Tornado Tracks Found from Tuesday’s Storms… Wednesday Update – 4pm

Good afternoon! So far, the National Weather Service has found 2 tornado tracks in west Alabama. One in Pickens County and one in Marion County. Here's the details:

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 2/23/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.UPDATE...ADDED INFORMATION FOR WILD GOOSE CREEK (PICKENS
COUNTY) TORNADO.

.WILD GOOSE CREEK TORNADO (PICKENS COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             FEB 23 2016 
START TIME:             422 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3 MILES ENE REFORM
START LAT/LON:          33.3941 / -87.9672 

END DATE:               FEB 23 2016
END TIME:               431 PM CST
END LOCATION:           5 NNE NORTH PICKENS AIRPORT
END_LAT/LON:            33.3941 / -87.9800

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A WOODED AREA NEAR WILD GOOSE
CREEK...DUE SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF OLLIE BONNER ROAD
AND PICKENS COUNTY ROAD 49. FROM THERE...IT MOVED ON A
SLIGHTLY WEST OF DUE NORTH PATH AS IT CROSSED CR-49 AND
CR-3. THE TORNADO ULTIMATELY LIFTED JUST NORTH OF WHERE BEAVER
CREEK ROAD CROSSES OVER BEAVER CREEK. THE TORNADO REMAINED
OVER A RURAL AND WOODED AREA THROUGH ALMOST ITS ENTIRE PATH...
AND DAMAGE LARGELY CONSISTED TREES THAT WERE EITHER UPROOTED
OR SNAPPED. IN THE AREA NEAR OLLIE BONNER ROAD AND CR-49...ONE
HOME AND ONE SHED EACH RECEIVED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. 


.HOWELL ROAD TORNADO (MARION COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             FEB 23 2016 
START TIME:             601 PM CST
START LOCATION:         5 MILES S OF PIGEYE
START LAT/LON:          34.2265 / -87.9189

END DATE:               FEB 23 2016
END TIME:               605 PM CST
END LOCATION:           5 MILES WSW OF HACKLEBURG
END LAT/LON:            34.2580 / -87.9267 


THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF
ROBERT DYER ROAD AND HOWELL ROAD...JUST OFF OF US HIGHWAY
43 SOUTHWEST OF HACKLEBURG. FROM THERE...THE TORNADO MOVED
ON A NORTH-NORTHWEST PATH...AND CROSSED SPURGEN DYER ROAD
AND MARION COUNTY ROAD 41. THE TORNADO ULTIMATELY LIFTED
AFTER IT CROSSED STATE ROCK ROAD...JUST EAST OF COUNTY ROAD
32. DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS LARGELY LIMITED TO TREES THAT
WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. A GARAGE NEAR THE START OF
THE PATH HAD PART OF ITS TIN PEELED BACK...AND ONE HOME
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR-41 AND CR-167 RECEIVED MINOR
DAMAGE TO ITS ROOF. 



EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH
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