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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.15 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-05-17 13:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SE HOLLAND GIN
Begin Lat/Lon 34.9546/-86.8794
End Date 2013-05-17 13:46:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SE HOLLAND GIN
End Lat/Lon 34.9566/-86.8782
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
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 This very short-lived tornado was part of the same storm that produced the tornado across the southern portion of Athens, Alabama, earlier. Damage was in less than a quarter of a mile swath between residences along either side of Hardiman Lane. Several residences sustained minor roof damage with shingles blown off. One residence sustained structural damage, as a portion of the bricks were cracked and beginning to pull away from the foundation. Several larger trees around the residences were snapped or uprooted. Maximum winds were estimated to be at 70 mph at this location.
Just north of Hardiman lane, a barn sustained roof damage as a significant portion of the metal roof had been pulled off. The tornado rapidly lifted just northeast of this damage 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