Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Follow up from April 11 Storms

During my chase experience on April 11, I captured some video and
still pictures of impressive wall clouds and mesocyclones. I suspected
there might be a tornado or two associated with these impressive
structures but it was impossible to see. Later the Huntsville NWS
confirmed two EF0's in Marshall County.

A few days after the event I noticed some minor tree damage in the
area close to my home in Northern Cullman County which I reported
to the NWS. These areas have been ruled EF0 tornadoes.

Here are a few excerpts from the NWS Huntsville
:

Latest April 11, 2008 Storm Reports

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NWUS54 KHUN 201421
LSRHUN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
921 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2008


0146 PM     TORNADO          4 NNW CULLMAN          34.24N 86.86W
04/11/2008 F0 CULLMAN AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 60 MPH...MAX PATH WIDTH OF
10 YARDS AND PATH LENGTH OF LESS THAN 1/4 MILE. BRIEF
TOUCHDOWN PRODUCED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE NEAR THE
VINEMONT AREA.
0206 PM     TORNADO          3 NW RYAN CROSSROADS  34.37N 86.64W
04/11/2008 F0 MORGAN AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 60 MPH...MAX PATH WIDTH OF
20 YARDS...AND PATH LENGTH OF 1.2 MILES. BROAD WEAK
TORNADO PRODUCED TREE DAMAGE NEAR THE HULACO COMMUNITY.


0207 PM TORNADO 3 NW MERIDIANVILLE 34.88N 86.61W
04/11/2008 F0 MADISON AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 70 MPH...MAX PATH WIDTH OF
200 YARDS...AND PATH LENGTH OF 3.8 MILES. IT TOUCHED DOWN
JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE PATTERSON LN-MOUNT LEBANON RD
INTERSECTION. THE TORNADO FLIPPED OVER TWO IRRIGATION
SYSTEMS...UPROOTED THREE LARGE TREES...AND SNAPPED
SEVERAL SMALL TREES. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0216 PM TORNADO 5 N ARAB 34.40N 86.51W
04/11/2008 F0 MARSHALL AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 85 MPH...AVG PATH WIDTH OF
100 FT...AND PATH LENGTH OF 1.5 MILES. THE TORNADO
PRODUCED MODERATE DAMAGE TO THE BACK OF A
HOME...DESTROYED A SHED...AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES.

0233 PM TORNADO 1 SSW GRANT 34.50N 86.26W
04/11/2008 F0 MARSHALL AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 75 MPH...MAX PATH WIDTH OF
300 FT...AND PATH LENGTH OF 1.2 MILES. TORNADO UPROOTED
SEVERAL TREES...AND CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL BARN

0305 PM TORNADO 3 NNW SOUTH VINEMONT 34.28N 86.89W
04/11/2008 F0 CULLMAN AL NWS STORM SURVEY

EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 70 MPH...MAX PATH WIDTH OF
40 YARDS...AND PATH LENGTH OF 1/2 MILE. BRIEF TOUCHDOWN
IN THE HURRICANE CREEK PARK AREA PRODUCED TREE DAMAGE IN
A CAMPGROUND AREA.
STRUCTURES AND HOMES.

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