Alabama Tornado Database


2010 Summary

 

2010 Tornado Occurrences (37) () 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/Damage Description
37 2010  11  30  1023 

Elmore

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0  6.65  100  3.4 N Wetumpka - 1.8 NNW Santuck
The tornado touched down west of US 231, north of Wetumpka. Some homes suffered shingle damage along River Falls Road. The tornado moved northeastward and as it approached US Highway 231, a roof of a large hay barn collapsed. The tornado then crossed CR-209 near Fortner Road, where several trees were uprooted. The tornado finally lifted near the intersection of Balm Road and Mt Zion Road.

Start: 32.5989/-86.2311
End: 32.6544/-86.1378
36 2010  11  30  1014 

Clay

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0  1.67  40  1.5 SW Hatchett - 0.6 SE Hatchett
The tornado touched down about 4.5 miles east of Hollins, near the Brownsville Community, just south of Chapman Road on Brownsville Loop Road. Much of the damage path was very minor and consisted of tree limb damage. The most significant damage occurred along CR-7 just north of Partridge Creek Road. Several trees were either uprooted or snapped off in this area. One vehicle suffered moderate damage due to a fallen tree. The tornado lifted just after it crossed CR-7.

Start: 33.1121/-86.0659
End: 33.1252/-86.0417
35 2010  11  30  0957 

Autauga

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  5.80  150  0.8 E Prattville - 1.3 SSE Fays
The tornado touched down near the Selma Highway and CR-29, just south of the Autauga County Airport, where a few trees were snapped off. From there it traveled northeastward, causing its most significant damage as it crossed US-82 near Steward Street. Numerous trees were uprooted, several homes sustained minor roof damage and a few metal buildings were damaged. The tornado then crossed US-31 near Prattville Middle School, where an awning was damaged and tossed at least 50 yards. Roof coverings and awnings were also damaged on several homes and businesses along Sheila Blvd. The tornado finally lifted just west of the Elmore County Line in the Premiere Place Shopping Center, where a portable, free standing security tower was damaged.

Start: 32.4281/-86.5065
End: 32.4615/-86.4153
34 2010  11  30  0709 

Blount

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  1.72  150  4 NW Liberty - 3.4 NNW Liberty
The tornado touched down about a mile south of US-278, just west of the intersection of Black Road and Hidden River Drive. Initial damage consisted of minor roof and gutter damage. From there, the tornado traveled eastward and crossed Black Road, where a metal car port had its roof pulled off. Another home had a portion of its roof removed and a large section of privacy fence was toppled. The tornado then traveled along CR-6 for about a mile, crossing CR-49. The most significant damage was near the intersection of County Roads 49 and 6, where several large hardwood trees were uprooted. The tornado lifted just east of Wilson Road, where a metal building suffered damage.

Start: 34.1558/-86.5751
End: 34.1643/-86.5469
33 2010  11  30  0415 

Perry

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  0.08  50  2 NNE Scott Station
The tornado touched down briefly near CR-3, about a half mile south of CR-24. Several large pine trees were snapped off and several large hardwood trees were uprooted. The brick siding of one side of a home was heavily damaged, and a nearby storage shed was destroyed.

Start: 32.6267/87.4231
End: 32.6274/-87.4220
32 2010  11  30  0141 

Lamar

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  1.37  150  1.6 E Fernbank - 0.4 SW Millport
The tornado touched down about 1 mile southwest of the city of Millport, where it uprooted several trees. From there, it moved northeastward and crossed AL-17 about a half mile west of Millport. On both sides of the highway, 50 to 70 trees were either snapped off or uprooted, and a few homes sustained shingle damage. Tree limbs were actually embedded into the roof of one home. In the same general area, a tractor trailer was overturned and a metal roof was blown off a garage building. In addition, Metal roof stripping was blown off a barn roof and was transported 100 yards downstream into the top of a 60 foot tree. The tornado lifted on the north side of Millport, near James Street, where a few more trees were snapped off and a barn was damaged.

Start: 33.553/-88.1022
End: 33.566/-88.0842
31 2010  10  26  2010 

Jefferson

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk

F1  4.30  200  0.9 NW Huffman - 1.1 SSE Chalkville
The tornado initially touched down approximately 3.5 miles northeast of the Birmingham Airport near L.M. Smith Middle School and traveled northeast crossing Huffman Road, Center Point Parkway, Old Springville Road and Brewster Road. The tornado dissipated just south of the Grayson Valley Country Club. Numerous homes received minor roof damage with 25-50 large trees uprooted or snapped. Damage to structures was spotty mainly due to trees falling down. While most damage was limited to siding and roofing, three homes received major damage.

Start: 33.6096/-86.7093
End: 33.6352/-86.6423
30 2010  10  26  1713 

Marshall

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk

F0  0.88  50  0.8 SSE Mc Ville - 1.4 ESE Mc Ville
An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 70 mph produced light sporadic damage along Hamby Road. The damage was relegated to a loss of roof materials on barns and light tree damage. One large tree was snapped by the tornado. A potent upper level trough of low pressure and strong upper jet streak pushed through the Tennessee Valley on the 26th. Unseasonably high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s and dew points in the upper 60s to near 70 produced an unstable environment. Deep layer shear was sufficient for supercell thunderstorms, while low level shear was quite strong as well. As a result, numerous supercell thunderstorms, many of them low topped, erupted in multiple bands across northern Alabama as early as late morning and lasted into the early evening hours. The storms brought the potential for severe weather for around eight hours. Many of the storms contained meso-cyclones, but only four produced brief weak tornadoes. Others produced wind damage associated with the rear flank downdrafts of the storms or with bowing segments.

Start: 34.2692/-86.124
End: 34.2693/-86.1085
29 2010  10  26  1703 

DeKalb

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk

F1  4.46  175  0.2 SE Whiton - 1.8 SE Chigger Hill
An EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 100 mph touched down near the intersection of County Roads 389 and 391. The tornado snapped trees and tore the roof off of a barn in this area. Similar damage was observed along County Roads 23 and 9. The tornado weakened briefly producing little damage until crossing Highway 227. Beginning in that area and extending to County Road 329, significant structural damage was observed. One location suffered significant damage to a home was that was pushed from it's foundation. In addition, a nearby workshop sustained heavy damage along with an RV, boat and two vehicles.

Start: 34.3474/-86.0671
End: 34.3798/-85.9995

28

2010  10  26  1440 

Limestone

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk

F0  0.29  50  1.9 S Greenbrier - 1.8 SSE Greenbrier
An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 70 mph touched down very briefly along Greenbrier Road north of the of the Interstate 565 interchange. The tornado uprooted several small trees and snapped several large tree limbs.

Start: 34.6431/-86.8463
End: 34.645/-86.8418
27 2010  10  26  1223 

Lawrence

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk

F1  1.04  50  1.5 NNW Hillsboro - 1.4 N Hillboro
An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 95 mph touched down briefly along Highway 20 near County Road 217 in Hillsboro. The tornado uprooted several trees and snapped several hardwood trees were snapped. The tornado lifted west of County Road 400.

Start: 34.649/-87.1943
End: 34.6495/-87.176
26 2010  10  25  0417 

Mobile

Event Report

Mobile Co Tornado Video

Slight Risk

F1  1.20  150  1.4 N Cottage Hill - 1.8 NNE Cottage Hill
The tornado touched down at the corner of Bomar Place and Michael Boulevard where the damage assessment team found one home with roof damage, and 4 other homes with minor gutter and fascia damage. Several trees suffered damage by being snapped off at the top or losing several large limbs. Wind estimates at this location were approximately 65 mph based on the damage seen. The width of the path at this location was approximately 100 yards. The second damage point the team found was at the corner of Michael Boulevard and Azalea Road. At this location the path widened to approximately 150 yards and the circulation intensified. Meteorologists here found evidence of winds near 92 mph with sections of roofing missing from 2 restaurants (one a McDonald's) and 1 car-wash. Several windows were blown out of the McDonald's restaurant. A Chevron gas station next door had several pumps blown over with metal panels blown away from the metal canopy. Damage at this location was estimated to be in the EF-1 range of the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The intensity of the damage weakened at the Cabana Apartments (between Azalea Road and Downtowner Boulevard ). Here the team found minor damage to some pine trees with sections of large limbs stripped out. Wind estimates at this point were near 65 mph with a path width of 80 yards. The tornado re-intensified at the Festival Center between Downtowner Boulevard and Montlimar Drive. Here the team found damage at 2 buildings in the Festival Center where sections of roofing were blown off. On the roof of Virginia College, 6 large air conditioning units (HVAC) were damaged and blown off of their mounts. One of the air conditioning units was blown off of the 2 story roof and landed in the parking lot in front of Virginia College. Wind estimates based on the damage observed indicated winds near 108 MPH at this location, or EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado lifted near Montlimar Drive between the Home Depot and Sonic Restaurant. At this location minor tree damage (large limbs stripped out of pine trees) was observed along with a section of a large metal sign being damaged at the Sonic. Winds were estimated to be near 70 mph at this location. Interviews of individuals at the damage sites and a post-analysis of NWS doppler radar data from Mobile suggests the storm passed through the area between 417 AM CST and 421 AM CST. No injuries were reported to the National Weather Service from this short lived tornado. During the overnight period from the evening of Sunday October 24th through the morning hours of Monday October 25th, a strong upper level disturbance moved from eastern Texas to Tennessee and Georgia. Ahead of this passing system, a moist and unstable airmass moved north across southern Alabama. From the mid evening hours on Sunday through daybreak on Monday, isolated severe storms developed in the unstable airmass near a weak surface trough of low pressure located just north of Interstate 10.

Start: 30.6706/-88.1535
End: 30.6717/-88.1333
25 2010  10  25  0305 

Jackson - DeKalb

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  15.68  150  1.0 S Rosalie - 3.5 NE Ider
An EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 95 mph initially touched down near Rosalie, between County Roads 456 and 83. At this intersection, the porch and overhang of a house collapsed and several large trees were uprooted. The tornado continued to uproot several trees along County Road 78 as the tornado tracked east-northeast into DeKalb County. An EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 95 mph continued it's track from Jackson County into DeKalb County paralleling County Road 141, striking two barns, collapsing the roof and walls of one of the barns. Additional trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado also produced minor roof and structural damage to a trailer and several farm outbuildings along County Road 803. A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.

Start: 34.6854/-85.7816
End: 34.7586/-85.6386
24 2010  10  25  0302 

Jackson - DeKalb

Storm Survey

Event Report

Continued into Georgia.

Slight Risk

F2
(F2)
15.98
(20.28)
300
(300)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.7 N Browntown - 3.8 NE Sulphur Springs
An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph touched down along Highway 40 just east of Highway 71. Significant damage occurred at Highway 40 and County Road 22. A couple of sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. A single-wide manufactured home was lifted 4 to 6 feet off its foundation along County Road 382 north of Highway 40. Additional damage occurred along County Road 134 before the tornado crossed into DeKalb County. An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph continued it's track from Jackson into DeKalb County producing it's worst damage near the intersection of County Road 134 and 131. At this location, a cinder-block foundation shed was completely destroyed. The tornado continued northeast lifting much of a roof and portions of a brick exterior of a home along County Roady 886. It also destroyed a 20 by 20 foot shed. As the tornado moved into the town of Ider, it destroyed the bleachers and scoreboard at the Ider High School football field. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2 inch thick rebar. Additional damage was observed along Highway 75 as the tornado tracked into Dade County, Georgia.

Start: 34.624/-85.8542
End: 34.7436/-85.5602
23 2010  10  25  0252 

Jackson

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0  2.17  100  1.3 E Section - 1.8 SSE Dutton
An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 80 mph touched down between Section and Dutton, just south of Highway 71. The most significant damage occurred near the intersection of County Roads 18 and 395. A trailer was overturned and a small shed was destroyed. Portions of a roof and siding from a house were pulled off and several small trees were snapped.

Start: 34.583/-85.958
End: 34.5944/-85.9223
22 2010  10  25  0223 

Marshall

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0  0.93  100  1.2 E North Arab - 1.9 W Grassy
An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 85 mph approached the town of Arab and touched down just east of Highway 231 at Haynes Road. The tornado snapped or uprooted several trees along and produced some minor roof and siding damage at a home at the intersection of Haynes Road and Putter Circle. Additional trees were snapped or uprooted on the golf course across the street from the home. The tornado continued a short track east-northeast causing significant damage to a farm outbuilding on Huckleberry Lane.

Start: 34.3477/-86.4988
End: 34.3514/-86.4831
21 2010  10  25  0105 

Winston

Event Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  12.07  600  0.8 NW Delmar - 2.6 ENE Pleasant Hill
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Winston CR 28 and AL Hwy 13 at approximately 205 am, then traveled northeast across CR 13 towards Macedonia. The tornado reached its maximum strength wind speeds of 100 to 110 mph as it crossed CR 3231. The width of the damage path at this point was approx 600 yards, the widest portion of the damage path. The tornado then crossed CR 3230 where it destroyed a two week old hay barn and a large workshop/storage shed and also caused significant damage to two other structures. Another outbuilding also sustained damage at the same location and the residence sustained significant roof damage. At this point the damage path took more of an easterly path but remained narrow and well-defined. The tornado struck just north of the Macedonia Church where a double-wide home sustained significant roof damage and several outbuildings were damaged. It continued eastward just north of Friendship Road and then crossed AL Hwy 195 as it continued to snap off large tree limbs and caused damage to additional outbuildings. The last damage found was near the intersection of CR 2 and CR 47, where minor roof damage affected a home and tree damage was present. The tornado then moved off into inaccessible forestry land and dissipated.

Start: 34.1786/-87.6088
End: 34.2318/-87.4076
20 2010  10  24  2010 

Baldwin

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1  1.71  100  1.8 SSE Elsanor - 1.2 E Elsanor
The tornado first touched down on Trester Road, just west of Greek Cemetery Road and south of U.S. Highway 90. At this point, a few trees were downed in a convergent path. The tornado continued northeast and strengthened to EF-1 intensity as it reached Gilman Lane. At this location, a mobile home was blown off its foundation and destroyed. Winds are estimated to have been near 100 MPH. After close inspection by a member of the NWS storm damage assessment team, it appears the mobile home was not anchored and was resting on a cinder block foundation. Two metal sheds were also destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it damaged two other mobile homes, shifting one of them off its foundation. Numerous pine trees were snapped in half or uprooted at a residence on Whispering Pine Road off Greek Cemetary Road. Due to the extent of the tree damage, the tornado was determined to have reached EF-1 intensity at this location with estimated winds of 86 MPH to 100 MPH. A brick home at this location suffered minor roofing shingle damage with two windows blown out. A fence, back porch, and an outbuilding/shed were badly damaged. The tornado then continued northeast and weakened, crossing U.S. Highway 90, and destroying a metal shed. The tornado lifted on Koier Road, just over one half mile north of U.S. Highway 90.

Start: 30.526/-87.5688
End: 30.5497/-87.5603
19 2010  04  24  2301  Dekalb

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F4  16.62  880  1.2 ESE Dog Town - 3.5 E Rodentown
A long track tornado began it's 16.6 mile path about a half mile west of Hendrixville. The tornado intensified and knocked several trees down and damaged a chicken farm about 2 miles east northeast of Hendrixville just west of Interstate 59. The tornado continued sporadically into the town of Collinsville where it knocked three trees down and lifted several canopies at a campground. The tornado intensified and became violent just northeast of Collinsville reaching EF-4 intensity with winds of 170 mph with a path width of 1/4 to 1/2 miles. This path impacted areas from Mount Vernon to Dog Town in extreme southeastern DeKalb County. The tornado destroyed several single wide manufactured homes along County Road 60, between County Roads 822 and 892. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. The McNutt Memorial United Methodist Church and a two-story residence across the street were destroyed near the intersection of County Roads 80 and 55. Oak trees nearby were debarked as well. The tornado produced structural damage to residences along County Road 79 just west of Highway 176. The tornado lifted about 1.4 miles east southeast of Dog Town. Four damaging tornadoes tore tracks through north central and northeast Alabama during the evening and overnight hours of the 24th. These tornadoes were part of a larger regional tornado outbreak across the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. The tornadoes were associated with three separate long track supercell thunderstorms that thrived upon a very unstable and high shear environment. One of the longer track tornadoes tore through several successive communities with up to EF-3 strength in Marshall and DeKalb Counties, including the towns of Albertville, Geraldine and Pine Ridge, lifting just before reaching Fort Payne. A tornado from the same storm then touched down again in the Mentone area before crossing the Georgia State Line. Another supercell produced yet another tornado southwest of Collinsville, tracking just a few miles south of the earlier damaging tornado. This tornado reached EF-4 strength when it completely leveled the McNutt United Methodist Church on County Road 55. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred with these particular tornadoes, but damages were severe. In Marshall County, total costs from the tornado had exceeded $14 million, which included 1032 homes experiencing at least some damage, and 93 homes destroyed. In DeKalb County, damage losses were still being tallied. Debris removal costs alone have exceeded $3 million.

Start: 34.3439/-85.7105
End: 34.2203/-85.9602
18 2010  04  24  2225  Dekalb

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

Continued into Georgia
F3
(F3)

4.29
(14.35)
440
(440)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.0 SSW Bankhead - 3.0 E Bankhead
The same supercell which produced the tornado in from Blount into Marshall and DeKalb Counties produced a second tornado around 11:25 PM CDT. This tornado touched down 4 miles south southwest of Mentone, near Desoto State Park. The tornado reached EF-3 intensity with speeds up to 140 mph destroying several single wide manufactured homes. The tornado also snapped and uprooted numerous large trees. Significant damage was seen along it's path to the Alabama/Georgia State Line. The hardest hit areas were between CR 117 and CR 106, just to the south southeast of Mentone. The most significant damage occurred to a trailer park (Morning Glory Court) where several single wide manufactured homes were completely destroyed. Numerous large trees were also snapped or uprooted. The tornado continued moving northeast and crossed into Chattooga County (Northwest Georgia) around 11:34 PM CDT. Additional damage occurred as it traveled another 10 miles into northern Chattooga County.

Start:34.5256/-85.5888
End: 34.5474/-85.5183
17 2010  04  24  2101  Walker - Jefferson - Blount

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F3  29.64  400  Parrish - Sumiton - Empire
A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Walker, Jefferson, and Blount Counties. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 140 mph. This long track tornado caused extensive damage in Parrish. The tornado tracked northeastward from Parrish across extreme northern Jefferson County and then ending in Blount County. The tornado crossed US Highway 78, produced damage in Cordova, Sumiton, Empire and surrounding communites and ended after it crossed Interstate 65 near Highway 160 southwest of Hayden. A total of 70 to 80 homes and businesses sustained damage. One home was completely destroyed. At least 1000 hardwood and softwood trees were either uprooted or were snapped off along the damage path. The tornado damage path was 29.5 miles long and was 400 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.7336/-87.2864
End: 33.8532/-86.7931
16 2010  04  24  2059  Blount - Marshall - Dekalb

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

April 24th Summary (2)

Storm Survey (2)

Albertville Damage Video

Albertville Damage Images

High Risk
F3  39.86  1320  45  1.2 NW McLarty - 1.0 SSE Henagar
The tornado first touched down about 4 miles northeast of Brooksville, and then tracked northeastward. It was on the ground for less than a mile before moving across the county line into Marshall County, just west of the intersection of Panky Lane and Nixon Chapel Road. Within Blount County, two structures were damaged and hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted. One mobile home was moved off its foundation and also damaged by fallen trees. A long track EF-3 tornado produced severe damage in the towns of Albertville and Geraldine. The city of Albertville was especially hard hit with severe damage to numerous residences, Albertville High School and several large retail buildings. Extensive tree damage was also observed throughout the damage path. The tornado crossed into DeKalb County just east of County Road 372. A long track EF-3 tornado crossed into DeKalb County about 6.5 miles west-southwest of Geraldine, about one mile north of Highway 75. The tornado continued into the town of Geraldine, snapping or uprooting numerous large trees which also led to some structural damage to residences. This was also noted along County Roads 227 and 52, just southeast of State Highway 75.

Start: 34.1917/-86.4146
End: 34.4600/-86.7800
15 2010  04  24  1921  Fayette- Walker

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F1  4.59  400  NE Berry - 5 W Oakman
A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Fayette and Walker Counties. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph with a damage path of 400 yds wide at its widest point. A tornado formed in southeastern Fayette County about 4 miles northeast of Berry. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed into Walker County. The tornado lifted 5 miles west of Oakman. Along the damage path, several hundred trees were snapped off or were uprooted. A 100 ft radio tower was blown down.

Start: 33.6794/-87.5386
End: 33.7182/-87.474
14 2010  04  24  1906  Fayette

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F1  6.56  200  SW Berry
A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Fayette County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph with a damage path 200 yds wide at its widest point. A tornado formed 2 miles southwest of the intersection of Highway 43 and County Road 26. The tornado tracked northeast for 6.6 miles. The tornado dissipated 1 mile southeast of Berry. Several hundred trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the path. Four homes received minor damage.

Start: 33.6024/-87.6769
End: 33.6494/-87.5778
13 2010  04  24  1757  Cullman

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F2  5.75  300  1.2 SSW Midway - 2.1 NE Welti
An EF-2 tornado touched down on Highway 31 just south of the County Road 601 intersection. The tornado damaged roofs to two businesses in the Phelan community. The tornado then moved northeast and downed several power lines and snapped and uprooted over 100 pine and oak trees. Minor roof damage was observed on a house along County Road 601 and a carport was destroyed on County Road 747 in the Welti Community. Tin roof debris from the chicken houses was thrown over one mile along the tornado's path. The tornado finally lifted on County Road 643 but not before causing roof damage to a barn and knocking down several trees.

Start: 34.1036/-86.8062
End: 34.1481/-86.7213
12 2010  04  24  1527  Marion

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F0  7.15  200  Gu-Win - Brilliant
A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Marion County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 80 mph. A weak tornado formed just south of the Gu-Win and tracked northeastward. The tornado crosses Highway 78 and lifted on the southwest side of Brilliant. The tornado created a non-continuous damage path for a little more than 7 miles. Three homes took the brunt of the damage. The homes were located southwest of Brilliant along County Road 47. One home had minor damage due to fallen trees. One of these trees uprooted and flipped a minivan upside down. The second home had minor roof damage and two outbuildings on the property were destroyed. The third home incurred major structural damage when the windward side of the garage was blown in. There was also an outbuilding that flipped over at the third home location. In total, there were approximately 40 to 60 hardwood trees were uprooted along the path. The tornado damage path was 7.22 miles long and was 200 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.9491/-87.8591
End: 34.0201/-87.7683
11 2010  04  24  1050  Hale

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F0  5.83  100  4.8 NNE Greensboro - 1.7 SW Hogglesville
The tornado first touched down about 5 miles northeast of Greensboro, near the intersection of AL-25 and Crawford Road. It then tracked northeastward, roughly parallel to AL-25, for nearly 6 miles, and lifted just north of Starling Road. Three homes sustained minor damage, one barn was destroyed, and metal sheeting was torn off an outbuilding. At least 40 trees were uprooted along the path, some of them blocking portions of AL-25.

Start: 32.7628/-87.5461
End: 32.8335/-87.4912
10 2010  04  24  1019  Marengo-Greene-Hale

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

High Risk

Event Report
F1  8.15  200  0.7 WNW Demopolis - 3.7 N Arcola
The tornado touched down at the City Landing area of Demopolis, and from there moved on a north-northeast path. At City Landing, at least 20 people witnessed the tornado and ran for shelter. At least 20 vehicles were damaged, many with windows blown out. Tool boxes were ripped off the back of a few trucks and were thrown into other vehicles, and many trees were snapped off in the area. The tornado then crossed US-43 and moved into a rural part of the county, before crossing the Black Warrior River and moving into Greene County. The tornado that had touched down in Marengo County, near the city of Demopolis, moved into Greene County. On its northeast path, it produced sporadic tree damage, and stayed mostly in forested areas. Just before crossing the Black Warrior River for the second time, it struck the Greene County Steam Plant, where 2 men were injured when they were blown down by the wind. A few small buildings were damaged in the same area, and a tractor trailer rig was blown over and moved at least 40 feet. The tornado then moved into Hale County. After touching down in Marengo County, and moving across a portion of Greene County, the Demopolis Tornado crossed the Black Warrior River for a second time and moved into Hale County. Within Hale County, the tornado stayed over primarily wooded terrain, and caused sporadic tree damage.

Start: 32.5248/-87.8399
End: 32.6236/-87.7636
9 2010  04  24  0944  Sumter

April 24th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

High Risk
F0  0.08  30  4.6 S Siloam
A brief tornado touched down and produced no observable damage. The tornado was witnessed by fire department personnel in the Ward Community.

Start: 32.3645/-88.2842
End: 32.3645/-88.2842
8 2010  04  08  1110  Coffee

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0  3.00  75  3.0 SW Damascus
An EF-0 tornado touched down just east of Alabama Highway 87. The next area of damage was reported east-northeast from the initial touch down along County Road 611 where a barn was destroyed along with several trees snapped. The final area of damage was reported north of Alabama Highway 134 where a roof was taken off the porch of a house along with a portion of the roof over the kitchen. The overall path width of damage was around 75 yards, with maximum winds of 80 mph or EF-0 strength. A few discrete supercells and small lines of strong/severe thunderstorms developed across the region ahead of strong upper system and associated cold front.

Start: 31.2821/-86.034259
End: 31.3128/-85.9908
7 2010  04  08  0615  Washington

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0  0.11  100  1.5 WSW Malcolm
A brief EF-0 tornado occurred on Happy Hill Road...just west of Highway 43. The tornado only affected one residence... producing minor damage. the most notable damage to the home was a blown out window...a damaged doorway...and minor roof damage. Portions of wood fencing was also damaged and patio furniture was thrown about. several pine trees were either snapped or downed as a result of the tornado. A few telephone poles were also damaged just to the northeast of the home on Happy Hill Road. The tornado path was 300 yards and the width was 75-100 yards. Maximum winds were 75 mph.

Start: 31.1683/-88.0412
End: 31.1696/-88.0400
6 2010  04  08  0342  Blount

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0  0.20  50  1.0 NW Blountsville
The short-lived tornado touched down on the northernmost ball field in Blountsville Park, where it ripped the tin roofing off the dugouts and carried them to a tree line approximately 300 to 400 yards down the path. It then continued to the north-northeast for less than a quater mile and crossed Park Drive, where it damaged a portion of the roof of a house. One large oak tree with a poor root system was also uprooted. A cold front pushing through the area caused numerous showers and thunderstorms across central Alabama. One storm produced a weak tornado, and another an isolated area of wind damage.

Start: 34.0884/-86.5937
End: 34.091/-86.592
5 2010  03  25  1859  Chilton

March 25th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1  2.75  200  Clanton
Five structures were damaged near Clanton, consisting of mostly minor shingle damage to roofs. Other structure that were damage included one garage and a gazebo. One large storage storage building was totally destroyed with debris scattered near 1 1/2 miles downstream. 8 to 10 hardwood trees were uprooted and 6 to 9 smaller hard and soft wood trees were snapped. The tornado was on the ground for about 6 minutes.

Start: 32.8472/-86.6814
End: 32.8553/-86.6351
4 2010  03  25  1802  Shelby

March 25th Summary

Storm Survey

Event Report

Alabaster Tornado Video

Slight Risk
F1  2.74  100  Maylene - Alabaster
The tornado first touched down at approximately 702 pm on Fox Valley Road in Maylene, where it tossed trampolines and snapped at few small trees. The tornado traveled northeast crossing Shelby County Road 17 just south of the intersection of CR 17 and 1st Ave W. It then struck Fox Valley Apartments and moved into the Stoney Meadow Subdivision where several homes received minor to substantial roof damage. The most significant damage occurred on Rock View Trail where siding was stripped off of one home and another home received significant roof damage and had the garage door blown out. Two mature cedar trees were also snapped at this location. The tornado weakened rapidly and continued to produce minor damage as it crossed through the Navajo Trail Subdivision. The last bits of minor roof and fence damage were in the Greenfield Subdivision off of Industrial Park Drive in Alabaster.

Start: 33.2391/-86.867
End: 33.2538/-86.823
3 2010  03  25  1640  Morgan

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1  2.86  50  1.1 NW Penn - 1.0 W Massey
An EF-1 tornado touched down just inside southwest Morgan County, west of Massey. This tornado east northeast along a 3 mile path before dissipating. Initial damage was seen off of Holladay Road and CR 55, where a mobile home was flipped upside down and several surrounding large trees were snapped near their base. Additional damage occurred along Summerford Road between Tanner Road and CR 55. A small barn was completed destroyed and two chicken houses sustained significant loss roof and siding panels. Just to the east of this location at Safe-T-Shelter, off of CR 55, a portion of the roof was completely lifted off one of their warehouses as the front of the facility collapsed on itself. Low topped supercell thunderstorms developed across northwest and north central Alabama ahead of a strong cold front and beneath a pronounced southwesterly upper level jet stream and dry slot. Despite low instability, strong low and deep layer wind shear provided an environment adequate for meso-cyclone development. Two of the supercells exhibited strong rotation that tracked through Morgan and Cullman Counties producing large hail and one tornado.

Start: 34.36/-87.085
End: 34.372/-87.037
2 2010  03  10  1820  Washington

Storm Information

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0  0.56  50  0.8 SSE Yellow Pine
Rain wrapped tornado crossed U.S. Highway 45 north of Fruitdale, moving northeast. Minor tree damage observed.

Start: 31.39/-88.43
End: 31.39/-88.42
1 2010  01  21  1715  Madison

Storm Survey

Event Report

Huntsville Tornado Video

Huntsville Tornado Video

Huntsville Tornado Video

Huntsville Tornado Information

Slight Risk
F2  6.60  150  1.1 W Huntsville Park - 0.8 NNW Huntsville Mill AP
A tornado first touched down in residential development on the Redstone Arsenal, just 2 miles south of the National Weather Service Office located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A narrow tornado path uprooted a large tree, then moved into a residential area along Magnolia Circle. Here, the tornado tore shingles off of roofs and ripped siding off several homes. The tornado then lifted briefly before touching down again near the intersection of Triana Blvd and 9th Ave in Huntsville. It then proceeded northeast another 4.4 miles, through the Old Town and Five Points Communities, before lifting near the intersection of Gaboury Lane and Rosalie Ridge road near Chapman Mountain. Along it's path, many hardwood/softwood trees and utility poles were snapped. Multiple well-built single family homes sustained substantial roof damage. Two teenagers sustained minor injuries near the Windover Drive and Maysville Road intersection, when a tree fell onto the truck while they were inside. The tornado also picked up a truck in its path and threw it approximately 30 feet into the the porch of a residence on Oakwood Avenue. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries. Luckily no one was injured at the residence. The winds were estimated to reach peak speeds of 115 mph.

Start: 34.7/-86.6398
End: 34.76/-86.556


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