The number of tornadoes in Alabama continues to rise after Thursday’s storm

The National Weather Service continued to investigate storm damage on Thursday, January 12, following a series of severe storms.

So far, 13 tornadoes have been confirmed. One of these, an EF-3 in Autauga County, was fatal, killing seven people.

The Weather Service said the Autauga storm had estimated winds of up to 150 miles per hour.

The weather service said storm investigations continue today in central Alabama.

Areas to be surveyed on the list include Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Autauga, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Coosa and Chambers counties.

The weather service said details of the polls will be released as they become available.

In addition to the tornadoes, there were also two areas of widespread straight-line wind damage.

One was in northern Coffee County, where emergency managers said hundreds of trees were snapped.

The others covered parts of Conecuh, Covington and Crenshaw counties.

Here’s a look at the preliminary reports for Thursday’s confirmed tornadoes. (More information on the Autauga storm is being gathered today, the weather service said.):

1. Delmar tornado (Winston County): EF-2, peak wind 125 mph. Trail length 9.18 miles; Path width 425 yards. No injuries. The tornado made landfall Thursday at 8:05 a.m. east of Delmar near County Road 20, causing tree and minor structural damage. It headed northeast and then crossed County Road 28, uprooting trees. It continued northeast, damaging a home at County Road 432. It also overturned a mobile home. The tornado intensified as it continued northeast, hitting a farm near County Roads 55 and 3182. Two large chicken coops were also destroyed, as were at least three other farm buildings. Four nearby houses were also damaged. The tornado continued northeast toward Highway 195 and dissipated before crossing County Road 6. The weather service said about 25 buildings were damaged by the storm.

2. Highway 24 Tornado (Lawrence, Morgan and Limestone counties): EF-1, peak wind 104 mph. Trail length 30.4 miles; Path width 325 yards. An injury. The tornado made landfall in Lawrence County west of County Road 101 Thursday at 8:09 a.m. The tornado damaged trees, several homes and mostly destroyed a metal workshop after crossing County Road 117. The tornado moved into the Moulton area and caused some downtown damage, including the high school baseball fields and Lawrence Medical Center. The tornado crossed Highway 24 and damaged a motel near Highway 24 and County Road 157. It was moving in Morgan County and probably rose and fell several times in the Trinity area. It blew a semi truck off the road, overturned it and overturned several RVs at Jay’s Landing. An injury was reported at a nearby recycling facility. The tornado also caused some damage at the Port of Ingalls and near Highway 20. The storm crossed the Tennessee River and caused some damage at Calhoun Community College. It continued northeast before lifting off near Fennel Road and Fennel Lane.

3. Emme tornado (Sumter County): EF-2, top wind 120 mph. Path length 12.87 miles; Path width 440 yards. No injuries. The tornado made landfall near Sumter County Road 24 at 9:24 a.m. Thursday and moved east-northeast, where it destroyed a winning bin near Ramsey Lane. The tornado moved through Emme where it damaged roofs and numerous trees. It crossed Highway 74 and took off the roof of a trailer. An outhouse was also destroyed at Highway 74 and Sunlight Church Road. The tornado reached its maximum intensity here. The tornado crossed Highway 39 and destroyed an RV on Hodges Place Road. The tornado dissipated east of Sumter 21.

4. Eutaw tornado (Greene County): EF-1, peak wind 110 mph. Path length TBD; Path width 425 yards. No injuries. The tornado made landfall west of West End Avenue at 9:54 a.m. and moved across the street, destroying a shed and damaging many trees. It continued to move through the northern part of Eutaw, causing minor roof damage to several homes. Trees also fell on two homes, causing extensive damage to them. A roof terrace was torn from a house and thrown across the street from Ashby Drive. The tornado moved east-northeast toward Highway 11, uprooting trees in the process. The Weather Service said further work is being done to see if the tornado made its way into Hale, Tuscaloosa and Bibb counties as a continuous track.

5. Greensboro tornado (Hale and Perry counties): EF-2, peak wind 115 mph. Track length 21.11 miles; Path width 500 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall at 10:47 a.m. Thursday in a remote area of ​​Hale County near Clements Bend on the Black Warrior River. It ran east-northeast across County Road 35 and felled numerous trees on a farm near the state cattle station. The tornado then damaged a roof of a home along Alabama 69. The tornado intensified as it approached Greensboro from the south. In Alabama 25, it rolled and destroyed a one-story prefab home and damaged several other buildings. The tornado continued into Perry County near Griffin Cemetery and dissipated soon after.

6. Fire Tower Road Tornado (Perry and Bibb Counties): EF-1, peak wind 104 mph. Path length 9.66 miles; Path width 500 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall near the Cahaba River west of National Forest Road and Barton Road around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. It strengthened and crossed Fire Tower Road, snapping numerous trees and crossing Pawtucky Road. The tornado began to weaken as it crossed Alabama Highway 219 north of the Bibb-Perry County line. The tornado weakened as it crossed Roy Martin Road and then dissipated.

7. Selma tornado (Dallas County): EF-2, peak wind 130 mph. Trail length 23.6 miles; Path width 800 meters. Two injuries. The tornado made landfall east of Orrville at 12:02 p.m. Thursday and stayed on the ground for 28 minutes. It landed near the intersection of Highway 22 and Cahaba Road and tracked northeast while strengthening. The tornado uprooted trees and caused roof and foundation damage to several prefab homes. The tornado continued to move down Highway 22 and approached Selma, tearing down trees along its path. It intensified as it entered Selma, moving almost parallel to Highway 22 or Dallas Avenue. The tornado continued to uproot trees and then severely damaged a daycare center on West Dallas Avenue. Additional EF-2 damage was noted at the Selma Country Club, which suffered significant roof and exterior wall damage. The tornado continued northeast, moving into the northern portion of downtown Selma. Almost all damage here affected trees. However, houses were missing roofing material or trees fell on them. The tornado exited downtown, crossing Highway 14 east of Selma and Parkway Drive. Additional structural damage consistent with EF-2 wind speeds was noted in this area. The tornado began to weaken and lift the Brantley community near River Road, but not before causing more damage at the Dallas County Jail on Selfield Road.

8. Northern Mobile County Tornado: EF-2, peak wind 125 mph. Path length 11.4 miles; Path width 200 meters. No injuries. The tornado landed west of Old Citronelle Road or east of US Highway 45 near Gulfcrest around 12:15 p.m. Thursday. It passed through an inaccessible forecastle east of Citronelle Road, then crossed Movico Loop Road East and caused extensive tree damage. A double-width RV secured with seat belts was rolled off its foundation and wrecked west of Highway 43. This is where the tornado reached its peak. It then crossed US Highway 43 just north of Cedar Creek Landing Road, where a one-width prefab home was rolled off its foundation and destroyed. The tornado continued into the forest north of Cedar Creek Landing Road before lifting.

9. Conecuh County Tornado: EF-0, peak wind 80 mph. Path length 0.94 miles; Path width 100 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall about three-quarters of a mile east of Nymph Road at 1:54 p.m. Thursday. It traveled east-northeast, crossing County Road 29 and breaking trees along the trail. The tornado lifted off northeast of County Road 29.

10. Crenshaw County Tornado: EF-1, peak wind 90 mph. Path length 0.36 miles; Path width 80 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall west of Old Union Road at 2:46 p.m. Thursday and headed northeast. It crossed the road and through a wooded area, tearing down trees along its path. It tracked a little further northeast before rising.

11. Teal’s Crossroads Tornado (Barbour County): EF-1, peak wind 105 mph. Path length 10.96 yards; Path width 900 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall near Bethel on Sutton Dairy Road at 3:38 p.m. Thursday. It tracked northeast into a wooded area near Dewey Ivey Road, snapping numerous trees. Farm structures were damaged near Huey Falk Road, and a tree fell on a house at County Road 15. The tornado was moving northeast toward Teals Crossroads, damaging trees and causing other minor structural damage. It crossed County Road 33 and Turner Road before taking off near Highway 10.

12. Henry County Tornado: EF-1, peak wind 90 mph. Path length 7.1352 miles; Path width 150 meters. No injuries. The tornado made landfall just south of Highway 108 between Indian Creek and County Road 68 in northwest Henry County at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The first damage was noted along County Road 68, where numerous trees were uprooted. The tornado moved east-northeast and crossed County Road 75 while continuing to damage trees. A house also lost roof shingles and a farm outbuilding was damaged. The storm progressed east-northeast, damaging trees. The storm approached Highway 431, where several barns west of the highway sustained significant damage. The tornado continued to move toward the Barbour County line and into Barbour County.

13. Tornado in Autauga County: EF-3, Details TBA


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