Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-13 01:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-04-13 03:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 600.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A wave of damaging winds produced widespread and signficant damage to portions of north central and northeast Alabama during the late evening hours of the 12th into the early morning hours of the 13th. These winds have been attributed to wake low / gravity wave combination on the northwest edges of a decaying mesoscale convective system (MCS) across central Alabama into northern and central Georgia. Sustained wind speeds of 40 to 50 mph were common over a period of one to two hours, especially across Morgan, Cullman, Marshall and Jackson Counties. Damages were most severe in the communities of Guntersville and Scottsboro where widespread damage was reported, and power was knocked out as numerous large trees were knoccked down. Schools were closed in both communities for up to three days. Many roads became impassible on the morning of the 13th due to the tree damage. Trees were knocked down onto homes, vehicles and trailers, entrapping one individual in a camper in Scottsboro. In Scottsboro, power was out for no less than three days in some cases.
Event Narrative High winds between 45 and 55 mph with gusts pproaching 65 mph downed numerous trees and powerlines across the county. Guntersville and Arab were hit particularly hard by the wind damage. A gust to 46 mph was recorded at the Albertville Airport, along with a gust of 47 mph at the Fort Payne Airport. The winds broke two boat docks with as many as 60 boats attached to it from the Guntsville Yacht Club and floated toward Alabama Highway 431.


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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 2.585M 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 21:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 21:21 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 22:08 CST-6 Strong Wind 45 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 22:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 23:05 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 02:27 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.585M 0.00K