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Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 43 kts.
County/Area MORGAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-12-21 14:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-12-21 14:40:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1000.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Damaging non-thunderstorm winds, likely caused by what is known in meteorological terms a gravity wave, occurred in two main swaths in north central and northeast Alabama. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph were observed, with gusts around 50 mph. The sustained winds and gusts downed numerous trees onto power lines resulting in multiple power outages. Lawn furniture and Christmas ornaments were thrown about, and a couple of outbuilding roofs were also torn off. In a couple of cases, telephone and power poles were snapped. One swath of damage tracked from southern Lawrence County through northern Morgan and southern Madison counties, including the southern portion of Huntsville. Another widespread swath of damaging winds tracked through Cullman into southern Marshall and DeKalb counties.
Event Narrative Strong winds knocked down severeal trees across much of Morgan county. Particularly hard hit were the Hartselle, Decatur, and Somerville communities. A roof was blown off an outbuilding at 822 Bluff City Road aprroximately 2 miles north of Somerville at 2:40 pm. Also, a roof was blown off a business at 304 2nd Avenue SE in Decatur. Most winds were sustained around 40 mph, with estimated gusts around 50 mph at times.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 12/20/2007 14:05 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. ES 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 12/20/2007 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 12/20/2007 15:10 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 12/20/2007 16:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 12/20/2007 16:35 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 12/21/2007 14:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. ES 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 6.000M 0.00K