Alabama Tornado Database


2008 Summary

 

2008 Tornado Occurrences (94) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Max Path Width(Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
94 2008 12 24 1632 Walker

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 0.06 100  0 0 1.6 SSW Mc Cullum
The tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of AL-69 and Dutton Hill Road. It damaged 1 carport, 2 sheds, a trailer, and several trees in the area.

Start: 33.8000/-87.3400
End: 33.8000/-87.3400
93 2008 12 24 1533 Limestone

Storm Survey

Event Report

Small Risk
F1 1.65 50  0 0 1.6 ESE Orrville - 0.8 NNE Belle Mina
A tornado tracked through the northern portions of the community of Belle Mina on Christmas Eve. The tornado developed in a forested area just east of Interstate 65 north of Garrett Road. It toppled trees onto a vehicle being used by hunters. The tornado tracked through a cotton field for about 1/2 of a mile before intensifying to EF-1 strength and destroying two single wide trailer homes. One was lifted off its foundation entirely with debris found several hundred yards downwind. Fortunately, no occupants were in either location. The tornado then tracked into a farmstead along Mooresville Road, completely destroying two large tractor sheds. Two of the adjacent homes sustained minor damage to the roof. Several cedar and cypress trees were either snapped or uprooted. One tree landed atop a vehicle. No injuries occurred. The tornado then crossed Mooresville Road, uprooting and snapping additional trees, and collapsing a small shed onto vehicles. One wall of an old small farmhouse also collapsed. No occupants were in the home at the time.

Start: 34.6600/-86.9000
End: 34.6600/-86.8800
92 2008 12 10 0434 St. Clair

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Slight Risk
F1 3.92 300  0 0 1.7 N Acmar - 2.2 E Branchville
The tornado touched down near the intersection of US-411, Meyers Road, and Church Road, near the Bethel Baptist Church. It then traveled northeastward and lifted just northeast of AL-174. At least 5 homes suffered extensive roof damage. At least 4 outbuildings were completely destroyed. Approximately 100 trees were either uprooted or snapped off. A glass enclosed sun-room was completely destroyed.

Start: 33.6200/-86.4500
End: 33.6500/-86.3900
91 2008 12 10 0102 Jackson

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Slight Risk
F2 4.46 300  0 0 1.0 SE Tupelo - 2.1 ENE Pikeville
A tornado struck portions of central Jackson County around 1 AM CST Wednesday morning. This tornado initially snapped several cedar trees near County Road 21, before toppling three TVA high voltage power line towers near Pikeville Alabama. It then rapidly proceeded northeast snapping trees, collapsing several barns, and ripping off roofs before lifting near the end of County Road 34. According to Jackson County Emergency Management, the tornado and adjacent straight-line winds were to blame for up to twenty homes being damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed and seven more were damaged. Nine barns were destroyed and three were damaged. The maximum wind speed with this tornado was estimated at 125 mph.

Start: 34.7400/-86.0700
End: 34.7700/-86.0000
90 2008 12 10 0101 Walker

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Slight Risk
F2 4.66 400  0 0 3.7 W Sipsey - 3.2 N Sipsey
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Snow Drive and Old Pineywoods Road, just north of US-78. It then traveled northeastward and crossed CR-77 and lifted shortly thereafter. One mobile home was totally destroyed and rolled approximately 50 feet. At least two additional mobile homes suffered significant damage. Two chicken houses were damaged. A few hundred trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path.

Start: 33.8200/-87.1400
End: 33.8700/-87.0800
89 2008 12 10 0043 Walker

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Slight Risk
F1 0.75 400  0 0 0.6 ESE Oakman - 0.4 NNW Coal Valley
The tornado touched down just west of Jackson Street on the north side of Oakman. It then traveled northeastward, crossed School Street and AL-69, and lifted on Watts Street just east of AL-69. Metal bleachers were twisted and thrown at the Oakman School athletic field, and the concession stand at the ball field was heavily damaged. Oakman Elementary School sustained only light structural damage directly from the tornado. However, rain leaking through the damaged roof and ceiling caused extensive water damage to parts of the school building. Several houses along AL-69 suffered also significant roof damage. Approximately 150 trees were either uprooted or snapped off.

Start: 33.7200/-87.3900
End: 33.7300/-87.3800
88 2008 10 08 1419 Marion

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.01 20  0 0 1.9 WNW Winfield
A brief tornado touch down was captured on video by several people, near the intersection of CR-27 and CR-69, just west of Winfield. Subsequent inspection of the touch down area revealed no significant damage.

Start: 33.9300/-87.8500
End: 33.9300/-87.8500
87 2008 10 08 1233 Henry

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.44 75  0 0 5.4 W Capps
The supercell responsible for the Coffee and Dale County tornadoes spawned its last tornado near the Dale-Henry County Line north of State Road 27. It damaged a home. The carport attached to the home was destroyed, with debris scattered over several acres. The tornado lifted a few minutes later. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with winds estimated at 85 mph.

Start: 31.4900/-85.4100
End: 31.5000/-85.4000
86 2008 10 08 1217 Dale

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.36 50  0 0 1.1 ESE Pinckard
The same supercell that spawned the tornado north of Wicksburg in western Houston County produced a brief EF-0 tornado just east of Pinckard in southeastern Dale County. No damage was reported.

Start: 31.3100/-85.5300
End: 31.3200/-85.5300
85 2008 10 08 1205 Houston

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 3.95 75  0 0 3 N Wicksburg - 2.8 N Hollis Dairy
A fast-moving supercell spawned a tornado just north of U.S. Highway 84 near the intersection of State Road 123, where it destroyed a barn. It then moved to the northeast, and damaged a few vehicles at an auto dealership and uprooted some trees near the Dale-Houston County Line. It crossed from western Houston County into southeastern Dale County, and remained on the ground for nearly a mile before lifting. The tornado was rated an EF-0.

Start: 31.2400/-85.6300
End: 31.2800/-85.5800
84 2008 10 08 1125 Dale

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 2.43 75  0 0 5 S Ozark - 1.1 NW Klondyke Hill
The parent supercell which spawned the EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes, produced another tornado about 5 miles south of Ozark near Logan Road, where it tore the roof off a barn and a home. It then moved east-northeast toward State Road 123 before lifting. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with winds estimated at 80 mph.

Start: 31.3800/-85.6500
End: 31.3900/-85.6100
83 2008 10 08 1115 Dale

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.10 75  0 0 0.6 WSW Fort Rucker
The same supercell which spawned the EF-1 tornado in Enterprise moved to the east-northeast and produced a brief tornado on the southwest side of the Fort Rucker Military Base, near the intersection of Andrews Avenue and Airport Road. It damaged several vehicles and a few homes, and downed numerous trees before it lifted. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with winds estimated from 75 to 80 mph.

Start: 31.3300/-85.7300
End: 31.3300/-85.7100
82 2008 10 08 1054 Coffee

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Slight Risk
F1 1.90 150  0 0 0.6 WSW Enterprise - 1.3 ENE Enterprise
A tornado touched down just south of the Enterprise Civic Center. It moved to the east-northeast and lifted just east of Boll Weevil Circle near the Walmart. It caused extensive damage to the civic center, with several windows blown out and much of its roof removed. The winds damaged several vehicles outside the Enterprise Senior Center. A building attached to the Old Bama Cotton Mill collapsed. More than a hundred homes and businesses were also damaged. Fortunately, no injuries or deaths were reported. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with winds estimated from 100 to 105 mph.

Start: 31.3200/-85.8600
End: 31.3200/-85.8300
81 2008 10 08 0925 Covington

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.89 50  0 0 4.8 NNW Watkins Bridge - 4.8 S Libertyville
A weak tornado first set down just southwest of Red Oak, blowing down several trees. The tornado continued through the woods and damaged a couple of residences near U. S. Highway 55. Tin was blow off a shed and was found a couple hundred yards northwest of Highway 55. The tornado continued across Highway 55 and dissipated just northwest of Highway 55. No injuries occurred.

Start: 31.1400/-86.4700
End: 31.1600/-86.4500
80 2008 10 08 0430 Walker

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.48 40  0 0 3.4 NE Eldridge - 3.8 NE Eldridge
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Kendrick Road and Dogtown Road, and was on the ground for about a half mile. One chicken house was heavily damaged, two outbuildings suffered minor damage, and several trees were snapped off or uprooted.

Start: 33.9500/-87.5800
End: 33.9600/-87.5700
79 2008 09 01 1205 Baldwin

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Slight Risk
F0 0.10 30  0 0 1 N Elberta
A weak tornado briefly touched down just north of Elberta. The tornado blew down a couple of trees and a trailer home had roof damage.

Start: 30.4300/-87.6000
End: 30.4300/-87.6000
78 2008 08 25 1826 Houston

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F1 0.20 50  0 0 2 SE Gordon
A tornado briefly touched down just south of Gordon. A mobile home along East County Road 8 was destroyed when an uprooted tree crashed on top of it. There were several trees with their tops snapped off along the tornado's short path.

Start: 31.1200/-85.0800
End: 31.1300/-85.0800
77 2008 08 25 1658 Pike

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Tropical Storm Fay
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2008 Atlantic Tropical Map

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F0 0.01 20  0 0 1 SSW Enon
A brief tornado touched down, near the Enon Community in eastern Pike County, uprooted several hardwood trees, and snapped off several other large branches. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 31.8100/-85.7300
End: 31.8100/-85.7300
76 2008 08 25 1119 Calhoun

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F1 1.10 250  0 0 0.9 NNE Choccolocco - 1.6 S Pleasant Ridge
The tornado touched down on Cross Creek Road, just east of Choccolocco Road. It then moved north-northwestward, roughly parallel to Choccolocco Road, and lifted near the intersection of Choccolocco Road and Cobb Road. One auto shop was destroyed and two houses sustained moderate damage. Additionally, one home suffered light damage and 50 to 100 trees were snapped off or uprooted along the path. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 33.6800/-85.6900
End: 33.7000/-85.7000
75 2008 08 25 1111 Calhoun

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F1 0.01 50  0 0 1 SW Old Davisville
One home was significantly damaged by a brief tornado touched down in the Sugar Valley Subdivision, just off Old Downing Mill Road, in southeastern Calhoun County. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 33.6400/-85.6800
End: 33.6400/-85.6800
74 2008 08 25 1106 Cleburne

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F2 0.36 400  0 0 3 NW Chulafinnee
The tornado touched down on US-431, about a half mile south of the intersection with AL-281. It then moved northwestward, along and just east of US-431, and lifted just before reaching AL-281. One gas station/convenience store and one auto body shop were significantly damaged. Approximately 100 to 200 trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 33.5800/-85.6800
End: 33.5900/-85.6800
73 2008 08 25 1025 Blount

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Slight Risk
F1 0.41 60  0 0 4.5 SSE Allgood
The tornado touched down near the south shore on the eastern end of Inland Lake, directly across the lake from the boat launch. It then moved northwestward across the lake, across the boat launch area, and lifted about a quarter mile northwest of there just off of Boat Landing Road. Numerous trees were snapped off or were uprooted. Two structures sustained light damage and a few power poles were knocked down. The tornado was witnessed by a Blount County Sheriff's Deputy and a Birmingham Water Works employee. These witnesses were aware of a tornado warning and took cover quickly as the tornado formed. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 33.8600/-86.4700
End: 33.8600/-86.4800
72 2008 08 25 0956 St. Clair

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F1 3.38 100  0 0 1.7 SE St. Clair Springs - 0.6 NE St. Clair
The tornado touched down just northeast of the Saint Clair Correctional Facility. It then moved northwest, crossing AL-23 and Interstate 59, and then lifted just east of the intersection of AL-23 and US-11. A few structures had minor damage from fallen trees. Otherwise, damage was primarily snapped softwood trees along the path. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 33.7500/-86.3800
End: 33.7900/-86.4200
71 2008 08 25 0720 Dale

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F1 0.44 75  0 0 1 NW Arguta
A tornado touched down near the intersection of County Roads 19 and 15, about three miles northwest of Skipperville. Several trees were uprooted and a barn was heavily damaged.

Start: 31.5800/-85.6000
End: 31.5800/-85.5900
70 2008 08 25 0718 Pike

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F0 0.45 75  0 0 2 NE Corcoran
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Needmore Road and County Road 7749. It then moved north-northeastward, roughly parallel to Needmore Road, for about a half mile before lifting. It produced minor damage to the roof of a home, destroyed one outbuilding, damaged the awning of a barn, caused extensive damage to two chicken houses, and snapped off about 15 hardwood trees. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 31.8500/-85.9500
End: 31.8600/-85.9500
69 2008 08 25 0625 Autauga

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F0 0.05 25  0 0 4 NE Prattville
A brief tornado touched down snapped several trees, between mile markers 184 and 185 on Interstate 65. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 32.1600/-86.4300
End: 32.1600/-86.4300
68 2008 08 24 1724 Winston

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F0 0.05 20  0 0 0.5 NNE Meek
A brief tornado touched down in Arley blew down several street signs, including one that blew into and snapped a power pole. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 34.0900/-87.2200
End: 34.0900/-87.2200
67 2008 08 24 1312 Coosa

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F0 0.01 20  0 0 0.9 SW Wetona
Eyewitnesses reported a brief tornado touched down near the Coosa and Elmore County Line, near the Coosa River. No damage was found. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 32.7600/-86.3600
End: 32.7600/-86.3600
66 2008 08 24 1307 Elmore

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F0 0.04 20  0 0 3.5 WNW Ware
Eyewitnesses saw a tornado briefly touched down in the Emerald Valley area of southern Elmore County. No damage was found. This tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

Start: 32.4600/-86.1100
End: 32.4600/-86.1100
65 2008 08 18 0905 Mobile

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 0.10 20  0 0 Dauphin Island
A waterspout moved onshore near the west end of Dauphin Island and quickly dissipated. Some minor tree damage was observed.

Start: 30.2500/-88.1200
End: 30.2500/-88.1200
64 2008 05 20 1548 DeKalb

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Slight Risk
F0 0.21 20  0 0 0.9 NNW Collinsville
A brief, weak tornado touched down just west of County Road 51, approximately 1/2 of a mile northeast of State Highway 68. The tornado snapped large trees branches at a residence there, then tracked into a grassy field where convergent patterns were found. The tornado continued southeast for 1/4 of a mile. At the end of its path, it downed some trees after crossing nearby Interstate 59.

Start: 34.2800/-85.8800
End: 34.2800/-85.8800
63 2008 05 15 1117 Conecuh-Covington

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Slight Risk
F0 14.96 100  0 0 1.0 WNW Paul - 5.4 ENE Melrose
A weak tornado first touched down just west of Paul. The tornado moved northeast and passed just east of Cohassett. The tornado moved across U. S. Highway 84 at the Conecuh and Covington County Line. This is a rural area and the only damage the tornado caused was to trees. Some of the trees landed across the rural roads and had to be moved before anyone could drive on the roads. A weak tornado moved out of Conecuh County and into Covington County along U. S. Highway 84. The tornado moved northeast and tracked just west of Red Level where a tree fell on a house and caused major roof damage. The tornado then passed near the city of South where three homes and one mobile home were damaged. An old volunteer fire department building was also damaged. The tornado then dissipated. In addition to the structures that were damaged, many trees were blown down along the path of the tornado.

Start: 31.3300/-86.7700
End: 31.4700/-86.5800
62 2008 05 11 0147 Cleburne

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Moderate Risk
F1 2.29 150  0 0 3.9 SSE Edwardsville - 2.6 W Abernathy
The tornado touched down near Exit 205 along Interstate 20, or 5 miles east of Heflin, and traveled eastward. The tornado affected areas generally along CR-114 east of SR-46. The tornado lifted just west of the intersection of CR-114 and CR-62. Several homes were badly damaged and at least two had significant portions of their roofs blown off. Numerous trees were blown down or were snapped off along the path.

Start: 33.6500/-85.5000
End: 33.6400/-85.4600
61 2008 05 11 0136 Cleburne

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Moderate Risk
F1 3.78 1000  0 0 3.4 W Heflin - 1.1 SSE Heflin
The tornado touched down along the Talladega Scenic Drive just south of US Highway 78. It then moved along a slightly curved path until it crossed CR-79, and then tracked almost due east as it produced its most concentrated damage near SR-9. The tornado lifted near the end of Brockford Road in the vicinity of Shadow Lane, on the east side of the city of Heflin. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. Eight homes were destroyed, and more than 40 others received significant damage.

Start: 33.6400/-85.6400
End: 33.6400/-85.5700
60 2008 05 10 2337 Walker-Cullman

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Moderate Risk
F2 2.96 330  0 0 3.9 N Dilworth - 3.1 WSW Arkadelphia
The tornado touched down east of CR-77 near the intersection of Gravlee Junction Road and CR-15. The tornado then tracked northeast and entered Cullman County near the intersection of CR-17 and CR-19. The tornado appeared to have caused only minor tree damage in Walker County. A tornado moved across far southern Cullman County. Several debris paths were found during this storm survey. The most significant damage with peak wind speeds of 120 mph occurred along Highway 91 in the vicinity of the town of Colony. Four chicken houses were either severely damaged or destroyed and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. Significant tree damage was found in the vicinity of Arkadelphia along County Roads 8 and 35. Spotty lighter damage was found near the end of the tornado's path just east of Interstate 65 near Black Bottom.
Start: 33.9700/-87.1800
End: 33.9800/-87.1300
59 2008 05 10 2327 Walker

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Moderate Risk
F1 9.29 400  0 0 2.1 NE Marigold - 5.7 N Sipsey
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Birdfarm Road and Snow Lake Road, and then moved southeast, crossing SR-257 and SR-69, before lifting near the Cullman County Line. The tornado affected areas near the Sunlight Community, the Burrows Crossroads Community, and the Powellville Community. Numerous trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. Several structures suffered varying degrees of damage.

Start: 33.9400/-87.2500
End: 33.9000/-87.0900
58 2008 05 10 2259 Lauderdale

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Moderate Risk
F1 1.00 250  0 0 2.0 W Powell - 1.0 WSW Powell
A tornado with peak winds of around 95 mph touched down along County Roads 181 and 515 and uprooted and snapped several trees in its path. The tornado also produced minor structural damage to an outbuilding.

Start: 34.9700/-87.2600
End: 34.9700/-87.2500
57 2008 05 10 2218 Marion

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Moderate Risk
F1 25.46 400  0 0 2.9 SW Shottsville - 3.5 WNW Thorn Hill
The tornado spun up very quickly about 2.5 miles southwest of the Shottsville Community along County Road 13, between Reedy Branch Road and CR-154. The tornado then tracked just south of due east for almost the entire length of Marion County, with a slight left turn noted near the middle of the path. The tornado crossed CR-11, SR-19, SR-187, US-43, and SR-253, before lifting along CR-34. The tornado remained mostly in a heavily forested area, and thousands of trees were either snapped off or uprooted. Several mobile homes and one carport sustained varying degrees of damage along the path.

Start: 34.2400/-88.1600
End: 34.2000/-87.7200
56 2008 05 10 2200 Lauderdale

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Moderate Risk
F1 1.60 250  0 0 2.8 W Gravelly Springs - 1.4 WNW Gravelly Springs
A tornado with peak winds of around 100 mph touched down near a cove along the Tennessee River and moved east northeast, nearly paralleling County Road 14 between the Wright and Rhodesville Communities. Extensive tree damage was observed with multiple large trees uprooted and many medium size tree trunks snapped. The heaviest damage occurred to a farm along County Road 14, where an all metal barn was completely destroyed, an awning adjacent to another outbuilding was ripped off, and concrete posts were ripped from the ground. The metal roofing was catapulted approximately 1/2 of a mile.

Start: 34.8800/-87.9500
End: 34.8900/-87.9200
55 2008 05 08 1340 Cullman

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F1 6.58 100  0 0 0.2 NNW St Bernard - 1.9 NNE Simcoe
A tornado with peak wind speeds around 100 mph tracked from the east side of Cullman through the Simcoe Community. Several large old oak trees were uprooted or snapped on the east side of Cullman. The tornado heavily damaged a pair of chicken houses in rural Cullman County. One chicken house completely collapsed with the central portion of the structure twisted and gnarled, and its metal roofing torn and twisted in the fields downstream. Pockets of straight-line wind damage were noted south of the tornado tracks, including in the southern portions of the city of Cullman.

Start: 34.1800/-86.8000
End: 34.2400/-86.7100
54 2008 05 08 1335 Limestone-Madison

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F1 4.01 250  0 0 0.6 S New Hope - 0.7 NNW Triana
A tornado produced sporadic EF-0 damage with winds up to 65 mph along New Hope Road in extreme southeastern Limestone County just north of the Tennessee River, where convergent wind patterns were noted in a grass and wheat field. A larger area of grass and wheat was flattened along County Line Road south of Swancott Road. Minor tree and roof damage occurred at a residence in this area. A tornado continued its track into Madison County to a point about 3 miles west northwest of Triana. The tornado intensified to an EF-1 with wind speeds up to 100 mph, uprooting large pine trees and snapping small to medium sized pine trees on the northeast side of Blackwell Swamp.

Start: 34.5700/-86.8200
End: 34.5900/-86.7500
53 2008 05 08 1320 Cullman

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F1 3.27 100  0 0 3.2 WSW Trimble - 0.2 SE Trimble
A tornado touched down again just east of Sulpher Springs tracking into the Trimble Community before lifting. The tornado uprooted or snapped several large trees. Some trees damaged apartments and campers in this area. Another tornado touched down a few more miles northeast on the east side of Cullman.

Start: 34.0800/-87.0000
End: 34.1000/-86.9500
52 2008 05 08 1315 Morgan

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F0 0.86 50  0 0 0.2 SW Oak Ridge - 0.7 NE Oak Ridge
A tornado with peak winds speeds of 95 mph touched down near Goose Pond Road northwest of Hartselle, tracking northeast near Norris Mill Road to around Macabee Drive. The tornado uprooted multiple medium to large trees, including one of 4-foot diameter. Several smaller trees and branches were snapped.
Start: 34.4800/-87.0000
End: 34.4900/-86.9900
51 2008 05 08 1300 Walker-Cullman

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F1 3.27 600  0 0 6.2 NE Marigold - 4.6 SW Wheat
This tornado touched down on Blooming Grove Road, about six tenths of a mile south of CR-43 near the Marylee Community. From there, it moved almost due east, crossing CR-43 and Smith Lake. Along its path in Walker County, the tornado blew down or snapped off hundreds of trees, damaged or destroyed at least 6 chicken houses, and destroyed at least 5 boat houses at the Euskin Point Marina on Smith Lake. A tornado with winds up to 100 mph continued a track out of Walker County on Smith Lake. Several trees were snapped and uprooted. A roof was partially torn off of a chicken house. The tornado lifted after nearly a 3/4 mile path, but then re-developed just a few miles further northeast near Sulpher Springs.
Start: 33.9700/-87.1800
End: 33.9800/-87.1300
50 2008 05 08 1206 Fayette-Walker

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F1 11.04 100  0 0 3.1 SW Bazemore - 0.2 NE Kansas
The tornado initially touched down about two and a half miles southwest of the Bazemore Community, one mile north of the intersection of CR-50 and SR-129. The tornado then moved east-northeasward and crossed into Walker County near Barron Creek at State Highway 13. In Fayette County, this tornado destroyed one shed, and damaged another. Other damage in Fayette County was generally light, and confined mostly to snapped off and uprooted trees. The tornado that had previously touched down in Fayette County crossed into Walker County near Barron Creek at SR-13. It then tracked east-northeastward to the Kansas Community, and lifted just before reaching US-78. In Walker County, numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted, including several very large trees in Kansas.
Start: 33.8700/-87.7300
End: 33.9000/-87.5500
49 2008 05 08 1139 Colbert-Lawrence-Lauderdale

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F2 21.86 250  0 0 2.2 WNW Midway - 1.5 NNW Rogersville
A surveillance camera from an equipment company northeast of Leighton captured a tornado on video picking up at least 2 cars and throwing them nearly 40 feet. A home was destroyed and another heavily damaged along River Road and Second Street. Large trees were snapped and uprooted near Fosters Mill at the intersection County Road 40. An 18 wheeler was reported to be overturned in this area as well.A tornado continued its track from Fosters Mill in Colbert County into the far northern tip of Lawrence County. The tornado struck the Doublehead Resort and Lodge producing significant structural damage. A 2-story house was completely lifted off its foundation and moved nearly 20 feet. The entire west-facing side of this house was ripped off along with significant roof damage. A tornado continued its track from the far northern tip of Lawrence County into Joe Wheeler State Park to 2 miles north of Rogersville. The tornado produced sporadic damage to a garage and large trees in this path.

Start: 34.7400/-87.4700
End: 34.8500/-87.2900
48 2008 05 08 1057 Lauderdale

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F1 7.99 200  0 2 1.6 ENE Central Heights - 2.1 S Rhodesville
A tornado with peak winds of 90 mph began a path near the intersection of County Roads 14 and 16, about 2 miles northwest of Oakland and tracked into the Central Heights Community. The tornado produced moderate damage to five homes and uprooted several trees in its path. One of the homes was destroyed along Waterloo Road near Feddler's One Stop Market in Oakland where two men were slightly injured by flying glass. A mobile home was also overturned. The tornado widened to 200 yards before narrowing to around 20 yards toward the end of its path.

Start: 34.9000/-87.7500
End: 34.8400/-87.8700
47 2008 04 11 1525 Jefferson

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F0 0.30 30  0 0 1.6 SSW Vestavia Hills - 1.3 SSW Vestavia Hills
At the Colonial Grand Apartments, mulitple trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado moved northeast and caused more damage at the Cedar Brook Apartments. Multiple trees were snapped off and major roof damage occurred when a brick fire wall used to separate units collapsed.

Start: 33.3800/-86.7900
End: 33.3800/-86.7900
46 2008 04 11 1508 Jefferson

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F0 0.10 30  0 0 2 W Hopkins
The tornado briefly touched down in the Rock Creek area near Glaze Drive and the Rock Creek Baptist Church. Damage was limited to a small grove of snapped and uprooted pine trees.

Start: 33.4800/-87.1200
End: 33.4800/-87.1200
45 2008 04 11 1405 Cullman

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F0 0.07 40  0 0 1.9 NW Cullman Folsom Field
An EF-0 Tornado with maximum winds of 70 mph, maximum path width of 40 yards. This tornado briefly touched down in the Hurricane Creek Park area. Tree damage also occurred in a nearby campground.

Start: 34.2900/-86.9000
End: 34.2900/-86.8900
44 2008 04 11 1333 Marshall

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F0 2.13 100  0 0 2.2 SE Grant - 2.4 ESE Grant
Damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado was found. The tornado exhibited maximum winds of 75 mph, maximum path width of 300 feet, and a path length of approximately 1.2 miles. This tornado uprooted several trees, and caused minor roof damage to several barn structures and homes.

Start: 34.5000/-86.2600
End: 34.5200/-86.2300
43 2008 04 11 1316 Marshall

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F0 1.63 30  0 0 1.6 SE Oleander - 2.1 E Oleander
The first area, near Union Grove, found damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado. The tornado produced slight damage to the back of one home, destroyed a shed, and several trees were uprooted. The tornado damage path was approximately 1.6 miles in length, and approximately 100 feet in width. Maximum wind speeds were approximately 85 mph with this tornado.

Start: 34.4000/-86.5100
End: 34.4200/-86.4900
42 2008 04 11 1307 Madison

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F0 3.78 200  0 0 0.9 NE Mount Leventov - 1.6 N Stegers Store
A storm survey was completed in Madison County, Alabama just northeast of Meridianville. A tornado was determined to have touched down just southwest of Patterson Lane and Mount Lebanon Road where two irrigation systems were flipped over and two large trees were uprooted. Several small trees were also snapped on the east side of Mount Lebanon Road just south of Patterson Lane. A large tree was uprooted on the south side of Walker Lane, just east of Highway 231/431. This damage is consistent with an EF-0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 70 mph. The estimated path length was 3.8 miles with an estimated path width of 200 yards.

Start: 34.8800/-86.6100
End: 34.9000/-86.5700
41 2008 04 11 1306 Morgan

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F0 1.23 20  0 0 1.0 SW Center Grove - 0.8 SE Center Grove
Damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado occurred. The tornado produced maximum winds of 60 mph, a maximum path with of 20 yards, and a maximum path length of 1.2 miles. The tornado produced tree damage near the Hulaco Community.

Start: 34.3700/-86.6400
End: 34.3700/-86.6200
40 2008 04 11 1246 Cullman

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F0 0.17 10  0 0 1.0 SSE Vinemont
An EF-0 Tornado with maximum winds of 60 mph, maximum path width of 10 yards, and path length of less than 1/4 of a mile developed briefly near the Vinemont area. This tornado produced tree and power line damage.

Start: 34.2400/-86.8600
End: 34.2400/-86.8600
39 2008 04 04 1424 Calhoun

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F0 0.10 50  0 0 0.6 SW Fort McClellan
A brief tornado touchdown was captured on home video in the Fort McClellan area. Upon subsequent inspection, no visible damage could be found.

Start: 33.7100/-85.7900
End: 33.7100/-85.7900
38 2008 04 04 0928 Winston

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F0 2.50 75  0 0 3.2 SSW Ashbank - 3.0 SSE Ashbank
The tornado touched down just west of Pinetuckey Road, about 2 miles southwest of Nauvoo. From there it moved almost due east, before lifting near the intersection of AL-5 and Two Hill Road. Along its path, it snapped off numerous trees, caused minor damage to two outbuildings, one mobile home, and one permanent home, and threw a trampoline into a tree.

Start: 33.9800/-87.5200
End: 33.9800/-87.4700
37 2008 04 04 0804 Limestone

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F0 1.56 20  0 0 1.8 ESE Copeland - 1.0 S Copeland
A tornado with wind speeds up to 85 mph produced moderate damage in the Copeland Community. The tornado and associated nearby downdraft winds damaged one home, two barn structures, numerous trees and a security fence. One resident described the tornado as a "whirlwind" dropping a trampoline from the air into a pond. Small swirl patterns were found by a trained storm spotter in a grassy field near the end of the damage path.

Start: 34.8400/-86.8000
End: 34.8400/-86.8300
36 2008 04 04 0734 Limestone

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F0 0.25 25  0 0 2.0 ENE Ripley
This EF-0 tornado touched down along Seven Mile Post Road. The tornado damaged one home, destroyed a shed, and damaged several trees. The tornado damage path was approximately one quarter mile in length, and approximately 25 yards in width. Maximum wind speeds were approximately 60 mph, rating this tornado as an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Start: 34.7700/-87.0900
End: 34.7700/-87.0900
35 2008 04 04 0703 Colbert

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F1 6.52 20  0 0 1.9 SSE Hobgood Siding - 0.3 NNW Cotton Town
A storm survey was completed in Colbert County Alabama. A tornado was determined to have touched down about two miles east of Tuscumbia along Highway 20 at the Colbert County Road Department. A building was heavily damaged at the road department. Intially, the tornado produced EF-1 damage for one half of a mile along Highway 72. Up to a 30000 square foot portion of a roof at the Whitesell Distribution Center was ripped apart by the tornado. The tornado maintained a maximum speed of 85 mph for approximately 1/2 of a mile before weakening as it crossed Highway 72. Its path width while maintaining EF-1 strength was 40 yards. The tornado then produced EF-0 damage the remainder of its 6.5 mile path. The width of the tornado was 20 yards, while an EF-0. The tornado abruptly dissipated near Cottontown, Alabama. Rear flank downdraft winds likely produced damage to adjacent areas near the tornado including a porch being uplifted at a residence.

Start: 34.7000/-87.6500
End: 34.6700/-87.5400
34 2008 03 15 0950 Cherokee

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F2 3.61 50  0 0 2.3 E Gnatville - 1.8 NNW Spring Garden
The tornado touched down near the intersection of CR-6 and CR-31, just west of AL-9, about 5 miles north of Piedmont. From there, it moved just north of due east, across AL-9, and then roughly parallel to CR-10 for about 3 miles, before lifting near Hurricane Creek. Some metal roof paneling was torn off a barn and one-half of a roof was torn off a brick home. Two other homes and another barn also sustained damage. Numerous trees in the area were also snapped or uprooted.

Start: 33.9800/-85.6300
End: 33.9900/-85.5700
33 2008 03 15 0847 Blount

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F2 6.04 675  0 0 4.0 S Mattawana - 4.1 SSE Oneonta Robbins Airport
The tornado touched down just east of CR-27, about 5 miles south-southeast of Oneonta. It then moved north of River Road, through the Highland Lake Community, and across CR-29 near the Appalachian Community. The Appalachian School property sustained damage, but the school was spared any significant damage. The tornado continued northeastward and strengthened as it nearly paralleled CR-12, before lifting just north of the intersection of CR-12 and US-231. Along the entire path, several hundred trees were either snapped off or were uprooted. A few dozen chicken houses were damaged and many were destroyed. Many outbuildings, garages, and sheds were destroyed. At least 25 homes sustained major damage, and another few dozen received minor damage. At least one mobile home was destroyed and a few more were damaged. At least 6 cows and hundreds of chickens were killed by flying debris. In some instances, the roof debris from damaged structures was blown over one half mile downstream. A few feed silos were tipped over and one rolled at least one half mile.

Start: 33.8700/-86.4500
End: 33.9100/-86.3500
32 2008 03 04 0050 Tuscaloosa

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F1 0.79 200  0 0 3.5 WNW Samantha - 3.7 NW Samantha
The tornado touched down in the Northside Community, in the northern portion of Tuscaloosa County. Along its short path, it affected areas along Old Fayette Road, CR-38, and Billy Bigham Road. At least six homes were damaged and one home sustained significant damage. At least one vehicle was badly damaged by a fallen tree. Several hundred trees were either snapped off or were blown down.

Start: 33.4500/-87.6700
End: 33.4600/-87.6600
31 2008 03 04 0049 Greene

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F1 5.62 300  0 0 2.3 W Eutaw - 5.1 SSE Union
The tornado touched down near the intersection of US-11 and CR-135, just east of downtown Eutaw. From there, it moved northeastward, crossing CR-12, CR-131, AL-14, CR-170, and ultimately Interstate 20 near mile marker 43. The tornado lifted before reaching CR-167. One home was destroyed, four homes received major damage, and at least twenty more received at least minor damage. Several hundred trees were either snapped off or blown down along the path.

Start: 32.8300/-87.9200
End: 32.9100/-87.8900
30 2008 02 26 0400 St. Clair

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F1 2.81 1100  0 0 1.6 NNW Easonville - 0.3 ESE Cropwell
Within a broad swath of wind damage, a tornado path was also found in St. Clair County. The tornado touched down near Easonville Road, about a mile west of US-231. The tornado then traveled east, crossing US-231, before lifting at AL-34 near the Cropwell Community. In the Hunting Ridge Subdivision, a dozen homes sustained roof or structural damage, five outbuildings sustained structural damage, and several power lines were downed. On Holiday Estates Drive, six homes sustained roof or structural damage, and additional power lines were downed. At the Pell City Sports Complex, several signs, fences, and dugouts were damaged. Across this entire path several hundred trees were uprooted or snapped.

Start: 33.5400/-86.3100
End: 33.5500/-86.2600
29 2008 02 26 0350 Shelby

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F1 0.49 150  0 0 5.0 N Simmsville - 5.2 NNW Argyle
A narrow tornado path began just to the lee of Double Oak Mountain, and continued east-northeastward for about a half mile across the Highland Lakes Subdivision. Twenty to 30 trees were either uprooted or snapped. Several homes received damage from direct or indirect hits from falling trees. On one street directly in the path of the tornado, the mailboxes on both sides of the street were sucked open. At Pinecliff Circle and Highland Park Drive, at least 3 homes had roofing or siding stripped off.

Start: 33.4000/-86.6600
End: 33.4000/-86.6500
28 2008 02 26 0342 Jefferson

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F1 2.80 500  1 0 0.6 E Parkwood - 1.8 W Leeds
After investigating a very complex pattern of widespread damage with both a ground survey team and an aerial survey, surveys teams concluded that a portion of the damage in the city of Leeds was caused by a tornado. The tornado touched down east of Interstate 20 near Henry Ellen Road, where trees falling on a mobile home caused one fatality to an elderly woman. The tornado tracked east-southeastward, roughly between the railroad tracks and US-78 towards the city center. There was significant roof damage to several buildings along Highway 78 from Leeds City Park in the downtown area, windows were blown out of several businesses, buildings were partially de-roofed, and the brick facade of one building was collapsed. The old rock wool warehouse facility received major irreparable damage. The most concentrated and significant material damage occured near Leeds High School. Fencing around the girls softball field was mangled and twisted, and a large batting catch was overturned and rolled. Tall wooden utility poles with field lighting were snapped half way up. Several homes just to the east of the athletic fields received significant damage. Over the path of this tornado, an estimated 30 to 40 homes and 20 to 30 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Several hundred trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. Aside from the one fatality, no other injuries were reported.

Start: 33.5500/-86.5700
End: 33.5400/-86.5200
27 2008 02 17 1638 Barbour

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F0 0.40 300  0 0 1.4 NW Richards
A weak tornado touched down briefly near Eubanks Road (also known as CR-12) where it destroyed a barn, tore shingles off a roof, uprooted a large pine tree and damaged a tin roof. It then tracked northeast along CR-79 a short distance, before lifting near the intersection of CR-79 and AL-18. Along the path several trees were uprooted or snapped and several road signs sustained minor damage.

Start: 31.7400/-85.2900
End: 31.7500/-85.2900
26 2008 02 17 1622 Barbour

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F1 2.26 50  0 0 1.6 S Blue Springs - 2.0 ESE Blue Springs
The tornado touched down at the intersection of CR-72 and AL-33, near Blue Springs State Park. It then traveled northeastward about 2 miles, before lifting at CR-41 just east of the park. Four houses and one mobile home sustained roof damage, and several trees were snapped off.

Start: 31.6500/-85.5200
End: 31.6600/-85.4900
25 2008 02 17 1617 Barbour

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F1 21.39 75  0 0 2.8 NNW Elamville - 1.4 NNW Gaino
The tornado touched down near River Road and AL-10, where it snapped two wooden power poles. It then tracked northeast, across AL-51 just to the north of Clio, and rain roughly parallel to AL-51 south and west of Louisville, before lifting near the intersection of CR-79 and AL-30 several miles east of Clayton. Along the path, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped and several mobile homes sustained minor damage.

Start: 31.7100/-85.6700
End: 31.8700/-85.3600
24 2008 02 17 1540 Russell

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F2
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2.4 SSE Glenville - 0.5 SSE Mahrt
The tornado touched down near the intersection of US Highway 431 and CR-51 in the southern portion of the county. It then tracked northeastward to the Chattahoochee River near the Cottonton Community, before crossing the river into Georgia. The most significant damage was located near CR-12. At least two mobile homes were destroyed and two frame houses received significant damage. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. At least one vehicle was flipped over. Four injuries were reported. An aerial survey conducted by the National Weather Service and the Georgia State Patrol determined that a tornado, which moved out of Russell County Alabama, continued into far northwestern Stewart County. While the tornado was rated an EF2 in Russell County Alabama, it weakened to an EF0 tornado as it crossed into far northwest Stewart County just northwest of Omaha. It then paralleled the Chattahoochee River and the Alabama State Line for over nine miles before finally crossing into Chattahoochee County. The path width was estimated to be 50 yards wide. Damage was minimal and confined mainly to downed trees and a few power lines. One county vehicle was damaged near Omaha when a tree fell on it. Much of the track of the tornado remained within swamp land along the Chattahoochee River. An aerial and ground survey conducted by the National Weather Service, the Georgia State Patrol, and the Chattahoochee County Emergency Management Director concluded that the EF0 tornado, which originated in Alabama and then crossed into Stewart County, continued into Chattahoochee County just south of Jamestown. The tornado continued on an east-northeastward track across U.S. Highway 27 near Cusseta, and then to the Marion County border at Georgia Highway 137. The tornado path length was over 12 miles long with a maximum path width of 100 yards. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down along the spotty damage path of the tornado. A single-wide mobile home was rolled at a mobile home park community south of Jamestown, but no injuries were reported. Widespread power outages were observed in the Cusseta area. The total tornado damage path was 75.63 miles long.

Start: 32.0900/-85.1600
End: 32.1400/-85.0500
23 2008 02 17 1458 Autauga-Elmore

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F3 14.65 440  0 50 3.3 SE Prattville - 0.9 WNW Speigner
The tornado touched down near the waste water treatment facility south southwest of the city of Prattville. It then tracked northeastward and crossed US Highway 82, US Highway 31, and Cobbs Ford Road. The southern and eastern parts of Prattville sustained significant damage. The highest winds likely occurred along Cobbs Ford Road/East Main Street near McQueen Smith Road and in the Silver Hills Subdivision. An estimated 200 residential homes and 40 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. In addition, 50 injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities. The Prattville tornado continued into Elmore County near Millbrook. It continued its northeast motion, and crossed Interstate 65 and AL-14. It then veered to the left, and moved almost due north for several more miles, before lifting just west of Speigner Lake. In Elmore County, the tornado snapped and uprooted several trees and produced generally light structural damage to several buildings.

Start: 32.4000/-86.4800
End: 32.5800/-86.3700
22 2008 02 17 1424 Lowndes

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F2 11.0 225  0 10 0.7 SSE Collirene - 4.0 SE White Hall
The tornado touched down in the Collirene Community, about 14 miles west of Hayneville. It then tracked northeastward, and ended just north of US Highway 80, several miles west of Lowndesboro. At least 11 structures, most of them mobile homes, were damaged with three of these being completely destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped or were uprooted along the damage path. The most extensive damage occurred in and near the Collirene Community. Ten injuries were attributed to this tornado.

Start: 32.1700/-86.8200
End: 32.2800/-86.6900
21 2008 02 17 1422 Randolph

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F1 14.71 150  0 0 3.1 NNE Corinth - 2.4 SSE Sewell
The tornado touched down on CR-15 near the Pleasant Grove Church, about 3 miles southwest of Wedowee. It then tracked northeast, damaging five homes, at least two vehicles and three barns. One shop and numerous other outbuildings were significantly damaged or destroyed. Additionally, several dozen trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. The tornado lifted near the Georgia State Line at CR-477.

Start: 33.2600/-85.5100
End: 33.3500/-85.2800
20 2008 02 17 1417 Coffee-Pike

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F1 9.56 250  0 0 5.0 WNW Jack - 3.3 ENE Spring Hill
The parent supercell thunderstorm, which spawned the EF-1 tornado, tracked across the northwest corner of Coffee County from southeast Crenshaw County. The tornado lifted the roofs off two barns, and partially removed the roof off a single family home before entering Pike County. This tornado was already on the ground when it entered Pike County from Coffee County, about 5 miles southeast of Henderson. The tornado moved northeast, crossing AL-87 and AL-167, before lifting north of the intersection of CR-6 and CR-57. In Pike County, one home and one church were damaged, and a greenhouse had its windows blown out. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path.

Start: 31.5800/-86.1000
End: 31.6900/-85.9000
19 2008 02 17 1403 Clay

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F0 1.56 50  0 0 2.4 S Gibsonville - 1.9 SSW Mellow Valley
The tornado touched down near Fuller Road where minimal tree damage occurred and one home sustained roof damage. It then tracked northeast before lifting near catfish road. A small catfish restaurant had a part of the roof torn off. Several trees were snapped off along the short path. One vehicle was partially lifted into the air and the roof debris was deposited underneath it. There were approximately 100 people in the catfish restaurant when the tornado hit. These people were in the basement after the owner took action when hearing the warning. No injuries were reported.

Start: 33.1500/-85.7900
End: 33.1500/-85.7600
18 2008 02 17 1347 Tallapoosa

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F0 4.53 50  0 0 5.0 WSW Hackneyville - 0.6 W Hackneyville
The tornado touched down near Pearson Chapel Road, north of Barnett Road. It then traveled northeastward and ended just north of Hackneyville before it crossed County Road 5. A few homes suffered minor roof damage and a few trees were either snapped off or lost some limbs.

Start: 33.0300/-85.9900
End: 33.0700/-85.9300
17 2008 02 17 1342 Coosa-Tallapoosa

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F1 10.76 100  0 0 1.6 NW Socapatoy - 2.0 NNE Soleco
The tornado touched down along US Highway 280 near the Bradford Community. The tornado moved northeastward and crossed AL-9, before crossing into Tallapoosa County east of Goodwater. The most significant damage occurred in Coosa County, near the intersection of CR-77 and AL-9. At least 6 homes suffered varying degrees of damage, and at least three automobiles were heavily damaged by fallen trees. The tornado that touched in Coosa County moved into the northeastern portion of Tallapoosa County, between Goodwater and Hackneyville. It then continued to move northeast, crossing AL-63, before lifting just before the Tallapoosa and Clay County Line. In Tallapoosa County, most of the damage was limited to broken limbs and snapped softwood trees.

Start: 33.0000/-86.0900
End: 33.1000/-85.9500
16 2008 02 17 1305 Chilton

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F1 1.18 200  0 0 1.2 ENE Falakto - 2.3 ENE Falakto
Within a larger area of straight line wind damage, a short tornado damage path was found near and northeast of Exit 205 on Interstate 65, southeast of the city of Clanton. The heaviest damage was sustained by a mobile home along County Road 41, where two large oak trees fell on the mobile home and demolished it. Several fast food restaurant signs and a couple of road signs were damaged or destroyed, and a couple hundred trees were also snapped off or uprooted.

Start: 32.8000/-86.5800
End: 32.8200/-86.5700
15 2008 02 17 1304 Escambia-Covington

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F2 14.42 500  0 0 3.4 NNE Parker Springs - 3.1 NE Dixie
A strong EF-2 tornado first touched down over a heavily forested area about 5 miles southwest of Dixie and then moved northeast across the forest crossing Highway 29 just to the west of Dixie. The tornado then continued northeast across heavily forested areas moving into western Covington County 3.1 miles northeast of Dixie. Significant tree damage occurred along the track of the tornado with structural damage confined to the populated area of Dixie. Three homes were destroyed in Dixie and two large towers were damaged. Two occupants of one of the homes that was destroyed in Dixie got into an interior bathroom on the lowest floor of the two story house and covered themselves with cushions. The tornado tore off the top story of the home and damaged the lower floor but the two residents were unharmed. Some century old headstones were blown over in a cemetery just north of Dixie. No injuries were reported. The strong EF-2 tornado that began in Escambia County entered Covington County 6.4 miles southwest of Beck over heavily forested areas and moved northeast. The tornado crossed County Road 42 just to the west of Fairfield. The tornado then dissipated just north of Fairfield. In Covington County the tornado was rated a weak EF-1. Significant tree damage occurred in Covington County with structural damage confined to the populated area of Fairfield. Five houses suffered damage and one home was destroyed in Fairfield. No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.1000/-86.8000
End: 31.2600/-86.6500
14 2008 02 17 1226 Dallas

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F2 7.58 400  0 0 4.0 N Potter - 3.4 ENE Summerfield
The tornado touched down near Warrior Drive, just southeast of the Perry County Line. It then tracked northeastward across AL-219 near the intersection of CR-230, moved right through the Summerfield Community, and crossed CR-37, before lifting just east of the intersection of CR-37 and CR-844. At least 5 structures, including 2 mobile homes and a metal warehouse, were destroyed. Twelve to fifteen additional structures, including several homes and an auto body shop, were damaged to varying degrees. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the damage path.

Start: 32.4900/-87.1100
End: 32.5500/-87.0000
13 2008 02 06 0625 Coosa-Talladega

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F2 15.9 2000  0 0 4.8 SW Marble Valley - 2.3 SW Gantt Junction
The tornado touched down in the Hidden Valley Community along Lay Lake, about 2 miles northeast of Lay Dam. It then tracked northeastward, before producing its most significant damage just east of Marble Valley along County Road 56. Four large wooden power poles were snapped off. Two mobile homes were knocked off their foundations and rolled over. Hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. The tornado then continued northeastward, eventually crossing into Talladega County. The tornado that touched down in Coosa County moved northeastward, and crossed into Talladega County just east of CR-61. It continued northeast for about 2 miles, crossed Lake Tate, and then lifted just beyond Lake Tate near Settlement Road. Damage was relatively minor, and consisted of one carport that was overturned, and several trees that were blown down.

Start: 33.0000/-86.5000
End: 33.1200/-86.2700
12 2008 02 06 0517 Jackson

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F4 10.9 660  1 12 1.0 SSE Pisgah - 1.1 SE Flat Rock
Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Jackson County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from a strong tornado, which at its peak had winds of at least 180 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The most significant damage occurred at the corner of County Road 60 and 177, between the Rosalie and Pisgah communities in eastern Jackson County. This is also approximately the location where one fatality occurred. Trees along the tornado path were snapped and in some cases shredded, several houses were swept from their foundations, and a large section of a chicken house collapsed. Several large hay bales (weighing 2,500 pounds) were blown apart or tossed around.

Start: 34.6700/-85.8400
End: 34.7600/-85.6900
11 2008 02 06 0445 Marshall

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F1 0.16 35  0 0 0.7 SSW Guntersville Municipal Airport
Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Marshall County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 90 MPH. The tornado snapped or uprooted eight trees, destroyed an unanchored carport and two small storage sheds, caused minor roof damage to a nearby house, blew out three windows, and destroyed a large telephone pole. The damage occurred near U.S. Highway 431 northeast of the city of Guntersville.

Start: 34.3900/-86.2800
End: 34.3900/-86.2700
10 2008 02 06 0400 Cullman

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F0 0.33 20  0 0 3.6 ESE Loretto
Representatives from the National Weather Service conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Cullman County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from a tornado, which at its peak had winds of approximately 60 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado caused mainly tree damage, uprooting trees in a wooded area east of Dodge City near Interstate 65 Exit 299.

Start: 34.0400/-86.8700
End: 34.0500/-86.8600
9 2008 02 06 0302 Lawrence-Morgan

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Slight Risk
F4 16.7 880  4 23 2.1 ENE Leola - 1.8 SW Griffin Addition
Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Lawrence County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from a strong tornado, which at its peak had winds of approximately 170 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Based on reports and an aerial survey conducted by the Lawrence County EMA, the tornado is believed to have originally touched down near the Pinhook Community in south-central Lawrence County (just north of the Bankhead National Forest) around 3:02 AM CST. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 16.7 miles; the first 14 miles of the track occurred in Lawrence County, tracking through the Aldridge Grove, Fairfield, Five Points, Midway, and Caddo Communities. The tornado exited Lawrence County about 3 miles south southeast of Caddo around 3:20 AM CST. The most significant damage occurred in two main areas. The first occurred just south of the Pinhook Community, near the intersection of County Road 92 and 188. The second occurred north of Aldridge Grove near the intersection of County Road 94 and 183, where three fatalities occurred. Numerous homes received significant structural damage, including a 2300 square foot/2-story brick house that was nearly leveled off its foundation. Large trees, with diameters up to 4 feet, were completely snapped, with many uprooted. Fence posts embedded in concrete were ripped out of the ground and vaulted 50 to 100 feet in several different directions. A truck was thrown over a distance of more than 100 yards into an open field. The tornado continued its destructive path from Lawrence into Morgan County about 5 miles southwest of Decatur. The tornado tracked another 2.7 miles into Morgan County lifting near the Trinity Community west of Decatur around 3:20 AM CST.

Start: 34.4000/-87.2900
End: 34.5600/-87.0600
8 2008 02 06 0251 Fayette-Tuscaloosa-Walker

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Slight Risk
F2 26.19 2000  0 4 1.6 E Newtonville - 1.5 NNW Oakman
A tornado that would eventually cross 3 county lines first touched down in southeastern Fayette County, about a mile southeast of the Newtonville Community. From there the tornado moved on a northeast path, for about 6.5 miles, before crossing briefly into Tuscaloosa County. In this segment of its path, damage was generally light until the tornado approached the Tuscaloosa County Line, when several mobile homes were hit and badly damaged. The tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County just south of Fayette CR-68. The tornado that touched down in southeastern Fayette County entered Tuscaloosa County just west of the New Lexington Community. From there, the tornado continued its northeastward path, staying just inside Tuscaloosa County for about 5.5 miles. The tornado damaged a gas station building in New Lexington, and downed numerous trees. The tornado then moved back into Fayette County near Upper Ridge Road. The Newtonville tornado moved back into Fayette County, and continued its journey northeastward. In this segment, the tornado moved through a sparsely populated area between the city of Berry and the Boley Springs Community. No significant structures were hit, and only sporadic tree damage was observed. The tornado reached the Walker County line just west of Fayette CR-83. The tornado that first touched down in Fayette County, and also moved through a small portion of Tuscaloosa County, moved into southeastern Walker County just southwest of the Corona Community. From there, the tornado traveled northeast for about 6.5 miles, and finally lifted northwest of the town of Oakman. The greatest amount of damage along the entire path of this tornado was experienced on Patton Hill Road, just west of Oakman. Several homes sustained significant damage near Corona, and several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed west of Oakman. There were also 4 minor injuries reported in Walker County. Along the entire path, at least 8 structures were destroyed, most of them mobile homes, and 15 other structures sustained varying degrees of damage.

Start: 33.5300/-88.7700
End: 33.7400/-87.4100
7 2008 02 06 0204 Lamar-Marion

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Slight Risk
F1 7.3 150  0 0 0.3 SSW Beaverton - 1.5 NNW Guin
The tornado touched down just southwest of the town of Beaverton, along US-278, and then tracked northeast from there. The metal roof of the Beaverton Post Office was blown off, and City Hall also sustained roof damage. Also in Beaverton, two trains were stranded on the tracks due to a power outage. The conductors were aware of the tornado warnings because they said they heard the tornado sirens about 20 minutes before the storm hit. One of the railroad personnel apparently witnessed the tornado. Elsewhere along the path, several hardwood trees were uprooted and many more softwood trees were snapped off. A few homes suffered significant damage from downed trees, and a few roads were temporarily closed due to the fallen trees. The tornado continued into Marion County. The tornado that touched down in Lamar County moved into southern Marion County, near CR-16 northwest of Guin. It continued to move northeastward for about another mile and a half, and lifted just before it reached US-43 north of Guin. In Marion County, the tornado blew down several trees, at least one of which landed on and destroyed a barn.

Start: 33.9300/-88.0300
End: 33.9900/-87.9300
6 2008 01 11 0204 Barbour

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Small Risk

 

F1 3.48 150  0 0 2.1 SSW Blue Springs - 1.8 ENE Blue Springs
The tornado touched down just southwest of the intersection of CR-33 and CR-72, where it damaged the roof of a mobile home, and tore off a covered deck and a portion of the attached roof of another home. Several large trees were also uprooted in this area. The tornado then tracked northeastward near Blue Springs State Park, with limited tree damage. Near the intersection of CR-70 and CR-41, a pecan tree was partially snapped and twisted, and another home sustained significant roof damage. Tornado debris punctured the roof of another home across the street. A total of 4 homes and one mobile home was damaged.

Start: 31.6400/-85.5300
End: 31.6800/-85.4900
5 2008 01 10 1611 Tuscaloosa

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Moderate Risk
F3 5.62 350  0 0 6.2 SE Sterling - 8.2 E Sterling
The tornado touched down around just southwest of the intersection of AL-69 and CR-38, near Windham Springs. From there, it traveled northeast across the intersection, and then roughly parallel to CR-38 for about 5 miles, before lifting northeast of the Wiley Community. At least 5 structures were heavily damaged, including a church in Windham Springs and a general store in Wiley. At least 300 trees were either snapped or uprooted along the damage path.

Start: 33.4800/-87.5100
End: 33.5400/-87.4400
4 2008 01 10 1543 Pickens - Tuscaloosa

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Moderate Risk
F1 2.03 100  0 0 2.2 ESE Gordo - 2.5 SW Echola
The tornado touched down between Gordo and the Tuscaloosa County Line, near the intersection of Ben Elmore Road and CR-33. From there, it travelled east-northeast before crossing into Tuscaloosa County. A barn and several old chicken houses on CR-33 east of Gordo sustained heavy damage. The tornado was on the ground for less than a minute in Tuscaloosa County, producing only minor tree damage.

Start: 33.3100/-87.8600
End: 33.3300/-87.8300
3 2008 01 10 1510 Pickens

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Moderate Risk
F0 0.04 50  0 0 0.5 SSE Pickensville
The tornado briefly touched down on the south side of Pickensville, near Jackson Ferry Road, and was on the ground for less than a minute. One metal storage barn was damaged, and several small trees were blown down.

Start: 33.2200/-88.2700
End: 33.2200/-88.2700
2 2008 01 10 1420 Lamar

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Moderate Risk


Started in Mississippi
F3
(F3)
4.56
(13.25)
2500
(2500)
0
(0)
0
(11)
3.1 WSW Molloy - 1.8 NNE Molloy
This tornado is a continuation of a tornado that originally touched down in Lowndes County Mississippi. It It crossed into Alabama near Willie Greer Road, just north AL-18. From there, it continued to move east-northeast, remaining just north of AL-18 as it passed close to the town of Molloy. The tornado finally lifted near McNees Crossing Road, just northeast of Molloy. Along its path in Alabama, the tornado took the roof off of two homes, destroyed 2 wooden barns, moved the foundation of 2 mobile homes, and uprooted several huge trees.

Start: 33.7300/-88.2500
End: 33.7500/-88.1800
1 2008 01 10 1308 Marengo

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Moderate Risk
F0 0.46 200  0 0 1.1 WNW Marengo - 1.1 SE Vangale
Four home suffered minor damage and several trees were snapped off, near Amber Lane and AL-10, just west of Dixons Mill.

Start: 32.0500/-87.8200
End: 32.0600/-87.8200


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