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Event Details

Event Lightning
State ALABAMA
County/Area COFFEE
WFO TAE
Begin Date 01/26/2012 14:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location ELBA
Begin Lat/Lon 31.41/-86.07
End Date 01/26/2012 14:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A fairly strong upper level trough and cold front swept across the region on the evening of January 26th. SBCAPE values increased to around 1000 j/kg across portions of the Florida panhandle and southeast Alabama ahead of the approaching squall line. Bulk shear values also increased to around 50 knots over the western zones. The Storm Prediction Center issued tornado watches valid through the evening hours for most of the area. However, instability decreased with eastward extent, and lapse rates were relatively poor. The squall line gradually weakened as it moved eastward, and no reports of severe thunderstorms were received from southeast Alabama. However, one thunderstorm did cause a teenager to be struck by lightning and injured in Elba, Alabama.
Event Narrative The Enterprise Ledger reported that a teenager was struck by lightning and injured while at a car wash during the afternoon hours. He was taken to Elba General Hospital and then later transferred to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan where he was discharged two days later.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
ELBA COFFEE CO. AL 01/26/2012 14:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 0.00K 0.00K