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Storm Events Database
|-- Length||0.16 Miles|
|-- Width||35 Yards|
|Report Source||NWS Storm Survey|
|NCEI Data Source||CSV|
|Begin Date||2008-02-06 04:45:00.0 CST-6|
|Begin Location||1SSW GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR|
|End Date||2008-02-06 04:46:00.0 CST-6|
|End Location||1SSW GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|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.
Event Map:Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.
All events for this episode:
|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|
|GUNTERSVILLE MUNI AR||MARSHALL CO.||AL||02/06/2008||04:45||CST-6||Tornado||EF1||0||0||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|