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

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Earthquake Index, #500

Muscle Shoals, AL
0.03
Alabama
0.08
U.S.
1.81

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

Volcano Index, #1

Muscle Shoals, 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, #242

Muscle Shoals, AL
294.19
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 3,971 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Muscle Shoals, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:29
Dust Storm:0Flood:496Hail:1,103Heat:15Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:2,015Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:9
Other:247 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Muscle Shoals, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Muscle Shoals, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 118 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Muscle Shoals, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.11985-08-16234°39'N / 87°38'W34°45'N / 87°40'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Colbert
4.41965-03-17334°45'N / 87°40'W34°50'N / 87°30'W11.00 Miles33 Yards022250K0Colbert
4.81953-02-20334°42'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1825K0Colbert
5.21967-10-24334°40'N / 87°40'W34°44'N / 87°27'W13.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Colbert
6.31965-02-11234°50'N / 87°39'W0025K0Colbert
6.31967-10-24334°48'N / 87°47'W34°51'N / 87°35'W11.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lauderdale
7.51953-03-22234°51'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Lauderdale
8.51988-11-04334°35'N / 88°05'W34°44'N / 87°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards0162.5M0Colbert
8.71958-04-05234°40'N / 87°32'W34°46'N / 87°26'W8.90 Miles100 Yards11250K0Colbert
10.01957-12-19234°36'N / 87°40'W0725K0Colbert
10.92008-05-08234°44'N / 87°28'W34°46'N / 87°25'W13.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0KColbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A surveillance camera from an equipment company northeast of Leighton captured a tornado on video picking up at least 2 cars and throwing them nearly 40 feet. A home was destroyed and another heavily damaged along River Road and Second Street. Large trees were snapped and uprooted near Fosters Mill at the intersection County Road 40. An 18 wheeler was reported to be overturned in this area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
11.31951-11-15234°50'N / 87°48'W1.50 Miles177 Yards063K0Lauderdale
11.41967-10-24334°44'N / 87°27'W34°44'N / 87°25'W1.90 Miles33 Yards03250K0Lawrence
13.41964-03-09334°30'N / 87°40'W34°36'N / 87°32'W10.40 Miles33 Yards01250K0Franklin
14.02008-05-08234°46'N / 87°25'W34°48'N / 87°22'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued its track from Fosters Mill in Colbert County into the far northern tip of Lawrence County. The tornado struck the Doublehead Resort and Lodge producing significant structural damage. A 2-story house was completely lifted off its foundation and moved nearly 20 feet. The entire west-facing side of this house was ripped off along with significant roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
15.01999-02-27234°54'N / 87°29'W34°56'N / 87°28'W1.70 Miles150 Yards00145K0KLauderdale
 Brief Description: A tornado occurred around 5:55 pm about 4 miles northeast of Killen in northern Lauderdale County. A mobile home was destroyed, several houses were heavily damaged, numerous trees were downed and uprooted, and several other structures sustained damage. The damage area was along CR 71 in the Antioch area.
16.31958-04-05234°46'N / 87°26'W34°51'N / 87°17'W10.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lawrence
18.01978-04-18234°41'N / 87°23'W34°41'N / 87°16'W6.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lawrence
18.01988-11-04334°44'N / 87°24'W34°44'N / 87°14'W13.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
18.51964-03-09334°51'N / 87°23'W34°54'N / 87°19'W5.20 Miles33 Yards22250K0Lauderdale
19.01957-11-18234°29'N / 87°52'W34°32'N / 87°45'W7.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
19.11965-03-17334°50'N / 87°30'W34°57'N / 87°12'W18.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
21.21968-05-29234°29'N / 87°26'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lawrence
22.31958-01-31234°29'N / 87°52'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Franklin
22.81974-04-03534°28'N / 87°29'W34°39'N / 87°07'W24.40 Miles500 Yards14600K0Lawrence
24.01976-03-20234°55'N / 87°16'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0225K0Lauderdale
24.11958-04-05234°42'N / 87°24'W34°55'N / 87°02'W25.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lawrence
24.21955-03-21234°42'N / 88°06'W34°44'N / 88°01'W5.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Colbert
25.31963-03-11235°06'N / 87°44'W35°07'N / 87°36'W7.70 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wayne
25.41974-04-03234°20'N / 87°44'W34°25'N / 87°32'W12.80 Miles350 Yards040K0Franklin
27.81971-02-04334°18'N / 87°40'W34°23'N / 87°32'W9.60 Miles750 Yards1125K0Franklin
28.01988-11-04334°34'N / 88°05'W34°35'N / 88°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Franklin
28.21963-03-11234°36'N / 88°06'W0025K0Franklin
29.61965-03-17234°52'N / 88°08'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Alcorn
31.21974-04-03534°39'N / 87°07'W34°41'N / 87°04'W4.10 Miles500 Yards0560K0Morgan
31.21963-03-11235°07'N / 87°36'W35°12'N / 87°14'W21.40 Miles100 Yards010K0Lawrence
31.31985-08-16334°42'N / 87°05'W35°01'N / 87°07'W23.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Limestone
31.92008-02-06434°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.
32.12001-11-24234°36'N / 87°06'W34°37'N / 87°05'W1.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0KMorgan
 Brief Description: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the tornado in Haleyville produced another tornado near the Lawrence-Morgan county line. The tornado began at 12:10 pm 1 mile southwest of Caddo near CR 214. The tornado moved northeast through Caddo and into Morgan County. The tornado ended at 12:15 pm near North Mountain Road in Trinity. Emergency Management officials estimated that around 25 homes sustained varying degrees of damage including 3 homes that were totally destroyed, one mobile home demolished, and 2 homes received significant damage. Additional damage was reported to several businesses and one church. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. Two minor injuries were reported in Caddo. The tornado path was 4.9 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. Beg: 34 33.765/87 09.104 End: 34 35.979/87 04.963
32.31988-11-04334°53'N / 88°13'W34°56'N / 88°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
32.41986-11-08234°37'N / 88°12'W34°40'N / 88°11'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
32.51989-02-20234°15'N / 87°36'W34°18'N / 87°32'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Winston
32.61963-03-11234°15'N / 87°37'W34°18'N / 87°30'W7.60 Miles333 Yards000K0Winston
32.81963-04-29235°02'N / 87°13'W35°02'N / 87°08'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Giles
32.91959-01-21234°31'N / 88°12'W34°34'N / 88°07'W5.70 Miles20 Yards0125K0Tishomingo
33.02005-11-15235°11'N / 87°45'W35°15'N / 87°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01100K0Wayne
 Brief Description: The NWS Storm Survey found that a tornado first touched down just south of Collinwood along Highway 13 near Shackelford Funeral Home. The tornado moved northeast and damaged several homes and snapped off numerous large trees along Ayers Rd. A barn was destroyed near the intersection of Ayers Road and Millrock. Several homes near this intersection received significant structural damage. Two trailer homes were damaged and were moved off their foundations. The tornado contiued to move northeast and did significant damage to the Millrock Baptist Church. Along Shawnette Road, more homes were damaged and numerous trees were blown down. Between Little Shawnette Road and Double Branch Road, a home was nearly destroyed. This was the last evidence of damage from the tornado in Wayne County. One injury occurred while a woman was inside her house on Shawnettee Road when the tornado moved the house off the foundation.
33.91998-04-16435°13'N / 88°01'W35°12'N / 87°38'W23.00 Miles1760 Yards364.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: The tornado killed 3 people in Wayne county. 2 females, their ages 75 and 57, were killed in a modular home on Lay Creek Rd. Another female, age 69, was killed on Chalk Creek Road in a wooden frame home. The tornado left nothing but the foundation. A lumber yard was destroyed. Many trees were down in the path of the tornado. Many houses and mobile homes were destroyed. 34 homes were completely destroyed, 14 homes had major damage and 22 had minor damage. . F75MH, F57MH, F69PH
34.41985-08-16334°22'N / 87°05'W34°42'N / 87°05'W22.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Morgan
34.51974-04-03534°18'N / 87°21'W34°26'N / 87°07'W16.20 Miles500 Yards000K0Lawrence
34.61995-05-18435°00'N / 87°29'W35°21'N / 87°10'W29.00 Miles1000 Yards3324.6M0Lawrence And Giles
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the Lawrence/Wayne County line near Deerfield and lifted near Campbellsville in Giles County. Two people were killed while outside their trailer in the extreme western part of Lawrence County and a third person was killed while inside a house near Deerfield. Thirty-four houses, 16 mobile homes and one business were destroyed. Ninety-eight houses, three mobile homes and two other buildings were damaged. The tornado pulled corn stalks that were two feet tall out fo the ground and destroyed 6 TVA steel high-tension-wire towers. Three of these towers were never found. A cancelled check from Etheridge was found in Cannon County, some 90 miles away. Seventy-five to 100 people were evacuated in Ethridge because of downed power lines. (F48H,M65H,M67H)
34.81957-11-18234°44'N / 88°19'W34°53'N / 88°10'W13.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
34.81957-04-07234°27'N / 88°08'W0025K0Franklin
34.91966-11-10234°38'N / 88°14'W00250K0Tishomingo
34.92008-02-06234°31'N / 87°06'W34°33'N / 87°03'W3.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KMorgan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Representatives from the National Weather Service conducted a storm survey of damage in Morgan County, Alabama that occurred early on February 6th, 2008. The tornado continued its destructive path from Lawrence into Morgan County about 5 miles southwest of Decatur. The tornado tracked another 2.7 miles into Morgan County lifting near the Trinity community west of Decatur around 3:20 AM CST. 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.
35.31972-04-21335°08'N / 87°32'W35°17'N / 87°13'W20.60 Miles200 Yards06250K0Lawrence
35.61967-06-29234°27'N / 88°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
35.82001-11-24234°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
35.92000-12-16234°51'N / 87°03'W34°52'N / 86°59'W4.80 Miles60 Yards00150K0KLimestone
 Brief Description: A second tornado began 5.1 miles west-northwest of Athens just south of O'Neal. The tornado travelled in a northeasterly direction crossing SR 99 where several houses were damaged heavily. Continuing northeast the tornado crossed CR 63 and damaged several houses and destroyed three mobile homes just south of Cross Key. The tornado then crossed CR 26 and SR 127 before dissipating about 5.0 miles north of Athens. The tornado was rated an F2 with no known injuries reported. The total tornado path was 4.8 miles long and about 60 yards wide. The tornado began at 12:38 PM and dissipated at 12:44 PM. Beginning: 34 50.326/87 03.032 Ending: 34 52.552/86 58.748
36.11985-06-17234°32'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles70 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
36.11972-09-29334°39'N / 88°20'W34°38'N / 88°11'W8.70 Miles880 Yards03250K0Tishomingo
36.32001-11-24234°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
36.61957-04-08334°07'N / 87°59'W34°19'N / 87°07'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
36.61974-04-03534°09'N / 87°38'W34°18'N / 87°21'W19.20 Miles500 Yards5220K0Winston
36.81958-05-25234°38'N / 87°00'W0125K0Morgan
37.01997-05-02234°46'N / 87°00'W34°48'N / 86°58'W3.20 Miles75 Yards0122.3M50KLimestone
 Brief Description: A tornado, rated at F2 on the Fujita scale, struck the southern and eastern sections of Athens in Limestone County. The tornado path began about 2 miles south-southwest of Athens near the intersection of Sanderfer Road and County Road 45. The tornado moved northeasterly crossing through southern and eastern sections of Athens. It crossed the intersection of State Road 127 and US 72 where several businesses were damaged. Some damage was caused at Athens Middle School. The tornado continued northeast dissipating near the intersection of Proyr Street and US 31 near Athens High School. According to EMA officals, siz homes were destroyed, 14 homes sustained major damage, and an additional 14 homes had minor damage. Three apartment buildings, each with eight units, were damaged, 13 businesses had major damage, and two businesses reported minor damage. Of the 12 injuries, two were described as serious.
37.01956-02-17335°09'N / 87°18'W35°09'N / 87°07'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Lawrence
37.31963-03-11234°46'N / 87°10'W34°53'N / 86°48'W22.20 Miles33 Yards132.5M0Limestone
37.81974-04-03534°26'N / 87°07'W34°30'N / 87°00'W8.00 Miles500 Yards000K0Morgan
37.91965-03-17235°14'N / 87°20'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lawrence
38.42001-11-24234°33'N / 87°03'W34°33'N / 86°57'W3.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the tornado in Haleyville produced another tornado near the Lawrence-Morgan county line. The tornado began at 12:10 pm 1 mile southwest of Caddo near CR 214. The tornado moved northeast through Caddo and into Morgan County. The tornado ended at 12:15 pm near North Mountain Road in Trinity. Emergency Management officials estimated that around 25 homes sustained varying degrees of damage including 3 homes that were totally destroyed, one mobile home demolished, and 2 homes received significant damage. Additional damage was reported to several businesses and one church. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. Two minor injuries were reported in Caddo. The tornado path was 4.9 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. Beg: 34 33.765/87 09.104 End: 34 35.979/87 04.963
39.11976-05-13334°55'N / 88°18'W34°59'N / 88°15'W5.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
39.31976-05-13334°59'N / 88°15'W35°03'N / 88°14'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hardin
39.31957-11-18234°40'N / 88°20'W34°44'N / 88°19'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02250K0Prentiss
40.01963-03-11234°07'N / 88°01'W34°15'N / 87°37'W24.60 Miles333 Yards04250K0Marion
40.01958-04-05234°48'N / 87°00'W34°55'N / 86°53'W10.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Limestone
40.11989-05-22235°03'N / 87°09'W35°09'N / 87°00'W9.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Giles
40.32008-01-10235°19'N / 87°35'W35°20'N / 87°34'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00200K0KWayne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey indicated that an EF2 tornado with wind speeds of 111-135 MPH struck Wayne County. The worst damage was at 9110 Buttermilk Ridge Rd. A 30 foot by 30 foot metal barn was completely destroyed. Other metal barns received considerable damage with most of the roof blown off. Some homes lost shingles on their roofs. A dog house that was anchored onto a concrete platform was blown away. Several trees were snapped at the trunk. A wooden plank was planted into the ground. Sheets of metal from the barn were carried about a half mile away into some trees on the Natchez Trace Parkway...just across into Lawrence county. Trees were lying in different directions on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Numerous trees were also uprooted at this location on the Natchez Trace. The EMA Director assessed the damage by the tornado at 200,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Squall line type thunderstorms, with some bow echoes, occurred on January, 10. Isolated supercells spawned a tornado in Wayne County.
40.71974-04-03534°41'N / 87°04'W34°48'N / 86°46'W18.80 Miles500 Yards5410K0Limestone
40.71974-04-03534°42'N / 87°03'W34°50'N / 86°47'W17.70 Miles500 Yards11800K0Limestone
41.01963-03-11235°15'N / 87°26'W35°20'N / 87°17'W10.30 Miles300 Yards01250K0Lawrence
41.01971-02-04334°02'N / 87°57'W34°18'N / 87°40'W24.50 Miles750 Yards01225K0Marion
41.21988-11-04235°15'N / 87°50'W35°25'N / 87°39'W13.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Wayne
41.91964-03-04335°03'N / 88°16'W35°13'N / 88°08'W13.80 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Hardin
42.12008-04-11335°16'N / 87°24'W35°19'N / 87°13'W10.00 Miles100 Yards013.0M0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Many homes had roof damage especially on Coffee McGee Rd. An outbuilding was damaged on Crawfish Rd. Trees and utility poles were down along U.S. Highway 64 or Waynesboro Highway. Trees were down in Mt. Ararat Cemetery. The worst damage was a downed TVA electrical transmission tower east of U.S. Highway 43 on Hagan Rd. Metal debris was flung up and got stuck about a hundred feet above the ground in an electrical transmission tower. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Newspaper article stated 56 homes had damage, with 12 homes being complete losses, and there were mainly mobile homes having comp;lete; There was one minor injury. EPISODE NARRATIVE: There were six confirmed tornadoes on April 11, 2008. Large hail and straight line winds were also reported.
42.21987-05-21234°10'N / 87°23'W0.30 Mile150 Yards1025K0Winston
42.71953-02-20234°23'N / 87°04'W34°25'N / 86°57'W7.10 Miles220 Yards0625K0Franklin
43.71970-04-19435°00'N / 88°23'W35°03'N / 88°16'W7.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardin
43.81988-11-04334°32'N / 88°31'W34°39'N / 88°15'W12.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Prentiss
43.91997-03-01235°22'N / 87°34'W35°23'N / 87°32'W1.20 Miles440 Yards00100K0Lawrence
 Brief Description: 2 houses were damaged and 1 trailer destroyed in Lawrence county. The tornado started in Wayne county, clipped the northwest corner of Lawrence county and dissipated in Lewis county.
44.11998-04-16535°16'N / 87°35'W35°26'N / 87°12'W22.70 Miles1760 Yards0214.0M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: Many fine homes, some even brick, were completely leveled. Trees were uprooted or blown down, power lines were down, 75 utility poles were blown down around the county. People who were at their homes went to the basement, or in a closet, or in a bathroom. The EMA report of a one ton Dodge flatbed truck, which weighs almost 5000 pounds, being hurled 20 miles, could not be confirmed. Therefore this account should be discounted. However, the EMA director verfied a sedan being carried 1/2 mile. A tree was debarked by the flying debris. A 200 yard wide path of pasture land had grass pulled out. Clumps of dirt was pulled up from the ground. Several livestock was killed.
44.61953-03-14234°40'N / 88°26'W34°42'N / 88°24'W3.30 Miles33 Yards1025K0Prentiss
45.11983-05-19234°18'N / 87°02'W34°20'N / 87°02'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Morgan
45.11964-03-25334°10'N / 87°16'W34°12'N / 87°11'W5.40 Miles267 Yards07250K0Winston
45.61974-04-03334°32'N / 86°54'W34°34'N / 86°50'W4.50 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Morgan
45.61964-03-04335°13'N / 88°08'W35°23'N / 88°00'W13.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Wayne
45.91955-04-24434°21'N / 87°03'W34°22'N / 86°54'W8.60 Miles200 Yards5202.5M0Morgan
46.11954-04-28234°22'N / 88°20'W34°24'N / 88°18'W3.30 Miles10 Yards0225K0Itawamba
46.31983-05-19234°16'N / 87°03'W34°18'N / 87°02'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Cullman
46.31954-04-28235°11'N / 88°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards04250K0Hardin
46.51997-03-01235°24'N / 87°40'W35°26'N / 87°37'W2.90 Miles440 Yards02100K0Wayne
 Brief Description: 2 houses were damaged and 2 trailers were destroyed in Wayne county. There were 2 injuries in Wayne county. The damage was on Buttermilk Ridge. The tornado started in Wayne county, clipped the northwest corner of Lawrence county and dissipated in Lewis county.
46.61975-03-29234°17'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Itawamba
46.91952-03-22434°36'N / 87°00'W34°41'N / 86°38'W21.60 Miles100 Yards45025K0Morgan
47.21951-11-14235°13'N / 87°02'W0.20 Mile7 Yards0025K0Giles
47.52009-05-06234°40'N / 86°49'W34°42'N / 86°47'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0040K0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down along Segers Road in eastern Limestone county, snapping and uprooting numerous large trees. A tree fell on a mobile home on Hardiman Road and split it in half. Peak wind speed was estimated at 115 mph with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong thunderstorms erupted around Midnight on the 6th in northwest Alabama and tracked across portions of north Alabama. The storms produced one to three inches of rainfall in parts of Lawrence, Morgan, Cullman and Marshall Counties resulting in a few instances of flash flooding. Following this first round of thunderstorms, a vigorous quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) advanced eastward from northern Mississippi into northwest Alabama before sunrise. This system strengthened as it encountered increasing instability. Given high amounts of low level wind shear, a break in the line resulted as a strong comma head / mesocyclone developed. This storm evolved into its own miniature supercell spawning three tornadoes along its track from eastern Lawrence through Morgan, Limestone and Madison Counties. The tornado in Limestone and Madison County produced up to EF2 damage along its 10.9 mile track, narrowly missing an elementary school, high school, and two churches in Madison. Other reports of thunderstorm wind damage were received with these storms.
48.01989-02-20234°02'N / 87°59'W34°08'N / 87°49'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Marion
48.21974-04-03334°34'N / 86°50'W34°36'N / 86°47'W3.80 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Limestone
48.41953-05-04234°55'N / 88°31'W34°59'N / 88°23'W8.80 Miles20 Yards0025K0Alcorn
48.61958-02-26335°14'N / 88°15'W0.10 Mile7 Yards00250K0Hardin
48.71972-09-29334°39'N / 88°38'W34°39'N / 88°20'W17.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Prentiss
48.71974-04-03533°57'N / 87°57'W34°09'N / 87°38'W22.80 Miles500 Yards232500K0Marion
48.82008-04-11335°19'N / 87°12'W35°21'N / 87°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KGiles
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A low end EF3 tornado hit northwest Giles County near Liberty Hill. This was part of the same storm complex that hit Lawrence County. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Many homes had roof damage. The hardest hit area was along Rhea Branch Rd. One residential home was completely leveled. Major damage occurred to the back of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church. A newspaper article stated that 8 homes were completely destroyed, and 30 other homes had serious damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: There were six confirmed tornadoes on April 11, 2008. Large hail and straight line winds were also reported.
49.21975-02-23234°13'N / 87°03'W2.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Cullman
49.31957-11-08235°12'N / 87°01'W35°15'N / 86°58'W4.70 Miles133 Yards003K0Giles
49.41972-04-21335°17'N / 87°13'W35°22'N / 87°02'W11.70 Miles200 Yards040K0Giles
49.52008-02-05435°16'N / 88°17'W35°22'N / 88°02'W16.00 Miles880 Yards3517.6M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred west of the Tennessee River near the intersection of Coffee Landing Road and Towboat Lane about 740 pm CST. The tornado then quickly raced northeast causing extensive damage to homes and trees just east of the Tennessee River in the Oak Grove, Cerro Gordo and Swift Communities. The tornado destroyed 59 houses, 11 mobile homes, 11 public buildings, a vacant store and 11 farm buildings. Another 117 structures received varying degrees of damage. Four of the 11 public buildings belonged to the Sharon Baptist Church. The church lost its sanctuary, preschool, academy and student center, off Cravens Road in the Oak Grove area. Two of the five injuries occurred at the church while two more injuries occurred in homes in the Oak Grove area. All three deaths occurred in mobile homes. Two of the deaths occurred in the Cerro Gordo area while the third fatality occurred in northeast Hardin County in the vicinity of Nance Bend Road and Highway 128. The tornado continued northeast before lifting near the intersection of Highway 114 and Highway 128 around 757 pm CST. The path length was about 16 miles and the maximum width was one half mile. The highest estimated winds were around 170 mph. Utility restoration costs were estimated at around $200,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
49.61997-03-01235°26'N / 87°31'W35°28'N / 87°27'W3.90 Miles440 Yards00100K0Lewis
 Brief Description: 5 homes were damaged and a barn was destroyed. Path length and width of tornado are approximations.
49.71996-04-20235°26'N / 87°23'W35°26'N / 87°23'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0121.3M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A strong line of thunderstorms entered middle Tennesee Saturday morning, April 20. The storms moved from northwest to southeast. Some of these storms produced tornadoes, but a significant part of the damage occurred from straight line winds. Many homes...mobile homes and businesses were damaged. Damage estimates from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) was placed at 1.25 million dollars across middle Tennessee during this storm event. The tornado started at Barnesville and then went back up as a funnel cloud. It touched down again at Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Areas east of Cornersville toward Bell Buckle received straight line wind damage. The distance from Barnesville to Cornersville is about 33 miles. Lengths and widths are estimated at Barnesville, Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Cornersville was the hardest hit. An eyewitness saw the funnel come down and take the roof off a basement house about 1/2 mile south of Barnesville on Barnesville Rd. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud but came down again later as a tornado at Summertown and did some damaged to 25 homes...2 severe. Trees were uprooted, including a large oak tree and a cherry tree with a diameter of 12 to 14 inches. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud, and touched down briefly at Waco, in Giles county. The tornado damaged a brick structure that was used as a store. The building lost its roof and most of its walls. A mobile home was leveled across the street. Straight line winds appeared to have damaged a cabinet and wood shop business at the junction of highway 31 and highway 129. Storm damage estimate for Giles county is about $400,000. The tornado came down again for the final time at Cornersville, at 0615 CST, and was on the ground for an estimated 1.5 miles. Its width was estimated about 1/4 mile. The tornado started at 1.5 miles northwest of the junction of U.S. Route 31A and Coleman Rd. or 1.3 miles southwest of Cornersville. The tornado damage ends near the junction of Coleman Rd. and U.S. Route 31A. The tornado demolished a mobile home park. 7 mobile homes were totally destroyed and 10 others damage. 7 people were injured in the mobile home park, one critically. Another person was injured in Marshall county. 2 high tension towers were bent in half and telephone poles were snapped along Coleman Rd. The Cornersville School auditorium was damaged, but it was not from the tornado. There were 2 injuries in Coffee county and 2 injured in Bedford county, for a total of 12 injuries from the storm. TEMA estimates of the number of homes, mobile homes and businesses that were destroyed or sustained severely damage from the tornado and the straight line winds for the following counties are in the respective order: Marshall County...5, 10, 14 Lawrence County...10, 1. and zero. Coffee County...4, 10, 1. Giles County...6, 2, 2. Bedford County...0, 4, 0.
50.01980-06-29235°01'N / 86°49'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Lincoln


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