Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.91 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area CHOCTAW
WFO MOB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 16:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WSW WEST BUTLER
Begin Lat/Lon 32.06/-88.35
End Date 2012-12-25 16:56:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ESE 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.


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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 15.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE BUTLER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 1.474M 0.00K