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The chance of earthquake damage in 35171 Zip Code is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 35171 Zip Code is lower than Alabama average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #531

35171 Zip Code
0.03
Alabama
0.08
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

35171 Zip Code
0.0000
Alabama
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #430

35171 Zip Code
219.35
Alabama
255.80
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,296 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 35171 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:40Dense Fog:0Drought:43
Dust Storm:0Flood:229Hail:1,046Heat:61Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:36
Thunderstorm Winds:1,639Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:9
Other:157 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 35171 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 35171 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 35171 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 94 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 35171 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.31968-11-17332°54'N / 86°45'W32°49'N / 86°27'W18.30 Miles400 Yards1242.5M0Chilton
10.41953-05-01233°02'N / 86°45'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Chilton
12.62004-11-24232°39'N / 86°48'W32°49'N / 86°26'W22.30 Miles1400 Yards00500K0Chilton
 Brief Description: National Weather Service Meteorologist made a few trips to the damage areas across Autauga, Chilton and Coosa Counties. The damage was consistent with a very large tornado with a long damage path. The tornado damage was rated an F2, but the strength of the tornado may have been stronger but the tornado affected mostly rural areas. The F2 tornado first touched down between Jones and Bethel Grove generally producing only tree damage until it reached the county line. The tornado then traveled on a northeast heading into southern Chilton County between Pletcher and Billingsley. The tornado was fairly weak at this time, blowing down and snapping off several large trees in rural areas. As the tornado approached the west side of Interstate 65, the tornado increased to F2 intensity and caused considerable damage to several structures. Continuing northeast, the tornado weakened a bit as it crossed Interstate 65 in the vicinity of mile marker 202, approximately 3 miles south of the Clanton Exit. The tornado was still strong enough at this time to down several large trees and block the northbound lanes of traffic. After crossing the interstate, the tornado regained F2 intensity moving through the Cooper Community. The tornado produced extensive structural damage in Cooper. Several homes, businesses, mobile homes and out-buildings were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped off in this area. The tornado moved across eastern Chilton County and went across Lake Mitchell. At Lake Mitchell, on the Chilton/Coosa County Line, numerous homes and mobile homes were destroyed generally between Blue Creek and Cargle Creek. The tornado crossed Lake Mitchell and moved into the Coosa Wildlife Management Area along Hatchet Creek. Hundreds of trees were splintered in this area. The tornado then moved through rural Coosa County crossing US 231 just south of the Hanover Community. The tornado dissipated shortly after US 231. The tornado damage path was 49.1 miles long and an astounding 1400 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported with this strong tornado. Begin: 32 35.77/86 53.11 End: 32 59.99/86 11.45
15.61982-01-03232°44'N / 86°33'W32°47'N / 86°29'W06250K0Chilton
15.81970-04-02232°40'N / 86°55'W32°42'N / 86°50'W5.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Dallas
16.01982-01-03232°41'N / 86°34'W32°44'N / 86°33'W8.00 Miles80 Yards06250K0Autauga
16.61968-12-27233°06'N / 86°51'W33°08'N / 86°46'W5.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0Shelby
17.81982-01-03232°45'N / 86°31'W32°47'N / 86°25'W15.00 Miles140 Yards00250K0Chilton
18.72004-11-24232°36'N / 86°54'W32°39'N / 86°47'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0030K0Autauga
 Brief Description: National Weather Service Meteorologist made a few trips to the damage areas across Autauga, Chilton and Coosa Counties. The damage was consistent with a very large tornado with a long damage path. The tornado damage was rated an F2, but the strength of the tornado may have been stronger but the tornado affected mostly rural areas. The F2 tornado first touched down between Jones and Bethel Grove generally producing only tree damage until it reached the county line. The tornado then traveled on a northeast heading into southern Chilton County between Pletcher and Billingsley. The tornado was fairly weak at this time, blowing down and snapping off several large trees in rural areas. As the tornado approached the west side of Interstate 65, the tornado increased to F2 intensity and caused considerable damage to several structures. Continuing northeast, the tornado weakened a bit as it crossed Interstate 65 in the vicinity of mile marker 202, approximately 3 miles south of the Clanton Exit. The tornado was still strong enough at this time to down several large trees and block the northbound lanes of traffic. After crossing the interstate, the tornado regained F2 intensity moving through the Cooper Community. The tornado produced extensive structural damage in Cooper. Several homes, businesses, mobile homes and out-buildings were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped off in this area. The tornado moved across eastern Chilton County and went across Lake Mitchell. At Lake Mitchell, on the Chilton/Coosa County Line, numerous homes and mobile homes were destroyed generally between Blue Creek and Cargle Creek. The tornado crossed Lake Mitchell and moved into the Coosa Wildlife Management Area along Hatchet Creek. Hundreds of trees were splintered in this area. The tornado then moved through rural Coosa County crossing US 231 just south of the Hanover Community. The tornado dissipated shortly after US 231. The tornado damage path was 49.1 miles long and an astounding 1400 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported with this strong tornado. Begin: 32 35.77/86 53.11 End: 32 59.99/86 11.45
18.91976-03-12232°44'N / 86°28'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Chilton
19.61973-03-16232°42'N / 86°30'W32°48'N / 86°23'W9.70 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chilton
19.81973-05-27433°05'N / 86°56'W33°15'N / 86°27'W30.20 Miles800 Yards16325.0M0Shelby
21.31982-01-03232°47'N / 86°25'W32°50'N / 86°21'W00250K0Coosa
21.31976-03-12332°35'N / 86°55'W32°34'N / 86°38'W16.50 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Autauga
22.01973-05-27432°50'N / 87°17'W33°05'N / 86°56'W26.70 Miles800 Yards54725.0M0Bibb
22.92008-02-06233°00'N / 86°30'W33°06'N / 86°18'W14.00 Miles2000 Yards00115K0KCoosa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in the Hidden Valley community along Lay Lake, about 2 miles northeast of Lay Dam. It then tracked northeastward, before producing its most significant damage just east of Marble Valley along County Road 56. Four large wooden power poles were snapped off. Two mobile homes were knocked off their foundations and rolled over. Hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. The tornado then continued northeastward, eventually crossing into Talladega County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front and very intense upper level storm system moving across the Gulf Coast States brought numerous severe thunderstorms and several tornadoes to Central Alabama.
23.02004-11-24232°53'N / 86°31'W33°00'N / 86°11'W18.70 Miles1400 Yards00100K0Coosa
 Brief Description: National Weather Service Meteorologist made a few trips to the damage areas across Autauga, Chilton and Coosa Counties. The damage was consistent with a very large tornado with a long damage path. The tornado damage was rated an F2, but the strength of the tornado may have been stronger but the tornado affected mostly rural areas. The F2 tornado first touched down between Jones and Bethel Grove generally producing only tree damage until it reached the county line. The tornado then traveled on a northeast heading into southern Chilton County between Pletcher and Billingsley. The tornado was fairly weak at this time, blowing down and snapping off several large trees in rural areas. As the tornado approached the west side of Interstate 65, the tornado increased to F2 intensity and caused considerable damage to several structures. Continuing northeast, the tornado weakened a bit as it crossed Interstate 65 in the vicinity of mile marker 202, approximately 3 miles south of the Clanton Exit. The tornado was still strong enough at this time to down several large trees and block the northbound lanes of traffic. After crossing the interstate, the tornado regained F2 intensity moving through the Cooper Community. The tornado produced extensive structural damage in Cooper. Several homes, businesses, mobile homes and out-buildings were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped off in this area. The tornado moved across eastern Chilton County and went across Lake Mitchell. At Lake Mitchell, on the Chilton/Coosa County Line, numerous homes and mobile homes were destroyed generally between Blue Creek and Cargle Creek. The tornado crossed Lake Mitchell and moved into the Coosa Wildlife Management Area along Hatchet Creek. Hundreds of trees were splintered in this area. The tornado then moved through rural Coosa County crossing US 231 just south of the Hanover Community. The tornado dissipated shortly after US 231. The tornado damage path was 49.1 miles long and an astounding 1400 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported with this strong tornado. Begin: 32 35.77/86 53.11 End: 32 59.99/86 11.45
23.11963-03-17332°56'N / 87°09'W32°57'N / 87°07'W2.70 Miles100 Yards040K0Bibb
23.61963-04-29232°29'N / 86°46'W32°36'N / 86°39'W10.60 Miles600 Yards00250K0Autauga
23.81968-11-17332°49'N / 86°27'W32°52'N / 86°13'W14.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Coosa
25.01984-04-22232°56'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile80 Yards00250K0Bibb
25.31959-05-12233°12'N / 87°00'W33°12'N / 86°55'W4.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Bibb
26.21978-04-18233°01'N / 86°19'W0.10 Mile80 Yards0025K0Coosa
26.41977-03-29232°35'N / 86°31'W32°37'N / 86°21'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Autauga
28.21963-04-29233°17'N / 86°50'W0025K0Shelby
28.41973-03-16233°17'N / 86°49'W33°18'N / 86°45'W4.30 Miles33 Yards05250K0Shelby
31.02008-02-17232°29'N / 87°06'W32°33'N / 87°00'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00350K0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Warrior Drive, just southeast of the Perry County line. It then tracked northeastward across AL-219 near the intersection of CR-230, moved right through the Summerfield Community, and crossed CR-37, before lifting just east of the intersection of CR-37 and CR-844. At least 5 structures, including 2 mobile homes and a metal warehouse, were destroyed. Twelve to fifteen additional structures, including several homes and an auto body shop, were damaged to varying degrees. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the damage path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
31.11977-03-29232°37'N / 86°21'W32°42'N / 86°12'W10.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0Elmore
31.51983-12-06332°24'N / 87°04'W32°33'N / 86°54'W13.00 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Dallas
31.71994-03-27233°18'N / 86°51'W33°23'N / 86°38'W12.00 Miles300 Yards0535.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A tornado began on the north side of Helena on the Bearden Farm moving northeastward crossing Alabama 261 near Pelham High School. The school suffered some damage. Continuing northeast, the tornado caused damage in a residential section before doing extensive damage to two mobile home parks on the west side of U.S. Highway 31 on the north side of Pelham. The tornado did extensive to businesses in the stretch from the U.S. 31/Alabama 119 intersection to the Alabama 119/Interstate 65 intersection. The tornado continued on its track going through primarily residential areas of Pelham and Indian Springs. The tornado dissipated just before reaching the Meadow Brook area about two miles west of U.S. Highway 280. Areas in the path of the tornado included sections of Chandalar, Green Park South mobile home park, South Gate Mobile Home Park, Indian Springs Village, Broken Bow, Broken Bow South, and Riverchase.
32.52004-11-24232°23'N / 86°40'W32°28'N / 86°33'W9.70 Miles500 Yards01900K0Autauga
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 2.5 miles to the southwest of Autaugaville. The tornado then moved northeastward across Clark's Landing, where it destroyed several mobile homes, travel campers, and boats. After crossing Swift Creek, the tornado crumpled 2 high-voltage power line towers before moving across the Forester Community, where it partially damaged or completely destroyed several structures. Shortly after crossing CR 14, the tornado dissipated. Numerous structures and homes were destroyed along the path of the tornado. One woman sustained minor head injuries as she rode out the tornado in her car. The tornado damage path was 9.7 miles long and was 500 yards wide at its widest point. Begin: 32 23.62/86 40.37 End: 32 27.67/86 31.67
32.92001-11-24233°10'N / 86°19'W33°12'N / 86°17'W3.10 Miles400 Yards015800K0KTalladega
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado began at 3:42 pm near the intersection of Forest Glen Rd. and Odens Mill Rd., in the Oak Grove Community. It traveled northeast crossing US 280 and ended at 3:45 pm near Shirtee Creek in the Odena Community. The Red Cross and the local Emergency Management Agency estimate that 15 people were injured, two critically. Forty to 50 homes were damaged with 7 of the homes sustaining significant damage. Ten mobile homes were totally destroyed. Several outbuildings and sheds were destroyed and numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the entire path. The tornado path was 3.1 miles long and 400 yards wide at its widest point. Beg: 33 10.930/86 18.818 End: 33 12.502/86 16.176
33.11962-03-21233°09'N / 86°16'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Talladega
33.51984-05-03233°15'N / 86°23'W33°16'N / 86°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Shelby
33.51953-04-06333°19'N / 87°00'W0.50 Mile37 Yards0123K0Jefferson
34.41960-09-16233°11'N / 86°16'W0.30 Mile33 Yards02250K0Talladega
34.91984-05-03232°26'N / 87°04'W32°26'N / 86°58'W7.50 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Dallas
35.21961-12-17232°36'N / 87°18'W32°38'N / 87°13'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Perry
35.51959-07-01232°25'N / 87°00'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0325K0Dallas
35.82008-02-17332°24'N / 86°28'W32°28'N / 86°24'W6.00 Miles440 Yards05010.0M0KAutauga
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the waste water treatment facility south southwest of the city of Prattville. It then tracked northeastward and crossed US Highway 82, US Highway 31, and Cobbs Ford Road. The southern and eastern parts of Prattville sustained significant damage. The highest winds likely occurred along Cobbs Ford Road/East Main Street near McQueen Smith Road and in the Silver Hills Subdivision. An estimated 200 residential homes and 40 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. In addition, 50 injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
35.81980-04-25233°20'N / 86°57'W33°25'N / 86°55'W6.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jefferson
36.01996-03-06332°25'N / 87°14'W32°30'N / 86°58'W19.00 Miles400 Yards4408.0M50KDallas
 Brief Description: A tornado first touched down just south-southwest of Marion Junction in northern Dallas County and travelled east-northeast before ending in the northeastern part of the county. The tornado touched down initially in a rural area composed of fields with scattered houses. It crossed U. S. Highway 80 at the Cahaba River or about 9 miles west-northwest of Selma. The tornado continued on its east-northeast path crossing State Highway 14 and State Highway 22 before ending about two and a half miles east of Highway 22. The tornado path was about 19 miles in length with a maximum width of about 400 yards. The tornado first touched down around 3:42 am based on radar imagery. Travelling at 35 to 40 miles an hour the tornado was on the ground for about 25 minutes ending around 4:07 am. Information from emergency management sources indicated that 14 houses were destroyed, 19 houses sustained major damage, 5 houses sustained minor damage, 20 mobile homes were destroyed, 17 mobile homes sustained major damage, and 12 mobiles homes sustained minor damage. At least 40 people were transported to area hospitals with injuries varying from minor to serious. Two deaths occurred in a mobile home and two deaths occurred in a permanent house. F17PH, M71PH, M50MH, F52MH
36.11964-01-24433°19'N / 86°26'W33°20'N / 86°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards106250K0Shelby
36.11959-05-12333°22'N / 86°57'W33°25'N / 86°49'W8.60 Miles440 Yards05250K0Jefferson
36.31980-03-20233°10'N / 86°15'W33°12'N / 86°12'W3.80 Miles50 Yards06250K0Talladega
37.01978-05-01232°24'N / 87°01'W2.00 Miles20 Yards002.5M0Dallas
37.01980-09-01232°24'N / 87°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Dallas
37.11996-03-18232°24'N / 86°51'W32°18'N / 86°27'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado began about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville in central Lowndes County at 7:12 pm and noved northeasterly taking it south and east of Moses and just north of Hayneville. The tornado crossed County Road 21 5 to 6 miles north-northeast Hayneville. The tornado crossed the Lowndes-Montgomery county line just south of U. S. 80 around 7:39 pm and dissipated about three miles into Montgomery County around 7:43 pm. Two people were injured when a couple of mobile homes were destroyed on Highway 21 north of Hayneville.
37.21973-05-27432°47'N / 87°28'W32°50'N / 87°17'W11.20 Miles800 Yards0025.0M0Perry
37.31961-12-11332°38'N / 87°24'W32°41'N / 87°15'W9.40 Miles100 Yards02250K0Perry
37.61974-04-22232°38'N / 87°19'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Perry
37.71984-05-03332°26'N / 86°22'W32°27'N / 86°21'W1.00 Mile800 Yards002.5M0Elmore
38.01955-04-21232°23'N / 87°01'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Dallas
38.11963-03-05433°22'N / 86°58'W33°29'N / 86°45'W14.90 Miles667 Yards035250K0Jefferson
38.62002-11-10233°20'N / 87°11'W33°24'N / 86°58'W12.30 Miles450 Yards00500K0KJefferson
 Brief Description: The Abernant Tornado first touched down in Tuscaloosa County in a wooded area west of County Road 99 around 10:22 pm. The tornado traveled east-northeast, damaging structures on Ridge Road before crossing into Jefferson County. The tornado entered Jefferson County at 10:29 pm, and damaged structures in the North Johns and Sumter areas before damaging a manufacturing facility just southwest of VisionLand Theme Park. The tornado crossed Interstate 59 and US Highway 11 where additional houses and businesses sustained minor damage. The tornado ended at this point at 10:43 pm. This F2 tornado had a path length of 15.2 miles, 2.9 miles in Tuscaloosa County and 12.3 miles in Jefferson County. The path width was about 450 yards. Three injuries were reported in Tuscaloosa County. Beg: 33 19.740/87 13.724 End: 33 22.873/86 58.362
39.01984-05-03233°16'N / 86°22'W33°19'N / 86°11'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Talladega
39.31984-05-03332°22'N / 86°24'W32°26'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles800 Yards5372.5M0Montgomery
39.51961-12-11233°02'N / 86°05'W0025K0Coosa
39.51973-12-26233°02'N / 86°05'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0125K0Talladega
39.51979-11-25332°30'N / 86°14'W32°31'N / 86°13'W1.90 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Elmore
39.91967-05-06333°27'N / 86°50'W33°28'N / 86°46'W4.30 Miles200 Yards1252.5M0Jefferson
40.51979-09-20232°33'N / 87°19'W32°31'N / 87°17'W3.00 Miles27 Yards02250K0Perry
40.71963-05-27233°28'N / 86°50'W0025K0Jefferson
40.82002-11-10233°19'N / 87°14'W33°20'N / 87°11'W2.90 Miles450 Yards03300K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: The Abernant Tornado first touched down in Tuscaloosa County in a wooded area west of County Road 99 around 10:22 pm. The tornado traveled east-northeast, damaging structures on Ridge Road before crossing into Jefferson County. The tornado entered Jefferson County at 10:29 pm, and damaged structures in the North Johns and Sumter areas before damaging a manufacturing facility just southwest of VisionLand Theme Park. The tornado crossed Interstate 59 and US Highway 11 where additional houses and businesses sustained minor damage. The tornado ended at this point at 10:43 pm. This F2 tornado had a path length of 15.2 miles, 2.9 miles in Tuscaloosa County and 12.3 miles in Jefferson County. The path width was about 450 yards. Three injuries were reported in Tuscaloosa County. Beg: 33 19.740/87 13.724 End: 33 22.873/86 58.362
40.91973-05-27233°24'N / 87°05'W1.00 Mile500 Yards03250K0Jefferson
42.01979-11-25332°23'N / 86°15'W32°30'N / 86°14'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0202.5M0Montgomery
43.11974-04-03233°27'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards0025K0Jefferson
43.61989-03-05233°16'N / 86°22'W33°26'N / 86°06'W20.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Talladega
43.71993-05-03233°17'N / 87°17'W33°20'N / 87°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards0300Tuscaloosa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the Brookwood community and moved north to the town of Kellerman. In Brookwood, twenty-five houses, and ten to twelve mobile homes were damaged. Several homes were destroyed. The most serious injury was to a woman who tried to run from her airborne mobile home. Two other people received minor injuries.
44.01976-01-13233°31'N / 86°49'W0.30 Mile50 Yards01250K0Jefferson
44.51976-03-12332°37'N / 86°04'W32°39'N / 86°00'W4.90 Miles400 Yards0152.5M0Elmore
44.52000-04-03233°23'N / 87°14'W33°25'N / 87°10'W4.70 Miles300 Yards0075K0KJefferson
 Brief Description: The tornado began at the intersection of CR 59 and CR 54 near the town of Kellerman. The tornado traveled in a northeast direction for approximately 11.1 miles. The tornado crossed the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson county line about 2 miles southeast of County Road 59, near Bull City, and dissipated about 2 miles southwest of Oak Grove. The damage path was about 300 yards wide at its widest point. One frame house and a church received mainly roof damage in the town of Kellerman. The path was very rural, and most of the damage was from downed and snapped trees. The terrain was hilly, with most of the downed trees located in the valleys. About one mile inside the Jefferson County line, a brick house sustained major damage, and two mobile homes were overturned. Segment 1: Beginning: 33 19.860/87 19.276 Ending: 33 23.086/87 13.918 Segment 2: Beginning: 33 23.086/87 13.918 Ending: 33 25.513/87 09.892
44.81975-01-10232°18'N / 86°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
45.21998-04-08533°23'N / 87°14'W33°35'N / 86°52'W24.30 Miles1320 Yards32258200.0M2.2MJefferson
 Brief Description: F76PH, M49PH, M78PH, F89PH, M89PH, F54PH, M37PH, F27PH, M48PH, M4PH, M7PH, F33PH, F72PH, F66PH, M72PH, F72PH, F83PH, M44MH, F16MH, F37MH, F63PH, M61PH, F76PH, M78PH, F77PH, M8PH, M50PH, F46PH, F47PH, F49PH, F81PH, F50PH A tornado, the second spawned from the same supercell, began in rural sections of eastern Tuscaloosa County 1.5 miles east of the Warrior River. The tornado moved through primarily rural and unpopulated areas of eastern Tuscaloosa County before crossing into extreme southwestern Jefferson County. The tornado remained in primarily unpopulated area until just before reaching Oak Grove community where three deaths occurred in a mobile home. The tornado destroyed the Oak Grove School and a number of other buildings including a fire department as it cross CR 23/54. The tornado moved into unpopulated area for a short while before crossing CR 54 (Lock 17 Road/Warrior River Road) where numerous houses and other structures were damaged and destroyed including another volunteer fire department building. Eleven deaths were reported in this area. The tornado crossed Rock Creek just west of Rock Creek Road, a steep, hilly unpopulated area. The tornado path then moved into a fairly densely populated area all the way until it dissipated in Pratt City. Areas affected included Pinedale Estates, McGregor Estates, Rockwood, Sylvan Springs, Wylam Heights, Edgewater, McDonald Chapel, Minor, West Ensley, and Pratt City. Pratt City is also within the city limits of Birmingham. Four deaths occurred in Sylvan Springs, two in Wylam Heights, nine in Edgewater, two in McDonald Chapel, and one in West Ensley. According to American Red Cross surveys, 608 homes were destroyed, 556 sustained major damage, and another 810 had minor damage. There were 1,164 families with homes that were unlivable. Forest service officials estimated 4,000 acres of timber was destoyed in Jefferson County and 1,000 acres in Tuscaloosa County.
45.31966-11-10232°18'N / 86°30'W32°16'N / 86°21'W9.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lowndes
45.42000-04-03233°19'N / 87°20'W33°23'N / 87°15'W6.40 Miles300 Yards0015K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: The tornado began at the intersection of CR 59 and CR 54 near the town of Kellerman. The tornado traveled in a northeast direction for approximately 11.1 miles. The tornado crossed the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson county line about 2 miles southeast of County Road 59, near Bull City, and dissipated about 2 miles southwest of Oak Grove. The damage path was about 300 yards wide at its widest point. One frame house and a church received mainly roof damage in the town of Kellerman. The path was very rural, and most of the damage was from downed and snapped trees. The terrain was hilly, with most of the downed trees located in the valleys. About one mile inside the Jefferson County line, a brick house sustained major damage, and two mobile homes were overturned. Segment 1: Beginning: 33 19.860/87 19.276 Ending: 33 23.086/87 13.918 Segment 2: Beginning: 33 23.086/87 13.918 Ending: 33 25.513/87 09.892
45.91973-05-27433°15'N / 86°27'W33°27'N / 85°54'W34.60 Miles33 Yards01725.0M0Talladega
46.02008-02-17232°10'N / 86°49'W32°16'N / 86°41'W11.00 Miles225 Yards010215K0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in the Collirene Community, about 14 miles west of Hayneville. It then tracked northeastward, and ended just north of US Highway 80, several miles west of Lowndesboro. At least 11 structures, most of them mobile homes, were damaged with three of these being completely destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped or were uprooted along the damage path. The most extensive damage occurred in and near the Collirene Community. Ten injuries were attributed to this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
46.51996-03-18232°09'N / 86°45'W32°17'N / 86°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards02100K25KLowndes
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado began about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville in central Lowndes County at 7:12 pm and noved northeasterly taking it south and east of Moses and just north of Hayneville. The tornado crossed County Road 21 5 to 6 miles north-northeast Hayneville. The tornado crossed the Lowndes-Montgomery county line just south of U. S. 80 around 7:39 pm and dissipated about three miles into Montgomery County around 7:43 pm. Two people were injured when a couple of mobile homes were destroyed on Highway 21 north of Hayneville.
46.81996-03-18332°39'N / 86°01'W32°44'N / 85°55'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00700K50KElmore
 Brief Description: A tornado began on the northeast side of Eclectic and extended for 10 miles in Elmore County crossing the Elmore-Tallapoosa county line just east of Highway 63. The tornado continued for another 14 miles in Tallapoosa County crossing Lake Martin and ending on the north side of Jacksons Gap not far from where a tornado had occurred earlier in the evening. This was classified as an F3 tornado with a total damage path of 24 miles with a width of a quarter of a mile at the widest. Numerous buildings of all types were damaged along the track. Some of the most intense damage occurred as the tornado emerged from crossing Lake Martin in the Peckerwood area just southwest of Jacksons Gap. Numerous permanent homes and mobile homes were seriously damaged or destroyed.
46.91977-04-04533°31'N / 86°56'W33°36'N / 86°42'W14.70 Miles550 Yards2213025.0M0Jefferson
47.21983-11-15233°22'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
47.41956-04-15433°30'N / 86°58'W33°38'N / 86°38'W21.30 Miles200 Yards252002.5M0Jefferson
48.21985-08-16233°29'N / 87°06'W33°32'N / 87°07'W3.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Jefferson
48.42001-11-24233°16'N / 86°09'W33°22'N / 86°01'W9.10 Miles200 Yards00230K0KTalladega
 Brief Description: The same thunderstorm that spawned the Sylacauga tornado produced another tornado in eastern Talladega County. This tornado was also rated an F2 on the Fujita scale and began at 3:59 pm 4 miles southeast of Winterboro in the Talladega National Forest. The tornado tracked northeast across Germany Mountain and ended at 4:09 pm, 1 mile southeast of Waldo. Several homes were damaged on Germany Mountain with one receiving significant damage. At least 6 mobile homes were totally destroyed and several outbuildings and barns were destroyed. Several trees were blown down or snapped off along the path. No injuries were reported. Beg: 33 17.453/86 08.146 End: 33 22.351/86 00.750
48.61998-04-08533°25'N / 87°21'W33°26'N / 87°12'W6.30 Miles1320 Yards0130K600KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: A tornado, the second spawned from the same supercell, began in rural sections of eastern Tuscaloosa County 1.5 miles east of the Warrior River. The tornado moved through primarily rural and unpopulated areas of eastern Tuscaloosa County before crossing into extreme southwestern Jefferson County. The tornado remained in primarily unpopulated area until just before reaching Oak Grove community where three deaths occurred in a mobile home. The tornado destroyed the Oak Grove School and a number of other buildings including a fire department as it cross CR 23/54. The tornado moved into unpopulated area for a short while before crossing CR 54 (Lock 17 Road/Warrior River Road) where numerous houses and other structures were damaged and destroyed including another volunteer fire department building. Eleven deaths were reported in this area. The tornado crossed Rock Creek just west of Rock Creek Road, a steep, hilly unpopulated area. The tornado path then moved into a fairly densely populated area all the way until it dissipated in Pratt City. Areas affected included Pinedale Estates, McGregor Estates, Rockwood, Sylvan Springs, Wylam Heights, Edgewater, McDonald Chapel, Minor, West Ensley, and Pratt City. Pratt City is also within the city limits of Birmingham. Four deaths occurred in Sylvan Springs, two in Wylam Heights, nine in Edgewater, two in McDonald Chapel, and one in West Ensley. According to American Red Cross surveys, 608 homes were destroyed, 556 sustained major damage, and another 810 had minor damage. There were 1,164 families with homes that were unlivable. Forest service officials estimated 4,000 acres of timber was destoyed in Jefferson County and 1,000 acres in Tuscaloosa County.
48.91997-01-24233°08'N / 87°34'W33°15'N / 87°26'W10.00 Miles200 Yards1105.0M5KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: At approximately 5:00 pm CST, a tornado began on the east side of the Warrior River, south of Interstate 59 and west of County Road 95. Besides trees, the initial damage was to shingles of an apartment complex in the Crabtree area. The tornado moved on a northeasterly track crossing U.S. 82 and Interstate 59. Two large businesses in a shopping center on the south side of I-59 sustained roof damage. The tornado became stronger after crossing I-59 with significantly greater damage from this point to the end of the path. Numerous trees were downed, some house roofs were damage, and several outbuildings were destroyed in the Woodland Hills residential area. Several buildings were damaged at Five Points East, the intersection of State Roads 215 and 216, including a Food World and a Big-B Drug Store, among others. Cars were tossed about like toys. One was tossed from the parking lot through the roof of the Food World. Another car was carried from the Food World parking lot into the backyard of a house immediately northeast of the Food World, a distance of between 300 and 400 feet. The tornado continued northeast through the Lynn Haven residential area causing significant damage to numerous homes, much of it strong F2 damage. Many houses in this section sustained damage that ranged from minor roof damage to total roof loss. The tornado continued across Tuscaloosa Memorial Gardens Cemetary, paralleling and crossing State Road 216. Six to eight homes in the Summerfield sub-division sustained light to moderate damage. A couple of mobile homes and several other buildings including a small corner grocery business were destroyed. The tornado dissipated in a wooded area just north of State Road 216 shortly after that around 5:15 pm CST. Tuscaloosa EMA estimated that there were 150 structures with some damage. Total tornado path length was 10 miles with a path width of 200 yards. There was one fatality, an elderly man in a vehicle in the Woodland Hills area, and ten injuries. Eight of the injuries were treated and released while 2 others were hospitalized. M71VE
49.11961-02-22233°12'N / 87°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
49.31957-06-28232°09'N / 86°35'W32°15'N / 86°24'W12.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lowndes
49.51975-02-23433°05'N / 87°36'W33°15'N / 87°27'W14.40 Miles500 Yards14925.0M0Tuscaloosa
49.51979-11-25232°43'N / 85°55'W32°44'N / 85°54'W1.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Elmore
49.62006-11-15232°19'N / 86°14'W32°24'N / 86°05'W7.00 Miles250 Yards06500K0KMontgomery
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Montgomery tornado touched down approximately 1.4 miles southwest of the Shakespeare Festival, and tracked northeastward across the Woodmere and Beauvoir Lakes Subdivisions. The tornado then crossed Interstate 85 at Bell Road and continued northeastward to the Atlanta Highway, just west of Taylor Road. Numerous trees were snapped off or downed along the path with minor roof damage to numerous homes. Near the Atlanta Highway, the tornado crossed the A.U.M. ball field complex and struck the Montgomery Postal Processing and Distribution Center and Post Office. The main doors of the post office were blown in and portions of the roof were lifted off to the north. Numerous trees were snapped off at ground level on the south and west sides of the building. A tractor trailer was completely turned around and moved 30 yards and flipped over. Other postal vehicles and cars in the parking lot were moved or received significant damage. Just to the north, the tornado produced major damage to the Fun Zone Skating Rink. This was a large metal building structure which was nearly totally destroyed. Several vehicles were tossed around and significantly damaged or crushed by debris from the building. As the tornado crossed the Atlanta Highway, several metal power poles were either significantly bent or downed. At the Saddleback Ridge Apartment Complex, at least two apartment buildings lost their roofs and portions of the second floor. The tornado continued another 2.25 miles northeastward, ending in a field just south of Wares Ferry Road. Six people suffered minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
49.71967-12-19233°36'N / 86°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
49.82000-12-16433°03'N / 87°42'W33°12'N / 87°24'W18.00 Miles750 Yards1114412.5M0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: The tornado began in southwestern Tuscaloosa County on the west side of the Black Warrior River. Traveling in a northeasterly direction the tornado moved from a rural, unpopulated area of the Black Warrior River into an area of homes south of Shelton State Community College. The tornado crossed SR 69 destroying a nearly complete shopping center which included a Winn Dixie store. East of SR 69 the tornado destroyed a number of houses and residential structures. As the tornado reached US 82 it destroyed a number of mobile homes where several deaths were reported. From US 82 the tornado continued northeasterly downing numerous trees and power lines and damaging residential structures. The tornado crossed I-20/59 just west of exit 77 where many trees were uprooted or snapped off. Minor damage occurred to the JVC manufacturing facility. At exit 77 a number of commercial structures including hotels, fast food restaurants, and truck stops sustained damage including a number of vehicles that were overturned. The tornado continued northeasterly for a couple of miles before dissipating rapidly. Ironically, the tornado dissipated as it moved into an open, unpopulated area. The tornado was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that originated in Mississippi. This thunderstorm was responsible for additional tornado damage in St. Clair and Etowah counties. Tuscaloosa EMA reported 11 fatalities with this tornado along with 144 injuries. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged from 16 months to 83 years old. There were 251 single family dwellings affected (43 destroyed, 76 with major damage, 138 with minor damage), 179 mobile homes affected (79 destroyed, 23 with major damage, 77 with minor damage), and 13 businesses affected (1 destroyed, 7 with major damage, 5 with minor damage). The tornado was on the ground for a total of 18 miles, all within Tuscaloosa County. The tornado path was estimated to be 750 yards wide at it's maximum intensity. This tornado was rated an F4 on the Fujita Scale for tornado intensity. Tornado intensity varied along the path with considerable F2 and F3 damage in the area from just west of SR 69 to US 82 in the Hinton Place and Hillcrest Meadows areas as well as the Bear Creek area. It was also in these areas where pockets of F4 destruction occurred. The tornado first touched down at 12:54 PM and dissipated at 1:12 PM with a forward speed of approximately 60 MPH. Beginning: 33 03.225/87 39.239 Ending: 33 12.065/87 24.292 M40VE, M20MH, F39MH, F53MH, F83MH, M26MH, M1MH, M9MH, F39MH, F56MH, F64PH


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