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

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Earthquake Index, #318

Kansas, AL
0.05
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

Kansas, AL
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, #141

Kansas, AL
348.79
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 3,668 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kansas, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:22Dense Fog:0Drought:48
Dust Storm:0Flood:287Hail:1,215Heat:24Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:3Landslide:1Strong Wind:27
Thunderstorm Winds:1,773Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:0Winter Storm:9Winter Weather:13
Other:226 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kansas, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Kansas, AL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Kansas, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 137 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kansas, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.61961-03-07333°53'N / 87°39'W33°54'N / 87°33'W5.90 Miles33 Yards01250K0Walker
2.62001-11-24333°52'N / 87°33'W33°52'N / 87°32'W1.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0KWalker
 Brief Description: What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
5.22002-11-10333°50'N / 87°35'W34°00'N / 87°21'W16.90 Miles1175 Yards3202.5M0KWalker
 Brief Description: M53OU, M61MH, F62MH The Carbon Hill Tornado was the first tornado of the evening. It began in Fayette County at 6:52 pm, about 5.6 miles north-northwest of the city of Fayette, and 2.8 miles west of US Highway 43. The tornado moved on a northeast track crossing US 43, State Route 129, and SR 13, and then moved into Walker County just southwest of Carbon Hill at 7:10 pm. It then crossed the western and northern sections of Carbon Hill, downing trees and power lines and damaging many residential structures. Carbon Hill Elementary School was also heavily damaged. The tornado continued northeast, crossing SR5, and exited the county at SR 195. The two deaths associated with this tornado occurred just south of SR 195. Entering Winston County at 7:31 pm, the tornado continued on a northeast path traveling across mostly sparsely populated areas of Bankhead National Forest and several fingers of Smith Lake. It crossed County Road 41 about 1.8 miles south of Arley and then crossed CR 12, finally lifting at 7:45 pm. This tornado was rated an F3 on the Fujita scale, with winds estimated to be in the 150 to 200 mph range. Much of the damage along the track was lesser intensity (F1 and F2). F3 damage occurred in both Fayette and Walker Counties. Total path length for the Carbon Hill Tornado was 44.3 miles, with a width of 1175 yards. Four deaths were reported with this tornado, three in the Rose Hill community of Walker County and one near Arley in Winston County. Injury figures are approximate with three in Fayette County, 20 in Walker County, and 15 in Winston County. About 40 percent of the injuries were treated at local hospitals while about 60 percent of the injuries were considered minor. Structural damage along the path included approximately 47 in Fayette County, 135 in Walker County, and 35 in Winston County. Numbers are approximate because most reports from Red Cross and EMA were made based on the whole county not by tornado. Beg: 33 45.949/87 51.069 End: 34 03.992/87 10.409
10.22002-11-10333°46'N / 87°48'W33°49'N / 87°33'W14.60 Miles1175 Yards00200K0KFayette
 Brief Description: The Saragossa Tornado was the fourth tornado to occur in Alabama and the longest track of the severe weather episode. It began in Fayette County, just east of the Sipsey River about 6 miles north-northeast of the city of Fayette at 8:15 pm. The tornado moved northeast, crossing portions of State Routes 102 and 13, and then SR 102 again around Stoddards Crossroads. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 8:34 pm and traveled through sparsely populated areas of western Walker County. It crossed the interchange of US Highway 78 about 5.5 miles east-southeast of Carbon Hill, and became very strong as it traveled through the Saragossa area. It crossed State Roads 5, 195, and 257, before entering Winston County. The tornado appeared to be at its most intense during the travel from US 78/SR 118 interchange across Saragossa and the areas near SR 5 and SR 195. Seven deaths occurred in this 10 mile stretch of the tornado track, along with an estimated 40 injuries. At 9:03 pm the tornado crossed the extreme southeastern tip of Winston County, crossing a part of Smith Lake. The tornado entered Cullman County at 9:08 pm, moving across portions of Smith Lake and across CR 222. Tornado intensity remained high during the first several miles after it entered Cullman County. Continuing northeast, it crossed Interstate 65 and US 31 just south of Cullman on the southside of the Cullman Golf Course. The tornado seemed to be significantly less intense as it continued to travel northeasterly toward Holly Pond. Damage from just east of US 31 to just south of Holly Pond was not nearly as intense as it was west of Interstate 65. Traveling through mostly rural areas downing trees and powerlines, and damaging scattered structures along the way, the tornado finally ended just south-southeast of Holly Pond at 9:52 pm, This was the longest tornado of the outbreak, with a path length of 72.6 miles and a width of 1100 yards. It was the second F3 tornado of the day. Seven deaths were reported with the storm, all in Walker County, along with an estimated 45 injuries. Structural damage details are difficult to report since reporting is based primarily on county and not by individual tornadoes. Based on EMA and Red Cross data, structures damaged or destroyed were approximately 20 in Fayette County, 300 in Walker County, 5 in Winston County, and 164 in Cullman County. This is also one of the longest tornadoes tracks in recent history. At 72.6 miles in length, this becomes the fourth longest tornado in Alabama since 1950. Beg: 33 45.072/87 45.991 End: 34 09.775/86 36.403
11.11953-02-20233°56'N / 87°22'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0125K0Walker
11.41973-05-08233°59'N / 87°23'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Walker
12.52002-11-10333°45'N / 87°52'W33°52'N / 87°37'W16.10 Miles1175 Yards03500K0KFayette
 Brief Description: The Carbon Hill Tornado was the first tornado of the evening. It began in Fayette County at 6:52 pm, about 5.6 miles north-northwest of the city of Fayette, and 2.8 miles west of US Highway 43. The tornado moved on a northeast track crossing US 43, State Route 129, and SR 13, and then moved into Walker County just southwest of Carbon Hill at 7:10 pm. It then crossed the western and northern sections of Carbon Hill, downing trees and power lines and damaging many residential structures. Carbon Hill Elementary School was also heavily damaged. The tornado continued northeast, crossing SR5, and exited the county at SR 195. The two deaths associated with this tornado occurred just south of SR 195. Entering Winston County at 7:31 pm, the tornado continued on a northeast path traveling across mostly sparsely populated areas of Bankhead National Forest and several fingers of Smith Lake. It crossed County Road 41 about 1.8 miles south of Arley and then crossed CR 12, finally lifting at 7:45 pm. This tornado was rated an F3 on the Fujita scale, with winds estimated to be in the 150 to 200 mph range. Much of the damage along the track was lesser intensity (F1 and F2). F3 damage occurred in both Fayette and Walker Counties. Total path length for the Carbon Hill Tornado was 44.3 miles, with a width of 1175 yards. Four deaths were reported with this tornado, three in the Rose Hill community of Walker County and one near Arley in Winston County. Injury figures are approximate with three in Fayette County, 20 in Walker County, and 15 in Winston County. About 40 percent of the injuries were treated at local hospitals while about 60 percent of the injuries were considered minor. Structural damage along the path included approximately 47 in Fayette County, 135 in Walker County, and 35 in Winston County. Numbers are approximate because most reports from Red Cross and EMA were made based on the whole county not by tornado. Beg: 33 45.949/87 51.069 End: 34 03.992/87 10.409
13.01961-03-07333°49'N / 87°54'W33°53'N / 87°39'W15.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Fayette
13.32002-11-10333°50'N / 87°32'W33°58'N / 87°07'W24.70 Miles1175 Yards7402.5M0KWalker
 Brief Description: F39MH, F15MH, M50MH, M51MH, F73MH, F38MH, F61MH The Saragossa Tornado was the fourth tornado to occur in Alabama and the longest track of the severe weather episode. It began in Fayette County, just east of the Sipsey River about 6 miles north-northeast of the city of Fayette at 8:15 pm. The tornado moved northeast, crossing portions of State Routes 102 and 13, and then SR 102 again around Stoddards Crossroads. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 8:34 pm and traveled through sparsely populated areas of western Walker County. It crossed the interchange of US Highway 78 about 5.5 miles east-southeast of Carbon Hill, and became very strong as it traveled through the Saragossa area. It crossed State Roads 5, 195, and 257, before entering Winston County. The tornado appeared to be at its most intense during the travel from US 78/SR 118 interchange across Saragossa and the areas near SR 5 and SR 195. Seven deaths occurred in this 10 mile stretch of the tornado track, along with an estimated 40 injuries. At 9:03 pm the tornado crossed the extreme southeastern tip of Winston County, crossing a part of Smith Lake. The tornado entered Cullman County at 9:08 pm, moving across portions of Smith Lake and across CR 222. Tornado intensity remained high during the first several miles after it entered Cullman County. Continuing northeast, it crossed Interstate 65 and US 31 just south of Cullman on the southside of the Cullman Golf Course. The tornado seemed to be significantly less intense as it continued to travel northeasterly toward Holly Pond. Damage from just east of US 31 to just south of Holly Pond was not nearly as intense as it was west of Interstate 65. Traveling through mostly rural areas downing trees and powerlines, and damaging scattered structures along the way, the tornado finally ended just south-southeast of Holly Pond at 9:52 pm, This was the longest tornado of the outbreak, with a path length of 72.6 miles and a width of 1100 yards. It was the second F3 tornado of the day. Seven deaths were reported with the storm, all in Walker County, along with an estimated 45 injuries. Structural damage details are difficult to report since reporting is based primarily on county and not by individual tornadoes. Based on EMA and Red Cross data, structures damaged or destroyed were approximately 20 in Fayette County, 300 in Walker County, 5 in Winston County, and 164 in Cullman County. This is also one of the longest tornadoes tracks in recent history. At 72.6 miles in length, this becomes the fourth longest tornado in Alabama since 1950. Beg: 33 45.072/87 45.991 End: 34 09.775/86 36.403
14.31953-02-20233°57'N / 87°48'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Marion
14.82008-02-06233°41'N / 87°30'W33°44'N / 87°24'W7.00 Miles2000 Yards04200K0KWalker
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that first touched down in Fayette County, and also moved through a small portion of Tuscaloosa County, moved into southeastern Walker County just southwest of the Corona Community. From there, the tornado traveled northeast for about 6.5 miles, and finally lifted northwest of the town of Oakman. The greatest amount of damage along the entire path of this tornado was experienced on Patton Hill Road, just west of Oakman. Several homes sustained significant damage near Corona, and several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed west of Oakman. There were also 4 minor injuries reported in Walker County. Along the entire path, at least 8 structures were destroyed, most of them mobile homes, and 15 other structures sustained varying degrees of damage. 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.
15.21974-04-03433°42'N / 87°29'W33°57'N / 87°08'W26.50 Miles500 Yards010225.0M0Walker
16.01986-03-12333°56'N / 87°50'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
16.12001-11-24333°37'N / 87°57'W33°52'N / 87°34'W29.10 Miles300 Yards00800K0KFayette
 Brief Description: What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
16.41985-08-16233°50'N / 87°17'W1.50 Miles130 Yards052.5M0Walker
16.91974-04-03533°57'N / 87°57'W34°09'N / 87°38'W22.80 Miles500 Yards232500K0Marion
16.91974-04-03433°37'N / 87°36'W33°42'N / 87°29'W8.80 Miles500 Yards22925.0M0Fayette
16.91983-02-22233°54'N / 87°18'W34°00'N / 87°14'W6.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Walker
18.11957-11-17433°54'N / 87°11'W33°56'N / 87°18'W7.20 Miles200 Yards41525K0Walker
18.31951-02-20233°40'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile123 Yards0225K0Fayette
18.51982-04-26333°57'N / 87°57'W33°57'N / 87°48'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
18.62002-11-10334°00'N / 87°21'W34°03'N / 87°11'W11.30 Miles1175 Yards115200K0KWinston
 Brief Description: M91PH The Carbon Hill Tornado was the first tornado of the evening. It began in Fayette County at 6:52 pm, about 5.6 miles north-northwest of the city of Fayette, and 2.8 miles west of US Highway 43. The tornado moved on a northeast track crossing US 43, State Route 129, and SR 13, and then moved into Walker County just southwest of Carbon Hill at 7:10 pm. It then crossed the western and northern sections of Carbon Hill, downing trees and power lines and damaging many residential structures. Carbon Hill Elementary School was also heavily damaged. The tornado continued northeast, crossing SR5, and exited the county at SR 195. The two deaths associated with this tornado occurred just south of SR 195. Entering Winston County at 7:31 pm, the tornado continued on a northeast path traveling across mostly sparsely populated areas of Bankhead National Forest and several fingers of Smith Lake. It crossed County Road 41 about 1.8 miles south of Arley and then crossed CR 12, finally lifting at 7:45 pm. This tornado was rated an F3 on the Fujita scale, with winds estimated to be in the 150 to 200 mph range. Much of the damage along the track was lesser intensity (F1 and F2). F3 damage occurred in both Fayette and Walker Counties. Total path length for the Carbon Hill Tornado was 44.3 miles, with a width of 1175 yards. Four deaths were reported with this tornado, three in the Rose Hill community of Walker County and one near Arley in Winston County. Injury figures are approximate with three in Fayette County, 20 in Walker County, and 15 in Winston County. About 40 percent of the injuries were treated at local hospitals while about 60 percent of the injuries were considered minor. Structural damage along the path included approximately 47 in Fayette County, 135 in Walker County, and 35 in Winston County. Numbers are approximate because most reports from Red Cross and EMA were made based on the whole county not by tornado. Beg: 33 45.949/87 51.069 End: 34 03.992/87 10.409
18.81973-11-26233°58'N / 87°54'W34°01'N / 87°50'W5.40 Miles33 Yards05250K0Marion
18.81986-03-12233°56'N / 87°49'W34°07'N / 87°53'W7.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marion
19.51983-11-23233°55'N / 87°13'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Walker
19.61985-08-16233°44'N / 87°17'W1.30 Miles120 Yards112.5M0Walker
19.81953-01-20333°48'N / 87°14'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003K0Walker
20.61983-02-22234°00'N / 87°14'W34°02'N / 87°13'W2.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Winston
20.71952-02-13333°36'N / 87°38'W33°37'N / 87°37'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Fayette
20.71987-05-21234°10'N / 87°23'W0.30 Mile150 Yards1025K0Winston
21.71957-04-08334°07'N / 87°59'W34°19'N / 87°07'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
22.12001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°13'N / 87°38'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0085K0KMarion
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
22.52001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°14'N / 87°36'W1.60 Miles70 Yards013800K0KWinston
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
22.61974-04-03534°09'N / 87°38'W34°18'N / 87°21'W19.20 Miles500 Yards5220K0Winston
22.71952-02-13333°34'N / 87°40'W33°36'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles100 Yards11425K0Tuscaloosa
22.81974-01-28333°40'N / 87°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Fayette
23.21971-02-04334°02'N / 87°57'W34°18'N / 87°40'W24.50 Miles750 Yards01225K0Marion
23.31989-02-20234°02'N / 87°59'W34°08'N / 87°49'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Marion
23.71976-03-20234°01'N / 87°10'W0.50 Mile77 Yards06250K0Winston
24.11982-04-26333°56'N / 88°00'W33°57'N / 87°57'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lamar
24.21962-03-31233°42'N / 87°54'W0025K0Fayette
24.32002-11-10333°58'N / 87°10'W33°59'N / 87°07'W2.40 Miles1175 Yards05300K0KWinston
 Brief Description: The Saragossa Tornado was the fourth tornado to occur in Alabama and the longest track of the severe weather episode. It began in Fayette County, just east of the Sipsey River about 6 miles north-northeast of the city of Fayette at 8:15 pm. The tornado moved northeast, crossing portions of State Routes 102 and 13, and then SR 102 again around Stoddards Crossroads. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 8:34 pm and traveled through sparsely populated areas of western Walker County. It crossed the interchange of US Highway 78 about 5.5 miles east-southeast of Carbon Hill, and became very strong as it traveled through the Saragossa area. It crossed State Roads 5, 195, and 257, before entering Winston County. The tornado appeared to be at its most intense during the travel from US 78/SR 118 interchange across Saragossa and the areas near SR 5 and SR 195. Seven deaths occurred in this 10 mile stretch of the tornado track, along with an estimated 40 injuries. At 9:03 pm the tornado crossed the extreme southeastern tip of Winston County, crossing a part of Smith Lake. The tornado entered Cullman County at 9:08 pm, moving across portions of Smith Lake and across CR 222. Tornado intensity remained high during the first several miles after it entered Cullman County. Continuing northeast, it crossed Interstate 65 and US 31 just south of Cullman on the southside of the Cullman Golf Course. The tornado seemed to be significantly less intense as it continued to travel northeasterly toward Holly Pond. Damage from just east of US 31 to just south of Holly Pond was not nearly as intense as it was west of Interstate 65. Traveling through mostly rural areas downing trees and powerlines, and damaging scattered structures along the way, the tornado finally ended just south-southeast of Holly Pond at 9:52 pm, This was the longest tornado of the outbreak, with a path length of 72.6 miles and a width of 1100 yards. It was the second F3 tornado of the day. Seven deaths were reported with the storm, all in Walker County, along with an estimated 45 injuries. Structural damage details are difficult to report since reporting is based primarily on county and not by individual tornadoes. Based on EMA and Red Cross data, structures damaged or destroyed were approximately 20 in Fayette County, 300 in Walker County, 5 in Winston County, and 164 in Cullman County. This is also one of the longest tornadoes tracks in recent history. At 72.6 miles in length, this becomes the fourth longest tornado in Alabama since 1950. Beg: 33 45.072/87 45.991 End: 34 09.775/86 36.403
24.41963-03-11234°07'N / 88°01'W34°15'N / 87°37'W24.60 Miles333 Yards04250K0Marion
25.71963-03-11234°15'N / 87°37'W34°18'N / 87°30'W7.60 Miles333 Yards000K0Winston
25.71989-02-20234°15'N / 87°36'W34°18'N / 87°32'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Winston
26.02007-03-01234°04'N / 87°15'W34°09'N / 87°06'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KWinston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 41 and County Road 62, about 2 miles north of Arley. It then tracked northeastward, crossed Smith Lake, crossed County Road 77, before it moved into Cullman County. Several homes and barns were damaged along the path. One chicken house was totally destroyed and two others sustained major damage. Numerous trees were either uprooted or snapped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system brought an outbreak of tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail to Central Alabama.
26.52008-12-10233°49'N / 87°08'W33°52'N / 87°04'W5.00 Miles400 Yards00100K0KWalker
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of Snow Drive and Old Pineywoods Road, just north of US-78. It then traveled northeastward and crossed CR-77 and lifted shortly thereafter. One mobile home was totally destroyed and rolled approximately 50 feet. At least two additional mobile homes suffered significant damage. Two chicken houses were damaged. A few hundred trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A developing strong storm system across the Southeastern United States caused several severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall. Cold air surging in on the back side of the storm system caused the rain to turn over to snow, some of which became heavy.
27.11964-03-25334°10'N / 87°16'W34°12'N / 87°11'W5.40 Miles267 Yards07250K0Winston
27.11974-04-03433°27'N / 87°50'W33°37'N / 87°36'W17.70 Miles500 Yards0625.0M0Tuscaloosa
27.12008-02-06233°31'N / 87°46'W33°33'N / 87°40'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards00100K0KFayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado that would eventually cross 3 county lines first touched down in southeastern Fayette County, about a mile southeast of the Newtonville Community. From there the tornado moved on a northeast path, for about 6.5 miles, before crossing briefly into Tuscaloosa County. In this segment of its path, damage was generally light until the tornado approached the Tuscaloosa County Line, when several mobile homes were hit and badly damaged. The tornado crossed into Tuscaloosa County just south of Fayette CR-68. 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.
27.12010-04-24333°43'N / 87°17'W33°48'N / 86°57'W20.00 Miles400 Yards00598K0KWalker
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This long tracked, strong, tornado first touched down in the Walker County city of Parrish. It then remained on the ground for 54 minutes, traversing nearly 30 miles in three counties. The vast majority of the damage was done in Walker County. In addition to Parrish, heavy damaged occurred in the cities of Cordova, Sumiton, and Empire. Between 70 and 80 homes and other buildings along the path received varying degrees of damage, and at least one home in Parrish was completely destroyed. Somewhere between 800 and 1000 trees were snapped, with a similar number uprooted. While there were no known deaths or injuries directly caused by the tornado, one 50 year old woman died (indirect) after she slipped and fell while going to a storm shelter. The tornado moved into Jefferson County near the intersection of Bankston Road and County Line Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A deepening storm system and associated cold front brought widespread severe thunderstorms, including at least 8 tornadoes, to central Alabama.
27.21973-11-26234°03'N / 87°07'W0025K0Winston
27.81974-04-03533°50'N / 88°08'W33°57'N / 87°57'W13.30 Miles500 Yards000K0Lamar
28.32008-01-10333°28'N / 87°30'W33°32'N / 87°26'W6.00 Miles350 Yards00435K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down around just southwest of the intersection of AL-69 and CR-38, near Windham Springs. From there, it traveled northeast across the intersection, and then roughly parallel to CR-38 for about 5 miles, before lifting northeast of the Wiley Community. At least 5 structures were heavily damaged, including a church in Windham Springs and a general store in Wiley. At least 300 trees were either snapped or uprooted along the damage path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system and associated cold front caused numerous severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes across central Alabama.
30.41971-02-04334°18'N / 87°40'W34°23'N / 87°32'W9.60 Miles750 Yards1125K0Franklin
30.41963-04-29234°00'N / 88°08'W34°10'N / 87°57'W15.50 Miles33 Yards017250K0Marion
30.71973-11-27234°00'N / 87°02'W00250K0Cullman
31.41989-02-20233°57'N / 88°08'W34°03'N / 88°03'W9.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Lamar
32.31985-05-01233°50'N / 88°08'W33°52'N / 88°06'W3.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lamar
32.91974-04-03234°20'N / 87°44'W34°25'N / 87°32'W12.80 Miles350 Yards040K0Franklin
33.31974-04-01233°26'N / 87°50'W33°26'N / 87°33'W16.30 Miles800 Yards06250K0Tuscaloosa
33.81975-02-23234°04'N / 87°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Walker
34.31967-03-06433°42'N / 87°10'W33°47'N / 86°49'W20.90 Miles440 Yards225250K0Walker
34.41986-03-12333°33'N / 88°03'W33°38'N / 88°00'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Lamar
34.52001-11-24333°31'N / 88°03'W33°37'N / 87°57'W8.50 Miles300 Yards21600K0KLamar
 Brief Description: F42MH, F63MH What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
34.51975-01-10233°38'N / 87°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Jefferson
35.72008-05-10233°53'N / 87°01'W33°57'N / 86°51'W11.00 Miles330 Yards00150K0KCullman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved across far southern Cullman County. Several debris paths were found during this storm survey. The most significant damage with peak wind speeds of 120 mph occurred along Highway 91 in the vicinity of the town of Colony. Four chicken houses were either severely damaged or destroyed and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. Significant tree damage was found in the vicinity of Arkadelphia along County Roads 8 and 35. Spotty lighter damage was found near the end of the tornado's path just east of Interstate 65 near Black Bottom. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A complex of severe thunderstorms produced wind damage and isolated tornadoes in a moist unstable environment near the junction of a warm front and approaching cold front. The tornadic circulations were embedded within the linear segments of the line of thunderstorms that moved through the area. Swaths of wind damage were reported, particularly along interstate 65 between mile markers 295 and 299 near Dodge City.
36.21975-02-23234°13'N / 87°03'W2.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Cullman
36.71998-04-08533°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.
37.01976-05-06233°46'N / 86°56'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0Jefferson
37.01974-04-03534°18'N / 87°21'W34°26'N / 87°07'W16.20 Miles500 Yards000K0Lawrence
37.51985-08-16233°29'N / 87°06'W33°32'N / 87°07'W3.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Jefferson
38.12001-11-24333°32'N / 88°03'W33°32'N / 88°03'W0.20 Mile300 Yards002K0KPickens
 Brief Description: What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
39.22008-01-10333°43'N / 88°15'W33°45'N / 88°10'W5.00 Miles2500 Yards00105K0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is a continuation of a tornado that originally touched down in Lowndes County Mississippi. It crossed into Alabama near Willie Greer Road, just north of AL-18. From there, it continued to move east-northeast, remaining just north of AL-18 as it passed close to the town of Molloy. The tornado finally lifted near McNees Crossing Road, just northeast of Molloy. Along its path in Alabama, the tornado took the roof off of two homes, destroyed 2 wooden barns, moved the foundation of 2 mobile homes, and uprooted several huge trees. Although it only produced EF-2 damage in Alabama, the entire tornado was rated EF-3 due to the damage in Mississippi. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system and associated cold front caused numerous severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes across central Alabama.
39.31974-04-03433°57'N / 87°08'W34°16'N / 86°42'W33.00 Miles500 Yards13625.0M0Cullman
39.51983-05-19234°16'N / 87°03'W34°18'N / 87°02'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Cullman
39.51983-11-15233°22'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
40.32000-04-03233°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
40.71968-05-29234°29'N / 87°26'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lawrence
40.91976-03-20233°23'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Pickens
41.11998-04-08533°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.
41.12000-04-03233°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
41.41983-05-19234°18'N / 87°02'W34°20'N / 87°02'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Morgan
41.41952-02-13333°36'N / 86°56'W126250K0Jefferson
41.51998-04-08333°18'N / 87°51'W33°20'N / 87°35'W15.90 Miles300 Yards01800K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
41.52002-11-10333°59'N / 87°07'W34°09'N / 86°36'W30.90 Miles1175 Yards081.3M0KCullman
 Brief Description: The Saragossa Tornado was the fourth tornado to occur in Alabama and the longest track of the severe weather episode. It began in Fayette County, just east of the Sipsey River about 6 miles north-northeast of the city of Fayette at 8:15 pm. The tornado moved northeast, crossing portions of State Routes 102 and 13, and then SR 102 again around Stoddards Crossroads. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 8:34 pm and traveled through sparsely populated areas of western Walker County. It crossed the interchange of US Highway 78 about 5.5 miles east-southeast of Carbon Hill, and became very strong as it traveled through the Saragossa area. It crossed State Roads 5, 195, and 257, before entering Winston County. The tornado appeared to be at its most intense during the travel from US 78/SR 118 interchange across Saragossa and the areas near SR 5 and SR 195. Seven deaths occurred in this 10 mile stretch of the tornado track, along with an estimated 40 injuries. At 9:03 pm the tornado crossed the extreme southeastern tip of Winston County, crossing a part of Smith Lake. The tornado entered Cullman County at 9:08 pm, moving across portions of Smith Lake and across CR 222. Tornado intensity remained high during the first several miles after it entered Cullman County. Continuing northeast, it crossed Interstate 65 and US 31 just south of Cullman on the southside of the Cullman Golf Course. The tornado seemed to be significantly less intense as it continued to travel northeasterly toward Holly Pond. Damage from just east of US 31 to just south of Holly Pond was not nearly as intense as it was west of Interstate 65. Traveling through mostly rural areas downing trees and powerlines, and damaging scattered structures along the way, the tornado finally ended just south-southeast of Holly Pond at 9:52 pm, This was the longest tornado of the outbreak, with a path length of 72.6 miles and a width of 1100 yards. It was the second F3 tornado of the day. Seven deaths were reported with the storm, all in Walker County, along with an estimated 45 injuries. Structural damage details are difficult to report since reporting is based primarily on county and not by individual tornadoes. Based on EMA and Red Cross data, structures damaged or destroyed were approximately 20 in Fayette County, 300 in Walker County, 5 in Winston County, and 164 in Cullman County. This is also one of the longest tornadoes tracks in recent history. At 72.6 miles in length, this becomes the fourth longest tornado in Alabama since 1950. Beg: 33 45.072/87 45.991 End: 34 09.775/86 36.403
42.31997-01-28233°18'N / 87°42'W33°18'N / 87°40'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0185K2KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: A small tornado that apparently formed on the north side of a bow echo touched down in a lightly populated area just north of Lake Lurleen State Park and just west of State Road 171 in west central Tuscaloosa County. Damage was primarily to downed trees, however, several structures sustained minor damage with the exception of one house that was completely deroofed. The family in the house was asleep when the tornado struck and one young girl sustained a minor injury in the storm. EMA officials reported that three mobile homes were damaged along with the one house that was deroofed and at least two barns and several storage buildings were damaged.
42.31977-09-06233°20'N / 87°34'W33°15'N / 87°28'W8.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
42.51952-03-03333°20'N / 87°54'W33°22'N / 87°52'W3.30 Miles440 Yards0625K0Pickens
42.71974-04-03233°27'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards0025K0Jefferson
42.81977-07-08233°49'N / 86°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Jefferson
42.91966-03-03533°12'N / 87°49'W33°22'N / 87°25'W25.80 Miles150 Yards13250K0Tuscaloosa
43.01974-01-28233°45'N / 88°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Lamar
43.42004-12-07233°34'N / 88°16'W33°39'N / 88°11'W3.00 Miles75 Yards0030K0Lamar
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Mississippi-Alabama state line at 402 AM. The tornado caused F2 damage along its relatively short path in Mississippi. The tornado produced only F0 damage in Alabama. The tornado path in Alabama started near the Luxapallia Creek in far southwest Lamar County. The tornado snapped off and uprooted numerous trees along its entire northeastward path. The tornado ended near the intersection of Baines Circle and CR 12. One home sustained shingle damage and a few out-buildings were damaged near the ending point. The tornado was approximately 3.0 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point in Alabama. The tornado began approximately 3 miles southwest of Steens, Mississippi where it produced the most significant damage. Begin: 33 33.808/88 16.255 End: 33 35.081/88 13.692
43.51970-06-21234°06'N / 86°52'W34°08'N / 86°49'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cullman
43.61993-05-03233°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.
43.72008-02-06434°24'N / 87°17'W34°31'N / 87°06'W14.00 Miles880 Yards4230K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Lawrence County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from a strong tornado, which at its peak had winds of approximately 170 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Based on reports and an aerial survey conducted by the Lawrence County EMA, the tornado is believed to have originally touched down near the Pinhook community in south-central Lawrence County (just north of the Bankhead National Forest) around 3:02 AM CST. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 16.7 miles; the first 14 miles of the track occurred in Lawrence County, tracking through the Aldridge Grove, Fairfield, Five Points, Midway, and Caddo communities. The tornado exited Lawrence County about 3 miles south southeast of Caddo around 3:20 AM CST. The most significant damage occurred in two main areas. The first occurred just south of the Pinhook community, near the intersection of County Road 92 and 188. The second occurred north of Aldridge Grove near the intersection of County Road 94 and 183, where three fatalities occurred. Numerous homes received significant structural damage, including a 2300 square foot/2-story brick house that was nearly leveled off its foundation. Large trees, with diameters up to 4 feet, were completely snapped, with many uprooted. Fence posts embedded in concrete were ripped out of the ground and vaulted 50 to 100 feet in several different directions. A truck was thrown over a distance of more than 100 yards into an open field. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The WFO Huntsville County Warning Area experienced the worst tornado outbreak in 19 years on February 6, 2008. While the number of observed tornadoes was low (4), the area experienced two EF-4 tornadoes, the first time the area has witnessed more than one devastating tornado on the same day since 1974. This event was part of a large tornado outbreak which spanned both February 5th (Super Tuesday) and 6th (Wednesday). A series of tornadic supercell thunderstorms swept across the Mid-South and Southeast states ahead of a potent cold front.
43.71976-08-15233°45'N / 86°49'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Jefferson
43.81972-10-27233°31'N / 86°55'W33°45'N / 86°49'W17.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Jefferson
43.81958-01-31234°29'N / 87°52'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Franklin
43.91985-08-16233°58'N / 86°53'W34°03'N / 86°43'W10.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Cullman
44.11973-05-27233°24'N / 87°05'W1.00 Mile500 Yards03250K0Jefferson
44.21957-11-18234°29'N / 87°52'W34°32'N / 87°45'W7.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
44.62002-11-10233°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
44.81964-03-09334°30'N / 87°40'W34°36'N / 87°32'W10.40 Miles33 Yards01250K0Franklin
44.92002-11-10233°30'N / 88°15'W33°34'N / 88°09'W7.20 Miles150 Yards02200K0KLamar
 Brief Description: The Fernbank Tornado was the second tornado of the evening in Alabama, but it actually began in Mississippi. The tornado crossed the Alabama-Mississippi State Line at 7:31 pm, downing trees in Luxapallila Creek. When it reached County Road 12, a well built home was deroofed along with damage to the upper floor of the house and tremendous tree destruction. The tornado continued on a northeast track, damaging mostly trees before knocking over head stones at the Ebenezer Church and flipping automobiles. The tornado weakened fairly quickly after it passed the church and ended about 7:42 pm. This tornado was rated an F2 in Alabama but was rated an F3 in Mississippi. No deaths and two injuries were reported in the Alabama portion of this tornado. The path length was 7.2 miles with an estimated width of 150 yards.
45.31968-12-27233°41'N / 88°18'W050K0Lowndes
45.71988-01-19334°07'N / 86°54'W34°15'N / 86°46'W10.00 Miles440 Yards03525.0M0Cullman
45.72008-01-10333°39'N / 88°22'W33°43'N / 88°15'W9.00 Miles400 Yards0117.0M0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started by damaging a home and shed along with some tree and power pole damage. Next, a shed was damaged and a combine harvester that was in the shed was thrown into some trees. After moving through a wooded area, the tornado moved into a neighborhood with new, well-built homes. Around 8 homes were damaged in this neighborhood, with around 5 of them being severely damaged. Roofs were ripped off, walls were collapsed, and a few were even moved off their foundations. The tornado moved through another wooded area and emerged into the Caledonia school complex. It was here that the tornado reached its maximum intensity. The press box and concession stand of the football stadium were destroyed, several medal power poles were bent over, and several trees were knocked down. Numerous vehicles were moved along the ground up to 100 yards, some were flipped over, some had multiple dents from gravel in the parking lot, and numerous windows were broken out. Five school buses were damaged, two of which were flipped over, and one of which was lifted up and ripped apart with the chassis landing in one of the buildings and the frame landing on top of a building. The school gymnasium and a Vocational Tech Building were nearly destroyed with several vehicles including the bus landing inside it. The tornado then left the school complex and moved across the south side of Caledonia. Around 6 homes experienced significant damage here, mainly to the roofs. A church was completely destroyed when the roof was lifted up and collapsed on the building. Another church nearby had minor roof damage. The tornado entered another wooded area causing damage to trees and then emerged along Caledonia-Vernon Road. The tornado moved along the road for several miles. Along this part of the path, numerous single family homes were severely damaged. The roofs were ripped off and the walls were collapsed on several homes. Numerous hard wood trees were snapped, several of which fell on cars and homes. A horse stable was completely destroyed and a high tension medal truss tower was snapped. Further along the road, several mobile homes were completely destroyed. One in particular had the body of the trailer blown downwind and the frame was dragged back along the ground in the opposite direction for around 25 yards. Several cars were moved for a distance around 50 yards at this location as well. The tornado then entered another wooded area causing some tree damage and then weakened before crossing the state line into Lamar County, Alabama. The total path length in Lowndes County was 8.7 miles with an EF3 Enhanced Fujita Scale rating. The total path length for the entire tornado, including each county, was 13.2 miles. The school complex was occupied by over 2100 students and faculty at the time of the tornado. Yet, the Tornado Warning lead time of 41 minutes allowed the school to place students at the best possible locations. No injuries or fatalities occurred at the school. Also, a day care center with 15 children and faculty was severely damaged, but all 11 had taken cover in an underground storm shelter, so there were no injuries at that location either. In total, there were 15 injuries of which only 3 were considered serious. The 3 serious injuries occurred in the mobile home that was ripped apart with the body moving downwind and the frame in the opposite direction. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
45.81955-04-24434°21'N / 87°03'W34°22'N / 86°54'W8.60 Miles200 Yards5202.5M0Morgan
45.81963-03-11233°25'N / 88°06'W0025K0Pickens
46.01974-04-03433°16'N / 88°12'W33°27'N / 87°50'W24.60 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0Pickens
46.11966-11-10234°14'N / 86°56'W34°17'N / 86°49'W7.60 Miles33 Yards01250K0Cullman
46.22002-11-10233°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
46.41958-04-29233°38'N / 86°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
46.51953-02-20234°23'N / 87°04'W34°25'N / 86°57'W7.10 Miles220 Yards0625K0Franklin
46.61983-02-22234°04'N / 86°46'W1.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Cullman
46.81975-03-29234°17'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Itawamba
47.01984-11-10233°14'N / 87°49'W33°14'N / 87°36'W13.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
47.11998-04-08333°17'N / 87°54'W33°16'N / 87°51'W3.60 Miles300 Yards0015K0KPickens
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
47.61974-04-03534°28'N / 87°29'W34°39'N / 87°07'W24.40 Miles500 Yards14600K0Lawrence
48.21967-12-19233°36'N / 86°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
48.21974-04-03534°26'N / 87°07'W34°30'N / 87°00'W8.00 Miles500 Yards000K0Morgan
48.51988-11-20333°12'N / 87°34'W0.50 Mile400 Yards082.5M0Tuscaloosa
48.51957-12-19234°36'N / 87°40'W0725K0Colbert
48.61963-03-11433°54'N / 86°54'W34°11'N / 86°33'W28.00 Miles880 Yards262.5M0Cullman
48.61985-08-16334°04'N / 86°50'W34°21'N / 86°45'W18.00 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Cullman
48.61961-02-22233°12'N / 87°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
48.71977-04-04533°31'N / 86°56'W33°36'N / 86°42'W14.70 Miles550 Yards2213025.0M0Jefferson
48.91984-11-10233°14'N / 87°51'W33°14'N / 87°49'W0.20 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pickens
49.21997-01-24233°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
49.21975-03-23233°36'N / 88°20'W4.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lowndes
49.31956-04-15433°30'N / 86°58'W33°38'N / 86°38'W21.30 Miles200 Yards252002.5M0Jefferson
49.41977-04-04234°04'N / 86°46'W34°07'N / 86°41'W5.90 Miles200 Yards0325K0Cullman
49.62004-12-07233°32'N / 88°21'W33°34'N / 88°16'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Lowndes
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down southwest of Steens and tracked east-northeast for 5 miles before moving into Lamar county, Alabama at 4:02 AM, in the Luxapalila Creek bottom. Along the path, several buildings sustained significant roof damage, one mobile home was destroyed and an RV was rolled over and destroyed. Hundreds of trees were also snapped and uprooted. The majority of the damage occurred across Harrison Road, Tom Blalock Road and Gunshoot Road.
49.81958-04-05234°18'N / 86°54'W34°22'N / 86°49'W6.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cullman
49.81980-06-19233°57'N / 88°37'W33°53'N / 88°14'W22.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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