Marshall County (Guntersville/Pleasant Grove Road Area) EF-1

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 110 mph
Path Length 3.4 miles Peak Path Width 100 yards
Beginning Point
34.2554, -86.3490 End Point 34.2989, -86.3215
Start Time 6:30 AM End Time  6:40 AM

The first of three tornadoes found just south of Guntersville in central Marshall County initially touched down near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Section Line Road (Highway 166).  From there, the tornado moved northeast crossing Pleasant Grove Road, snapping and uprooting numerous hardwood and softwood trees along the path.  At the intersection of Pleasant Hill Church Road and Community House Road, the steeple of Pleasant Hill Church was removed from the church and thrown about 100 feet.  The porch columns were also removed and therefore the porch covering was damaged and sagging.  Next door to the church, a residence sustained damage when the wooden front porch was removed and thrown behind the house about 100 feet as well.  Otherwise, roof damage was incurred as large branches fell onto the house.  In the field across Pleasant Hill Road, a wide swath of trees were snapped and uprooted.  Judging by the area of trees damaged, the tornado was about 100 yards wide at this point.  No further damage was found northeast of this intersection as 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-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.

Back to April 27 Survey Inf


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