Friday, April 03, 2009

Tuscaloosa County Tornado Rated EF1

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
107 PM CDT FRI APR 3 2009

...SHORT TORNADO TRACK FOUND IN NORTH TUSCALOOSA COUNTY...

...TUSCALOOSA COUNTY TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: THURSDAY 02 APRIL 2009
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 85-95
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 33.436/87.644 3:43 PM
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 33.443/87.638 3:44 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.579 MILE
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 150 YARDS
WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 3:32 PM UNTIL 4:00 PM
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #107 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 1:35 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM

NUMEROUS HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
ALONG THE TORNADO PATH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE WAS ALONG
THE TRACK AS IT CROSSED BRADY-MONTGOMERY ROAD. THIS TORNADO
OCCURRED ABOUT 2.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SAMANTHA...IN NORTHWESTERN
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY
THROUGH THE DAY...AS SURVEYS TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND
PARTNERS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF
ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES...PLEASE CONTACT
YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE...OR CALL OUR STORM REPORTING
HOTLINE AT 1-800-856-0758.

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