Monday, May 04, 2009

EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Hale Co By NWS Birmingham

...SUNSHINE TORNADO (HALE COUNTY)...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY 03 MAY 2009
TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 90-95 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 32.5614/-87.5510
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 33.5614/-87.5510
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.05 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50 YARDS
START TIME: 132 PM CDT
END TIME: 132 PM CDT
WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNING 128-145 PM
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH 233 1135 AM UNTIL 500 PM

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 10 WEST OF STATE
HIGHWAY 61. THIS LOCATION IS SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF NEWBERN IN THE
SUNSHINE COMMUNITY. THE ROOF WAS TAKEN OFF ONE BARN AND ANOTHER
STRUCTURE HAD PARTIAL ROOF DAMAGE. A FEW TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN
ALONG THE SHORT PATH. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS ONLY 0.05 MILES
LONG AND WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.
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