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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
854 AM CDT Wed Jun 12 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 4/2/2024 Tornado Events - Update #2...

.Update...Corrected survey narrative. The Leighton/Colbert County
tornado did not cross into Lawrence County. The previous update
indicated in the narrative that it had.

.Leighton Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.96 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   750 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/02/2024
Start Time:             04:55 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 WSW Leighton / Colbert County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.6922 / -87.5683

End Date:               04/02/2024
End Time:               05:06 PM CDT
End Location:           4 NE Leighton / Colbert County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.7381 / -87.4616

Survey Summary:

Satellite imagery courtesy of the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
depicted that a tornado touched down south of Old Highway 20 west of
Sockwell Lane where a tree was uprooted. Ground surveys then tracked damage
from the tornado northeast, with significant damage to a pole barn north of
Highway 20 before snapping one power pole. Multiple trees were uprooted or
snapped as the tornado tracked north of Leighton. Several of these trees
fell on single family residences which also sustained loss of roof
shingles. The tornado crossed County Line Road where a boat was lifted from
its trailer and displaced north approximately 20 yards. Debris fallout was
noted in an open field with some small tree twigs piercing the ground.
Imagery indicated trees were uprooted south of Hatton and Bethel before the
tornado lifted east of Shaw Road.

Magee/Amiot/White


.Panther Branch...No changes.

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.11 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   123 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/02/2024
Start Time:             06:01 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 NE Athens / Limestone County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.8261 / -86.8947

End Date:               04/02/2024
End Time:               06:04 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NE Athens / Limestone County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.8315 / -86.8764

Survey Summary:
This survey showed damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado.
Multiple small and large branches snapped along Hall Rd. Large
tree split at the base in front of a residence on Mooresville Rd.
Significant loss of metal roof was seen on a detached 3 car
garage as well as metal roof peeled back on a shed. Roof debris
was scattered northward behind a single family residence. Several
large trees were uprooted along Panther Branch Creek off of
Mooresville Rd with other trees that had medium to large branches
snapped.

Guillet/Ravenscraft

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

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