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Hale County EF-0 Tornado  
April 24, 2010


Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
5.84 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.7628/-87.5461 at 1150 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.8335/-87.4912 at 1203 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Hale County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 80 mph.

A tornado formed approximately 5 miles northeast of Greensboro and tracked northeastward roughly parallel to Highway 25. The tornado dissipated immediately southwest of Hogglesville. Three homes sustained minor damage. One barn was destroyed. At least 40 trees were uprooted along the tornado damage path. The tornado damage path was 5.84 miles long and was 100 yards wide at its widest point.





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.  It traversed Sumter, Marengo, Greene and Hale counties.  The radar imagery is from KBMX in Calera, AL.

Storm Relative Velocity