Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 3.49 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-08 11:39:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-05-08 11:44:00.0 CST-6
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.


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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
LAUDERDALE CO. LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/08/2008 10:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 2 300.00K 0.00K
COLBERT CO. COLBERT CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:39 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE CO. LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE CO. LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/08/2008 11:51 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CO. CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:06 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MORGAN CO. MORGAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CO. CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CO. CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE CO. LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MADISON CO. MADISON CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:37 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CO. CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CO. CULLMAN CO. AL 05/08/2008 13:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 983.00K 0.00K