Monday, May 04, 2009

EF1 Confirmed in Madison Co By NWS Huntsville

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
227 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2009

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

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

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 05/03/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 1.6 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

* SUMMARY: JUST AFTER 6:00 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING...A TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN NORTHEAST OF OWENS CROSSROADS IN SOUTHEAST MADISON
COUNTY. THE WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE INTERSECTION OF
RICHARD BRANNUM CIRCLE AND RICHARD BRANNUM DRIVE. NUMEROUS TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...INCLUDING SEVERAL PINES AND A LARGE
CEDAR. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT 2 HOMES IN THIS AREA. ONE
HOME HAD UPLIFT OF THE ROOF AND LOSS OF SIGNIFICANT ROOF
COVERING MATERIAL. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
ALONG GLOVER ROAD AND LOW GAP ROAD AS THE TORNADO TRACKED
NORTHEAST...BEFORE LIFTING JUST EAST OF THE LOW GAP ROAD/HESTER
LANE INTERSECTION AROUND 6:10 PM CDT SUNDAY.

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: NADLER/COYNE

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