Limestone & Madison Counties (Madison/Monrovia - Brownsferry to Jeff) EF-1

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 90 mph
Path Length 14.6 miles Peak Path Width 75 yards
Beginning Point
34.6655, -86.9172 End Point 34.7797, -86.7006
Start Time
 4:53 PM End Time  5:07 PM

The tornado began near Interstate 65 between mile markers 342 and 343, producing EF-0 intensity winds of up to 70 mph, snapping trees.  The tornado tracked northeast, producing generally minor and sporadic damage in rural Limestone County along Brownsferry Road and into the city of Madison.  As the tornado moved into Madison it intensified, 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.

 

Radar Data

Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track from 4:53 - 5:07 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.
Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 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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