Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 3.49 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
County/Area COLBERT
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-08 11:39:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WNW MIDWAY
Begin Lat/Lon 34.7377/-87.4677
End Date 2008-05-08 11:44:00.0 CST-6
End Lat/Lon 34.7698/-87.4202
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 300.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
Event Narrative A surveillance camera from an equipment company northeast of Leighton captured a tornado on video picking up at least 2 cars and throwing them nearly 40 feet. A home was destroyed and another heavily damaged along River Road and Second Street. Large trees were snapped and uprooted near Fosters Mill at the intersection County Road 40. An 18 wheeler was reported to be overturned in this area as well.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 983.00K 0.00K
RHODESVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/08/2008 10:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 2 300.00K 0.00K
MIDWAY COLBERT CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:39 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
LEMON HILL LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
THORTONTOWN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:51 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WHEAT CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:06 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
OAK RIDGE MORGAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GOOD HOPE CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TRIMBLE CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
NEW HOPE LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TRIANA MADISON CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:37 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ST BERNARD CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
STEPPVILLE CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 983.00K 0.00K