An EF-2 tornado was confirmed in Pickens County, AL on February 2, 2016. Max winds were determined by the NWS to be around 135 mph. The tornado developed in the SW part of the county south of AL Hwy 21 and west of County Road 87. It moved NE for a total of 26.2 miles.
Details extracted from the March 1908 Monthly Weather Review. The article was by W. S. Belden, Section Director. Dated Vicksburg, MS, February 17, 1908. Described as a “tornado of remarkable energy and duration”.
This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from January 28, 1947. It moved from parts of Fulton County, Arkansas into Oregon and Carter Counties in Missouri.
There was one tornado reported on January 28, 1956. It hit during the late evening in Faulkner County, AR. It moved to the northeast from the Wooster area to 1 mile south of Greenbriar. The Climatological Data Summary then states the tornado “went aloft for 10 miles, returning to the ground in Barney-Enola Area.”