Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO TAE
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-18 18:28:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N DOTHAN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.22/-85.39
End Date 2012-02-18 18:28:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 3.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A relatively strong area of low pressure moved through the region during the evening of February 18th and into the overnight hours. Widespread convection with some severe storms and areas of heavy rain accompanied this low pressure system. Convection was aided by very strong wind shear and strong winds just above the surface (around 40-45 knots at 1500-2000 ft AGL). Although instability was minimal, it was still sufficient for some storms to produce severe wind gusts at the surface. In addition, some training of storms occurred, and heavy rainfall amounts along with some minor street flooding resulted.
Event Narrative A trained spotter reported large oak trees snapped in half around Dothan. Monetary damage was estimated.


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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 8.00K 0.00K
OZARK DALE CO. AL 02/18/2012 18:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OZARK DALE CO. AL 02/18/2012 18:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOTHAN HOUSTON CO. AL 02/18/2012 18:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
GENEVA MUNICIPAL ARPT GENEVA CO. AL 02/19/2012 00:20 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 8.00K 0.00K