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Storm Reports from Across the Tennessee Valley, 1/30/13


In its Preliminary Local Storm Report, the NWS Huntsville listed 22 storm-related reports between 2:30 a.m. and 8:33 a.m. in its County Warning Area.  Of these reports, 18 were for thunderstorm wind damage, two were for hail, one was for flash flooding, and one was for non-thunderstorm wind damage.  There were no tornado reports.  Most of the reports were relayed by county EMA offices.  Franklin County, Alabama had the most reports with four.  There were three each from Colbert and Lauderdale counties.  There were two each from Lauderdale, Morgan, Cullman, Jackson and Marshall.  There was one fom Limestone County and one from Franklin County, Tennessee.  There were no reports of storm-related injuries or fatalities in the NWS Huntsville CWA. 

Here is a look at the reports by county.

Colbert County: There was a tree blown onto a house in two locations just south of Florence.  Also, a roof was blown off a building in Sheffield. 

Lawrence County: A portion of an awning was blown into the street from a building on the square in downtown Moulton.  This was non-thunderstorm wind damage.  In Mt. Hope, a shed was rolled over with poles pulled from the ground.  A metal roof was damaged just south of Moulton.

Franklin County, AL: Trees were reported down near Pleasant Site, Red Bay, Hodges, and Belgreen. 

Lauderdale County: Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s steeple was blown off near Rogersville.  Multiple trees were blown down at CR 564 and CR 70 near Rogersville.

Limestone County: Roof damage occurred at Southern Gayles Golf Course near Bethel.

Morgan County: A tree was blown onto a mobile home in the Punkin Center area.  Trees were also blown onto power lines in this area.  A semi truck was blown into a ditch near Hartselle.

Cullman County: A mobile home and barn were blown into CR 1043 near the Cullman-Winston county line near Addison.  A tree was blown onto CR 940 at Jones Chapel.

Marshall County: There were two separate reports of one-half inch hail reported near Arab.

Franklin County, TN: A bridge on Beans Creek was barricaded due to high water.  2-4″ of rain occurred in the area.

Jackson County: Trees were blown down near Section and Bridgeport.



Nationwide there have been a total of 532 reports so far on 1/29 and 1/30.  Eighteen of those reports have been tornadoes, 501 have been for wind, and 13 for hail. 

The worst damage reported so far has been from a tornado in Adairsville, Georgia

Mike Wilhelm