April 3, 2007 Tornadoes and Wind Damage
 

Jackson County (Macedonia) Survey Summary

Path of Tornado

Representatives from the National Weather Service and Jackson County Emergency Management completed a survey of damage from Tuesday evening's storms atop Sand Mountain. Tornado damage has been found along a path from approximately 3 miles east of Langston, to 1 mile southeast of Macedonia. The tornado touched down periodically over a distance of 4 miles, with a maximum estimated wind speed of 95 mph. The majority of damage along the path was rated as EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with a small area of EF-1 damage in Macedonia.

Storm Damage in Jackson County Storm Damage in Jackson County
Storm Damage in Jackson County Storm Damage in Jackson County


Madison County, AL and Lincoln County, TN Survey Summary

TORNADO DAMAGE

Representatives from the National Weather Service re-evaluated storm damage that was initially considered straight-lined wind damage 3 miles east-northeast of the Toney community. It was determined that this small area of damage was indeed tornado damage, which stretched from near the Macedonia Church just north of Stateline Road in Lincoln County southeast to one mile southeast of Five Points near Grimwood Road in Northwest Madison County.

This small tornado developed in a supercell thunderstorm within a line of thunderstorms which moved southeast from Lincoln County to northern Madison County. The damage path width of the tornado was between 50 and 75 yards along a 7 mile path. The maximum wind speed of the tornado was determined to be 60 miles per hour, which classifies the tornado as a EF-0 on the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.

 

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE

Futher south, straight line wind damage was re-confirmed in northeast portions of Huntsville, to Maysville in Madison County. Most damage was consistent with straight-line winds of up to 70 mph. Several trees were snapped or down along this stretch, causing minor damage to a few residences.

Some of the straight line wind damage is shown in the pictures below.

Storm Damage in Madison County Storm Damage in Madison County
Storm Damage in Madison County Storm Damage in Madison County

 


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