Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.16 Miles
-- Width 35 Yards
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Begin Date 02/06/2008 04:45:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR
Begin Lat/Lon 34.39/-86.28
End Date 02/06/2008 04:46:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSW
End Location GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR
End Lat/Lon 34.39/-86.27
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 and the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Marshall County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008.

The damage was determined to originate from an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 90 MPH. The tornado snapped or uprooted eight trees, destroyed an unanchored carport and two small storage sheds, caused minor roof damage to a nearby house, blew out three windows, and destroyed a large telephone pole. The damage occurred near U.S. Highway 431 northeast of the city of Guntersville.


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