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Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 35 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area DALLAS
WFO BMX
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 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An intense atmospheric gravity wave brought a period of high winds to central Alabama late in the evening on April 12, lasting into the early morning hours on April 13. The gravity wave, which formed on the back edge of a large precipitation area, moved into west central Alabama from Mississippi around 9 pm CDT, moved across the middle of the state, and exited the east central counties by 8 am CDT the next morning. As the wave moved through, it produced a 1 to 2 hour long period of strong winds, with frequent gusts above 30 mph, and peak gusts averaging 40 to 50 mph. A larger number of trees were blown down than one may usually expect from these wind speeds, since many trees were weakened by a recent drought, and because the gusty winds lasted for up to two hours. The downed trees caused numerous power outages, and as many as 165,000 customers lost power during the storm.
Event Narrative Wind gusts estimated around 40 mph blew down trees in several locations around the county, including Sardis and Selma. The sign of a business in Selma also sustained damage.


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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 3 996.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 20:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 3 240.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 20:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 21:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 45 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 21:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 45 kts. MG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
WINSTON (ZONE) WINSTON (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 21:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
TUSCALOOSA (ZONE) TUSCALOOSA (ZONE) AL 04/12/2009 22:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BLOUNT (ZONE) BLOUNT (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 37 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
SHELBY (ZONE) SHELBY (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
AUTAUGA (ZONE) AUTAUGA (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 01:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COOSA (ZONE) COOSA (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TALLAPOOSA (ZONE) TALLAPOOSA (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
TALLADEGA (ZONE) TALLADEGA (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ETOWAH (ZONE) ETOWAH (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 03:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. MG 0 0 61.00K 0.00K
TALLAPOOSA (ZONE) TALLAPOOSA (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 03:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ELMORE (ZONE) ELMORE (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 03:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH (ZONE) RANDOLPH (ZONE) AL 04/13/2009 04:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 37 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MOLLOY LAMAR CO. AL 04/13/2009 18:38 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 996.00K 0.00K