Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3.02 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area FAYETTE
WFO BMX
Begin Date 03/26/2009 02:21:00 CST-6
Begin Range 7
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location BELK
Begin Lat/Lon 33.54/-87.95
End Date 03/26/2009 02:28:00 CST-6
End Range 6
End Azimuth SSE
End Location BELK
End Lat/Lon 33.57/-87.9
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A cold front pushing through the area brought a line of thunderstorms that caused high winds and two tornadoes.
Event Narrative The tornado that touched down in southeastern Lamar County moved into southwestern Fayette County. It continued to travel northeastward, across Junkins Drive, Brazeal Road, Wesley Chapel Road, and Howard Drive. It lifted just north of the intersection of Summers Road and AL-159. In addition to numerous trees that were snapped and uprooted, the tornado also damaged two homes, one business shop, and at least 5 outbuildings. A 17 foot camper was pushed 3 feet sideways in the mud due to the force of the wind. A family that was in one of the homes at the time heard the warning via NOAA Weather Radio and went to their storm cellar. They then heard the roar of a jet as the tornado passed overhead, but they made it through the event without any injuries.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 155.50K 0.00K
KENNEDY LAMAR CO. AL 03/26/2009 02:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BELK FAYETTE CO. AL 03/26/2009 02:21 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SILOAM SUMTER CO. AL 03/26/2009 02:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
MARIETTA WALKER CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TUSCALOOSA TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BRADLEYTOWN WALKER CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GREENSBORO HALE CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW JEFFERSON CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:30 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ACIPCO JEFFERSON CO. AL 03/26/2009 03:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MAYLENE SHELBY CO. AL 03/26/2009 04:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PELHAM SHELBY CO. AL 03/26/2009 04:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PLANTERSVILLE DALLAS CO. AL 03/26/2009 04:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
RAINBOW CITY ETOWAH CO. AL 03/26/2009 04:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EAST GASDEN ETOWAH CO. AL 03/26/2009 04:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 155.50K 0.00K