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12febAll DayGreen Hill (Lauderdale County, AL)

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Start Time:  5:13 pm CST 

End Time: 5:17 pm CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 3.75 miles

Width: 400 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Lauderdale

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 34.9674 / -87.5054

End Lat/Lon: 34.9837 / -87.4424


An EF-1 tornado touched down west of Lauderdale County Road 25, in the Green Hill community, during the evening of February 12, 2020.  Trees in a forested area west of CR 25 were snapped and uprooted.  Structural damage occurred near the intersection of CR 25 and Turrentine Road, where part of the roof on a single-family home was removed, a cinderblock shed was demolished, and two smaller sheds were completely destroyed. The tornado continued northeast to the intersection of CR 363 and 144, where most of the trees surrounding a single-family home were snapped or uprooted. The tornado appeared to weaken somewhat as it continued northeast to the intersection of CR 33 and 39, where shingles were blown off several single-family homes and more trees were snapped or uprooted.  Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along CR 39, further northeast along CR 369, and again on CR 39 as that road turns to the north. The last evidence of damage with the tornado was to a single-family home along CR 464.

Note: There were other pockets of isolated damage near the tornado, but that were too far from the concentrated path of winds to be included within the tornado path. These are considered to be straight-line wind damage.  In addition, damage resumed within a few thousand feet of the Tennessee state line.  After discussion with the National Weather Service in Nashville, this is thought to be straight-line wind damage.


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