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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
750 PM CDT FRI OCT 3 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/03/14 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT...

.RED BAY /FRANKLIN COUNTY/ WIND DAMAGE...

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 03 2014
START TIME:             110 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         RED BAY
START LAT/LON:          34.4344 / -88.1402

END DATE:               OCT 03 2014
END TIME:               116 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.5E RED BAY
END LAT/LON:            34.4479 / -88.0940

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A BROKEN LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ENTERED WESTERN
FRANKLIN COUNTY ALABAMA JUST AFTER 100 AM CDT FRIDAY MORNING OCTOBER
3. SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE IMPACTED THE TOWN OF RED BAY. THE INITIAL
DAMAGE WAS SEEN AROUND THE RED BAY HIGH SCHOOL WHERE BLEACHERS WERE
LIFTED THROUGH A NET/FENCE AT THE SOFTBALL FIELD AND A ROOF WAS TORN
OFF A DUGOUT. A LARGE PORTION OF A METAL ROOF WAS LIFTED OFF A HOME ON
THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SCHOOL. JUST EAST OF THE SCHOOL...ALONG BULLARD
DRIVE...SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOOD TREES ON A HILL WERE SNAPPED NEAR THE
BASE. ADDITIONAL TREES IN THIS AREA WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ALL THE
TREES IN THIS AREA WERE LAYING IN THE SAME DIRECTION /WITH THE STORM
MOTION/...SUGGESTING VERY STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS APPROACHING 100 MPH.

THE POCKET OF VERY STRONG/DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUED TO SPREAD ACROSS
THE RED BAY CEMETERY...JUST NORTH OF OLD VINA ROAD. AT THIS LOCATION...
SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED NEAR THEIR BASES.
THE CONCENTRATION OF STRONGEST WINDS APPEARED TO OCCUR BETWEEN BULLARD
DRIVE AND 10TH STREET EAST /NEAR THE CEMETERY/.

ADDITIONAL SPORADIC DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST BETWEEN
10TH STREET EAST AND HIGHWAY 24. AT MUD CREEK ROAD AND HIGHWAY 24...
TWO POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED ALONG WITH A 10X10-FOOT SHED PARTIALLY
DESTROYED. JUST EAST OF THIS LOCATION...A PORTION OF A GAS STATION
CANOPY WAS PULLED OFF. THIS WAS THE FINAL PIECE OF DAMAGE SEEN ALONG
THE PATH OF THIS WIND MAXIMA.

SURVEYED BY: NADLER / DIXON

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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