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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.88 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Begin Date 10/26/2010 17:13:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location MC VILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.27/-86.12
End Date 10/26/2010 17:15:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth ESE
End Location MC VILLE
End Lat/Lon 34.27/-86.11
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A potent upper level trough of low pressure and strong upper jet streak pushed through the Tennessee Valley on the 26th. Unseasonably high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s and dew points in the upper 60s to near 70 produced an unstable environment. Deep layer shear was sufficient for supercell thunderstorms, while low level shear was quite strong as well. As a result, numerous supercell thunderstorms, many of them low topped, erupted in multiple bands across northern Alabama as early as late morning and lasted into the early evening hours. The storms brought the potential for severe weather for around eight hours. Many of the storms contained meso-cyclones, but only four produced brief weak tornadoes. Others produced wind damage associated with the rear flank downdrafts of the storms or with bowing segments.
Event Narrative An EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 70 mph produced light sporadic damage along Hamby Road. The damage was relegated to a loss of roof materials on barns and light tree damage. One large tree was snapped by the tornado.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 311.00K 0.00K
NORTH FLORENCE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 10/26/2010 10:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 10/26/2010 10:54 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
HILLSBORO LAWRENCE CO. AL 10/26/2010 12:23 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FARLEY MADISON CO. AL 10/26/2010 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER LIMESTONE CO. AL 10/26/2010 14:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER LIMESTONE CO. AL 10/26/2010 14:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
LAKEVIEW MARSHALL CO. AL 10/26/2010 16:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
LAKEVIEW MARSHALL CO. AL 10/26/2010 16:46 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
WHITON DEKALB CO. AL 10/26/2010 17:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
MC VILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 10/26/2010 17:13 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR MARSHALL CO. AL 10/26/2010 23:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 311.00K 0.00K