National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Summerfield Tornado - February 17, 2008


Maximum Wind:
120 mph
Path Length:
7.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
32.4873/-87.1105 at 1226 pm
32.5458/-87.0004 at 1238 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the damage in Dallas County and it has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 120 mph. The tornado damage path was 7.6 miles long and 400 yards wide at its widest point.

The tornado touched down near Warrior Drive, just southeast of the Perry County line. This location is approximately 4 miles southwest of Summerfield. The tornado tracked northeastward across State Highway 219 near the intersection of County Road 230, moved right through Summerfield, crossed County Road 37, and lifted just east of County Road 37 and County Road 844. At least 7 homes and 2 businesses were totally destroyed. Twelve to fifteen additional structures were damaged to varying degrees. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the damage path. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 1208 pm until 100 pm. No injuries were reported.


Map of Damage Path
Tornado Damage Path