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

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Earthquake Index, #219

Moundville, AL
0.07
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

Moundville, 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, #449

Moundville, AL
204.16
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 2,183 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Moundville, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:31Dense Fog:0Drought:31
Dust Storm:0Flood:114Hail:764Heat:51Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:5Landslide:1Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:1,029Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:8
Other:77 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Moundville, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Moundville, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
17.31971-03-143.9133.1-87.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 78 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Moundville, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.71966-11-10233°00'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hale
6.11973-03-16232°54'N / 87°40'W32°55'N / 87°36'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hale
9.92000-12-16433°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
11.91961-12-11232°47'N / 87°40'W32°52'N / 87°34'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hale
13.21975-02-23433°05'N / 87°36'W33°15'N / 87°27'W14.40 Miles500 Yards14925.0M0Tuscaloosa
14.51988-11-20333°12'N / 87°34'W0.50 Mile400 Yards082.5M0Tuscaloosa
15.41997-01-24233°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
15.91961-02-22233°12'N / 87°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
17.01984-11-10233°14'N / 87°49'W33°14'N / 87°36'W13.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
18.61977-02-23232°50'N / 87°53'W0.20 Mile30 Yards013K0Greene
19.61973-05-27432°47'N / 87°28'W32°50'N / 87°17'W11.20 Miles800 Yards0025.0M0Perry
19.81971-02-26332°49'N / 87°56'W32°50'N / 87°52'W4.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Greene
19.81966-03-03533°12'N / 87°49'W33°22'N / 87°25'W25.80 Miles150 Yards13250K0Tuscaloosa
20.21984-11-10233°14'N / 87°51'W33°14'N / 87°49'W0.20 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pickens
20.51970-03-19232°42'N / 87°36'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hale
21.21997-01-28233°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.
21.41977-09-06233°20'N / 87°34'W33°15'N / 87°28'W8.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
22.21992-03-10332°39'N / 87°47'W32°42'N / 87°29'W14.00 Miles440 Yards27250K0Hale
22.71998-04-08333°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.
23.41973-05-27432°32'N / 87°48'W32°47'N / 87°28'W26.00 Miles800 Yards17225.0M0Hale
24.01998-04-08333°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.
24.61973-03-16232°37'N / 87°40'W32°40'N / 87°31'W9.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hale
26.41966-03-03532°49'N / 88°21'W33°12'N / 87°49'W40.70 Miles150 Yards011250K0Pickens
27.01984-04-22232°56'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile80 Yards00250K0Bibb
28.11992-03-10332°35'N / 87°49'W32°39'N / 87°47'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Greene
28.51952-03-03333°20'N / 87°54'W33°22'N / 87°52'W3.30 Miles440 Yards0625K0Pickens
28.71993-05-03233°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.
28.91963-03-17332°56'N / 87°09'W32°57'N / 87°07'W2.70 Miles100 Yards040K0Bibb
29.21961-12-11332°38'N / 87°24'W32°41'N / 87°15'W9.40 Miles100 Yards02250K0Perry
30.21973-05-27432°50'N / 87°17'W33°05'N / 86°56'W26.70 Miles800 Yards54725.0M0Bibb
30.41974-04-01233°26'N / 87°50'W33°26'N / 87°33'W16.30 Miles800 Yards06250K0Tuscaloosa
30.91974-04-22232°38'N / 87°19'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Perry
31.01976-03-20233°23'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Pickens
31.22000-04-03233°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
31.21983-11-15233°22'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
33.22002-11-10233°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
33.61974-04-03433°16'N / 88°12'W33°27'N / 87°50'W24.60 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0Pickens
33.91961-12-17232°36'N / 87°18'W32°38'N / 87°13'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Perry
35.91998-04-08533°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.
36.02008-01-10333°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.
36.01965-02-11333°12'N / 88°12'W1.50 Miles100 Yards018250K0Pickens
37.21979-09-20232°33'N / 87°19'W32°31'N / 87°17'W3.00 Miles27 Yards02250K0Perry
37.22000-04-03233°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
37.41974-04-03433°27'N / 87°50'W33°37'N / 87°36'W17.70 Miles500 Yards0625.0M0Tuscaloosa
37.42008-02-06233°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.
38.31992-11-22232°54'N / 88°18'W32°57'N / 88°16'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
38.61986-03-12333°11'N / 88°12'W33°23'N / 88°12'W16.00 Miles700 Yards202.5M0Pickens
38.81967-03-06232°26'N / 87°32'W32°27'N / 87°30'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Perry
39.81963-03-11233°25'N / 88°06'W0025K0Pickens
39.91976-03-12232°23'N / 87°53'W32°28'N / 87°35'W18.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Marengo
40.51952-02-13333°34'N / 87°40'W33°36'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles100 Yards11425K0Tuscaloosa
40.92002-11-10233°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
41.21959-05-12233°12'N / 87°00'W33°12'N / 86°55'W4.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Bibb
42.01973-05-27233°24'N / 87°05'W1.00 Mile500 Yards03250K0Jefferson
42.21952-02-13333°36'N / 87°38'W33°37'N / 87°37'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Fayette
42.51953-04-06333°19'N / 87°00'W0.50 Mile37 Yards0123K0Jefferson
44.21992-11-22233°06'N / 88°24'W33°16'N / 88°19'W15.00 Miles440 Yards015250K0Noxubee
44.42001-11-24333°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
44.71992-11-22233°25'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles127 Yards072.5M0Pickens
44.92001-11-24333°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
45.71967-12-18332°26'N / 88°09'W32°30'N / 88°03'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
45.71974-04-03233°27'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards0025K0Jefferson
46.01974-04-03433°37'N / 87°36'W33°42'N / 87°29'W8.80 Miles500 Yards22925.0M0Fayette
46.31985-08-16233°29'N / 87°06'W33°32'N / 87°07'W3.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Jefferson
46.51951-02-20233°40'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile123 Yards0225K0Fayette
46.81992-11-22232°58'N / 88°35'W33°07'N / 88°17'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Noxubee
47.11986-03-12333°33'N / 88°03'W33°38'N / 88°00'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Lamar
47.12008-02-17232°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.
47.31998-04-08533°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.
47.81974-01-28333°40'N / 87°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Fayette
47.91980-04-25233°20'N / 86°57'W33°25'N / 86°55'W6.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jefferson
48.11968-12-27233°06'N / 86°51'W33°08'N / 86°46'W5.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0Shelby
48.21996-03-06332°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
48.71970-04-02232°40'N / 86°55'W32°42'N / 86°50'W5.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Dallas
48.91972-01-04232°18'N / 87°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marengo
49.11961-12-12232°24'N / 88°23'W32°32'N / 88°00'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
49.72002-11-10233°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.
50.01963-04-29233°17'N / 86°50'W0025K0Shelby


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