Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 9.55 Miles
-- Width 900 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area LOWNDES
WFO BMX
Begin Date 12/25/2012 20:32:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location HAYNEVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.2/-86.6
End Date 12/25/2012 20:46:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSW
End Location MANACK
End Lat/Lon 32.31/-86.51
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 EF-2 tornado touched down on Highway 97 between Hayneville and Lowndesboro. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted in a half-mile wide swath across Highway 97. The tornado continued to the northeast and intensified as it moved over mainly pastureland. Just south of Highway 80, the tornado struck a farm, significantly damaging a large, well-constructed cattle barn. A second large metal cattle barn was mostly destroyed as well. Numerous power poles were snapped or downed along Highway 80. A heavy-duty dumpster was lofted and thrown approximately 250 yards across Highway 80. Tin roofing material and other debris was lofted and blown over one-quarter mile. The tornado continued across Highway 80, damaging multiple homes along Lake Berry Road. One home had the roof largely removed resulting in the cement block foundation cracking. Three to five additional homes had minor roof damage. The tornado continued northeastward toward the old GE Plastics Plant where it mowed down numerous trees and flipped several empty semi���trailers onto their sides. The tornado lifted just north of the Gate 1 entrance to the plant and east of County Road 37.


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
WEOGUFKA COOSA CO. AL 12/25/2012 20:09 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 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
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