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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-11 09:45:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-11 10:15:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Two waves of strong winds damaged trees across northwest Alabama. Saturated soils enabled trees to be uprooted rather easily by sub-severe winds in the 40 to 50 mph range. The first wave of wind around 6:30 AM uprooted a tree in the Athens area, toppling a powerline and knocking out power to 5000 utility customers in the area. The second and more widespread wave of strong winds was produced by a suspected gravity wave during the late morning hours, resulting in several reports of tree and power line damage in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.
Event Narrative Highs winds knocked down trees in the Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals areas. A few of the trees fell onto powerlines and homes causing heavy damage to one home. Scattered power outages were reported.


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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 0 30.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 12/11/2008 06:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 12/11/2008 09:45 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 12/11/2008 10:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 30.00K 0.00K