Dekalb County (Dogtown Road to Fischer Road to SE of Fort Payne) EF-2

Rating EF-2 Peak Wind 120 mph
Path Length 6.47 miles Peak Path Width 250 yards
Beginning Point 34.4059, -85.7294 End Point 34.4427, -85.6250
Start Time
9:05 PM End Time 9:10 PM
Complete Tornado Track Map 
 

     The tornado first touched down along Dogtown Road /CR 89 just south of Jennings Road, where two small barns were 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 a it approached Wallace Avenue and Highway 35.  A large metal farm building was leveled to the ground here and four power poles were snapped off completely. In this area, the tree damage was substantial. The damage was deemed to be EF-2 intensity in 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 fell 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.

Radar Data

Bimingham, AL Radar (BMX) radar loop of the EF-2 tornado track from 9:05 pm - 9:10 pm CDT.  The imagery on the left is reflectivity, while the imagery on the right is storm-relative velocity.  Click on the image to loop.
Birmingham, AL Radar (BMX) radar loop of the EF-2 tornado track.  The imagery on the left is reflectivity, while the imagery on the right is storm-relative velocity.  Click on the image to loop.

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