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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.6 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area PERRY
WFO BMX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-26 11:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1N ELLAWHITE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.44/-87.5
End Date 2012-01-26 11:01:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NNE ELLAWHITE
End Lat/Lon 32.44/-87.49
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level low pressure system moved across the Mississippi Valley region, deepening as it moved east. A cold front extending southward from the low moved across central Alabama during the late morning hours on Thursday, January 26. This provided a focus for thunderstorms to develop in the form of a squall line. Instability and weak shear were high enough for isolated severe thunderstorms to develop.
Event Narrative An EF0 tornado with winds of 80 mph touched down southeast of Uniontown, at the intersection of Cahaba Road and Yelverton Street. In this location several trees were uprooted. It then traveled northeastward, uprooting more trees along the path, and causing minor roof and siding damage to 5 homes. One home on Church Street was shifted off its foundation. From there the tornado traveled through a wooded area, breaking large branches off trees before it lifted. Key indicators of this weak tornado included very small amounts of leaf and grass splattering and roof damage on the downstream side of the homes. Several eyewitnesses confirmed seeing the tornado as it left the area.


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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 0.00K 0.00K
GREENSBORO HALE CO. AL 01/26/2012 10:55 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLAWHITE PERRY CO. AL 01/26/2012 11:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER PT JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/26/2012 12:03 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODLAWN JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/26/2012 12:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER PT JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/26/2012 12:35 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHALKVILLE JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/26/2012 12:45 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALTOONA ETOWAH CO. AL 01/26/2012 13:35 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K