Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Calhoun storm damage caused by straight line winds

A survey crew from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham investigated yesterday's storm damage in Oxford in Calhoun County. They determined that the damage was caused by straight line winds; not a tornado. Here is their statement about the event...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1201 PM CST WED JAN 7 2009

...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EVALUATED DAMAGE IN
CALHOUN COUNTY FROM TUESDAY`S STORMS.


RATING: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS (ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH)
LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY US-78 AND US-431 NEAR
INTERSTATE 20 OXFORD EXIT
MAXIMUM WIDTH: AREA OF DAMAGE
TIME: 504 PM CST
DATE: JANUARY 6, 2009
INJURIES: NONE
FATALITIES: NONE

DAMAGE INFORMATION: PATH LENGTH OF ONE TO TWO MILES. ONE MOBILE HOME
DESTROYED AND ONE COMPLEX DAMAGED WITH A TREE FALLING ON IT. AT
LEAST TWO DOZEN STRUCTURES WITH ROOFS DAMAGED. 40 TREES UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED. SEVERAL POWER LINES DOWNED NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20.
$$
JBW

1 comment:

Storm Man said...

Bad storm, but it just missed us, thing just went south of us.