National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Lamar County - Millport Tornado  
November 30, 2010



Event Summary

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Lamar County. 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 95 mph.

The tornado touched down approximately 1 mile west southwest of Millport in southern Lamar County. A few trees were uprooted at this location. The tornado traveled northeastward and crossed Highway 17 one half mile west of Millport. On both sides of the highway, 50 to 70 trees were either snapped off or were uprooted and a few homes sustained shingle damage. Tree limbs were actually embedded into the roof of one home. In the same general area, a tractor trailer was overturned and a metal roof was blown off a garage building. In addition, Metal roof stripping was blown off a barn roof and was transported 100 yards downstream into the top of a 60 foot tree. The tornado lifted on the north side of Millport near James Street where a few more trees were snapped off and a barn was damaged. The tornado damage path was 1.4 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 141 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 143 am






KGWX 0.5 degree Storm Relative Velocity Imagery near Millport, Al. Notice the very quick tightening of the colors just west of Millport, the spot of the tornado touched down. Green colors indicate winds moving toward the radar and red colors indicate winds moving away from the radar. The KGWX radar is located to the northwest of this radar signature.


Semi Truck-Trailer Flipped Over

Snapped Tree Damage

Metal Roof from Two-Car Garage

Roof Damage to Home

Uprooted Trees

Roof Damage (on left) to Garage (on right)

Trailer Overturned

Large Tree Down