National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Pinhook 1 (Marengo County) EF-2 Tornado
April 15, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
130 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
575 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2.8 NNW Anopia    32.3089/-87.9304  519 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
1.6 ESE Jefferson  32.3710/-87.8742  530 pm 

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage near the Pinhook Community. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. Winds were estimated at 130 mph. The majority of damage sustained was hardwood and softwood trees being snapped and uprooted. One brick home had the entire roof and several exterior walls destroyed. Several other homes sustained significant roof damage, as well. The tornado touched down along Old Locke 3 Road and tracked northeastward into the Pinhook Community. The tornado lifted just after it crossed Alabama State Highway 28.  The tornado damage path was 5.4 miles long and was 575 yards wide at its widest point.

A Tornado Warning was in effect from 441 pm until 545 pm. 


Pasted Debris on leeward side of home

Outbuilding swept away

Roof torn off in Pinhook Community

Roof damage in Pinhook Community