Thursday, May 07, 2009

Walker Co EF 0; Tuscaloosa EF1 Confirmed

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
531 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2009
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HERE ARE THE LATEST FINDINGS:

...POWELLVILLE TORNADO (WALKER COUNTY)...

EVENT DATE: WEDNESDAY 06 MAY 2009
TYPE: EF-0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 85 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION: 33.9070/-87.1027
EVENT END LOCATION: 33.9079/-87.0988
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.25 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 75 YARDS
START TIME: 924 AM CDT
END TIME: 924 AM CDT
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 405 AM
UNTIL 1000 AM

A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 69 CROSSING THE ROAD
BEFORE LIFTING. A CAR PORT WAS DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS
THE ROAD. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED AND A TRAMPOLINE
WAS CARRIED 200 YARDS DOWNWIND. A UTILITY POLE WAS ALSO SNAPPED
BUT WAS LIKELY IMPACTED BY DEBRIS. A SPECIAL THANKS TO NWS HUNTSVILLE
FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY.

...BARBEE CREEK TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA COUNTY)...

EVENT DATE: WEDNESDAY 06 MAY 2009
TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): AROUND 90 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION: 33.4685/-87.6375
EVENT END LOCATION: 33.4694/-87.6291
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.48 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 100 YARDS
START TIME: 848 AM CDT
END TIME: 848 AM CDT
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 405 AM
UNTIL 1000 AM

TWO HOMES SUSTAINED MODERATE DAMAGE. ONE HOME HAD ITS GARAGE DOOR
BLOWN IN AND SUBSEQUENTLY A WALL BLOWN OUT. WIND ENTERED INTO
ANOTHER HOMES ATTIC AND BLEW OUT A PORTION OF THE ROOF. A WOODEN
PROJECTILE (1 BY 6) WAS BLOWN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS AND EMBEDDED
INTO THE SIDE OF A HOME. A PONTOON BOAT WAS ALSO OVERTURNED.

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