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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO HUN
Begin Date 05/25/2011 21:43:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location RED BAY MUNI ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 34.44/-88.15
End Date 05/25/2011 22:44:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth ESE
End Location NEWBURG
End Lat/Lon 34.46/-87.54
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 210.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Supercells in northern Mississippi transitioned into a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) which progressed eastward through northern Alabama. The storms produced a few bow echoes and meso-vortices, which spawned a few tornadoes and produced widespread wind damage in northwest Alabama (mainly west of I-65). As the storms progressed eastward, the gust front began to outrun the storms, yet still produced sporadic wind damage.
Event Narrative A bowing line of severe thunderstorms producing wind speeds between 60-70 MPH resulted in widespread wind damage across much of Franklin County AL. Numerous trees were blown down across the county as the sqall line pushed eastward. The hardest hit areas extended from Red Bay to Belgreen. The police in the Red Bay community reported that portable buildings were blown over at a school, numerous trees were down, and several cars were damaged. Some of these trees fell on houses. A tree was blown down onto a trailer on Highway 25, inflicting heavy damage. Fortunately, no one was in the mobile home when the tree fell.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 962.00K 0.00K
LINE KILN COLBERT CO. AL 05/25/2011 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
RED BAY MUNI ARPT FRANKLIN CO. AL 05/25/2011 21:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 210.00K 0.00K
SMITHSONIA LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 21:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
MAUD COLBERT CO. AL 05/25/2011 21:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 1 135.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 295.00K 0.00K
WOODLAWN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OLD BETHEL COLBERT CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:17 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLF SPGS LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:19 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELGIN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TOWN CREEK LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HATTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
BEAVERS CROSS LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MITCHELLTOWN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANDERSON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOLBERT SPGS LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SHANGHAI LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
O NEAL LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GOURDSVILLE LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CAIRO LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
O NEAL LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
O NEAL LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:49 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWERDS STORE LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 22:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BETHEL LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/25/2011 23:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE HILL MADISON CO. AL 05/25/2011 23:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 05/25/2011 23:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MT LEVENTOV MADISON CO. AL 05/25/2011 23:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 05/25/2011 23:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 962.00K 0.00K