Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Begin Date 05/15/2009 19:15:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location WEST PT
Begin Lat/Lon 34.45/-86.61
End Date 05/15/2009 19:20:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A very unstable air mass developed as early as midday across the central Tennessee Valley. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms developed by late morning producing very heavy rainfall that resulted in isolated flash flooding in northeast Madison County. A few of these initial storms produced small hail. As instability increased during the mid to late afternoon, more numerous thunderstorms developed. Outflow boundary collisions triggered rapid development of new storms which became severe rather quickly in a few instances. A few reports of large hail and damaging winds were received into the mid evening hours. Isolated flash flooding occurred again in northeastern Madison County and in the town of Bridgeport in Jackson County where water depth climbed up to two feet. One person was struck by lightning in the town of Fairview in Cullman County. Additional thunderstorms moved northwest out of Georgia during the late evening hours producing additional rainfall, but diminished rather quickly after midnight.
Event Narrative Thunderstorm winds blew down a tree across Apple Grove Road south of Union Hill. Time was estimated from radar.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 8.00K 0.00K
HILLSBORO MADISON CO. AL 05/15/2009 10:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HILLSBORO MADISON CO. AL 05/15/2009 11:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEVNA MADISON CO. AL 05/15/2009 12:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ROSEBORO MADISON CO. AL 05/15/2009 17:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE LACEYS SP MORGAN CO. AL 05/15/2009 18:44 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW CULLMAN CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:02 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST PT MORGAN CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW CULLMAN CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:20 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT JACKSON CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEPORT JACKSON CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOOD HOPE CULLMAN CO. AL 05/15/2009 19:50 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 8.00K 0.00K