Details on Southeast Alabama Tornado Event Lastnight… Thursday Update – 9:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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There are no current severe weather issues from today. This is looking back at the tornado event near and south of Montgomery lastnight…

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
901 PM CDT THU APR 7 2016

…PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR APRIL 6 AND APRIL 7, 2016
TORNADO EVENT…

A STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA WEDNESDAY EVENING,
APRIL 6TH AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 7TH. MINOR DAMAGE AND
MAINLY SMALL HAIL WERE REPORTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA. THE AIRMASS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA,
WITH GREATER INSTABILITY AND WIND SHEAR, BECAME MORE SUPPORTIVE
OF STRONGER STORMS AND TORNADOES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND
UPDATES WILL BE ISSUED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. SURVEYS ARE
COMPLETE FOR TODAY. ANOTHER SURVEY TEAM WILL BE GOING DOWN TO
RUSSELL AND BARBOUR COUNTIES ON FRIDAY TO SURVEY ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE.

.TORNADO #1: PINEDALE TORNADO (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.01 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1055 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5 MILES SSE OF MONTGOMERY
START LAT/LON: 32.2960/-86.2387

END DATE: APR 6 2016
END TIME: 1104 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 2 MILES W OF PIKE ROAD
END_LAT/LON: 32.2809/-86.1384

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE TO THE SOUTHEAST OF MONTGOMERY
NEAR THE PINEDALE COMMUNITY AND DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A
TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WOODLEY
ROAD AND VIRGINIA LOOP ROAD. IT CAUSED ONLY MINOR TREE DAMAGE
UNTIL IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY 231 WHERE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED
IN THE PIKE ROAD VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES
WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED, SOME OF WHICH DAMAGED OR DESTROYED
MOBILE HOMES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EASTWARD AND CROSSED BEAN ROAD
WHERE A MOBILE HOME HAD ITS ROOF REMOVED AND WAS SHIFTED OFF ITS
FOUNDATION. THE TORNADO LIFTED NORTH OF MERIWETHER ROAD.

.TORNADO #2: MITCHELL TORNADO (BULLOCK COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.03 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1118 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6 MILES WSW OF HARDAWAY
START LAT/LON: 32.2579/-85.9388

END DATE: APR 6 2016
END TIME: 1123 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3 MILES SW OF HARDAWAY
END_LAT/LON: 32.2503/-85.8879

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE NEAR THE MITCHELL COMMUNITY AND
DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. IT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR
ALABAMA HIGHWAY 110 AND TRACKED EASTWARD FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES
BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR COUNTY ROAD 7. ALONG THE PATH, SEVERAL
TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

.TORNADO #3: MATHEWS TORNADO (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.77 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1124 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 4 MILES WNW SHOPTON
START LAT/LON: 32.1341/-86.0133

END DATE: APR 6 2016
END TIME: 1126 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 4 MILES WNW SHOPTON
END_LAT/LON: 32.1324/-86.0002

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE NEAR THE MATHEWS COMMUNITY AND
DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A BRIEF TORNADO. IT TOUCHED DOWN
JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF US HIGHWAY 82 AND OLD PIKE
ROAD. THE TORNADO CROSSED OLD PIKE ROAD AND SNAPPED A FEW TREES
BEFORE DISSIPATING A SHORT DISTANCE TO THE EAST. ALSO, A TORNADO
DEBRIS SIGNATURE WAS OBSERVED FROM THE KMXX RADAR.

.TORNADO #4: THE GREENS TORNADO (LEE COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.72 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1132 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5 MILES SSW OF AUBURN
START LAT/LON: 32.5347/-85.5247

END DATE: APR 6 2016
END TIME: 1133 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 4 MILES SSW OF AUBURN
END_LAT/LON: 32.5352/-85.5125

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE NEAR THE NEAR THE GREENS
APARTMENT HOMES NEAR AUBURN AND DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A
BRIEF TORNADO. THE SUMMARY OF THIS TORNADO WILL BE ADDED ON FRIDAY.

.TORNADO #5: PIERCE CHAPEL ROAD TORNADO (LEE COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 76 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.71 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1144 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5 MILES SE OF AUBURN
START LAT/LON: 32.5400/-85.4183

END DATE: APR 6 2016
END TIME: 1150 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 2 MILES ESE OF BEAUREGARD
END_LAT/LON: 32.5311/-85.3385

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE NEAR THE BEAUREGARD COMMUNITY
AND DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. THE SUMMARY OF THIS
TORNADO WILL BE ADDED ON FRIDAY.

.TORNADO #6: MIDWAY TORNADO (BULLOCK COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.74 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 6 2016
START TIME: 1154 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 4 MILES NW OF MIDWAY
START LAT/LON: 32.1271/-85.5662

END DATE: APR 7 2016
END TIME: 1206 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 6 MILES ENE OF MIDWAY
END_LAT/LON: 32.1174/-85.4352

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE NORTH OF THE MIDWAY COMMUNITY
AND DETERMINED IT WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. THE SUMMARY OF THIS
TORNADO WILL BE ADDED ON FRIDAY.

.TORNADO #7: HURRICANE CREEK TORNADO (BARBOUR COUNTY)…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.37 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 7 2016
START TIME: 1216 AM CDT
START LOCATION: IN BOOT HILL
START LAT/LON: 31.8815/-85.6408

END DATE: APR 7 2016
END TIME: 1227 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 5 MILES N OF LOUISVILLE
END_LAT/LON: 31.8515/-85.5568

NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE WEST OF CLAYTON AND DETERMINED
IT WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. IT TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF THE
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 9 AND COUNTY ROAD 44 AND CONTINUED
EASTWARD FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILES BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR
COUNTY ROAD 31. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE
PATH.

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

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND
PARTNERS. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO
HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES…PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICE. YOU CAN ALSO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY USING
#BMXWX ON TWITTER OR 205-664-3010. OUR THANKS GOES OUT TO ANY
COUNTY AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WHO ASSISTED US IN OBTAINING SURVEY
INFORMATION.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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