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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 31.38 Miles
-- Width 700 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area LEE
WFO BMX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-11-16 11:57:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4SW LOACHAPOKA
Begin Lat/Lon 32.55/-85.63
End Date 2011-11-16 12:35:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1ESE JESTER
End Lat/Lon 32.7/-85.12
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 4.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Several waves of thunderstorms affected Central Alabama on Wednesday, November 16. The airmass ahead of a slow-moving, strong cold front became increasingly moist and unstable during the early morning hours. Rotating supercells within several broken lines of thunderstorms began producing damage just after sunrise in west Central Alabama. Isolated damage continued across the southern portion of the area through the early afternoon. In addition to damage across portions of Alabama, this storm system produced damage from Eastern Texas to the Atlantic Coast.
Event Narrative A tornado initially touched down in Macon County Alabama and crossed into Lee County approximately 1 mile southwest of Lee Road 3. It continued its northeastward path causing extensive tree damage across western Lee County. Dozens of houses and mobile homes on the western side of Auburn were heavily damaged due to falling trees. Several residences were destroyed. One female and one child were injured when trees fell on a mobile home. Significant damage was also noted in the Terrace Acres neighborhood, where homes were heavily damaged from falling trees. The tornado crossed the southern edge of Auburn University's campus and caused damage to the baseball facilities at Auburn High School and nearby homes. The tornado crossed interstate 85 at US highway 280 and continued moving to the northeast toward Lake Harding. Along the lake, extensive tree damage and damage to numerous homes and boathouses occurred. Several residences were destroyed or sustained complete roof loss. The tornado continued into Harris County Georgia (See November Storm Data from WFO Peachtree City).


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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 3 5.522M 0.00K
PERSIMMON GROVE SUMTER CO. AL 11/16/2011 07:07 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 200.00K 0.00K
SHORTLEAF MARENGO CO. AL 11/16/2011 07:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
LOWNDESBORO LOWNDES CO. AL 11/16/2011 10:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
HAYNEVILLE LOWNDES CO. AL 11/16/2011 10:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MANACK LOWNDES CO. AL 11/16/2011 10:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY MONTGOMERY CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:01 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY MONTGOMERY CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CHISHOLM MONTGOMERY CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CHISHOLM MONTGOMERY CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:08 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
MITYLENE MONTGOMERY CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
WARE ELMORE CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SHORTER MACON CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
REELTOWN TALLAPOOSA CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NOTASULGA MACON CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:52 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
LOACHAPOKA LEE CO. AL 11/16/2011 11:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 2 4.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 5.522M 0.00K