Friday, April 03, 2009

Limestone County Tornado Rated EF1

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
229 PM CDT FRI APR 3 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM LIMESTONE COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS
LIMESTONE COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL. INITIAL FINDINGS ARE AS
FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/02/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-0

* PATH LENGTH: 1.71 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

* SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON INGRAM ROAD JUST TO THE EAST
OF SANDLIN STREET...SOUTHWEST OF TANNER CROSSROADS. SEVERAL
SMALL TO MEDIUM TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A HOUSE ALSO
SUSTAINED INITIAL DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO AT THIS LOCATION. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED TO SNAP LARGE TREES AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST
TOWARDS THE INTERSECTION OF STEWART ROAD AND ROSIE ROAD. AT THIS
LOCATION...A BARN HAD SEVERAL SHEETS OF METAL PEELED BACK ON THE
ROOF. SHINGLES WERE ALSO BLOWN OFF OF A SHED AND TWO HOUSES
NEARBY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NUCLEAR PLANT ROAD AND HIGHWAY 31.


THESE FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT.
PICTURES AND SUMMARY MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

SURVEYED BY: COYNE/AMIN

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