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National Weather Service Birmingham AL
417 PM CST Fri Dec 2 2022


...NWS Damage Survey for 11/29-30/22 Tornado Event Update #7...

.Update...Added an EF 1 tornado in Marengo County.

.Overview...Several supercell thunderstorms and line segments
resulted in hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes across Central
Alabama from the afternoon on November 29 to the early morning
of November 30.

Nine tornadoes have been confirmed so far. Additional
surveys are ongoing today in Sumter and Marengo Counties.

.Tornado #1 Eutaw-Oak Village Tornado (Greene and Hale
Counties)...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  19.49 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/29/2022
Start Time:             09:44 PM CST
Start Location:         1 S I 20 Rest Area Near Eutaw / Greene County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8445 / -87.9401

End Date:               11/29/2022
End Time:               10:13 PM CST
End Location:           2 SSE Moundville Airport / Hale County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.9362 / -87.627

Survey Summary:
An NWS Birmingham storm survey team assessed damage from near
Eutaw to Oak Village to Stewart and found damage consistent with
an EF-1 tornado. The tornado is believed to have touched down in
an inaccessible area west of Eutaw before shortly after crossing
Green County Rd 131 where it impacted the Sagewood Apartment
complex. The most significant damage here was to the northern-
most unit where the majority of the roof structure was peeled
away and blown into the nearby tree line. Adjacent units only
showed minor damage to shingles and to siding. Nearby timber
damage was also not particularly intense, though there was a
variety of sporadic uproots and trunk snaps. It was for this
reason that an EF-2 rating was not assigned to the tornado
despite the significant roof damage to one unit. Timber and
powerline damage in this area was consistent with low-end EF-1.
The tornado continued east-northeast toward Hwy 14 where
additional timber and power line damage was observed. Several
homes sustained minor roof damage on Kirkwood Ln or were more
significantly damaged by tree fall. The tornado crossed US Hwy
11 causing further timber damage. The tornado continue northeast
toward the Black Warrior Rover. There is approximately 6 miles of
tornado path that is inaccessible for this reason. The next
section of observable damage was in Hale County in the Oak
Village Community northwest of Akron. Several homes sustained
significant damage near the river front where impressive timber
damage was observed. Timber was observed to be blow down across
the river as well. The tornado continued northeast toward Stewart
where additional timber damage was observed along Hwy 42. A home
sustained roof damage on Mileous Chapel Rd. Near this area timber
damage became very diverse in direction and damage intensity. It
also was at its widest point of the survey, around 1,200 yards.
Based on the nature of the damage it is believed to have been in
a multi vortex state. The tornado then continued northeast and
began to weaken as minor timber damage occurred on Massey Loop Rd.
The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing AL Hwy 69.

.Tornado #2 Tutwiler Rd Tornado (Walker County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.99 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             12:28 AM CST
Start Location:         1 WNW The Wye / Walker County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6237 / -87.383

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               04:08 PM CST
End Location:           1 ESE The Wye / Walker County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.6122 / -87.3514

Survey Summary:
NWS Birmingham survey team was able to find very minor and
spatially isolated timber damage along Tutwiler Rd. This was the
only damage observed on the survey. RADAR indicated a TVS and
subsequent TDS northwest of AL Hwy 69 in an inaccessible area.
The weak, brief, narrow tornado caused little consequence.

.Tornado #3 Locust Fork Tornado (Blount County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.53 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             12:58 AM CST
Start Location:         2 W Locust Fork / Blount County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9149 / -86.6565

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               01:02 AM CST
End Location:           Locust Fork / Blount County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.9156 / -86.6126

Survey Summary:
NWS Birmingham storm survey team found damage in the Locust Fork
area of Blount County consistent with a weak EF-0 tornado. The
tornado formed near Deaver Walker and Campbell Roads. The
circulation was fairly broad. Most damage consisted of sporadic
tree fall, either uproots or the occasional snapped trunk. Most
locations along Campbell Rd had large branches taken out of
trees. A few structures had minor roof damage with at least two
structures damaged by tree fall. The tornado moved generally east
across Tabernacle Rd and Cty Rd 13 producing additional sporadic
and minor timber damage. The tornado dissipated before crossing
Hwy 79 as no observable damage was found downstream of there.
Given the weak nature of the circulation, most if not all damage
was on the right side with debris facing in a N to NE direction
indicating non-divergent damage relative to path. No damage was
found on the north side of the damage path.

.Tornado #4 Wayne Tornado (Marengo County)...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.49 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   525 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             01:11 AM CST
Start Location:         3 SW Sweet Water / Marengo County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0608 / -87.9057

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               01:30 AM CST
End Location:           2 NNW Magnolia / Marengo County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.1683 / -87.6753

Survey Summary:
The tornado began in a wooded area southeast of County Road 6 to
the southwest of Sweet Water in southern Marengo County. Tree
damage was initially minor as it moved northeastward, with
portions of roofs removed from a couple outbuildings as well as a
patio overhang from a residence along Dogwood Lane and County
Road 7. Damage was barely discernible as it moved northeast
across Highway 10, but the tornado intensified as it crossed
Sweetwater Creek. Numerous trees were snapped near Wayne Road;
one of which was blown into and damaged the exterior wall of a
doublewide manufactured home where a resident was not injured.
Damage to the manufactured home probably would have been much
worse if it had not been well-anchored and had its roof attached
with clips. A camper was also moved several feet. The tornado
continued to snap and uproot trees as it crossed Union Grove Road
and caused shingle and window damage to a residence. Tree damage
was minor across Highway 43, but the tornado intensified again as
it crossed Pillie Road and County Road 73. The tornado removed
the roof from an addition to a manufactured home along County
Road 47 before dissipating prior to reaching Highway 25.

.Tornado #5 Mudd Street Tornado (Calhoun County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.79 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             01:37 AM CST
Start Location:         5 NNW Eastaboga / Calhoun County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6806 / -86.064

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               01:38 AM CST
End Location:           6 NNW Eastaboga / Calhoun County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.6878 / -86.0539

Survey Summary:
NWS Birmingham storm survey team assessed timber damage in a
relatively localized area on Mudd Street. Timber damage consisted
of several uprooted trees, several snapped trunks and several
trees having large branches removed from their tops. All debris
and tree fall was oriented N to NNE. Although this was a short-
lived tornado and short path, overall damage is consistent with a
brief EF-0 tornado with max wind of 75 mph. The tornado began
near the intersection of Mayfield Rd and Mitchellville Rd then
moved northeast toward Mudd St where the most severe damage
occurred at two residences. Two homes also sustained minor roof
damage. The tornado likely dissipated as it moved into a heavily
wooded area as no further damage was observed at downstream road
crossings. This event is also associated with evidence of a TDS
off of KBMX RADAR, originating directly downstream from the
damage location.

.Tornado #6 Flatwood-Willow Springs Tornado (Elmore and
Montgomery Counties)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.90 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   650 yards
Fatalities:             2
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             03:14 AM CST
Start Location:         3 W Boylston / Elmore County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4385 / -86.3318

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               03:28 AM CST
End Location:           1 ESE Blue Ridge / Elmore County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.4758 / -86.1689

Survey Summary:
The tornado began in southwest Elmore County west of the Alabama
River Parkway where an outbuilding and retaining wall were
damaged. It crossed the Alabama River into Montgomery County
north of the toll bridge downing trees north of the Alabama River
Parkway. It continued east-northeastward, downing trees along
Coosada Ferry Road. It strengthened as it reached Williams Drive,
where part of the roof of a shop was removed and an unanchored
manufactured home was rolled over with the occupant suffering
minor injuries. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees
along Williams Drive, while a manufactured home and a residence
suffered roof damage. Just west of Franson Road two manufactured
homes were completely destroyed with debris blown downstream. One
manufactured home had some evidence of straps but the occupancy
status of both are unknown. As the tornado moved into the
Flatwood community, many homes had roof damage and damage from
falling trees. Unfortunately an uprooted tree fell on a
manufactured home, resulting in two fatalities and one serious
injury. The concrete masonry unit community center also suffered
collapse of all exterior walls. The tornado crossed Lower
Wetumpka Road twice, continuing to snap and uproot trees and
cause roof damage, with one home suffering complete roof loss. A
couple wooden transmission line poles fell north of Anderson
Road. The tornado then crossed the Tallapoosa River back into
Elmore County. An impressive swath of trees were downed on the
west side of Highway 231. The tornado continued northeastward
along Jasmine Hill Road and Willow Springs Road, where several
homes were damaged from falling trees. The tornado finally
dissipated south of Willow Springs Road east of Ross Ridge Lane.

.Tornado #7 New Quarter Road Tornado (Elmore County)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.26 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             03:38 AM CST
Start Location:         3 NE Ware / Elmore County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4892 / -86.0017

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               03:49 AM CST
End Location:           1 WSW Reeves Airport / Elmore County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.5071 / -85.8966

Survey Summary:
The tornado began in southeast Elmore County along Rock Springs
Road north of Rifle Range Road, downing branches and causing
damage to an outbuilding. It continued northeastward through
inaccessible forest, before snapping and uprooting trees along
Dark Corners Road and New Quarter Road. Part of the roof of a
home was removed along New Quarter Road with one exterior wall
collapsing. It continued northeastward downing more trees along
Rifle Range Road before dissipating prior to reaching Highway
229.

.Tornado #8 Buckhorn Tornado (Pike County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.42 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             05:42 AM CST
Start Location:         Monticello / Pike County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.8216 / -85.7711

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               05:44 AM CST
End Location:           2 E Monticello / Pike County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.8181 / -85.7474

Survey Summary:
A brief EF0 tornado developed within a quasi-linear convective
system along County Road 6643 just east of Highway 130 and the
Buckhorn community in northeastern Pike County. Damage consisted
of a few uprooted trees and broken branches along County Road
6643. The tornado dissipated as it crossed Buckhorn Creek. A
TDS was evident on KEOX radar.

.Tornado #9 Barefoot Road Tornado (Pike County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.79 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             05:45 AM CST
Start Location:         4 N Tennille / Pike County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6823 / -85.7535

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               05:46 AM CST
End Location:           4 SE Brundidge Municipal Airport / Pike County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.6881 / -85.742

Survey Summary:
A brief EF0 tornado touched down in the woods between Ten Mile
Road and Barefoot Road at approximately 5:45 AM.  As the tornado
approached Barefoot Road, numerous pine trees received large limb
damage.  The tornado crossed Barefoot Rd and caused more tree
damage.  The tornado lifted quickly  between Barefoot road and
Pike County Road 4420, sparing a number of chicken barns that lie
ahead in its path.

.Tornado #10 Texasville (Barbour County)...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.60 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/30/2022
Start Time:             06:06 AM CST
Start Location:         3 NE Tyler Crossroads / Barbour County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7385 / -85.4857

End Date:               11/30/2022
End Time:               06:17 AM CST
End Location:           3 NE Texasville / Barbour County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.7409 / -85.3736

Survey Summary:
An EF0 tornado touched down in a field on the west side of County
Road 41 at approximately 6:06 AM.  As the tornado crossed CR 53,
a few pinetree tops were snapped.  The tornado continued eastward
to the intersection of AL Highway 131 and CR 20, where another top
of a pine tree was snapped and fell into the roadway of AL Hwy 131,
causing a motor vehicle accident.  Large limbs were broken to the
north of AL Hwy 131 and west of CR 20.  From there the tornado
paralleled AL Hwy 131 as it traveled east before striking a
chicken farm.  It caused significant damage to all 4 chicken
houses, with large sections of barn roofing removed and blown as
much as 200 yards.  The tornado continued across the farm through
mainly open fields uprooting a few large trees, and then causing
minor damage to a riding arena and the farmhouse.  The tornado
crossed CR 67 and uprooted a few pine trees before dissipating
quickly.

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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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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