Alabama Tornado Database


2011 Summary

 

2011 Tornado Occurrences (145) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Start Time (CST) County(s) Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Max Path Width(Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
145 2011  12  22  1424  Elmore-Coosa-Tallapoosa

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Slight Risk
F1  24.90  300  1.5 NW Sykes Mill - 3.1 NNW Alexander City
A tornado initially touched down along Grey Ferry Road in Elmore County. It moved northeast snapping approximately 50 trees along the path. It crossed into Coosa County and caused EF-1 rated damage and then crossed into Tallapoosa County, eventually lifting along Hix Road in Tallapoosa County. A tornado initially touched down along Grey Ferry Road in Elmore County, where it caused tree damage. It then crossed into Coosa County, approximately one quarter of a mile east of County Road 31. The tornado continued on an northeastward path snapping and uprooting hundreds of trees. The most extensive damage occurred on County Road 89 near Highway 280, where a large metal building was destroyed. The tornado moved into Tallapoosa County and lifted along Hix Road. A tornado initially touched down along Grey Ferry Road in Elmore County, where it caused tree damage. It moved northeastward and crossed into Coosa County, where extensive tree damage and structure damage occurred. Continuing on a northeastward path, the tornado crossed into Tallapoosa County just south of Sasser road. A few trees were snapped or uprooted along this section of the path. The tornado eventually lifted along Hix Road. In response to a strong upper level shortwave, a surface low developed over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and rode along a previously stalled front across northwest Central Alabama, Thursday, December 22, 2011. Much of Central Alabama resided in an unseasonably warm airmass, with dewpoints near 70 degrees and CAPE over 1000 J/kg. As the surface low passed over northwest Central Alabama and low level winds backed, helicity increased. Rotating supercells within several thunderstorm complexes produced six tornadoes and isolated wind damage.
Start: 32.7438/-86.2996
End: 32.9902/-85.9920
144 2011  12  22  1402  Autauga-Elmore

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West of Montgomery Video

Slight Risk
F0  10.18  100  3.4 S New Prospect - 5.2 WSW Titus
A tornado initially touched down along County Road 57, just south of County Road 49. Here, a mobile home suffered significant roof damage and also damage to its decking material. The tornado continued to the northeast causing tree damage and then crossed Interstate 65 and Highway 31, where additional tree damage occurred. As it continued moving further northeast, it crossed County 68 and Highway 143 where several outdoor building suffered damage and trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado crossed the Elmore County line where it eventually lifted along Tram Road. A tornado initially touched down along County Road 57, just south of County Road 49 in Autauga County. It moved to the northeast causing damage to a mobile home and tree damage. It crossed the Elmore County line and continued its northeastward progression. A few trees were snapped or uprooted and large branches were downed as well. The tornado eventually lifted along Tram Road.
Start: 32.6203/-86.5478
End: 32.7019/-86.4059
143 2011  12  22  1342  Shelby

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News Article

Slight Risk
F0  1.83  50  Columbiana
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Shelby County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down in Columbiana along County Road 47 and moved northeast for 1.9 miles and lifted along County Road 25. Along its path, 2 homes were damaged due to falling trees, and another home suffered minor shingle damage. Approximately 50 trees were either snapped or uprooted.
Start: 33.1828/-86.6070
End: 33.2027/-86.5860
142 2011  12  22  1330  Dallas

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Slight Risk
F0  2.17  50  1.8 ENE Selma Selfield Airport - 2.5 ESE Manila
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Dallas County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles east of Selma along County Road 306 where minor tree damage occurred, along with roof damage to two mobile homes. The tornado then traveled further to the northeast, to Garner and Harville Roads where several soft and hardwood trees were damage or snapped. There was also some structure damage, with one outbuilding destroyed and one mobile home that was shifted off its foundation blocks. The tornado lifted shortly after, near River Road, with evidence of some additional tree damage.
Start: 32.4232/-86.9206
End: 32.4304/-86.8844
141 2011  12  22  1325  Bibb

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Slight Risk
F0  2.62  150  0.3 SW Lawley - 1.5 SSW Randolph
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Bibb County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down between Lawley and Randolph in southeast Bibb County. Damage along the beginning of the path was only 50 yards wide. This was along Hwy 82, where only large limbs were broken. The tornado then lifted just east of County Road 36. Here, the damage was 150 yards wide with numerous trees uprooted and snapped.
Start: 32.8692/-86.9742
End: 32.8796/-86.9307
140 2011  12  22  1256  Bibb

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Slight Risk
F0  0.06  25  1.1 SSE Centreville Fox Airport
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Bibb County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down 2 miles south of Centreville. Several large pines were uprooted at this location. No other damage was noted in either direction, which indicates just a brief touchdown along County Road 219.
Start: 32.9053/-87.1229
End: 32.9053/-87.1219
139 2011  12  21  1232  Randolph

Event Report

Small Risk
F0  0.26  88  2.2 SSW Graham
After a review of damage, eye witness accounts, and analysis of Dual-Pol radar data from KFFC, it was determined that damage in northeastern Randolph County was a result of a brief EF-0 tornado. The EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 mph briefly touched down near Sewell, along County Road 87, south of County Road 438. One home and half a dozen outbuildings sustained roof damage, as metal roofing was peeled off and tossed up to one half mile downwind. Minor tree damage was also noted. Two witnesses reported a funnel cloud in the area, but due to terrain were unable to confirm whether the circulation extended to the ground. A cold front pushed into Central Alabama during the day on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, eventually stalling northeast to southwest, bisecting the forecast area in half. In a marginally unstable airmass ahead of the front (effective bulk shear around 50 kts and CAPE between 500-1000 J/kg), strong storms developed. As low level shear increased, several storms showed signs of rotation, with one producing damage near the Georgia State Line in Randolph County.
Start: 33.4214/-85.3201
End: 33.4215/-85.3156
138 2011  11  16  1152  Macon-Lee

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Georgia Survey

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Auburn Tornado Video

Notasulga Damage Video


Continued into Georgia

Slight Risk


F1
(F2)

33.39
(61.51) 
700
(880) 
0
(0) 
2
(4) 
2.4 SSE Notasulga - 0.8 ESE Jester
A tornado touched down in northeast Macon County near Notasulga, east of County Road 81. Approximately a dozen mobile homes sustained damage along County Road 54. The tornado moved to the northeast and crossed into Lee County, continually causing damage along the path. A tornado initially touched down in Macon County and crossed into Lee County approximately 1 mile southwest of Lee Road 3. It continued its northeastward path causing extensive tree damage. Dozens of houses and mobile homes on the western side of Auburn were heavily damaged due to falling trees. Several residences were destroyed. One female and one child were injured when trees fell on a mobile home. The tornado crossed the southern edge of Auburn University's campus and caused damage to homes and the baseball facilities at Auburn High School. The tornado crossed Interstate 85 at US Highway 280 and continued moving to the northeast toward Lake Harding. Along the lake, widespread tree damage, and damage to several homes and boathouses occurred. The tornado continued into Harris County Georgia (See November Storm Data from WFO Peachtree City).
Start: 32.5369/-85.6566
End: 32.6970/-85.1173
137 2011  11  16  1108  Montgomery

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Slight Risk
F1  0.88  75  2.1 ESE Chisholm - 1.9 SE Kilby
A tornado touched down near the Alabama Christian Academy football field in Montgomery, where a large pine tree snapped and collapsed a section of bleachers. The scoreboard on the nearby Faulkner University baseball field also collapsed. The tornado continued northeastward crossing Wares Ferry Road, where several homes sustained minor roof damage. Farther to the northeast, the most widespread damage occurred at the Sunshine Valley Mobile Home Park, were numerous mobile homes sustained minor to moderate roof damage or the underpinning was blown out. Small outbuildings and sheds were also blown over in this area, and trees were snapped or uprooted. One large pine tree was uprooted and crushed a vehicle. From there the tornado crossed US Highway 231 and struck Adam's Motorsports, were a section of metal roof was peeled back. The tornado lifted just northeast of Adam's Motorsports.
Start: 32.3867/-86.2184
End: 32.3977/-86.2107
136 2011  11  16  0900  Clark

MOB Resource

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News Article

Slight Risk
F0  0.25  50  4 E Tallahatta Springs
A weak EF-0 tornado developed from a thunderstorm and briefly touched down in a wooded area. There was a one-quarter mile swath of 6 inch diameter young pine tree trucks snapped off about 5 feet above the ground.
Start: 31.9000/-87.7518
End: 31.9000/-87.7518
135 2011  11  16  0732  Marengo

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Slight Risk
F0  2.75  250  2.7 S Shortleaf - 1.2 S Spocari
A tornado briefly touched down in Demopolis along Maria Avenue and moved northeast crossing Jefferson Road. Approximately 20 homes in the Edgewood subdivision sustained minor roof damage. Several business signs along US Highway 80 were blown down and the Central Farmers COOP sustained significant structural damage as a portion of its roof was removed. The tornado lifted along US Highway 80, east of US Highway 43.
Start: 32.4813/-87.8567
End: 32.5032/-87.8174
134 2011  11  16  0707  Sumter

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News Article

Slight Risk
F2  1.50  600  3.0 N Persimmon Grove - 3.9 SSW Moscow
A tornado touched down in Whitfield and moved to the northeast. Along its path, approximately 150 softwood trees were snapped, 50 hardwood trees were uprooted, and five outbuildings were damaged. Six homes and one double wide mobile home were also damaged. One home along County Road 42 was destroyed causing 1 injury.
Start: 32.3633/-88.0894
End: 32.3763/-88.0689
133 2011  1100  Hale

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Satellite Loop

2011 Tropical Map

NHC Lee Summary

More Lee Information

Moderate Risk
F0  3.43  50  5.2 SSW Hogglesville - 1.8 SSW Hogglesville
An EF0 tornado touched down approximately 8 miles northeast of Greensboro, near the intersection of County Road 32 and County Road 51. The tornado moved north-northeast and virtually ran parallel to Alabama Highway 25. The tornado lifted just north of Starling Road. The tornado snapped off or uprooted several trees. The downed trees caused roof damage to a house and a small storage barn. The metal roof panels of another outbuilding were torn off. The tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee and had estimated peak winds of 70 mph.
Start: 32.7789/-87.4965
End: 32.8279/-87.4872
132 2011  1450  Etowah

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2011 Tropical Map

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Slight Risk
F0  0.70  50  0.7 W Rainbow City - 1.1 WNW Rainbow City
A tornado touched down in Rainbow City. After the tornado touched down near Hill Street, the tornado took a turn to the northwest and crossed U.S. Highway 411 west of Bland Street. The tornado turned back to the north and lifted near Irene Street, west of Alabama Highway 77. Ten to fifteen pine trees were snapped and a few hardwood trees were uprooted. Several HVAC units were blown off the roof of Rainbow City City Hall on U.S. Highway 411 and minor structural damage occurred at the Spring Lake Lodge Apartments. The tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee and had estimated peak winds of 80 mph.
Start: 33.9481/-86.0423
End: 33.9577/-86.0463
131 2011  0222  Baldwin

Tropical Storm Lee
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More Lee Information


Started in Florida

Slight Risk


F1
(F1)
 
0.76
(3.16) 
50
(50) 
0
(0) 
0
(0) 
0.7 S Lillian - 0.3 WNW Lillian
The tornado moved off the Gulf of Mexico in Perdido Key, Florida and continued moving north-northwest into southeastern Baldwin County near Lillian. The tornado moved off of Perdido Bay near Spanish Cove, south of Lillian. A brick home on Clubhouse Drive was destroyed when a large tree fell on the house. A house across the street suffered roof and chimney damage. The tornado continued north-northwest into a K.O.A. Campground, downing and snapping trees as well as rolling a recreation vehicle onto its side. The last location of noted damage was to trees in the Spanish Cove West subdivision. The tornado was associated with Tropical Storm Lee.
Start: 30.3906/-87.4509
End: 30.4012/-87.4545
130 2011  0002  Mobile

Tropical Storm Lee
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NHC Lee Summary

2011 Tropical Map

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More Lee Information

Slight Risk
F1  1.93  100  1.7 NNW Mon Louis - 1.5 ENE South Orchard
A tornado moved onshore near the mouth of East Fowl River on Byrnewood Road and tracked northwest to the end of Pioneer Road in the Bellefontaine Community. The tornado produced extensive damage to trees consistent with EF-1 type damage and winds between 86 MPH and 110 MPH. Four residences and one large barn had structural damage in the area between Bay Road and Pioneer Road. Of those structures, one mobile home was almost completely destroyed from a large tree that fell on it, with minor damage to mostly roofing shingles and window panes observed with the other three homes. The barn received minor structural damage on an exterior wall with three large roll-up doors completely blown out. The tornado was associated with Tropical Storm Lee.
Start: 30.4527/-88.1098
End: 30.4769/-88.1261
129 2011  1212  Mobile

Tropical Storm Lee
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NHC Lee Summary

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Satellite Loop

2011 Tropical Map

More Lee Information

Slight Risk
F0  0.18  50  4.7 W Dauphin Island
A small tornado crossed the western most portion of Dauphin Island. No structures or trees were affected by the brief tornado. The tornado was associated with Tropical Storm Lee.
Start: 30.2463/-88.1991
End: 30.2488/-88.1997
128 2011  25  2317  Madison

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Moderate Risk
F0  7.38  50  1.5 ENE Mt Leventov - 0.4 S Union Grove
A tornado with peak winds of 85 mph briefly touched down near Meridianville and skipped northeast snapping and uprooting trees along its path between Hazel Green and New Market. Concentrated damage began near Harwell Lane in a neighborhood off Patterson Lane. Several residences off Harwell Circle had trees snapped and uprooted with some minor structural damage including torn siding and shingles pulled off roofs. Just north and east of this location, circular and convergent patterns were observed in a wheat field approaching Patterson Lane. The tornado took out numerous trees just east of Highway 231 and north of Steger Road cutting out a path estimated at 25 yards wide and over 200 yards long. Little damage was observed from here to Walker Lane due to open fields. However, as the tornado crossed Walker Lane near Moores Mill Road, numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted between 1759 and 2255 Walker Lane. Additional snapped and uprooted smaller trees were seen just north of the intersection of Walker Lane and Butler Road.
Start: 34.8763/-86.5956
End: 34.9248/-86.4796
127 2011  25  2300  Limestone-Madison

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Moderate Risk
F0  4.58  50  1.5 SW Bethel - 0.4 NNW Maple Hill
A tornado with peak winds of 85 mph redeveloped and snapped and uprooted several trees along a southwest to northeast path beginning along Thach Road, crossing State Highway 251, then reaching the Limestone-Madison County line along Ready Section Road. This tornado continued its path from Limestone County along Ready Section Road, snapping and uprooting trees until lifting north of Bethel Road just west of State Highway 53.
Start: 34.9170/-86.8502
End: 34.9360/-86.7727
126 2011  25  2255  Limestone

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Moderate Risk
F0  0.78  50  2.0 N Stewerds Store - 2.3 NNE Stewerds Store
A tornado briefly touched down over the Athens Country Club and Golf Course along Hatfield Lake Road. Several trees were uprooted along its short path. Tops of other pine and cedar trees were snapped and twisted. The tornado lifted just northeast of the Country Club around Strain Road, just west of Interstate 65.
Start: 34.7596/-86.9534
End: 34.7627/-86.9402
125 2011  25  2249  Limestone

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Moderate Risk
F0  3.84  50  0.6 SW O'Neal - 0.1 NE Hays Mill
A tornado with peak winds of 85 mph re-developed along a squall line and crossed State Highway 99 / Buck Island Road near Lydia Corey Road, uprooting several large trees with one falling onto the side of a house. Across the street, a large barn was severely damaged with the roof and most walls gone. The tornado continued northeast crossing Easter Ferry Road and Edgewood Road. Along Cross Key Road, several large trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado tracked northeast snapping off the tops of several trees before lifting again near the intersection of Coffman Road and Highway 127.
Start: 34.8454/-87.0380
End: 34.8712/-86.9781
124 2011  25  2240  Limestone

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Moderate Risk
F0  1.27  25  3.8 SSW Wheeler Lake North - 2.9 S Wheeler Lake North
A short-lived tornado with peak winds of 80 mph developed along a squall line of severe thunderstorms. The tornado initially touched down just north of the Davis/Snake Road intersection where several large trees were uprooted and snapped, one which fell on the corner of a single-story house. The tornado skipped northeast and snapped and uprooted additional trees around a residence between Fielding Road / County Road 15 and Davis Road. The tornado lifted near the intersection of Fielding Road / County Road 15 and Stanford Road with a just a few trees snapped halfway down, along with an awning pulled off a small shed.
Start: 34.7803/-87.1783
End: 34.7885/-87.1582
123 2011  25  2230  Lauderdale

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Moderate Risk
F1  1.89  100  0.2 ENE Mitchelltown - 0.7 SSW Springfield
A short-lived tornado with peak winds of 90 mph developed along a squall line of severe thunderstorms. The tornado initially touched down just west of County Road 92 about 2 miles southwest of Springfield. The worst damage occurred along County Road 76, about 1/2 mile west of State Highway 101, where a small barn was nearly destroyed and several large pines were snapped and uprooted. One pine fell on a home along County Road 76, causing significant damage to the structure. The tornado continued northeast just crossing State Highway 101 before lifting.
Start: 34.8808/-87.4160
End: 34.8911/-87.3850
122 2011  25  2217  Colbert-Lawrence

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Moderate Risk
F2  2.17  100  1.9 WNW Old Bethel - 2.3 W Wolf Springs
A tornado touched down immediately west of Waldrep Loop and north of Lagrange Road in extreme southeastern Colbert County. Multiple large trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. The most significant damage occurred to a house along Waldrep Loop, where large sections of the roof structure were removed, or pushed off the adjoining carport. A chicken house across the street completely collapsed with roofing material tossed up to 100 yards. Tree damage continued eastward to the intersection of County Line and Wolf Springs Roads. A church at this intersection sustained roof damage and dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted around a nearby single family home. A tornado continued from Colbert County at the intersection of County Line Road and Wolf Springs Road. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees before it lifted.
Start: 34.5929/-87.5486
End: 34.5964/-87.5107
121 2011  27  2048  Chilton

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High Risk
F0  1.91  50  0.6 NE Cooper - 2.5 ENE Cooper
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across southeastern Chilton County near Verbena and determined it was caused by a brief EF-0 tornado. This tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of US Highway 31 and CR 24, just northwest of Verbena and uprooted a few oak trees. The tornado moved northeast, and crossed CR 597 where it damaged a metal carport of one single family home and the roof of a mobile home. In addition, many trees were knocked down in a 50 yd wide path. The tornado quickly dissipated along CR 59, south of CR 24. Damage along this path was consistent with an EF-0 rating and winds of 80 mph.
Start: 32.7759/-86.5429
End: 32.7857/-86.5122
120 2011  27  2029  Chambers

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High Risk
F1  5.01  100  2.1 E Five Points - 0.5 ENE Hickory Flats
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across Chambers County which impacted the Finley Creek area. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. This tornado touched down along CR 267, just north of the end point of the White Plains tornado. The paths did not join at any point as both damage widths were relatively small. Damage at CR 267 included several sheared tree tops and several uprooted trees. The tornado tracked northeast where it crossed CR 270 where additional trees were knocked down and an outbuilding sustained minor roof damage. The tornado traveled northeast and passed just east of Finley, and lifted along CR 278 where minor tree damage was noted. Damage along this path was consistent with an EF-1 rating with winds of 90 mph.

Start: 33.0158/-85.2938
End: 33.0836/-85.2633
119 2011  27  2019  Chambers

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High Risk
F1  5.24  150  1.6 NNE Buffalo - 2.3 ESE Five Points
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across Chambers County which impacted the White Plains area. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. This tornado touched down 2 miles southeast of White Plains, along CR 225, where it downed several trees and caused major damage to a single family home. The tornado moved east northeast and crossed CR 178 and 176 where numerous trees were knocked down. The tornado crossed CR 222 and lifted near CR 267 where additional trees were knocked down. Damage along the path was consistent with an EF-1 rating with winds up to 110 mph.

Start: 32.9719/-85.3688
End: 33.0114/-85.2916
118 2011  27  2005  DeKalb

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High Risk
F2  6.47  250  1.7 S Fort Payne - 3.2 SE Fisher Crossroads
A significant tornado of EF-2 intensity with peak winds up to 120 mph tracked through southeast DeKalb County. The tornado first touched down along Dogtown Road (County Road 89) just south of Jennings Road where two small barns collapsed. The tornado then crossed Jennings Road and snapped and uprooted trees along Bear Creek Road and Adamsburg Road. A large number of trees were snapped or uprooted along Kelly Road and a barn sustained damage along McCurdy Drive. The tornado began to strengthen rapidly as it approached Wallace Avenue (State Highway 35). A large metal farm building was leveled to the ground here and 4 power poles were snapped off completely. In this area, the tree damage was substantial. The damage was deemed to be EF-2 intensity at this location. A home on the north side of Highway 35 sustained damage and trees were also downed along Patricia Drive. The tornado continued to move northeast uprooting and snapping a large number of trees along Pumpkin Center Road. Trees were knocked down on several homes just west of the intersection of Pumpkin Center Road and Fischer Road. Minor damage was noted to homes on the east side of Fischer Road as the tornado began to lift.

Start: 34.4059/-85.7294
End: 34.4427/-85.6250
117 2011  27  1950  Perry

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High Risk
F1  4.24  100  0.4 ENE Marion Perry Airport - 2.2 NE Vilula
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across south central Perry County where a tornado touched down 5.5 miles south of Marion, 1 mile west of CR 35 and tracked northeastward. The tornado destroyed an outbuilding and damaged the roof of a single family home along CR 38. The tornado strengthened to EF-1 with winds of 90 mph as it crossed CR 45, north of Vilula. Many trees were knocked down near the Faith Chapel Baptist Church. The tornado damaged a couple barns along Kynard Road and quickly dissipated just east of CR 4.

Start: 32.5519/-87.3142
End: 32.5748/-87.2466
116 2011  27  1915  Shelby-Talladega

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High Risk
F1  8.59  200  2.3 SSE Vincent - 2.6 NW St Ives
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in the vicinity of Vincent in Shelby County and Logan Martin Dam in Talladega County. The damage found was consistent with an EF-1 tornado with winds of 105 mph and was a regeneration of the Wateroak and Marvel supercell. The tornado touched down south of the town of Vincent on County Road 62, in Shelby County, where it uprooted dozens of trees. The tornado traveled to the northeast and dropped trees along the path. As it continued to the northeast into Talladega County, the tornado caused tree damage on the east end of Logan Martin Dam and continued through a couple of residential neighborhoods. Here, the tornado snapped and uprooted hardwood and softwood trees. The only home damage found and surveyed was due to fallen trees on Shaw Lane alongside Logan Martin Lake.

Start: 33.3507/-86.4013
End: 33.4483/-86.3092
115 2011  27  1912  Elmore-Tallapoosa-Chambers

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Lake Martin Aerial Damage Video

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Lake Martin Damage Video

Lake Martin Damage Video

High Risk
F4  44.18  880  30  2.6 SSW Wallsburg - 1.4 NNE Sikes
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage from central Elmore County, eastward across central Tallapoosa County and the Lake Martin area, to western Chambers County. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a violent tornado. After further review from tornado damage experts, it has been determined that the Lake Martin tornado was consistent with EF-4 damage at its strongest, with winds up to 170 mph. The tornado touched down along County Road 209 near Meadowview Drive where a few snapped trees were noted. From there, the tornado quickly intensified as it moved northeast through Dexter, where it widened and produced EF-2 damage to several homes. From there, it continued across Highway 9 and damaged several homes, and then intensified to EF-3 strength as it moved through a mobile home park at the intersection of Middle Road and Auction Barn Road. Here, the tornado completely destroyed 10 mobile homes and killed 4 people. The tornado continued east to the Mount Hebron Road area and destroyed several homes, businesses, 2 churches, and an agricultural nursery. The tornado then crossed Lake Martin, just south of the Highway 63 Bridge. The tornado produced significant damage to numerous homes around the Windermere area. At this point, the tornado was nearly 1/4 mile wide. The tornado then moved into Tallapoosa County just south of County Road 34, where it widened to nearly 1/2 mile and strengthened to EF-4 intensity. Here the damage was the most widespread and severe with several well built multi-story homes totally destroyed with no walls remaining on floors above basement level. The tornado continued at this strength but became narrower to nearly 400 yards wide as it crossed Highway 49 just north of Jones Road where it destroyed 2 homes and rolled a pick-up truck 120 yards. The tornado continued northeast and weakened to EF-3 strength with winds of 155 mph. It crossed U.S. Hwy 280 just east of Dadeville where it produced significant damage to several homes and businesses, and caused one fatality. The tornado crossed into Chambers County west of Lafayette, south of CR 48. The tornado crossed into western Chambers County and passed just to the north of Sikes. Along County Road 54 north of Sikes, one home was completely destroyed. The tornado weakened as it moved northeast across County Road 66 and ended just north of County Road 51.

Start: 32.6174/-86.1930
End: 32.9196/-85.5230
114 2011  27  1832  Bibb-Shelby

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High Risk
F1  5.41  50  1.1 SE Garnsey - 0.4 NNE Pea Ridge
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage near Marvel extending from far northeast Bibb County into extreme southwest Shelby County. It was determined that this was a continuation of the Wateroak supercell and that the damage was a result of an EF-1 tornado. Maximum winds were estimated around 105 mph. The tornado touched down in northeast Bibb County in a forested area just west of the intersection of County Roads 65 and 10. It then traveled northeast snapping off dozens off pine trees. The tornado lifted in a grassy field just north of County Road 10 in Shelby County, between Blossom Street and Springbrook Lane. The damage path was 5.41 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point.

Start: 33.1169/-87.0081
End: 33.1560/-86.9274
113 2011  27  1810  Choctaw-Sumter-Marengo-Perry

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Mississippi Survey

NWS MOB Survey

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Started in Mississippi

High Risk


F3
(F4)
 
58.00
(122.04) 
500
(1050) 
0
(7) 
3
(17) 
2.5 NNW Cyril - 2.7 NNE Uniontown
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage from the supercell thunderstorm that moved out of Clarke County Mississippi into west central Alabama during the evening hours of April 27. The NWS survey team found the damage to be continuous from extreme southeast Sumter County across central and northeast Marengo County into extreme southwest Perry County. The tornado moved out of northern Choctaw County just north of Oakchia, then it crossed extreme southeast Sumter County south of County Road 42 and Lock 3 Road. The tornado was an EF-2 tornado at this point, where it uprooted and snapped trees in a 350 yard wide path. The tornado moved into western Marengo County where it crossed the southernmost portion of Old Locke 3 Road then passed just north of Linden near Pin Hook and north of Chickasaw State Park along U.S. Highway 43. The EF-2 tornado continued northeast through the Faunsdale area where it significantly damaged or destroyed several homes and resulted in at least 3 injuries along Nash Road just south of Faunsdale. The tornado continued northeast and passed just north of Uniontown where it crossed Highways 61 and 183. Here, it uprooted trees and damaged structures in a 200 yard wide path. The tornado eventually dissipated just east of Highway 183 in southwest Perry County. Since the tornado it started in Smith County, Mississippi as an EF-3, the total length of this storm path was 122.04 miles. As it moved into Jasper and Clarke Counties, it intensified into an EF-4, with a width of 1050 yards at its widest point. It weakened slightly as it moved into Choctaw County in Alabama with EF-3 intensity. In all, this storm killed 7 people and injured another 17.

Start: 32.2143/-88.4327
End: 32.4829/-87.4942
112 2011  27  1809  Cullman

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F0  1.19  100  0.7 ENE Centerville - 1.9 NE Centerville
A short-lived tornado touched down nearly 4 miles northeast of West Point and tracked northeast across Interstate 65 just north of the County Road 1282 overpass. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees along County Road 1282, with smaller trees damaged along County Road 1264 just west of Interstate 65. The damaged continued east of Interstate 65 along County Road 1282 where several trees were snapped and uprooted and a porch of a house was damaged.

Start: 34.2846/-86.9189
End: 34.2968/-86.9042
111 2011  27  1750  Hale-Bibb

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F1  8.62  300  1.3 W Hogglesville - 1.2 ENE Mertz
The tornado initially touched down east of CR 85 in Hale County, southwest of Hogglesville and tracked northeast along CR 25. As the tornado moved through Wateroak, a mobile home and a business were damaged. Significant tree damage was also noted along the path. Damage was consistent with an EF-1 rating and winds of 110 mph. The tornado moved into Bibb County south of CR 25. In Bibb County, the tornado tracked parallel to CR 25, where it caused significant tree damage in the national forest. Damage was consistent with winds of 110 mph and an EF-1 rating. The tornado lifted just east of Mertz, though this supercell did regenerate itself and create the Marvel tornado 30 minutes later.

Start: 32.8478/-87.4922
End: 32.9047/-87.3605
110 2011  27  1728  Jefferson-St. Clair-Calhoun
Etowah-Cherokee

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North of Jacksonville Tornado Video

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Continued into Georgia

High Risk


F4
(F4)
 
71.30
(97.33) 
1760
(1760) 
22
(22) 
81
(85) 
2.3 SE Clay - 3.1 ESE Forney
It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a strong tornado, which was a regeneration of the Greene-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson County tornado. As it initially touched down, the tornado caused mostly tree damage with winds of 95 mph, an EF-1 rating, as it moved east. The tornado crossed Interstate 59 near Argo and moved into St. Clair County. The tornado crossed into St. Clair County near Argo where it caused mostly tree damage consistent with an EF-1 rating as it tracked north of Margaret. The tornado began to strengthen as it neared US Highway 411 where it caused minor roof damage to one home. The tornado crossed US Highway 411 north of Odenville, taking a turn to the northeast, and then moved parallel to Shoal Creek. The tornado strengthened rapidly to an EF-4 with winds of 170 mph, and caused extensive damage along Shoal Creek Rd, east of CR 26. At least 6 homes were destroyed, with only small interior rooms remaining. At least one home was swept clean from the foundation. Many mobile homes were also destroyed. In addition, tree damage was extensive in this area, with every tree left mangled. At least 14 fatalities occurred along Shoal Creek Road. The path width increased to around 1 mile as the tornado approached Neely Henry Lake and the Calhoun County Line. The tornado maintained a path along Shoal Creek Road until it crossed the lake. The tornado crossed Neely Henry Lake and into Calhoun County at Eagle Cove Road, northwest of Ohatchee. At this point, the tornado had winds of 180 mph, an EF-4 rating, and a path width of 1 mile. As the tornado crossed AL Highway 77, numerous homes were leveled and mobile homes were demolished. Trees were left as stumps. Four fatalities occurred in this area. The tornado continued to cause extensive damage as it moved northeast crossing US Highway 431 at Colwell Road and CR 23, where several homes and one church were destroyed. Four fatalities occurred in this area. As the tornado approached the Etowah County Line, it weakened to an EF-2 with winds of 120 mph, but continued to cause damage. Several homes were damaged and one mobile home destroyed along CR 64. The tornado moved into Etowah County east of Cannonball Road. The tornado moved into southeastern Etowah County, east of Cannon Gap Road, where it caused mainly tree damage consistent with an EF-1 rating and winds of 100 mph. This tornado just clipped the corner of the county. The tornado crossed back into Calhoun County, just south of US Highway 278. As the tornado crossed US Highway 278, several homes sustained significant roof damage, consistent with an EF-1 rating and winds of 95 mph. Additional homes were damaged along the Calhoun/Cherokee County Line. Significant tree damage was noted along this portion of the path. The tornado crossed into Cherokee County north of the intersection of US Highway 278 and CR 19. One fatality occurred along this portion of the tornado path. The tornado moved into southwestern Cherokee County south of Estes Crossroads, along CR 19. As the tornado continued northeast, it strengthened as it moved south of Gnatville, to an EF-2 rating with winds of 120 mph. Extensive tree damage was noted along CR 6 and several mobile homes sustained significant damage off of CR 447. The tornado strengthened further to an EF-3 rating with winds of 150 mph as it crossed AL Hwy 9 south of Coloma. A single family home was destroyed on CR 31. The tornado weakened slightly as it crossed Frog Mountain, but continued to knock down trees and damage an outbuilding. The tornado re-strengthened as it crossed CR 45 north of Rock Run. Damage along CR 29 south of Forney was consistent with an EF-3 rating and winds of 160 mph. Several well built homes were completely destroyed. The tornado weakened as it moved toward the Alabama/Georgia Stateline, but continued to cause significant tree damage consistent with an EF-1 rating and winds of 105 mph. Along the path, hundreds of structures were damage and destroyed, and many thousands of trees were uprooted, snapped, and reduced to spiked stumps. The tornado then moved into Georgia at County Road 28. After moving out of Alabama, this storm was not done. It passed through 3 counties in Georgia, injuring 4 more people as it strengthened back into an EF-2 in Polk and Floyd Counties before weakening to an EF-1 in Bartow County. In all, the total tornado damage path length was 97.33 miles.

Start: 33.6792/-86.5699
End: 34.0664/-85.4190
109 2011  27  1719  DeKalb

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Continued into Georgia
F5
(F5)
 
33.66
(36.63) 
1320
(1320) 
25
(25) 
0
(0) 
2.0 S Ten Broeck - 3.3 NE Sulphur Springs
A violent long track tornado began in the Lakeview Community northeast of Geraldine before tracking northeastward, generally parallel to and just east of State Route 75. Along this line, the tornado passed through Fyffe, Rainsville, Sylvania, and eventually into northern DeKalb County south of the Cartersville Community. On the first day of surveys, the survey team noticed initial damage in the Lakeview Community where the path width was generally around 50 yards. This initial damage included mostly felled and snapped trees and structural damage to small buildings. Extensive damage was noted especially in Rainsville and Sylvania where the path width was estimated to over 1/2 mile wide. Damage in Rainsville included houses that were completely removed from foundations, with debris scattered for about one mile. Near this location, trees were debarked and a few mobile homes were completely destroyed, with debris strewn for about a mile downstream. A narrow corridor of intense damage extended from Skaggs Road to Lingerfeldt Road (also known as County Road 180), extending toward County Road 514. Along Skaggs Road, a stone house was completely obliterated with much of the interior debris strewn well away from the structure. A supporting large cement stone pillar was ripped completely out of the ground. Another home along Skaggs Road was also leveled completely to the ground. The NOAA overflight showed significant ground scarring in this area and a walk through the nearby fields showed large pot marks and other sections of disturbed ground. Slightly northeast along Lingerfeldt Road, numerous homes were leveled completely to their foundation with vehicles and debris strewn for hundreds of feet. Overhead photos and follow-up visual confirmation revealed a mangled vehicle tossed well into a ravine and resting up in the remainder of trees. At 1608 Lingerfeldt Road/County Road 180, a large two story brick home was completely obliterated with several of the supporting anchors ripped off the ground. A concrete porch was ripped off with pieces strewn up to 150 yards. A section of the asphalt driveway was pulled up. In addition, an anchored liberty safe weighing 800 pounds was pulled off its anchorage and thrown into a wooded area 600 feet away. When found, the safes door had been ripped open and completely off. A large pick-up truck at this residence was found mangled in pieces over 250 yards away in the same wooded area. The residents of the home survived in a nearby storm pit. Of note, the storm pit was partially exposed by the tornado with dirt being sucked up and pulled away around the opening. Next door, a mobile home was completely disintegrated. The residents of the mobile there also survived in a storm pit. The section of damage from Skaggs Road to Lingerfeldt Road near the intersection with Crow Lane was deemed to be EF-5 intensity. Severe damage with high end EF-4 damage was noted in a corridor from County Road 515 through a neighborhood along County Road 441. In the east and south ends of the neighborhood, many one and two story homes were leveled to their foundation with debris scattered some distance. Several cars were thrown a large distance in this area. There was evidence of ground scarring as well as some sidewalk pavement pulled up in this location. However, some of the homes in this area appeared to be pushed off their foundation initially with limited anchorage. In the Sylvania community, similar situation occurred with houses completely removed from foundations and debris blown far downstream. Some of these houses were connected to their foundations with anchor bolts and foundation straps, indicating a stronger construction of the homes. Tornado damage continued from the Blake Community, intersecting County Road 27, running parallel between State Highway 75 and Interstate 59 through Henager, Ider, to south of Cartersville. In the Blake Community, the tornado path width was estimated to be one half to three quarters of a mile. Along County Road 27 just southeast of Sylvania, significant damage was observed. All exterior and interior walls of several homes were completely destroyed with partial block and mortar foundations remaining. In one instance, a concrete slab that served as a porch was displaced a few feet and broken in half. Some hardwood trees in the area were stripped with no stubs of any branches remaining and were partially debarked. The Mountain View Baptist Church sustained significant damage. An old, one-story portion of the church dating back to 1902 and constructed of a brick and mortar exterior on wood frame walls was completely destroyed. A recent two-story addition to the church was constructed in 2004 and consisting of similar building materials was partially destroyed, with most exterior walls and nearly all interior walls fallen. A concrete block and mortar foundation was all that remained of a hallway adjoining the two buildings. The total tornado damage path was 36.63 miles long and was much weaker in Georgia.

Start: 34.3907/-85.9784
End: 34.7333/-85.5578
108 2011  27  1706  Fayette

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F3  7.96  880  3.5 W Hubbertville - 2.3 SSE Bazemore
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across Fayette County which impacted the Hubbertville area. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a strong tornado. Winds were estimated at 145 mph. The tornado touched down 4.5 miles south of Bobo near Highway 43, where many trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado moved northeast where a swath of hundreds of trees were knocked down. As the tornado crossed County Road 49, numerous pine trees were sheared off approximately 20 feet above ground level. A home was destroyed as most of its walls collapsed and debris was tossed several hundred feet. As the storm continued along its path, several barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. The tornado lifted near County Road 24, approximately 2 miles south of Bazemore.

Start: 33.8129/-87.8108
End: 33.8683/-87.6892
107 2011  27  1630  Greene-Hale-Bibb

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Eutaw Tornado Video

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F3  72.13  1760  50  3.3 WSW Tishabee - 0.6 ENE Marvel
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed multiple tracks across Greene, Hale and Bibb Counties. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a strong tornado. The tornado touched down in far southwest Greene County near the Tombigbee River just West of Tishabee on County Road 69 near Head Drive, and headed northeast across rural Greene County north of Forkland. At least 4 mobile homes, 3 outbuildings, and 2 churches were damaged or destroyed along with numerous trees. Two minor injuries were noted in Greene County. The track started as an EF-1 but increased to an EF-2 rating while in Greene County. The tornado crossed the Black Warrior River and into Hale County west of Sawyerville. The tornado crossed AL Route 14, just north of Sawyerville, where it intensified to an EF-3 rating with winds of 145 mph. As the tornado continued northeast, it crossed CR 18, CR 21, AL Hwy 69 south of Harper Hill, and CR 29 east of Ingram. Extensive structural damage was noted in these locations, which resulted in at least 40 injuries and 6 fatalities. Numerous mobile homes and single family homes and one church were damaged or destroyed. Thousands of trees were knocked down. The tornado moved into the Talladega National Forest near Ingram, where it caused significant tree damage to the Bibb County Line. The tornado tracked northeastward where it caused significant tree damage in the national forest. The tornado moved through Eoline and caused significant structural damage consistent with an EF-3 rating and winds of 145 mph. Numerous mobile homes and single family homes sustained minor to major damage. A dozen mobile homes and single family homes were destroyed. In addition, the Eoline Fire Department and another business were destroyed. One fatality occurred in a vehicle near this location. At least 10 other injuries were noted. The tornado continued northeast and crossed AL Highway 5, south of West Blocton where it weakened slightly to an EF-2 with winds of 125 mph. Several mobile homes and single family homes sustained major damage or were destroyed near CR 26. Along the path, thousands of trees were downed. The tornado continued to weaken and lifted just northeast of Marvel.

Start: 32.6152/-88.0543
End: 33.1524/-86.9898
106 2011  27  1610  Marion-Winston

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Haleyville Tornado Video

Haleyville Tornado Video

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F3  31.84  1320  25  2.1 SE Fackler - 2.6 ENE Long Island
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across Marion and Winston Counties which impacted the Pea Ridge, Whitehouse, Thornhill, and Haleyville areas. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a strong tornado with winds estimated to be around 150 mph. The tornado appeared to touchdown south of Hamilton near Highway 278, County Road 2, and Philadelphia Road where tree damage was noted. The tornado tracked northeastward and strengthened near the Pea Ridge and Whitehouse Communities. Along County Road 45, west of AL Route 253, at least two mobile homes were completely destroyed and six well built homes sustained major damage or were completely destroyed. As the tornado approached US Highway 278 near Whitehouse, several outbuildings were destroyed and a well built home was destroyed with the foundation swept clean. Several injuries were noted in this area. The tornado continued northeastward and caused mostly tree damage as it neared the Winston County line. In Winston County, the tornado produced significant damage to the Thornhill community and southern and eastern parts of Haleyville. The Winston Furniture Company and Fontaine Trailer Company suffered extensive damage. Many homes were significantly damaged and a couple of homes were destroyed. The tornado continued to produce tree damage as it entered the Bankhead National Forest area in northern Winston County.

Start: 34.0289/-87.9421
End: 34.3039/-87.4968
105 2011  27  1605  Jackson

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Bridgeport Tornado Video

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High Risk


Continued into Tennessee
F4
(F4)
 
20.24
(30.24) 
1320
(1320) 
1
(1) 
0
(0) 
2.1 SE Fackler - 2.6 ENE Long Island
A violent tornado touched down northeast of Fackler along County Road 42 where several large trees were snapped and minor damage occurred to mobile homes. The tornado continued east-northeast producing tree damage as it crossed U.S. Highway 72 near the intersection of State Highway 117. On Oak Hill Road just east of Highway 72, large trees were snapped and several roofs were damaged. On County Road 286, a trailer was tipped over and a shed was partially destroyed. The tornado continued northeast producing heavy tree damage. The tornado produced EF-3 damage along County Road 96 just northeast of the Stevenson Airport, where 24 high tension electrical truss towers were twisted and flattened. Just south of the intersection of County Road 96 and State Highway 277, a mobile home was obliterated and another home collapsed. Two other homes sustained structural damage along this section of road, two mobile homes were rolled on their side, and a metal barn was destroyed. The tornado continued northeast and at the intersection of County Roads 255 and 256, the most significant damage was encountered and rated EF-4. A residence just to the south of this intersection was reduced to its foundation. A concrete slab at the front of the home was pulled up, and a set of concrete stairs was ripped from the foundation. A compact car was thrown about 50 yards. To the northeast of the intersection, two well-built and well-anchored homes were also reduced to their foundations. A car was thrown approximately 50 yards across the street from one residence. Several large trees were snapped off a few feet above the ground. A third residence along County Road 256 had zero walls left standing. Across the street from this home, a mobile home was completely demolished and strewn along County Road 256. The tornado continued northeastward, destroying a cinder block garage and damaging a mobile home along 6th Street just southeast of Bridgeport. The tornado crossed the Tennessee River, producing significant tree damage along County Road 91 before crossing into Marion County in Tennessee. The total tornado damage path was 30.24 miles long and was an EF-2 in Tennessee.

Start: 34.7948/-85.9090
End: 34.9854/-85.6377
104 2011  27  1553  Limestone-Madison

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F1  14.62  75  0.8 ESE Orrville - 1.3 ENE Monrovia
The tornado began near mile markers 342 and 343, producing EF-0 intensity winds of up to 70 mph and snapping trees. The tornado then continued moving northeast producing generally minor and sporadic tree damage in rural areas of Limestone County along Brownsferry Road. It then continued its path northeast into Madison County. The tornado continued its path from Limestone into Madison County producing minor and sporadic damage. As it moved into Madison County the tornado intensified. It began uprooting large trees and producing some minor damage to homes in several locations. The most notable damage occurred in Madison along Balch Road near Kentucky Drive, Wall Triana at Gooch Lane, along McCrary Road, and further northeast along Capshaw Road between Nance Road and Jeff Road. From McCrary Road to Jeff Road, the width of tornado damage increased to approximately 75 yards. The tornado then continued moving northeast across Bishop Creek Road to Holbrook Drive. Damage along this portion of the track included uprooted large trees, some snapped-off tree tops, and minor roof damage. The tornado finally lifted further northeast on Holbrook Drive.

Start: 34.6655/-86.9172
End: 34.7797/-86.7006
103 2011  27  1543  Greene-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

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Tuscaloosa Tornado Video

Tuscaloosa Tornado Video

Tuscaloosa Tornado Video

Birmingham Tornado Video

Fultondale Tornado Video

Tuscaloosa Tornado Video

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High Risk
F4  80.68  2600  64
1500  1.4 SSW Mantua - 0.8 W Black Creek
A tornado touched down in northern Greene County and moved northeast through southern Tuscaloosa and western Jefferson Counties, where it caused devastating damage consistent with a violent EF4 rating to portions of the city of Tuscaloosa and western suburbs of Birmingham, before it lifted northeast of downtown Birmingham. The tornado initially touched down just south of the intersection of CR 60 and CR 208 in Greene County, and moved northeast, crossing mostly rural areas and causing significant tree damage. One outbuilding was destroyed with the debris being swept away and pieces of farm equipment flipped over. This damage was consistent with an EF2 rating with winds of 125 mph. The tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County just north of CR 60. This tornado was produced by a supercell thunderstorm that began in Newton County Mississippi at 13:54 pm CST, finally dissipating in Macon County, North Carolina at approximately 21:18 pm CST. This supercell spawned several strong to violent tornadoes along its long path. The tornado entered Tuscaloosa County just north of CR 60, west northwest of Ralph, and moved northeast causing tree damage and minor structural damage consistent with an EF2 rating and winds of 125 mph. The tornado strengthened as it crossed the Black Warrior River, north of Interstate 20 and approached Tuscaloosa. As the tornado approached Interstate 359, several buildings were destroyed including the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Operations Center. The tornado strengthened further to a violent EF4 with winds of 190 mph. Along 15th St E. and McFarland Blvd E., several small restaurants and stores were destroyed, with only a wall or two still standing. The tornado devastated the Cedar Crest neighborhood just north of 15th St, leveling many cinder block homes and causing at least 3 fatalities. The tornado crossed McFarland Blvd, destroying additional stores and restaurants. The tornado crossed University Blvd in the Alberta City Community. Alberta Elementary School suffered nearly complete destruction, with only a few portions of walls still standing. A nearby two story apartment building was reduced to rubble sitting on the foundation. The Alberta Park Shopping Center was completely destroyed with no walls standing and a pile of debris on the foundation. Cinder block construction homes in the surrounding neighborhood were completely destroyed, and in a few cases debris was swept away from the site. The tornado continued northeast and struck the Chastain Manor Apartments at the north end of 34th Ave E. Buildings on the east side of this new 2 story apartment complex were completely destroyed, with only a pile of debris remaining and a few walls set into the hillside. A small club house that was anchored to a foundation, but with apparently no interior walls, was completely destroyed and swept from its foundation. Similar devastation to homes and businesses was noted along both sides of CR 45 near 1st St E. and locations to the northeastward. East of Holt, the tornado path width widened from 0.5 mile to around 1 mile. The tornado crossed Holt Peterson Road just northwest of Clinker Road, where two homes were completely destroyed. One home on a foundation was swept clean, with only floor joists remaining attached to the foundation. Almost all trees were blown down or snapped in the vicinity, as well as in the bottom of a narrow ravine nearly 100 feet below the house. The tornado continued to Holt Lock and Dam Road near its intersection with Recreation Area Road. Numerous mobile homes and several cinder block homes were destroyed in this area, which resulted in several fatalities. The tornado struck a marina on Holt Lake at the end of Recreation Area Road where it caused significant damage to a restaurant as well as numerous boats. Several injuries were noted in this area. The tornado continued northeastward and weakened to an EF3 rating with winds of 130 mph. As its path narrowed to 0.5 mile, the tornado passed north of Brookwood, near the intersection of Hannah Creek Road and CR 59. Several mobile homes were destroyed, cinder block homes received heavy damage, and significant tree damage was noted in this area. The tornado moved parallel to Hannah Creek Road where it caused extensive tree damage and destroyed at least one mobile home. The tornado crossed CR 99 and moved into western Jefferson County, 4 miles north of Abernant. A person died (indirect) several weeks after the event as a result of contracting pneumonia from exposure to the elements after his home was destroyed. An additional 6 people died (indirect) in the months following the tornado from the stress of the event, not direct injury.

Start: 33.0297/-87.9350
End: 33.6311/-86.7436
102 2011  27  1540  Madison

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F1  1.42  75  1.2 SSW Cluttsville - 1.2 SE Cluttsville
A tornado reached a peak wind speed of 105 mph and began near Smith Road. Several houses sustained a significant amount of shingle damage. Numerous large trees were uprooted, snapped off, and an RV trailer was overturned along this road. Some of these trees were snapped off near their base. Also, the edifice of a brick home was damaged. As this tornado moved east northeast across Iron Horse Trail Road and across Orvil Smith Road, several areas of large trees (some snapped) were observed. This tornado continued east northeast, weakening slightly, but still uprooted large trees and produced minor roof damage. Portions of Shortleaf Road and Poplar Green Road were affected next by similar damage. Some fences were blown down in this area. The tornado lifted shortly before reaching Wall Triana Highway.

Start: 34.8138/-86.7773
End: 34.8197/-86.7534
101 2011  27  1501  Jackson-DeKalb

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Pisgah Tornado Video

Ider Tornado Video

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Continued into Georgia
F4
(F4)
 
27.66
(46.98) 
1260
(1260) 
12
(12)
0
(0) 
0.7 W Hodge - 2.1 S Higdon
 
A violent long track tornado began its life about 3 miles northeast of Section where it snapped or uprooted several softwood and hardwood trees. The tornado rapidly intensified and began producing high end EF-3 to low end EF-4 damage within a matter of minutes, with peak wind speeds of 150 to 170 mph, and a path width of 1/2 to 3/4 mile as it roared into areas northeast of Pisgah and north of Rosalie. Residents interviewed remarked that up to 3 tornadoes merged into one very large tornado. There was evidence of this in the damage swath. The tornado swarmed several mobile homes and block foundation homes in its path. It snapped or uprooted thousands of trees. Numerous trees were debarked in the process. The tornado leveled at least 2 mobile homes and swept their remains hundreds of yards downwind. Three people were killed in 3 separate residences (6 total fatalities - 2 in Pisgah and 4 in the Higdon/Flat Rock Communities). Several vehicles were launched or swept several yards in different directions, in a few cases up to 50 yards. The Friendship Church roof was heavily damaged. Several farms were also affected, with barns and chicken houses heavily damaged or destroyed. As the tornado continued its path, it intensified further on approach to Flat Rock and Higdon, where it produced damage of high end EF-4 intensity with peak winds up to 190 mph. The tornado killed three from the same family at a residence southwest of Flat Rock. One well-built block foundation home literally exploded as the tornado struck. It lifted and swept all its structure and contents downwind, in some cases several hundred yards. Miraculously, a mother and 3 children taking refuge in a hallway were completely unharmed. At this farm, all fencing was destroyed and up to 19 cattle perished. Two chicken barns were completely obliterated and swept away and unidentifiable. A propane tank was lifted from the previous location of chicken barns and dropped over 100 yards away in front of the destroyed home. The tornado continued its wide path of violent destruction across the northern tip of DeKalb County in the Shiloh Community. The tornado killed up to 5 people in this area. Several cinder block foundation homes and mobile homes were completely destroyed or swept away. In addition, thousands of large trees were sheared off toward the base. An older two-story and fairly well-built log cabin home was destroyed. The top story of this home was lifted off, moved about 20 yards and twisted 180 degrees. The lower story collapsed and was shifted off its foundation. A senior citizen van was lofted and dropped into a field nearly 400 yards away. At least 3 chicken barns collapsed with a high loss of livestock noted. The tornado crossed into Dade County Georgia with a 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide path along County Road 155 north of Highway 75. The total tornado damage path was 46.98 miles long. The tornado weakened and produced EF-2 and EF-3 damage in Georgia, but 2 more people were killed and 50 people were injured.
Start: 34.6208/-85.9814
End: 34.8431/-85.5799
100 2011  27  1500  Marion-Franklin

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Smithville Tornado Video

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High Risk

Started in Mississippi
F3
(F5)
 
20.07
(37.1) 
1320
(1320) 
7
(23) 
100
(137) 
Shottsville
A long track violent tornado touched down in Monroe County Mississippi, southwest of Smithville where it caused damage associated with an EF5 rating. The tornado moved northeast through Itawamba County before it crossed into Marion County, Alabama at a point near CR 93, southwest of Bexar. The tornado weakened to an EF1 rating as it entered Alabama, with winds of 110 mph . As the tornado tracked south of Bexar, a few mobile homes and outbuildings were damaged and numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted. The tornado moved across Corridor X/Future Interstate 22, near CR 33. As the tornado approached AL Hwy 19, 4 miles east southeast of Shottsville, it strengthened to an EF3 rating with winds of 160 mph, and destroyed several homes. This resulted in 6 fatalities. The tornado continued northeastward where it destroyed several single family homes and mobile homes along CR 20 and AL Highway 187, 9 miles north of Hamilton. As the tornado approached the Marion/Franklin County Line, several more houses were damaged and at least one chicken house destroyed near AL Highway 187. Along the Alabama portion of the tornado path, hundreds of trees were downed, and at least 25 homes, mobile homes, and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. The average path width of the Alabama portion of the tornado path was 0.5 mile (880 yds). The tornado continued into Franklin County Alabama (See Storm Data Huntsville), dissipating near Old Line Road. This tornado decreased quickly in intensity as it moved into southeastern Franklin County after producing EF-3 damage in Marion County. Just after crossing the Marion/Franklin County Line, the tornado collapsed two chicken houses and ripped roofing material off of two others nearby along Highway 187. The tornado continued its brief track northeast and ripped much of the roof off of a two story home as it approached Highway 172. Based on roof damage observed and widespread nature of large trees blown down or snapped off near their base, winds were estimated at 120 mph -- EF-2 tornado. Another house nearby experienced significant roof damage as well. The path width at this point was around 300 yards. As it reached Highway 31, some minor shingle and home damage was observed. However, the tornado moved over a mainly forested portion of this area, continuing to snap/uproot numerous large trees, snapping several near their bases. As the tornado moved toward Old Line Road, additional damage to houses was observed. A few homes had portions of their roofs peeled off. In addition, a mobile home was destroyed. In this area a car was totaled by the tornado. Numerous large trees were snapped off or blown down as well. A barn was heavily damaged by trees in this area as well. The path width of the tornado was largest at this point and was estimated to be around 550 yards. A path of numerous large trees being snapped or blown down continued just northeast of this road. The tornado appeared to quickly dissipate over the forested area northeast of Old Line Road as little additional damage was seen from ground surveys. However, vehicle access via roadways was not available to ascertain whether the track continued any further northeast. The total tornado damage path length was 37.10 miles and was rated an EF-5 in Monroe and Itawamba Counties of Ms.

Start: 34.1677/-88.1932
End: 34.3233/-87.8982

99 2011  27  1457  Sumter-Pickens

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Near Geiger Tornado Video

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High Risk


Started in Mississippi
F3
(F3)
 
16.24
(23.74) 
1056
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0
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2
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4.2 NW Geiger - 4.9 SE Aliceville Airport
A tornado touched down in Kemper County Mississippi, near Scooba, and tracked northeast into Sumter County, Alabama at a point just north of Henley Road, northwest of Geiger. The tornado continued as an EF2 rating as it entered Alabama, with winds of 130 mph. It knocked down trees along Mt Tabor Road and AL Hwy 17. The tornado caused extensive tree damage along CR 34, near Panola, where it knocked down an entire section of pine forest. The average path width in Sumter County is 0.5 mile (880yds). The tornado continued northeast across north Sumter County and moved into southern Pickens County just west of CR 85. As the tornado entered southern Pickens County just west of CR 85, it strengthened to an EF3 rating with winds of 140 mph, the path width decreased to 0.4 mile (704 yds). As the tornado crossed CR 85, a large cinder block building sustained significant loss of roofing and partial wall collapse. The tornado continued to cause tree damage along its path as it moved northeast and crossed the Tombigbee River at Vienna. The tornado weakened and lifted at AL Highway 14, just north of the Sipsey River. The total tornado damage path length was 23.74 miles. The tornado was 1056 yards wide in Sumter County and was rated EF-2 in Kemper and Sumter and EF-3 in Pickens.

Start: 32.9100/-88.3500
End: 32.0604/-88.1299
98 2011  27  1440  Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Fayette-
Walker-Cullman-Blount-Marshall

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High Risk
F4  127.80  1408  13  54  4.6 NW Union Chapel - 2.8 SSW Crossroads
The tornado track began about 3 miles northeast of Pickensville in Pickens County, and continued northeast along Double Branches Road, near County Road 49. Just northeast of Reform, the tornado destroyed a few chicken houses and tossed grain feed bins up to 100 yards (EF-1). The tornado caused roof damage to houses and destroyed a few outbuildings as it crossed Alabama Highway 159 north of County Road 49. The tornado then moved into Tuscaloosa County. It crossed Alabama Highway 171 just south of County Road 76, with significant tree damage (EF-2) in a narrow path. The tornado clipped a small part of south central Fayette County along County Road 12 just west of U.S. Highway 43, with tree damage and minor structural damage (EF-1). The Tornado then moved back into Tuscaloosa County, crossing U.S. Highway 43 just north of County Road 12, with only a narrow path width of (EF-0 to EF-1) tree damage. The tornado continued east-northeastward across north central Tuscaloosa County causing mostly minor tree and structural damage before crossing into Fayette County along Old Jasper Road. The tornado strengthened as it approached the Boley Springs area. It crossed County Road 83 north of old Jasper Road where it caused considerable damage to trees and completely destroyed at least one mobile home (EF-3). The frame separated and the remaining debris was thrown a considerable distance which resulted in at least two fatalities. The tornado appeared to strengthen even further as it reached Willcut Road and County Road 46. In this area several mobile homes were completely destroyed with debris thrown a considerable distance and frames twisted and thrown. Many trees were downed with at least two fatalities in this area (at least EF-3). A large violent tornado continued its track from Walker County into the Huntsville County Warning Area (CWA) across the very southern tip of Cullman County, from about 3 miles southwest of Arkadelphia to just over 2 miles ESE of Arkadelphia. This tornado then tracked out of the Huntsville CWA into Blount County. In Cullman County, a wide swath of pine and hardwood trees was found snapped at the bases or splintered several feet off the ground, with some debarking of trees. South of Hwy 91 along Washington Loop, several homes were damaged or destroyed. A mobile home was obliterated and the frame was found at least 200 yards to the east up a hill. A cinder block home was wiped out, with the contents landing across the road, while the cars nearby were tossed. A truck landed in a nearby hollow at least 50 yards away while a sedan was smashed as it landed about 130 yards away. Farming equipment in a barn was displaced into the hollow, including a hay baler and a tractor. The storm shelter by the residence was partially lifted and damaged. The person inside received minor injuries. Additional homes and buildings nearby were destroyed and only a few trees were left standing or not debarked. The main damage path was fairly well confined, as a well built home just at the edge of the track only sustained minor roof damage. More information in survey pages and storm data.

Start: 33.2506/-88.1814
End: 34.2831/-86.3491
97 2011  27  1405  Marion-Franklin-Lawrence
Morgan-Limestone-Madison

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F5
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118.63
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2200
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72
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145
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4.3 WSW Barnesville - 2.1 ENE Roseboro
A tornado initially touched down west of Hamilton in southwest Marion County and moved northeast where it caused devastating damage to the city of Hackleburg. The tornado continued into Franklin County and tracked through Lawrence, Morgan, Limestone, and Madison Counties in Alabama. The tornado continued into Lincoln County Tennessee and finally dissipated in Franklin County Tennessee. The tornado touched down west of AL Highway 19 near Sipsey Creek and moved northeast and crossed Corridor X/Future Interstate 22. Here it caused significant tree damage. The tornado strengthened north of Hamilton and caused roof damage to at least one home. The storm strengthened further as it approached US Highway 43, southwest of Hackleburg, to a violent EF4 rating with winds estimated at 170 mph. The tornado tracked parallel to US Highway 43 toward Hackleburg and strengthened more to an EF5 with winds up to 210 mph, as its path widened to 0.75 mile (1320 yds). Several subdivisions and businesses, Hackleburg High School, Middle School, and Elementary School, and the Wrangler Plant were destroyed. Vehicles were tossed up to 200 yards. One well built home with 4 brick sides was completely leveled and the debris from the home was tossed over 40 yards to the north. The tornado moved northeast of Hackleburg and continued to parallel US Highway 43. It crossed into Franklin County just east of the highway. Along the damage path in Marion County, thousands of trees were downed, several hundred structures were damaged, and at least 100 of these structures were completely destroyed as many homes were leveled. A violent long track tornado continued its path from Marion County into southern Franklin County north of Hackleburg. Significant devastation occurred throughout the city of Phil Campbell. Prolific damage was noted from the intersection of CR 51 and Alabama Highway 237, to the intersection of CR 81 and CR 75. Within a two mile corridor of either side of the railroad tracks the damage was significant. Within this corridor, several well constructed houses were destroyed. Along Bonner Street, multiple block homes were leveled to the ground with the block foundations destroyed. A twenty-five foot section of pavement was sucked up and scattered. Chunks of the pavement were found in a home over 1/3 of a mile down the road. The damage in this area was consistent with EF-5 damage. In addition, at least three churches along the path sustained significant damage. One church in Phil Campbell was completely destroyed with only the slab remaining. Multiple mobile homes throughout the path were completely destroyed, and their mangled frames were tossed 25 to 50 yards. Cars were tossed and destroyed throughout the path of the tornado, with one car wrapped around a debarked tree in Phil Campbell. All along the path length, thousands of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped. Hundreds of trees were also debarked and twisted, and had only stubs of the largest branches remaining. EF-5 damage continued similarly northeast from Phil Campbell, roughly along County Roads 81 and 82 toward the community of Oak Grove. In Oak Grove, the tornado may have reached a relative maximum in intensity well into the EF-5 category as the damage was slightly more intense and the path width was at a maximum of greater than one mile. A large swath of complete devastation was noted in Oak Grove along County Roads 38 and Smith Lane. A large well-constructed home with extensive anchoring was razed with debris carried well away from the site. A Corvette sports car was mangled and thrown 641 feet (measured). A block home next door was also disintegrated. Along Smith Lane a block home was wiped out and the only remains of a nearby chicken house was a small piece of a metal truss. In this same area, the tree damage was significant and a large percentage of trees were stripped bare. More information on the web pages and storm data.

Start: 34.1043/-88.1479
End: 34.9915/-86.3650
96 2011  27  1340  Cullman-Morgan-Marshall

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F4  46.88  880  48  2.9 SE Crane Hill - 1.4 NE Hebron
A violent long track tornado developed on the north side of Lewis Smith Lake along County Road 310 where some light damage was found. The tornado tracked northeast and snapped numerous large trees and caused significant structural damage to residences along County Roads 222 and 436 near Grandview. The tornado tracked northeast into the city of Cullman. Some of the worst damage occurred just northeast of U.S. Highways 31 and 278. Several small retail buildings were completely destroyed, along with the near total destruction of a large church. The tornado tracked across State Highway 157, then caused additional damage north of State Highway 69 between Simcoe and Pleasant View. Just north of Fairview along County Roads 1559 and 1564, 2 homes were destroyed with significant portions of the homes not found. Further northeast along County Road 1589, the tornado caused major structural damage to several old (early 1900s) homes. Numerous hardwood trees were debarked. A 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide corridor of significant damage persisted between Fairview and the Morgan County Line. A violent tornado tracked from Cullman County into extreme southeast Morgan County near the town of Hulaco. Peak wind speeds of up to 175 mph caused significant damage between Hyatt Bottom Road and Blocker Road, just east of State Highway 67. Several cinder block and old construction homes were destroyed, and numerous trees were snapped and sheared toward the base. A violent tornado with peak wind speeds of 190 mph crossed into northwest Marshall County. The most severe damage occurred on either side of U.S. Highway 231 north of Arab, particularly in the Ruth Community and along Hog Jaw Road. Along Hog Jaw Road, a large storage shed with farm equipment was destroyed with some of the large machinery tossed 10 to 20 yards around the shed. In the Ruth Community, Mount Oak and Frontier Roads were hardest hit where a cinder block/cement home was nearly wiped clean. Debris from a home on Frontier Road was thrown 50 to 100 yards away. A family of 9 was in this house and 5 were killed. A trailer was missing and a metal-bolted garage was wiped clean of its foundation. Along Frontier Road, a large brick home was nearly wiped clean off its foundation with several large trees ripped out of the ground and missing. Further northeast along the path, along Walnut Ridge, a one-story home was severely damaged with the roof missing and a trailer that was tossed into a tree. Several concrete power poles were bent over as the tornado crossed U.S. Highway 231, some bent at the base. On the east side of Highway 231, a gas station building was completely demolished and two gas pumps were ripped from the ground and missing. The canopy over the pumps remained mostly intact. The tornado continued toward Union Grove. The degree of damage weakened somewhat but several homes had significant damage where the top stories and roofs were destroyed and the external walls had collapsed. Along County Road 240, a double-wide manufactured home was destroyed and a large garage collapsed but the well-built roof remained intact. The tornado significantly weakened as it crossed the Tennessee River. On the other side of the river, the tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees as it crossed Walker Road and just across U.S. Highway 431 before it lifted just northeast of Highway 431.

Start: 34.0757/-87.0097
End: 34.4935/-86.3628
95 2011  27  1055  Madison

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F0  3.51  100  0.7 WSW Bloucher Ford - 1.9 S New Market
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 85 mph. The tornado touched down north of Rube Robinson Road just east of Macon Lane while embedded within a larger region of straight-line wind damage associated with a bow echo. Numerous trees were knocked down with many hardwood trees snapped and sheared along its track near Buckhorn High School. The tornado tracked east-northeast across Winchester Road and sheared off the top half of numerous hardwood trees before it dissipated along the upslope portion of Lewis Mountain.

Start: 34.8653/-86.4911
End: 34.8723/-86.4298
94 2011  27  1050  Madison

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F1  7.60  500  2.8 WNW Normal - 0.7 WNW Bell Factory
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 105 mph. The tornado touched down along the downslope portion of Drake Mountain near the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Cedar Point Drive. A concentrated area of damage, which consisted of snapped hardwood trees and roof and gutter damage, was seen along Cedar Point Drive and Green Meadow Road. Less damage was noted along a ridge that extended from Wade Mountain. Another concentrated area of damage that consisted of tree and roof damage was seen along the downslope portion of Smithers Mountain in the Mount Charron Estates and Valley View Estates neighborhoods. The tornado continued east-northeast with the most notable EF-1 damage which occurred along Moores Mill Road, north of Winchester Road, where numerous hardwood trees were snapped and/or sheared off with a convergent damage/debris pattern. Significant tree and roof damage was noted along Henson Drive, Trailwood Drive and Bradford Lane before the tornado dissipated along Briar Fork Waterway.

Start: 34.8004/-86.6226
End: 34.8233/-86.4916
93 2011  27  1035  Limestone-Madison

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F1  3.09  100  1.2 NNE Capshaw - 1.9 SSW Jeff
This tornado touched down just west of Old Railroad Bed Road and produced some roof and shingle damage, before it moved into Madison County. It continued to move to the east-northeast into Madison County and across the Magnolia Springs neighborhood. Additional roof and shingle damage was observed along this portion of the track. The most intense damage occurred just east of Vine Cliff Drive, along Water Oak Court, where numerous large trees were snapped at their base. This tornado continued to track to the east-northeast where it snapped trees and produced some light shingle and gutter damage. The tornado dissipated near Nichols Spring Branch.

Start: 34.7855/-86.7894
End: 34.7971/-86.7369
92 2011  27  1030  Limestone-Madison

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F1  25.31  200  1.3 SE French Mill - 1.7 E Deposit
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down south of U.S. Highway 72 and west of County Road 95 in extreme eastern Limestone County, and uprooted large hardwood trees prior to crossing Highway 72 near County Road 99A. The tornado tracked to the east-northeast and crossed Capshaw Road near Old Railroad Bed Road before it moved into Madison County. The tornado continued its track from Limestone County near the intersection of Capshaw Road and Old Railroad Bed Road. The tornado snapped trees and removed shingles off homes. The most intense damage occurred between Sam Thomas Road and Wall Triana Highway, where it produced high end EF-1 damage which included numerous snapped power poles, sheared off hardwood trees, and roof and gutter damage. The tornado crossed State Highway 53 near Douglas Road, where it snapped numerous hardwood trees and removed shingles. The track continued to the east-northeast across U.S. Highway 231 near Bob Wade Lane and produced more roof and tree damage. Several large hardwood trees were snapped in a convergent pattern between Moores Mill Road and Macon Lane before it dissipated to the east of Winchester Road in Deposit.

Start: 34.7554/-86.8660
End: 34.8500/-86.4400
91 2011  27  1023  Limestone

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F0  4.06  50  1.3 S Reid - 0.6 NE Tanner
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 70 mph. The tornado formed in association with a secondary circulation that developed a few miles south of a pre-existing tornado. The second tornado touched down west of the intersection of Huntsville Brown Ferry Road and Neely Road and moved east-northeast before it dissipated near Tanner. This weak and brief tornado primarily uprooted trees and caused damage to signage near Tanner High School.

Start: 34.7307/-87.0329
End: 34.7363/-86.9617
90 2011  27  1020  Morgan-Limestone

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F1  8.95  75  1.7 N Trinity - 0.4 ESE Orrville
This tornado touched down within the Decatur Industrial Park to the west of Red Hat Road and tracked east northeast with a concentrated damage path. This path consisted of roof damage to an industrial building and numerous hardwood trees snapped 20 feet from the base. Peak winds were estimated at 105 mph at this location. Minor roof damage to another industrial complex along the Tennessee River was noted. At this location numerous trees were uprooted and were pointed to the northeast. This tornado then crossed the Tennessee River and moved into southeastern Limestone County. As it moved into southeastern Limestone County, it snapped trees along CR 45 and on the Calhoun Community College campus. Pryor Field lost power at 11:28 AM CDT as the circulation passed over the airport. The tornado dissipated between Pryor Field and Interstate 65.

Start: 34.6452/-87.0790
End: 34.6686/-86.9241
89 2011  27  1015  Limestone

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F0  7.19  150  2.3 NW Ripley - 1.5 ESE Blackburn
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of up to 85 mph. The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 24 and Batts Road while embedded in a larger region of straight-line wind damaged associated with a bow echo. Numerous trees were knocked down and witnesses indicated a funnel that descended and lifted several times along the damage path. The tornado continued eastward moving parallel to Snake Road and County Road 24 where a concentrated region of numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped. Several houses had shingles removed and damage to gutters and roof awnings in this area. The most notable damage occurred north of County Road 24, between Zehner Road and Blackburn Road. The concentrated damage associated with this tornado dissipated near Browns Ferry Road as a secondary circulation developed to the south of the tornado.

Start: 34.7704/-87.1520
End: 34.7719/-87.0254
88 2011  27  618  DeKalb

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F1  4.05  50  1.4 S Kaolin - 2.8 NE Kaolin
A tornado had peak winds of up to 100 mph and it touched down near Mentone. The tornado first touched down west of County Road 89 north of downtown Mentone. The tornado moved along a ridge line where it uprooted many softwood and hardwood trees and snapped them sporadically. The tornado eventually straddled the road further north and partially removed a roof to a residence and snapped numerous trees in this area. The tornado lifted about a mile shy of the Georgia State Line.

Start: 34.6004/-85.5835
End: 34.6519/-85.5496
87 2011  27  610  DeKalb-Jackson

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F2  5.75  200  1.3 NNE Elliot Crossroads - 2.9 NE Rosalie
The tornado touched down very briefly in the Henagar area and tracked northward. Numerous large trees, some old oak trees, were snapped. Other large trees were uprooted as well along this portion of the track in DeKalb County. The tornado continued moving north northeast from DeKalb County into Jackson County where it destroyed at least 3 barns. The tornado produced EF-2 intensity winds as it struck a well constructed home south of Rosalie. The tornado collapsed the west end of the home completely. A shed was destroyed on this property as well. Additional trees were snapped or uprooted in Rosalie along Highway 71. The tornado then turned more northeast along Highway 71 and snapped or uprooted several more large trees. The tornado lifted near the junction of Highway 71 and CR 345.

Start: 34.6372/-85.7691
End: 34.7237/-85.7382
86 2011  27  558  Jackson-DeKalb

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F1  27.85  300  0.8 ESE Section - 9.3 NNE Ider
A tornado produced wind speeds of up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down just south of Section, crossed State Highway 35, then traveled nearly parallel to State Highway 71, through Dutton, into southern portions of Pisgah before it crossed into far northern DeKalb County. The tornado uprooted and snapped numerous trees along its path, and knocked out power in many locations. One fatality occurred in the Pisgah area associated with this tornado. The tornado took a very similar track to a violent tornado of EF-4 intensity later during the afternoon of the 27th. This made it very difficult to distinguish damage between the two tornadoes. Several eyewitnesses remarked about the morning tornado location and damages. Details are limited with the DeKalb County portion of damage as the violent tornado struck the same area in a similar path.

Start: 34.5735/-85.9678
End: 34.8376/-85.5984
85 2011  27  549  Marshall

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F1  1.55  100  1.6 NNW Guntersville Lake - 2.5 WNW Kirbytown
A tornado touched down between Buck Island and Pine Island on Guntersville Lake in northeast Marshall County. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped along Highway 79 as the tornado skipped northeast. The tornado touched down again near Pine Island. Numerous homes sustained damage from trees falling on them in a convergent pattern as the tornado moved along the shore of the lake on Preston Island. At this point in the tornado path, width was estimated at 100 yards.

Start: 34.5018/-86.1911
End: 34.5162/-86.1702
84 2011  27  545  Marshall

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F1  6.89  300  1.9 SW Guntersville Airport - 1.2 WSW Meltonville
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of up to 105 mph. The tornado tracked northeast from Lake Guntersville near McKee Island, west of State Highway 79 across the north end of Buck Island, then lifted near Star Point. The tornado damaged a marina just west of Highway 79 where a canopy collapsed. The tornado then crossed Joe Starnes Field (Airport) and snapped and uprooted many trees along Buck Island Road on the north side of Buck Island. The tornado produced damage over Star Point, along Milky Way Road, Monsanto Road, and Star Point Road. Trees were mostly snapped, twisted and uprooted at these locations. The tornado crossed over Lake Guntersville at several locations along its path.

Start: 34.3836/-86.2970
End: 34.4426/-86.1995
83 2011  27  545  Marshall

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F1  4.83  200  0.4 N Martling - 0.6 SSE Meltonville
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of 90 mph. This short-lived tornado did most of its damage over portions of Lake Guntersville State Park, near the entrance and across the golf course. Many trees were snapped with a few larger pines uprooted. The tornado continued briefly north-northeast where it crossed State Highway 227 before it lifted near South Sauty Road and Highway 227 after it snapped additional trees.

Start: 34.3750/-86.2005
End: 34.4420/-86.1761
82 2011  27  543  Marshall

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F0  2.76  75  0.9 WNW Henryville - 0.9 SW Columbus City
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of 85 mph. It touched down new Bakers Chapel Lane, just south of Bakers Chapel Road. The most significant damage was an area of uprooted trees along Bakers Chapel Road just west of U.S. Highway 431 / State Highway 1. The tornado continued northeast and crossed State Highway 79 where a few tree tops were snapped.

Start: 34.4226/-86.2845
End: 34.4411/-86.2416
81 2011  27  535  Marshall

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F1  0.32  50  2.8 S Grant - 2.7 SSE Grant
An EF-1 tornado touched down on Crest Hill Road off of Cathedral Caverns Highway on the south side of Grant Mountain. As the tornado skipped along its short path, several trees were snapped on Crest Hill Road. As it skipped northeast, two very large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted on Edmonds Road. Minor roof damage was sustained to a house there. Just northeast of this location, the tornado lifted.

Start: 34.4901/-86.2613
End: 34.4923/-86.2564
80 2011  27  535  Marshall

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F1  4.93  100  2.6 NE Big Springs - 0.2 SSE Lakeview
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of up to 95 mph. It touched down along Browns Valley Road near the south end of Lake Guntersville. The tornado tracked northeast along Browns Valley Road and Creek Path Road before it lifted near State Highway 79. The tornado snapped and twisted trees along Browns Valley Road. As the tornado crossed a neighborhood along Creek Path Road, more substantial damage occurred. Larger trees were uprooted and one house sustained significant roof loss. The tornado lifted near Highway 79 and Creek Path Road.

Start: 34.2798/-86.3935
End: 34.3273/-86.3290
79 2011  27  530  Marshall-DeKalb

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F2  19.97  880  0.8 N Warrenton - 2.3 N Grove Oak
The tornado initially touched down just west of Guntersville Lake, near Spindle Top Drive and Highway 69. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this location. The tornado then continued northeast across County Road (CR) 14 and across Cha-la-kee and Cotton Roads, where several homes had damage to shingles and numerous large trees were uprooted. The tornado then moved northeast across Guntersville Lake and strengthened as it crossed Buck Island. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted across the Buck Island Community. Several power poles were snapped near their bases and numerous homes sustained minor roof damage. Several piers and sheds were also destroyed. Damage was rated EF-1 through this area. Next, the tornado crossed east over Guntersville Lake and struck Lake Guntersville State Park as an EF-2. Hundreds of trees were twisted, snapped and uprooted through the northern half of the state park. Several RV campers were damaged in the camp grounds and minor roof damage was observed at the camp lodge. The tornado continued northeast, just to the east of Highway 227, where hundreds of additional trees were snapped and uprooted along the west-facing valley wall. The tornado moved northeast as an EF-2, where it destroyed a trailer and rolled another near Oliver Road, between Williams and Martin Drive. A barn and shed were also demolished. The tornado then continued northeast and crossed Highway 227 near Morgan Cove Road, where it twisted and uprooted several trees. The tornado continued its path briefly northeast into DeKalb County, and mainly snapped large tree limbs off of trees and uprooted a few trees. The tornado then dissipated between Grove Oak and Bucks Pocket State Park near CR 19 and CR 544.

Start: 34.3616/-86.3712
End: 34.4629/-86.0430
78 2011  27  530  Marshall

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F1  4.58  50  1.3 E Highpoint - 0.6 SSW Lane
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down near the intersection of State Highway 325 and Max Graben Circle southwest of Albertville. From there, the tornado moved northeast across Section Line Road and State Highway 205. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous hardwood and softwood trees along the path. Trees were knocked down onto several residences. The tornado crossed State Highway 431 north of Albertville near State Highway 426. As it crossed George Wallace Drive north of Highway 431, a chicken house was completely destroyed on Arbor Acres Road. Other chicken houses on the same property sustained roof damage and lost tin from the sides of the structures.

Start: 34.2486/-86.2582
End: 34.3114/-86.2323
77 2011  27  530  Marshall

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F1  5.69  50  1.7 WNW Highpoint - 0.5 S Guntersville
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Section Line and Beck Roads in Lattiwood. The tornado then moved northeast along Oneonta Cutoff Road and eventually crossed State Highway 205. The tornado snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees along the path and knocked trees on residences. Snapped power poles were found along the path. Additional tree damage occurred northeast of Highway 205 near the intersection of Brashers Chapel and Wyeth Mountain Roads. Here, several barns were completely destroyed and numerous outbuildings had most of the tin removed from the roof.

Start: 34.2575/-86.3088
End: 34.3231/-86.2486
76 2011  27  530  Marshall

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F1  3.39  100  1.8 N Hyatt - 1.2 W Mountainview
A tornado produced peak wind speeds of up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down just south of Guntersville near the intersection of Pleasant Hill and Section Line Roads (State Highway 166). From there, the tornado moved northeast where it crossed Pleasant Grove Road and snapped and uprooted numerous hardwood and softwood trees. At the intersection of Pleasant Hill Church Road and Community House Road, the steeple of the Pleasant Hill Church was removed and thrown about 100 feet. The porch columns were also removed. A residence next to the church sustained damage when the wooden front porch was removed and thrown behind the house about 100 feet. Roof damage resulted from large branches being knocked down onto the house. In a field across Pleasant Hill Road, a wide swath of trees were snapped and uprooted.

Start: 34.2254/-86.3491
End: 34.2989/-86.3215
75 2011  27  524  Marshall

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F1  6.37  100  0.3 N Red Hill - 1.2 S Warrenton
A fast moving tornado produced peak wind speeds of 95 mph. This tornado was associated with a broad yet well-defined mesoscale convective vortex. The tornado touched down along County Road 14 (Diamond Road), and Red Hill Road. Large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted in a convergent pattern along County Road 14 (Diamond Road) as the tornado moved rapidly northeast. Significant roof damage occurred to several chicken houses along Red Hill Road just west of County Road 14. The tornado lifted just north of Brookline Ridge Road near the extreme south side of Lake Guntersville.

Start: 34.2548/-86.4307
End: 34.3324/-86.3705
74 2011  27  520  Cullman-Marshall

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F1  11.04  75  3.9 ENE Joppa - 2.0 ENE Lakeview
This tornado initially touched down northeast of CR 1850 in Cullman County. It snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees along its path in this location. The tornado then quickly moved northeast into Marshall County, where it continued its path into Marshall County. As the tornado moved into Marshall County, its peak winds strengthened to around 110 mph, becoming an EF-1 intensity tornado. On Feemster Gap Road a mobile home was rolled over several times. The mobile home hit a tree and fell back on its side with the roof badly damaged and the frame bent. No injuries were sustained at this location, but residents that had been inside the mobile home took shelter in an underground storm shelter minutes before the tornado hit. Other mobile homes nearby only sustained minor damage to the roofs and flashing underneath. Northeast of this, another mobile home was blown several feet from its original location (as noted by the location of its remaining porch). Behind this mobile home, an unanchored outbuilding was rolled several times and numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped in the field behind the home. As the tornado moved through the Johnsons Mill Community, several barns were damaged, with one or two completely destroyed. A chicken house on Fry Gap Road was completely destroyed, as well, near the intersection of Fry Gap Road and Thompson Falls Road. Further northeast, another chicken house sustained major damage but was not completely destroyed on Brazelton Road near Fry Gap Road. Northeast of these locations, near the intersection of Warranton Road and Browns Valley Road, another chicken house was completely destroyed and numerous trees were splintered and snapped off near the base. The tornado was likely at its strongest at this location, with a width of 75 yards. Damage continued along the peninsula between Big Springs Creek and Browns Creek on Guntersville Lake. Trees were snapped and oriented in a convergent pattern along the peninsula as the tornado was weakening and eventually lifting near the intersection of Highway 431 and Highway 69.

Start: 34.2632/-86.4530
End: 34.3458/-86.3014
73 2011  27  516  St. Clair

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F2  3.84   200  0.9 ESE Branchville - 2.0 E Odenville
Although much of the damage across St. Clair County Wednesday morning was attributed to straight line winds, it has been determined that in a small area near Odenville the damage was consistent with a tornado. Winds were estimated at 120 mph. The tornado touched down in a field southwest of the intersection of AL Highway 174 and Blair Farms Road. As it moved northeast, it quickly strengthened to an EF2 rating with winds of 120 mph and caused significant damage to two multi-story brick homes, along AL Highway 174. One house lost a large portion of its roof deck material. The well built detached garage of the other house was shifted off its foundation. The intact roof landed and squashed the remaining structure. The tornado continued northeast and tracked parallel to US Highway 411, before it lifted near the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Cedar Lane, where a few trees were blown down.

Start: 33.6473/-86.4153
End: 33.6848/-86.3661
72 2011  27  512  Blount-Marshall

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F1  14.83  200  2.3 SSW Liberty - 1.1 NNW Hyatt
A tornado developed along a QLCS. It touched down in north central Blount County, northeast of Blountsville, and tracked northeastward into Marshall County. The damage along this track in Blount County was consistent with an EF1 tornado with winds at 105 mph. The tornado touched down along AL Highway 79, northeast of CR 26 where it knocked down trees and caused minor roof damage to two chicken houses. The tornado moved northeast and maintained a narrow path width which averaged less than 0.10 mile (176 yds). The tornado crossed US Highway 278 east of Brooksville and moved into Marshall County near CR 21. Along the path, the tornado knocked down hundreds of trees. Several homes sustained damage due to fallen trees. In addition, several outbuildings and barns were destroyed. A tornado of EF-1 intensity with peak wind speeds of 95 mph tracked northeast from Blount County near County Road 21 (Big Spring Brow Road). The tornado uprooted and snapped numerous large hardwood trees from the Blount/Marshall County Line to near the intersection of Cox Gap Road and Highway 64. Just farther northeast, additional trees were uprooted along Fairview Drive and between Nixon Chapel Road and Panky Road where the tornado appeared to broaden/widen its circulation before it lifted before Pleasant Grove Road.

Start: 34.0894/-86.5342
End: 34.2449/-86.3554
71 2011  27  454  Jefferson

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F2  7.76   200  20  2.1 WSW Cahaba Heights - 2.2 NNW Cooley
The tornado touched down in south central Jefferson County where it affected the Cahaba Heights and Liberty Park Communities of the Birmingham Metro Area. The tornado touched down near Gresham Elementary School. It knocked down several trees along Country Ridge Place. The tornado moved northeast and crossed US Highway 280, near Dolly Ridge Road where it knocked down numerous trees and damaged buildings along the highway. The tornado strengthened as it moved into Cahaba Heights where it produced damage consistent with an EF2 rating and winds of 120 mph. The most significant area of damage occurred between US Highway 280 and Cahaba Heights Road, near Cahaba Heights Elementary School, where numerous homes sustained significant damage from fallen trees. The tornado weakened to an EF1 rating with winds of 100 mph as it continued northeast, but still knocked down trees which resulted in damage to homes and businesses. The tornado crossed Interstate 459 south of Liberty Park where it knocked down dozens of trees, and continued northeast which caused minor tree damage. The tornado lifted near Grants Mill Road, 2 miles south of Interstate 459. A person was killed during clean-up efforts.

Start: 33.4367/-86.7622
End: 33.4980/-86.6493
70 2011  27  453  Jefferson-Blount

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F2  3.23   200  1.3 ENE Warrior - 1.1 NW Nyota
A tornado developed along a QLCS. It touched down in far northern Jefferson County, northeast of Warrior, and tracked northeastward into Blount County and across the western bank of Mountain Woods Lake before it lifted northeast of Sagefield Road. The damage along the Jefferson County portion of the track was consistent with an EF1 rating with winds of 95 mph. The tornado touched down east of Old Hayden Road, and tracked northeast where it downed dozens of trees along Mabel Drive. This resulted in damage to several homes. As the tornado moved into Blount County near Sibleyville Road, it intensified to an EF2 rating with winds of 135 mph. An outbuilding was destroyed and many trees downed near the county line. The tornado continued northeast, before it made a slight eastward turn and moved along the western edge of Mountain Woods Lake. Along the lake, twenty to twenty-five homes were damaged with at least 3 homes destroyed. Three injuries occurred while a family was sheltered in their home, which was destroyed. In addition, multiple boat docks and garages were damaged or destroyed. Along the portion of the path in Blount County, hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.

Start: 33.8300/-86.8012
End: 33.8627/-86.7610
69 2011  27  450  Shelby - Jefferson

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F1  3.39   100  0.2 SSW Quito - 1.7 SSW Cahaba Heights
A tornado developed along a Quasi-Linear Convective System. It touched down in far northern Shelby County, less than one mile west of the intersection of Valleydale Road and Caldwell Mill Road, and tracked northeastward into southern Jefferson County. The tornado produced damage consistent with an EF1 rating and winds of 100 mph. Numerous trees were knocked down which caused damage to homes, apartment buildings, vehicles and power lines. The tornado crossed into Jefferson County just east of the intersection of Caldwell Mill Road and Pahokee Trace. The tornado weakened to an EF0 rating and produced tree damage until it lifted near the intersection of Acton Place and Caldwell Mill Road.

Start: 33.3780/-86.7509
End: 33.4255/-86.7362

68 2011  27  448  Cullman

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F2  30.32  880  2.5 SSW Wilburn - 0.6 ESE Holly Pond
A weak tornado touched down east of Cold Springs where it toppled and snapped numerous trees. Several sheds sustained minor damage in this early part of the track. The storm crossed Highway 69 where it damaged a large shed. Additional damage was noted as the tornado tracked northeast across County Road 46, where trees continued to be snapped and damage sustained to many chicken coops, some of which collapsed. After it crossed Interstate 65 just south of Dodge City, additional chicken coops and trees were damaged along the path of the storm. The tornado then increased in strength as it approached Wallace State College in Hanceville, where winds were estimated to peak at 120 mph (EF-2 intensity). Eight large metal power poles were bent over just above the base and several campus buildings had significant portions of metal roofing torn off. A mid-rise under construction had its windows blown out, while the high-rise building sustained additional minor damage. The connected construction crane remained standing. To the south of the main track, in Hanceville proper, significant numbers of large pine, poplar and other hardwood trees were toppled onto houses. The roof of the high school gym in town was partly destroyed and additional small buildings near downtown Hanceville sustained damage. The tornado continued its track northeast from Hanceville. Between Center Hill and Walter, large hardwood trees were found snapped and twisted. In addition along County Road 645, a barn was nearly destroyed. Along a path farther northeast, just south of Holly Pond along Highway 91, a portion of a residential shelter or shed was destroyed and a portion of a chicken house was badly damaged.

Start: 33.9176/-87.0472
End: 34.1656/-86.6104
67 2011  27  418  Walker

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F3  18.90   375  20  6.7 SW Drifton - 3.0 W Sipsey
A tornado developed along a Quasi-Linear Convective System and touched down in rural southwestern Walker County, near the Fairview Community. The tornado moved north northeast through Cordova before it lifted near Lynns Park. The tornado touched down southwest of CR 6 and rapidly intensified to an EF3 rating with winds of 140 mph. Along Horseshoe Bend, a home was completely leveled, where it swept the foundation clean of the structure and debris. The tornado continued north northeast through the Richardson subdivision and across Pleasantville Road. It destroyed at least two single-wide manufactured homes. The tornado crossed US Highway 269 where it weakened to an EF2 with winds of 120 mph and moved through the Aldridge Community, where several homes were damaged, large trees were uprooted, and another single-wide manufactured home was tossed and obliterated. In Cordova, the tornado caused significant roof and parapet damage to brick buildings in the downtown area. The tornado crossed Old US Highway 78 just east of the Mulberry Fork, where it snapped and uprooted trees and caused minor structural damage. The tornado continued northeast and dissipated south of County Road 22, less than a mile north of Old US Highway 78. A second tornado, with winds of 140 mph, tracked through Cordova during the afternoon hours and caused more significant structural damage.

Start: 33.5979/-87.3278
End: 33.8176/-87.1320
66 2011  27  417  Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

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F3  20.26   200  1.3 WSW Coaling - 1.3 NNE Kimbrel
This tornado developed along a QLCS in southeast Tuscaloosa County, near Coaling and moved northeastward for approximately 18 miles. It crossed into Jefferson County between Interstate 20 and Bucksville, then continued for nearly 2 miles into Jefferson County. The tornado touched down in the southwestern extent of Coaling, north of CR 14, along Staghorne Drive where it damaged many trees. The tornado quickly strengthened as it moved through Coaling to an EF3 rating with winds of 155 mph as it remained south of US Highway 11. At least a dozen homes sustained damage. Several homes were completely destroyed. The tornado weakened as it moved east of Coaling and crossed US Highway 11. The tornado moved across the Mercedes Plant where it caused minor roof damage to one building. It also knocked down several light poles along Interstate 20 and snapped numerous trees. This damage was consistent with an EF1 rating and winds of 100 mph. The tornado continued to cause tree damage as it moved northeast and approached the Jefferson County Line. The tornado crossed into Jefferson County between Interstate 20 and Bucksville. The tornado weakened as it entered Jefferson County near Tingle Springs Circle to an EF0 and its path width gradually became less until the tornado lifted near the intersection of Old Tuscaloosa Highway and Lowetown Road. Along its path in Jefferson County, the tornado caused tree damage.

Start: 33.1630/-87.3716
End: 33.2960/-87.0594
65 2011  27  403  Fayette

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F1  7.28   176  3.1 WSW Berry - 1.9 NNW Alta
A tornado developed along a QLCS. It touched down in southeast Fayette County southwest of Berry, east of AL Highway 13, along AL Highway 18. This tornado maintained a small path width that averaged around 0.10 mile (176 yds). The tornado track paralleled AL Highway 13 where it damaged several barns and knocked down many trees. The tornado moved through downtown Berry, where numerous businesses and homes sustained roof and wall damage. The damage was consistent with an EF1 rating and winds of 100 mph. As the tornado moved northeast of town, it weakened and dissipated near AL Highway 18 and Simmons Road.

Start: 33.6325/-87.6488
End: 33.6943/-87.5462
64 2011  27  341  Pickens-Tuscaloosa

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F3  22.46   704  5.3 SSE Gordo - 3.5 E Samantha
This tornado developed along a QLCS in far eastern Pickens County, 5.5 miles south southeast of Gordo and moved northeastward for 3.46 miles. It crossed into Tuscaloosa County just to the west of Holman, south of AL Highway 140. This tornado continued for almost 19 miles in Tuscaloosa County before it dissipated 2.5 miles east northeast of Samantha. The tornado touched down east of AL Highway 63, along Grover Plate Road where it uprooted many hardwood trees. The tornado continued to cause tree damage as it moved northeast and approached the Tuscaloosa County Line. The tornado damage in Pickens County was consistent with an EF1 rating and winds of 90 mph. As the tornado entered Tuscaloosa County and crossed US Highway 82, its path widened to near 400 yds and it strengthened to an EF2 where it uprooted numerous trees. Northeast of Holman, the tornado strengthened to an EF3 with winds of 140 mph and caused significant damage to a home. It removed the roof and tossed it at least 200 yds. A 3500 pound trailer was thrown about 100 yds. The tornado continued northeast where it crossed AL Highway 171 and US Highway 43. Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted and many homes sustained damage due to the fallen trees. In addition, at least 3 outbuildings sustained damage or were destroyed. The tornado tracked south of Samantha and dissipated along North Hagler Road.

Start: 33.2448/-87.8817
End: 33.4268/-87.5605
63 2011  27  327  Pickens

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F2  14.36   1232  3.6 NW Carrollton - 2.5 SSE Palmetto
A tornado developed along a QLCS. It touched down in central Pickens County, northwest of Carrollton, near the intersection of CR 7 and CR 26, where trees were snapped off. The tornado moved northeast and strengthened to an EF2 rating with winds of 120 mph as it approached CR 35 where it downed thousands of trees. The tornado crossed US Highway 82 and AL Highway 17 where it caused mostly tree damage across northwestern portions of Reform. East of AL Highway 17, at least two outbuildings sustained roof damage along CR 3. Near the end of the tornado path, several homes and outbuildings were damaged. One home sustained minor wall damage and significant roof damage. The tornado lifted along CR 3, south of CR 57.

Start: 33.3007/-88.1496
End: 33.4445/-87.9699
62 2011  27  319  Lauderdale

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F1  1.82  100  0.7 NW Smithsonia - 2.3 N Smithsonia
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 90 mph. The tornado touched down 1 mile north of the intersection of County Road 2 and County Road 189 north of Smithsonia. Here, a large storage shed was demolished and a second was partially damaged. The tornado crossed the intersection of County Roads 189 and 221 where a staff member of the Emergency Management Agency for Lauderdale County was injured in his vehicle by broken glass. The tornado continued to the corner of County Roads 189 and 62 where the front end of a church was ripped off and 3 large trees were toppled in different directions. Adjacent to the church, a residence had exterior damage, where siding was ripped off and thrown approximately 300 yards into a field. Numerous twigs and sticks were driven into the side of the home and several windows were blown out. A 28 foot travel trailer was picked up, toppled and moved approximately 10 feet. Insulation was sucked out of the attic and into the garage, and the water heater in the home was imploded. The tornado then lifted northeast of this residence.

Start: 34.8080/-87.8780
End: 34.8330/-87.8680
61 2011  27  316  Pickens

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Started in Mississippi

High Risk
F1
(F2) 
22.63
(35.16)  
1056
(1410) 
0
(0) 
0
(0) 
3.0 SW Dancy - 2.1 NNW Benevola
A tornado developed along a QLCS and touched down in Kemper County Mississippi, then tracked northeast through Noxubee County before it crossed into Pickens County, southwest of Dancy. The tornado weakened to an EF1 rating as it entered Alabama, with winds of 100 mph. As the tornado moved across AL Highway 17 near Dancy, a barn with metal siding and roofing and two small silos were destroyed. Significant tree damage was noted along CR 85. The tornado crossed the Tombigbee River and moved parallel to CR 13. The tornado crossed AL Highway 14 south of Aliceville, where it damaged a farm irrigation system. The tornado continued northeast and lifted near Hamilton Jr Craft Road, northwest of Benevola. Dozens of trees were also downed along this path. The tornado touched down in Kemper County Mississippi. Therefore, the total tornado damage path was 35.16 miles long. Additionally, the tornado damage was rated an EF-2 in Noxubee County and the tornado was 1410 yards wide at its widest point in Noxubee County.

Start: 32.9921/-88.3403
End: 33.1275/-87.9844
60 2011  27  301  Lauderdale

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High Risk

F1
(F1) 
9.02
(9.19) 
200
(200) 
0
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1.6 NNE Waterloo - 2.8 NW Murphy Crossroads
A tornado produced peak wind speeds up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down along County Road 90, 1 mile north-northeast of Waterloo. Here, numerous trees were snapped on the hillside along County Roads 90 and 78. Two docks along Second Creek sustained damage. Just southeast of the intersection of County Roads 90 and 21, 3 residences sustained minor damage. The first home had its windows blown out on the upper floor. The second sustained shingle damage and had the rear wall of a garage blown out. The third had a portion of a garage picked up and thrown over the house about 75 yards. A brick was thrown through the back window of the residence. Numerous trees were snapped immediately to the southeast of this home. The tornado continued along County Road 90. Near the intersection of Lester Hollow Road, several large/wide trees were snapped off from 8 to 15 feet off the base. To the east along Lester Hollow Road, trees were knocked onto 3 homes. The tornado produced significant tree damage as it progressed northeastward. At the intersection of State Highway 20 and County Road 40, a building had 3 awnings blown off, with one being deposited across Highway 20. The tornado then tracked into a wooded area and moved into Tennessee. The total tornado path length was 9.19 miles long.

Start: 34.9406/-88.0564
End: 35.0055/-87.9181
59 2011  20  358  Lawrence

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F1  2.62  100  4.8 SW Leola - 3.0 SSW Leola
A brief tornado (95 MPH max winds) touched down on the east side of the Sipsey Wilderness Area, along Forest Service Road (FSR) 208. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along a path that tracked nearly 3 miles northeast, and crossed Highway 33 and ending around FSR 244 near Black Warrior. This tornado was embedded within a larger line of severe thunderstorms producing damaging straight-line winds. Additional sporadic areas of damage, mainly trees, were seen around the wilderness area.

Start: 34.3271/-87.3742
End: 34.3381/-87.3302
58 2011  15  2308  Escambia-Conecuh-Covington

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F2  22.95  300  3.9 NNW Boykin - 1.4 S Andalusia
A tornado touched down approximately one half mile west of Damascus Road and quickly widened to near 300 yards and strengthened to EF-2 intensity. Near and along Damascus Road the tornado destroyed one wood frame home, and severely damaged or affected several other brick homes and adjacent manufactured homes. The tornado rolled one single-wide manufactured home onto its roof and trapped the occupants inside for several minutes. Several minor injuries were reported. The tornado continued east crossing Eddie Jackson Road, Hoomesville Road, and Brooklyn Road where trees were snapped or uprooted along a 200 yard wide path. The tornado continued moving east into Conecuh County. The tornado continued east from the Damascus area of eastern Escambia County, Alabama, where it snapped or uprooted numerous hardwood and softwood trees along a 150 yard wide path. The tornado continued east from extreme southeastern Conecuh County Alabama, and snapped or uprooted trees along a 150 yard wide path. As the tornado moved into Covington County, it produced damage to several homes, outbuildings and structures adjacent to Brooklyn Road where several homes had significant roof damage due to fallen trees. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 29 at County Road 56 then lifted as it moved across the Covington County Arena area producing roof damage to the Kiwanis Building.

Start: 31.2030/-86.8600
End: 31.2800/-86.4820
57 2011  15  2257  Butler

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F2  3.32  400  5.7 WNW Greenville Airport - 2.8 WSW Searcy
The tornado touched down at the intersection of Ridge Road and Sherling Lake Road northwest of Butler, and continued east along Sherling Lake Road strengthening to EF-2 intensity as it passed over the eastern-most sections of the Cambrian Ridge Golf Course. The tornado then crossed the Sherling Lake RV Park where it snapped numerous pine trees in a 300-400 yard wide path. The tornado crossed Highway 263 then lifted west of Highway 185.

Start: 31.8770/-86.7120
End: 31.9010/-86.6630
56 2011  15  2245  Escambia

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F1  10.23  150  1.8 ENE Wallace - 5 N Kirkland
Several trees were blown down in the Appleton area where tornado path began. Near Highway 31 approximately 9 miles north of Brewton, the tornado had strengthened, where it destroyed one round top (quonset type) metal building, destroyed one small outbuilding, and produced shingle damage to one home on the south side of the tornado circulation.

Start: 31.2096/-87.2019
End: 31.2519/-87.0359
55 2011  15  2243  Tallapoosa

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F1  6.64   200  1.5 NNW Lake Martin North - 2.8 E Sturdivant
Winds were estimated around 100 mph. The tornado touched down in a wooded area on the east side of Lake Martin or 4 miles southwest of Jacksons Gap. Most of the damage consisted of uprooted and snapped hardwood and softwood trees. As the tornado continued northeast and crossed U.S. Highway 280, 3 homes were damaged due to fallen trees and a trampoline was tossed 30 feet. The tornado lifted north of Highway 280, 3.1 miles north of Jacksons Gap.

Start: 32.8692/-85.8926
End: 32.9278/-85.8019
54 2011  15  2217  Elmore-Coosa-Tallapoosa

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F2  20.75   1320  2.3 SW Weoka - 2.3 WNW Lake Martin North
Winds were estimated around 130 mph. The tornado touched down 6.4 miles west of Central along County Road 334 in northern Elmore County. The tornado mainly uprooted and snapped hardwood and softwood trees. From there, the tornado traveled northeast and crossed Alabama Highway 9 in southern Coosa County where it caused structure damage to at least 5 homes in Equality, where the roof and rear wall were destroyed. There was also roof damage to several outbuildings. The tornado continued northeast into Tallapoosa County where trees were snapped and uprooted in the Wind Creek State Park. The tornado lifted on the east side of northern Lake Martin, where several homes were damaged by fallen trees.

Start: 32.6937/-86.2032
End: 32.8682/-85.9135
53 2011  15  2147  Autauga

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F3  9.29   400  1 NW Poseys Crossroads - 2.9 SSE Pine Flats
Winds were estimated around 150 mph. The tornado touched down just east of the Old Kingston Community near the intersection of County Road 40 and County Road 63. This tornado was the third tornado to affect this same general area during the evening hours. The tornado tracked east-northeast and passed north of Poseys Crossroad and entered Boones Chapel. The tornado then crossed Interstate 65 and lifted along County Road 85 north of the Stoney Point Community. Hundreds of trees were snapped off or were uprooted. At least 50 homes and one business were significantly damaged or were destroyed. Three occupants of a manufactured home were killed and 4 others were seriously injured.

Start: 32.5803/-86.5818
End: 32.6126/-86.4269
52 2011  15  2126  Monroe

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F2  8.52  400  1.5 WSW Turnbull - 3.1 NE Midway
A tornado snapped or uprooted trees along a 400 yard wide path then produced significant damage to 3 homes and 1 church in the Rileys Crossroads area. One home had 2 exterior walls collapsed, another had a large section of the roof removed. The tornado significantly damaged the roof of the Savannah Missionary Baptist Church removing large sections of the sheathing and removing the steeple.

Start: 31.7080/-87.1520
End: 31.7550/-87.0180
51 2011  15  2105  Mobile

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F0  1.24  80  1.8 NW Citronelle - 1.2 N Citronelle
A brief tornado touchdown occurred in the city of Citronelle. Roofs were damaged on a few single-wide manufactured homes with minor roof damage to a few single-family wood frame homes. Some trees were twisted off near the tops. A section of metal roofing was removed from one unit of the Wahoo Apartments on South Center Street.

Start; 31.0960/-88.2530
End: 31.0970/-88.2320
50 2011  15  2029  Autauga

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F1  3.01   800  5.5 SSW Mulberry - 3.2 S Mulberry
Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado touched down near the Alabama River and then moved northeastward and crossed County Road 1. The tornado lifted near County Road 9. Hundreds of trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the path.

Start: 32.3882/-86.8329
End: 32.4000/-86.7800
49 2011  15  2027  Elmore

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Moderate Risk
F0  0.35  50  Titus
Winds were estimated around 75 mph. The tornado touched down just west of Grays Gerry Road or 0.7 miles northeast of Titus. From there it traveled northeast and crossed Grays Ferry Road and lifted in a wooded area on the east side of the roadway. Four barns were damaged along with some additional roof damage on nearby outbuildings. Hardwood trees had large limbs were snapped off, although no trees were totally snapped or uprooted. A carport was also destroyed along with the cars underneath.

Start: 32.7216/-86.3133
End: 32.7225/-86.3073
48 2011  15  2025  Dallas - Autauga

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F2  13.17  800  1.6 NNE Tyler - 2 SW Independence
Winds were estimated around 130 mph. The tornado touched down in Dallas County near the intersection of Dallas County Roads 461 and 460. The tornado moved northeastward and crossed the Alabama River and entered Autauga County. The tornado then crossed County Road 1 and Highway 14 near Mulberry and lifted just after it crossed County Road 45. Hundreds of trees were snapped of or were uprooted along the path. Several structures were damaged.

Start: 32.3526/-86.8712
End: 32.5100/-86.7500
47 2011  15  2020  Clarke

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F2  0.35  200  2.4 NNE Gainestown
The tornado touch down took a large section of roof off of a wood frame single story home near the center of circulation, pulled a single-wide mobile home off of its foundation on the north side of the circulation, and lifted off the roof of a nearby double-wide mobile home on the south side of the circulation. The tornado circulation quickly widened to 200 yards and strengthened, rolled another single-wide mobile home 60 yards then causing it to disintegrate as it hit a large tree. The mobile homes bent undercarriage was left about 60 yards to the left of the tornado path. The tornado continued to the east and quickly lifted in a pine forest.

Start: 31.4800/-87.6840
End: 31.4817/-87.6784
46 2011  15  2006  Autauga

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Moderate Risk
F0  4.43  50  3.4 NW Pine Level - 0.6 SE Wadsworth
Winds were estimated around 75 mph. The tornado touched down 1.5 miles northwest of Boones Chapel in the Autauga Community Hunting Area. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed Manning Road, County Road 59, Interstate 65, Highway 31, County Road 70, and County Road 68 E. The tornado lifted near the intersection of County Road 68 E and County Road 139. Numerous cedar trees were blown down along the path. No known structure damage occurred with this tornado.

Start; 32.6144/-86.5121
End: 32.6634/-86.4631
45 2011  15  1956  Autauga

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F1  13.42  200  2.2 W Poseys Crossroads - 1.9 E Marbury
Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado touched down just south of the Old Kingston Community along County Road 21. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed County Road 57, Interstate 65, Highway 31, and Highway 143. Numerous trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path. Several structures suffered minor damage. The tornado lifted just east of Marbury near County Road 20.

Start: 32.5639/-86.6064
End: 32.7050/-86.4479
44 2011  15  1948  Autauga

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F1  7.88  200  3.3 ESE Independence - 2.6 NNW Poseys Crossroads
Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado touched down approximately 2 miles southeast of Independence along County Road 13. The tornado traveled northeastward and crossed County Road 40, Highway 82, County Road 40 W and County Road 21. The tornado lifted 2 miles north of Old Kingston near County Road 161 and County Road 150. Numerous trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path. Several structures suffered minor damage. The most significant damage occurred in the Old Kingston Community where a steeple was removed from a church and blown across the street and a mobile home sustained significant damage.

Start: 32.5095/-86.6680
End: 32.6037/-86.5918
43 2011  15  1905  Washington

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Started in Mississippi

Moderate Risk
F3
(F3) 
5.93
(18.3) 
400
(500) 
3
(28) 
3
(4) 
6.3 SSW Escatawpa - 1.2 W Deer Park
Tornado moved into southwest Washington County from the Leakesville area of Greene County Mississippi. The tornado tracked near County Road 8 where several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three fatalities and three injuries occurred in a destroyed mobile home in Deer Park on Box Road. The tornado lifted just prior to Highway 45. Extensive tree damage nearly 400 yards wide was noted in several areas along the path. The total tornado damage path length was 18.3 miles. The tornado was 500 yards wide in Ms and rated an EF-3 in both counties.

Start: 31.1943/-88.4368
End: 31.2168/-88.3400
42 2011  15  1904  Dallas

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F1  1.64  250  2 NNW Beloit - 2.5 WNW Selma Skyharbor Airport
Winds were estimated around 105 mph. The tornado touched down east of County Road 189 and north of County Road 205. The tornado traveled east-northeast for a total path length of 1.64 miles over pasture land. This touchdown uprooted and snapped hundreds of hardwood trees and destroyed a large cattle feeder.

Start: 32.3776/-87.1618
End: 32.3880/-87.1366
41 2011  15  1848  Dallas

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F1  0.18  100  2.8 N Marion Junction
Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado touched down just north of County Road 58 and lifted northeast at County Road 944. A metal warehouse sustained considerable damage to its outer walls and roof.
Start: 32.4700/-87.2346
End: 32.4713/-87.2320
40 2011  15  1823  Lowndes

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F0  2.73  75  2.4 N Tyson - 4.6 NNE Tyson
Winds were estimated around 75 mph. The tornado touched down just west of County Road 26 on Cruise Road. The tornado tracked northeastward and generally paralleled County Road 26. The tornado lifted just after it crossed County Road 32. The tornado was mainly responsible for tree damage along the path, but a few homes did suffer some minor shingle damage.

Start: 32.2140/-86.4519
End: 32.2394/-86.4162
39 2011  15  1805  Dallas

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F1  0.10  75  6 NNE Summerfield 
Winds were estimated around 90 mph. The tornado briefly touchdown along County Road 272 where it uprooted several hardwood and softwood trees. The fallen trees caused significant damage to one mobile home.

Start: 32.6004/-87.0091
End: 32.6013/-87.0079
38 2011  15  1725  Perry

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F2  0.80  500 1.8 NW Vilula - 2.0 NNW Vilula
Winds were estimated at 115 mph and this tornado was witnessed by several people and storm spotters. The tornado touched down about 2.7 miles north of Hamburg just west of County Road 45. There was some damage to the roof of a barn and several dozen hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado crossed County Road 45 where a significant number of hardwood trees were also uprooted and snapped. The tornado lifted about 0.5 miles west of County Road 45.

Start: 32.5666/-87.2943
End: 32.5761/-87.2863
37 2011  15  1712  Choctaw - Marengo

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F2  38.81  800 1.5 S Land - 2.1 SSW Linden Aiprort
A tornado touched down just west of Highway 17 near the Red Springs area, and quickly intensified as it moved southeast of Butler towards the Tombigbee River. Numerous trees were snapped just above the ground or uprooted, with several homes either damaged or destroyed along the path across the Ararat Road, Dansby Road, and County Road 43. Several homes either had large sections of their roof removed with several mobile homes damaged or completely destroyed. The tornado continued east across the Tombigbee River into Marengo County Alabama. The tornado continued to move northeast where it snapped or uprooted numerous trees. As it moved into Nanafalia, the tornado straightened to an EF-2 with maximum winds of 135 mph. Several homes sustained moderate damage due to fallen trees. A couple of homes lost parts of their roofs. The tornado lifted just northeast of County Road 33.

Start: 32.0080/-88.3310
End: 32.2413/-87.7304
36 2011  15  1700  Perry

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F0  4.65  150 1.8 SSW Ellawhite - 1.6 SSE Tayloe
Winds were estimated around 85 mph. The tornado touched down just north of Cooper Road off Highway 65. It traveled east-northeast to just south of Highway 80 off of Tayloe Road. The tornado uprooted and snapped numerous trees and did significant damage to 2 outbuildings.

Start: 32.4055/-87.5098
End: 32.4296/-87.4354
35 2011  15  1644  Shelby

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F1  4.38  100 2.9 WNW Wilsonville - 3 NNE Wilsonville
Winds were estimated between 85 and 90 mph. The tornado touched down 2.5 miles northwest of Wilsonville on Largin Road. Several trees were snapped off or were uprooted in this location. The tornado tracked northeastward and moved just north of Wilsonville. The tornado lifted just north of Highway 25 near the Lay Lake Inlet. The most concentrate damage occurred at the very end of the damage path near County Road 441. Several trees were snapped off or were uprooted from County Road 441 to the end point. Additionally, one home suffered roof damage and one horse trailer was thrown at least 100 yards. Much of the tornado damage path was much weaker damage and was generally limited to broken tree limbs.

Start: 33.2477/-86.5256
End: 33.2680/-86.4537
34 2011  15  1635  Marengo

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F2  10.87  600 1.6 NW Linden Airport - 1.1 SSE Siddonsville
Winds were estimated at 125 mph. The most concentrated damage occurred in Dayton where several homes had significant roof damage. There were several hundred hardwood and softwood trees snapped and uprooted. The tornado touched down just west of County Road 39, southwest of the Half Chance Community. The tornado tracked northeast right over Dayton. The tornado lifted northeast of Dayton, east of State Highway 25.

Start: 32.2884/-87.7380
End: 32.3862/-87.5921
33 2011  15  1629  Monroe - Butler

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Moderate Risk
F2
21.51 300 1.7 SE Midway - 10.3 NE Midway
SkyWarn storm spotter observed large debris field around tornado just east of the Rileys Crossroads area. The tornado touched down near Rileys Crossroads and continued northeast crossing Owens Road just east of Old Texas. On Owens Road the tornado destroyed the Bethlehem Methodist Church. The tornado continued east across Emanual Church Road where it snapped trees and produced significant roof damage to at least 1 home. The tornado continued northeast into Butler County Alabama where a roof was blown off of a mobile home and a tree was blown over onto a house. Several homes also sustained damage to shingles. Numerous trees were blown down over along the tornado path.
Start: 31.7295/-87.0864
End: 31.8990/-86.7830
32 2011  15  1619  Marengo

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F2  5.40  575  2.8 NNW Anopia - 1.6 ESE Jefferson
Winds were estimated at 130 mph. The majority of damage sustained was hardwood and softwood trees snapped and uprooted. One brick home had the entire roof and several exterior walls destroyed. Several other homes sustained significant roof damage, as well. The tornado touched down along Old Locke 3 Road and tracked northeastward into the Pinhook Community. The tornado lifted just after it crossed Alabama State Highway 28.

Start: 32.3089/-87.9304
End: 32.3710/-87.8742
31 2011  15  1611  Monroe

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F2  0.86  150  0.6 SW Tunnell Springs - 0.4 N Tunnell Springs
A tornado touched down just east of County Road 47 south of Robinson Creek Road. It snapped several hardwood trees, then continued north northeast to near the Amity Missionary Baptist Church on Robinson Creek Road. The tornado completely removed the roof from the church and significantly damaged several exterior walls.

Start: 31.6240/-87.2580
End: 31.6350/-87.2510
30 2011  15  1604  Marengo

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F3  15.33  800  5.1 NNW Nanafalia - 1.0 ESE Jefferson Station
Winds were estimated at 150 mph. Several dozen single family and mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. One man was killed in his double wide mobile home as it was tossed several hundred feet across Alabama Highway 69. Two injuries occurred in the Hilltop Community as a two story home had the entire roof and several walls destroyed. Additional injuries occurred in mobile homes as they rolled and were tossed along the path. The tornado touched down in a rural forested area west of Alabama Highway 69 and south of Beaver Creek. The tornado tracked northeastward with a slight left turning path. The tornado crossed State Highway 69 twice and eventually lifted just after it crossed State Highway 28 at Chickasaw Bogue, north northwest of Linden.

Start: 32.1899/-88.0057
End: 32.3431/-87.8159
29 2011  15  1559  Shelby

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F0  1.37  50  Alabaster
Winds were estimated around 70 mph. This tornado was witnessed by several residents including police officers. A weak tornado touched down in Alabaster at the Evangel Church on Thompson Road. The tornado tracked northeastward and lifted near Highway 31 at the Alabaster City Hall. The most concentrated damage occurred along 8th Street SW and 6th Street SW. In this location, several trees were knocked down and several landed on homes. Most of the tornado damage path was even lighter damage and was generally limited to broken tree limbs.

Start: 33.2380/-86.8363
End: 33.2449/-86.8141
28 2011  15  1544  Greene-Hale

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F2  24.10  880  2.1 ESE Forkland - 2.3 W Hogglesville
Winds were estimated at 130 mph in Hale County and this tornado was witnessed by several dozen people and storm spotters. The tornado touched down about 2.2 miles east of Forkland along County Road 20. The tornado mainly traveled in forested land where it snapped and uprooted thousands of trees. Just north of Greensboro, the tornado severely damaged three mobile homes along County Road 21. The tornado continued northeast close to the Talladega National Forest, where more trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado lifted north of Alabama Highway 25, 2.4 miles west of the Bibb County Line.

Start: 32.6426/-87.8456
End: 32.8445/-87.5088
27 2011  15  1515 

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Started in
Mississippi

Moderate Risk

F1
(F1) 
19.46
(24.49)
200
(470) 
0
(0) 
0
(0) 
2.5 NNW Hinton - 2.2 NW Robjohn
A tornado crossed from Clarke County, Mississippi and continued northeast crossing near Lisman. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Highway 17 just north of Jachin before it lifted. Several trees and power lines were snapped off or blown over by the tornado along the path. Major structural damage to a home was reported by Emergency Management in Lisman. The total tornado path was 24.49 miles long and was 470 yards wide in Mississippi.
Start: 32.1132/-88.4461
End: 32.2454/-88.1522
26 2011  15  1500  Bibb

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F1  21.77  1760  1.1 ENE Mertz - 1.5 ESE West Blocton
The tornado touched down along Alabama Highway 25, 3 miles west of County Road 16, where thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. Most of the damage consisted of trees, however, there was some structure damage as the tornado crossed Alabama Highway 5 south of West Blocton. There was moderate roof damage to several homes and trees fell on a mobile home. Siding was also blown off one side of a house. The tornado continued northeast and lifted along County Road 24, 3 miles east of West Blocton.

Start: 32.9040/-87.3625
End: 33.1092/-87.0773
25 2011  15  1453  Sumter

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F2  8.92  200  3 E Cuba - 3.3 W Lilita
The tornado touched down near US Highway 80 at Mile Marker 3 where several large trees were snapped. The tornado continued northeast where it crossed Alabama Highway 17 where significant damage was sustained to two residences and two outbuildings were completely destroyed. Further northeast, the tornado lifted near County Road 13 about 7 miles south of Livingston.

Start: 32.4359/-88.3288
End: 32.4839/-88.1868
24 2011  15  1433  Hale

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F2  2.20  700  3.4 NW Greensboro - 4.2 NNW Greensboro
A tornado touched down near State Highway 14 in Hale County. As it moved northeast, several hundred trees were snapped or uprooted. Several homes and businesses sustained moderate roof damage and a church sustained significant damage to the windows and one wall. Although no injuries were reported, one person remained trapped in their overturned mobile home for several hours. The tornado lifted near State Highway 69.

Start: 32.7285/-87.6276
End: 32.7553/-87.6096
23 2011  15  1414  Greene-Tuscaloosa

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Moderate Risk
F3  18.37  500  2.5 ENE Knoxville - 1.6 WSW Box Springs
The tornado touched down north of County Road 86 in Greene County. It then moved northeast into Tuscaloosa, where it eventually lifted. In Greene County, the tornado was rated an EF-1, with maximum winds of 90 mph. Dozens of hard and softwood trees were either snapped or uprooted. The tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County 3 miles southwest of Ralph, approximately one half mile west of Lock 9 Road. The tornado strengthened to an EF-3 rating, with maximum winds of 140 mph. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted and a power transmission tower was severely damaged. As the tornado moved northeast into Taylorville, several homes and businesses received structural damage. The tornado lifted near Mayfair Drive, south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Start: 33.0120/-87.7390
End: 33.1900/-87.5040
22 2011  15  1406  Monroe

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F1  0.76  100  3 S Beatrice
Tornado snapped, uprooted or twisted off several hardwood and softwood trees along the path.

Start: 31.6869/-87.2163
End: 31.6928/-87.2053
21 2011  15  1403  Sumter

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F2  4.50  200  2.2 SSE Bodka - 1.0 SSE Gainesville
The tornado touched down along Dan Mitchell Road south of Alabama Highway 116, six miles west southwest of Gainesville. It produced major roof damage to a house in this area. The tornado moved east where it snapped or uprooted dozens of hardwood trees and damaged several houses. The tornado lifted 0.5 miles west of State Route 39, one mile south of Gainesville.

Start: 32.7890/-88.2410
End: 32.8060/-88.1650
20 2011  15  1245  Sumter

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Started in
Mississippi

Moderate Risk
F3
(F3)
 
10.5
(48.52) 
1760
(1760) 
0
(0) 
0
(5) 
4.1 SW Geiger - 2.8 SSE Warsaw AL
Winds were estimated around 150 mph and this tornado was witnessed by dozens of people and storm spotters. The tornado touched down in Neshoba County Mississippi. The tornado continued into Alabama, specifically the Geiger area. Several homes and businesses sustained extensive damage. The tornado continued east where thousands of trees were either snapped or uprooted. The tornado eventually lifted near the Tombigbee River near the Sumter and Greene County Line. The total tornado damage path was 48.52 miles and was rated an EF3 in Kemper County Ms & in Sumter County Al. 5 people were injured in Kemper Co Ms.

Start: 32.8370/-88.3584
End: 32.8917/-88.1835
19 2011  15  1120  Clarke

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F1  3.28  500  3.2 NW Carlton - 4.5 N Carlton
An aerial survey by the Alabama Forestry Commission indicated a 300 to 600 yard wide path of trees snapped or blown over on the Fred T. Stimpson State Game Preserve. Several power poles and lines were snapped, and a storage shed was destroyed. The timber losses of large longleaf pine and slash pine were estimated to be close to 3 million dollars.

Start: 31.3645/-87.8856
End: 31.3954/-87.8434
18 2011  15  1104  Washington

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F2  0.90  150  1.5 N Yarbo - 2.1 NNE Yarbo
The tornado touched down near Highway 17, moved east and widened to 150 yards. East of Highway 17, the tornado lifted a single story wood frame home off of its concrete masonry unit pier foundation and rolled it about 100 yards. The home disintegrated as it was blown or rolled to the northeast. Trees were snapped, twisted and blown over in a 150 yard wide path to the east. One person inside the home was seriously injured with several broken ribs.

Start: 31.5510/-88.2820
End: 31.5590/-88.2700
17 2011  15  1048  Choctaw - Marengo

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Moderate Risk
F1  16.71  200  3.8 SSW Butler - 0.1 WSW Nanafalia
A large tree was blown over onto a manufactured home with 3 persons trapped inside for several minutes approximately 4 miles north-northwest of the Ararat Community. The tornado initially touched down in Choctaw County and moved northeastward into Marengo County, where several trees were snapped or uprooted. The damage path for this tornado is based on eyewitness accounts. The area was impacted by stronger tornado in the afternoon hours that took roughly the same path. The tornado lifted just northeast of Nanafalia.

Start: 32.0297/-88.2463
End: 32.1197/-87.9816
16 2011  15  1043 

Washington

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Started in  Mississippi

Moderate Risk

F1
(F1) 
3.30
(5.14) 
200
(200) 
0
(0) 
0
(0) 
3.5 NNW Yellow Pine - 5.3 NNE Yellow Pine
The tornado continued east from the State Line, Mississippi area. As the tornado crossed into Washington County, Alabama, it strengthened as it moved into the Laton Hill area along Highway 56. It produced damage to several homes, outbuildings, and trees along a 200 yard wide path. One home had a chimney collapse with significant damage to the garage. Other single family homes had sections of the roofing material removed. One manufactured home in the Laton Hill area off Highway 56 and County Road 11 was completely destroyed. The total damage path was 5.14 miles long.

Start: 31.4470/-88.4500
End: 31.4730/-88.4030
15 2011  15  1026  Choctaw

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F0  4.65  100  1.8 E Evansboro - 3.4 NNE Water Valley
A tornado touched down near Hurricane Road. It took the roof off of one mobile home and damaged one other. The tornado continued northeast across Melvin Road and was tracked by a local newspaper reporter on the scene farther to the northeast.

Start: 31.8810/-88.4200
End: 31.9260/-88.3610
14 2011  15  1010  Choctaw

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F0  0.12  50  1.1 WNW Melvin
A tornado touched down at the Hunt Oil Refinery near Melvin. The tornado produced minor damage to outbuildings and some trees were snapped.

Start: 31.9270/-88.4690
End: 31.9270/-88.4670
13 2011  11  1830  Jefferson

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F1  0.38  100  2.4 SSW Homewood - 2.1 SSW Homewood
A QLCS produced a tornado, with winds estimated at 100 mph, in the city of Vestavia Hills. The brief tornado touched down near the Vestavia Hills Police Department along Highway 31, traveled northeast and crossed Bird Park and lifted just to the north of the Vestavia Hills Country Club, near Glenwood Road. Numerous hardwood trees were uprooted and thirty pine trees in Bird Park were snapped. An automobile sustained damage when its windows were blown out. Several buildings, homes and fencing were damaged; most due to fallen trees. One home sustained significant damage as the drywall fasteners on the ceiling were loosened by the force of the winds.

Start: 33.4496/-86.7883
End: 33.4520/-86.7823
12 2011  26  1510  Shelby

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Moderate Risk
F1  0.19  50  1.9 NW Aldrich - 1.8 NNW Aldrich
A brief tornado with winds of 90 mph touched down just south of the intersection of County Road 10 and Homeland Way in the Aldrich Community, approximately 3 miles northwest of Montevallo. Ten to twenty trees were either snapped or uprooted along the short track. In addition, one fourth of an outbuilding's metal roof was peeled off and tossed 50 yards.

Start: 33.1223/-86.9194
End: 33.1223/-86.9161
11 2011  0917  Baldwin

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F2  2.05  350  1.3 SSW Silverhill - 0.8 NE Silverhill
The tornado first touched down on West Boulevard just south of South Boulevard in Silverhill. At this location, two homes suffered roof damage with some windows blown out. The tornado then tracked northeast where it widened and intensified as it moved just south of South Avenue west of County Road 55. Maximum winds were 111-135 mph. Several homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and a utility trailer was thrown nearly 100 yards. A pickup truck that was backing out of the U.S. Post Office was tossed 40 yards. The tornado continue northeast where it crossed Highway 104 and did major damage to several homes, businesses and structures. The tornado lifted near County Road 52 just east of Hill Road.

Start: 30.5341/-87.7610
End: 30.5570/-87.7390
10  2011  0837  Mobile

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Slight Risk
F2  0.91  100  2.9 WNW Theodore - 2.4 WNW Theodore
The tornado touched down near Fire Tower Road where it blew off the roof of a residence and downed several trees. The tornado strengthened and widened to around 100 yards wide as it crossed the Food World grocery store just west of Theodore Dawes Road. It took sections of the roof off the store, and tossed several cars in the parking lot several feet. The tornado continued east across Theodore Dawes Road and severely damaged a Church's Chicken restaurant, destroyed a gas service station and a small metal frame shopping center. The tornado continued along Old Pascagoula Road where it destroyed a small business, destroyed a wood framed home and significantly damaged several other residences and apartments. The tornado lifted as it crossed an apartment complex on Sperry Road. Mobile County Emergency Management Agency reported the tornado damaged about 25 commercial and residential structures.

Start: 30.5607/-88.2169
End: 30.5679/-88.2040
2011  0826  Mobile

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Slight Risk
F1  0.18  80  5.5 NNW Grand Bay - 5.6 N Grand Bay
The tornado touched down just south of County Road 33 along Fred Freeland Road. As the tornado widened to about 80 yards, it destroyed a horse barn, moved a double wide mobile home off its foundation, snapped several pine trees and brought down power lines.

Start: 30.5470/-88.3700
End: 30.5490/-88.3680
8 2011  28  1737  Lowndes

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F1  4.96  200  4.2 WNW Tyson - 1.7 NE Tyson
The tornado touched down just to the west of the intersection of Deer Trace Road and County Road 37. The tornado tracked to the southeast for almost 5 miles, crossed over the intersection of County Roads 26 and 5, and lifted just to the west of Interstate 65. Along the path, 5 grain elevators were destroyed, 3 chicken houses were damaged or destroyed and one home had nearly total roof removal on the windward side. Numerous trees were snapped which included a healthy live oak snapped at the base.

Start: 32.2105/-86.5114
End: 32.1965/-86.4282
2011  28  1728  Chambers

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F0  1.91  30  1.2 WNW White Plains - 1.0 NE White Plains
The tornado touched down just west of the intersection of CR 160 and CR 162. The tornado tracked eastward generally along CR 160 and lifted as it approached US Highway 431. Several trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the damage path. Several homes suffered minor shingle damage and a few had metal roofs peeled back. A few manufactured homes suffered minor skirting damage. One barn was totally destroyed. Several automobiles were damaged by fallen trees.

Start: 33.0073/-85.3988
End: 33.0084/-85.3658
2011  28  1705  Autauga - Elmore

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F0  8.94  200  1.1 SW Pine Level - 1.3 SW North Elmore
The tornado touched down just to the west of Interstate 65 near the intersection of CR 40 West and Davies Drive. The tornado tracked to the southeast over Interstate 65 and lifted just to the northwest of the town of Elmore, near the end of Dozier Farm Road. Along the path, numerous softwood trees were either snapped or uprooted. The most significant damage occurred on Harris Road where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. There was partial roof damage to numerous homes in the same area and a single-wide mobile home was overturned.

Start: 32.5699/-86.4854
End: 32.5546/-86.3329
2011  28  1553  Talladega

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Moderate Risk
F0  0.34  50 1.2 SSE Nottingham - 1.4 SE Nottingham
A weak, brief tornado touched down along CR 46 or Grist Mill Road. The tornado moved eastward and ended just after it crossed Reynolds Mill Road. Several trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the path. This location is just east of Alpine or 2.5 miles northwest of Winterboro. One home suffered front porch damage, several softwood trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. A few outbuildings also had metal roofs partially removed.

Start: 33.3540/-86.2212
End: 33.3548/-86.2152
2011  28  1218  Madison

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F1  3.92  200 2.0 NW Fairview - 1.5 NNW Plevna
A tornado with winds of 95 mph touched down along Borderline Road between Evertt Jones and Greenville Pike Road near the Tennessee State Line. As the tornado tracked eastward, it demolished a well built shed, significantly damaged several barns, and snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The worst damage occurred from BH Reeves Road eastward to Vanntown School Road. Here, multiple sheds were demolished or had roofs removed, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and a mobile home had its roof peeled off. The tornado lifted just west of School House Road.

Start: 34.9900/-86.5048
End: 34.9900/-86.4308
2011  24  2310  Cullman

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Slight Risk
F0  0.24  20  1.5 E Battleground
A tornado with maximum winds of 75 mph touched down on a farm just east of Battleground. The tornado first snapped and twisted four tall hardwood trees before advancing northeast where it destroyed a large but unoccupied chicken barn. Metal and wood debris was shredded and twisted amongst nearby trees and damaged the adjacent home and a mobile home.

Start: 34.3015/-86.9734
End: 34.3029/-86.9695
2011  24  2218  Marion

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Slight Risk
F0  0.57  100  0.8 ENE Wiginton - 1.4 ENE Wiginton
A tornado briefly touched down just to the northwest of Hackleburg, with winds that were approximated at 75-80 mph. The tornado did considerable damage to a number of chicken barns and outbuildings in the area, and extensively lifted tin roofs and overhangs. Many trees were knocked down and several damaged homes. The outdoor recreation facility suffered minor roof damage and a couple light poles were knocked down. The tornado also knocked down a TV tower.

Start: 34.2858/-87.8578
End: 34.2878/-87.8482
1 2011  2006  Henry

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Slight Risk
F0  1.59  40 1.2 W Wills Crossroads - 5.0 E Abbeville
This tornado began about one mile southwest of the intersection of Alabama State Highway 10 and County Road 57. The tornado continued intermittently for around 2 miles and ended to the north of Alabama State Highway 10 about 5 miles east of Abbeville. This tornado downed numerous trees and produced roof damage to barns and outbuildings.  No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.5515/-85.1902
End: 31.5600/-85.1651

 


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