SPC Stats

Path length: 10.9 miles

Width:  660 yards

Fatalities:  1

Injuries:  12

Rating:  EF4

County:  Jackson

The second EF4 to occur on February 6, 2008, during the Super Tuesday Outbreak hit after 5 am CST in Jackson County, AL.   

It began near Pisgah and traveled 10.9 miles ending one mile SE of Flat Rock.  The NWS determined that max winds were near 180 mph.  The most significant damage was at the corner of County Road 60 and 177 between Pisgah and Rosalie.  It was in this area that a fatality occurred.

Along the path, numerous trees were snapped, and “in some cases were shredded.”  Several homes were swept from their foundations. Large hay bales (weighing 2,500) pounds were thrown or blown apart.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 34.67 / -85.84   End:  34.76 / -85.69      

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

Radar and Damage Photos via NWS Huntsville Summary

The Hytop, AL radar (KHTX) shows the mesocyclone spawning an EF-4 tornado near Pisgah around 5:25 AM on February 6, 2008. Click on the image to observe a radar loop. The tornado is denoted by the small area of adjacent red/blue coloring that moves from Langston through Pisgah
Image via NWS Huntsville.

Newspaper Clippings

Discrepancies:

We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the February 2008 Storm Data Publication and the NWS Huntsville Summaries and found the following differences:

Injury Count:

  • SPC/NCDC have a 12 injuries.
  • Storm Data lists 0 injuries.

Fatality Count:

  • Storm Data lists 0 fatalities.
  • Remaining sources list 1 fatality.

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