National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Powell Creek EF-1 Tornado (Marengo/Hale Co)
  November 30, 2016


Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme northern Marengo and southeast Hale Counties near Faunsdale and determined that the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado. The tornado touched down just south of Cedarcrest Lane in northeastern Marengo County near the communities of Siddonsville and Faunsdale. The tornado traveled northeast and crossed Cedarcrest Farms where it damaged several trees, barns and outbuildings. The tornado then crossed County Road 54 where it reached its maximum strength and width. Here, it uprooted and snapped several hardwood and softwood trees. The tornado continued northeast and crossed US Highway 80 where it entered Hale County. Several more trees sustained damage along County Road 12, County Road 10, and Alabama Highway 25 and Alabama Highway 61. The tornado lifted near Alabama Highway 61 just west of Perry County line. The tornado lifted just north of County Road 21. The tornado was 13.0 miles long and was 250 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 mph.





Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
13.0 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 510 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 532 am


GIS Data



Velocity (left) and Reflectivity (right) as the tornado touched crossed Hwy 80.
Images are from KBMX at 517 am.