Alabama Tornado Database


2012 Summary

 

2012 Tornado Occurrences (55) () 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
55 2012 12 25 2229 Montgomery

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F1 0.72 100 0 0 Waugh
National Weather Service Meteorologists have surveyed storm damage in Montgomery County and determined that the damage was the result of a brief EF-1 tornado. The tornado touched down along County Road 107 (Marler Road) where it caused some minor shingle damage to a single-family residence. The tornado continued north-northeast and crossed Avenue of the Oaks before lifting at the end of Dellsena Lane. Approximately fifty trees were either snapped or uprooted along the path.

Start: 32.3527/-86.0452
End: 32.3628/-86.0422
54 2012 12 25 2224 Pike

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Moderate Risk
F2 15.7 600 0 2 1.6 W Goshen-3.65 NE Troy Airport
National Weather Service meteorologists have surveyed the damage in western Pike County and determined that it was the result of an EF-2 tornado. The tornado touched down just inside the county line on Brantley Road near an open field causing only minor tree damage. It traveled northeast to County Road (CR) 2219, where it caused significant damage to 2 chicken barns, a home and a small barn before crossing CR 2201. As it continued to the northeast, the tornado traveled parallel to the Conecuh River on CR 2214 for more than two miles, causing widespread damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted and damaging several homes. As it passed CR 11, a single-wide manufactured home had its anchors ripped out of the ground and rolled 75 yards into a wooded area, while leaving the wooden post porch intact. The home fell apart as it rolled, leaving a trail of debris that lead into the woods, where the frame split in two and was wrapped around the trees. Two occupants were injured and required medical attention. The tornado continued over mainly fields and wooded areas, crossing Hwy 29 just west of CR 1165. The tornado crossed the Conecuh River and intensified as it approached the River Ridge Subdivision on CR 1101. Numerous large tall trees were uprooted, scores of pines were snapped, and a portion of the wall of a brick home collapsed causing major damage. From there, it continued northeast to the Brantley Woods Motor Home Park just north of CR 1148 on the west side of US Hwy 231, between the Troy Airport and the Conecuh River. A large swath of softwood trees were mowed down about 20 feet off the ground, and 3 single-wide manufactured homes were destroyed. One of the homes had its anchors ripped out of the ground and begin to roll, but because the park was heavily wooded, it was stopped from tumbling over onto and crushing the next home. From there, the tornado continued over marshy low lands and forested areas for another 3 miles before lifting at CR 103 north of Needmore Road. The NWS would like to thank the Pike County Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Pike and Dale County Sheriff departments, for their assistance in conducting the surveys in Pike County.
Start: 31.7252/-86.1472
End: 31.8844/-85.9565
53 2012 12 25 2032 Lowndes

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Moderate Risk
F2 9.55 900 0 0 2 NW Hayneville-6.42 NE Lowndesboro
National Weather Service Meteorologists have surveyed the damage in Lowndes County and determined that the damage was the result of an EF-2 tornado. The tornado touched down on Highway 97 between Hayneville and Lowndesboro. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted in a half-mile wide swath across Highway 97. The tornado continued to the northeast and intensified as it moved over mainly pastureland. Just south of Highway 80, the tornado struck a farm, significantly damaging a large, well- constructed cattle barn. A second large metal cattle barn was mostly destroyed as well. Numerous power poles were snapped or downed along Highway 80. A heavy-duty dumpster was lofted and thrown approximately 250 yards across Highway 80. Tin roofing material and other debris was lofted and blown over one-quarter mile. The tornado continued across Highway 80, damaging multiple homes along Lake Berry Road. One home had the roof largely removed and cracking in the cement block foundation. Three to five additional homes had minor roof damage. The tornado continued northeastward toward the old GE Plastics plant where it mowed down numerous trees and flipped several empty semi –trailers onto their sides. The tornado lifted just north of the Gate 1 entrance to the plant and east of County Road 37.
Start: 32.2043/-86.6041
End: 32.3133/-86.5115
52 2012 12 25 2026 Lowndes

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F0 0.62 75 0 0 Mosses
National Weather Service Meteorologists have surveyed storm damage in Lowndes County and determined that the damage was the result of an EF-0 tornado. This brief touchdown occurred in the Mosses community. Several homes had minor shingle damage, some siding was peeled from the side of the elementary school, and one rotten hardwood was snapped. The tornado lifted just east of Mason Dr.
Start: 32.1521/-86.6818
End:  32.1574/-86.6733
51 2012 12 25 2009 Lowndes

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Moderate Risk
F1 2.03 300 0 0 1 SE Farmersville-2.62 ENE Farmersville
National Weather Service Meteorologists have surveyed storm damage in Lowndes County and determined that the damage was the result of an EF-1 tornado. The tornado touched down just inside the county line on Farmersville Road causing minimal tree damage, then continued east- northeast causing additional tree damage on County Road 7. The tornado lifted just to the east of CR 7.
Start: 32.0513/-86.8505
End:  32.0661/-86.8205
50 2012 12 25 1922 Mobile

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F1 6.65 100 0 0 E Howell Ms - 2.9 E Wilmer
A tornado touched down at the intersection of Findley Road and Natchez Highway where it flipped over a tractor trailer semi rig, produced minor damage to one manufactured home, destroyed a second manufactured home, and damaged the roof of a frame home. The tornado continued northeast and passed just southeast of Wilmer where it damaged a nursery with several destroyed greenhouses. It also snapped several trees before it crossed Highway 98. The tornado lifted just east of Glenwood Road.
Start: 30.7937/-88.4133
End:  30.8293/-88.3091
49 2012 12 25 1805 Coffee

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F0 13.87 25 0 0 2.6 NNE Damascus - 0.9 E Victoria
An intermittent damage path was evident beginning near the Wooten Chapel around the intersection of County Roads 523 and 514 and ending in the vicinity of County Road 134. Along this path, trees were blown down and a barn and outbuilding were damaged. Damage was consistent with an EF0 tornado. Monetary damage was estimated.
Start: 31.3537/-85.9817
End:  31.5400/-85.8940
48 2012 12 25 1800 Clarke-Wilcox

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Moderate Risk
F2 29.85 110 0 0 8 SW Grove Hill - 12 SW Camden
The tornado touched down on Todd Town Road seven miles north of Jackson. It then moved northeast where it destroyed a farm out building then crossed Highway 43 approximately six miles southwest of Grove Hill. After it crossed...the tornado was at its widest and caused extensive damage to farm equipment...including a destroyed grain bin. Many large trees were uprooted in this area with minor structural damage to several homes as well. It continued northeast uprooting large trees as it crossed Highway 84...two miles southeast of Grove Hill. The tornado then weakened as the thunderstorm core collapsed...causing a microburst which resulted in a half mile wide damage swath on Nettlesboro Road...13 miles northeast of Grove Hill. The tornado then reformed before exiting northeast Clarke County...moving into southwest Wilcox County. The tornado uprooted trees along the way before dissipating 12 miles southwest of Camden.
Start: 31.6180/-87.8672
End:  31.8868/-87.4739
47 2012 12 25 1753 Washington

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F1 2.18 110 0 0 2 S Deer Park - 1.5 SE Deer Park
The tornado touched down two miles south southwest of Deer Park. The tornado widened to 110 yards as it passed just south of a few houses. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted at the widest point. The tornado continued to Highway 45 and dissipated.
Start: 31.1929/-88.3217
End:  31.2098/-88.2905
46 2012 12 25 1750 Marengo

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Moderate Risk
F1 5.89 500 0 0 S Demopolis - E Demopolis
National Weather Service meteorologists have surveyed the damage near Demopolis in Marengo County and determined that it was the result of an EF-1 tornado. The tornado touched down west of US Hwy 43 near Marengo Farms Road. The tornado tracked northeastward across US Highway 43 where it caused minor tree damage in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Old Springhill Road and Reed Drive. The tornado continued northeastward and produced damage along Sunset Road where the strongest winds occurred. This is where 2 mobile homes were completely destroyed and multiple others that sustained minor to moderate damage. Also one church on US Hwy 80 had partial roof damage. The tornado then crossed US Hwy 80 and lifted just before crossing into Hale County. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. The National Weather Service would like to thank the Marengo County Emergency Management Agency for their assistance with the storm survey.
Start: 32.4762/-87.8228
End:  32.5140/-87.7324
45 2012 12 25 1727 Dale-Pike

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Moderate Risk
F1 5.41 300 0 0 Highway 231 Pea River Bridge - Tennille
An EF0 tornado touched down in northwestern Dale County near the Highway 231 Pea River Bridge and traveled northeastward into Pike County. In Dale County, trees were twisted and partially snapped, but no structural damage occurred. In Pike County, the tornado strengthened to EF1, but the Dale County portion of this tornado was rated EF0. The tornado touched down in far northern Dale County along Highway 231 near the Pea River. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed County Road (CR) 200 before it entered Pike County. The tornado continued northeastward and produced damage along CR 4425 and CR 4438. The tornado lifted near the intersection of CR 4427 north of CR 4421. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path. The most significant damage occurred along CR 4425 where 2 homes sustained roof damage and 2 chicken houses were damaged. Also along CR 4438, a barn lost its roof with the tin being thrown over one half mile and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The total tornado path length was 5.36 miles and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado first touched down at 527 pm CST. A special thanks go out to the Pike and Dale County Sheriffs Departments for their assistance in conducting the surveys.
Start: 31.5943/-85.7819
End:  31.6664/-85.7473
44 2012 12 25 1654 Mobile

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Moderate Risk
F2 5.15 200 0 0 Halls Mill & Dauphin Island Parkway - Prichard
The initial tornado touchdown was located near Dauphin Island Parkway...Duval Street and Halls Mill Road...where it initially moved northwestward. The tornado continued northward to near the intersections of Holcomb Avenue...Government Street and Dauphin Island Parkway where it produced damage consistent with an EF-1 tornado...damaging several commercial retailers. The tornado continued northward...damaging homes and producing roof damage to numerous homes. It then reached Murphy High School...where it destroyed several out-buildings...blew out windows and produced significant roof damage to the high school. From here...the tornado tracked northward to Dauphin Street where it strengthened and widened to 200 yards producing damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado to several homes. Also significantly damaged was the Trinity Episcopal Church on Dauphin Street. The tornado then moved into the Silverwood Street area where it produced EF-1 damage and sporadic EF-2 damage to several homes. The tornado next tracked north northeast across the Mobile Infirmary Hospital ...where it blew out several windows and damaged several automobiles...as well as flipping one automobile. The tornado continued tracking northeastward across Interstate 165 moving into the Prichard area where it produced damage to the roofs of several homes...as well as snapping several trees. The tornado continued across Telegraph Road where it tossed several large shipping containers and damaged a warehouse facility before dissipating on Jakes Lane in Prichard.
Start: 30.67/-88.09
End:  30.74/-88.06
43 2012 12 25 1645 Choctaw

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F2 5.91 880 0 0 8 W Butler - 4.6 NW Butler
The tornado touched down along Pineview Road near the Riderwood Community...or approximately 8 miles west southwest of Butler. The worst damage occurred in this area as three manufactured homes were completely destroyed...with the debris being blown several hundred yards away. Several other structures sustained minor to moderate damage which included one mobile home and one single family residence. A couple of barns/outbuildings were also almost completely destroyed. The tornado then moved northeast crossing Dollywood Road and County Road 24...where extensive tree damage occurred in the heavily forested area. From there...the tornado continued northeast crossing Riderwood Drive where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The damage path was at its widest along Riderwood Drive...approximately one half mile. The damage path then narrowed and the tornado lifted before reaching Alabama Highway 10.
Start: 32.0573/-88.3536
End:  32.1231/-88.2892
42 2012 12 25 1628 Crenshaw

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F0 0.07 20 0 0 NNW Patsburg
The tornado briefly touched down along Live Oak Road in Patsburg. Near the intersection of Sims Road...a large pine tree was snapped and car windows were blown out in two vehicles. Metal roofing was peeled off a small vacant metal building and a home sustained significant roof damage. Video and eyewitness accounts confirm the brief touchdown.
Start: 31.7928/-86.2309
End:  31.7937/-86.2303
41 2012 12 25 1621 Crenshaw

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Moderate Risk
F0 0.18 50 0 0 NW Luverne
The tornado briefly touched down in a wooded area just south of Jeffcoat Street...where two hardwood trees were uprooted. As the tornado crossed Jeffcoat Street...it caused roof damage to two houses. The tornado continued northeast where it crossed Franklin Street...causing significant damage to a third home and snapped two pine trees. The tornado rapidly dissipated as it moved into an open field.
Start: 31.7206/-86.2720
End:  31.7224/-86.2697
40 2012 12 25 1531 Coffee

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F0 0.01 10 0 0 1.4 N Basin
A brief tornado touchdown was reported to the county emergency management. The only damage reported was a few trees knocked down. Damage was consistent with an EF0 tornado.
Start: 31.3600/-86.1300
End:  31.3600/-86.1300
39 2012 12 25 1515 Marengo

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Moderate Risk
F1 4.70 100 0 0 0.5 ESE Hoboken-1.68 SE Sweet Water
National Weather Service meteorologists have surveyed the damage in southern Marengo County and determined that it was the result of an EF-1 tornado. The tornado touched down southwest of Dixons Mill on Hoboken Road. The tornado tracked north northeastward and crossed County Road 6, County Road 8 and Highway 10. The tornado lifted after it crossed Highway 10 along Southern Pines Drive. Very minimal structure damage was noted along the path. The damage was mainly limited to numerous trees that were either snapped off or were uprooted. Several people witnessed the tornado. The National Weather Service would like to thank the South Marengo Fire & Rescue Squad for their assistance in conducting the survey.
Start: 32.0238/-87.8687
End:  32.0873/-87.8415
38 2012 12 20 0449 Mobile

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Slight Risk
F1 6.67 75 0 0 Mobile - Prichard
The tornado initially touched down along Michael Boulevard producing EF-0 damage (winds estimated up to 85 mph) where it damaged the roof of the YMCA and produced moderate damage to the Davidson High School baseball field. The tornado continued moving northeast strengthening as it moved across Montlimar Boulevard producing EF-1 damage (from winds estimated at 86 to 110 mph) to several businesses on the southwest corner of the Interstate 65/Airport Boulevard intersection. The tornado circulation widened to near 75 yards as it moved northeast affecting numerous homes through midtown mobile, blowing large sections of roofs off of several homes, snapping or blowing over numerous trees. Here the storm produced damages estimated in the millions of dollars to local businesses (including significant amounts of damage to the facility and inventory of a Mercedes Benz dealership). Also impacted was the regional American Red Cross headquarters in Mobile where significant damage to the roof and damage to several support vehicles/trailers was noted. The tornado continued at EF-1 strength as it tracked northeast into the city of Prichard doing similar damage, before weakening and dissipating along U.S. Highway 43 at Woodland Avenue.

Start: 30.6671/-88.1383
End: 30.7442/-88.0707
37 2012 12 10 0443 Jefferson

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F1 1.05 250 0 0 0.5 W Samson
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage just northwest of downtown Birmingham. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. Maximum winds were estimated up to 90 mph. The tornado touched down just west of 3rd Place West or just to the east of the Birmingham Farmers Market. From there, it moved to the northeast across a light industrial warehouse area, striking a large metal building. Several overhead doors at the loading dock were blown in, which then blew out about 25 percent of the roof off the building. Debris from this structure was found up to a mile away. The tornado continued northeastward through a residential area, causing damage to 29 homes, 2 of which had major damage and one of which lost its roof entirely. A church and two other businesses were damaged near the intersection of Finley Blvd and 16th Street. The tornado lifted near the intersection of 24th Court North and 18th Street North, just west of Interstate 65.
Start: 33.5359/-86.8436
End:  33.5420/-86.8268
36 2012 10 14 2318 Jefferson

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F0 0.25 200 0 0 2.2 SW Greenwood - 2 SW Greenwood
An EF-0 tornado touched down just west of the Bessemer Airport and just east of Paradise Lane and County Road 6. The tornado moved to the east-northeast, just south of County Road 6, where a few trees were snapped. The tornado lifted just to east of Lindsey Drive. A debris signature on radar helped to determine the location of the path. Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 65 mph. An upper level through over the Ohio Valley and associated weak cold front caused thunderstorms to develop over Mississippi during the late afternoon. These storms moved into central Alabama during the evening and overnight hours. There was just enough wind shear for an isolated tornado to form just after midnight.
Start: 33.3076/-86.9574
End:  33.3089/-86.9533
35 2012 10 1 0347 Coosa

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F0 0.52 150 0 0 1 SW Pentonville - 0.5 SW Pentonville
The tornado initially touched down just east of County Road (CR) 45 south of Shady Grove church in a thin stand of trees between the road and a pasture. It proceeded to the north-northeast at about 30 mph, uprooting trees in a convergent pattern in the vicinity of Shady Grove cemetery. It uprooted 3 large pines as it crossed CR 14, then damaging a small barn and out buildings due to uprooted oak trees before moving into a heavily wooded area. Large hardwood trees were uprooted sporadically along the path, with one area of concentrated damage deep in the woods. The tornado then weakened rapidly and dissipated over wooded land before the thunderstorm crossed CR 8. A debris signature on radar helped to determine the location of the path. The tornado was rated an EF-0, with maximum winds of 85 mph. Low pressure at the surface and aloft progressed northeastward, with a cold front trailing to the south. A warm front lifted from the Gulf of Mexico and stalled across central Alabama. Storms developed and moved across this warm front, where there was enough lift and shear to support an isolated and brief tornado to develop
Start: 32.8089/-86.2405
End:  32.8157/-86.2367
34 2012 9 17 1512 Geneva

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F0 0.09 20 0 0 0.5 W Samson
A brief EF0 tornado touched down between South Canal and South Broad Street in Samson. Several trees and power lines were blown down, including at least one tree on a house as well as roof damage to another house. Law enforcement initially reported seeing a funnel cloud in the area and later confirmed the funnel cloud briefly touched down as a tornado. Max winds were estimated around 80 mph. Monetary damage was estimated. An upper level trough and surface cold front affected the area on September 17-18.

Start: 31.1077/-86.0501
End:  31.1087/-86.0491
33 2012 8 30 0958 Choctaw

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F0 0.01 50 0 0 1.0 E Toxey
A weak tornado briefly touched down and knocked a few trees over near Toxey. Hurricane Isaac moved into central Louisiana. This track brought storm surge...flooding...and isolated tornadoes to the Central Gulf Coast.

Start: 31.9000/-88.2830
End: 31.9000/-88.2830
32 2012 8 30 0144 Geneva-Coffee

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F1 2.97 35 0 0 2.51 SSE Kinston-7.66 SE OppThe Geneva County emergency manager confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down around the Highway 52 and County Road 20 area. Several large trees were blown down, and the roof was blown off a mobile home along with damage to sheds and a barn near County Road 5 and Bear Branch Road. This tornado continued into far southwest Coffee County before lifting. Monetary damage was estimated. The Coffee County emergency manager reported minor damage to structures in far southwest Coffee County. This was the result of a weak tornado moving out of northwest Geneva County. The Coffee county portion of this tornado was rated EF0. Monetary damage was estimated. The outer remnants of Hurricane Isaac spawned this tornado.
Start: 31.1900/-86.1400
End:  31.2300/-86.1400
31 2012 6 10 1011 Geneva-Coffee

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Slight Risk
F1 9.92 440 0 0 Near Geneva Airport - Near Cool Springs
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida has evaluated eyewitness reports, pictures, videos and weather radar data regarding the damage that occurred in central Geneva County on June 10, 2012. It has been determined that a tornado caused the damage. It is believed that the damage path from this tornado was nearly continuous from where the tornado first touched down near Niva Drive-In Road and Highway 27, to where it dissipated just north of the Geneva County line east of Chancellor. The bulk of the damage caused by this tornado was in the EF0 range. However, the most significant damage seems to have occurred in the vicinity of County Road 99 and Buck Vaughn Road. Damage in and near this location is consistent with EF1. This tornado was seen near the Geneva/Coffee County line by a retired police officer before dissipating.

Start: 31.0700/-85.8900
End:  31.2000/-85.8200
30 2012 5 13 1302 Lee

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Small Risk
F0 2.30 50 0 0 2 NW Roxana-4.77 SSE Waverly
Lee County Emergency Management surveyed damage in northwestern Lee County from storms on May 13th. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a very weak tornado. This is supported by radar imagery that indicated tight rotation within 300 feet of the ground. The tornado touched down just west of County Road 217 and crossed the road, where it did damage to tree branches including one downed tree branch. The tornado continued 2.1 miles to the northeast and crossed County Road 66, where it snapped one small pine tree before dissipating.

Start: 32.6557/-85.6899
End:  32.6772/-85.6614
29 2012 3 23 1148 Geneva

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F0 1.68 25 0 0 3.2 WNW Malvern - 2.7 NNW Malvern
A weak tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 73 and Scott Road, knocking down a few trees in this location. This tornado continued northeastward a short distance where a few houses experienced minor roof damage near 1984 N County Road 49. The tornado then lifted shortly afterwards. The damage was consistent was an EF0 tornado with maximum winds around 80 mph. Monetary damage was estimated.

Start: 31.1502/-85.5590
End:  31.1631/-85.5348
28 2012 3 23 0826 Pike

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Slight Risk
F1 1.70 700 0 0 Near Troy Airport
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in central Pike County and determined the damage to be caused by an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 90-100 mph. This tornado touched down initially just southwest of Pike CR 1 about 2.5 miles southwest of Troy Municipal Airport, where a large partially rotted tree was snapped, and several large tree branches at the edges of plowed fields were snapped. It proceeded northeastward across wooded land and rapidly intensified, becoming 700 yards wide as it crossed Beeman Creek. As it approached CR 1148, the tornado snapped numerous trees, also causing damage to 3 inactive chicken barns. One of the barns lost about 50 percent of the roofing, with structural damage to less than 20 percent of the rafters. Snapped trees also caused minor damage to 2 homes and a single-wide manufactured home. The tornado then weakened rapidly and dissipated over an open field less than a mile from the airport.

Start: 31.8379/-86.0439
End:  31.8547/-86.0230
27 2012 3 2 2240 Tallapoosa-Chambers

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F2 34.04 1000 1 2 Wind Creek State Park-Eagle Creek-Trammel Crossroads
National Weather Service meteorologists have surveyed the damage in Tallapoosa and Chambers Counties and determined that it was the result of an EF2 tornado. The tornado began just west of Highway 63 in western Tallapoosa County, where it uprooted and snapped scores of trees. It continued northeastward and passed just north of Wind Creek State Park, where it produced significant and widespread tree damage between Highway 128 and the shores of Lake Martin. The tornado caused significant damage to several homes in the Pineywoods area. It then crossed Lake Martin and came ashore in the River Bend subdivision, where it again snapped or uprooted hundreds of trees. The tornado crossed Highway 280 just west of Midway and produced minor tree damage and then continued east-northeastward where it passed north of Jacksons Gap. As it tracked just south of Eagle Creek, the tornado path widened to over one quarter mile. It destroyed one double-wide and three single-wide manufactured homes in this location. The occupants of the double-wide evacuated the home prior to the destruction of their home and safely rode out the storm in a sturdy shelter. As the storm crossed AL Highway 49, it lofted and destroyed a single-wide and caused the storm`s only fatality. The tornado path broadened to approximately 1000 yards as it crossed Elder Road. Farther to the east, approximately 14 homes received mainly roof damage and scores of trees were snapped or uprooted on Buttston Road just north of Denver Road. The tornado continued into eastern Tallapoosa County. Due to the erratic damage pattern, it appeared that there were multiple vortices and this caused pockets of more intense damage within the broad circulation. The broad circulation continued into western Chambers County, where it maintained a half mile path width as it crossed County Road 55 near Sandy Creek as a strong 120 mph EF2. Thousands of hardwood and softwood trees were uniformly snapped across this path with a more definitive core to the track at this location. After it crossed Chattahospee Creek, it passed just north of Trammel Crossroads, where a single-wide manufactured home was destroyed. The tornado began to weaken and narrow as it continued into central Chambers County before it lifted along County Road 160, about 2 miles northwest of U.S. Highway 431.

Start: 32.8666/-85.9669
End: 33.0109/-85.4057
26 2012 3 2 2201 Chilton-Coosa

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F2 28.25 700 0 0 Verbena-Nixburg
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southern Chilton and Coosa Counties and determined that it was the result of an EF2 tornado. The tornado touched down just west of Interstate 65 south of Exit 200, where a few trees were snapped or uprooted. It quickly strengthened and grew to its maximum width of 700 yards as it crossed County Road 503. The tornado moved east across US Highway 31 near the intersection with County Road 526 1.5 miles south of Verbena. The tornado intensified to 125 mph and destroyed one home and caused significant damage to another, as well as mowing down hundreds of trees around the two homes. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees and it neared County Road 524, where it also destroyed two single-wide manufactured homes and caused significant damage to two homes. A total of thirteen homes were damaged or destroyed in and around verbena. As it crossed into Coosa County, the tornado was considerably weaker and narrow. A weak but continuous damage path continued across south central Coosa County, then crossed US Highway 231 south of Pentonville, where a grove of pines were snapped. The weak tornado continued across AL Highway 9 north of Nixburg, where it snapped a few pine trees. The tornado continued to weaken and dissipated south of County Road 63 in rural Coosa County northeast of Nixburg.

Start: 32.7246/-86.5361
End: 32.8493/-86.0729
25 2012 3 2 2115 Perry-Dallas-Autauga

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Video of Damage Near Plantersville

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F1 18.9 700 0 0 Suttle-Grist State Park-Bethel Grove
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in southeastern Perry, northern Dallas, and northwestern Autauga Counties and determined that it was a result of an EF1 tornado. The tornado touched down in rural southeast Perry County along Oscar Price Road just northeast of Suttle. In Perry County, dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted, and one hunting camp mobile home was destroyed. The tornado crossed County Road 219 north of County Road 6 and into northern Dallas County across Oakmulgee Creek, where at least 1000 trees were snapped in a wide swath near County Road 282. The tornado proceeded to Paul M Grist State Park and busted out windows and tore shingles off at the park center, toppled two campers, and snapped hundreds more trees. The tornado continued northeast toward Highway 22 and County Road 294, where a brick home sustained minor damage and hundreds more trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado continued to snap and uproot many more trees across northern Dallas County. It then crossed Mulberry Creek into northwest Autauga County just north of Vine Hill, where it snapped dozens of trees. It snapped a few more trees before it lifted near County Road 31 just north of Bethel Grove.

Start: 32.5486/-87.1531
End: 32.6350/-86.8455
24 2012 3 2 1817 Geneva

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F0 0.07 25 0 0 0.5 N Dundee
This tornado was seen by at least two people. One person was driving along Highway 52 near Hartford, and the other person who was an instructor pilot out of Ft. Rucker saw it touch down briefly in a peanut field for around 1 minute. No known damage occurred.

Start: 31.1271/-85.6690
End: 31.1275/-85.6679
23 2012 3 2 1753 Lowndes

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Moderate Risk
F1 17.64 400 0 0 8.67 SW Mosses-4.75 E Hayneville
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across Lowndes County and found tornado damage consistent with an EF1 with estimated winds of 110 mph. The tornado touched down in mainly hunting and forested lands just north of the Bragg Community where numerous soft and hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado then traveled northeast crossing Blue Hill Road where one residence sustained minor roof damage, along with additional trees being either snapped or uprooted. Further northeast, the tornado crossed Alabama Highway 21 in the Beechwood Community where the path width reached its maximum point. Multiple trees were uprooted and snapped along with power lines blown down. One large barn was also completely destroyed. As the tornado tracked parallel to Alabama Highway 21, a home and a large barn sustained significant roof and structural damage. Numerous outbuildings were destroyed and several large pieces of farm equipment were thrown over 100 yards in this same area. The tornado continued northeast just south of Hayneville, crossing County Roads 33 and 97 where additional trees were damaged along with one single family residence that sustained minor roof damage. The tornado began to weaken as it crossed Mimms Road and lifted near the intersection of County Road 26 and County Road 37, but not before causing additional tree damage and rolling one manufactured home onto its side while keeping it intact.

Start: 32.0859/-86.7779
End: 32.1824/-86.4998
22 2012 3 2 1701 Coffee

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F0 0.46 25 0 0 1.2 W Brooklyn - 0.8 WNW Brooklyn
Numerous reports of a sighting of a tornado were received from just west of Brooklyn. No damage was reported.

Start: 31.3100/-86.1900
End: 31.3124/-86.1827
21 2012 3 2 1539 Limestone

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F1 2.59 150 0 0 1.8 WSW Bethel - 1.3 SE Bethel
A tornado was up to EF-1 intensity and peak wind speeds of 100 mph began a path in the Thach Community, just west of the intersection of Thach Road and Oak Grove Road. The tornado moved nearly due east paralleling Thach Road for much of its life cycle. The tornado appeared to skip along its path, leaving some structures and trees intact but damaging others. The tornado finally lifted east of Highway 251. Numerous softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted along the tornado path. Several homes along the path had minor structural damage with loss of shingles, siding damage, and damage to one garage. One home had more significant damage to a section of its roof. A well-constructed barn lost most of its roof.

Start: 34.9182/86.8581
End: 34.9190/-86.8124
20 2012 3 2 1526 Limestone

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F0 4.97 75 0 0 1.0 ENE O Neal - 1.8 SE Carey
A tornado of EF-0 intensity with peak wind speeds of 85 mph touched down on the west side of Edgewood Road/County Road 65 a little south of the intersection with Coffman Road. Several trees were uprooted in this area with large branches from hardwood trees also snapped. The tornado moved in an easterly direction crossing County Road 26 and Old Elkmont Road. Minor and very sporadic tree damage was noted along the path. The width narrowed to less than 50 yards as it moved further east and finally lifted near the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Interstate 65. The last signs of any tornado damage were a few snapped and twisted tree limbs in this area.

Start: 34.8564/-87.0143
End: 34.8628/-86.9270
19 2012 3 2 1355 Limestone

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F0 2.73 50 0 0 0.4 SSE Spencer - 1.2 W Elkmont
A tornado of EF-0 intensity with peak wind speeds of 75 mph began a path in farm fields near the intersection of Easter Farm Road and County Road 49/Morris Road. Several tree limbs were snapped in this area along with sporadic uprooting of softwood trees. The tornado then tracked east toward the Elkmont Community, mainly along a parallel track just south of Morris Road. The tornado lifted just west of Highway 127.

Start: 34.9155/-87.0466
End: 34.9278/-87.0008
18 2012 3 2 1008 Jackson

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0.5 NW Francisco - 0.8 NNE Fransisco
A tornado of up to EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds of 90 mph. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees just west of Highway 65 near Francisco. The tornado tracked into far southwestern Franklin County in Tennessee for about another quarter of a mile before lifting. This tornado was spawned from the supercell thunderstorm which had produced an EF-3 tornado in east central Limestone into northern Madison Counties earlier in the morning. It is unknown if additional damage occurred with this tornado in the higher terrain of northeast Madison and northwest Jackson Counties as these areas were inaccessible by ground vehicle.

Start: 34.9850/-86.2552
End: 34.9904/-86.2433
17 2012 3 2 1006 Madison

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F2 7.26 220 0 0 NW Meridianville - 1.4 E Buckhorn
A tornado of EF-2 intensity with a peak wind speeds of 130 mph crossed portions of north central into northeast Madison County. The tornado began it's path just south of the Meridianville-Madison County Executive Airport off Meridianville Bottom Road where several trees were snapped. The tornado continued its path eastward to Buckhorn High School before lifting at a farm across from the school on Winchester Road. The tornado snapped power poles and lines along Moores Mill Road just north of Darwin Road. The tornado then intensified and destroyed a silo just east of that location before snapping trees and collapsing a barn on Macon Lane. The EF-2 tornado continued east causing significant tree damage and structural loss to residences along Rube Robinson Road and Morning Mist Drive. Most residences experienced roof damage, including loss of shingles and windows blown out. One home on Morning Mist Drive completely collapsed and was torn off its foundation. The tornado was at its peak width of about 220 yards at this point, before narrowing to 50 to 100 yards as it re-crossed Rube Robinson Road. The tornado collapsed a roof and barn in this area, then crossed fields for about 1 mile before reaching residents adjacent to Buckhorn High School on Shady Oak Lane ad Maysville Lane. A residence experienced significant damage, with brick walls buckled and a large portion of the roof torn off. A nearby cinder block wall of a garage collapsed. The tornado then tracked through the Buckhorn High School campus at a width of up to 100 yards. A block building used by the ROTC students adjacent to the stadium collapsed. Several portions of the roof of the high school were torn off. Several cars in the parking lot were moved, twisted, and damaged with some windows blown out. The tornado then crossed Winchester Road and severely damaged a farmhouse, snapped and uprooted trees and strewn debris downwind across an adjacent cotton field where the tornado is believed to have lifted.

Start: 34.8502/-86.5702
End: 34.8716/-86.4448
16 2012 3 2 0910 Limestone-Madison

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F3 33.99 250 0 0 Near Stewerds Store - 1.9 SE Plevna
A tornado developed near the Athens Country Club and Golf Course along Hatfield Lake Road off U.S. Highway 31. Several trees were snapped and uprooted along a path that crossed Interstate 65 and Strain Road. The tornado then tracked across Lindsay Lane about one mile south of U.S. Highway 72. In the Canebrake neighborhood, numerous homes sustained significant roof loss with garage doors blown out and some exterior wall damage. Minor structural damage also occurred in the Indian Trace Community off Woodland Road. The tornado then crossed U.S. Highway 72 near Piney Creek and continued to track northeast. At Mooresville Road and Pepper Road, numerous homes sustained significant damage, including major roof loss. A brick garage was collapsed and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. As the tornado continued tracking northeast across McCulley Mill Road, additional homes were damage, again sustaining major roof to homes occurred along Nick Davis Road near East Limestone Road. Damage continued to homes along Eagle Point Drive and Freedom Drive where a home lost its roof completely and other homes received major roof loss, broken windows and collapsed garages. The tornado then crossed into Madison County. This tornado obtained EF-2 status producing peak wind speeds of 125 mph. A tornado crossed from Limestone into Madison County just north of Orville Smith Road where a single wide modular home lost much of its roof and tree were snapped around it. Major structural damage occurred at the intersection of Yarbrough Road and Old Railroad Bed Road. This was one of the worst hit areas around the Harvest Community. Damage to homes, mostly collapsed roofs and some exterior wall damage continued east along Yarbrough Road across Bridges Drive and Bedford Lane, just before Wall Triana Blvd. Also in this area, power poles were snapped near the base. Damage continued across State Highway 53 just south of Jeff Road. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees along Quarter Mountain Road, Carters Gin Road, and Beaver Dam Road just before Pulaski Pike. More significant damage bean to be seen along Patterson Lane, between Mount Lebanon Road and Harwell Lane where wood power poles were snapped, numerous trees uprooted and several homes had roof loss. A large metal barn/shed lost its roof and some of its walls were collapsed inward. Damage continued along U.S. Highway 231 at Meridianville Middle School where a concrete power pole was snapped and minor roof damage occurred to nearby buildings.

Start: 34.7597/-86.9531
End: 34.9483/-86.3994
15 2012 3 1 1314 Geneva

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F1 0.34 30 0 0 1.4 SSE Slocomb - 1.6 SE Slocomb
A second EF1 tornado touched down briefly near the intersection of Highway 103 and Tindil Creek Road to the south of the first tornado around 114 pm CST. This tornado traveled east-northeastward around one-third of a mile across Tindil Creek Road before lifting around 115 pm CST. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted along its path. The path width was estimated around 30 yards with maximum winds around 95 mph. Monetary damage was estimated.

Start: 31.0814/-85.5795
End: 31.0824/-85.5738
14 2012 3 1 1302 Geneva


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F1 6.67 50 0 0 1.4 SSW Hartford - 1.0 SSE Slocomb
An NWS storm survey confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down just south of Hartford around 102 pm CST and moved eastward before lifting near the intersection of Cotton Box Road and Davis Mill Road around 114 pm CST. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path with roof damage to at least three homes and a barn destroyed. Max winds were estimated around 95 mph with a path width around 50 yards. Monetary damage was estimated.

Start: 31.0809/-85.6989
End: 31.0856/-85.5863
13 2012 1 26 1100 Perry

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F0 0.60 100 0 0 0.6 N Ellawhite - 1.1 NNE Ellawhite
An EF0 tornado with winds of 80 mph touched down southeast of Uniontown, at the intersection of Cahaba Road and Yelverton Street. In this location several trees were uprooted. It then traveled northeastward, uprooting more trees oriented across the path, causing minor roof and siding damage to 5 homes. One home on Church Street was shifted off its foundation. From there the tornado traveled through a wooded area, breaking large branches off trees before it lifted. Key indicators of this weak tornado included very small amounts of leaf and grass splattering and roof damage on the downstream side of the homes. Several eyewitnesses confirmed seeing the tornado as it left the area. The path length of the tornado was approximately 0.6 miles long, with a maximum path width of 100 yards.

Start: 32.4383/-87.4948
End: 32.4441/-87.4916
12 2012 1 26 0935 Choctaw

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F0 0.38 80 0 0 2.7 SE Isney - 2.7 ESE Isney
A weak EF-0 tornado skipped along County Road 45 in Choctaw County bringing down a few larger pine trees, snapping the tops out of several trees and blowing over a few cedar trees. The tornado passed near several homes, but did not produce any damage to those homes.

Start: 31.7619/-88.4170
End: 31.7668/-88.4142
11 2012 1 23 0748 Elmore

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F1 4.02 200 0 0 1.9 W Robinson Springs- 1.4 W Cobbs Ford
A tornado touched down along County Road 39, just east of the Autauga County Line, and moved eastward, crossing County Road 7, near the Pines Golf Club. Approximately 50 trees were knocked down along the golf course. As the tornado briefly tracked parallel to County Road 7, it reached it maximum strength with winds of 100 MPH. The tornado crossed County Road 3 and moved along Alabama Highway 14, lifting just west of the Wetumpka Municipal Airport. Along the path, approximately 60 homes sustained minor roof or siding damage. An apartment building on County Road 7 had its metal roof removed. An auto center sustained damage to its garage doors.

Start: 32.5209/-86.4119
End: 33.5309/-86.3437
10 2012 1 23 0636 Chilton

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F1 3.63 500 0 0 4.2 ESE Kincheon - 2.3 W Cooper
A tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 99 and County Road 24, causing minor damage to several manufactured homes and destroying one. The tornado tracked northeastward, crossing County Road 24 and County Road 733. As the tornado crossed County Road 49 and County Road 370, the tornado reached it maximum strength of 105-110 MPH and maximum width of 500 yds. At least 10 homes were severely damaged in this area. One home was completely shifted off its foundation, while another was partially moved. Another home had 90 percent of its roof removed, however all walls remained standing. The tornado continued to the northeast with several other homes receiving minor roof and porch damage along County Road 59. Along the remainder of its path, the tornado destroyed a few outbuildings and knocked down numerous trees. The tornado lifted along County Road 434, east of County Road 7.

Start: 32.7288/-86.6329
End: 32.7657/-86.5886
9 2012 1 23 0535 Talladega

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F0 5.40 50 0 0 2.4 S Kymulga - 0.5 WNW Winterboro
An EF-1 tornado touched down just west of the intersection of Alabama Highway 76 and County Road 175, causing minor roof damage to a house and storage building. The tornado moved to the northeast along Alabama Highway 76. The most concentrated damage, with winds estimated between 70 and 80 mph, was at the intersection of Alabama Highway 76 and Booker Road, where a dozen large pine trees were uprooted. Sporadic tree damage continued along the path until the tornado lifted along Alabama Highway 76, just east of Risersmill Road.

Start: 33.2957/-86.2951
End: 33.3219/-86.2091
8 2012 1 23 0437 Perry-Chilton

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F2 39.77 880 0 0 2.4 S Heiberger - 2.0 NNW Clanton Gragg Wade Field
The supercell which produced the County Road 7 EF-1 tornado in central Perry County quickly generated a second tornado just south of the first tornado path. This tornado tracked through eastern Perry County and through much of Chilton County before dissipating north of Clanton. The total path length for this tornado was over 39 miles. The tornado touched down along County Road 16, east of Alabama Road 175 in Perry County, damaging one home, one manufactured home, and downing numerous trees. It moved northeast, crossing the Cahaba River and into the Talladega National Forest, where thousands of trees were knocked down along the tornado’s path. As the tornado crossed County Road 9, winds strengthen to 125 MPH and the sanctuary of historic Ephesus Church was destroyed as the roof and steeple were partially blown away. The tornado moved along Alabama Highway 183 for approximately 6 miles causing extensive tree damage and destroying several outbuildings. The tornado crossed Mat Moore Road and into Chilton County, at Jim Foundry Road, south of Alabama Highway 183. This tornado touched down in central Perry County and tracked through the Talladega National Forest, before crossing into western Chilton County, at County Road 309, south of Alabama Highway 183. The total path length for this tornado was over 39 miles. In Chilton County, the tornado continued to cross the national forest, downing hundreds of trees. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 82, west of Maplesville and tracked across the northern portion of the city, with winds of 130 MPH. Along U.S. Highway 82, 16 homes sustained significant roof damage. As the tornado tracked just north of downtown, and parallel to Mulberry Street, additional homes and several businesses were damaged. In total, approximately 40 homes sustained minor damage and 36 sustained major damage or were destroyed. In Maplesville, 150 citizens took shelter in a community shelter, which despite having trees fall on it, sustained no significant damage. No injuries occurred. The tornado tracked along Alabama Highway 22, knocking down numerous trees and destroying a business on County Road 266. The tornado crossed County Road 37, damaging 10 manufactured homes, destroying 5 manufactured homes, and causing a nearby radio tower to collapse. The tornado took a noticeable turn to the northeast and moved just south of Lomax. Widespread and intense tree damage resulted in damage to several homes. The tornado weakened rapidly as it crossed U.S. Highway 31 and dissipated east of Friendship Circle, before crossing Alabama Highway 145.

Start: 32.7159/-87.2748
End: 32.8764/-86.6322
7 2012 1 23 0433 Perry

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F1 2.10 300 0 0 3.5 SSW Heiberger - 2.0 S Heiberger
A tornado, with winds of 110 MPH, briefly touched down along County Road 7 and moved northeast crossing County Road 16 and Alabama Highway 5. Scores of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. The tornado lifted just after crossing Alabama Road 175.

Start: 32.7068/-87.3096
End: 32.7216/-87.2786
6 2012 1 23 0358 Jefferson-St. Clair

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F3 15.69 800 1 75 0.6 ENE Ketona - 2.1 N Argo
The tornado touched down in central Jefferson County and tracked northeastward for 15.69 miles, before lifting in western St. Clair County. It touched down along Pawnee Village Road, about 3.25 miles northeast of Tarrant where several businesses sustained roof and wall damage. The tornado then tracked to the northeast, across Pinson Valley Parkway where several additional businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed. In the city of Center Point, the path width increased to 880 yds as the tornado strengthened to 120 mph. Center Point Elementary School sustained extreme damage, with one building destroyed and extensive damage to several other buildings. The destroyed building was valued at $13 million and the loss of contents inside at $5 million. The tornado continued northeast, crossing Center Point Parkway, causing damage to numerous businesses near 24th Street. Minor roof damage, consistent with winds of 100 MPH, occurred to multiple businesses, gas stations, and a strip mall. The tornado crossed Sweeney Hollow Road and Tyler Loop Road and moved through Paradise Valley subdivision, damaging or destroying approximately 200 homes. As the tornado crossed Old Springville Road, it intensified to 150 MPH, causing extensive damage or destroying to two dozen homes in the George Brook subdivision. Of the homes destroyed, most, if not all, exterior and interior walls were collapsed. The tornado crossed the southern extent of Steeplechase subdivision, destroying two homes, where one fatality occurred, and causing minor to moderate roof damage to numerous other homes. Path width was approximately 600 yds wide at this point. The tornado continued northeast, causing minor to moderate damage to numerous homes in the Pilgrim’s Rest subdivision. The heaviest damage was along Plymouth Rock Dr., where approximately a dozen homes were destroyed. As the tornado approached the St. Clair County Line, it weakened to an EF1 with winds of 100 MPH, and knocked down numerous trees along Will Keith Road and Skyline Way. The tornado crossed into St. Clair County south of Will Keith Road, one mile north of Interstate 59, Exit 148. The tornado initially touched down in central Jefferson County and tracked northeastward for 15.69 miles, before lifting in western St. Clair County. The tornado crossed into St. Clair County south of Will Keith Road, near Mary Ann Lane, moving northeast with winds of 105 MPH. The tornado continued to damage homes and down trees, before crossing Interstate 59, 1.37 miles northeast of Exit 148, with a path width of 300 yds. To the east of Interstate 59, the tornado tracked through Argo, crossing U.S. Highway 11 north of Angus Street, downing numerous trees and causing minor to moderate damage to several homes. One home was destroyed when a large tree fell. As the tornado continued northeast, several manufactured homes sustained minor damage along Hidden Valley Drive. The tornado lifted just northeast of Country Living Circle, where several more trees were uprooted.

Start: 33.6228/-86.7411
End: 33.7197/-86.4963
5 2012 1 23 0321 Sumter

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F0 1.10 50 0 0 0.5 N Parker - 1.6 NNE Parker
A tornado, with winds of 75 MPH, touched down along Highway 11 about 5 miles northeast of Livingston, snapping and uprooting a few small soft and hardwood trees. The tornado then traveled northeast toward County Road 39 and McCainville Road, where additional trees were damaged, along with minor damage to an outbuilding. The tornado lifted along McCainville Road.

Start: 32.6567/-88.1705
End: 32.6718/88.1639
4 2012 1 23 0309 Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

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F2 13.13 880 1 1 7.1 N Kellerman - 0.8 NE Gilmore
A tornado touched down in northeastern Tuscaloosa County just east of the Black Warrior River and then traveled into Jefferson County. The tornado initially touched down one mile west of Groundhog Road, approximately 3 miles northwest of Bull City. Here, dozens of soft and hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado then traveled to the northeast with winds of 100 MPH, snapping and uprooting hundreds of trees along the track. It then crossed into Jefferson County, eventually lifting along Toadvine Road, just southwest of Short Creek. This tornado initially touched down in northeast Tuscaloosa County, and traveled to the northeast, crossing into Jefferson County northeast of Groundhog Road. As the tornado tracked toward, across, and then parallel to Lock 17 Rd, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado continued northeastward crossing Camp Oliver Road and took a turn to the north at Blue Sky Road. Tree damage continued as the tornado tracked parallel to Toadvine Road, as winds increased to a maximum of 130 MPH. It lifted along Toadvine Road just southwest of Short Creek. Several structures received varying degrees of damage long the path and one fatality occurred along Toadvine Road when a manufactured home was completely destroyed. The injury also occurred in Jefferson County.

Start: 33.4316/-87.3071
End: 33.5290/-87.1405
3 2012 1 23 0300 Tuscaloosa

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F2 0.56 300 0 0 8.4 NW Burchfield - 8.6 NW Burchfield
A tornado, with maximum winds speeds estimated to be 115 mph, touched down about one quarter of a mile west of Watermelon Road, where it snapped and uprooted a few small pine trees. From there, the tornado traveled northeast and hit a hunting camp, where approximately twenty small pine trees were snapped and eight campers were rolled. Three of the campers were destroyed and the other five received differing degrees of damage. The tornado continued northeast crossing Watermelon Road, where it snapped three wooden H-frame transmission lines before lifting just to the east of Watermelon Road.

Start: 33.3961/-87.4440
End: 33.4038/-87.4395
2 2012 1 23 0242 Tuscaloosa

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F2 0.45 400 0 0 4.2 E Shirley - 4.5 E Shirley
A tornado, with maximum winds speeds estimated at 120 mph, touched down near the intersection of Alabama Highway 171 and Koffman Ranch Road, in the Koffman area. Approximately two dozen pine trees were uprooted in the location. The tornado then traveled northeast destroying one outbuilding along Koffman Spur. Just to the northeast of Koffman Spur, a barn was destroyed and the entire roof was torn off of a well-constructed single family residence. The tornado lifted before reaching Carroll Creek.

Start: 33.3257/-87.6579
End: 33.3305/-87.6526
1 2012 1 23 0236 Sumter

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F0 0.36 100 0 0 0.8 E Fair Oaks - 1.1 E Fair Oaks
A tornado, with maximum winds speeds of 85 mph, touched down just southeast of Panola, along S. H. and G. Drive, where it caused significant roof damage to one single family residence. As the tornado moved northeast towards Marby Heights, another home sustained minor siding damage. The tornado lifted shortly after crossing Marby Heights.

Start: 32.9287/-88.2364
End: 32.9316/-88.2312


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