...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/05/14 SEVERE EVENT...

Ground surveys coupled with radar data support a very brief spin-up tornado embedded within a line of severe thunderstorms that crossed north-central Alabama on the afternoon of June 5. This tornado occurred just south of Tanner in south-central Limestone County. 

This report is delayed due to the time it took to reveal and survey the narrow path of damage.

.Tanner Tornado...

RATING:   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:   90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   0.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    100 YARDS
FATALITIES:   0
INJURIES:   0
START DATE:   JUN 05 2014

START TIME:   4:34 PM CDT
START LOCATION:    GRIFFITH ROAD /SOUTH OF TANNER/
START LAT/LON:    34.7135 / -86.9759
END DATE:   JUN 05 2014
END TIME:   4:36 PM CDT
END LOCATION:   WINFRED DRIVE /SOUTH OF TANNER/
END LAT/LON:   34.7130 / -86.9629

 

Survey Summary:

     A very brief tornado touched down just west of Griffith road near Tanner. Damage occurred to three residences. At one residence, an 18x20-foot shed was destroyed and a few shingles were peeled off the east-facing side of the roof. The two houses across the street sustained minor roof damage (at the time of the survey...one house had already been repaired). A few snapped limbs/branches were noted from trees behind these homes. The tornado crossed Stewart road where another house sustained minor roof damage and a porch pillar was pushed over. The tornado briefly reached maximum intensity along Winfred Drive where three residences were affected. Two of the residences sustained minor roof damage in the form of shingles and soffit/fascia being pulled off. The third residence featured significant removal of shingles as well as destruction of a large well-constructed 30x45-foot shed. This damage supports the rating of EF-1 with maximum winds of 90 mph. The tornado quickly dissipated after crossing Winfred Drive, with no additional damage noted along hwy 31.

Surveyed by: UAH (Lyza) / reviewed by: NWS Huntsville
  • EF0 (Weak) -  64 to 85 mph
  • EF1 (Weak) -  86 to 110 mph
  • EF2 (Strong) - 111 to 135 mph
  • EF3 (Strong) - 136 to 165 mph
  • EF4 (Violent) - 166 to 200 mph
  • EF5 (Violent) -  >200 mph
Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in nws storm data. $$

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