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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 15.7 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area PIKE
WFO BMX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-12-25 22:24:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WNW GOSHEN
Begin Lat/Lon 31.73/-86.15
End Date 2012-12-25 22:40:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1SSW NEEDMORE
End Lat/Lon 31.88/-85.96
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
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 An EF-2 tornado touched down just inside the county line on Brantley Road near an open field causing only minor tree damage. It traveled northeast to County Road (CR) 2219, where it caused significant damage to 2 chicken barns, a home and a small barn before crossing CR 2201. As it continued to the northeast, the tornado traveled parallel to the Conecuh River on CR 2214 for more than two miles, causing widespread damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted and damaging several homes. As it passed CR 11, a single-wide manufactured home had its anchors ripped out of the ground and rolled 75 yards into a wooded area, while leaving the wooden post porch intact. The home fell apart as it rolled, leaving a trail of debris that lead into the woods, where the frame split in two and was wrapped around the trees. Two occupants were injured and required medical attention. The tornado continued over mainly fields and wooded areas, crossing Hwy 29 just west of CR 1165. The tornado crossed the Conecuh River and intensified as it approached the River Ridge Subdivision on CR 1101. Numerous large tall trees were uprooted, scores of pines were snapped, and a portion of the wall of a brick home collapsed causing major damage. From there, it continued northeast to the Brantley Woods Motor Home Park just north of CR 1148 on the west side of US Hwy 231, between the Troy Airport and the Conecuh River. A large swath of softwood trees were mowed down about 20 feet off the ground, and 3 single-wide manufactured homes were destroyed. One of the homes had its anchors ripped out of the ground and begin to roll, but because the park was heavily wooded, it was stopped from tumbling over onto and crushing the next home. From there, the tornado continued over marshy low lands and forested areas for another 3 miles before lifting at CR 103 north of Needmore Road.


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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