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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 56 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Begin Date 12/24/2008 14:25:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location MUSCLE SHOALS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.74/-87.67
End Date 12/24/2008 14:29:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 4.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A potent cold front pushed across northern Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours. Intense low level shear and weak instability was present along and ahead of this front. A few severe thunderstorms developed along the front. One of the storms produced a bow echo just north of Decatur which resulted in a brief EF-1 tornado within the comma head of the storm in Belle Mina in Limestone county.
Event Narrative Thunderstorm winds partially collapsed an aluminum porch canopy in the Muscle Shoals area on Highland Avenue. Trees were blown down nearby.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 220.00K 0.00K
MUSCLE SHOALS COLBERT CO. AL 12/24/2008 14:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
UPPER GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 12/24/2008 14:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORRVILLE LIMESTONE CO. AL 12/24/2008 15:33 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 12/24/2008 15:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
REDSTONE AAF MADISON CO. AL 12/24/2008 15:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 220.00K 0.00K