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Pertinent Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data
of 2016 Tornadoes throughout the State of Alabama

NWS Birmingham GIS Data Page  2016 State of Alabama Tornado Statistics  Alabama Tornado Database


The National Weather Service in Birmingham is offering GIS data from storm surveys following severe weather events.  These data offer survey information from tornado tracks that are found by damage assessment teams in the field.  The links below contain information for tornadoes that have been surveyed across the State of Alabama that occurred during the entire calendar year of 2016.  Information was produced and extracted from the National Weather Service Damage Assessment Toolkit.

ESRI Shapefiles:       

2016 Tornadoes - All Shapefiles - (Updated 1/9/2016) Zipped folder contains polygon shapefiles of individual tornado tracks and estimated damage swaths, as well as an all inclusive shapefile that has all path information merged together. In addition, point shapefile locations are available within specific tornado paths that include detailed survey information gathered from assessment teams in the field.  The attribute information includes:  Event Date, Survey Date, Damage Indicator, Degree of Damage, EF-Rating at the point location, Wind Speed, and the Tornado associated with the survey point.   Shapefile projections are in Universal Transverse Mercator Zone 16N.

Attention GIS Analysts Using ArcGISPlease view the metadata within ArcCatalog to view a complete description of shapefile information.