Severe Weather Event on May 17, 2013

On May 17th, heavy rainfall with some strong and isolated severe storms occurred as a Mesoscale Convective Complex pushed from Mississippi into Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee.  The area of showers and storms moved into northwestern Alabama around 10 AM and a few of the storms intensified as it tracked eastward through the early afternoon hours.  The strongest storm of the day produced two tornadoes that briefly touched down, one in the Athens area and another near Elkmont.


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
)


 Detailed Summary
Link
EF Scale/Max Wind Speed (mph) 

Injuries/
Fatalities

Path Length (Miles)

Path Width (Yards) 

Starting Lat/.Long

   Ending     Lat/.Long

Track Images/Files

EF-0

75 MPH 

0 / 0

2.04

50

 34.7599/
-86.9748

 34.7866/
-86.9590

Google KMZ Track File  

EF-0

70 MPH 

0 / 0

0.15

50

 34.9545/
-86.8794

34.9565/
-86.8782

Google KMZ Track File  

 

Click the image below for an interactive Storm Report Viewer.

 

    Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Outlook 

 

 


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