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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 2.04 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area LIMESTONE
WFO HUN
Begin Date 05/17/2013 13:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location TANNER
Begin Lat/Lon 34.76/-86.97
End Date 05/17/2013 13:07:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth SE
End Location ATHENS
End Lat/Lon 34.79/-86.96
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A broad upper level low pressure system moving through the Tennessee valley region produced an area of low topped showers and thunderstorms. One of these showers became a miniature supercell and produced two weak, short-lived tornadoes in Limestone County -- one which tracked into the Athens area. This cell produced little or no lightning during its lifetime.
Event Narrative A short-lived tornado initially touched down along Roy Long Road just west of Highway 31. Several trees were snapped and uprooted around a residential property. The residence itself sustained minor damage as narrow wooden front porch pillars were broken and shifted by the wind. Based upon this damage, the maximum winds were determined to be around 75 mph, which is a mid range EF-0 tornado.

The tornado skipped northeast with additional damage along Highway 72, just west of Highway 31. Multiple signs atop a large metal pole were blown out and a portion of the metal siding was ripped off. The tornado weakened after this point, and lifted just northeast of the damaged location.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
TANNER LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/17/2013 13:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HOLLAND GIN LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/17/2013 13:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K