Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 6.52 Miles
-- Width 20 Yards
County/Area COLBERT
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-04 07:03:00.0 CST-6
Begin Lat/Lon 34.6929/-87.6209
End Date 2008-04-04 07:10:00.0 CST-6
End Lat/Lon 34.6544/-87.4817
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 75.00K
Crop Damage
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.


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:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 174.00K 0.00K
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
RIPLEY LIMESTONE CO. AL 04/04/2008 07:34 CST-6 Tornado EF0 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
Totals: 0 1 174.00K 0.00K