January 21, 2010 Severe Weather Event - Pictures/Videos

We've received several pictures and videos of the tornado, and associated storm structure, that moved across Madison County. If you have pictures or video you'd like to share with us, please email them to SR-HUN.Spotter@noaa.gov.



Huntsville Tornado Pictures

Due to very dry air in the mid levels of the atmosphere and a relatively high cloud base, the Huntsville tornado of January 21, 2010 was likely one of the most visible tornadoes in the history of the city of Huntsville. As a result, pictures of the tornado were taken from almost every conceivable angle. On the map below, the approximate tornado path is represented by a bold red line. The yellow arrows on the map represent locations where pictures were taken, with the arrows pointing in the general direction the camera was facing. To view the associated image(s), click on an arrow on the map.
Picture Locations

In addition, these pictures have been received of the thunderstorm that produced a tornado in Huntsville:

  • View from south Decatur - courtesy Pat Kelly - 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • View from Maysville - courtesy Daniel Hall - 1 2 3

Sewanee Tornado Pictures

Tornado near Sewanee (courtesy Gary Campbell)
Sewanee Tornado

Tornado east of Sewanee, viewed from truck stop in Monteagle (forwarded by Paul Barys)
Sewanee Tornado


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