Storm surveys have been conducted examining storm damage that occurred on late Sunday evening, October 24th through the early morning hours of Monday, October 25, 2010.    Preliminary summaries for these surveys are found below. All tornado ratings use the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Summary
 

During the late evening hours of October 24th and early morning of October 25th, 2010, severe thunderstorms moved across northern Alabama, and southern middle Tennessee. The first wave of thunderstorms occurred between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM CDT. These thunderstorms produced quarter to golfball sized hail and damaging winds across the area and one tornado touchdown in Moore County, Tennessee. A second wave of thunderstorms moved from northern Mississippi over north Alabama and southen Middle Tennessee between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM CDT on Monday, October 25th. This line of storms produced four tornadoes. One occurred over far southwest Marshall County, Alabama around 3:20 am CDT near the Arab community. Three more tornadoes tracked (two at the same time) across southeastern Jackson and northern Dekalb Counties along a line of thunderstorms beween 3:50 to 4:30 am CDT. 

 

Storm Surveys
 
Moore County
Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 95 mph
Path Length 1.2 miles Peak Path Width 200 yards

The tornado began near the intersection of Griffin and Harry Hill roads, and continued through the Pleasant Hill Community, before lifting near Markay Lane.  The most significant damage was to residential homes, with two homes losing covered porches.  In addition, one hay barn was destroyed.  Other damage was limited to snapped and uprooted trees that fell on residential structures.  

 

Dekalb and Jackson Counties -- Update

This is an update to the initial Jackson/Dekalb tornado Public Information Statement that was issued at 800 pm CDT Monday, October 25th. It has been determined that there were two separate tornadoes along the same line of storms...in very close proximity to each other. Both affected portions of southeast Jackson and northern Dekalb Counties. 

 Section to Dutton

Rating EF-0 Peak Wind 80 mph
Path Length 2.17 mile Peak Path Width 100 yards
Time 3:52 - 3:57 am CDT Injuries  0

 An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 80 mph touched down between Section and Dutton, just south of Highway 71. The most significant damage occurred near the intersection of County Roads 18 and 395. A trailer was overturned and a small shed was destroyed. Portions of a roof and siding from a house were pulled off and several small trees were snapped.

 

Rosalie to Flat Rock to 2.0 miles east of Rising Fawn in Georgia 

Rating EF-1 Peak Wind 95 mph
Path Length 15.68 miles Peak Path Width 150 yards
Time 4:05 - 4:17 am CDT Injuries  0

This was the northern track tornado within the same line of severe thunderstorms that moved across northeast Alabama early Monday morning...between 4:00 and 4:30 am CDT. This tornado initially touched down near Rosalie...between County Roads 456 and 83. At this intersection...the porch/overhang of a house collapsed with several large trees uprooted.

Additional damage...mainly uprooted trees...occurred along County Rd 78 as the tornado tracked to the northeast. The tornado turned slightly eastward as it went into Dekalb County and hit two barns along County Road 141...collapsing the roof and walls of one barn. Additional trees were snapped or uprooted along with minor roof/structural damage to a trailer and several farm outbuildings along County Road 803 before the tornado lifted. 

 

~4 miles south of Pisgah to Henagar to Ider 

Rating EF-2 Peak Wind 115 mph
Path Length 20.28 miles Peak Path Width 300 yards
Time 4:02 - 4:30 am CDT Injuries 0

This "southern track" tornado touched down along Highway 40 just east of Highway 71 in Jackson County. Significant damage occurrred at Highway 40 and County Road 22. A couple of sheds were destroyed along with numerous large trees snapped or uprooted. A single-wide manufactured home was lifted 4-6 feet off its foundation along County Road 382 north of Highway 40. 

More damage occurred along County Road 134 just before the tornado crossed into Dekalb County. The worst of the damage associated with this tornado occurred near the intersection of County Road 134 and 131. At this location...a cinder block foundation shed was completely destroyed. As the tornado continued to track to the northeast...a residential home along County Road 886...southwest of Ider...lost much of it's roof and portions of it's brick exterior walls...along with total destruction of a 20-foot by 20-foot shed. 

The bleachers and scoreboard at the Ider High School foot ball field were also destroyed. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2-inch thick rebar. 

The tornado then crossed into Dade county approximately two miles southwest of Rising Fawn. The tornado then tracked east-northeast. Considerable damage to trees and property was noted along the path of the tornado. Thirty homes sustained minor roof damage either from the strong wind or downed trees. Two barns were destroyed and a mobile home lost nearly all of its roof. Nearly 200 trees were uprooted, snapped, or blown over along the path of the tornado.This damage extended to 2 miles east of Rising Fawn just east of the Georiga/Alabama state line near the eastern most extension of Holder Loop Road. 

 

Marshall County
Rating EF-0 Peak Wind 85 mph
Path Length 1.0 mile Peak Path Width 100 yards
Time 3:23 - 3:25 am CDT Injuries  0

A short-lived tornado approached the town of Arab from the west and initially touched down just east of HIghway 231 and Haynes road.  Several trees were snapped or uprooted.  Some minor roof and siding damage was inflicted on a house at the intersection of Haynes road and Putter Circle.  Additional trees were snapped or uprooted on the golf course across the street.  The tornado briefly continued east northesat and caused significant damage to a farm outbuilding on Huckleberry Lane, north of Haynes road.  

  


 

Storm Reports

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..


1045 PM TSTM WND GST 1 NW KILLEN 34.87N 87.54W
10/24/2010 E60.00 MPH LAUDERDALE AL TRAINED SPOTTER

1045 PM HAIL 5 NW ATHENS 34.85N 87.03W
10/24/2010 E1.00 INCH LIMESTONE AL TRAINED SPOTTER

QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN THE OWEN COMMUNITY
1045 PM     HAIL             1 S RUSSELLVILLE        34.49N 87.73W
10/24/2010 E1.75 INCH FRANKLIN AL TRAINED SPOTTER
1055 PM     HAIL             ARAB                    34.32N 86.50W
10/24/2010 E1.00 INCH MARSHALL AL TRAINED SPOTTER

1 INCH HAIL FOR THREE MINUTES IN ARAB

1101 PM HAIL HOLLY POND 34.17N 86.62W
10/24/2010 E1.75 INCH CULLMAN AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

1110 PM HAIL DECATUR 34.61N 86.98W
10/24/2010 E1.75 INCH MORGAN AL EMERGENCY MNGR

1110 PM HAIL 2 S RUSSELLVILLE 34.48N 87.73W
10/24/2010 E1.75 INCH FRANKLIN AL TRAINED SPOTTER
1115 PM     HAIL             2 NW WEST POINT         34.26N 86.98W
10/24/2010 E1.50 INCH CULLMAN AL TRAINED SPOTTER

1120 PM TSTM WND DMG ROGERSVILLE 34.83N 87.29W
10/24/2010 LAUDERDALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

PORCH AND ROOF DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCE IN ROGERSVILLE. TREE
AND FENCE DAMAGE IN ADDITION TO STRUCTUAL DAMAGE TO A
BARN ALSO SUSTAINED.
1120 PM     HAIL             TOWN CREEK              34.68N 87.41W
10/24/2010 E1.75 INCH LAWRENCE AL EMERGENCY MNGR
1120 PM     HAIL             NEW HOPE                34.54N 86.42W
10/24/2010 E1.50 INCH MADISON AL TRAINED SPOTTER
1130 PM     HAIL             HARVEST                 34.86N 86.75W
10/24/2010 E1.00 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
1135 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               34.97N 87.37W
10/24/2010 LAUDERDALE AL TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN LEXINGTON

1153 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 E CARTWRIGHT 34.87N 87.04W
10/24/2010 LIMESTONE AL FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

ROOF TAKEN OFF A MOBILE HOME ON CANNON ROAD WEST OF
ATHENS.

1239 AM LIGHTNING 5 SSW FAYETTEVILLE 35.08N 86.59W
10/25/2010 LINCOLN TN EMERGENCY MNGR

STRUCTURE FIRE SPARKED BY LIGHTNING ON JULIA CIRCLE IN
PARK CITY

0302 AM TSTM WND GST 2 N SOUTH VINEMONT 34.27N 86.86W
10/25/2010 M48.00 MPH CULLMAN AL AWOS

VINEMONT AWOS.

0305 AM TSTM WND DMG CULLMAN 34.17N 86.84W
10/25/2010 CULLMAN AL EMERGENCY MNGR

MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN CULLMAN.
WINDOWS AND BLOCKWALLS BLOWNOUT AND ROOF DAMAGE SUSTAINED
TO NUMEROUS BUILDINGS. BIG TREES ALSO BLOWN DOWN NEAR THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH. POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE. TIME ESTIMATED
FROM RADAR.
0305 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CULLMAN                 34.17N 86.84W
10/25/2010 CULLMAN AL BROADCAST MEDIA

BUILDING AND ROOF DAMAGE IN DOWNTOWN CULLMAN. WINDOWS
BLOWN OUT AND POWER LINES DOWN. NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES IN
CULLMAN. POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM
RADAR.
0305 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW HARTSELLE          34.45N 86.96W
10/25/2010 MORGAN AL TRAINED SPOTTER

SEVERAL TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN OR PARTIALLY UPROOTED
ALONG VAUGHN BRIDGE ROAD JUST NORTHWEST OF HARTSELLE.
TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.
0324 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N ARAB                34.36N 86.50W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ON ROADS NORTH OF ARAB INCLUDING MOBB
HILL ROAD...SCANT CITY ROAD AND BRINDLEE MOUNTAIN PKWY.
POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE.
0324 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N ARAB                34.34N 86.50W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER LINES DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF 12TH AVE AND
HELEN DR. POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE.
0328 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SE ARAB               34.29N 86.46W
10/25/2010 CULLMAN AL AMATEUR RADIO

TREES DOWN ACROSS CR 1856 IN CULLMAN COUNTY
0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNE GUNTERSVILLE      34.41N 86.27W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREE DOWN ON POWERLINE AND SCHOOL WITHOUT POWER IN
CLAYSVILLE.

0338 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 SSE COLUMBUS CITY 34.39N 86.20W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN ON A RV CAMPER AND LIGHT DAMAGE AT A CHALET.
NO INJURIES REPORTED. POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE.
0342 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WNW WHITON            34.38N 86.13W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN THE COMMUNITY OF ASBURY.
0345 AM     HAIL             2 ESE TRENTON           34.73N 86.21W
10/25/2010 E0.75 INCH JACKSON AL CO-OP OBSERVER

PENNY SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED.
0406 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W HENAGAR             34.63N 85.78W
10/25/2010 JACKSON AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ALONG CR322 WEST OF HENAGAR.
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
0417 AM     TSTM WND DMG     RAINSVILLE              34.49N 85.85W
10/25/2010 DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN ON VEHICLES ON MEMORIAL DRIVE IN RAINSVILLE.
POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE.
0417 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ALBERTVILLE             34.26N 86.21W
10/25/2010 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR

DAMAGE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 431 AND HWY 75...AND
ALONG HWY 75 TO THE INTERSECTION OF HUSTLEVILLE RD. THE
KMART AT 431 AND HWY 75 SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. POSSIBLE
TORNADO DAMAGE.
0418 AM     TSTM WND DMG     IDER                    34.70N 85.67W
10/25/2010 DEKALB AL PUBLIC

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN BLOCKING CR 739, 774, AND GREEN ACRES
RD.
0418 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SE IDER               34.68N 85.64W
10/25/2010 DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN ON A VEHICLE AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 117
AND HWY 75. POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE.
0420 AM     HAIL             2 NE IDER               34.72N 85.64W
10/25/2010 E1.00 INCH DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR
0424 AM     TSTM WND DMG     DUTTON                  34.61N 85.92W
10/25/2010 JACKSON AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN DUTTON. POSSIBLE TORNADO
DAMAGE.

1025 AM HAIL 9 W HARTSELLE 34.42N 87.09W
10/25/2010 E0.50 INCH MORGAN AL EMERGENCY MNGR

DIME SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED AT DANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.
1120 AM     HAIL             5 S HUNTSVILLE          34.66N 86.59W
10/25/2010 E0.25 INCH MADISON AL TRAINED SPOTTER
1124 AM     HAIL             3 N FARLEY              34.64N 86.55W
10/25/2010 E0.50 INCH MADISON AL NWS EMPLOYEE

DIME SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN HUNTSVILLE.

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