Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 8.83 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-10 14:02:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3SSE GRANT
Begin Lat/Lon 34.49/-86.25
End Date 2009-04-10 14:14:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ENE KIRBYTOWN
End Lat/Lon 34.51/-86.1
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 5/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
Event Narrative A tornado touched down approximately 2.5 miles south southeast of Grant along Campbell Mill Road. A few houses sustained minor roof damage on the southeast side of Grant. At least two mobile homes sustained major damage from falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing Old Union Road, Columbus City Road, and Cardessa Lane before descending into the Tennessee River Valley. The tornado crossed Highway 79 at approximately 307 PM CDT at the Baker Mountain Road intersection. At this point the damage path width was just below a half of a mile wide. One woman was injured when a tree fell on her car near the Waterfront Grocery store. Several houses sustained substantial damage on the east side of Highway 79 and many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof was blown off of one home and a brick wall collapsed. The tornado crossed a small inlet onto the south side of Preston Island, wiping out several boat docks and boat houses. Several homes sustained significant damage on the island from falling trees. At least two wood homes had complete roof collapse and partial wall collapse.
The tornado crossed Lake Guntersville into the South Sauty community. At least one person was injured in this area when he was caught outside during the tornado. At this point, the damage path width increased to at least a half a mile wide. Several well built homes were damaged by falling trees along Memonminee Road. At least 20 boat houses were destroyed in the community. Along Chilcotin Road a well constructed two story brick house lost its roof. Also falling trees damaged several camper trailers. One trailer was blown into Lake Guntersville. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path of the tornado in Marshall county. The tornado crossed the CR 67 causeway and very shortly after moved into Jackson county. On CR 67, tornadic winds damaged the shoulder of the roadway as it crossed.


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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 6 145.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 11:57 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SULLIVAN XRDS LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 11:57 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED BAY MUNI ARPT FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/10/2009 11:59 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZIP CITY LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 04/10/2009 12:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:01 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RHODESVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:01 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:07 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:09 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:14 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:15 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:15 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISBELL FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCLE SHOALS COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:26 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROOKED OAK COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:27 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEFFIELD COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWN CREEK LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HATTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
HATTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:47 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAIRO LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:49 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHEAST SMITH LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:53 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAVERS CROSS LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:56 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN HOME LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:56 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELKMONT LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:57 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANDERSON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:59 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THACH LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 12:59 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BASHAM MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR LAKE MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:01 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROWTOWN MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BROOKSVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:02 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:03 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:04 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER DALE MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARVEST EPPS ARPT MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTERS MILL COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:06 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTERS MILL COLBERT CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:06 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:08 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:09 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON HGTS MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:09 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWOOD COLLEGE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:09 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROVIA MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWOOD COLLEGE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:12 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:12 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:13 CST-6 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWOOD COLLEGE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE MILLS ARP MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:15 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
OAKWOOD COLLEGE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:15 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:16 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIDIANVILLE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
MOORES MILL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:17 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWANCOTT LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:17 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWANCOTT LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:18 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELL FACTORY MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:22 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:22 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOORES MILL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:23 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SULPHUR SPGS MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
FISK MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
ALLEN XRDS MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELL FACTORY MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:30 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDSTONE AAF MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:32 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHELSEA MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:34 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDSTONE AAF MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:34 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIANA MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUGGE CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW HOPE MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:44 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIFFIN ADDITION MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:49 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:50 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENN MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
JONES CHAPEL CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MASSEY MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:54 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWEARENGIN MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:55 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
BATTLEGROUND CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:57 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN CITY MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 13:57 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BATTLEGROUND CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:01 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:02 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE LAKE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:03 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VINEMONT CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:03 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH VINEMONT CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILHITES MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:07 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGSTON JACKSON CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:08 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOBBS IS MADISON CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT HILL JACKSON CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:11 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGSTON JACKSON CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:14 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBORO JACKSON CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
LEESDALE MORGAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:21 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEPPA CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:22 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAINSVILLE DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:23 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAINSVILLE DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:25 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARAB MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:26 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT PAYNE DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:32 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT CARMEL MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:36 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:38 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIMBLE CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEST PT CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:46 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:53 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HYATT MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:55 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/10/2009 14:58 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUSTLERVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 15:05 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GERALDINE DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 15:17 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLINSVILLE DEKALB CO. AL 04/10/2009 15:20 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERTVILLE MUNI ARP MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 15:21 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARATOGA MARSHALL CO. AL 04/10/2009 15:26 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 6 145.00K 0.00K