Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-02-11 11:50:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-02-11 14:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure center lifted northeast from the southern Plains into the Great Lakes. A tight pressure gradient resulted in strong southerly winds ahead of an associated dry line and pressure trough which pushed eastward through the Tennessee Valley. A broken line of showers and isolated thunderstorms developed along the dry line during the late morning hours, and swept rapidly east across the Tennessee Valley during the early afternoon hours. Although a couple of reports of wind damage occurred with the showers and thunderstorms, the more prominent impact was due to damaging non-thunderstorm winds ahead of and immediately behind the dry line passage. Numerous trees were blown down resulting in sporadic power outages. There were also a few reports of minor roof damage and a couple of car accidents due to the high winds.
Event Narrative A sustained period of high winds knocked down trees and power lines across the county. Power was knocked out for about 41 minutes in portions of Decatur affecting nearly 4800 customers, including the Decatur Mall. A roof was blown off of a mobile home in Eva. A tree was also knocked down onto a mobile home on Fieldcrest Drive in Somerville. A large tree was knocked down onto County Road 55 and Evergreen Road while a smaller tree was knocked down at Gandy's Cove. Another tree was knocked down onto Mill Creek Road.


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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 0 102.50K 0.00K
CHEROKEE COLBERT CO. AL 02/11/2009 10:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 11:10 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 11:50 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 11:50 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ATHENS LIMESTONE CO. AL 02/11/2009 12:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 12:20 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HAZEL GREEN MADISON CO. AL 02/11/2009 12:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
HAZEL GREEN ARPT MADISON CO. AL 02/11/2009 12:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HAZEL GREEN MADISON CO. AL 02/11/2009 12:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TRIANA MADISON CO. AL 02/11/2009 12:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 02/11/2009 12:45 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR MARSHALL CO. AL 02/11/2009 13:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 102.50K 0.00K