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Palm Sunday Tornadoes of April 14, 2019

Event Summary for Central Alabama

A very potent storm system moved out of the Southern Plains States and into the Central Gulf Coast Region Saturday and into Sunday morning. This system produced widespread severe weather from Texas to Alabama, including tornadoes. A line of severe storms moved into West Alabama shortly before midnight Saturday night and progressed eastward across all of Central Alabama. The line of storms produced pockets of damaging straight line winds, localized flooding, and several tornadoes. The severe storms moved out of East Alabama by 10 AM CDT Sunday.

 

**The data below is considered PRELIMINARY.**

Interactive Tornado Map (Updated 4/19/19)
 
 
Location/Clickable Detailed Summary Link
Damage Rating/Estimated Maximum Wind Speeds
Injuries/Fatalities
Damage Path Length/Width
Starting Point/Time
Ending Point/Time
EF-1
90 mph
None
1.21 miles
440 yards

2 SSW Shottsville
34.2415/-88.1425
11:56 pm CDT on April 13

1 WSW Shottsville
34.2589/-88.1392
11:59 pm CDT on April 13
Gallion Tornado
(Hale County)
EF-0
80 mph
None
8.72 miles
220 yards

1 NE Gallion
32.5051/-87.7038
1:27 am CDT

2 E Cedarville
32.6147/-87.6365
1:35 am CDT
Hagler-Coaling Road Tornado
(Tuscaloosa County)
EF-1
105 mph
None
3.51 miles
475 yards

2 NE Low Gap
33.0055/-87.3586
2:20 am CDT

1 N Hagler
33.0529/-87.3370
2:25 am CDT
Highway 219 Tornado
(Perry County)
EF-0
80 mph
None
6.67 miles
400 yards

3 ENE Sprott
32.6895/-87.1621
3:21 am CDT

3 SW Oakmulgee
32.7674/-87.0975
3:31 am CDT
Highland Lakes Tornado
(Shelby County)
EF-0
80 mph
None
6.48 miles
600 yards

1 SE Oak Mountain Lake
33.3539/-86.6857
4:05 am CDT

1 W Shoal Creek Golf Club
33.4332/-86.6294
4:14 am CDT
County Road 16 Tornado
(Shelby County)
EF-0
70 mph
None
2:97 miles
125 yards

2 WNW Calera
33.1109/-86.7851
4:14 am CDT

2 SSE Shelby County Airport
33.1527/-86.7748
4:20 am CDT
EF-1
95 mph
None
3.76 miles
95 yards

1 NNE Glencoe
33.9768/-85.9276
6:28 am CDT

1.5 NNE Hokes Bluff
34.0087/-85.8753
6:33 am CDT
EF-0
70 mph
None
1.00 miles
150 yards

3 W Henderson
31.6594/-86.1261
6:50 am CDT

3 WNW Henderson
31.6735/-86.1222
6:52 am CDT
Crenshaw-Pike Tornado
(Pike County)
EF-0
70 mph
(EF-0 in WFO MOB)
None
1.09 miles
50 yards

1 W Goshen
31.7186/-86.1473
6:57 am CDT

Goshen
31.7216/-86.1290
6:59 am CDT
Troy Tornado
(Pike County)
EF-1
95 mph
None
2.81 miles
300 yards

2 WSW Troy
31.7949/-85.9947
7:10 am CDT

1 NE Troy
31.8176/-85.9566
7:16 am CDT
Phenix City Tornado
(Russell County)
EF-0
85 mph
(Cont'd into GA)
None
0.57 miles
50 yards

3 SE Phenix City
32.4320/-864.9714
9:16 am CDT

3 SE Phenix City
32.4401/-84.9697
9:16 am CDT
 

Pertinent Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data from this Event

 

Severe Weather Episode Data 

250 mb
250 mb Analysis
April 13 at 7 pm

500 mb
500 mb Analysis
April 13 at 7 pm

850 mb
850 mb Analysis
April 13 at 7 pm

250 mb
250 mb Analysis
April 14 at 7 am

500 mb
500 mb Analysis
April 14 at 7 am

850 mb
850 mb Analysis
April 14 at 7 am

Surface
Surface Analysis
April 13 at 7 pm

Surface
Surface Analysis
April 14 at 1 am

Surface
Surface Analysis
April 14 at 7 am

Severe Threats
Local Severe Outlook
Issued April 12 at 330 am

Severe Threats
Local Severe Outlook
Issued April 13 at 3 am

Severe Threats
Local Severe Outlook
Issued March 13 at 830 pm

KMBX Sounding
KBMX Sounding
April 13 at 7 pm

KBMX Sounding
KBMX Sounding
April 14 at 1 am

Storm Reports
KBMX Sounding
April 14 at 7am

Storm Reports
Storm Reports
Thru 7 am on April 14

KBMX Sounding
Storm Reports
After 7 am on April 14