Madison County (Moores Mill/Winchester Road Area) EF-1

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 105 mph
Path Length 7.6 miles Peak Path Width 500 yards
Beginning Point
34.8004, -86.6226 End Point 34.8233, -86.4916
Start Time 11:50 AM End Time  12:05 PM

This 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 consisting of snapped hardwood trees, roof and gutter damage was seen along Cedar Point Drive and Green Meadow Road.  Meanwhile, less significant damage was noted along a ridgeline that extended away 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 occurring 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 also was noted along Henson Drive, Trailwood Drive, and Bradford Lane before the tornado dissipated near Briar Fork Waterway.

 

Radar Data

Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track from 11:50  am - 12:05 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-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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