SPC Stats

Path length: 37.3 miles

Width:  10 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

Rating:  F1

County:  Dallas

Not a lot on this event out of Alabama.  Was an interesting event because it had such a long path.  The Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) states the path was intermittent Could not find anything in the newspapers. CDNS though writes that “residents of Plantersville terrified by funnel dipping up and down.” 

Climatological Data National Summary Entry

Northeastward skipping path, with only brief dips to the ground, from Safford to near Orrville, near Marion Junction and on to Summerfield and Plantersville.  At Plantersville, hail large as hens’ eggs reported.  Residents of Plantersville terrified by funnel dipping up and down.

Tornado Path

SPC coordinates:  Start: 32.28 / -87.37     End: 32.67 / -86.92

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Discrepancies:

We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases and the November 1957 Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and found the following differences:

Path Length:

  • SPC/NCDC have a 37.3 mile path length.
  • CDNS has a length at 35 miles.

Width:

  • Actual width not known.
  • CDNS states the width was “narrow”.
  • SPC has a 10 yard width while NCDC lists a 33 yard width.

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