Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NWS Birmingham Storm Survey Results

Wednesday December 10, 2008 Tornadoes
From the NWS Birmingham, Alabama

0434 AM - 3 NNE MOODY - ST. CLAIR

STORM SURVEY INDICATED AN EF1 MAGNITUDE TORNADO WITH
MAXIMUM WINDS OF 95 MPH. PATH LENGTH 3.8 MILES, WIDTH 300

YARDS. DAMAGE INCLUDED 5 HOMES WITH EXTENSIVE ROOF
DAMAGE, AT LEAST 4 OUTBUILDINGS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
APPROXIMATELY 100 TREES UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED. GLASS

ENCLOSED SUNROOM COMPLETELY DESTROYED


12:44 a.m.

1243 AM - N OAKMAN - WALKER

STORM SURVEY INDICATED AN EF1 MAGNITUDE TORNADO WITH
MAXIMUM WINDS OF 80-90 MPH. PATH LENGTH 0.75 MILES, WIDTH
400 YARDS. DAMAGE INCLUDED METAL BLEACHERS TWISTED AND
MOVED, HOUSES WITH SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE, APPROXIMATELY
150 TREES UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED.


Images from Oakman on Alabamawx.com


1:01 a.m.

0101 AM - 5 NNE CORDOVA - WALKER

Storm survey indicated an EF2 tornado with maximum winds
estimated
around 130 mph. Path length was 4.6 miles and
the maximum width was 400 yards. Damage included one
mobile home destroyed, 2 mobile homes significant damage,
2 chicken houses damaged, and a
few hundred trees either
snapped off or uprooted.



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