SPC Stats

Path length: 44 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  4

Rating:  F3

County:  Coffee, Dale, Barbour

There was one tornado on November 25, 1986. It was an F3 that had a long path of 44 miles through parts of Coffee, Dale and Barbour Counties in Alabama. The twister developed in the New Brockton area and per Storm Data had an intermittent path to the northeast down Ariton, Elamville, Clio and then Clayton where the tornado dissipated.  

There were three injuries in New Brockton and one church, three homes and two other buildings were destroyed. Another church and 17 houses were damaged. Near Ariton, an injury occurred in a mobile home. A total of two mobile homes were destroyed and four others were damaged. Four homes, a business building, six mobile homes and several outbuildings were destroyed near Elamville.

Tornado Path

SPC coordinates:  Start: 31.38 / -85.93      End: 31.88 / -85.45

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

Newspaper Clippings


The Storm Prediction Center

NCDC Storm Events Database

November 1986 Storm Data Publication


Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1277.

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