Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 24.84 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area CLARKE
WFO MOB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 18:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4SE WINN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.62/-87.87
End Date 2012-12-25 18:40:00.0 CST-6
End Location 5N CHANCE
End Lat/Lon 31.83/-87.52
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 on Todd Town Road seven miles north of Jackson. It then moved northeast where it destroyed a farm out building then crossed Highway 43 approximately six miles southwest of Grove Hill. After it crossed...the tornado was at its widest and caused extensive damage to farm equipment...including a destroyed grain bin. Many large trees were uprooted in this area with minor structural damage to several homes as well. It continued northeast uprooting large trees as it crossed Highway 84...two miles southeast of Grove Hill. The tornado then weakened as the thunderstorm core collapsed...causing a microburst which resulted in a half mile wide damage swath on Nettlesboro Road...13 miles northeast of Grove Hill. The tornado then reformed before exiting northeast Clarke County...moving into southwest Wilcox County. The tornado uprooted trees along the way before dissipating 12 miles southwest of Camden.


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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