Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 2.7 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-06 03:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4NNW PUMPKIN CENTER
Begin Lat/Lon 34.53/-87.11
End Date 2008-02-06 03:24:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SW GRIFFIN ADDITION
End Lat/Lon 34.56/-87.06
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The WFO Huntsville County Warning Area experienced the worst tornado outbreak in 19 years on February 6, 2008. While the number of observed tornadoes was low (4), the area experienced two EF-4 tornadoes, the first time the area has witnessed more than one devastating tornado on the same day since 1974.
This event was part of a large tornado outbreak which spanned both February 5th (Super Tuesday) and 6th (Wednesday). A series of tornadic supercell thunderstorms swept across the Mid-South and Southeast states ahead of a potent cold front.
Event Narrative Representatives from the National Weather Service conducted a storm survey of damage in Morgan County, Alabama that occurred early on February 6th, 2008.
The tornado continued its destructive path from Lawrence into Morgan County about 5 miles southwest of Decatur. The tornado tracked another 2.7 miles into Morgan County lifting near the Trinity community west of Decatur around 3:20 AM CST.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 5 35 28.00K 0.00K
LEOLA LAWRENCE CO. AL 02/06/2008 03:02 CST-6 Tornado EF4 4 23 0.00K 0.00K
PUMPKIN CENTER MORGAN CO. AL 02/06/2008 03:20 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TANNER LIMESTONE CO. AL 02/06/2008 03:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAPSHAW LIMESTONE CO. AL 02/06/2008 03:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELL FACTORY MADISON CO. AL 02/06/2008 04:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LORETTO CULLMAN CO. AL 02/06/2008 04:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR MARSHALL CO. AL 02/06/2008 04:45 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PISGAH JACKSON CO. AL 02/06/2008 05:17 CST-6 Tornado EF4 1 12 0.00K 0.00K
GUNTERSVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 02/06/2008 05:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ARAB MARSHALL CO. AL 02/06/2008 06:34 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 27.00K 0.00K
ALBERTVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 02/06/2008 06:39 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 5 35 28.00K 0.00K