EF4 Tornadoes Confirmed In North Alabama

I wanted to share some information about the strong tornadoes that impacted north Alabama. Two EF-4 classified tornadoes struck north Alabama early Wednesday morning. The first twister touched down in South Central Lawrence County and tracked northeast into far extreme Northern Morgan County. This tornado touched down around 3:00am. The tornado was on the ground for around twenty minutes and the track was 16.7 miles long. The peak winds estimated with an EF4 are around 170mph. Three fatalities occurred just north of Aldridge Grove, which is in Southeastern Lawrence County.

The second EF-4 touched down just over an hour later in Jackson County. The tornado touched down at around 5:17am and was on the ground for about seventeen minutes. The track was 10.9 miles long and the peak winds were estimated at 180mph, making this a strong EF-4. One fatality occurred between between the Rosalie and Pisgah communities in eastern Jackson County. One interesting observation from the survey crew, in Jackson County, was that several large bales of hay weighing approximately 2,500 lbs were blown apart or tossed around.

This data and report is based off of information compiled by the National Weather Service Office in Huntsville. (Source: NWS Huntsvile)

For the Full Report From The NWS Hunstville Please Click Here

Steven Ray
WVUA Weather


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