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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 5.72 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area COVINGTON
WFO MOB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-17 13:16:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 6SW BECK
Begin Lat/Lon 31.19/-86.7
End Date 2008-02-17 13:25:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2WNW BECK
End Lat/Lon 31.26/-86.65
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The long lived supercell that moved through northwest Florida, passed into Alabama producing a tornado along with hail and wind damage.
Event Narrative The strong EF-2 tornado that began in Escambia county entered Covington county 6.4 miles southwest of Beck over heavily forested areas and moved northeast. The tornado crossed County Road 42 just to the west of Fairfield. The tornado then dissipated just north of Fairfield. In Covington county the tornado was rated a weak EF-1. Significant tree damage occurred in Covington county with structural damage confined to the populated area of Fairfield. Five houses suffered damage and one home was destroyed in Fairfield. No injuries were reported.


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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 0 974.00K 0.00K
PARKER SPGS ESCAMBIA CO. AL 02/17/2008 13:04 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 700.00K 0.00K
BECK COVINGTON CO. AL 02/17/2008 13:16 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
GANTT COVINGTON CO. AL 02/17/2008 13:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
DOZIER CRENSHAW CO. AL 02/17/2008 13:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 974.00K 0.00K