Listing of Tornadoes that have affected the county of Marshall, AL in the Huntsville County Warning Area.

 

    NOTE:
  • The most deadly tornado is notated by red text.
  • The time refers to the moment when a tornado occurred in the WFO Huntsville County Warning Area.
Date/Time County(ies) F-scale Enhanced or Traditional F-Scale Rating Sustained Wind Speeds(MPH) Path Width (feet) Path Length (miles) Locations Affected Fatalities Injuries Description
3/18/2013
3:41 PM
Marshall, AL/DeKalb AL F2 Enchanced Fujita Scale 111-135 220 4.3 Hamby Road to the intersection of Hwy 68/CR 113 0 7 A tornado touched down on Hambey road just east of McVille road in Marshall county and tracked east into Dekalb county. Several softwood and hardwood trees were either uprooted or snapped along Hambey road. As the tornado moved east, several wooden power poles were snapped. Several farm buildings were destroyed with debris strewn over 100 yards. Additional tree damage occurred along county roads 381 and 82. The most significant damage of this tornado event occurred in the Kilpatrick community along county road 479. Very large hardwood trees were snapped near the base along with numerous power poles. Several mobile homes sustained significant damage with at least two completely destroyed. Several conventional homes sustained minor to moderate exterior damage in this area as well. At this location, the tornado was at its maximum width of approximately 220 yards and produced maximum estimated winds of 125 mph. This is consistent with an EF-2 rating. The approximate path length of this tornado was 4.3 miles. The tornado continued to move east and did substantial damage to a large livestock building near the intersection of highways 68 and 168. The store at that point suffered minor roof damage. The tornado continued to move east nearly paralleling highway 68. A car wash sustained significant structural damage. A mobile home was flipped and destroyed near the intersection of highway 68 and county road 9004. The tornado narrowed and finally lifted near the intersection of highway 68 and county road 113.
04/27/2011
3:40 PM
Pickens, AL/Tuscaloosa, AL/Fayette, AL/Tuscaloosa, AL/Fayette, AL/Walker, AL/Cullman, AL/Blount, AL/Marshall, AL F4 Enhanced Fujita Scale 166-200 1408 127.8 4.59 NW of Union Chapel to 2.77 SSW of Crossroads 13 54  The first segment of this long track tornado initially touched down 5 miles northeast of Pickensville near Basinger Rd, north of AL Hwy 86. This tornado continued through portions of Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Walker, Cullman, and Blount Counties, before it dissipated in Marshall County. While the average path width of this tornado in Pickens County was around 0.4 mile (704 yds), the maximum path width was 0.6 mile (1056 yds). The tornado crossed AL Hwy 17 and US Hwy 82, across the southern and western extents of the city of Reform. The storm strengthened to an EF1 rating with winds of 110 mph to the northeast of Reform. Along CR 49, several chicken houses were destroyed and grain feed bins were tossed up to 100 yards. As the tornado crossed AL Hwy 159, north of CR 49, several homes sustained roof damage and several outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. The tornado moved northeast entering Tuscaloosa County south of Mid Walters Rd. The second segment of this long track tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County south of Pleasant Ridge Church Rd. It began in Pickens County, 5 miles northeast of Pickensville, and tracked northeastward into Tuscaloosa County. It continued through portions of Fayette, Walker, Cullman (See Storm Data for Huntsville), and Blount Counties, before it dissipated in Marshall (See Storm Data for Huntsville) County. While the average path width of this tornado in this portion of Tuscaloosa County was around 0.5 mile (880 yds), the maximum path width maximum was 0.8 mile (1408 yds), which occurred along AL Hwy 171. The tornado strengthened as it entered west Tuscaloosa County to an EF3 rating with winds of 140 mph. It produced significant tree damage along AL Hwy 171. Trees were debarked with only bare large limbs left. Other trees at this location were snapped. The tornado moved northeast weakening to an EF0 rating, but continued to produce tree damage across northwest Tuscaloosa County. The tornado moved into southeast Fayette county 0.5 mile east of Fayette Rd. The third segment of this long track tornado crossed into southeastern Fayette County southeast of Concord and quickly crossed New Hope Rd before it moved into Tuscaloosa County at CR 12, south of New Lexington. Both the average and maximum path width of this tornado in this portion of Fayette County was around 0.3 mile (528 yds). The tornado strengthened slightly to an EF1 rating, with winds of 100 mph, as it entered this area of Fayette County. Many trees were snapped or uprooted, along with significant branch damage, occurred along this portion of the path, particularly along and near Old Country Rd. The fourth segment of this long track tornado entered Tuscaloosa County for the second time at CR 12, south of New Lexington. While the average path width of this tornado in this portion of Tuscaloosa County was around 0.5 mile (880 yds), the maximum path width was 0.75 mile (1320 yds). As the tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County, minor tree damage of EF1 rating was noted. As the tornado crossed US Hwy 43, a mobile home was completely destroyed and the debris from the building was blown away. Northeast of US Hwy 43, a single family brick home suffered major roof loss as the tornado strengthened briefly to an EF2 rating, with winds of 120 mph. As the tornado continued northeastward across north Tuscaloosa County, minor tree damage occurred and at least 3 other homes sustained minor roof damage. The storm moved into southeastern Fayette County at Old Cheatam Rd, northwest of Sandtown. The fifth segment of this long track tornado entered Fayette County for the second time at CR 83, south of Boley Springs, and moved northeast where it exited Fayette County south of Blue Water Trace Rd . While the average path width of this tornado in this portion of Fayette County was around 0.5 mile (880 yds), the tornado maximum path width was 0.75 mile (1320 yds) as it entered the county. The tornado strengthened to an EF3 rating, with winds of 140 mph, as it crossed CR 83 in Fayette County, where a mobile home was completely destroyed, with the remaining debris thrown a considerable distance, which resulted in 2 fatalities. The tornado continued northeast, where it crossed Wilcutt Road and CR 46, where several additional mobile homes were completely destroyed and the debris thrown a considerable distance. This resulted in two additional fatalities. Along this path, two homes sustained complete roof loss or partial roof loss, respectively. In addition, several cars were thrown and destroyed, and a building sustained extensive damage to the exterior brick veneer. The tornado caused considerable damage to trees, completely debarked trees with only stubs of largest branches as it continued northeast toward the Walker County line. The sixth segment of this long track tornado entered southwest Walker County south of Blue Water Rd and moved northeast, where it eventually exited the northeast portion of the county east of Phillipstown Rd. While the average path width of this tornado in Walker County was around 0.3 miles (528 yds), the tornado widened as it approached the city of Cordova to a path width maximum of 0.6 mile (1056 yds). Shortly after it entered the county, the tornado knocked down a cell phone tower, caused minor roof damage to a mobile home and single family home, and completely destroyed a mobile home as it approached AL Hwy 69. As the storm continued northeast crossing Earnest Chapel Rd southeast of Oakman, several vehicles were rolled and a home was destroyed. This resulted in 1 fatality and 2 injuries. The tornado continued east northeast where it crossed CR 35 and AL Hwy 269 south of Parrish. The tornado weakened to an EF0 as it approached Corridor X/future Interstate 22, with only minor tree damage noted, before it strengthened significantly as it neared Cordova. A 0.6 mile wide swath of EF3 damage, with winds of 140 mph, was noted in downtown Cordova. Numerous homes and buildings sustained significant damage, if not complete destruction, resulting in 4 fatalities. The tornado continued northeastward across Burton Chapel Loop Road and crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. As it crossed Mountain View Road, the tornado increased to a violent EF4 rating, with winds of 170 mph, and destroyed 2 mobile homes, as well as a single family home. One of the mobile home undercarriages was missing, having been tossed at least 500 yards. At this site, a small bulldozer was flipped over, a pickup truck was tossed 200 yards, and an International 4700 dump truck was tossed 50 yards and was destroyed upon landing. A 2 ton utility trailer from this location was found a mile away, with a 2.5 ft impact crater where it landed. As the tornado neared Old Hwy 78, it tossed two double wide mobile homes at least 100 yards, resulting in their complete destruction. Two fatalities occurred here. The tornado continued toward Sipsey, where an unanchored double wide mobile home was tossed 100 feet up a 50 foot embankment. Two fatalities occurred in this area. The tornado continued at a minimum of EF2 strength to the northeast where it destroyed several homes and tossed a double wide mobile home 100 ft, south of Campbellville. Along this path, significant tree damage was noted, as well as damage to or the complete destruction of numerous other single family homes and manufactured homes. This was the second tornado to hit downtown Cordova on this day. At 418AM-436AM CST, a tornado with winds of 120 mph moved through the same area causing significant structural damage. A large violent tornado continued it's track from Walker County into the Huntsville County Warning Area (CWA) across the very southern tip of Cullman County, from about 3 miles southwest of Arkadelphia to just over 2 miles ESE of Arkadelphia. This tornado then tracked out of the Huntsville CWA into Blount County. In Cullman County, a wide swath of pine and hardwood trees was found snapped at the bases or splintered several feet off the ground, with some debarking of trees. South of Hwy 91 along Washington Loop, several homes were damaged or destroyed. A mobile home was obliterated and the frame was found at least 200 yards to the east up a hill. A cinder block home was wiped out, with the contents landing across the road, while the cars nearby were tossed. A truck landed in a nearby hollow at least 50 yards away while a sedan was smashed as it landed about 130 yards away. Farming equipment in a barn was displaced into the hollow, including a hay baler and a tractor. The storm shelter by the residence was partially lifted and damaged. The person inside received minor injuries. Additional homes and buildings nearby were destroyed and only a few trees were left standing or not debarked. The main damage path was fairly well confined, as a well built home just at the edge of the track only sustained minor roof damage. The eighth segment of this long track tornado entered southwestern Blount County just north of Albright Rd from southern Cullman County . While the average path width of this tornado in this portion of Blount County was around 0.4 mile (704 yds), the tornado maximum path width was 0.5 mile (880 yds). As the storm moved northeast, it caused significant roof damage to a single family home on Acton Bend Circle consistent with an EF2 rating and winds of 115 mph. Along this portion of the track, the tornado also knocked down hundreds of trees. The tornado crossed Interstate 65 north of Sulphur Springs, before it crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, briefly moving into Cullman County. This tornado briefly crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River from Blount into Cullman County. The tenth segment of this long track tornado crossed back over the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River into western Blount County north of Ricetown Rd from eastern Cullman County (See Storm Data for Huntsville). The average and maximum path width of this tornado in this portion of Blount County was around 0.3 mile (528 yds). As the tornado crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River several times, it caused significant tree damage along the Blount and Cullman County lines, consistent with an EF1 rating with winds of 100 mph. A long track tornado crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River (and between Cullman and Blount Counties) multiple times. Again, this tornado briefly crossed back into Cullman County for a short time. The twelfth segment of this long track tornado crossed back over the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River into western Blount County from eastern Cullman County. The average and maximum path width of this tornado in this portion of Blount County was around 0.25 mile (440 yds). As the tornado crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River several times, it caused significant tree damage along the Blount and Cullman County lines, consistent with an EF1 rating with winds of 100 mph. A long track tornado crossed the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River (and between Cullman and Blount Counties) multiple times. Again, this tornado crossed back into Cullman County for a short time. The fourteenth segment of this long track tornado crossed back over the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River from eastern Cullman County into western Blount County southwest of Bangor. As the tornado moved northeast, the path width gradually increased from 0.25 mi (440 yds) to a maximum of 0.70 mi (1232 yds) in Blountsville. The tornado continued its path of significant tree damage as it crossed US Hwy 31 and moved northeast toward Blountsville, strengthening to an EF2 rating, with winds of 130 mph. As the tornado crossed US Hwy 431, multiple well- built brick and slab foundation homes were damaged on Maple Drive, one of which had only interior walls left standing. Several other outbuildings were also destroyed. As the storm continued to the northeast of Blountsville, it strengthened further to an EF3 rating, with winds of 145 mph. A home near Osborne Lake, south of Blue Springs, was left with only interior walls standing. The tornado continued northeast and damaged hundreds of trees. Just northeast of US Hwy 278, a single family home was destroyed and a dump truck was thrown at least 30 ft. The tornado continued to cause significant tree damage as it neared the Marshall County line east of Nesmith Rd and south of CR 25, in northern Blount County. This long-track tornado moved through Blount county and weakened to EF1 intensity as it tracked northeast into southern Marshall County. This was the same tornado that did significant damage further southwest to the town of Cordova, in Walker County. The tornado continued its track across the Blount/Marshall county line along a heavily wooded ridgeline between Highway 79 and Diamond Road. Aerial photography confirms the tornado tracked northeast along this ridgeline doing significant damage to a house just inside the Marshall County line, as well as snapping and uprooting numerous trees. The tornado crossed Highway 79 between mile marker 56 and 57, snapping a few trees and causing damage to the roof of a shed near a residence. Just northeast of this point, the tornado appeared to briefly strengthen (EF-2), completely destroying an industrial plant (Ferguson Industries). The tornado continued northeast moving again over heavily wooded terrain just east of Highway 79. The damage path along this ridgeline can be seen from Highway 79 and aerial pictures confirm this track. Beyond this point several miles south of Highway 431, little additional damage can be confirmed from this tornado. Radar data also suggests that this storm (supercell) was undergoing a transformation period causing the tornado to weaken and eventually lift. This supercell later spawned another EF-5 tornado that devastated the town of Rainsville (DeKalb County) and moved northeast across the AL/GA state line.
04/27/2011
2:40 PM
Cullman, AL/Morgan, AL/Marshall, AL F4 Enhanced Fujita Scale 166-200 880 46.88 2.85 SE of Crane Hill to 1.35 NE of Hebron 6 48  A violent long track tornado developed on the north side of Lewis Smith Lake along County Road 310 where some light damage was found. The tornado tracked northeast snapping numerous large trees and causing significant structural damage to residences along County Roads 222 and 436 near Grandview. The tornado tracked northeast into the city of Cullman. Some of the worst damage occurred just northeast of U.S. Highways 31 and 278. Several small retail buildings were completely destroyed. Along with the near total destruction of a large church. The tornado tracked across State Highway 157, then caused additional damage north of State Highway 69 between Simcoe and Pleasant View. Just north of Fairview along County Roads 1559 and 1564, 2 homes were destroyed with significant portions of the homes not found. Further northeast along County Road 1589, the tornado caused major structural damage to several old (early 1900s) homes. Numerous hardwood trees were debarked. A 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide corridor of significant damage persisted between Fairview and the Morgan County line. This violent tornado tracked from Cullman County into extreme southeastern Morgan County near the town of Hulaco. Peak wind speeds of up to 175 mph caused significant damage between Hyatt Bottom Road and Blocker Road, just east of State Highway 67. Several cinder block and old construction homes were destroyed, and numerous trees were snapped and sheared toward the base. This violent tornado with peak wind speeds of 190 mph then crossed into northwest Marshall County (from Morgan County). The most severe damage occurred on either side of U.S. Highway 231 north of Arab -- particularly in the Ruth community and along Hog Jaw Road -- about 3 miles north of Arab. Along Hog Jaw Road, a large storage shed with farm equipment was destroyed with some of the large machinery tossed 10 to 20 yards around the shed. In the Ruth community, Mount Oak and Frontier Roads were hardest hit where a cinder block/cement home was nearly wiped clean. Debris from a home on Frontier Road was thrown 50 to 100 yards away. A family of 9 was in this house and 5 were killed. A trailer was missing and a metal-bolted garage was wiped clean of its foundation. Along Frontier Road, a large brick home was nearly wiped clean off its foundation with several large trees ripped out of the ground and missing. Further northeast along the path, along Walnut Ridge, a one-story home was severely damaged with the roof missing and a trailer that was tossed into a tree. Several concrete power poles were bent over as the tornado crossed U.S. Highway 231, some bent at the base. One the east side of Highway 231, a gas station building was completely demolished and two gas pumps were ripped from the ground and missing. The canopy over the pumps remained mostly intact. The tornado continued toward Union Grove. The degree of damage weakened somewhat but several homes had significant damage where the top stories and roofs were destroyed and the external walls had collapsed. Along County Road 240, a double-wide manufactured home was destroyed and a large garage collapsed but the well-built roof remained intact. The tornado significantly weakened as it crossed the Tennessee River. On the other side of the river, the tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees as it crossed Walker Road and just across U.S. Highway 431 before lifting just northeast of Highway 431.
04/27/2011
6:49 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 100 1.55 1.64 NNW of Guntersville Lake to 2.55 WNW of Kirbytown 0 0  A tornado of EF-1 intensity initially touched down between Buck Island and Pine Island on Guntersville Lake in northeast Marshall County. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped along Highway 79 as the tornado skipped northeast. The tornado touched down again near Pine Island. Numerous homes sustained damage from trees falling on them in a convergent pattern as the tornado moved along the shore of the lake on Preston Island. At this point in the tornado path, width was estimated at 100 yards.
04/27/2011
6:45 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 300 6.89 1.91 SW of Guntersville Municipal Airport to 1.22 WSW of Meltonsville 0 0  A tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds of up to 105 mph. The tornado tracked northeast from Lake Guntersville near McKee Island, west of State Highway 79 across the north end of Buck Island, then lifted near Star Point. The tornado damaged a marina just west of Highway 79 where a canopy collapsed. The tornado then crossed Joe Starnes Field (Airport) and snapped and uprooted many trees along Buck Island Road on the north side of Buck Island. The tornado produced damage over Star Point, along Milky Way Road, Monsanto Road, and Star Point Road. Trees were mostly snapped, twisted and uprooted at these locations. The tornado crossed over Lake Guntersville at several locations along its path.
04/27/2011
6:45 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 200 4.83 0.35 N of Martling to 0.6 SSE of Meltonsville 0 0  A tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds of 90 mph. This short-lived tornado did most of its damage over portions of Lake Guntersville State Park, near the entrance and across the golf course. Many trees were snapped with a few larger pines uprooted. The tornado continued briefly north-northeast crossing State Highway 227 before lifting near South Sauty Road and Highway 227 after snapping additional trees.
04/27/2011
6:43 AM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced Fujita Scale 65-85 75 2.76 0.85 WNW of Henryville to 0.9 SW of Columbus City 0 0  description A tornado of EF-0 intensity producing peak wind speeds of 85 mph touched down new Bakers Chapel Lane, just south of Bakers Chapel Road. The most significant damage was an area of uprooted trees along Bakers Chapel Road just west of U.S. Highway 431 / State Highway 1. The tornado continued northeast and crossed State Highway 79 where a few tree tops were snapped.
04/27/2011
6:35 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 50 0.32 2.8 S of Grant to 2.71 SSE of Grant 0 0  An EF-1 tornado touched down on Crest Hill Road off of Cathedral Caverns Highway on the south side of Grant Mountain. As the tornado skipped along it's short path, several trees were snapped on Crest Hill Road. As it skipped northeast, two very large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted on Edmonds Road. Minor roof damage was sustained to a house there. Just northeast of this location, the tornado lifted.
04/27/2011
6:35 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 100 4.93 2.56 NE of Big Springs to 0.2 SSE of Lakeview 0 0  description A tornado producing EF-1 intensity and peak wind speeds of up to 95 mph touched down along Browns Valley Road near the south end of Lake Guntersville. The tornado tracked northeast along Browns Valley Road and Creek Path Road before lifting near State Highway 79. The tornado snapped and twisted trees along Browns Valley Road. As the tornado crossed a neighborhood along Creek Path Road, more substantial damage occurred. Larger trees were uprooted and one house sustained significant roof loss. The tornado lifted near Highway 79 and Creek Path Road.
04/27/2011
6:30 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 100 3.39 1.76 N of Hyatt to 1.23 W of Mountainview 0 0  A tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds of up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down just south of Guntersville near the intersection of Pleasant Hill and Section Line Roads (State Highway 166). From there, the tornado moved northeast crossing Pleasant Grove Road, snapping and uprooting numerous hardwood and softwood trees. At the intersection of Pleasant Hill Church Road and Community House Road, the steeple of the Pleasant Hill Church was removed and thrown about 100 feet. The porch columns were also removed. A residence next to the church sustained damage when the wooden front porch was removed and thrown behind the house about 100 feet. Roof damage resulted from large branches being knocked down onto the house. In a field across Pleasant Hill Road, a wide swath of trees were snapped and uprooted.
04/27/2011
6:30 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 50 5.96 1.72 WNW of Highpoint to 0.49 S of Guntersville 0 0  A tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Section Line and Beck Roads in Lattiwood. The tornado then moved northeast along Oneonta Cutoff Road and eventually crossed State Highway 205. The tornado snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees along the path and knocked trees on residences. Snapped power poles were found along the path. Additional tree damage occurred northeast of Highway 205 near the intersection of Brashers Chapel and Wyeth Mountain Roads. Here, several barns were completely destroyed and numerous outbuildings had most of the tin removed from the roof.
04/27/2011
6:30 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 50 4.58 1.25 E of Highpoint to 0.61 SSW of Lane 0 0  description A tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds up to 110 mph. The tornado touched down near the intersection of State Highway 325 and Max Graben Circle southwest of Albertville. From there, the tornado moved northeast across Section Line Road and State Highway 205. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous hardwood and softwood trees along the path. Trees were knocked down onto several residences. The tornado crossed State Highway 431 north of Albertville near State Highway 426. As it crossed George Wallace Drive north of Highway 431, a chicken house was completely destroyed on Arbor Acres Road. Other chicken houses on the same property sustained roof damage and lost tin from the sides of the structures.
04/27/2011
6:30 AM
Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F2 Enhanced Fujita Scale 111-135 880 19.97 0.8 N of Warrentown to 2.31 N of Grove Oak 0 0  The tornado initially touched down just west of Guntersville Lake, near Spindle Top Drive and Highway 69. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this location. The tornado then continued northeast across County Road (CR) 14 and across Cha-la-kee and Cotton Roads, where several homes had damage to shingles and numerous large trees were uprooted. The tornado then moved northeast across Guntersville Lake and strengthened as it crossed Buck Island. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted across the Buck Island community. Several power poles were snapped near their bases and numerous homes sustained minor roof damage. Several piers and sheds were also destroyed. Damage was rated EF-1 through this area. Next, the tornado crossed east over Guntersville Lake and struck Lake Guntersville State Park as an EF-2. Hundreds of trees were twisted, snapped and uprooted through the northern half of the State Park. Several RV campers were damaged in the camp grounds and minor roof damage was observed at the camp lodge. The tornado continued northeast, just to the east of Highway 227, where hundreds of additional trees were snapped and uprooted along the west-facing valley wall. The tornado moved northeast as an EF-2, destroying a trailer and rolling another near Oliver Road, between Williams and Martin Drive. A barn and shed were also demolished. This tornado then continued northeast crossing Highway 227 near Morgan Cove Road, twisting and uprooting several trees. The tornado continued its path briefly northeast into DeKalb County, mainly snapping large tree limbs off of trees and uprooting a few trees. The tornado then dissipated between Grove Oak and Bucks Pocket State Park near CR 19 and CR 544.
04/27/2011
6:24 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 100 6.37 .33 N of Red Hill to 1.22 S of Warrentown 0 0  A fast moving tornado of EF-1 intensity produced peak wind speeds of 95 mph. This tornado was associated with a broad yet well-defined mesoscale convective vortex. The tornado touched down along County Road 14 (Diamond Road), and Red Hill Road. Large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted in a convergent pattern along County Road 14 (Diamond Road) as the tornado moved rapidly northeast. Significant roof damage occurred to several chicken houses along Red Hill Road just west of County Road 14. The tornado lifted just north of Brookline Ridge Road near the extreme south side of Lake Guntersville.
04/27/2011
6:20 AM
Cullman, AL/Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 75 11.04 3.93 ENE of Joppa to 1.96 ENE of Lakeview 0 0  This tornado initially touched down northeast of CR 1850 in Cullman county. It snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees along it's path in this location. The tornado then quickly moved northeast into Marshall county, where it continued it's path into Marshall County. As the tornado moved into Marshall county, its peak winds strengthened to around 110 mph, becoming an EF-1 intensity tornado. On Feemster Gap Road a mobile home was rolled over several times. The mobile home hit a tree and fell back on its side with the roof badly damaged and the frame bent. No injuries were sustained at this location, but residents that had been inside the mobile home took shelter in an underground storm shelter minutes before the tornado hit. Other mobile homes nearby only sustained minor damage to the roofs and flashing underneath. Northeast of this, another mobile home was blown several feet from its original location (as noted by the location of its remaining porch). Behind this mobile home, an unanchored outbuilding was rolled several times and numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped in the field behind the home. As the tornado moved through the Johnsons Mill community, several barns were damaged, with one or two completely destroyed. A chicken house on Fry Gap Road was completely destroyed, as well, near the intersection of Fry Gap Road and Thompson Falls road. Further northeast, another chicken house sustained major damage but was not completely destroyed on Brazelton Road near Fry Gap Road. Northeast of these locations, near the intersection of Warranton Road and Browns Valley Road, another chicken house was completely destroyed and numerous trees were splintered and snapped off near the base. The tornado was likely at its strongest at this location, with a width of 75 yards. Damage continued along the peninsula between Big Springs Creek and Browns Creek on Guntersville Lake. Trees were snapped and oriented in a convergent pattern along the peninsula as the tornado was weakening and eventually lifting near the intersection of Highway 431 and Highway 69.
04/27/2011
6:12 AM
Blount, AL/Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 150 14.83 2.26 SSW of Liberty to 1.07 NNW of Hyatt 0 0  A tornado developed along a Quasi-Linear Convective System. It touched down in north central Blount County, northeast of Blountsville, and tracked northeastward into Marshall County (See Storm Data Huntsville). The damage along this track in Blount County was consistent with an EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph. The tornado touched down along AL Hwy 79, northeast of CR 26 where it knocked down trees and caused minor roof damage to two chicken houses. The tornado moved northeast and maintained a narrow path width averaging less than 0.10 mile (176 yds). The tornado crossed US Hwy 278 east of Brooksville and moved into Marshall county near CR 21. Along the path, the tornado knocked down hundreds of trees. Several homes sustained damage due to fallen trees. In addition, several outbuildings and barns were destroyed. This tornado continued its northeastward track with peak wind speeds of 95 mph crossing County Road (CR) 21 (Big Spring Brow Road) in Blount County. The tornado then uprooted and snapped numerous large hardwood trees from the Blount/Marshall county line to near the intersection of Cox Gap Road and Highway 64. Just farther northeast, additional trees were uprooted along Fairview Drive and between Nixon Chapel Road and Panky Road where the tornado appeared to broaden/widen its circulation before lifting before Pleasant Grove Road.
10/26/2010
5:13 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced 65-85 150 0.88 .82 SSE of Mcville to 1.43 ESE of Mcville 0 0 An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 70 mph produced light sporadic damage along Hamby Road. The damage was relegated to a loss of roof materials on barns and light tree damage. One large tree was snapped by the tornado.
10/25/2010
2:23 AM
Marshall, AL F0 Enchanced 65-85 300 0.93 location 1.22 E of North Arab to 1.89 W of Grassy 0 0 An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 85 mph approached the town of Arab and touched down just east of Highway 231 at Haynes Road. The tornado snapped or uprooted several trees along and produced some minor roof and siding damage at a home at the intersection of Haynes Road and Putter Circle. Additional trees were snapped or uprooted on the golf course across the street from the home. The tornado continued a short track east-northeast causing significant damage to a farm outbuilding on Huckleberry Lane.
4/24/2010
9:05 PM
Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F3 Enhanced Fujita Scale 136-165 3960 38.96 0.4 NW Nixon Chapel to 20.4 E Poplar Springs 0 0 A long track EF-3 tornado produced severe damage in the towns of Albertville and Geraldine. The city of Albertville was especially hard hit with severe damage to numerous residences, Albertville High School and several large retail buildings. Extensive tree damage was also observed throughout the damage path. In the town of Geraldine, numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted which also led to some structural damage to residences. This was also noted along County Roads 227 and 52, just southeast of State Highway 75.
6/28/2009
3:50 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced Fujita Scale 65-85 150 1.32 1.4 WSW Alberville Municipal Airport 0 0 A brief tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of Albertville, just southwest of the Albertville airport. Damage was sporadic and generally light, with a few trees uprooted and weaker softwood trees snapped. Light damage was also noted to a barn roof along White Oak road. Some damage also occurred to mature corn crops on the farm.
5/3/2009
2:40 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-109 150 0.25 2.0 ENE Mt Olive to 2.2 ENE Mt Olive 0 0 A tornado with a path length 1/4 of a mile, peak wind of 100 mph, and a maximum path width of 50 yards touched down just east of Morgan City. The most extensive damage occurred along Griffin Acres Road, where a roof was uplifted from a shed. This caused the shed to partially collapse. Multiple trees were also uprooted and snapped. A large tree was blown down onto a trailer just before it lifted near Green Briar Cove Road.
4/19/2009
7:35 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-109 180 3 2.0 SE Little New York to 3.0 SSE Poplar Springs 1 1 An EF-1 tornado touched down just south of Gin Road in the Asbury community. A mobile home was completely destroyed with the content blown 40 yards and the frame blown 60 yards. Tragically, one occupant suffered fatal injuries with another suffering life threatening injuries. The tornado continued to track northeast destroying one large chicken house and damaging several others. Several barns and outbuildings sustained substantial damage. The tornado weakened as it continued to move northeast before lifting near Asbury Road.
4/10/2009
2:02 PM
Marshall, AL/Jackson, AL/Dekalb, AL F3 Enhanced Fujita Scale 138-167 1320 32.53 2.7 SSE Grant to 3.1 WSW Stamp 0 5 A tornado touched down approximately 2.5 miles south southeast of Grant along Campbell Mill Road. A few houses sustained minor roof damage on the southeast side of Grant. At least two mobile homes sustained major damage from falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing Old Union Road, Columbus City Road, and Cardessa Lane before descending into the Tennessee River Valley. The tornado crossed Highway 79 at approximately 307 PM CDT at the Baker Mountain Road intersection. At this point the damage path width was just below a half of a mile wide. One woman was injured when a tree fell on her car near the Waterfront Grocery store. Several houses sustained substantial damage on the east side of Highway 79 and many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof was blown off of one home and a brick wall collapsed. The tornado crossed a small inlet onto the south side of Preston Island, wiping out several boat docks and boat houses. Several homes sustained significant damage on the island from falling trees. At least two wood homes had complete roof collapse and partial wall collapse. The tornado crossed Lake Guntersville into the South Sauty community. At least one person was injured in this area when he was caught outside during the tornado. At this point, the damage path width increased to at least a half a mile wide. Several well built homes were damaged by falling trees along Memonminee Road. At least 20 boat houses were destroyed in the community. Along Chilcotin Road a well constructed two story brick house lost its roof. Also falling trees damaged several camper trailers. One trailer was blown into Lake Guntersville. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path of the tornado in Marshall county. The tornado crossed the CR 67 causeway and very shortly after moved into Jackson county. On CR 67, tornadic winds damaged the shoulder of the roadway as it crossed. Just east of CR 67, this tornado continued east northeast from Marshall county and into southern Jackson county. Several homes were destroyed in the Macedonia community along with numerous large trees uprooted and snapped. Three TVA high voltage powerline towers also collapsed. As the tornado approached Powell, a double wide manufactured home was shifted off its foundation with total roof collapse and complete destruction to the front of the home. This destructive tornado continued to move east northeast from Jackson county into Dekalb county. Just on the east side of Highway 35, a large metal industrial building that was securely anchored into the ground was completely destroyed. In Sylvania, significant damage occurred to several homes in the Stonebrook division. One home was completely lifted off its foundation and driven nearly 4 feet into the ground. Sporadic damage continued just to the east of Sylvania until the tornado apparently lifted between 335 and 340 PM CDT, just south of the Mahan Crossroads community in west central Dekalb county.
4/10/2009
04:38 AM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced Fujita Scale 65-85 600 1.96 0.4 ENE Little New York to 2.3 E Little New York 0 0 An EF-0 tornado with a 1.9 mile path length and maximum path width of 200 yards touched down just west of Martling Roadin the Martin/Asbury community. The tornado tracked east across Martling Road, Bell Orr Drive, and Claude Hill Road before weakening and lifting near Asbury Church Road. Along the track, several trees were uprooted and a few were snapped. Most of a metal roof was peeled from a a well constructed barn. A few houses near Claude Hill Road sustained minor roof damage.
4/11/2008
1:33 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced Fujita Scale 65-85 300 2.13 2.2 SSE Grant to 2.4 ESE Grant 0 0 Damage consistent with an EF-0 Tornado was found. The tornado exhibited maximum winds of 75 mph, maximum path width of 300 feet, and a path length of approximately 1.2 miles. This tornado uprooted several trees, and caused minor roof damage to several barn structures and homes.
4/11/2008
1:16 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Enhanced Fujita Scale 65-85 90 1.63 1.6 SE Oleander to 2.1 E Oleander 0 0 The first area, near Union Grove, found damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado. The tornado produced slight damage to the back of one home, destroyed a shed, and several trees were uprooted. The tornado damage path was approximately 1.6 miles in length, and approximately 100 feet in width. Maximum wind speeds were approximately 85 mph with this tornado.
2/6/2008
4:45 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Enhanced Fujita Scale 86-110 105 0.16 0.7 SSW Guntersville Airport to 0.6 SSW Guntersville Munipal Airport 0 0 Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Marshall County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 90 MPH. The tornado snapped or uprooted eight trees, destroyed an unanchored carport and two small storage sheds, caused minor roof damage to a nearby house, blew out three windows, and destroyed a large telephone pole. The damage occurred near U.S. Highway 431 northeast of the city of Guntersville.
9/22/2006
5:06 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 1500 3.2 2 SSW Albertville to .2 W Albertville 0 0 The tornado initially touched down in the southwest side of Albertville between Whitesville Road and South Broad Street. At this stage, the tornado was 40 yards wide producing F0 intensity wind up to 60 mph along a one quarter mile path. Then the tornado increased to F1 intensity with winds up to 100 mph along a path width of 500 yards. Several trees were snapped and uprooted in its path. Several homes sustained minor roof, awning, and gutter damage. The tornado continued its path north-northeast into western Albertville before dissipating.
9/22/2006
3:38 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Fujita Scale <73 30 0.1 1 N Arab 0 0 A small and brief tornado was witnessed and photographed by two residents along Highway 69 just northeast of Arab looking west along State Highway 69. Trees were knocked down near the location of the photographed tornado.
4/7/2006
10:15 PM
Marshall, AL F0 Fujita Scale <73 450 <.1 3 N Arab to 3 NE Arab 0 0 A short lived F0 tornado severely damaged a large barn and storage area near the Cherokee ridge sign and Exxon station near highway 231.
3/29/2002
11:20 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 1500 8.7 .7 W Red Hill to 4.3 WSW Albertville 0 0 A tornado first touched down at a cemetery just west of Red Hill. The F1 tornado traveled on a near due east path crossing CR 14 (Warrenton Road), a small ridge, and SR 179. The tornado then climbed another ridge and downed several trees. Once on top of the ridge, the tornado paralleled Section Line Road (CR 166) downing trees and power lines and causing damage especially to outbuildings. The tornado ended at CR 152 (Oneonta Cut Off Road). Red Cross officials identified 3 structures with major damage and 18 with minor damage. There were no deaths or injuries reported with this tornado.
11/24/2001
1:41 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 900 2 5.3 NW of Union Grove to just SW of Benton Round Mountain 0 7 A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado in the Union Grove area. The tornado began at 1:41 pm, 5.3 miles northwest of Union Grove, near Shumate Mountain. The tornado moved northeast crossing CR 240 and ending at 1:44 pm near the base of Benton Round Mountain. The heaviest damage occurred southwest of CR 240. Ten to 15 mobile homes were destroyed, 5 homes suffered varying degrees of damage, several outbuildings and barns were destroyed, an ultra-lite hangar was destroyed, 2 hunting cabins were destroyed, and 7 people received minor injuries.
9/28/1996
12:50 AM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 240 2.5 Near Grant to 3 E Grant 0 0 Around 1:50 am CDT a small but briefly strong tornado struck in northern Marshall County just southeast and east of Grant. The tornado path began about 2.5 miles south-southwest of Grant just off county Road 503 and extended in a northeastward direction for 2.5 miles. The damage path ended 3 miles east of Grant and just south of County Road 34. Total path length was 2.5 miles. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency reported that four houses were destroyed and five homes and four house trailers sustained damage. Six greenhouses were also totally wrecked. Fortunately, many of the destroyed houses were unoccupied at the time of the tornado with occupant away for the weekend.
2/16/1995
5:28 AM
Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 2100 12 Near Martling to Hopewell to Lakeview 0 3 A tornado first touched down about 2 miles south-southwest of Martling in eastern Marshall County moving toward the east-northeast. The tornado continued on this track primarily across the rural area crossing into DeKalb County at 531 AM. The tornado moved through the Hopewell community in southwest Dekalb County before ending just south of the Lakeview community at Highway 75. Emergency Management reported that more than 10 homes were destroyed, about 40 homes were damaged, and 30 chicken houses were damaged or demolished.
3/27/1994
11:02 AM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1200 6 Guntersville 0 30 A tornado traveled southwest to northeast across an area just south of the city of Guntersville. The tornado apparently began along Highway 79 South then cross Big Spring Creek damaging a number of residential structures along Spring Creek Drive. The tornado appeared to weaken, but was still strong enough to rip off the top part of the roof to the Marshall Nursing Home and damaging several houses near the entrance to Happy Home. It crossed U.S. Highway 431 near the high school taking out some trees on the side of the mountain and damaging a couple of homes. A total of 103 houses were damaged, 45 of them along Spring Creek Drive, and 8 along Highway 79 South.
2/23/1994
3:40 AM
Marshall, AL F0 Fujita Scale <73 60 0.3 Boaz 0 0 A tornado moved a short distance through Boaz, destroying a barn and a garage. Also, the roof was blown off a storage building. The winds drove several two-by-four posts into the side of a building. Damage was estimated at approximately $100,000.
3/12/1986
8:20 PM
Cullman, AL/Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 600 7 Arab into Central Western Marshall County 0 5 A tornado first touched down in extreme NE Cullman county at a mobile home park inside the Arab city limits, but in Cullman County, and moved NE. Five members of one family riding in a car and a truck were injured when the tornado struck the vehicles. The father and one daughter were in the truck and the daughter was thrown from the vehicle and suffered some broken bones. The mother and two daughters were in the family car. Other damage included trees and power lines downed, 6 mobile homes and 5 houses damaged, and some industrial buildings damaged.
4/5/1985
4:45 PM
Marshall, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 831 8 Near Albertville Airport to near Alder Springs 0 5 At least 5 people were injured by a tornado that first touched down about 4 miles WSW of the Albertville Airport and moved NE to around the Alder Springs area. Some of the worst damage appeared to be near and just north of where the storm crossed U.S. 43431. A new building that was to house a new car dealership was destroyed and at least 3 houses were also destroyed in the area just NE of U.S. 431. One mobile home, occupied by 5 people was totally destroyed, but the occupants jumped from the home just before the tornado struck and were not injured. A 55 year old woman and a 58 year old man were injured when their home was destroyed just NE of U.S. 431. Both heard the storm approach, but did not have time to reach their storm shelter in the front yard. The husband grabbed his wife an pulled her into the den and onto the floor of the room. That was the last thing they remembered until they regained consciousness (lying on a concrete slab that had been the floor of the den, but was now on the back porch) and saw that their home had been leveled. Both suffered head injuries, cuts and bruises. Others treated for injuries at a local hospital were: a 35 year old man who was in a chicken house and was struck by flying debris, a 39 year old man that was in a mobile home and a 29 year old woman whose pickup tuck was blown into another vehicle. Storm damage included 2 houses destroyed, 6 houses with major damage and 10 mobile homes, 9 farm buildings, and 11 other type buildings damaged or destroyed.
7/5/1984
1:30 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 120 2.5 Guntersville 0 0 An apparent small tornado followed an intermittent path from near the Armory in southwest Guntersville to across the Warrenton Causeway. Damage was mainly to trees, boathouses, piers, and power lines. Three power line poles were broken off and blown into the Lake along the causeway. Some trees were downed and others twisted off.
5/19/1983
2:35 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 240 1.5 Boaz to Albertville 0 2 A tornado skipped along a short path between Boaz and Albertville in southeast Marshall County. Two people were injured when the tornado destroyed their mobile home outside the outer city limits of Boaz. They were treated and released at a hospital. Three houses suffered major damage as the tornado continued to move northeastward. Trees, including 4 large oaks were downed in the area and some farm outbuildings were demolished.
2/22/1983
3:28 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1320 2.2 Albertville 0 0 A tornado touched down in the Whitesville Road area of Albertville and inflicted heavy damage as it moved northeast. There were several close calls that included the tornado passing very near a school bus loaded with children and one lady that held onto a tree as her nearby home was hit. The storm destroyed 4 houses, 11 mobile homes, 1 business and 1 chicken house. One home, 4 mobile homes, and 17 other buildings were heavily damaged. Thirteen homes and one chicken house had minor damage. There was also extensive damage to utility lines and trees and 3 school buildings received some damage. The most concentrated damage was in a small mobile home park about 1 mile north of where the tornado first touched down. Only 1 of the 10 mobile homes in the park escaped damage. Large hail preceded the tornado. A free-lance photographer captured the storm on film from his vantage point about 5 miles away as it moved through Albertville. This was a classic event in that the tornado came out of a well defined wall cloud under the rain free base and a second, but much smaller wall could was also visible.
1/3/1982
10:45 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 300 2.5 Highway 69 northeast of Arab 0 1 A tornado touched down near Highway 69 northeast of Arab and damaged homes, outbuildings, trees and utility lines in the area. One house was unroofed and blown off its foundation. The couple that owned the home were awakened by the sound of the roof cracking. The husband suffered a cut on the head and a broken collar bone when hit by a falling piece of lumber. An oddity of the storm was the complete disappearance of a "huge" magnolia tree believed to be at least 20 years old from the yard.
5/18/1981
6:10 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 51 0.1 Guntersville 0 0 Brief tornado touchdown peeled the tin roof off a motorcycle repair shop. Eye witnesses saw funnel approaching over open field west of building and reported that it remained mostly aloft. Witnesses were also quoted as reporting that " it came roaring in making a noise like a freight train."
5/12/1978
11:35 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 600 8 UNK 0 0 NONE AVAILABLE
7/31/1976
12:00 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 150 0.1 Claysville 0 0 A very small tornado dipped down in the Claysville Community. All property damage was confined to an area 50- yards wide by 100 yards long. Several businesses and a mobile home were damaged.
5/6/1976
5:50 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 UNK 2 Guntersville Lake 0 0 A small tornado touched down over Guntersville Lake and damaged 15 large boats in a marina. Path was mostly over water, only 1/4 mile was over land.
5/8/1975
9:48 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 300 0.5 Near Boaz (South) 0 0 A tornado was reported by the State Police touching down just south of Boaz, Alabama damaging 2 homes and 4 barns.
10/15/1974
3:30 PM
Blount, AL/Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 UNK 28.8 Cleveland to Albertville 0 1 A tornado moved northeastward in a skipping path across two counties. Tornado struck first at Cleveland, Alabama where several chicken houses were destroyed and water sucked from a small pond. An hour later, the tornado dipped briefly into downtown Albertville where it remained on the ground for about 30 seconds overturning an automobile and injuring one of the occupants. Several reports of loud roaring aloft came later from northeast of Albertville in Geraldine.
5/2/1974
1:30 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1200 2 Mt Hebron (near Arab) 0 0 A small tornado moved east-northeast through Mt. Hebron community 4 miles southwest of Boaz. House heavily damaged and several farm buildings destroyed.
5/27/1973
1:30 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1500 31.5 North of Joppa to Eddy to Arab 0 3 This tornado moved ENE from north of Joppa to the Arab and Eddy communities. About 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed, including a motel and an egg factory.
5/8/1973
4:10 AM
Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 2700 29.1 Guntersville to just S of Rainsville 2 12 Tornado first touched ground south of Guntersville and moved northeastward for 30 miles ending just southeast of Rainsville. Numerous mobile homes were destroyed and numerous farm buildings damaged. Several buildings totally destroyed. Both fatalities and most of the injuries occurred as the tornado passed just north of Geraldine.
1/26/1973
3:45 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 UNK UNK Albertville 0 0 Tornado struck mobile home park 1.5 miles northeast of Albertville destroying 2 unoccupied trailers and heavily damaging another. It moved northeastward damaging a store slightly.
6/27/1972
8:45 AM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1200 0.3 Arab 0 2 Tornado destroyed mobile home, heavy damage to service station, workshop destroyed. Funnel sighted by many.
4/4/1968
1:00 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 UNK 4.1 Albertville community 0 0 Moved NE from south of Albertville to the edge of town. Five homes were damaged. A barn and a machine shop were destroyed. This tornado was a minimal F2 tornado.
4/7/1964
10:00 AM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 UNK UNK Arab 0 0 Tornado dipped down unroofing large café and service station.
3/25/1962
5:15 PM
Marshall, AL F1 Fujita Scale 73-112 300 0.5 North of Walnut Grove 0 0 This tornado struck in rural area demolishing or heavily damaging several farm buildings and damaging 3 houses. Moved from west to east.
3/7/1961
11:40 PM
Cullman, AL/Morgan, AL/Marshall, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 600 19.3 Fairview to Hulaco to Eddy to Union Grove to the Guntersville Dam 0 8 Damage first occurred near Fairview, then the tornado moved east-northeast across Hulaco, Eddy and Union Grove. It dissipated after passing Guntersville Dam. About 25 houses destroyed and 50 other houses or building damaged. Most damage at Eddy and Union Grove.
4/6/1958
12:03 AM
Marshall, AL/Jackson, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 300 25.7 Albertville to Section 0 1 This tornado skipped NE, destroying a half dozen homes from Albertville to Section.
11/18/1957
5:30 PM
Blount, AL/Marshall, AL F4 Fujita Scale 207-260 300 26.1 Near Rosa to E of Cleveland to E of Snead to NW of Albertville 3 12 This tornado moved NNE from near "Rosa", east of Cleveland, passing east of Snead, and NW of Albertville. All deaths occurred in Blount County as 40 homes were destroyed. A pilot reported the path to be "straight as an arrow".
4/8/1957
10:30 AM
Cullman, AL/Morgan, AL/Marshall, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 UNK 16.3 Extreme NW corner of Cullman County to north of Hulaco (passed near Piney Grove) 0 0 This tornado moved ENE across the extreme NW corner of Cullman County, passing near Piney Grove in the SE corner of Morgan County, to north of Hulaco. This was the "twin" of the event to occur at 1015 am on the same day. It destroyed small homes and barns.
4/8/1957
10:15 AM
Morgan, AL/Marshall, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 600 38.8 6 miles W of Falkville to 10 miles north of Arab 2 90 This strong tornado moved ENE from 6 miles W of Falkville, passing two miles S of that town, between Florette and Oleander, to ten miles N of Arab. Over 150 rural homes were damaged or destroyed in Morgan county, and two people were killed. The small communities of "Rock Creek", "Lawrence Grove", Bridal Mountain, and "Cotaco Valley" were torn apart (This area is what local papers called the " tornado alley" of Morgan county).
3/6/1944
3:00 PM
Blount, AL/Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 300 10 2 miles SE of Douglas to N of Boaz 2 40 This tornado moved NE from 2m SW of Douglas to North of Boaz. Near Horton, NE of Douglas, the tornado ripped the upper story off the Pine Grove School as 50 students fled the building. A 12 year old boy was killed, and 20 students were injured by flying debris. When the teacher regained consciousness, she drove a mile for help. About 10 homes were destroyed. An elderly man was killed when he was caught working in the field.
4/11/1939
12:00 PM
Madison, AL/Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 300 4 5 miles SW of Woodville 1 11 Several small homes and a mill were destroyed on the Paint Rock River, 5m SW of Woodville. One man was killed when he and a fishing companion sought shelter in the mill. Two other fishermen who stayed in the car were injured. The other eight injuries occurred in homes.
3/21/1932
4:30 PM
Cullman, AL/Morgan, AL/Marshall, AL F4 Fujita Scale 207-260 1800 25 4 miles S Cullman to 3 miles E of Arab 18 100 This tornado moved NE from 4 miles south of Cullman and devastated homes in and near the rural communities of Phelan, Bolti, Berlin, and Fairview. South of Berlin, many people were injured in a box factory. One home was leveled and 6 occupants were killed. A teacher was killed in a school in Fairview an hour after the students had left. All deaths occurred in Cullman county, where 74 homes were destroyed. The tornado dissipated 3 miles E of Arab.
5/28/1917
1:00 AM
Madison, AL/Marshall, AL/Jackson, AL F3 Fujita Scale 158-206 600 18 SW of New Hope ENE 18 miles 6 35 This tornado moved ENE from SW of New Hope, destroying 20 homes on the S edge of town. The six deaths were in 4 different homes.
10/14/1909
5:00 PM
Marshall, AL/Jackson, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 1200 15 S of Woodville to E of Dutton 7 50 This powerful tornado moved E through rugged rural terrain, from south of Woodville, passing 8 miles south of Scottsboro. As many as 8 people were rumored to have died in northern Marshall county, and ten more in small communities in Jackson county. At least 40 homes were damaged or destroyed. At least one death occurred in Marshall county and six more died near "Wyeth Cove" in Jackson county. Other communities hit were "Wrights Cove", "Dry Cove", "Keith". Some of these may be under the waters of Guntersville Lake today.
4/24/1908
2:40 PM
Walker, AL/Jefferson, AL/Blount, AL/Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F4 Fujita Scale 207-260 1500 105 Southeast Walker county to Sylvania in Dekalb county 35 188 The tornado first touched down in southeast Walker county and produced a half mile wide damage track near Dora and through Bergens, killing 12 people. Most of Bergens was destroyed. Local residents suggested that a ridge of hills forced the tornado to shift its path, thus missing Dora. Further to the northeast, two people were killed at Warrior, in Jefferson county, 1 near Royal, in Blount county, and two at Winnville. Fifteen people were killed and 150 others were injured at the south edge of Albertville, in Marshall county. Here, a nine-ton oil tank was reportedly carried for a half mile. The funnel dissipated at the north edge of Sylvania, in Dekalb county. The path is plotted as a singe tornado, but nature of the forested and sparsely populated areas of the northern half of the track is such that a reformation would have been possible without being detected. Total damage was over $500,000.
6/9/1896
11:00 AM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 600 2 Wyeth City 0 15 This tornado moved NE through Wyeth city, 3 miles south of Guntersville. Five small homes were destroyed and 7 damaged.
1/11/1885
7:00 PM
Cullman, AL/Blount, AL/Marshall, AL/De kalb, AL F3 Fujita Scale 113-157 1500 35 Just west of Warrior River ENE to 7 miles SE of Albertville 3 20 This tornado moved ENE from just west of the Warrior River to 4 miles south of Albertville. At least one person was killed in Marshall county and 2 died in Dekalb county. Like the other AL events that day, this track may have been a family of tornadoes and downbursts. The last tornado dissipated into a downburst near Collinsville at the base of Sand Mountain. About 4 miles west of Collinsville, a child was killed and 13 injured in one house.
3/11/1884
8:00 PM
Marshall, AL F2 Fujita Scale 113-157 900 10 8 miles N of Friendship ENE 10 miles (passing 5 m NE of Guntersville) 2 20 This tornado moved ENE beginning 8 miles N of "Friendship". It then passed 5 miles NE of Guntersville. Buildings were damaged or destroyed on 15 farms. Thirty buildings were blown down. A man was killed when he was caught in the open in a wagon heading home from Guntersville. The funnel was up to half mile wide.

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REFERENCES

Grazulius, Thomas P., Significant Tornadoes 1860-1991, 1993. (data prior to 1950),
Grazulius, Thomas P., Significant Tornadoes Update 1992-1995, 1997.
Storm Prediction Center's Tornado Database, http://www.spc.noaa.gov
Storm Data, National Climatic Data Center.

 

Note: The sources above were used to obtain a list of all confirmed severe events produced by thunderstorms in the Huntsville CWA. This is not a list of all tornado occurences that have ever affected this area. More tornadoes has most likely occurred in rural areas where people are sparsely poplulated, especially prior to 1970.

 


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