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Fayette/Walker County EF-1 Tornado  
April 24, 2010


Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
4.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.6794/-87.5386 at 821 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.7182/-87.4740 at 835 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Fayette and Walker Counties. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph with a damage path of 400 yds wide at its widest point.

A tornado formed in southeastern Fayette County about 4 miles northeast of Berry.  The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed into Walker County. The tornado lifted 5 miles west of Oakman.  Along the damage path, several hundred trees were snapped off or were uprooted. A 100 ft radio tower was blown down. 





The top image is the 0.5 degree reflectivity data and the bottom image is the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity data of the lifespan of the storm.  This is the beginning a storm that created two separate tornadoes.  The radar imagery is from KBMX in Calera, AL.




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