Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 43 kts.
County/Area MARSHALL
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-12-20 16:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-12-20 16:10:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1000.00K
Crop Damage
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 sustained around 45 mph with gusts around 50 mph knocked down or snapped power poles causing massive power outages countywide. Locations hardest hit included: Douglas, Horton, and Lake Guntersville. Some of the stronger wind damage occurred to the Old Horton Grocery store at 410 pm, when the canopy was blown off the building.


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