Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Lightning
County/Area MORGAN
Report Source Newspaper
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-15 10:17:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N TRINITY
Begin Lat/Lon 34.62/-87.08
End Date 2011-04-15 10:17:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0N TRINITY
End Lat/Lon 34.62/-87.08
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 North Alabama averted most of the severe weather associated with a large severe weather outbreak across the deep South. An initial area of elevated thunderstorms followed by a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) moved through during the morning hours ahead of a northward advancing warm front. The front eventually reached northern Alabama, but persistent rain and thunderstorms through the day limited the instability available to fuel a more widespread severe weather threat during the afternoon and evening hours. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches resulted in brief flooding of small creeks near Florence and Tuscumbia, and more nuisance minor street flooding elsewhere.
As the strong cold front and upper level trough approached during the evening, a thunderstorm and meso-cyclone was responsible for knocking a couple of trees down in DeKalb County.
Event Narrative Lightning struck a primary power substation in Trinity, causing a power outage of around 10,000 customers for about 30 minutes.


Event Map:

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 9.50K 0.00K
OAKLAND LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/15/2011 09:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 04/15/2011 10:17 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RED ROCK COLBERT CO. AL 04/15/2011 11:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATHENS LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/15/2011 11:34 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
KILLEN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/15/2011 11:42 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCLE SHOALS COLBERT CO. AL 04/15/2011 14:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
HANCEVILLE CULLMAN CO. AL 04/15/2011 15:16 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIOT XRDS DEKALB CO. AL 04/15/2011 20:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
NEW HOME DEKALB CO. AL 04/15/2011 21:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 9.50K 0.00K