Friday, March 26, 2010

NWS BHM Storm Surveys

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1208 PM CDT FRI MAR 26 2010

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SHELBY COUNTY...

SURVEY TEAMS HAVE EXHAUSTED THEIR EFFORTS FOR THE DAY. RESULTS WILL
BE EVALUATED AND A REVIEW WILL BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF
ADDITIONAL SURVEYS ARE NEEDED.

MULTIPLE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED THURSDAY EVENING WHICH
RESULTED IN TWO CONFIRMED TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS.

...SHELBY COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: MARCH 25, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: (MPH): 90 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 33.239071/86.867007 7:02 PM
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 33.253754/86.822974 7:07 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.75 MILES
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH (IN YARDS): 100 YARDS
WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 7:01 PM UNTIL 7:30 PM
WATCHES: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FROM 3:20 PM
UNTIL 7:00 PM

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 702 PM ON FOX VALLEY
ROAD IN MAYLENE WHERE IS TOSSED TRAMPOLINES AND SNAPPED A FEW SMALL
TREES. THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST CROSSING SHELBY COUNTY ROAD
17 JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 17 AND 1ST AVE
WEST. IT THEN STRUCK FOX VALLEY APARTMENTS AND MOVED INTO THE
STONEY MEADOW SUBDIVISION WHERE SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED MINOR TO
SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ON
ROCK VIEW TRAIL WHERE SIDING WAS STRIPPED OFF ONE HOME AND
SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE AND A GARAGE DOOR WAS BLOWN OUT AT ANOTHER
RESIDENCE. TWO MATURE CEDAR TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED AT THIS
LOCATION. THE TORNADO WEAKENED RAPIDLY AND CONTINUED TO PRODUCE
MINOR TO MINIMAL DAMAGE AS IT CROSSED THROUGH THE NAVAJO TRAIL
SUBDIVISION. THE LAST BITS OF MINOR ROOF AND FENCE DAMAGE WERE IN
THE GREENFIELD SUBDIVISION OFF INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE IN ALABASTER.

...CHILTON COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: MARCH 25, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: (MPH): 95 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 32.84717/86.68140 7:59 PM
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 32.85533/86.63510 8:05 PM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.76 MILES
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200 YARDS
WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 7:55 PM UNTIL 8:30 PM

FIVE STRUCTURES DAMAGED...CONSISTING OF MOSTLY MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE
TO ROOFS. OTHER STRUCTURES INCLUDED ONE GARAGE AND ONE GAZEBO. ONE
LARGE STORAGE BUILDING WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED
NEARLY 1.5 MILES DOWNSTREAM. 8-10 HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND 6-9
SMALLER HARD AND SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR ABOUT 6 MINUTES.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

NO DAMAGE FOUND IN WINSTON COUNTY BETWEEN DOUBLE SPRINGS AND
ADDISON. THIS STORM TRACKED PRIMARILY ACROSS THE BANKHEAD NATIONAL
FOREST WHICH MAY BE A FACTOR IN THE LACK OF REPORTS. PARK RANGERS
AND FIRST RESPONDERS DID NOT FIND ANY DAMAGE. A SPECIAL THANKS TO
NWS HUNTSVILLE FOR COORDINATION ON THIS SURVEY.

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.

$$

UNGER/SIRMON/DE BLOCK


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