Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 15.45 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area PERRY
WFO BMX
Begin Date 01/23/2012 04:37:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location HERBERGER
Begin Lat/Lon 32.72/-87.27
End Date 01/23/2012 04:57:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth SE
End Location OAKMULGEE
End Lat/Lon 32.77/-87.02
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 supercell which produced the County Road 7 EF-1 tornado in central Perry County quickly generated a second tornado just south of the first tornado path. This tornado tracked through eastern Perry County and through much of Chilton County before dissipating north of Clanton. The total path length for this tornado was over 39 miles. The tornado touched down along County Road 16, east of Alabama Road 175 in Perry County, damaging one home, one manufactured home, and downing numerous trees. It moved northeast, crossing the Cahaba River and into the Talladega National Forest, where thousands of trees were knocked down along the tornado���s path. As the tornado crossed County Road 9, winds strengthened to 125 MPH and the sanctuary of historic Ephesus Church was destroyed as the roof and steeple were partially blown away. The tornado moved along Alabama Highway 183 for approximately 6 miles causing extensive tree damage and destroying several outbuildings. The tornado crossed Mat Moore Rd and into Chilton County, at Jim Foundry Rd, south of Alabama Highway 183. Merchantable timber losses estimated by the Alabama Forestry Commission for this track are approximately $1.2M.


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