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12aprAll DayLocust Fork (Blount County, AL)

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Start Time: 5:47 pm CDT 

End Time:  5:51 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 95 mph

Path length: 3.84 miles

Width: 225 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Blount

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon:  33.8995 / -86.6339

End Lat/Lon:  33.9043 / -86.5890


A tornado touched down along just east of Tawbush Road, generally west southwest of Locust Fork. After quickly intensifying to peak intensity of 95 mph, a broad corridor of trees were snapped and uprooted near three residences. No damage was observed at these locations outside of fallen limbs and debris. The tornado then tracked east with trees sporadically uprooted and snapped before crossing a large wooded area just west of Highway 79. The tornado then tracked generally near Highway 79 briefly, snapping and uprooting trees where some fell on at least two homes and one vehicle. Tracking east, additional softwood trees were snapped along Massey Road with others uprooted. Sporadic and mostly minor tree damage was also noted along Pine Bluff Road and Spunky Holly Road. The tornado began to weaken as it crossed Highway 15 with mainly large limbs snapped in this area. The eastern-most damage was noted along Hollingsworth Road before the tornado finally dissipated. The tornado damage path was 3.84 miles long and was 225 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 95 mph.


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