Storm Events Database
|-- Length||6.52 Miles|
|-- Width||20 Yards|
|Begin Date||04/04/2008 07:03:00 CST-6|
|Begin Location||HOBGOOD SIDING|
|End Date||04/04/2008 07:10:00 CST-6|
|End Location||COTTON TOWN|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front across northern Alabama during the morning of April 4th. Scattered wind damage and isolated tornadoes impacted the area.|
|Event Narrative||A storm survey was completed in Colbert County Alabama. A tornado was determined to have touched down about two miles east of Tuscumbia along Highway 20 at the Colbert County Road Department. A building was heavily damaged at the road department. Intially, the tornado produced EF-1 damage for one half of a mile along Highway 72. Up to a 30000 square foot portion of a roof at the Whitesell distribution center was ripped apart by the tornado. The tornado maintained a maximum speed of 85 mph for approximately 1/2 of a mile before weakening as it crossed Highway 72. Its path width while maintaining EF-1 strength was 40 yards.
The Tornado then produced EF-0 damage the remainder of its 6.5 mile path. The width of the tornado was 20 yards, while an EF-0. The tornado abruptly dissipated near Cottontown, Alabama.
Rear flank downdraft winds likely produced damage to adjacent areas near the tornado including a porch being uplifted at a residence.
All events for this episode:
|HOBGOOD SIDING||COLBERT CO.||AL||04/04/2008||07:03||CST-6||Tornado||EF1||0||0||75.00K||0.00K|
|ROGERSVILLE||LAUDERDALE CO.||AL||04/04/2008||07:20||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||52 kts. EG||0||0||1.00K||0.00K|
|CROOKED OAK||COLBERT CO.||AL||04/04/2008||07:50||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||52 kts. ES||0||0||1.00K||0.00K|
|COPELAND CO||LIMESTONE CO.||AL||04/04/2008||08:04||CST-6||Tornado||EF0||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|ROGERSVILLE||LAUDERDALE CO.||AL||04/04/2008||08:24||CST-6||Flash Flood||0||0||1.00K||0.00K|
|LIM ROCK||JACKSON CO.||AL||04/04/2008||10:11||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||61 kts. EG||0||0||10.00K||0.00K|
|CULLMAN||CULLMAN CO.||AL||04/04/2008||10:13||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||96 kts. EG||0||1||0.00K||0.00K|
|SCOTTSBORO||JACKSON CO.||AL||04/04/2008||10:30||CST-6||Thunderstorm Wind||65 kts. EG||0||0||75.00K||0.00K|