Two More Confirmed Tornadoes From Thursday’s Storms, Total Up To 13

| March 16, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

The latest update from NWS Birmingham (8:32 pm) includes two more confirmed tornadoes in their latest surveys today. There are still a couple more tracks to survey. This now brings the grand total up to 13 confirmed tornadoes from Thursday’s storms. Here is the info from NWS Birmingham:

Estimated peak winds: 60 MPH
Path width: 25 yards
Path length: 0.1 miles

The survey team was unable to access the area where the tornado began. Based on radar velocity, reflectivity, and dual-pol data, the tornado is estimated to have started in a forested area about one-third of a mile southwest of Humphreys Drive. This point is located west of County Road 59/Lock 17 Road and east of the Black Warrior River, due north of the Brookwood Community. This tornado is confirmed via lofted debris seen on weather radar, co-located with a small velocity couplet. Based on radar data and a look at locations downstream of the estimated start point, this tornado was very brief, surely less than a minute.

Estimated peak winds: 90 MPH
Path width: 300 yards
Path length: 9.55 miles

The same supercell that produced the tornado near Heiberger dropped another tornado in northeast Perry County and northwest Chilton County. The tornado touched down west of al Highway 219 near the intersection of Fire Tower Road and Sherman Huey Road. This location is about 10 miles south-southwest of Centreville. Several trees were snapped off and many trees had broken branches. The tornado tracked northeast and crossed AL Highway 219 at Pinetucky Road, Star Circle, Apple Lane, and Sunday Drive. This is where the most concentrated damage occurred. Numerous trees were snapped off and were uprooted and some power poles were downed. Several outbuildings were damaged here mainly due to fallen trees. The tornado continued east northeast and crossed Foster Road, Whitetail Road, Buck Road, and Mill Creek Road and then crossed into Chilton County. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off, were uprooted, or lost plenty of branches. The tornado lifted near Holingsback Road in far northwestern Chilton County. The tornado damage path was 9.55 miles long and was 300 yards wide at its widest point.

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