Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3.66 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area PIKE
WFO BMX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 17:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1ESE TENNILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 31.62/-85.77
End Date 2012-12-25 17:36:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4NNE TENNILLE
End Lat/Lon 31.67/-85.75
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 Late Christmas Eve, a well amplified upper level trough dug into the southern Plains. In response, a surface low developed Christmas morning over southern Texas. As the upper low deepened and tilted negatively, the surface low strengthened as it moved eastward. By Christmas afternoon, a swath of severe weather swept across the Deep South, with discrete supercells and a broken line of thunderstorms in trail. These thunderstorms moved across central Alabama during the evening hours, bringing with them strong straight line winds, numerous tornadoes, as well as flooding.
Event Narrative The tornado touched down in far northern Dale County (See Storm Data Tallahassee) along Highway 231 near the Pea River. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed County Road (CR) 200 before it entered Pike County. The tornado continued northeastward and produced damage along CR 4425 and CR 4438. The tornado lifted near the intersection of CR 4427 north of CR 4421. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path. The most significant damage occurred along CR 4425 where 2 homes sustained roof damage and 2 chicken houses were damaged. Also along CR 4438, a barn lost its roof with the tin being thrown over one half mile and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The total tornado path length was 5.36 miles and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado first touched down at 527 pm CST.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
EXMOOR MARENGO CO. AL 12/25/2012 15:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST GREENE GREENE CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON GREENE CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNILLE PIKE CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPOCARI MARENGO CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAMANTHA TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 12/25/2012 17:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT STATION PERRY CO. AL 12/25/2012 18:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINTERBORO TALLADEGA CO. AL 12/25/2012 19:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRAGGS LOWNDES CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEOGUFKA COOSA CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:09 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEECHWOOD LOWNDES CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:26 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYNEVILLE LOWNDES CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:32 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(MGM)MONTGOMERY ARPT MONTGOMERY CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRATTMONT AUTAUGA CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRATTVILLE JCT ELMORE CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARIGOLD WALKER CO. AL 12/25/2012 21:26 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMER MONTGOMERY CO. AL 12/25/2012 22:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOSHEN PIKE CO. AL 12/25/2012 22:24 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
WAUGH MONTGOMERY CO. AL 12/25/2012 22:29 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FITZPATRICK BULLOCK CO. AL 12/25/2012 22:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOTASULGA MACON CO. AL 12/25/2012 23:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 0.00K 0.00K