Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mobile County tornado

On Monday October 22, 2007, at 4:36 p.m., an EF1 tornado touched down near Coden and Bayou La Batre in southern Mobile County. A warning was issued by the Mobile NWS at 4:01. The tornado travelled approximately 3/4 of a mile. Approximately 20 residences were damaged, two of which were severely damaged and one was destroyed. No injuries were reported.

Storm Survey by Mobile NWS

Damage photos

Map of tornado track

Tornado touches down in Alabama Jackson Clarion Ledger
MOBILE, ALA. — Weather officials said Mobile County was hit by at least one tornado this afternoon. Steve Miller of the National Weather Service in Mobile told the Press-Register a tornado developed from a storm that moved over Dauphin Island, touched down near Coden and headed north.Bayou La Batre Police Chief John Joyner said a tornado overturned a trailer home near Irvington.

Powerful system spawns damaging tornado Mobile Press Register
However, weather officials in Mobile said they weren't able to confirm the report by the public of a tornado striking Tillman's Corner, and authorities hadn't found any damage there as of early evening, according to Jeff Garmon of the weather service in Mobile. He also said the twister reported in the Irvington area was the same one that struck near Coden. Weather officials began tracking the tornado as it moved over the west end of Dauphin Island.

Irvington picks up after tornado Mobile Press Register
The National Weather Service reported that the tornado, an EF1 twister with wind speeds between 86 mph and 109 mph, touched down south of Memory Lane and lifted three-quarters of a mile north near Roy E. Ray Airport. No injuries were reported. Morrison, who huddled with six others in the bathtub of his house when the tornado touched down, said he kicked open his front door after the walls began to vibrate.

Bayou La Batre, AL Tornado video

Stormchasers catch tornado on tape


Dewdrop said...

Great coverage as usual, Mike.

Mike said...

Thanks for the comment Dewdrop....I enjoy it.