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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 2.17 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area DALLAS
WFO BMX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-12-22 13:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2ESE SELMA SELFIELD ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 32.42/-86.92
End Date 2011-12-22 13:33:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ESE MANILA
End Lat/Lon 32.43/-86.88
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 30.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative In response to a strong upper level shortwave, a surface low developed over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and rode along a previously stalled front across northwest Central Alabama, Thursday, December 22, 2011. Much of Central Alabama resided in an unseasonably warm airmass, with dewpoints near 70 degrees and CAPE over 1000 J/kg. As the surface low passed over northwest Central Alabama and low level winds backed, helicity increased. Rotating supercells within several thunderstorm complexes produced six tornadoes and isolated wind damage.
Event Narrative National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Dallas County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles east of Selma along County Road 306 where minor tree damage occurred, along with roof damage to two mobile homes. The tornado then traveled further to the northeast, to Garner and Harville Roads where several soft and hardwood trees were damage or snapped. There was also some structure damage, with one outbuilding destroyed and one mobile home that was shifted off its foundation blocks. The tornado lifted shortly after, near River Road, with evidence of some additional tree damage.


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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 0 248.00K 0.00K
CENTREVILLE FOX ARPT BIBB CO. AL 12/22/2011 12:56 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LAWLEY BIBB CO. AL 12/22/2011 13:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SELMA SELFIELD ARPT DALLAS CO. AL 12/22/2011 13:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
STATESVILLE AUTAUGA CO. AL 12/22/2011 13:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIANA SHELBY CO. AL 12/22/2011 13:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
NEW PROSPECT AUTAUGA CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:02 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
SELMA DALLAS CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DEATSVILLE ELMORE CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:14 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TITUS ELMORE CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
STOCKDALE TALLADEGA CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
TITUS ELMORE CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SYKES MILL ELMORE CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:24 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WETONA COOSA CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 65.00K 0.00K
ALEXANDER CITY TALLAPOOSA CO. AL 12/22/2011 14:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 248.00K 0.00K