 3 miles northeast of downtown Columbiana, just west of County Road 25 across the train tracks. The tornado snapped off and uprooted numerous trees and knocked over several power poles along its fairly short path. Some of the trees were several feet in diameter. Fallen trees significantly damaged one home, produced minor damage to a few other homes, destroyed at least 4 vehicles, and destroyed several outbuildings. The tornado crossed County Road 25 and headed eastward across mainly rural farmland. The tornado ended near the intersection of Davis Road and County Road 5 where a garage sustained roof damage and one large tree was uprooted. The tornado damage path was approximately 2.2 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado started at 522 AM CDT and ended at 523 AM CDT.

Start: 33.2200/-86.5700
End: 33.2300/-86.5500
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2005 04 30 0404 Shelby

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F1 11.6 100 0 0 3.3 SW Helena-7.7 NE Helena
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected the Helena, Alabaster, Pelham, and Chelsea areas early Saturday morning. The tornado has been rated an F1 with winds estimated around 75 miles an hour. The tornado first touched down just west of County Road 93 near the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area in Helena. The tornado moved generally eastward and crossed County Road 17, County Road 58, US 31, Interstate 65 and County Road 11 before ending near County Road 39. The tornado damage path was approximately 11.6 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 504 AM CDT to 518 AM CDT. The initial damage was minor with only a few trees uprooted or snapped off west of County Road 17 in Helena. As the tornado crossed County Road 17, it intensified and caused its most significant damage. The most concentrated and significant damage occurred near Scurlock Road and County Road 17 then eastward along County Road 58 to just past County Road 95. Several subdivisions were affected including Braelinn Village, Amberley Woods, Navajo Hills, and Port South. Numerous homes suffered shingle and minor roof damage along with a few broken windows. Many trees and power lines were either blown down or snapped off. Power was unavailable for several hours due to downed power poles. A few homes suffered major damage due to fallen trees. Several automobiles and outbuildings were destroyed. A municipal park in Helena sustained minor damage. As the tornado crossed US 31 near Walmart, several large trees and signs were blown down or snapped off. A few homes just east of US 31 were damaged from fallen trees. For the remainder of the tornadoes path, the damage was relatively minor and mainly affected trees. The tornado crossed the Weatherly subdivision and the Ballantrae Golf Course and subdivision before ending just east of County Road 39 near Hidden Ridge.
Start: 33.2700/-86.8800
End: 33.3800/-86.7500
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2005 04 30 0316 Tuscaloosa

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F0 6.9 100 0 0 2.2 NW Northport-5.8 NE Northport
National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a survey across areas just north northwest of Northport. It has been determined the area had experienced an F0 tornado, with winds of estimated around 65 mph. The tornado touched down around 416 AM CDT about one half mile west of the CR 86 and US 43 intersection. The tornado then moved northeast, crossing SR 69 and CR 47 before lifting near the end of CR 87 around 424 AM CDT. The tornado damage path was 6.9 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped off along the path. The most concentrated damage was near the end of the path from the far southeastern tip of Lake Tuscaloosa to near the end of CR 87. In this area, several homes received minor damage and two homes received significant roof damage due to fallen trees. This storm also produced large hail. The largest hail reported was golf ball size and occurred across the southern parts of Lake Tuscaloosa.

Start: 33.2300/-87.6200
End: 33.2800/-87.5200
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2005 04 30 0205 Walker

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F1 0.6 50 0 0 5.8 E Jasper-6.4 E Jasper
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected east central Walker County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F1 with winds estimated around 80 miles an hour. The tornado first touched down at approximately 305 AM CDT in the Union Chapel area, on the north side of US 78. This location is near the intersection of US 78 and Arron Road. The tornado lifted at approximately 306 AM CDT. The tornado damage path was 0.6 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. The most significant damage caused by the tornado occurred to the Variety Outlet and the Valley Used Parts Store. The eastern part of the building was completely destroyed. The remainder of the building sustained extensive roof damage. Roof sections were blown off to the north up to a quarter of a mile and wrapped around a telephone pole. Roof insulation stuck to the western facing store building walls and automobiles in the general vicinity. A flea market sustained major damage on US 78. A few homes also received varying degrees of roof damage.

Start: 33.8300/-87.1800
End: 33.8300/-87.1700
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2005 04 22 1803 Cherokee

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F0 0.9 75
0 0 0.8 NE Jamestown-1.4 NE Jamestown
The second Cherokee County tornado touched down just west of CR 15, approximatley one mile north of Jamestown, around 703 PM CDT. It stayed on the ground for only about one minute, before lifting around 704 PM CDT. The total path length was 0.9 miles with a path width of 75 yards at its widest point. This tornado uprooted or snapped off numerous trees along its path. A porch of one home was completely destroyed. As this tornado crossed over CR 15, a 40 year old home had its tin roof blown off and received some structural damage, which included several windows being blown out. On this same property, three to four outbuildings were completely destroyed.

Start: 34.4000/-85.5700
End: 34.4200/-85.5700
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2005 04 22 1801 Cherokee

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F0 0.4 75
0 0 2.1 NW Jamestown-1.8 NW Jamestown
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across far northern Cherokee County. It was determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0. The tornado touched down in Dekalb County in the Little River Canyon Wildlife Management Area and crossed in Cherokee County for approximately 0.4 miles. The tornado crossed the county line near the confluence of Hurricane Creek and Little River and ended approximately 1.2 miles west of CR 103. Several trees were snapped off or uprooted along the short path in Cherokee County. The tornado occurred at 701 PM CDT.

Start: 34.4200/-85.6200
End: 34.4200/-85.6000
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2005 04 22 1759 DeKalb

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F0 0.2 60 0 0 5 ESE Fort Payne
Tornado touched down briefly in Little River Canyon Wildlife Management Area near the intersection of Hurricane Creek and Little River. Numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped in this area. The damage occurred in a thickly forested area and the exact damage length was a bit uncertain. Maximum winds were estimated at 70 mph.

Start: 34.4000/-85.6500
End: 34.4000/-85.6500
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2005 04 6 1651 Pickens

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F0 1.5 50 0 0 1.3 W Aliceville-1.1 N Aliceville
National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed the damage in Aliceville and determined that the damage was caused by a tornado. The tornado was rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale with localized winds of up to 73 miles an hour. The tornado touched down near the Aliceville Manor Nursing Home at approximately 551 pm CDT. The weak tornado tracked northeast generally parallel to 17th Street NW. At least 9 homes suffered mainly minor roof damge, although one house had major rood damage. A few porches were completely torn off homes and the debris was tossed up to one half of a mile away. Several outbuildings were damaged and many lawn or outdoor items were overturned. The tornado crossed SR 14 where a few large trees were snapped off or uprooted at the Aliceville Country Club. Several additional trees and power lines were blown down along the relatively short path. The tornado lifted at the end of Country Club Lane at the Aliceville Country Club at approximately 553 pm CDT. The tornado path length was one and one half miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported.

Start: 33.1300/-88.1700
End: 33.1500/-88.1500
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2005 03 22 1213 Houston

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Moderate Risk

F2 3.0 200 0 4 3.5 SSE Pansey-2 SW Gordon
A tornado touched down about a half mile west of Firetower Road. As it traveled northeast, it destroyed three barns on County Road 81, and destroyed two large homes just north of Turnpike Road. Four people were injured and transported to a hospital in Dothan. Several mobile homes were damaged, with numerous trees and power lines down. The storm survey was conducted by the NWS Tallahassee WCM and SOO.

Start: 31.1000/-85.1700
End: 31.1300/-85.1200
2
2005 03 13 2154 Pickens

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Slight Risk
F0 7.0 150 0 0 6.2 SW Ethelsville-5.6 SE Ethelsville
National Weather Service Meteorologist surveyed the damage in Pickens County and determined a weak tornado occurred. The tornado damage was rated an F0. The tornado first touched down just west of CR 75 near the Pine Grove Community. The tornado tracked east northeast through the Pine Grove Community, where one home suffered extensive damage from fallen and uprooted trees. The tornado continued almost parallel to Will Jones Road where two homes sustained significant damage. The tornado ended near the intersection of Will Jones Road and Moorehead Road just south of the McShan Community. Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the path and a few outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado was on the ground from 954 pm CST until 1004 pm CST. The tornado damage path was approximately 7 miles long and 150 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.3500/-88.3000
End: 33.3700/-88.1500
1
2005 01 07 2312 Hale

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Slight Risk
F0 0.8 75
0 0 3.6 SW Greensboro-2.8 SW Greensboro
The first tornado of 2005 occurred in Hale County. The weak tornado touched down approximately 3 miles southwest of Greensboro near State Highway 69. Several out-buildings were destroyed near the Thigpen residence on Highway 69 south. One house had significant roof damage and one vehicle sustained body and window damage. One tractor had the enclosed top ripped off. At least 50 trees were snapped off or blown over along the short path. The brief tornado touched down at 1112 pm and lifted at 1114 pm CST. The tornado was rated an F0. The tornado damage path was approximately 3/4 of a mile long and 75 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 32.6700/-87.6300
End: 32.6700/-87.6200


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