NWS Huntsville Storm Surveys From 04/11/2013


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.LILY FLAGG/HUNTSVILLE TORNADO...
RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.96 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             04/11/2013
START TIME:             425 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         9000 BLOCK OF CRAIGMONT ROAD SW
START LAT/LON:          34.6519/-86.5711

END DATE:               04/11/2013
END TIME:               428 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           HAVEN ST SE
END LAT/LON:            34.6651/-86.5405

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE WEST SIDE OF MEMORIAL
PARKWAY IN THE 9000 BLOCK OF CRAIGMONT DRIVE. IN THIS AREA...SEVERAL
LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED WITH AT LEAST ONE FALLING ON THE
BACK OF A HOUSE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST CROSSING THE PARKWAY
WITH TREES SNAPPED ALONG OLDFIELD ROAD. EXTENSIVE POWER LINE AND
POWER POLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF WHITESBURG DRIVE
AND LILLY FLAG ROAD. SEVERAL WOODEN POLES WERE SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE
AND A STREET LIGHT WAS SNAPPED AT THE BASE AS WELL. SEVERAL BUSINESS
SIGNS WERE BLOWN OUT IN THE AREA. THE TORNADO WAS LIKELY AT ITS
STRONGEST POINT IN THIS AREA REACHING EF-1 INTENSITY.

THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ACROSS SEVERAL RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING BOTH SOFT AND HARDWOOD TREES. MINOR DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...MAINLY FROM FALLING TREES...WAS ALSO NOTED. A LARGE TREE FELL
ON A HOUSE ON VALLEY VIEW DRIVE CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGER TO THE HOME.
THE OCCUPANTS RELAYED THAT THEY HEARD THE SIRENS AND TOOK COVER
SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE THE TREE FELL THROUGH THE DINING ROOM.

THE TORNADO CROSSED HICKORY HILL ROAD SNAPPING TREES AND EVENTUALLY
CAUSING MINOR TREE DAMAGE IN THE VALLEY HILL COUNTRY CLUB AREA. THE
TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED NEAR HAVEN STREET JUST WEST OF BAILEY COVE
ROAD.

SURVEYED BY: BURGETT...LATIMER...AND DARDEN.
White circle indicates approximate location of tornado touchdown. See track map here.
Click on a damage survey photo below to see the full size image.

Damage Along Whitesburg Dr

Damage Along Whitesburg Dr

Damage Along Strong Dr

Damage Along Strong Dr

Damage Along Cadillac Dr
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.DUG HILL/HUNTSVILLE TORNADO...
RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.33 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             04/11/13
START TIME:             432 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         DUG HILL ROAD AT CHEVAL
START LAT/LON:          34.7017/-86.5049

END DATE:               04/11/13
END TIME:               434 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           DUG HILL ROAD JUST NORTH OF RAINTREE ROAD
END LAT/LON:            34.7148/-86.4876

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE SAME CIRCULATION THAT SPAWNED THE LILY FLAGG
TORNADO CAUSED AN ADDITIONAL SHORT-LIVED TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN
ALONG DUG HILL ROAD NEAR THE CHEVAL BLVD (CHEVAL NEIGHBORHOOD). AT
THIS LOCATION...SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SEVERAL
POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. IN ADDITION...LARGE CEDAR TREES AND OTHER
SMALLER SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND TWISTED FURTHER DOWN DUG
HILL ROAD. FURTHER EAST-NORTHEAST...A LARGE SWATH OF CEDAR TREES AND
OTHER HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...WITH SEVERAL SNAPPED
NEAR THE BASE...WHICH WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF-1 DAMAGE. A ROOF WAS
ALSO RIPPED OFF A BARN ON THE EAST SIDE OF DUG HILL. THE TORNADO
THEN LIFTED JUST NORTH OF RAINTREE ROAD.

White circle indicates approximate location of tornado touchdown. See track map here.
Click on a photo below to see a full size image from damage along Dug Hill Rd.
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