March 2nd, 2012 Storm Surveys

Alabama - Limestone County

Northeastern Limestone County

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 100 mph
Path Length 2.6 miles Peak Path Width 150 yards
Starting Point 34.9182, -86.8581 Ending Point  34.9190, -86.8124
Starting Time 3:39 PM
Ending Time 3:46 PM

A tornado touched down in the Thach community during the late afternoon hours on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.  The tornado first touched down just northwest of the intersection of Thach 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 uprooted along the tornado path. Several homes along the path had minor structural damage with loss of shingles, siding, and damage to one garage.   One home had more significant damage to a section of its roof.  A well constructed barn lost much of its roof.  

These findings are preliminary and are subject to adjustment.  

Tornado Damage Photos

 Numerous trees were uprooted.

A small barn was completely demolished. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.