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Event Details

Event Lightning
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-15 18:42:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NNW HARTSELLE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.44/-86.94
End Date 2012-03-15 18:42:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Numerous thunderstorms erupted during the afternoon and continued into the evening hours as an upper level disturbance interacted with a very unstable air mass. The weather pattern and atmospheric environment was more similar to early Summer. A mix of hail and damaging wind reports were noted with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning sparking several small fires. At the Huntsville International Airport, a 71 mph wind gust was measured during the evening from a severe thunderstorm.
Event Narrative Lightning struck a female who was taking photos with a cell phone of a storm with her arm outside the home through a doorway. The female felt a surge of electricity through her arm, into her neck and out her wrist which appeared bruised. She then fell backwards and suffered a seizure for several minutes, then called 911 for emergency assistance. She was hospitalized overnight and released the next morning. The Morgan County emergency manager reported at least 3 fires sparked by lightning their county. Two 46000 volt circuits were also damaged in Decatur with about 4250 utility customers losing power for a few hours.


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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 1 46.00K 0.00K
JACKSONBURG LAUDERDALE CO. AL 03/15/2012 15:58 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST FLORIAN LAUDERDALE CO. AL 03/15/2012 15:58 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:06 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RIPLEY LIMESTONE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATHENS LIMESTONE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:23 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MOULTON LAWRENCE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
KIMO LAWRENCE CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HARVEST MADISON CO. AL 03/15/2012 17:45 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON CO JET PORT MADISON CO. AL 03/15/2012 18:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 62 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLETCHER CHAPEL MADISON CO. AL 03/15/2012 18:27 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON CO JET PORT MADISON CO. AL 03/15/2012 18:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTSELLE MORGAN CO. AL 03/15/2012 18:42 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 20.00K 0.00K
COLE SPGS MORGAN CO. AL 03/15/2012 19:44 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
UNION MORGAN CO. AL 03/15/2012 20:26 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 46.00K 0.00K