Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 83 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-15 18:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4WSW GRIFFIN ADDITION
Begin Lat/Lon 34.55/-87.1
End Date 2009-06-15 19:32:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1SE HULACO
End Lat/Lon 34.31/-86.59
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A cluster of supercell thunderstorms developed in western Tennessee during the afternoon hours, dropping southeast into northwestern and north central Alabama during the early to middle evening hours. These storms produced copious amounts of large hail, some of it over 3 inches in diameter in the Decatur area. Damaging winds of 65 to 95 mph were estimated, knocking down numerous large trees in the path of these storms. The strongest estimated winds up to 95 mph occurred in a 16 square mile area affecting portions of Eva, Center Dale, and Gum Pond. Flash flooding became a problem due to intense rainfall of 1 to 3 inches, particularly in Decatur and Hartselle in Morgan County. Nearly continuous lightning was reported with these storms. Observers noticed spectacular anvil crawler and cloud to ground lightning strikes. Numerous power outages were reported due to power lines being knocked down or due to lightning strikes.
Event Narrative The rear flank downdraft from a large steady state supercell produced straight lined wind gusts between 65 and 75 mph across much of southern and central Morgan county. The damage path from the storm began just over the border in Lawrence county along CR 431 north of Caddo, where several trees were blown down. The damaging winds then spread southeast into southern portions of Decatur and Priceville. Numerous trees were reported down along this portion of the path and some damage to structures occurred. A gust to 75 mph was reported east of Hartselle on Highway 67 S. Damage to structures included: an automobile dealership sign blown down in the southern portions of Decatur and minor damage to homes. Damage was more sporadic near the Stringer community, which is a very rural area. As the storm pushed southeast of Florette, it's rear flank downdraft produced it's most devastating straight lined winds in the Eva, Center Dale, and Gum Pond communities (damage roughly covered 16 square miles). In these locations, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, including many hardwood trees. Power poles were also snapped and some homes received minor to moderate damage. Peak wind gusts were estimated to reach 95 mph in this portion of the storm track. A few more trees were blown down near the Marshall and Cullman county border from this storm.


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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 0 671.00K 0.00K
ELGIN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWELL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TOONERSVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TOONERSVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
KILLEN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:53 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FLOWER HILL LAWRENCE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 06/15/2009 17:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACKBURN LIMESTONE CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ATHENS LIMESTONE CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER LAUDERDALE CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:25 CST-6 Hail 3.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:26 CST-6 Hail 3.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:29 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:29 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:30 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIFFIN ADDITION MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
HARTSELLE MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON HGTS MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON HGTS MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:31 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIFFIN ADDITION MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:34 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIFFIN ADDITION MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:34 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:35 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:36 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
NEBO MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIDIANVILLE MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:44 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
MOORES MILL MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:46 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
ALLSBORO COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HARTSELLE MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
SOMERVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 18:50 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWSOM SPGS COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RUTH MARSHALL CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
CROOKED OAK COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW CULLMAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 14.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:17 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEYTON CULLMAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 14.00K 0.00K
TUSCUMBIA COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TUSCUMBIA COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JEPPA CULLMAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
FORD CITY COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
FOSTERS MILL COLBERT CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
JOPPA CULLMAN CO. AL 06/15/2009 19:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 06/15/2009 20:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 671.00K 0.00K