Friday, April 03, 2009

Morgan County Tornado Rated EF1

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1226 PM CDT FRI APR 3 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM MORGAN COUNTY...

A STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS THE LACEY'S SPRING
AREA OF MORGAN 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: 105 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 1.5 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS

* SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A FIELD SOUTH OF LOWER DRY
CREEK ROAD...SNAPPING SEVERAL SMALL TREES...AND CAUSING MINOR
DAMAGE TO SOME RESIDENCES NEAR THE ROAD. THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED
AS IT CROSSED KAY ROAD...SNAPPING LARGER TREES AND DESTROYING A
SHED. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED AS IT MOVED INTO THE
SHERBROOK DRIVE AREA...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL LARGE
TREES. SEVERAL TREES FELL ONTO NEARBY HOMES...CAUSING MAJOR
DAMAGE...BUT THE TORNADO CIRCULATION ITSELF DID ONLY MINOR
DAMAGE TO THE MANUFACTURED HOUSES. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY
AFTERWARDS IN THE SAME 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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