Severe Weather Event on April 19, 2013
  

Additional Information About Storm Reports Received Can Be Viewed Here.

 

Tornado Surveys Completed 
(Click on an entry in the 1st column to see an official storm survey
summary and under the last
column for more detailed tornado track location/data)

 

 Counties
 Affected
EF Scale/Max Wind Speed (mph) 

Injuries/
Fatalities

Path Length (Miles)

Path Width (Yards) 

Starting Lat/.Long

Ending Lat/.Long

Track Images/Files

Lincoln/Moore Counties

       EF-1         105 MPH 

0/0

6.80

 400

35.2169 /-86.4448

35.2669 /-86.3351

Google KMZ Track File  

 

...CORRECTED TO CHANGE DATE OF SURVEY AND STORM DAMAGE TO 4/19/2013..
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/19/13 TORNADO EVENT...

.LINCOLN/MOORE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.80 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             04/19/13
START TIME:             2:03 AM
START LOCATION:         CRYSTAL RIDGE ROAD NEAR MULBERRY CREEK
START LAT/LON:          35.2169/-86.4448

END DATE:               04/19/13
END TIME:               2:15 AM
END LOCATION:           BAKERTOWN ROAD NEAR STORY LANE
END LAT/LON:            35.2669/-86.3351

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY
50/FAYETTEVILLE HIGHWAY NEAR CRYSTAL RIDGE ROAD CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE
TO A BARN AND SNAPPING A FEW TREES ALONG MULBERRY CREEK. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST NORTHEAST...CROSSING GATTISTOWN ROAD SNAPPING
AND UPROOTING BOTH SOFT AND HARDWOOD TREES. THE TORNADO REACHED EF-1
INTENSITY AT THIS POINT ALONG ITS TRACK.

THE TORNADO THEN NEARLY PARALLELED LOUSE CREEK ROAD AS IT MOVED INTO
MOORE COUNTY. EF-1 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO MAINLY SOFT AND HARDWOOD
TREES IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED SPENCER RIDGE ROAD AND
GOOSE BRANCH ROAD. LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF AT THE BASE
AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE RIDGELINE. IN THIS AREA...THE TORNADO REACHED
ITS WIDEST PATH OF ROUGHLY 400 YARDS AND GREATEST INTENSITY WITH
WINDS ESTIMATED NEAR 105 MPH.

AS THE TORNADO CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHEAST...IT CROSSED HIGHWAY
50/WINCHESTER HIGHWAY. LARGE TREES WERE DOWNED IN THIS AREA WITH A
WIDE SWATH OF LINES DOWN HERE. A TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLE WAS ALSO
SNAPPED NEAR THE TOP IN THIS AREA. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG NORMAN
WEISMAN ROAD WITH ROOF PEELED OFF A LARGE BARN. A LARGE TREE WAS
UPROOTED AND FELL ON THE BACK OF A HOUSE ON DAMRON ROAD WITH OTHER
LARGE TREES UPROOTED IN THE VICINITY. THE TORNADO CROSSED BEECH HILL
ROAD BEFORE LIFTING ON THE EAST SIDE OF BAKERTOWN ROAD.

SURVEYED BY: SCHULLER AND DARDEN

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 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

White circle indicates approximate location of the tornado.

 

  

 

One to two inches of rainfall also fell as the strong to severe storms rolled from west to east across northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee.  Below is an image of rainfall totals from 7 am on Thursday (April 18th) through 7 am Friday (April 19th). Most of the heavier rainfall fell in a short 2 to 4 hour period. 

 

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