Three More April 28th Tornadoes in Alabama

Posted on: 8:37 pm, May 8, 2014, by , updated on: 09:24pm, May 8, 2014

Monday, April 28th Storm Timeline

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Tornadoes Affecting DeKalb County on April 28th

Tornadoes Affecting DeKalb County on April 28th

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
756 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/28/14 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #7...

.UPDATE TO ADD NEW TORNADO TRACKS IN DAWSON...ARONEY AND MENTONE.
ALSO EXTENDED PINE RIDGE/FORT PAYNE TRACK FURTHER SOUTH AND UPDATED
WRITEUP FOR THAT TRACK.

.ARONEY/FAR SOUTHWEST DEKALB TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.41 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 29 2014 
START TIME:             128 AM CDT 
START LOCATION:         5.4 NE BOAZ
START LAT/LON:          34.2243 / -86.0781

END DATE:               APR 29 2014
END TIME:               132 AM CDT 
END LOCATION:           6.3 NNE BOAZ
END LAT/LON:            34.2589 / -86.0843

SURVEY SUMMARY: A SMALL TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE ARONEY COMMUNITY
IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF DEKALB COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED 
DOWN ALONG CR 479. HERE MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO A SINGLE FAMILY 
HOME AND A FARM BUILDING WAS ALSO DAMAGED. MINOR DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED
TO TREES ALL ALONG CR 479. SEVERAL SMALL HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED JUST 
NORTH OF CR 10...AND OTHER TREES HAD THE TOPS SNAPPED OUT IN THIS AREA.
ANOTHER BARN SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE FURTHER NORTH ALONG THE ROAD
AND A HOME SUSTAINED VERY MINOR DAMAGE. THE TORNADO EVENTUALLY LIFTED
JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 168 NEAR THE KILPATRICK COMMUNITY.

SURVEYED BY: DARDEN


.MENTONE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 29 2014 
START TIME:             136 AM CDT 
START LOCATION:         5.2 SW MENTONE
START LAT/LON:          34.5048 / -85.6174

END DATE:               APR 29 2014
END TIME:               151 AM CDT 
END LOCATION:           5.2 N MENTONE
END LAT/LON:            34.6437 / -85.5565

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF MENTONE ALONG THE DESOTO
PARKWAY (CR 89) JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH CR 165. HERE SEVERAL
LARGE CEDAR TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO MOVE NORTHEAST PARALLELING
THE WESTERN SIDE OF CR 165. MAINLY TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS AREA WITH
MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS. SEVERAL STANDS OF 
OLD GROWTH HARDWOODS WERE DAMAGED HERE. 

THE TORNADO SEEMED TO WEAKEN BRIEFLY WITH ONLY MINOR TREE DAMAGE NOTED
NEAR DOWNTOWN MENTONE. FURTHER UP THE SLOPES OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN THE 
TORNADO STRENGTHENED AGAIN TO EF-1 INTENSITY WITH SPORADIC SWATHS OF 
HARDWOODS SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALL ALONG THE EASTERN SIDE OF CR 89 BEFORE
LIFTING JUST INSIDE THE STATE LINE.

SURVEYED BY: DARDEN


.DAWSON (DEKALB COUNTY) TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.49 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 29 2014 
START TIME:             1254 AM CDT 
START LOCATION:         0.4 NW DAWSON ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:          34.3073 / -85.9305

END DATE:               APR 29 2014
END TIME:               100 AM CDT 
END LOCATION:           1.9 NNE DAWSON ALABAMA
END LAT/LON:            35.3351 / -85.9034

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE COMMUNITY OF DAWSON
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 20. THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST OF TWO TORNADOES
SPAWNED BY THE SAME PARENT STORM THAT PRODUCED THE EARLIER 
ETOWAH-DEKALB COUNTY TORNADO.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED IN THIS AREA. THE 
TORNADO TRACKED NORTH NORTHEAST SNAPPING ADDITIONAL TREES ALONG COUNTY
ROAD 199 AND DAMAGING A MOBILE HOME. ANOTHER HOME RECEIVED MINOR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE ALONG CR 196. THE TORNADO FELL A WIDE SWATH OF TREES BEFORE IT 
CROSSED HIGHWAY 57. HERE IT REACHED MAXIMUM INTENSITY NEARLY DESTROYING
A SMALL HOME. SEVERAL LARGE FARM BUILDINGS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGE NEAR 
THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 204 AND 57. TREE DAMAGE WAS QUITE
SUBSTANTIAL IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO NEARLY PARALLELED THE HIGHWAY AS IT 
TRACKED FURTHER NORTH. ANOTHER HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE ALONG CR 57 AS WELL. 
THE TORNADO BEGAN A WEAKENING PHASE NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH CR 204 WITH MAINLY
TREE DAMAGE NOTED NORTH OF THAT LOCATION. THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED JUST 
NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 57 AND 109. 

SURVEYED BY: DARDEN