Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 48 kts.
County/Area FRANKLIN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-12 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-04-12 23:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 35.00K
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 Strong winds between 40 and 50 mph knocked down numerous trees in eastern Franklin county, particularly in the Phil Campbell area. About 10 percent of the households in these portions of the county were left without power. Damage from fallen trees was reported to the post office, community center,and high school in Phil Campbell.


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