The National Weather Service in Huntsville created an initial database of all severe weather events reported across its County Warning Area in 2002. Intern Meteorologist Kurt Weber compiled the data and from it and created a severe weather climatology for the Tennessee Valley. You can view his complete paper here.

   Various Tornado Sorts (Data updated through March 2012)

To sort all tornado occurrences by county, select the corresponding county on the map below: 

Huntsville Forecast area Tornadoes Lauderdale LimestoneAL Madison Franklin Lawrence Colbert Morgan Cullman Marshall DekalbAL Jackson FranklinTN Moore LincolnTN

You can also sort...
tornado occurrences by...
...F-scale rating
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Storm Prediction Center's Tornado Database,
Grazulius, Thomas P., Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991, 1993. (data prior to 1950)
Grazulius, Thomas P., Significant Tornadoes Update 1992-1995, 1997.
Storm Data, National Climatic Data Center.

Banner image: Taken by Sam Todd, Limestone County F1 tornado (12/16/00)

Note: The three sources above were used to obtain a list of all confirmed severe weather events in the Huntsville CWA. This is not a list of all severe weather events that have ever affected this area. Many events occur that are never reported because they were isolated in nature. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.