Tornado Confirmed from Monday Night

Posted on: 4:33 pm, June 11, 2014, by

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
431 PM CDT WED JUN 11 2014

…NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/09/14 TORNADO EVENT…

.LAGRANGE/WOLF SPRINGS TORNADO (COLBERT/LAWRENCE COUNTIES).

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.86 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUN_09_2014
START TIME: 830 PM CDT
START LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF CLEMENT RD/LAGRANGE RD
START LAT/LON: 34.5822/-87.5607

END DATE: JUN_09_2014
END TIME: 835 PM CDT
END LOCATION: CR140 JUST WEST OF HWY 157
END LAT/LON: 34.6094/-87.4631|

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN MONDAY EVENING NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF CLEMENT ROAD AND LAGRANGE ROAD IN THE LAGRANGE
COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEAST COLBERT COUNTY.

HERE…SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
A LARGE OUTBUILDING WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND ANOTHER SMALLER
ONE SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE
SHEARED OFF VERY NEAR THE BASE ALONG LAGRANGE ROAD. DAMAGE HERE
WAS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 100 MPH.

THE TORNADO LIFTED EAST NORTHEAST CROSSING OVER LOGAN LANE AND
WALDREP LOOP. MINOR DAMAGE…MAINLY LOST SHINGLES…WAS NOTED
TO SEVERAL HOMES WITH ONE HOME LOSING AN AWNING. NUMEROUS TREES
HAD LARGE LIMBS SNAPPED OR TWISTED IN THIS AREA.

THE TORNADO THEN PRODUCED SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE IN THE FORESTED AREA
BETWEEN WALDREP LOOP AND COUNTRY LINE ROAD (CR 48). AS THE TORNADO
CROSSED CR 48 SUBSTANTIAL TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AT A HOMESTEAD. LARGE
HARDWOOD TREES, SOME GREATER THAN 2 FEET IN DIAMETER, WERE SNAPPED
AND/OR UPROOTED. A UTILITY POLE WAS ALSO SNAPPED NEAR THE GROUND.
DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AT LEAST 105 MPH WINDS HERE.

THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED EAST ALONG WOLF SPRINGS ROAD (CR 236) INTO
WESTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY. A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG CR 236.
FURTHER EAST NORTHEAST…BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED SPORADICALLY ALONG
COUNTY ROADS 584 AND 235 BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED ON COUNTY ROAD 140
JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 157.

SURVEYED BY: DARDEN (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM COLBERT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

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

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

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