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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.91 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area CHOCTAW
WFO MOB
Begin Date 12/25/2012 16:45:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location WEST BUTLER
Begin Lat/Lon 32.06/-88.35
End Date 12/25/2012 16:56:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth ESE
End Location RIDERWOOD
End Lat/Lon 32.12/-88.29
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 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 tornado touched down along Pineview Road near|the Riderwood community...or approximately 8 miles west southwest|of Butler. The worst damage occurred in this area as three|manufactured homes were completely destroyed...with the debris being|blown several hundred yards away. Several other structures sustained|minor to moderate damage...including one mobile home and one single|family residence. A couple of barns/outbuildings were also almost|completely destroyed. The tornado then moved northeast crossing|Dollywood Road and County Road 24...where extensive tree damage|occurred in the heavily forested area. From there...the tornado|continued northeast crossing Riderwood Drive where numerous trees|were snapped or uprooted. The damage path was at its widest along|Riderwood Drive...approximately one half mile. The damage path then|narrowed and the tornado lifted before reaching Alabama Highway 10.


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