Path length: 13 miles
Width: 500 yards
During the early morning of December 6, 1983, an F3 tornado crossed through parts of Dallas County, AL in the Selma Area. It developed near Alabama Highway 22 west of Selma and moved northeastward for 13 miles. At least 103 structures were damaged/destroyed along the path. 30-40 vehicles at a new car dealership were destroyed.
Numerous units at The Rangedale Housing Project in Selma were demolished. There was 1 fatality here. Clarence Chappell was asleep when the tornado hit. Here is the report from the Alabama Journal on December 7, 1983:
Storm Data Entry
Did you enjoy reading about this event? Help us create MORE summaries like this one by becoming a Patreon Supporter!
Questions or comments about this summary? Contact us here: https://tornadotalk.com/contact-us/
Join the tornado history discussion on our Discord Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/Xm43dQj