12aprAll DayAltoona (Blount County, AL)


Start Time: 6:04 pm CDT

End Time:  6:05 pm CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph

Path length: 0.78 miles

Width:  115 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Blount

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 34.0264 / -86.3916

End Lat/Lon: 34.0318 / -86.3798

An additional brief tornado touched down near the 3600 Block of County Rd 42 in northeastern Blount County. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted before the tornado impacted a farm property where structural damage occurred to at least three farm buildings, as well as a large silo. The tornado then tracked northeastward across an open pasture where additional trees were snapped and uprooted before dissipating in a nearby wooded area. The tornado was estimated to be on the ground for no more than a minute with a path length of 0.78 miles, at 115 yards wide. Maximum estimated winds were 90 mph. The National Weather Service would like to thank Blount County EMA for their assistance with the several damage assessments across the county.


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