Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3 Miles
-- Width 60 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-19 19:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SE LITTLE NEW YORK
Begin Lat/Lon 34.36/-86.16
End Date 2009-04-19 19:39:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3SSE POPLAR SPGS
End Lat/Lon 34.38/-86.11
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system tracking northeast from the southern Ozarks into the Ohio Valley brought a cold front into the central Tennessee Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 19th. Supercells erupted across northern Mississippi, moving into far northwest Alabama shortly before 5 pm CDT. Initially, these storms were large hail producers, with up to baseball sized hail reported in the town of Red Bay in Franklin County. As the early evening progressed, this supercell tracked into Lawrence and Morgan Counties producing wind damage and at least six tornadoes as it moved east. A male individual was killed in the town of Priceville in Morgan County when a tree was knocked down onto his trailer home. The thunderstorms evolved into a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) as they moved into Marshall and DeKalb Counties. Another tornado developed rapidly in the community of Asbury in Marshall County, killing one and critically injurying another when their mobile home was destroyed. The QLCS progressed into DeKalb County producing additional tornado damage.
Event Narrative An EF-1 tornado touched down just south of Gin Road in the Asbury community. A mobile home was completely destroyed with the content blown 40 yards and the frame blown 60 yards. Tragically, one occupant suffered fatal injuries with another suffering life threatening injuries. The tornado continued to track northeast destroying one large chicken house and damaging several others. Several barns and outbuildings sustained substantial damage. The tornado weakened as it continued to move northeast before lifting near Asbury Road.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 59 Female Mobile/Trailer Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 14 151.00K 0.00K
RED BAY MUNI ARPT FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/19/2009 16:06 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED BAY MUNI ARPT FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/19/2009 16:11 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT HOPE LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 18.00K 0.00K
WREN LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:18 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
WREN LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:19 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:23 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:29 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUMPKIN CENTER MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:43 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
JONES CHAPEL CULLMAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK RIDGE MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKSVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BROOKSVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 17:59 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 1 0 41.00K 0.00K
SOMERVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 18:19 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE LACEYS SP MORGAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 18:36 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCEVILLE CULLMAN CO. AL 04/19/2009 18:53 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERTVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/19/2009 19:21 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERTVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/19/2009 19:24 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE NEW YORK MARSHALL CO. AL 04/19/2009 19:35 CST-6 Tornado EF1 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
GUEST DEKALB CO. AL 04/19/2009 20:03 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 17.00K 0.00K
STAMP DEKALB CO. AL 04/19/2009 20:16 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 13 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 14 151.00K 0.00K