More NWS Survey Results

| May 12, 2008 @ 9:30 pm | 6 Replies

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
635 PM CDT MON MAY 12 2008

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
..REMARKS..

0105 AM TORNADO 4 E BREMEN 34.00N 86.90W
05/11/2008 F2 CULLMAN AL NWS STORM SURVEY

PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY FROM A NWS TEAM FOUND DAMAGE
FROM AN EF2 TORNADO FROM ARKADELPHIA TO COLONY. IN
FACT…SEVERAL DEBRIS PATHS WERE SEEN ACROSS SOUTHERN
CULLMAN COUNTY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED
ALONG HIGHWAY 91 IN THE VICINITY OF COLONY WHERE SEVERAL
CHICKEN HOUSES WERE DESTROYED AND NUMEROUS LARGE TREES
WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE WAS
ALSO SEEN AROUND ARKADELPHIA. THE PATH LENGTH OF THIS
TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 13.3 MILES.

…HEFLIN TORNADO (CLEBURNE COUNTY)…

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT
THE DAMAGE NEAR HEFLIN WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. THE TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN ALONG THE TALLADEGA SCENIC DRIVE JUST SOUTH OF US
HIGHWAY 78. THE TORNADO MOVED ALONG A SLIGHTLY LEFT CURVED PATH
UNTIL IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 79. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED ALMOST DUE
EAST AND PRODUCED ITS MOST CONCENTRATED DAMAGE NEAR STATE HIGHWAY 9.
THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE END OF BROCKFORD ROAD IN THE VICINITY OF
SHADOW LANE. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 4.2 MILES
LONG AND WAS AROUND 1000 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. THE DAMAGE
WAS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS AROUND 100 MPH. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE
EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH. SEVERAL STRUCTURES
SUSTAINED DAMAGE AND AT LEAST 6 OF THE STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED.
AT LEAST 35 HOMES SUFFERED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. NO INJURIES
WERE REPORTED.

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