Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.86 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
County/Area MORGAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-03-25 16:40:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NW PENN
Begin Lat/Lon 34.36/-87.085
End Date 2010-03-25 16:50:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1W MASSEY
End Lat/Lon 34.372/-87.037
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low topped supercell thunderstorms developed across northwest and north central Alabama ahead of a strong cold front and beneath a pronounced southwesterly upper level jet stream and dry slot. Despite low instability, strong low and deep layer wind shear provided an environment adequate for meso-cyclone development. Two of the supercells exhibited strong rotation that tracked through Morgan and Cullman Counties producing large hail and one tornado.
Event Narrative An EF-1 tornado touched down just inside southwest Morgan county, west of Massey. This tornado tracked east northeast along a 3 mile path before dissipating. Initial damage was seen off of Holladay road and CR 55, where a mobile home was flipped upside down and several surrounding large trees were snapped near their base. Additional damage occurred along Summerford road between Tanner road and CR 55. A small barn was completed destroyed and two chicken houses sustained significant loss roof and siding panels. Just to the east of this location at Safe-T-Shelter, off of CR 55, a portion of the roof was completely lifted off one of their warehouses as the front of the facility collapsed on itself.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JACKSONBURG LAUDERDALE CO. AL 03/25/2010 15:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENN MORGAN CO. AL 03/25/2010 16:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BATTLEGROUND CULLMAN CO. AL 03/25/2010 17:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT VIEW CULLMAN CO. AL 03/25/2010 17:35 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ARAB MARSHALL CO. AL 03/25/2010 18:56 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 03/25/2010 19:15 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K