Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-20 04:15:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NNW HARTSELLE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.44/-86.93
End Date 2011-04-20 04:25:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 4.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A long lived quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) developed in northern and central Mississippi and tracked eastward through northern Alabama during the early morning hours of the 20th. A bow echo with a strong meso-vortex produced a long swath of wind damage from southern Franklin across Lawrence, Morgan, Cullman and Marshall counties. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped, indicating wind speeds of at least 70 mph or higher. Trees were toppled onto two homes in Morgan and Cullman counties resulting in two injuries. As the bow echo continued eastward, numerous reports of trees and damage to small structures were reported. Following the storms, a meteorological phenomenon known as a wake low developed which produced a short period of damaging non-thunderstorm winds in Marshall County. A wind gust of 60 mph was registered with this system at the Albertville, Alabama AWOS station (K8A0). Several power outages were reported through the event.
A mesoscale convective system rolled through northern and central Alabama during the late evening hours of the 20th, and exited shortly after midnight on the 21st. Prolific lightning was generated with mainly elevated thunderstorms within the anvil region of this system across northern Alabama. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms extended south from the upper level circulation center which tracked east from northwest and west central Alabama. The storms produced sporadic thunderstorm wind damage, knocking down several trees in Franklin County. Most of the damage further east were tree limbs that did cause isolated small power outages. Although most areas received one half to one inch of rainfall, there were local amounts of one to just over two inches. This resulted in mostly nuisance minor street flooding, although one road was closed in Franklin County due to more substantial runoff.
Event Narrative A large 60 foot Oak tree was block down on South Sparkman Street.


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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 2 165.60K 0.00K
RED BAY MUNI ARPT FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 03:18 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RUSSELLVILLE FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 03:35 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
VINA FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 03:35 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CHESTNUT RIDGE FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 03:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEOLA LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/20/2011 03:58 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUMPKIN CENTER MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
PRICEVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GANDYS COVE MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTSELLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
UNION MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTSELLE MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRINGER MORGAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LARKINSVILLE JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NAT JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDDY MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION GROVE MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARAB MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSLIE JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 04:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/20/2011 05:04 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/20/2011 05:05 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GERALDINE DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/20/2011 05:10 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/20/2011 05:15 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSLIE JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/20/2011 05:30 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSLIE JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBORO JACKSON CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FYFFE DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SKAGGS CORNER DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEATY XRDS DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEATY XRDS DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 05:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKWOOD FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 20:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRING VLY COLBERT CO. AL 04/20/2011 20:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTER CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELTI CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCEVILLE CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
PLEASANT RIDGE FRANKLIN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:34 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZIP CITY LAUDERDALE CO. AL 04/20/2011 22:45 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ARAB MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 23:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 23:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
KILPATRICK DEKALB CO. AL 04/20/2011 23:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
BOAZ MARSHALL CO. AL 04/20/2011 23:25 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 165.60K 0.00K