Friday, April 03, 2009

Madison County Tornado Rated EF0

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1234 PM CDT FRI APR 3 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM MADISON COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS THE WEST
HUNTSVILLE PORTION OF MADISON COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL. INITIAL FINDINGS ARE AS
FOLLOWS:

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

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-0

* PATH LENGTH: 1 MILE
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

* SUMMARY: A TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF BUTLER
HIGH SCHOOL...SNAPPING OR UPROOTING SEVERAL LARGE TREES OR
LIMBS...ONE OF WHICH FELL ON TOP OF A NEARBY HOME. SEVERAL SMALL
TO MEDIUM SIZE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ON THE BUTLER HIGH
SCHOOL CAMPUS...THEN THE TORNADO CROSSED THE ROAD AND CAUSED
FURTHER TREE DAMAGE IN THE FAIRWAY DRIVE AREA NORTH OF HOLMES
AVENUE. THE TORNADO LIFTED BEFORE EXITING THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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: DARDEN/CARCIONE/CROWE

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