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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1100 PM CST Fri Dec 2 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/29/16 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #13...

...ADDED TORNADO DAMAGE PATH DESCRIPTIONS...

.OVERVIEW...

A robust, yet slow moving, weather system produced tornadoes,
damaging winds and some hail across Central Alabama. Several
incidents occurred north of Interstate 20/59 and west of Interstate
65 Tuesday evening November 29th. Additional severe weather occurred
during the early morning hours on Wednesday November 30th near the
US 80 and Interstate 85 corridor.

Eleven tornadoes have been confirmed across Central Alabama. Damage
occurred in Pickens, Lamar, Marion, Fayette, Winston, Marengo, Hale
Lee and Chambers Counties. This storm system produced damage from
Texas to the Carolinas.

.BUNCOMB CREEK TORNADO (PICKENS COUNTY) TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length (Statute):  5.3 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             715 pm CST
Start Location:         5 NE Ethelsville AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.4521 / -88.1502

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               725 pm CST
End Location:           4 S Millport AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.4959 / -88.0771

Survey Summary...The tornado touched down about 5 miles northeast
of Ethelsville on County Road 35. A few trees were snapped off
around this location but the initial damage was rather minor. The
tornado continued northeast and crossed Antiach Church Road where
it continued snapping off and uprooting trees. The tornado then
approached County Road 34 where the tornado was at its maximum
intensity. Numerous trees were snapped off and were uprooted on
both sides of the tornado path. Several outbuildings were either
damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued northeast where it
crossed Shawtone Road, Woodard Road, and Miller Road. The tornado
lifted just before it crossed County Road 27. The tornado was 5.3
miles long and was 600 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado
was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 95 mph. An additional
note, there were sporadic trees blown down within one mile on the
southern side path. This damage was due to strong inflow winds
into the storm.

.TWIN TORNADO (MARION COUNTY) TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length (Statute):  10.6 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             729 pm CST
Start Location:         3 N Gu-Win AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0002 / -87.8754

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               743 pm CST
End Location:           2 WSW Lake Buttahatchee AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.0990 / -87.7381

Survey Summary...The tornado touched down about 3 miles north of Gu-
Win, or just southwest of the Twin Community on County Road 250. The
tornado damage was light and mainly consisted of tree and tree
branch damage northeastward across County Road 3, Alabama Highway
253 and up to Interstate 22. The tornado proceeded northeastward and
crossed County Road 95, County Road 36 and Vinston Road. More tree
and tree branch damage was done on this part of the path. The
tornado the passed Piney Grove Road, Alabama Highway 129 and lifted
near County Road 170. More light tree damage occurred and a few
outbuildings sustained damage in this area. The tornado was 10.6
miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado
was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 75 mph.

.FLYNN TORNADO (FAYETTE COUNTY) TORNADO #3...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length (Statute):  0.3 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time: 806 pm CST
Start Location: 3 SW Fowlers Crossroads AL
Start Lat/Lon: 33.7722/ -87.6959

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:806 pm CST
End Location: 2 SW Fowlers Crossroads AL
End Lat/Lon: 33.7758 / -87.6940

Survey Summary...A brief, weak tornado touched down near the
intersection of Flynn Road and Alabama Highway 102. This location is
about 3 miles southwest of Fowlers Crossroads or 10 miles northeast
of Fayette. Some trees were knocked down along the short path. Minor
roof damage to an outbuilding occurred near the end of the path. The
tornado was 0.3 miles long and was 50 yards wide at its widest
point. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 65
mph.

.CHICKEN FOOT ROAD TORNADO (WINSTON COUNTY) TORNADO #4...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-105 mph
Path Length (Statute):  0.4 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             804 pm CST
Start Location:         5 E Haleyville AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.2498 / -87.5383

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               806 pm CST
End Location:           5 ENE Haleyville AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.2546 / -87.5344

Survey Summary...The tornado touched down about 5 miles
east northeast of Haleyville. At initial touch down along
Chicken Foot Road, there were a few trees that were blown down
and minor damage to a garage roof. The tornado continued
northeastward where it snapped several power poles, one home
suffered roof damage, and some garage doors were blown in. A metal
pole and rafter barn was destroyed and the debris was scattered
across a field. Toward the end of the path, several tree trunks
were snapped off. The tornado was 0.4 miles long and was 100 yards
wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with
maximum winds around 105 mph.

.ASHRIDGE TORNADO (WINSTON COUNTY) TORNADO #5...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length (Statute):  3.2 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             806 pm CST
Start Location:         2 S Ashridge AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1946 / -87.4701

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               812 pm CST
End Location:           1 ENE Ashridge AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.2356 / -87.4471

Survey Summary...The tornado touched down along County Road 55
just north of Macedonia Road. This location was about 4 miles
northwest of Double Springs or 2 miles south of Ashridge. At the
beginning point, one home lost a portion of its roof covering.
The tornado moved north northeast and almost paralleled County
Road 55. A chicken house sustained significant damage and one home
suffered roof damage on County Road 3182. The tornado increased
its intensity and width as it entered the Bankhead National Forest
near Ashridge. Several homes and outbuildings sustained damage and
numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The EF-2 damage occurred
just off County Road 55 south of Ashridge. Two mobile homes and
one outbuilding were totally destroyed. Numerous power poles and
trees were blown down. The tornado continued north northeast and
crossed Alabama Highway 195, County Road 2 and eventually lifted
near Jim Brown Road. Several structures sustained damage and many
trees were snapped off on this final section of the tornado path.
The tornado was 3.2 miles long and was 300 yards wide at its
widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-2 with maximum winds
around 125 mph.

.ARLEY/HELICON FD TORNADO (WINSTON COUNTY) TORNADO #6...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130-135 mph
Path Length (Statute):  7.1 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   1000 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             852 pm CST
Start Location:         1 SSE Arley AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0699 / -87.2016

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               905 pm CST
End Location:           2 ENE Helicon AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.1394 / -87.1117

Survey Summary...

.COUNTY ROAD 66 TORNADO (WINSTON COUNTY) TORNADO #7...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length (Statute):  3.0 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             1020 pm CST
Start Location:         6 NNE Arley AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1550 / -87.1572

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               1025 pm CST
End Location:           0 E Nesmith AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.1747 / -87.1110

Survey Summary...This tornado touched down about 6 miles north
northeast of Arley along County Road 66. A few trees and large
branches were snapped off near the initial touch down. The tornado
continued northeast and paralleled County Road 66. The tornado
continued producing tree damage and at County Road 39, it produced
roof damage to a home and outbuilding. Farther down County Road 66,
a mobile home was rolled over, a garage was significantly damaged,
and a carport was damaged. The tornado continued northeast were it
damaged several other structures and took down many trees. The
tornado crossed US Highway 278 and entered Cullman County near
County Road 45. The tornado was 3.0 miles long and was 100 yards
wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum
winds around 110 mph.

.LAMAR COUNTY AIRPORT TORNADO (LAMAR COUNTY) TORNADO #8...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length (Statute):  9.69 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   N/A at this time
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 29 2016
Start Time:             1140 pm CST
Start Location:         3.1 WSW Lamar County Airport AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.8255 / -88.1623

End Date:               Nov 29 2016
End Time:               1153 pm CST
End Location:           3.1 S Beaverton AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.8864 / -88.0109

Survey Summary...

.GUIN/BRILLIANT TORNADO (MARION COUNTY) TORNADO #9...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length (Statute):  16.85 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   900 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 30 2016
Start Time:             1201 am CST
Start Location:         1.3 SE Guin AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9518 / -87.9005

End Date:               Nov 30 2016
End Time: 1224 am CST
End Location: 3.8 W Natural Bridge AL
End Lat/Lon: 34.0917 / -87.6622

Survey Summary... The same storm that produced the Lamar County
Airport Tornado continued to move northeast, and eventually caused
a tornado in Marion County. This tornado touched down about a mile
south of the city of Guin on County Road 69. From there, the
tornado quickly widened as it moved to the northeast. As the
tornado crossed US Highway 43, it caused significant damage to the
roof of a restaurant, and snapped and uprooted several large
trees. The tornado then crossed County Roads 27 and 164, and
Alabama Highway 253, causing damage to numerous trees and several
outbuildings. As the tornado approached and crossed Interstate 22,
the damage path narrowed and the damage was barely discernible.
The damage path slowly widened again as passed to the northwest of
the Brilliant Community, damaging many more trees. A wooden barn
structure was significantly damaged on County Road 36 northwest of
Brilliant. From there, the path continued northeast over mostly
rural farmland, producing more tree damage on Alabama Highway 129,
County Roads 46, 171, and 70, and Alabama Highway 233. From there,
the tornado began to narrow once again, and it finally lifted near
Crooked Creek Road, just south of US Highway 278. The tornado was
16.85 miles long and was 900 yards wide at its widest point. The
tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph.

.POWELL CREEK TORNADO (MARENGO AND HALE COUNTIES) TORNADO #10...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length (Statute):  13.0 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 30 2016
Start Time:             510 am CST
Start Location:         5 WSW Faunsdale AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4233 / -87.6657

End Date:               Nov 30 2016
End Time:               532 am CST
End Location:           1 SSE Newbern AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.5710 / -87.5296

Survey Summary...The tornado touched down just south of Cedarcrest
Lane in northeastern Marengo County near the communities of
Siddonsville and Faunsdale. The tornado traveled northeast and
crossed Cedarcrest Farms where it damaged several trees, barns and
outbuildings. The tornado then crossed County Road 54 where it
reached its maximum strength and width. Here, it uprooted and
snapped several hardwood and softwood trees.  The tornado continued
northeast and crossed US Highway 80 where it entered Hale County.
Several more trees sustained damage along County Road 12, County
Road 10, and Alabama Highway 25 and Alabama Highway 61.  The tornado
lifted near Alabama Highway 61 just west of Perry County line. The
tornado lifted just north of County Road 21. The tornado was 13.0
miles long and was 250 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado
was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph.

.LABLOCKEE TORNADO (LEE AND CHAMBERS COUNTIES) TORNADO #11...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length (Statute):  3.2 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Nov 30 2016
Start Time:             1235 pm CST
Start Location:         5 E Camp Hill AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7056 / -85.5591

End Date:               Nov 30 2016
End Time:               1240 pm CST
End Location:           3 E Waverly AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.7352 / -85.5164

Survey Summary...This tornado formed along the squall line on
Wednesday afternoon in extreme northwestern Lee County.  The first
damage surveyed was along Lee Road 88 just southwest of US Highway
280 near Waverly. The tornado then traveled northeast and crossed
Lee Road 453 where it caused minor structure damage and several
trees were either snapped or uprooted. The tornado then crossed US
Highway 280 and went into Chambers County along County Road 21 where
it was at its widest and most destructive point. Numerous hardwood
and softwood trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado lifted
just north of County Road 21. The tornado was 3.2 miles long and was
300 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1
with maximum winds around 90 mph.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

Note:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

75/LINHARES

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