Two More Tornado Paths Found in Perry and Chilton County… Tuesday Update 10:45 PM

Here’s the 2 more tornadoes found across our area. Be sure to scroll down to get the text information about the other 5 tornadoes. These are just the 2 new updates…

TORNADO #6…COUNTY ROAD 7 TORNADO (PERRY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 110
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.7068/-87.3096 AT 433 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.7216/-87.2786 AT 437 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.1
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT BEGINNING AT 333 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE IN  CENTRAL PERRY COUNTY…NORTH OF MARION. AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH  ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS OF 110 MPH BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY  ROAD 7 AND MOVED NORTHEAST CROSSING COUNTY ROAD 16 AND ALABAMA  HIGHWAY 5…AND LIFTED JUST AFTER CROSSING ALABAMA ROAD 175. THE  TORNADO WAS STRONGEST AS IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 16. ALONG ITS  PATH…SCORES OF HARDWOODS AND SOFTWOODS WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

TORNADO #7…MAPLESVILLE (PERRY AND CHILTON)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 130
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 1 INJ
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.7159/-87.2748 AT 437 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.8764/-87.6322 AT 530 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 39.5
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 880

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT BEGINNING AT 427 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE IN  EASTERN PERRY AND CHILTON COUNTIES AND DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT  OF AN EF-2 TORNADO. THE SUPERCELL WHICH PRODUCED THE COUNTY ROAD 7  EF-1 TORNADO IN CENTRAL PERRY COUNTY QUICKLY GENERATED A SECOND  TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF THE FIRST TORNADO PATH. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED  INTO CHILTON COUNTY…CAUSING DAMAGE IN MAPLESVILLE AND LIFTING NEAR  LOMAX…NORTH OF CLANTON. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD  16…EAST OF ALABAMA ROAD 175 IN PERRY COUNTY AND MOVED NORTHEAST  INTO THE TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST. ALONG COUNTY ROAD 9…THE  SANCTUARY OF HISTORIC EPHESUS CHURCH WAS DESTROYED AS THE ROOF AND  STEEPLE WERE PARTIALLY BLOWN AWAY. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR  ROOTED IN THIS AREA OF WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED ALONG  ALABAMA HIGHWAY 183 FOR APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES CAUSING EXTENSIVE TREE  DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CROSSED MAT MOORE ROAD AND INTO CHILTON COUNTY  SOUTH OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 183…CAUSING EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IN THE  NATIONAL FOREST. ALONG US HIGHWAY 82 TO THE WEST OF MAPLESVILLE…16  HOMES RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE, EITHER PARTIALLY OR  COMPLETELY REMOVED. THE TORNADO TRACKED JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN  MAPLESVILLE…DAMAGING HOMES AND BUSINESSES. IN MAPLESVILLE…150  CITIZENS TOOK SHELTER IN A COMMUNITY SHELTER…WHICH HAD TREES FALL  ON IT BUT CAUSED NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR INJURIES. AS THE TORNADO  TRACKED ALONG ALABAMA HIGHWAY 22…NUMEROUS TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN  AND A RADIO TOWER COLLAPSED. THE TORNADO TOOK A NOTICEABLE TURN TO  THE LEFT AND MOVED JUST SOUTH OF LOMAX. WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE TREE  DAMAGE RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. HOWEVER…ONE WELL  DESIGNED AND BUILT HOME LESS THAN 50 YARDS FROM THE TRACK ESCAPED  WITH ONLY SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WEAKENED RAPIDLY AS IT  CROSSED US HIGHWAY 31 AND DISSIPATED BEFORE CROSSING ALABAMA HIGHWAY  145 AND INTERSTATE 65.

TORNADO #8…NORTH MILLBROOK TORNADO (ELMORE)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.5209/-86.4119 AT 748 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.5309/-86.3437 AT 755 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 4.02
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE  BETWEEN MILLBROOK…DEATSVILLE…AND ELMORE. THE DAMAGE WAS THE  RESULT OF AN EF-1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY  ROAD 39 NEAR THE AUTAUGA COUNTY LINE. THE TORNADO MOVED EASTWARD AND  CROSSED HIGHWAY 7 NEAR THE PINES GOLF CLUB. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED  ALONG HIGHWAY 14 AND LIFTED JUST BEFORE THE WETUMPKA MUNICIPAL  AIRPORT. TEN TO FIFTEEN HOMES SUFFERED SHINGLE AND SIDING DAMAGE.  DOZENS OF TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. ONE APARTMENT HAD ITS METAL ROOF  BLOWN OFF. ONE AUTO CENTER HAD ITS DOORS BLOWN IN.

STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE (TALLAPOOSA)…

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE IN WIND  CREEK STATE PARK…AND DETERMINED IT WAS A RESULT OF STRAIGHT-LINE  WINDS. WIND DAMAGE BEGAN ONE MILE SOUTHWEST OF HIGHWAY 63 ON WALKER  FERRY ROAD WHERE A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE MOST HEAVILY DAMAGED  AREA WAS ALONG A SMALL STRIP OF LAND ON THE WEST SIDE OF LAKE MARTIN  AT WIND CREEK STATE PARK. NUMEROUS PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR  UPROOTED CAUSING DAMAGE TO SEVERAL CABINS. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE  ESTIMATED AT 90 MPH AT WIND CREEK STATE PARK. THE SWATH OF WIND  DAMAGE ENDED 1.6 MILES NORTH OF JACKSONS GAP ON ROCK SPRINGS ROAD. 

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Tuesday Evening Forecast Update…Strong Storms Ahead – 5:55pm

A good Tuesday evening to you! It was such a nice day today, after a tornado disaster yesterday morning. Many spots reached the upper 60s this afternoon under a sunny sky. Be sure to scroll down for the latest NWS survey reports on the strength and path of the tornadoes. More surveys are being completed now, so additional tornadoes may be found in the area. I’ll post the latest findings when they come out tonight.

We are between two storm systems today, so there have been no issues with weather. Skies were sunny for much of the day, but clouds are starting to increase this evening. This change is ahead of another storm system that’s developing west of Alabama today. This system will pull warm and moist air in from the Gulf of Mexico. Look for clouds, moisture and showers to increase late tonight and on Wednesday. Highs will remain in the lower 70s through Thursday. If you like warm weather, you’ll like the forecast, but we’ll have to deal with rain along the way. Keep the rain gear with you through Friday morning.

We’ve been watching this storm system close for the risk of strong to severe storms. The good news is that this system isn’t anything like what we dealt with yesterday morning. It’s much weaker and further south; in-fact, the weak low will track right across central Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours on Thursday. This will prevent the best inflow of instability into the state and reduce the risk a bit. That being said, there’s chance of a few strong to severe storms along and south of Interstate 20/59. We’ll keep a close eye on the track and strength of the surface low. If the low tracks further north, the risk of strong to severe storms will also shift north. The Storm Prediction Center has the southern half of Alabama under a slight risk of severe storms.

The upper air trough deepens up across the eastern US, which will drop temperatures over the weekend. Look for highs to return into the 50s on Friday through Monday. Skies will also become sunny over the weekend and early next week. Another storm system will approach the southeast on Wednesday of next week.

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Latest Tornado Survey Update…6 Tornadoes Found – Tuesday 4:45PM

…LONG TRACK SUPERCELLS PRODUCE MULTIPLE TORNADOES…

…UPDATED FOR JEFFERSON AND ST CLAIR TORNADO

A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHED THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND INTERACTED WITH A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT ALREADY IN PLACE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG AND OUT AHEAD OF THE FRONT ACROSS ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI AND PUSHED EASTWARD ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA SUNDAY NIGHT AND INTO MONDAY MORNING. THERE WERE SEVERAL SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS THAT PRODUCED TORNADOES AS THEY TRACKED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. NUMEROUS REPORTS OF STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE AND SEVERAL REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL AND FLASH FLOODING WERE ALSO RECEIVED DURING THE EVENT.

DAMAGE SURVEYS ARE ONGOING TODAY AND WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED INTO WEDNESDAY. WE WILL BE SENDING THREE SURVEY TEAMS OUT TO SURVEY DAMAGE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES AS TIME PERMITS TODAY…JEFFERSON…PERRY… CHILTON…ELMORE…COOSA AND TALLAPOOSA.

TORNADO #1…KOFFMAN TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA COUNTY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 140
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3257/-87.6579 AT 242 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.3305/-87.6526 AT 243 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.45
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 400

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE JUST EAST OF AL HWY 171 IN THE KOFFMAN AREA AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-3 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AL HWY 171 AND KOFFMAN RANCH RD WHERE APPROXIMATELY TWO DOZEN PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND ORIENTED IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST DESTROYING ONE OUTBUILDING ALONG KOFFMAN SPUR. JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF KOFFMAN SPUR…A BARN WAS DESTROYED AND THE ENTIRE ROOF WAS TORN OFF OF A WELL-CONSTRUCTED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO LIFTED BEFORE REACHING CARROLL CREEK. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.46 MILES LONG AND WAS 400 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

TORNADO #2…WATERMELON ROAD TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA COUNTY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 115
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3961/-87.4440 AT 300 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.4038/-87.4395 AT 301 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.56
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE JUST WEST OF THE BLACK WARRIOR RIVER ALONG WATERMELON RD AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-2 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT A QUARTER MILE WEST OF WATERMELON RD SNAPPING AND UPROOTING A FEW SMALL PINE TREES. FROM THERE…THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND HIT A HUNTING CAMP WHERE APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SMALL PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND EIGHT CAMPERS WERE ROLLED. THREE OF THE CAMPERS WERE DESTROYED AND THE OTHER FIVE RECEIVED DIFFERING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING WATERMELON RD WHERE IT SNAPPED 3 WOODEN H-FRAME TRANSMISSION LINES BEFORE LIFTING JUST TO THE EAST OF WATERMELON RD. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.56 MILES LONG AND WAS 300 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

TORNADO #3…OAKGROVE TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA/JEFFERSON COUNTY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 130
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NA/1
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.4316/-87.3071 AT 309 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.5290/-87.1405 AT 327 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 13.00
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 880

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 302 AM UNTIL 345 AM.

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE JUST EAST OF THE BLACK WARRIOR RIVER NEAR THE TUSCALOOSA AND JEFFERSON COUNTY LINE. THE DAMAGE WAS WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-2 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE WEST OF GROUNDHOG ROAD. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS LOCK 17 ROAD…CAMP OLIVER ROAD…AND TOADVINE ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED ALONG TOADVINE ROAD JUST SOUTHWEST OF SHORT CREEK. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH. ONE FATALITY OCCURRED ALONG TOADVINE ROAD WHERE A MOBILE HOME WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED. SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES RECEIVED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH.

TORNADO #4…PARKER TORNADO (SUMTER COUNTY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 75
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.6567/-88.1705 AT 321 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.6718/-88.1639 AT 324 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1.1
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 304 AM UNTIL 345 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND FIRE OFFICIALS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE JUST WEST OF STATE HIGHWAY 11 AND COUNTY ROAD 39 AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-0 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 11 ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVINGSTON
DAMAGING AND UPROOTING A FEW SMALL SOFT AND HARDWOOD TREES. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST TOWARDS COUNTY ROAD 39 AND MCCAINVILLE ROAD WHERE ADDITIONAL TREES WERE DAMAGED ALONG WITH MINOR DAMAGE TO AN OUTDOOR SHED AS THE TORNADO WAS LIFTING. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 1.1 MILES LONG AND WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.  SPECIAL THANKS TO SUMTER COUNTY OFFICIALS FOR THEIR HELP WITH THE DAMAGE SURVEY.

TORNADO #5…CENTER POINT TORNADO (JEFFERSON AND ST CLAIR)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 150
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 100/2
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.6228/-86.7411 AT 358 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.7197/-86.4963 AT 420 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 15.5
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 800

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 332 AM UNTIL 430 AM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 415 AM UNTIL 515 AM.

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.
TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE BETWEEN TARRANT…CENTER POINT…CLAY…AND ARGO. THE DAMAGE WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-3 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG PAWNEE VILLAGE ROAD ABOUT 3.25 MILES NORTHEAST OF TARRANT WHERE SEVERAL BUSINESSES SUSTAINED ROOF AND WALL DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED FURTHER NORTHEAST ACROSS PINSON VALLEY PARKWAY WHERE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL BUSINESSES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  THE TORNADO THEN MOVED THROUGH DOWNTOWN CENTER POINT CROSSING CENTER POINT PARKWAY WHERE NUMEROUS HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO OLD SPRINGVILLE ROAD TOWARDS THE CITY OF CLAY WHERE MORE HOMES AND BUSINESSES SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE WITH MOST EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED AS THE TORNADO REACHED MAXIMUM INTENSITY. FURTHER NORTHEAST THE TORNADO CONTINUED AT ITS MAXIMUM STRENGTH NEAR DEERFOOT PARKWAY WHERE ADDITIONAL HOMES WERE DESTROYED. THE TORNADO BEGAN TO WEAKEN AS IT APPROACHED INTERSTATE 59 CROSSING INTO ST CLAIR COUNTY JUST NORTH OF ARGO WHERE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGE ALONG WITH NUMEROUS TREES DAMAGED.  THE TORNADO BEGAN TO LIFT NEAR HIDDEN VALLEY DRIVE AND COUNTRY LIVING CIRCLE. TWO FATALITIES OCCURED WITH THIS VIOLENT TORNADO…ONE IN CENTER POINT AND THE OTHER IN THE CITY OF CLAY. AT THE TIME OF THIS REPORT SEVERAL HUNDRED HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 15.5 MILES LONG AND WAS 800 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.  SPECIAL THANKS TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HUNTSVILLE FOR THEIR HELP WITH THE DAMAGE SURVEY.

TORNADO #6…NORTH MILLBROOK TORNADO (ELMORE COUNTY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.5209/-86.4119 AT 748 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.5309/-86.3437 AT 755 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 4.02
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE BETWEEN MILLBROOK…DEATSVILLE…AND ELMORE. THE DAMAGE WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 39 NEAR THE AUTAUGA COUNTY LINE. THE TORNADO MOVED EASTWARD AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 7 NEAR THE PINES GOLF CLUB. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ALONG HIGHWAY 14 AND LIFTED JUST BEFORE THE WETUMPKA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. TEN TO FIFTEEN HOMES SUFFERED SHINGLE AND SIDING DAMAGE. DOZENS OF TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. ONE APARTMENT HAD ITS METAL ROOF BLOWN OFF. ONE AUTO CENTER HAD ITS DOORS BLOWN IN.

…PERRY AND CHILTON COUNTIES (SURVEY ONGOING)…

A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED ACROSS A LARGE PART OF PERRY AND CHILTON COUNTIES AND PRODUCED DAMAGE. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY CREWS HAVE FOUND EF2 DAMAGE IN PERRY COUNTY WHICH CONSISTED OF SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE AND DAMAGE TO SEVERAL STRUCTURES. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AROUND 130 MPH. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW AS THE SURVEY CREW CONTINUES IN CHILTON COUNTY.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com