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The chance of earthquake damage in Scottsboro is higher than Alabama average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Scottsboro is higher than Alabama average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #24

Scottsboro, AL
0.50
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

Scottsboro, 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, #254

Scottsboro, AL
288.05
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 3,576 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Scottsboro, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:14Dense Fog:0Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:318Hail:1,040Heat:11Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,915Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:3
Other:204 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Scottsboro, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Scottsboro, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.91964-02-184.41534.8-85.5
48.71984-10-094.21234.75-85.2

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 126 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Scottsboro, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.11973-05-27234°36'N / 85°59'W34°37'N / 85°55'W4.30 Miles500 Yards04250K0Jackson
6.71977-04-04234°33'N / 85°59'W34°38'N / 85°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jackson
7.32008-12-10234°44'N / 86°04'W34°46'N / 86°00'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado struck portions of central Jackson county around 1 AM CST Wednesday morning. This tornado initially snapped several cedar trees near county road 21, before toppling three TVA high voltage power line towers near Pikeville Alabama. It then rapidly proceeded northeast snapping trees, collapsing several barns, and ripping off roofs before lifting near the end of county road 34. According to Jackson County Emergency Management, the tornado and adjacent straight-line winds were to blame for up to twenty homes being damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed and seven more were damaged. Nine barns were destroyed and three were damaged. The maximum wind speed with this tornado was estimated at 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front pushed northeast from Mississippi into northern Alabama producing widespread rainfall during the afternoon of the 9th. A squall line then produced another round of heavy rainfall, along with several small bow echoes. One of these stronger bow echoes resulted in an EF-2 tornado in Jackson County after midnight on the 10th. Widespread rain amounts of 3 to 5 inches, locally near 6 inches, fell in Madison, Limestone, Morgan, and Lawrence counties resulting in widespread river and local flash flooding.
8.01973-05-19234°40'N / 86°02'W34°36'N / 85°47'W14.90 Miles900 Yards092.5M0Jackson
8.31958-04-06334°28'N / 86°05'W34°35'N / 85°59'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
9.12009-04-10334°30'N / 86°06'W34°32'N / 85°55'W14.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Just east of CR 67, this tornado continued east northeast from Marshall county and into southern Jackson county. Several homes were destroyed in the Macedonia community along with numerous large trees uprooted and snapped. Three TVA high voltage powerline towers also collapsed. As the tornado approached Powell, a double wide manufactured home was shifted off its foundation with total roof collapse and complete destruction to the front of the home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
12.82009-04-10334°29'N / 86°15'W34°30'N / 86°06'W9.00 Miles440 Yards050K0KMarshall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down approximately 2.5 miles south southeast of Grant along Campbell Mill Road. A few houses sustained minor roof damage on the southeast side of Grant. At least two mobile homes sustained major damage from falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing Old Union Road, Columbus City Road, and Cardessa Lane before descending into the Tennessee River Valley. The tornado crossed Highway 79 at approximately 307 PM CDT at the Baker Mountain Road intersection. At this point the damage path width was just below a half of a mile wide. One woman was injured when a tree fell on her car near the Waterfront Grocery store. Several houses sustained substantial damage on the east side of Highway 79 and many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof was blown off of one home and a brick wall collapsed. The tornado crossed a small inlet onto the south side of Preston Island, wiping out several boat docks and boat houses. Several homes sustained significant damage on the island from falling trees. At least two wood homes had complete roof collapse and partial wall collapse. The tornado crossed Lake Guntersville into the South Sauty community. At least one person was injured in this area when he was caught outside during the tornado. At this point, the damage path width increased to at least a half a mile wide. Several well built homes were damaged by falling trees along Memonminee Road. At least 20 boat houses were destroyed in the community. Along Chilcotin Road a well constructed two story brick house lost its roof. Also falling trees damaged several camper trailers. One trailer was blown into Lake Guntersville. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path of the tornado in Marshall county. The tornado crossed the CR 67 causeway and very shortly after moved into Jackson county. On CR 67, tornadic winds damaged the shoulder of the roadway as it crossed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
13.72009-04-10334°32'N / 85°55'W34°33'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This destructive tornado continued to move east northeast from Jackson county into Dekalb county. Just on the east side of Highway 35, a large metal industrial building that was securely anchored into the ground was completely destroyed. In Sylvania, significant damage occurred to several homes in the Stonebrook division. One home was completely lifted off its foundation and driven nearly 4 feet into the ground. Sporadic damage continued just to the east of Sylvania until the tornado apparently lifted between 335 and 340 PM CDT, just south of the Mahan Crossroads community in west central Dekalb county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
13.71996-09-28234°30'N / 86°15'W34°32'N / 86°13'W2.50 Miles80 Yards00300K50KMarshall
 Brief Description: Around 1:50 am CDT a small but briefly strong tornado struck in northern Marshall County just southeast and east of Grant. The tornado path began about 2.5 miles south-southeast of Grant just off County Road 503 and extended in a northeastward direction for 2.5 miles. The damage path ended 3 miles east of Grant and just south of County Road 34. Total path length was 2.5 miles. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency reported that four houses were destroyed and five homes and four house trailers sustained damage. Six greenhouses were also totally wrecked. Fortunately, many of the destroyed houses were unoccupied at the time of the tornado with occupants away for the weekend.
14.12010-10-25234°37'N / 85°51'W34°39'N / 85°45'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00150K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph touched down along Highway 40 just east of Highway 71. Significant damage occurred at highway 40 and County Road 22. A couple of sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. A single-wide manufactured home was lifted 4 to 6 feet off its foundation along County Road 382 north of Highway 40. Additional damage occurred along County Road 134 before the tornado crossed into DeKalb County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.
14.41997-04-22234°28'N / 85°54'W34°31'N / 85°51'W5.00 Miles220 Yards0102.2M10KDekalb
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado tracked from southwest to northeast across the center of Rainsville. The tornado began at 3:53 pm CDT three miles southwest of Rainsville just south of the intersection of County Roads 92 and 72. The tornado moved northeastward directly through the downtown section of Rainsville at the intersection of State Highways 75 and 35. Damage was severe to a number of buildings including the Rainsville police and fire department station and a number of commercial buildings. The tornado continued northeast crossing Dilbeck and Marshall Roads before ending about two miles northeast of Rainsville on the east side of Marshall Road. The tornado severely damaged a large poultry raising facility and debris from the chicken houses was blown over half a mile further to the northeast. The tornado had dissipated by 4:01 pm CDT. At the Rainsville police station, eleven of 12 police cars were either damaged or destroyed and several of the city's fire trucks were damaged. Five of the 10 people injured were hospitalized according to emergency management officials. Damage assessment indicated that 63 homes and/or apartments were damaged or destroyed along with 34 businesses. The tornado path was five miles in length and about 220 yards wide at the widest.
16.31973-05-19234°36'N / 85°47'W34°33'N / 85°46'W3.60 Miles900 Yards003K0Dekalb
16.41994-03-27434°26'N / 85°59'W34°28'N / 85°47'W23.00 Miles700 Yards0205.0M0Dekalb
 Brief Description: A tornado struck near the Grove Oak area in the western sections of Dekalb County moving northeast through the towns of Rainsville, Sylvania, and Henager. In the path of the tornado, Emergency Management personnel reported 16 homes and 13 mobile homes completely destroyed, 45 homes and two mobile homes with major damage, and 21 homes and nine mobile home with minor damage. Two businesses and 12 poultry houses were destroyed.
16.71973-05-08234°20'N / 86°08'W34°29'N / 85°50'W19.90 Miles900 Yards2122.5M0Dekalb
16.91974-04-03334°48'N / 86°19'W34°51'N / 86°11'W8.30 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Jackson
17.02008-02-06434°40'N / 85°50'W34°45'N / 85°41'W11.00 Miles660 Yards1120K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Jackson 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 at least 180 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The most significant damage occurred at the corner of County Road 60 and 177, between the Rosalie and Pisgah communities in eastern Jackson County. This is also approximately the location where one fatality occurred. Trees along the tornado path were snapped and in some cases shredded, several houses were swept from their foundations, and a large section of a chicken house collapsed. Several large hay bales (weighing 2,500 pounds) were blown apart or tossed around. 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.
18.41992-11-22234°32'N / 86°24'W34°36'N / 86°19'W6.00 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Madison
18.71965-04-15334°42'N / 85°45'W34°42'N / 85°42'W3.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jackson
18.82001-11-24234°23'N / 85°55'W34°27'N / 85°49'W7.10 Miles100 Yards00100K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down at 2:25 pm along CR 65 southwest of Peaks Corner causing tree damage. The tornado tracked northeast to CR 52 where a small barn was destroyed. As the tornado continued northeastward, several chicken barns received heavy damage, and many trees were snapped off at mid-trunk. A narrow path of damage continued northeast removing the roof from a cinder-block building, knocking down a wall, and moving a small pickup truck several feet. The tornado continued northeast destroying a trailer home, snapping off trees, and damaging more chicken barns along CR 44. The tornado descended a steep hill into the Pine Ridge community damaging a church before it ended. The width of the tornado was approximately 100 yards wide with a track length of 7.1 miles. There were no injuries reported with this tornado. Beg: 34 23.227/85 53.365 End: 34 27.040/85 47.568
19.51995-02-16234°20'N / 86°13'W34°24'N / 86°00'W12.00 Miles700 Yards03500K1KMarshall
 Brief Description: A tornado first touched down about two miles south-southwest of Martling in eastern Marshall County moving toward the east-northeast. The tornado continued on this track primarily across the rural area crossing into DeKalb County at 0531 CST. The tornado moved through the Hopewell community in southwest DeKalb County before ending just south of the Lakeview community at Highway 75. Emergency Management reported that more than 10 homes were destroyed, about 40 homes were damaged, and 30 chicken houses were damaged or demolished.
20.01977-03-30334°20'N / 86°04'W34°23'N / 85°55'W9.20 Miles50 Yards02250K0Dekalb
20.01958-04-06334°16'N / 86°13'W34°28'N / 86°05'W15.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0Marshall
21.21988-05-09234°50'N / 85°54'W34°46'N / 85°33'W14.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jackson
21.51989-11-15434°44'N / 86°26'W34°47'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00250.0M0Madison
21.51973-01-26234°20'N / 86°04'W0025K0Marshall
22.11964-04-07234°19'N / 86°05'W34°20'N / 86°02'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Dekalb
22.31973-05-19434°28'N / 85°45'W34°30'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles400 Yards0192.5M0Dekalb
22.51952-02-29334°30'N / 85°42'W34°32'N / 85°40'W3.30 Miles400 Yards0120K0Dekalb
22.61957-04-08334°27'N / 86°25'W34°28'N / 86°20'W5.20 Miles200 Yards000K0Marshall
22.82010-10-25234°39'N / 85°45'W34°44'N / 85°33'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph continued it's track from Jackson into DeKalb County producing it's worst damage near the intersection of County Road 134 and 131. At this location, a cinder-block foundation shed was completely destroyed. The tornado continued northeast lifting much of a roof and portions of a brick exterior of a home along County Roady 886. It also destroyed a 20 by 20 foot shed. As the tornado moved into the town of Ider, it destroyed the bleachers and scoreboard at the Ider High School football field. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2 inch thick rebar. Additional damage was observed along Highway 75 as the tornado tracked into Dade County, Georgia. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.
23.41965-04-15334°42'N / 85°42'W34°42'N / 85°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dekalb
23.51983-05-19334°29'N / 85°41'W1.20 Miles473 Yards032.5M0Dekalb
23.82001-11-24234°30'N / 86°27'W34°33'N / 86°26'W2.60 Miles300 Yards00500K0KMadison
 Brief Description: The same storm that spawned the Union Grove Tornado moved northeast across the Tennessee River and produced another tornado in southeastern Madison County. This tornado, rated an F2 on the Fujita scale, touched down around 1:50 pm about 3.6 miles west-southwest of the city of New Hope near the base of Lemley Mountain where it downed trees and produced light damage to some homes. The tornado then strengthened as it moved northeast through a mobile home community where several mobile homes were thrown and demolished. After crossing US 431 and damaging several businesses, the tornado lifted about three-quarters of a mile northeast of the US 431/Old US 431 intersection around 1:54 pm. Despite damage to at least 21 homes, including eight that were completely demolished, there were no known injuries. In the mobile home community where the greatest damage occurred, residents stated they heard the Tornado Warning on televison and through NOAA Weather Radio and took cover in underground storm shelters. Beg: 34 31.445/86 26.951 End: 34 33.250/86 25.254
24.01992-11-22234°40'N / 85°41'W34°45'N / 85°35'W7.00 Miles73 Yards040K0Dekalb
24.41973-05-27234°18'N / 86°37'W34°35'N / 86°11'W31.50 Miles500 Yards03250K0Marshall
24.71977-03-30234°27'N / 85°41'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Dekalb
24.91973-05-08234°17'N / 86°17'W34°20'N / 86°08'W9.20 Miles900 Yards002.5M0Marshall
25.01973-12-29234°17'N / 86°01'W0.30 Mile100 Yards01250K0Dekalb
25.21992-11-22234°16'N / 86°02'W34°18'N / 85°56'W5.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Dekalb
26.41968-04-04234°16'N / 86°12'W34°17'N / 86°08'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marshall
27.31964-01-24234°15'N / 86°01'W0025K0Dekalb
27.71967-11-24234°43'N / 86°35'W34°40'N / 86°29'W6.60 Miles83 Yards07250K0Madison
27.81997-05-02235°01'N / 86°16'W35°00'N / 86°15'W0.90 Mile150 Yards0060K100KFranklin
 Brief Description: A half dozen farm related buildings sustained damage. About 100 big trees were blown down in an apple orchard on White Gap Road. The trees were lying in different directions.
27.81983-02-22234°16'N / 86°13'W2.20 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Marshall
27.91976-03-20234°46'N / 86°31'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Madison
28.11992-11-22234°12'N / 86°04'W34°17'N / 85°54'W7.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Dekalb
28.21989-11-15434°39'N / 86°39'W34°44'N / 86°26'W12.50 Miles880 Yards21463250.0M0Madison
28.71974-04-03334°36'N / 86°47'W34°48'N / 86°19'W29.90 Miles700 Yards232.5M0Madison
29.41973-05-27235°00'N / 86°20'W00250K0Lincoln
29.81988-05-09234°46'N / 85°33'W34°45'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dekalb
29.82001-11-24234°27'N / 86°31'W34°27'N / 86°31'W2.00 Miles300 Yards07400K0KMarshall
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado in the Union Grove area. The tornado began at 1:41 pm, 5.3 miles northwest of Union Grove, near Shumate Mountain. The tornado moved northeast crossing CR 240 and ending at 1:44 pm near the base of Benton Round Mountain. The heaviest damage occurred southwest of CR 240. Ten to 15 mobile homes were destroyed, 5 homes suffered varying degrees of damage, several outbuildings and barns were destroyed, an ultra-lite hangar was destroyed, 2 hunting cabins were destroyed, and 7 people received minor injuries. Beg: 34 26.213/86 31.892 End: 34 27.381/86 30.407
30.31985-04-05334°12'N / 86°19'W34°17'N / 86°12'W8.00 Miles277 Yards052.5M0Marshall
30.52001-11-24234°15'N / 85°46'W34°20'N / 85°41'W8.20 Miles200 Yards24300K0KCherokee
 Brief Description: The tornado began about 2.7 miles south-southwest of Sand Rock at 3:01 pm moving northeast. The tornado moved across the southern and eastern portions of Sand Rock damaging a number of structures. Two people were killed in a mobile home just east of Sand Rock. The tornado continued northeast moving through mostly open areas with structures damaged and trees downed along the way. The tornado finally dissipated around 3:18 pm about 5.5 miles northeast of Sand Rock. The tornado was rated an F2 with a path length of 8.2 miles and a width of 200 yards. Beginning: 34 12.477/85 47.520 Ending: 34 18.063/85 42.139
30.61982-01-03234°21'N / 86°27'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Marshall
30.61977-07-17234°42'N / 86°35'W0.20 Mile77 Yards00250K0Madison
31.01986-03-12234°19'N / 86°30'W34°23'N / 86°25'W6.00 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Marshall
31.21951-06-08234°58'N / 86°26'W023K0Madison
31.21967-12-18234°35'N / 86°41'W34°50'N / 86°30'W20.20 Miles300 Yards0272.5M0Madison
31.31992-11-22234°11'N / 86°06'W34°12'N / 86°04'W5.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Etowah
31.42010-01-21234°42'N / 86°38'W34°45'N / 86°33'W7.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado first touched down in a residential development on the Redstone Arsenal, just 2 miles south of the National Weather Service office located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A narrow tornado path uprooted a large tree, then moved into a residential area along Magnolia Circle. Here, the tornado tore shingles off of roofs and ripped siding off several homes. The tornado then lifted briefly before touching down again near the intersection of Triana Blvd and 9th Ave in Huntsville. It then proceeded northeast another 4.4 miles, through the Old Town and Five Points communities, before lifting near the intersection of Gaboury Lane and Rosalie Ridge road near Chapman Mountain. Along it's path, many hardwood/softwood trees and utility poles were snapped. Multiple well-built single family homes sustained substantial roof damage. Winds were estimated to reach peak speeds of 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated classic supercells developed in northern Alabama during the late afternoon hours ahead of a cold front and low pressure system moving through the Tennessee Valley. One of the storms produced an EF-2 tornado in the northeast side of Huntsville. Several photographs and videos documented this tornado from various locations throughout the city of Huntsville and at many locations in Madison County.
31.71957-04-08334°18'N / 86°36'W34°23'N / 86°20'W16.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cullman
32.21970-04-24234°45'N / 86°36'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Madison
32.41957-11-18434°10'N / 86°21'W34°16'N / 86°13'W10.30 Miles100 Yards06250K0Marshall
32.71992-11-22234°45'N / 85°31'W34°47'N / 85°28'W3.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Dade
32.81961-03-07334°20'N / 86°35'W34°24'N / 86°27'W8.90 Miles200 Yards08250K0Marshall
32.91996-11-07235°03'N / 86°18'W35°08'N / 86°12'W7.90 Miles175 Yards01500K10KFranklin
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed one home and six mobile homes, damaged close to a dozen other homes and mobile homes, and heavily damaged numerous farm buildings and storage sheds during its trek through Franklin county. Storm damage was estimated to be about 1/2 million dollars. The tornado stayed generally south of U.S. Route 64. The tornado first touched down west of Huntland on McClure Cemetery Road where it destroyed a mobile home and damaged two other homes. The tornado continued east and destroyed 2 mobile homes and a storage building on Indian Creek Road. The tornado continued east and crossed Main Street in Huntland and destroyed a large hay barn. The tornado treked northeast to Old Salem and took the roof off the Old Salem Church of Christ on Bean Creek Rd. The most extensive damage was in Maxwell. 2 moble homes were destroyed. One of these mobile homes were lifted off its moorings and thrown 40 feet and then hit a tree. The occupant of the mobile home sustained a broken nose, multiple cuts and bruises. The tornado continued northeast to Belvidere where it destroyed some farm buildings. The tornado went up into the clouds, but reappeared in Decherd where it damaged a home. The tornado went back up into the clouds, but touched down briefly at Oak Grove, where it did some damage and again at Alto. The tornado destroyed a house at Alto on Rutledge Hill Rd. There were numerous trees and power lines down along the track of the tornado. Path length and width of the tornado are approximations.
33.21985-04-05334°08'N / 86°11'W34°12'N / 86°03'W8.00 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Etowah
33.91988-06-18235°05'N / 86°27'W35°00'N / 86°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Lincoln
34.01974-04-03435°00'N / 86°26'W35°07'N / 86°19'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
34.31972-06-27234°19'N / 86°30'W0.30 Mile40 Yards0225K0Marshall
34.31997-05-02234°52'N / 86°35'W34°53'N / 86°35'W1.30 Miles70 Yards01600K0KMadison
 Brief Description: A short but powerful tornado struck the area northwest of Meridianville destroying four homes along with major damage to two otehrs and minor damage to twelve more. The tornado path began in an hope area just southwest of the Colonial Golf Course. The torndo moved through a small subdivision on the north and east sides of the golf course and moved into an open area again as it dissipated.
34.61974-04-01334°42'N / 86°43'W34°45'N / 86°35'W8.40 Miles800 Yards162.5M0Madison
34.61986-03-12234°18'N / 86°30'W34°19'N / 86°30'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Cullman
34.92007-11-14235°03'N / 85°41'W35°02'N / 85°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0KMarion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Nine injuries resulted from the EF2 rated tornado which heavily damaged the roof of the Kimball Baptist Church as well as damaging several vehicles in the church parking lot. The tornado also destroyed several modular homes between Main Street and Interstate 24. Peak wind speed was estimated at 130 mph with a path width of 200 yards. Path length was 2 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: High shear with moderate instability in the warm sector ahead of strong late Fall cold front. The Event was characterized by a few wind damage reports and an EF 2 tornado (Marion County) all across Southeast Tennessee.
35.11974-04-03435°00'N / 86°30'W35°07'N / 86°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards61002.5M0Lincoln
35.11995-02-16334°15'N / 86°35'W34°16'N / 86°19'W14.00 Miles10 Yards61305.0M5KCullman And Marshall
 Brief Description: A tornado began in the extreme northeast part of Cullman County about three miles west of Joppa in a rural area. The tornado travelled east-northeast through Joppa and across Alabama Highway 69 crossing into Marshall County just southwest of Arab at 5:06 am CST. Continuing on an east-northeast track, the tornado crossed the southern side of Arab crossing U.S. Highway 231 at 5:08 am. The tornado moved into increasing rugged terrain as it moved east of Arab, dissipating at the Browns Creek section of Guntersville Lake just north of the Diamond community. Six people were killed in the tornado, five in Marshall County and one in Cullman County. One death occurred in a house and the rest in mobile homes. There were 130 injuries though it is impossible to specify how many occurred in each county. The Joppa area of Cullman County and the Arab area of Marshall County were the most heavily populated areas affected by the tornado with some of the worst damage occurring in these areas. Officials reported that 77 dwellings and six businesses were destroyed in Cullman County while 80 dwellings and six businesses were destroyed in Marshall County. In the city of Arab, there were 30 to 35 homes destroyed or heavily damaged along with 30 to 35 mobile homes. A pregnant woman severely injured in her mobile home in the tornado was sent into labor early, but the baby died at birth. F04H, M49M, M36M, F70M, F88M, M0M
35.41973-05-19234°57'N / 86°33'W2.00 Miles500 Yards010250K0Madison
35.51974-05-02234°09'N / 86°13'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0025K0Marshall
35.71963-03-11234°53'N / 86°48'W34°57'N / 86°22'W25.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Madison
35.71973-11-27334°38'N / 86°47'W34°44'N / 86°34'W14.10 Miles200 Yards0422.5M0Madison
35.71995-05-18434°50'N / 87°02'W34°48'N / 86°15'W39.00 Miles1300 Yards1555.0M0Limestone
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a violent tornado that began 3 miles northwest of Athens in Limestone County and moved on a path just slightly north of east completely across Madison County before ending in northwestern Jackson County about 15 miles northwest of Scottsboro. The tornado path varied from very narrow at the beginning and end to about three-quarters of a mile wide at the widest location in Madison County. Intensity varied from F0 intensity near both ends of the track to F4 at the strongest in several locations in Madison County. Damage along the track was primarily in the F2 and F3 category. Evidence in the damage as seen through an aerial survey indicated that the tornado was probably a multiple vortex with indications of at least two vortices within the main tornado funnel. The tornado began at 1633 CST in Limestone County crossing Interstate 65 and Highway 251 where the mobile home park was destroyed. It reached the Limestone/Madison county line at 1650 CST. The trek across Madison County saw the tornado move near the communities of Harvest, Meridianville, Buckhorn, and Fannings Crossing before moving into the rugged terrain of eastern Madison County. The tornado crossed the Madison/Jackson county line at 1721 CST. The tornado track was much weaker in Jackson County as it moved through rugged terrain affecting very few structures. The track ended about 15 miles northwest of Scottsboro or a few miles west of the community of Hytop. Damage was the heaviest at a mobile home park about three miles northeast of Athens along Highway 251. The only fatality that occurred in this tornado occurred at this mobile home park, and the person died later from injuries received in the tornado. Twenty-six mobile homes were destroyed in Limestone County, 13 in the Oakdale Mobile Home Park. Another 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed in Limestone County where damage was estimated to be $1.5 million. About 9,500 electric customers were without electricity. A cow was also killed when a large tree fell on and crushed it. Another especially hard hit area was Anderson Hills subdivision in Madison County with houses ranging in price from $175,000 to $400,000. This area of well-constructed dwellings was one of the locations where F4 damage was evident as well as indications of a multiple vortex structure. In Anderson Hills, 21 houses were destroyed and 39 sustained major damage. Damage across the rest of Madison County was less concentrated than in this one subdivision. Over 10,000 Huntsville Utility Company customers were without power. M30M
36.91974-04-03534°50'N / 86°47'W35°00'N / 86°26'W22.90 Miles33 Yards51100K0Madison
37.01967-12-18234°33'N / 86°42'W34°35'N / 86°41'W2.70 Miles300 Yards202.5M0Morgan
38.01980-04-27234°05'N / 86°10'W34°07'N / 86°07'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Etowah
38.21985-08-16234°41'N / 86°42'W34°49'N / 86°43'W13.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
38.21963-03-11235°00'N / 85°43'W35°09'N / 85°32'W14.70 Miles200 Yards06250K0Marion
39.31977-06-22234°05'N / 85°56'W1.20 Miles77 Yards00250K0Etowah
39.71952-02-13435°12'N / 86°17'W35°13'N / 86°05'W11.40 Miles100 Yards335250K0Franklin
39.71974-04-03435°07'N / 86°09'W35°19'N / 86°05'W14.40 Miles800 Yards521250K0Franklin
40.71974-04-03534°48'N / 86°46'W34°50'N / 86°42'W4.70 Miles500 Yards91100K0Madison
40.71952-02-13435°12'N / 86°18'W35°12'N / 86°17'W1.30 Miles100 Yards09250K0Moore
40.82009-04-10234°29'N / 85°22'W34°29'N / 85°21'W00900K0KChattooga
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that a brief EF2 tornado had touched down approximately one mile southeast of Summerville and tracked less than one mile almost due east. The tornado was determined to have a maximum path width of 200 yards with maximum winds estimated to be 120 mph. Considerable damage was noted in the Summerville area. Over 30 homes were damaged along with 10 businesses. Most of the damage to these structures was determined to be minor. The majority of the damage occurred on Commerce Street. The brick wall of a car care center collapsed, the roof was shifted and lifted from a lumber warehouse, and windows were blown out of a barbecue restaurant. All of these events occurred on Commerce Street. At the intersection of Cleghorn and Scoggin Streets nearby, a single-wide mobile home was completely destroyed. Although the mobile home was anchored, the metal frame was ripped from the foundation and the home was tossed on its side. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper closed low was moving from the mid-south and Mississippi valley region into the mid-Atlantic and southeast U.S. A strong cold front accompanied the upper system. A strong low-level jet in advance of these weather systems transported warm, moist Gulf air northward into the region. With strong dynamics, hence shear, combined with an unusually moist, unstable atmosphere, the atmosphere was primed for a major weather outbreak. One round of thunderstorms passed through north Georgia during the early morning hours. A few minor severe weather events accompanied this system in northwest Georgia. Partial clearing followed the morning convection, allowing temperatures to soar into the mid 70s across much of north and central Georgia in advance of the main weather system. Scattered to numerous discrete supercell thunderstorms developed during mid-afternoon in northwest Georgia and progressed east and southeast across the remaining portions of the county warning area during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes lingered into the early morning hours of the 11th across the southern counties of central Georgia. During the eight hour period from 5 pm EDT on April 10th to 1 am EDT on April 11th, a total of 14 tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in north and central Georgia causing millions in damages. While some injuries were observed, no deaths were observed.
40.91985-08-16334°21'N / 86°45'W34°30'N / 86°41'W14.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Morgan
41.12000-12-16334°03'N / 85°56'W34°05'N / 85°49'W8.10 Miles500 Yards01410.0M0KEtowah
 Brief Description: Damage in Etowah and Cherokee counties was the result of an F3 tornado. The tornado track was 12.8 miles long and just over one quarter of a mile or about 500 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down near Tidmore Bend, 5.3 miles east north east of the city of Gadsden, at 246 PM and lifted at 305 PM near Pollard Bend in Cherokee County. The tornado track was 8.1 miles in Etowah County and 4.7 miles in Cherokee County for a total of 12.8 miles. The most significant damage with the tornado was in the Coats Bend Community of Etowah County where 14 injuries occurred and approximately 250 homes were either totally destroyed or had major damage. Damage in Cherokee County was limited to downed trees and damage to a couple of structures. Beginning: 34 02.864/85 55.347 Ending: 34 06.877/85 42.900
41.21957-04-08334°19'N / 86°59'W34°27'N / 86°25'W33.60 Miles200 Yards2900K0Morgan
41.41974-04-03435°07'N / 86°19'W35°21'N / 86°04'W21.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
41.62000-12-16334°04'N / 85°47'W34°07'N / 85°44'W4.70 Miles500 Yards0040K0KCherokee
 Brief Description: Damage in Etowah and Cherokee counties was the result of an F3 tornado. The tornado track was 12.8 miles long and just over one quarter of a mile or about 500 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down near Tidmore Bend, 5.3 miles east north east of the city of Gadsden, at 246 PM and lifted at 305 PM near Pollard Bend in Cherokee County. The tornado track was 8.1 miles in Etowah County and 4.7 miles in Cherokee County for a total of 12.8 miles. The most significant damage with the tornado was in the Coats Bend Community of Etowah County where 14 injuries occurred and approximately 250 homes were either totally destroyed or had major damage. Damage in Cherokee County was limited to downed trees and damage to a couple of structures. Beginning: 34 02.864/85 55.347 Ending: 34 06.877/85 42.900
42.21974-04-03334°03'N / 85°49'W34°12'N / 85°30'W20.90 Miles100 Yards09250K0Cherokee
42.41961-03-07334°15'N / 86°44'W34°20'N / 86°35'W10.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cullman
42.82009-05-06234°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.
43.41974-04-03334°34'N / 86°50'W34°36'N / 86°47'W3.80 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Limestone
43.71952-03-22434°36'N / 87°00'W34°41'N / 86°38'W21.60 Miles100 Yards45025K0Morgan
43.71974-04-03335°15'N / 86°00'W35°18'N / 85°58'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
44.01989-11-15234°15'N / 85°27'W34°22'N / 85°20'W8.00 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Floyd
44.51976-03-20334°13'N / 86°44'W34°16'N / 86°35'W9.30 Miles100 Yards0172.5M0Cullman
44.51980-06-17234°00'N / 86°01'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Etowah
44.81952-02-13335°15'N / 85°50'W35°16'N / 85°45'W5.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Grundy
45.01957-11-18433°59'N / 86°31'W34°10'N / 86°21'W15.80 Miles100 Yards36250K0Blount
45.32002-11-10234°07'N / 85°38'W34°09'N / 85°28'W10.50 Miles440 Yards141.2M0KCherokee
 Brief Description: The Centre Tornado touched down near Highway 411, just to the east of the Cherokee Country Club. It then traveled northeast, crossed over Cowan Creek, and damaged houses along County Road 40 at approximately 1122 pm CST. The tornado continued its northeastward movement and crossed over County Road 16 at approximately 1125 pm CST. One death was reported in a mobile home at the point where the tornado crossed over County Road 16. From this point, the tornado crossed County Road 31, damaging more homes before moving over Spring Creek. The tornado turned more to the east-northeast, damaging even more homes, before finally lifting near the eastern end of Weiss Lake near Mud Creek. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency estimates that 88 homes were either damaged or destroyed as this tornado moved across the county. In addition to the one fatality, there were also 4 injuries reported. The tornado was on the ground from 1120 pm CST to approximately 1132 pm CST. It had a path 10.5 miles long, and at its widest point was 440 yards wide. Beg: 34 07.176/85 38.020 End: 34 10.010/85 27.928 F72MH
45.42001-11-24434°01'N / 86°20'W34°02'N / 86°18'W1.80 Miles500 Yards001.5M0KEtowah
 Brief Description: The F4 tornado first touched down in the vicinity of the Mt. Carmel Church, south of US 231 on CR 29, where several trees were snapped off. The tornado tracked northeast and produced extensive F2-type damage to homes and trailer homes along Tidwell Road where several injuries occurred. All trees in the neighborhood were snapped mid-trunk. As the tornado crossed US 231, it completely destroyed a frame house with F4 magnitude damage. Large trees around the house were uprooted and snapped at mid-trunk. From there, the tornado continued moving northeast and produced it's worst, F4 magnitude damage, between Robbins Lake and Airport Road. Large trees were completely snapped off at ground level; two tandem-wheel dump trucks were overturned, and moved or rolled 30 yards; several storage containers filled with construction supplies and equipment were rolled up to 50 yards; a large bulldozer was moved 5 feet; a large pole-barn building was completely obliterated. The tornado continued northeast across Robbins Field, then across an unpopulated area, until it entered western Etowah County in the town of Altoona. One church was also destroyed. The tornado affected the south and east sections of Altoona. The tornado descended a steep hill and downed an entire stand of pine trees at mid-trunk. Several homes and trailer-homes were damaged or destroyed, including a well-constructed $250,000 home which was completely destroyed, the third occurrence of F4 magnitude damage. The tornado crossed SR 132, ascending a steep hill, and dissipated. At it's widest point, the tornado was approximately one-quarter mile wide. Debris was scattered several miles past the end of the tornado track. Beg: 33 55.619/86 25.749 End: 34 02.107/86 18.754
45.91985-04-05334°16'N / 86°45'W34°18'N / 86°42'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Cullman
46.01959-01-21234°15'N / 86°42'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Cullman
46.21952-02-29435°09'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles300 Yards21502.5M0Lincoln
46.71974-04-03335°18'N / 85°58'W35°20'N / 85°56'W3.00 Miles100 Yards010K0Coffee
46.91973-11-27234°19'N / 86°49'W34°20'N / 86°44'W5.10 Miles33 Yards03250K0Morgan
46.91970-04-02233°57'N / 85°57'W34°00'N / 85°52'W6.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Etowah
47.01974-04-03334°32'N / 86°54'W34°34'N / 86°50'W4.50 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Morgan
47.11951-11-16234°05'N / 86°31'W1.50 Miles33 Yards013K0Blount
48.01969-12-30233°54'N / 86°00'W34°00'N / 86°01'W7.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Etowah
48.11952-02-13335°13'N / 86°36'W35°13'N / 86°28'W7.40 Miles350 Yards02250K0Lincoln
48.21951-11-15234°12'N / 86°42'W023K0Cullman
48.21976-03-20333°58'N / 86°37'W34°07'N / 86°20'W19.20 Miles40 Yards011250K0Blount
48.31973-03-16234°30'N / 85°15'W34°35'N / 85°10'W7.60 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Chattooga
48.91982-01-03234°13'N / 86°44'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Cullman
49.72001-11-24433°55'N / 86°26'W34°03'N / 86°21'W8.30 Miles500 Yards022800K0KBlount
 Brief Description: The F4 tornado first touched down in the vicinity of the Mt. Carmel Church, south of US 231 on CR 29, where several trees were snapped off. The tornado tracked northeast and produced extensive F2-type damage to homes and trailer homes along Tidwell Road where several injuries occurred. All trees in the neighborhood were snapped mid-trunk. As the tornado crossed US 231, it completely destroyed a frame house with F4 magnitude damage. Large trees around the house were uprooted and snapped at mid-trunk. From there, the tornado continued moving northeast and produced it's worst, F4 magnitude damage, between Robbins Lake and Airport Road. Large trees were completely snapped off at ground level; two tandem-wheel dump trucks were overturned, and moved or rolled 30 yards; several storage containers filled with construction supplies and equipment were rolled up to 50 yards; a large bulldozer was moved 5 feet; a large pole-barn building was completely obliterated. The tornado continued northeast across Robbins Field, then across an unpopulated area, until it entered western Etowah County in the town of Altoona. One church was also destroyed. The tornado affected the south and east sections of Altoona. The tornado descended a steep hill and downed an entire stand of pine trees at mid-trunk. Several homes and trailer-homes were damaged or destroyed, including a well-constructed $250,000 home which was completely destroyed, the third occurrence of F4 magnitude damage. The tornado crossed SR 132, ascending a steep hill, and dissipated. At it's widest point, the tornado was approximately one-quarter mile wide. Debris was scattered several miles past the end of the tornado track. Beg: 33 55.619/86 25.749 End: 34 02.107/86 18.754
49.81974-04-03534°41'N / 87°04'W34°48'N / 86°46'W18.80 Miles500 Yards5410K0Limestone


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