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Tornado Outbreak January 10, 2008

An unseasonably warm and moist airmass was located across southern Alabama on the morning of January 10th. As a strong upper level trough approached from the west, this warm and moist airmass accelerated northward and encompassed all of Central Alabama by noon. Supercell thunderstorms then developed ahead of an approaching cold front and continued across Central Alabama through the early morning hours on January 11th. Numerous damage reports were received in association with these supercell thunderstorms.

The following tornado damage paths have been identified:

Windham Springs Tornado (EF3), Tuscaloosa County
Lamar County Tornado (EF3)
Gordo Tornado (EF1), Pickens/Tuscaloosa County
Pickensville Tornado (EF0), Pickens County
Blue Springs Tornado (EF1), Barbour County
Dixons Mill Tornado (EF0), Marengo County

Severe Weather Episode Data



Surface Chart 7 am Thursday
Surface Chart 7 am January 10th
500 mb Chart 7 am Thursday
500 mb Chart 7 am January 10th
Surface Chart 7 am Friday
Surface Chart 7 am January 11th
500 mb Chart 7 am Friday
500 mb Chart 7 am January 11th
SPC Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Outlook Issued January 10th
SPC Day 1 Tornado
Day 1 Tornado Outlook Issued January 10th
SPC Day 2 Outlook
Day 2 Outlook Issued January 9th
SPC Day 2 Probabilities
Day 2 Probabilities Issued January 9th
Day 3 Outlook
Day 3 Outlook Issued January 8th

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