Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.8 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area ST. CLAIR
WFO BMX
Begin Date 01/23/2012 04:16:00 CST-6
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location MARGARET
Begin Lat/Lon 33.71/-86.53
End Date 01/23/2012 04:20:00 CST-6
End Range 4
End Azimuth SSW
End Location SPRINGVILLE
End Lat/Lon 33.72/-86.5
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 developed over the Great Plains and moved east across the Ohio River Valley, dragging a cold front through the lower Mississippi River Valley. As the cold front moved through Arkansas, a squall line formed, producing severe thunderstorms to areas west of Alabama. As the cold front progressed eastward, individual supercells developed in advance of the front and moved through Alabama during the early morning hours on January 23rd. Several long track supercells produced strong, long track tornadoes.
Event Narrative The tornado initially touched down in central Jefferson county and tracked northeastward for 15.69 miles, before lifting in western St. Clair county. The tornado crossed into St. Clair county south of Will Keith Rd, near Mary Ann Ln, moving northeast with winds of 105 MPH. The tornado continued to damage homes and down trees, before crossing Interstate 59, 1.37 miles northeast of Exit 148, with a path width of 300 yds. To the east of Interstate 59, the tornado tracked through Argo, crossing U.S. Highway 11 north of Angus St, downing numerous trees and causing minor to moderate damage to several homes. One home was destroyed when a large tree fell. As the tornado continued northeast, several manufactured homes sustained minor damage along Hidden Valley Drive. The tornado lifted just northeast of Country Living Cir, where several more trees were uprooted.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 77 0.00K 0.00K
TESSNER MARION CO. AL 01/23/2012 00:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLMAN TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 02:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIR OAKS SUMTER CO. AL 01/23/2012 02:36 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKER TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 02:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIRLEY TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 02:42 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURCHFIELD TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 03:00 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KELLERMAN TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 03:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/23/2012 03:12 CST-6 Tornado EF2 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
PARKER SUMTER CO. AL 01/23/2012 03:21 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KETONA JEFFERSON CO. AL 01/23/2012 03:58 CST-6 Tornado EF3 1 75 0.00K 0.00K
MARGARET ST. CLAIR CO. AL 01/23/2012 04:16 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEIBERGER PERRY CO. AL 01/23/2012 04:33 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HERBERGER PERRY CO. AL 01/23/2012 04:37 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON CHILTON CO. AL 01/23/2012 04:57 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KYMULGA TALLADEGA CO. AL 01/23/2012 05:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINCHEON CHILTON CO. AL 01/23/2012 06:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OUR TOWN TALLAPOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 07:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK MILLS RANDOLPH CO. AL 01/23/2012 07:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDVILLE TALLAPOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 07:45 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROBINSON SPGS ELMORE CO. AL 01/23/2012 07:48 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMLET TALLAPOOSA CO. AL 01/23/2012 08:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANOKE RANDOLPH CO. AL 01/23/2012 08:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKVILLE LOWNDES CO. AL 01/23/2012 08:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTASH RANDOLPH CO. AL 01/23/2012 09:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 77 0.00K 0.00K