Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.15 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MOBILE
WFO MOB
Begin Date 12/25/2012 16:54:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location MERTZ
Begin Lat/Lon 30.67/-88.09
End Date 12/25/2012 17:05:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth NE
End Location MAGAZINE
End Lat/Lon 30.74/-88.06
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.35M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful storm system moved out of the plains on|Christmas, producing numerous strong storms across southeast|Mississippi, southwest Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle|out ahead of a strong cold front and accompanying squall line. Multiple|tornadoes, some long track, were observed along the central gulf coast|region.
Event Narrative The initial tornado touchdown was located near|Dauphin Island Parkway...Duval Street and Halls Mill Road...where it|initially moved northwestward. The tornado continued northward to|near the intersections of Holcomb Avenue...Government Street and|Dauphin Island Parkway where it produced damage consistent with an|EF-1 tornado...damaging several commercial retailers. The tornado|continued northward...damaging homes and producing roof damage to|numerous homes. It then reached Murphy High School...where it|destroyed several out-buildings...blew out windows and produced|significant roof damage to the high school. From here...The tornado|tracked northward to Dauphin Street where it strengthened and widened|to 200 yards producing damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado to|several homes. Also significantly damaged was the Trinity Episcopal|Church on Dauphin Street. The tornado then moved into the Silverwood|Street area where it produced EF-1 damage and sporadic EF-2 damage to|several homes. The tornado next tracked north northeast across the|Mobile Infirmary Hospital ...where it blew out several windows and|damaged several automobiles...as well as flipping one automobile. The|tornado continued tracking northeastward across interstate 165 moving|into the Prichard area where it produced damage to the roofs of|several homes...as well as snapping several trees. The tornado|continued across Telegraph Road where it tossed several large|shipping containers and damaged a warehouse facility before|dissipating on Jakes Lane in Prichard.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 1.474M 0.00K
LUVERNE CRENSHAW CO. AL 12/25/2012 16:21 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PATSBURG CRENSHAW CO. AL 12/25/2012 16:28 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BUTLER CHOCTAW CO. AL 12/25/2012 16:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERTZ MOBILE CO. AL 12/25/2012 16:54 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 1.350M 0.00K
DEER PARK WASHINGTON CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:53 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINN CLARKE CO. AL 12/25/2012 18:00 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWER PEACH TREE WILCOX CO. AL 12/25/2012 18:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GROVE HILL CLARKE CO. AL 12/25/2012 19:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCIE MOBILE CO. AL 12/25/2012 19:22 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEMMES MOBILE CO. AL 12/25/2012 19:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
FREEMANVILLE ESCAMBIA CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GEORGIANA BUTLER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 1 0 35.00K 0.00K
GEORGIANA BUTLER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE BUTLER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE BUTLER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 1.474M 0.00K