Marshall County (West of Albertville) EF-1

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 110 mph
Path Length 4.6 miles Peak Path Width 50 yards
Beginning Point
34.2486, -86.2581 End Point 34.3114, -86.2323
Start Time 6:30 AM End Time  6:40 AM

The third of three tornadoes found just south of Guntersville in central Marshall County initially touched down near the intersection of Highway 325 and Max Graben Circle southwest of Albertville.  From there, the tornado moved northeast across Section Line Road and Highway 205.  Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted along the path, and several residences sustained damage due to fallen trees.  At this point, the tornado was about 50 yards in width.  The tornado crossed Highway 431 north of Albertville near Highway 426.  As it crossed George Wallace Drive north of Highway 431, a chicken house was completely destroyed on Arbor Acres Road.  Other chicken houses on the same property sustained roof damage and lost tin from the sides of the structures.  No further damage was found northeast of Wyeth Mountain Road southeast of Guntersville where the tornado lifted.

 

Radar Data

Hytop, AL Radar (HTX) radar loop of the EF-1 tornado track from 6:30 - 6:40 am 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.

Back to April 27 Survey Info


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.