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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO TAE
Begin Date 09/05/2011 13:53:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location DOTHAN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.2/-85.37
End Date 09/05/2011 13:53:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A fairly widespread outbreak of severe thunderstorms occurred on Labor Day across much of the NWS Tallahassee County Warning Area (CWA). This event was forced by unseasonably strong wind fields associated with a potent extra-tropical cyclone that was formerly Tropical Storm Lee. Post-tropical cyclone Lee was moving slowly toward the east-northeast along the north central Gulf Coast during the morning hours of September 5, 2011. By 3:00 pm EDT (1900 UTC), the cyclone was centered near Mobile Bay. It was at this point that the system finally began to accelerate off to the northeast. While tornadoes were initially considered to be the primary threat, examination of a special 1800 UTC KTAE sounding showed that low level winds had veered and that the flow was unidirectional through a deep layer. WFO Tallahassee coordinated with the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) to replace the existing tornado watch with a severe thunderstorm watch at 4:00 pm EDT (2000 UTC). WFO Tallahassee issued a total of 35 convective warnings during the event along with several special marine warnings. A total of 52 severe weather reports were received across southeast Alabama, southwest and south central Georgia, and the Florida panhandle and big bend.

Aside from the severe weather, the forecast area experienced other peripheral impacts from post-tropical storm Lee. Widespread storm-total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches was measured across the Florida panhandle and big bend, with 1 to 2 inch totals more common across the Alabama and Georgia portions of the CWA.
Event Narrative A tree was blown down onto a house with injuries on Ross Clark Circle SE. The monetary damage figure provided is a rough estimate.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 22.50K 0.00K
LEE COFFEE CO. AL 09/03/2011 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWRY MILL COFFEE CO. AL 09/03/2011 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GENEVA GENEVA CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT HILL DALE CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:24 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
OZARK DALE CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ARGUTA DALE CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
MIDLAND CITY DALE CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOTHAN HOUSTON CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 1 5.00K 0.00K
ABBEVILLE HENRY CO. AL 09/05/2011 14:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
GENEVA GENEVA CO. AL 09/05/2011 15:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
HODGESVILLE HOUSTON CO. AL 09/05/2011 17:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 22.50K 0.00K