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Alabama Tornado Database

 
2021 Tornado Occurrences (60) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State (F-unknown are treated as EF0)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Max Path Width(Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location/Damage Description
60 2021  8 31  1733 

Geneva 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

2.29

 

25 

 

 

 

1 WSW - 2 NNE Bailey Crossroad  
Tornado touched down in fields west of Pates Road in Geneva County. The tornado tracked across mostly farmland into Houston County before damaging a barn and dissipating near Cumbie Road. Video on social media showed a very narrow tornado tracking across a peanut field near the Houston-Geneva County Border.

Start: 31.1884/-85.6140
End: 31.2107/-85.5854
59 2021  8 31  1714 

Dale 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

0.65

 

125 

 

 

 

1 W - 1 NNW Midland City   
Tornado touched down on the ground of Dale County High School, damaging aluminum bleachers and one dugout. The tornado crossed County Road 59, and caused roof damage to numerous roofs in the adjacent neighborhood. Video on social media showed several trampolines being lofted into the air. Several oak trees were blown over on Dale Circle, damaging one home, before the tornado dissipated.

Start: 31.3194/-85.5045
End: 31.3239/-85.4949
58 2021  8 31  1459 

Houston 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

0.91

 

20 

 

 

 

1 WSW Peterman - Jones Crossroads   
Tornado touched down along County Line Road at the Houston Geneva County line, downing several trees onto an unoccupied mobile home. The tornado continued northeast causing damage to doors and metal siding of a warehouse. The roof of an outbuilding was peeled back along Brannon Strand Road. No other structural damage was noted with the tornado. The tornado dissipated before reaching Fortner Street.

Start: 31.1999/-85.4894
End: 31.2078/-85.4776
57 2021  8 30  1445 

Macon 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

0.48

 

75 

 

 

 

5 ESE - 5 E Lake Tuskegee   
NWS Storm Survey personnel found damage consistent with a brief EF-0 tornado near Red Rd, generally east southeast of Tuskegee, AL. A few trees and tree limbs were blown down, and one residence sustained minor damage to siding and roofing material.

Start: 32.3979/-85.5981
End: 32.4033/-85.5932
56 2021  8 30  1302 

Pike 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

3.18

 

75 

 

 

 

2 SSW - 1 NNW Antioch   
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage between Troy and Brundidge in Pike County and determined it was the result of an EF-0 tornado. The tornado touched down near White Water Creek Rd and traveled northeast while knocking down a few trees and tree limbs. The tornado then moved more northward and crossed US Hwy 231 where a few folks obtained video footage of the tornado. The tornado lifted near Parron Church Rd.

Start: 31.7266/-85.9109
End: 31.7675/-85.8906
55 2021  8 30  1225 

Clarke 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F1

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

3.50

 

150 

 

 

 

1 NNW Choctaw Bluff - 2 WSW Alma   
The tornado likely began near Society Hill Rd south of Oregon Rd where a mobile home was rolled and another home lost most of its roof. The tornado continued northeast where numerous softwood snaps and uproots were noted as the tornado crossed Society Hill Rd. The tornado then likely continued across heavily forested areas before crossing Gainestown Rd where a couple uprooted softwoods were noted. The tornado was likely in the dissipation process and likely dissipated north of Gainestown Rd.

Start: 31.4064/-87.7922
End: 31.4570/-87.7896
54 2021  8 30  1120 

Mobile 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F1

Warnings


 

 


 

 

 

9.96

 

175 

 

 

 

2 S Saraland - 2 E Axis  
The tornado began at approximately 12:20 PM at the intersection of Highway 158 and highway 43 where trees were uprooted and a few pines snapped. As the tornado moved northeast along Highway 43 it produced sporadic damage to trees. The roof of a motel on the west side of Highway 43 was uplifted and partially removed. As the tornado crossed 43 the most intense damage occured where several sections of another motel's roof was removed, one person had minor injuries at the motel. Due to the roofs older build and lack of tree damage, a lower bound estimate was used. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Jackintoport Blvd. where the roof of an open sided industrial building was partially removed and an 18 wheeler was overturned. Another injury occured with the overturned tractor trailer. Tree damage became sporadic and the path may have been discontinuous until several softwood trees were uprooted or snapped along Bayou Sara Ave. The tornado likely, continued northeast along Gunnison Creek and damage was found as the tornado crossed near Boboshilly Cir. This was where the most significant tree damage was noted with several snapped softwood pines. The tornado continued northeast towards I-65 where a couple trees were uprooted onto a home along Ellison Ave before likely dissipating north of Dead Lake Marina Rd. Most of the damage indicators appeared right of the track and based off radar estimates the tornado could have possibly continued further into the Mobile delta.

Start: 30.7951/-88.0731
End: 30.9212/-87.9919
53 2021  6 19  1212 

Covington 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


Tropical Storm
Claudette


 

 

 

0.63

 

25 

 

 

 

Cedar Point Pier  
A brief EF-0 touched down south of North Creek Road. The tornado moved northeast, crossing the road and lifting shortly thereafter. Numerous large tree limbs were downed along with a few small trees snapped. Based on radar analysis of the tornado debris signature, the tornado likely touched down further to the southwest, but the survey team could not access that area.

Start: 31.1041/-86.3977
End: 31.3111/-86.3910
52 2021  6 19  630 

Conecuh-Escambia 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F1

Warnings

Watch
 


Tropical Storm
Claudette


 

 

 

22.03

 

650 

 

 

20 

 

2 SW East Brewton - 5 NW Castleberry  
The tornado first touched down on Jay Road just west of Highway 41 in Riverview. The tornado intensified and widened as it moved northeast into East Brewton, crossing over Highway 41. During this time, the tornado produced EF-1 intensity damage to numerous trees, homes, businesses in the area. Some of the most severe damage was located at the intersection of Forrest Avenue and Andrew Jackson Street where several mobile homes were completely destroyed. This was rated as EF-2 intensity damage. There was also significant roof damage to the auditorium at W S Neal High School. The tornado continued northeast and moved across Shoffner Street. Primarily EF-1 intensity damage to trees and homes was noted here, but a swath of EF-2 intensity tree damage was noted in a valley just north of Ballard Street. Major tree damage continued north across Cook Road. Additional major structural damage was observed along Riddle Road near Horseshoe Road. A single wide mobile home was completely destroyed with the frame tossed over a 100 yards away. The owner was ejected from the building and found near the frame and suffered serious injuries. A home on the north side of Riddle Road had its entire roof torn off. The tornado continued north, crossing Kirkland Road and Highway 31. Most of the damage was in the EF-1 range and most notably to trees. The tornado crossed into Conecuh County and produced EF-1 damage on the west side of Castleberry, impacting areas of Braggert Road, Kennedy Street, and Durham McLendon Road. The tornado began to weaken as it moved north of west Cleveland Avenue but still produced spotty EF-0 to EF-1 damage all the way north to Interstate 65 where some tree damage was noted just north of the rest area. This is near where the tornado is estimated to have lifted. The survey team found no damage crossing Highway 84 further to the north.

Start: 31.0589/-87.0649
End: 31.3761/-87.0452
51 2021  6 19  216 

Mobile 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


Tropical Storm
Claudette


 

 

 

0.06

 

25 

 

 

 

Cedar Point Pier  
An EF-0 tornado, with maximum estimated winds of 85 mph, moved across Cedar Point Pier. The pier suffered damage to some railings and light poles. A large metal storage unit was lifted and moved ten feet, heavily damaging the structure. A utility pole was also knocked over. A 2x4 board was launched through the window of a pickup truck. The occupant of the truck suffered minor injuries. The end point is an estimation as the tornado could have continued to the north. However, given this area is marsh, the survey team was not able to find a definitive end point.

Start: 30.3103/-88.1384
End: 30.3111/-88.1382
50 2021  1749 

Macon 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Moderate Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

2.17

 

50 

 

 

 

2 SSW Shorter - 2 NW Cross Keys  
An EF-0 tornado path was apparent along Crosskeys Road at Chubahatchee Creek where multiple softwood trees were uprooted. Most of the path was in an inaccessible wooded area to the northwest of the road, where a small, faint TDS is apparent on radar. In all, radar evidence suggests the tornado was brief in duration.

Start: 32.3667/-85.9491
End: 32.3525/-85.9159
49 2021  1717 

Autauga-Elmore-Montgomery 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Moderate Risk

 

F1

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

10.63

 

330 

 

 

 

1 NNE Prattville - 1 NNE Montgomery  
Wind damage was prevalent along a line of storms that moved through Autauga and Elmore counties, making it hard to distinguish between straight-line wind damage and tornadic damage; however, a corridor of enhanced damage, co-located with a rotational radar signature, was apparent along a path from Prattville to Millbrook. This was associated with an EF-1 tornado. Structural damage caused directly by wind consisted of some shingle loss, including: many residences, the Bass Pro Shop on the west side of I-65, and several hotels on the east side of I-65 at exit 179. A Chevron also had many metal panels blown from the gas pump canopy. Some homes were very heavily damaged by large, fallen trees. There were a few locations where the number /density of snapped hardwood and softwood trees increased, which pushed the rating to EF-1. Uprooted trees were plentiful as well. The tornado began in a large residential area between Cobbs Ford Road and Alabama State Route 14 / Fairview Avenue. The tornado was at peak intensity along a short segment from S Old Farm Lane on the west side of I-65 to near the intersection of S Cobb Loop Road and Cobb Ford Road on the east side of I-65. The tornado continued southeastward, causing additional timber damage and sporadic minor structural damage before dissipating near the intersection of Alabama River Parkway and Highway 152 on the north side of Montgomery.

Start: 32.4707/-86.4421
End: 32.4263/-86.2686
48 2021  1619 

Perry-Chilton 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Moderate Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

24.84

 

620 

 

 

 

4 N Sprott - 4 N Pletcher  
Amongst common occurrences of straight-line wind damage associated with a line of severe thunderstorms, an EF-0 tornado track was confirmed from northeast Perry County to southwest Chilton County. The tornado began along J Mitchell Road and moved east-northeastward before taking a right-hand jog and ending just south of Maplesville. Damage primarily consisted of snapped and uprooted trees, with a few TDS signatures noted along its path.

Start: 32.7381/-87.2159
End: 32.7651/-86.7926
47 2021  844 

Jackson 

Event Information

Event Information

Moderate Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

0.55

 

50 

 

 

 

0.7 WSW Higdon - 0.5 S Higdon  
The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency surveyed a short tornado track in Higdon. The tornado touched down briefly west of County Road 320. A few trees were uprooted as the tornado moved east-southeast along County Road 320. A house on this road also sustained minor roof damage and a carport was destroyed. The tornado lifted just west of Highway 71.

Start: 34.8400/-85.6400
End: 34.8400/-86.7926
46 2021  1625 

Tuscaloosa 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

0.25

 

25

 

 

 

4 NW Romulus 
There are at least three videos indicating a brief and weak tornado occurred near Buhl, AL. One close-range video indicates rising cyclonic motion amidst visible yet wispy vorticity tubes. However, NWS BMX survey personnel could not access or find observable damage given the location it impacted near Sipsey Swamp. General location, time, and estimated path length were obtained from video footage and KBMX RADAR data.

Start: 32.9550/-88.0286
End: 32.9739/-88.0187
45 2021  1445 

Greene 

Event Report

Event Information

Slight Risk

 

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

1.42

 

45 

 

 

 

3 NW - 4 NNW Clinton 
NWS BMX survey personnel were able to find relatively minor and sporadic timber damage consistent with a brief EF-0 tornado just northwest of Clinton, AL. Damage was only a few uprooted softwood trees and a few large branches broken. This damage was collocated with a tornado debris signature off of KBMX RADAR that afternoon. The majority of the minor timber damage was in an inaccessible area along and near Tubbs Creek.

Start: 32.9550/-88.0286
End: 32.9739/-88.0187
44 2021  24  651 

Houston 

Event Report

Event Information

Enhanced Risk

F0

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

0.42 

 

100 

 

 

 

3 SE Sigma - 3 WNW Farley Nuclear Plant 
Brief EF-0 tornado touched down in Houston County just west of North CR 75. Power lines were damaged along the road. Roughly half of the metal roofing from one brick home was peeled on and lofted into the backyard. Minor damage to the metal roof of a neighboring home was observed. The tornado continued into the forested area behind the home, causing tree damage, before dissipating.

Start: 31.2399/-85.1700
End: 31.2406/-85.1629
43 2021  24  650 

Henry 

Event Report

Event Information

Enhanced Risk

F1

Warnings

Watch
 


 

 

 

4.09 

 

150 

 

 

2

 

1 ESE Tumbleton - 2 WSW Haleburg 
EF1 tornado touched down near CR 120 in Henry County. The tornado moved quickly eastward, causing extensive tree damage. Numerous snapped and uprooted trees were observed. A mobile home was flipped on CR 12 near CR 53. Two injuries were reported at this location. Other minor damage to roofs and damage to outbuilding was noted in this area. The tornado dissipated as it crossed CR 61. Rating was determined from the extensive tree damage, the damage to the mobile home, and other minor damage to homes.

Start: 31.3984/-85.2407
End: 31.4001/-85.1713
42 2021  31  844 

Jackson 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Marginal Risk

F0

Warnings
 


 

 

 

0.55 

 

50 

 

 

 

Higdon 
A tornado touched down briefly just west of County Road 320 in Higdon, AL. A few trees were uprooted as the tornado moved west-southwest along County Road 320. A house on this road also sustained minor roof damage and a carport was destroyed. The tornado lifted just west of Highway 71.

Start: 34.8445/-85.6401
End: 34.8422/-85.6311
41 2021  31  715 

Blount 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Marginal Risk

F0

Warnings
 


 

 

 

0.21 

 

65 

 

 

 

2 SSE Hayden 
A localized area of mostly tree damage was surveyed along Armstrong Loop east of Hayden and was determined to have been produced by a brief tornado. The tornado initially snapped several large branches before crossing Armstrong Loop and uprooting around 5 to 6 large pine trees in the front yard of a family residence. The tornado continued into a wooded area nearly parallel to Russell Drive where a few more softwood trees were uprooted and large branches were observed to have been snapped sporadically throughout the forest. The tornado lifted at the end of Russell Drive just before crossing Hayes Creek.

Start: 33.8910/-86.7379
End: 33.8931/-86.7354
40 2021  31  444 

DeKalb 

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Marginal Risk

 

F1

Warnings
 


 

 

 

3.17 

 

50 

 

 

 

5 ESE Sylvania - 3 SW Valley Head 
The tornado touched down just east of County Road 486 near County Road 603 where a few large limbs were broken and a house suffered minor roof damage. From there, the tornado traveled eastward where a row of chicken houses had part of their roofs removed. In this location, along County Road 698, a well anchored porch was removed from a manufactured home. The tornado continued on its eastward path toward County Road 952 where the most extensive damage occurred. Here, dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted, and one home sustained minor damage. The tornado lifted just east of 68th Street Northwest.

Start: 34.5247/-85.7278
End: 34.5240/-85.6731
39 2021  31  245 

Winston-Cullman 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

Marginal Risk

F1

Warnings
 


 

 

 

1.19

 

305 

 

 

 

1 SSW - 1 SSE Nesmith 
The tornado began just west of County Road 146 where several large branches were broken from a pine tree. The tornado continued northeast through a wooded area where it snapped and uprooted multiple softwood trees along the way. At the intersection of Helicon Road and County Road 146, various types of structural and foliage damage was observed, including the near total removal of a metal barn roof and significant loss of roof covering on a site-built home. A carport garage that was attached to the home was also completely destroyed. The tornado tracked through an open field before producing additional minor tree damage and removing a few metal roof panels on a barn along County Road 45. Thereafter, the tornado rapidly dissipated right after crossing into Cullman County.

Start: 34.1591/-87.1281
End: 34.1633/-87.1112
38 2021  31  131 

Marion 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Information

Event Information

Marginal Risk

F0

Warnings
 


 

 

 

1.63 

 

90 

 

 

 

1 WNW - 2 N Marion County Lake 
The tornado began in a wooded area just north of Stakehouse Road where several large branches were broken. The tornado then traveled northeast where it crossed I-22 and the intersection of Berryhill Road and Highway 278. In this area, several softwood trees were uprooted and additional large branches were broken. The tornado continued northeast into a deforested area where it lifted shortly after.

Start: 34.0606/-87.9958
End: 34.0760/-87.9744
37 2021  28  438 

Cullman 

Event Report

Event Information

Marginal Risk

F1

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

2.11 

 

100 

 

 

 

5 SSW - 3 SSW Fairview 
The tornado touched down southwest of the Fairview community in Cullman County, snapping trees near the intersection of CR 747 and 1621. From there, the tornado moved northeast and continued snapping numerous hard and softwood trees along the path. Along CR 1634, the tornado destroyed a couple of farm outbuildings and was at its widest point near this location. A large swath of trees in a grove were snapped and uprooted to the northeast of the outbuilding damage. Damage continued as the tornado moved northeast, snapping trees, stopping short of County Road 1651. This was the end of the tornado path. The storm team also assessed damage along Highway 69 just East/Northeast of Fairview. Though this area was previously affected by the Fairview tornado just the week prior, the new/additional damage noted in this location along Hwy 69 was determined to be widespread wind damage of 80mph.

Start: 34.1904/-86.7400
End: 34.2009/-86.7061
36 2021  25  2059 

Tallapoosa-Clay-Randolph 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Report

Event Information

High Risk

F2

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

31.29 

 

1000 

 

 

 

3 WSW Motley - 1 W Waresville 
The tornado first touched down along Hodge Creek Road producing extensive timber damage including snapping and uprooting of large swaths of trees. Some minor structural damage was also noted in this area. The tornado moved northeast producing extensive tree damage in the Sikesville community. Numerous homes here also received minor to moderate roof damage. One home sustained major damage with all but one wall collapsed. The tornado nearly paralleled County Line Road as it moved into Randolph County. All along CR 836, swaths of hardwood trees were either uprooted or snapped. The tornado widened once again as it approached CR 77. Here the tornado carved a wide path over mainly forested areas with some damage to barns and agricultural buildings. A chicken house on CR 845 was completely destroyed. Substantial damage was noted in the Corinth community in southwest Randolph county. Along CR 43, a row of conventional homes had minor to moderate damage. Many homes in this area sustained complete loss of roof structure and blown out windows. The Corinth Fire Department was also damaged in this area. The tornado continued to move northeast, snapping trees and powerlines along CR 33 and CR 26. Homes in this area also received damage, mostly to roof structures. Homes were damaged along CR 65 just west of US Highway 431. Once the tornado crossed Highway 431, it produced extensive damage to homes and structures along CR 61 and CR 700. Several homes here had their roofs removed and trees were snapped near the base. Further east near CR 59, a 100 year old log cabin was mostly destroyed with only a couple of walls left standing. Tree damage in this area was also extensive. Additional trees and power lines continued to be snapped along CR 16 and CR 87. A large farm building was destroyed near CR 701 and several chicken houses were also destroyed in this area. The tornado weakened notably east of CR 87 before lifting near CR 296 just west of the state line.

Start: 33.1102/-85.7074
End: 33.2296/-85.2634
35 2021  25  2001 

Chilton-Coosa 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Report

Event Information

High Risk

F2

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

14.67

 

850 

 

 

 

2 NNW Cooper - 1 ENE Lyle 
The tornado first touched down along CR 495, just east of Clanton, with minor tree damage. The tornado moved east northeast producing mainly minor tree damage and some structural damage as it crossed CR 97. The tornado then tracked across mainly inaccessible forest land before producing notable tree damage along CR 480 before tracking over several homes along Lake Mitchell, south of County Road 472. Most of the homes had minor roof damage or sustained more damage from fallen trees. One home off of County Road 481 had a garage completely collapse. There were also numerous hardwood trees snapped near the pumphouse on County Road 474. Near this point, the tornado reached its maximum intensity of EF-2 at 120 mph. The tornado then crossed Lake Mitchell into Coosa County. Substantial tree damage, with many hardwood and softwood trees snapped, was noted along Little Airplane Road, CR 121, and Bluff Road. Several houses along Little Airplane Road had roof and structural damage with one right along the lakefront sustaining more substantial damage. A home along Bluff Road appeared to lose much of its roof, top floor, and walls. At this point, the tornado reached its maximum intensity of EF-2 at 115 mph. The tornado continued to move northeast along the far southern extent of Lake Mitchell producing tree damage and some structural damage along the lakeshore. The tornado weakened notably as it moved east of Lake Mitchell with more minor tree damage noted along CR 29. The tornado snapped some limbs along CR 188 before lifting just east of Herb Valley Drive.

Start: 32.8086/-86.5578
End: 32.8913/-86.3254
34 2021  25  1813 

Choctaw-Marengo 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Report

Event Information

High Risk

F2

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

9.64

 

250 

 

 

 

9.8 E Butler - 1 ESE Half Acre 
The tornado crossed the Tombigbee River from Choctaw County and widened and intensified. It produced significant damage on South Riverview Lane, just south of Alabama Highway 10. In this area, an older single wide mobile home was destroyed with the frame tossed at least 50 yards to the east. The river camp owner called the three residents of the mobile home and told the residents to shelter in a sturdier building which they did. In addition, a large storage building was also destroyed. Significant tree damage was noted in the area with several hardwood and softwoods snapped and uprooted. In this area, the tornado is estimated to have been at low end EF-2 intensity with winds around 115 mph. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Highway 10, producing substantial tree damage and also heavily damaging one barn and destroying another. The tornado continued to produce substantial tree damage as it crossed Highway 69. As the tornado moved east of Highway 69, the road network did not allow the survey team to assess the damage over a large forested area. However, damage was noted along Highway 17, north of Beaver Creek Road. It is not known how much further to the northeast the tornado continued due to no road access, but the tornado did not reach Highway 43.

Start: 32.1235/-88.0442
End: 32.1834/-87.8964
33 2021  25  1548 

Jefferson 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Report

Event Information

High Risk

F1

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

4.78 

 

700 

 

 

 

1 NW Ruffner Mountain - 1 N Alton 
An EF1 tornado formed near the intersection of 8th Ave S and 85th St S in the South Eastlake and South Highlands neighborhoods of northeast Birmingham. It continued northeast into the South Roebuck neighborhood uprooting numerous trees. It made a jog eastward as it crossed the northern end of Ruffner mountain, continuing to uproot and snap numerous trees as it traveled between Highway 11 and Interstate 59 in the Roebuck Plaza neighborhood. The tornado crossed Interstate 459 and dissipated as it reached the Jefferson Memorial Gardens on the southwest side of Trussville. Around 42 homes were damaged, almost all by falling trees.

Start: 33.5686/-86.7070
End: 33.6015/-86.6361
32 2021  25  1526 

Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Shelby 

Event Summary

Event Report

Event Report

Event Information

High Risk

F3

Warnings

Watch


 

 

 

79.66

 

2300 

 

 

13 

 

3 N Duffys Bend - 3 WSW Wilsonville 
A strong, long-track tornado scarred the landscape across Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, and Shelby Counties during the afternoon of March 25, 2021. It is estimated that the tornado had a 98 minute life span, with a path length of 80 miles and a width upwards of 2,300 yards, or 1.3 miles. Its impossible to know the exact number but, to put it in perspective, tens and tens of thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted. The volume and extent of snapped trees was incredible, pushing the rating to EF-3, around 150 mph. This is mainly for the portion of the track from Hale to Perry to Bibb Counties. Along the tornados path, hundreds and hundreds of residences were damaged or destroyed, either directly by wind or due to fallen trees. At least 13 injuries occurred. Many people we spoke to during the damage survey stated they received the tornado warning and took shelter in a storm pit, interior room, or left their vulnerable residence for a sturdier building. This action certainly saved lives. The tornado began along Highway 17 just south of Sawyerville in Hale County. The tornado rapidly gained strength and widened as it neared and crossed Highway 14. Across Hale County, a swath of hardwood and softwood trees were downed. Some debarking was observed just south of Highway 14, probably from high velocity debris throwing. Five Y-shaped transmission towers were downed on the north side of Highway 14. These towers are rated for 120+ mph winds according to Alabama Power. It is unknown whether this was due to a domino effect or direct blowdown of each tower. Either way, a powerful tornado occurred. esidential damage included wall collapse, roofing torn off, shifting off of foundation, or total structural loss. There were 6 relatively minor injuries in Hale County. The max rating for the Hale County portion of the track was EF-3. The tornado then crossed far northern Perry County. Just inside the county line, along County Road 51, a mobile home was destroyed with a site built home on the same property sustaining roof loss and some shifting of the crawl space foundation. Extensive downing of trees continued, and was especially impressive when viewed from the national forest in the eastern part of the county due to visibility from hills. Trees were snapped and uprooted not only in the valley but also along the side of the hills, which really showed the reach of this tornado. Structural damage was most apparent in the vicinity of the confluence of County Road 23, Salem Church Road, and County Road 154 in the north-central part of the county. In this area, mobile homes were destroyed, with 1 site built home having roof loss and exterior wall failure, with another sustaining roof loss and some warping of the wood framing from wind entry. A nearby church had roof loss with an adjacent metal building sustaining a lot of damage consisting significant peeling of paneling and structure warping from wind entry. Other structural damage occurred along the path as well. The max rating for the Perry County portion of the track was EF-3. Bibb County was next in line. The theme of extensive downed trees carried on. Views atop hills in western Bibb County really captured the breadth of this tornado. There were three primary areas of concentrated structural damage. Along Belcher Road, anchoring to a metal building used for farm equipment failed, sending the structure crashing into an adjacent house. Across the field, a site built home had sections of roof removed and its open face garage blown away, with an adjacent farm building collapsed. In Centreville city limits, snapped trees were prevalent near the Cahaba River. Along Montgomery Road east of town, heavy damage occurred. Mobile homes were crushed by fallen trees and site built homes had roof damage. Interestingly, there was a site built home, surrounded by snapped trees, that sustained some shingle loss and apparent shifting of the roofline and chimney. Considering the extent of tree damage on all sides, the house held up quite well. In Ashby, along Buzzard Road, several mobile homes were destroyed. Anchoring was not apparent, though at least one of the mobile homes was thrown a fair distance. Site built homes on the same street suffered light to heavy roof damage but were still standing. The tornado warning was received and several residents along this road took shelter in a brick home, which had relatively light damage. Other structural damage occurred along the path. There were 5 relatively minor injuries in Bibb County. The max rating for the Bibb County portion of the track was EF-3. The tornado then moved through far northwest Chilton County, crossing County Road 73 and Highway 155. Trees were downed and structures damaged. The max rating for the Chilton County portion of the track was EF-1. Shelby County was the last county to be affected by this tornado. The tornado moved into southern Calera, downing trees and blowing away an unanchored mobile home along County Road 67. Residents at this location left their mobile home after hearing of the tornado warning. This action likely saved their life as nothing was left. The tornado then crossed Interstate 65 and moved into a large neighborhood along and northeast of Timberline Drive. The majority of structural damage was confined to shingle and siding loss; however, at least 3 homes had portions of their roof removed, 2 of them significant in nature. Next, mostly rural areas were hit between Columbiana and Calera, south of Highway 70. The last area of notable damage was in Columbiana. Locations from Mooney Road to Mardis Ferry Road and adjacent roads had many trees downed. Numerous homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees, more so than directly from wind. There were a couple of exceptions, such as a site built home just east of the intersection of Looney Road and Shelby Road that had a section of roofing removed and the garage blown away, probably enhanced by wind entry in a vulnerable location. Several mobile homes were impacted near the intersection of Alston Farm Road and Mardis Ferry Road. Most sustained roofing damage or were crushed by fallen trees. One unanchored mobile home was blown away, with 2 injuries that required hospitalization. Other structures were damaged along the path as well. The tornado then quickly weakened, and seems to have ended as it approached Highway 25 after crossing County Road 7. The max rating for the Shelby County portion of the track was EF-1.

Start: 32.6892/-87.7387
End: 33.2209/-86.5249
31 2021  25  1457 

Greene 

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12.05 

 

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2 WNW I-20 Rest Area - 1 WSW Knoxville 
This EF1 tornado formed along County Road 174 and crossed Highway 14 between Clinton and Eutaw. It continued northeastward, snapping numerous trees along County Road 181 and County Road 199. The tornado then weakened with sparse damage, but based on storm chaser reports and tree damage on County Road 218 it did not dissipate until it was southwest of Knoxville.

Start: 32.8781/-87.9756
End: 32.9888/-87.8160
30 2021  25  1331 

Calhoun-Cherokee  

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38.17 
 
1700 
 

 
10 
 
4 SE Ragland - 1 W Pleasant Gap 
The tornado first touched down on Boiling Springs Road snapping and uprooting trees just north of Mitchellville Road. The tornado widened as it moved northeast damaging structures along Boiling Springs Road, downing trees and power lines. A double wide mobile home was demolished on Simpson Bend Road. The tornado then produced extensive damage in the Macon community, destroying numerous mobile homes with moderate to major damage to several site built homes. In this area, tree damage was also extensive with numerous hardwoods snapped near the base along Ragan Chapel Road. As the tornado approached Highway 77, it reached its maximum intensity and was likely multi-vortex in nature based on the damage pattern. Here, a large swath of trees were snapped. A large factory, Precision Materials, sustained major damage. The entire structure and supporting frame of this large well built metal building was collapsed and bent inward. The owner was on-site during the first inspection of this building and said they received the Tornado Warning and moved all 22 employees into a safe shelter in the interior of the building before the tornado hit. None of the occupants were injured. A large tractor trailer at this location was also partially lofted and then dragged 60 feet. The damage at this location was rated EF-3 / 140 mph. The tornado crossed CR 77, with damage to several homes along Ragans Chapel Road. At least two homes sustained significant damage with most of their roof removed and windows blown out. A large farm building was also demolished. Ragans Chapel UMC, a structure dating back to the late 1800s, sustained major damage with most walls collapsed. One occupant sheltered in an interior bathroom and was uninjured. The caretaker’s home behind the church sustained major damage. Along Mudd Street, several mobile homes were completely destroyed. A fatality occurred in one unanchored tiny home when the structure completely collapsed. Additional site built homes in the area from Mudd Street to Lost Creek Road sustained significant damage. The tornado continued northeast over mainly forested areas snapping and uprooting large swaths of trees. A wide expanse of damage was noted from Dark Hollow Road and Boiling Springs Road. Here many power lines were downed and poles snapped. Several site built homes sustained roof and structural damage, farm buildings and sheds were destroyed, and a mobile home was completely destroyed. Significant damage was noted along Ingram Wells Road and Grayton Road South. Along Ingram Wells Road several homes were damaged and outbuildings destroyed. Along Grayton Road several mobile homes were destroyed with the undercarriages and contents blown well downstream. A doublewide also sustained significant damage. Three fatalities were noted in this vicinity along with multiple significant injuries. A wide swath of tree damage continued along Grayton Road South and Mountain View Road. The tornado then moved into the Wellington community as it crossed US Highway 431. Here several site built homes sustained moderate damage with partial loss of roof structures. Many power poles were also snapped along with damage to a convenience store. Significant damage was noted along Joe Martin Drive and Wellington Road. One site built home sustained collapse of most walls and cars were tossed here. Six occupants sheltered safely in an interior closet. Additional homes sustained roof damage with one moved well off it’s foundation. Several mobile homes were completely destroyed. One occupant was killed near Mangum Road, but 13 others survived after sheltering in a family storm pit. A wide swath of damage continued from East Wellington into Pleasant Valley with mobile homes destroyed along Old Sulphur Springs Road and site built homes with roof and structural damage. Trees were snapped and uprooted along CR 204 along with damage to structures. Chicken houses were destroyed along Pleasant Valley Road, along with substantial damage to a church and business along Angel Drive. The tornado continued northeastward where additional damage was observed along Nisbet Lake Rd, Dogwood Ln, and Charlie Penny Rd. This was mostly timber damage where the tornado uprooted and snapped hundreds of trees. Varying degrees of minor structure damage was observed here as well. Farther northeast, the tornado moved toward New Liberty and Roy Webb Rd where damage was sustained at Learning Tree. The tornado continued northeast crossing Old Piedmont Gadsden Hwy and US Hwy 278. Several swaths of timber damage was observed throughout these areas as well as minor damage to a few homes. The tornado then continued into far southern Cherokee County where it began to shows signs of weakening as damage observations became more sporadic and minor in nature. The last observable point of damage along this 38 mile path was near Spring Garden High School.

Start: 33.7026/-86.1053
End: 33.9872/-85.5389
29 2021  25  1226 

Pickens 

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5.63 

(6.60)

515 

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6 SW - 1 WNW Cochrane 
The tornado formed just across the Mississippi state line in Noxubee County where it was observed on video in an open field. Damage mainly consisted of snapped and uprooted trees as it moved northeastward across Boyd Road and Highway 32 as an EF1 tornado. An irrigation pivot was also knocked over. A residence on Perry Long Road sustained partial roof damage right before the tornado dissipated.

Start: 33.0207/-88.3368
End: 33.0701/-88.2603
28 2021  25  1153 

Bibb-Shelby-St Clair 

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50.13 
 
1100 
 

 

 
3 SW West Blocton - 2 SSE Camp Winnataska 
This long track tornado formed along Bibb County Highway 24 west of Highway 5. The tornado moved northeastward, crossing Highway 5 northwest of West Blocton, causing tree and shingle damage. The tornado strengthened to EF2 intensity as it moved northeastward into a wooded area where numerous trees were snapped. The tornado weakened to EF0 to EF1 intensity as it crossed into Shelby County south of Shelby County Highway 13, continuing to down trees. It continued to move northeastward through a wooded area along the Cahaba River, paralleling County Highway 13. As the tornado moved into Helena, it caused shingle damage to several homes in the neighborhoods near Old Cahaba Parkway and Hillsboro Parkway. A house that was under construction also collapsed. The tornado intensified again as it crossed Buck Creek near Old Town Helena, snapping numerous trees and causing roof damage. A couple homes near Cunningham Drive suffered partial roof loss. The tornado weakened as it crossed New Hope Mountain near Pelham High School, but reintensified to EF2 intensity along Crosscreek Trail and Wilderness Road in Pelham. Roofs were removed from four homes with collapse of an exterior wall on two of them, with many other homes suffering varying degrees of roof damage. The tornado also caused several trees to fall on homes in the Chandalar neighborhood. The tornado weakened somewhat by the time it crossed Highway 31 but still damaged the roofs of several businesses and mobile homes while uprooting trees. It began to strengthen again after crossing Interstate 65, paralleling Highway 119 through the south side of Indian Springs Village and far northern portions of Oak Mountain State Park. It continued to uproot or snap numerous trees and continued to cause roof damage to residences. Pockets of EF2 damage were found in neighborhoods south of Heardmont Park and near Oak Mountain Elementary and Intermediate Schools, with significant damage to residences from falling trees and partial roof loss. Significant timber damage with some damage to structures was also noted near the lakes at the north gate to Oak Mountain State Park. The most significant structural damage along the path occurred in the Eagle Point neighborhood just before Highway 280. Several homes suffered complete roof loss, a couple homes suffered collapse of exterior walls, and all walls collapsed for one home on Eagle Valley Drive. The majority of the other homes in the path in this neighborhood suffered varying degrees of roof damage, with numerous trees snapped. After crossing Highway 280, the tornado continued to down numerous trees as it moved over Oak Mountain. It caused roof damage along Highland View Drive and in the Highland Lakes neighborhood, including complete roof loss to a residence on Grove Park Way. Varying degrees of roof damage also occurred in the Greystone Farms neighborhood, with significant roof loss on several homes. The tornado crossed Dunnavant Valley Road and caused significant timber damage at Shoal Creek Country Club, and complete roof loss for another residence. The tornado then moved into a wooded area as it crossed Double Oak Mountain, continuing to down numerous trees and reaching a maximum elevation around 1450 ft. It crossed Highway 25 near Vandiver and then began to parallel Shelby County Highway 43, causing roof damage to residences and completely destroying a manufactured home on Crabapple Lane. The tornado finally dissipated along Wolf Creek Road just past the St. Clair County line after being on the ground for 50 miles.

Start: 33.1157/-87.1707
End: 33.5047/-86.4381
27 2021  25  1116 

Hale-Tuscaloosa 

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11.11 
 
1400 
 

 

 
4 NE Havana - 2 NW Low Gap 
NWS Birmingham survey personnel found evidence of a tornado damage path in northeast Hale County. The tornado initially began in a heavily wooded area northeast of Gabriel Creek Rd and moved northeast. RADAR imagery suggests the tornado quickly intensified. Farther downstream, significant timber damage was observed on County Rd 50, as well as National Forest Rd 706. This timber damage was quite impressive and very wide at many points with both hardwood and softwood trees snapped and uprooted. The magnitude of timber damage suggested winds of 140 mph after consultation with experts. The tornado continued northeast causing further damage to a large swath of the Talladega National Forest in far northeast Hale County. It is believed the tornado dissipated shortly after crossing National Forest Rd 721, just into Tuscaloosa County, per aerial imagery provided by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Helicopter footage.

Start: 32.9386/-87.5753
End: 33.0076/-87.4027
26 2021  18  449 

Houston-Henry

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2.08 50 2 W Kinsey - 2 SSW Headland
An EF-0 tornado touched down in northwestern Houston County near Cedar Creek. Small trees and branches were snapped along Faulkner Rd and Suggs Rd. A carport on Suggs Rd sustained damage. The tornado then tracked northeast into Henry County, snapping some small trees and branches along Burdeshow Rd before lifting just south of Headland.

Start: 31.3047/-85.3825
End: 31.3262/-85.3579
25 2021  18  426 

Houston 

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5.24 
 
150 
 

 

 
2 SSE Hollis Dairy Road - 1 NE West Main Street 
The tornado first began east of Wicksburg and east of the Houston/Geneva county line where scattered tree limbs where reported by the emergency manager. The tornado then strengthened and hit several structures on a farm where damage was confined to ripped roof paneling and other similar damage. The tornado then traveled northeast towards US-84. It was in these locations that the tornado was likely at its peak strength as it moved across Marshall Rd and into the Highlands Subdivision along Highway 84. Along Marshall Rd, a double wide sustained significant roof covering loss, a large carport over a RV was completely destroyed, and a out building nearby was missing nearly its entire roof with some walls partially collapsed. The tornado also briefly picked up a boat, with trailer, and rolled/rotated it 180 degrees on the trailer before being laid to rest nearly 75-100 yards from its original location. EF-1 damage was again observed in the Highlands Subdivision south of US Highway 84. Two homes sustained roof damage with one home sustaining partial roof loss on the second story. Many pine trees near this house were also snapped or uprooted. While these were the only homes with notable damage in the community, there was a path of widespread tree damage through the rest of the neighborhood. The tornado then crossed US-84 where damage became more isolated with a few downed trees and broken branches. The tornado is then estimated to have lifted just northeast of North Brannon Stand Rd.

Start: 31.2125/-85.5527
End: 31.2461/-85.4731
24 2021  18  308 

Crenshaw

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0.52  150 1 NE Brantley
The tornado first touched down at the corner of Glenwood Rd and Nelvin Wallace Rd where it snapped an area of snapped trees. The tornado then continued northeast across Nelvin Wallace road where it reached peak intensity snapping several pines, uprooting several oak trees and removing the roof of an out building. Eventually the tornado lifted just south of N Brunson Chapel Rd but not before snapping a few more pine trees. There was some known tree damage that was inaccessible 4.5 miles northeast of the tornado's beginning point, however, the damage path was discontinuous from the last known final surveyed point (1.5 mi NE Brantley, AL). Based on Doppler velocity and Dual Pol radar data and also what was observed during the survey after the last known surveyed point, we believe the tornado had either dissipated or was in the process of doing so considering the initial tornado touchdown point had a width of 150 yards and the final point a width of around 50 yards.

Start: 31.5920/-86.2435
End: 31.59851/-86.2390
23 2021  17  2143 

Montgomery 

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0.30 
 
140 
 

 

 
4 NNW Pine Level 
A tornado touched down briefly on the east side of Highway 231 on the north side of Pine Level. The tornado produced damage on a farmstead, uprooting trees in the front yard, destroying a playhouse and trampoline. A tree fell on the house, damaging the roof. Additional structural damage was also noted to the roof mainly in form of shingle loss. The tornado continued northeast across the farm property uprooting mainly softwood trees with some sporadic snapping of trees along its path. The tornado lifted abruptly near the back pastureland. The tornado damage path was 0.30 miles long and was 140 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 80 mph.

Start: 32.1279/-86.0797
End: 32.1306/-86.0756
22 2021  17  2036 

Cullman

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8.47  150 5 SW Fairview - 2 WNW Baileyton
The tornado began north of County Road 1605, between CR 1609 and CR 1610. Initially, branches were broken, but the tornado began snapping tree trunks as it crossed CR 747 and CR 1630. The tornado continued northeast and crossed CR 1635, uprooting multiple trees, pulling some roofing material from a site-built home, and damaging or destroying several sheds. From there, the tornado tracked along Alabama Highway 69, causing minor roof damage to a shed, snapping and uprooting several trees, and severely damaging a detached garage. The tornado continued north of Fairview along Welcome Drive and CR 1568, snapping trees and causing roof damage to large farm outbuildings. Roof and tree damage was most significant on CR 1568 and 1569 northeast of Fairview: a large portion of roofing was removed from a house, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, several large agricultural sheds were demolished, and several chicken houses had roofing and siding removed. At this point, the tornado reached its peak width of approximately 50 yards and peak intensity of 100 MPH. The final damage of note was observed along CR 1579 where a few more trees were snapped and the roof was peeled back from a large shed. Little additional damage was noted northeast of this location, so the end point is placed east of CR 1579 and south of CR 1570.

Start: 34.1997/-86.7521
End: 34.2761/-86.6398
21 2021  17  1935 

Autauga

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0.13 
 
75 
 

 

 
4 WSW Oak Grove
The tornado briefly touched down along County Road 43 just west of County Road 21 where a metal outbuilding was destroyed, a couple of softwood trees were snapped, and large branches were broken. The tornado also caused damage to a nearby carport which was lofted into an open field. Then the tornado continued northeast into an open pasture where it lifted. The tornado damage path was 0.13 miles long and was 75 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 70 mph.

Start: 32.6004/-86.6099
End: 32.6013/-86.4172
20 2021  17  1643 

Blount

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12.89  300 2 S Fairview - 2 ENE Hendrix
The tornado began near Tim King Road along Hunt Mountain. It moved northeast and crossed Highway 231 and ended along Wilson Chapel Road. Damage consisted mainly of snapped and uprooted trees. The tornado then crossed Wilson Chapel Road where it snapped a couple of trees and rolled a camper at a residence before dissipating. The tornado damage path was 12.89 miles long and was 300 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 100 mph.

Start: 33.9227/-86.5587
End: 34.0614/-86.4172
19 2021  17  1612 

Chilton

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5.84 
 
400 
 

 

 
2 WNW Billingsley - 1 ENE Pools Crossroads
A tornado touched down in an inaccessible area near Little Mulberry Creek northwest of Billingsley. It continued north-northwestward, uprooting a couple tree along County Road 361. The tornado intensified as it crossed County Road 37 near the intersection with County Road 24. Near this intersection, an unanchored home was shifted off of its foundation and a large anchored building was destroyed. In addition, a doublewide manufactured home was completely destroyed with debris blown downstream, some exterior walls of a brick residence were collapsed, and outbuildings were damaged. The occupants of the manufactured home reported getting the warning and taking shelter with additional family in a storm shelter minutes before the storm hit. The resident of the brick structure also reported receiving the warning and taking cover in an interior closet with a friend. Both were uninjured. Also near this intersection, another residence suffered roof damage, two vehicles were moved 15 feet, and multiple trees were uprooted. The tornado continued northeastward through a wooded area, snapping numerous trees before dissipating as it crossed County Road 16 just east of Pools Crossroads. The tornado damage path was 5.84 miles long and was 400 yards at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated at 130 mph.

Start: 32.6746/-86.7364
End: 32.7544/-86.7028
18 2021  17  1556 

Jefferson

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3.46  660 2 NNE Watson - 2 NNW Gardendale
A tornado touched down near Sutherland Road on the west side of Interstate 65 and ended near Strouts Road on the east side of the interstate. Damage consisted of downed trees with relatively minor structural damage caused directly by wind. However, there were several instances of significant residential and vehicle damage from fallen trees. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The tornado damage path was 3.46 miles long and was 660 yards at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated at 85 mph.

Start: 33.6619/-86.8534
End: 33.6947/-86.8113
17 2021  17  1554 

Marengo

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1.75 
 
75 
 

 

 
Sweetwater - 1 N Sweetwater
The tornado began near 3rd Avenue in Sweet Water and proceeded north crossing Highway 10. The tornado continued north of Sweet Water, dissipating near Beaver Creek Road. Damage mainly consisted of broken large tree branches. This was the second tornado near Sweet Water that afternoon. The tornado damage path was 1.75 miles long and was 75 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 65 mph.

Start: 32.0921/-87.8699
End: 32.1171/-87.8646
16 2021  17  1530 

Jefferson

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2.77  650 1 W Maytown - 2 NNW Mulga
Trees were snapped and uprooted, with relatively minor structural damage. The tornado touched down along Crocker Road. At a landfill along Porter Road, several garage doors were blown in, a tractor trailer was blown over, and an outbuilding was destroyed. The tornado reached its maximum intensity where Shady Grove Road crosses Village Creek, snapping numerous trees. The tornado continued into an inaccessible wooded area near Bayview Lake and dissipated prior to reaching Hazelwood Road. This was the second tornado produced by this supercell. The tornado damage path was 2.77 miles long and was 650 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 110 mph.

Start: 33.5371/-87.0217
End: 33.5684/-86.9937
15 2021  17  1511 

Dallas

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1.07 
 
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1 E - 2 ENE Central Mills
The tornado touched down near State Road 66 and east of County Road 109. At this spot, only some large branches were snapped off. The tornado continued northeast through pastureland where additional minor tree damage was observed. The tornado lifted just north of County Road 109 where a large softwood tree was uprooted. The tornado damage path was 1.07 miles long and was 75 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 65 mph.

Start: 32.2850/-87.4280
End: 32.2940/-86.4160
14 2021  17  1454 

Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

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5.81  650 4 NNW East Brookwood - 1 SE Bull City
A tornado touched down in rural Tuscaloosa county. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped off and uprooted along the path. Damage began along Burchfield Road where the most intense damage was observed. The tornado moved through an inaccessible area east of Cane Creek and weakened by the time it reached Jefferson County, with a couple of downed trees along Ethridge Road. The tornado then dissipated prior to reaching Groundhog Road. The tornado damage path was 5.82 miles long and was 650 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 110 mph.

Start: 33.3360/-87.3097
End: 33.3995/-87.2435
13 2021  17  1445 

Choctaw-Clarke-Marengo

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34.96 
(36.59)
500 
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(0)

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1.9 WNW Chapel Hill - 2 NNW Morvin
The tornado started on Sunlight Church Road in Wayne County MS just west of the Choctaw County line. The tornado moved into extreme southwest Choctaw County and produced high end EF-1 intensity damage on County Road 2 where several chicken houses were heavily damaged and numerous softwood and hardwood trees were downed or snapped. The tornado appeared to lose intensity as it headed northeast toward Silas, but still produced pockets of EF-1 intensity damage especially in the Silas area, in the general area of Silas Branch. The tornado continued northeast and produced spotty, mainly light tree damage north of Highway 84 and toward Womack Hill. However, the tornado quickly strengthened and widened as it approached the Tombigbee River and crossed into northwest Clarke County. The tornado produced significant and extensive damage to large swaths of trees from the Trotter Road area right along the river, northeast to Campbell's Landing Road and to near the Marengo County line. Based on aerial footage of the extensive tree damage, the tornado was given an EF-2 intensity rating. A few river camp houses suffered roof damage. An older home on Campbell's Landing Rd was heavily damaged and two people in the home suffered minor injuries. Adjacent modular homes suffered minor damage. This long track tornado began in the NWS Mobile forecast area and traveled almost 35 miles through Wayne, Choctaw, and Clarke Counties as an EF-2 tornado. It weakened to an EF-1 tornado as it crossed into Marengo County. It continued to snap and uproot numerous trees as it crossed Highway 69. The tornado dissipated in a wooded area northeast of Highway 69. The tornado damage path in Marengo County was 1.93 miles long and was 670 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds noted in Marengo County were estimated around 110 mph.

Start: 31.7000/-88.4640
End: 32.0107/-88.0003
12 2021  17  1425 

Tuscaloosa

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3.51  650 1 NW - 4 N East Brookwood
NWS survey teams found a third tornado track from the same parent supercell in Tuscaloosa County (responsible for the Moundville and Lake Wildwood tornadoes), just north of East Brookwood. The tornado touched down along Lock 17 Road near Warrior Met Coal. Traveling generally north-northeasterly, the tornado went on to cause areas of significant timber damage, like its preceding tornadoes at times. Damage was also sustained to a metal warehouse on Davis Road where siding and roofing material was lofted east to west into the tree line. Downstream, a long corridor of significant timber damage was observed along with minor damage at a communications tower near the intersection of Hannah Creek Road and Searles Road with bent antennas. Further significant timber damage was observed downstream of here. The tornado continued north-northeast across a mostly inaccessible wooded area where the last point of observable damage occurred at the end of Alabama Junction. It is believed the circulation occluded and dissipated at this point. The tornado damage path was 3.51 miles long and was 650 yards at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated at 100 mph.

Start: 33.2887/-87.2997
End: 33.3361/-87.2896
11 2021  17  1409 

Tuscaloosa

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0.53  150  Lake Wildwood
A tornado touched down near Lake Wildwood, east of Cottondale. The tornado was only on the ground for a couple of minutes. However, it still managed to produce timber and minor structural damage that was consistent with EF-1 strength. The tornado dissipated near Lawton Road. The tornado damage path was 0.53 miles long and was 150 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 90 mph.

Start: 33.1907/-87.3795
End: 33.1959/-87.3728
10 2021  17  1329 

Coosa

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0.13  25 Unity - 1 ENE Unity
The tornado began and ended around County Road 56. Damage was limited to an uprooted pine tree, and several trees had broken branches. A brief TDS was also noted on the BMX radar. The tornado damage path was 0.13 miles long and was 25 yards wide. The maximum winds were estimated around 65 mph.

Start: 33.0063/-86.3522
End: 33.0073/-86.3503
9 2021  17  1322 

Marengo

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2.77  500  3 SW - 1 SE Sweetwater
A tornado touched down south of Sweet Water along County Road 6. It continued northeastward and reached its maximum intensity along County Road 7. The tornado dissipated as it crossed Highway 10 just southeast of Sweet Water. Damage was limited to numerous snapped trees. This was the first of two tornadoes in the Sweet Water area that afternoon. The tornado damage path was 2.77 miles long and was 500 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 90 mph.

Start: 32.0678/-87.9015
End: 32.0899/-87.8623
8 2021  17  1312 

Hale-Tuscaloosa

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22.03  550 3 NNW Akron - 3 NNW Duncanville
A tornado touched down near Martin Slough north of Akron in a mostly inaccessible area just east of the Black Warrior River. It traveled generally northeast causing mostly sporadic timber damage. Upon entering Moundville, stronger winds were indicated by varying degrees of minor to moderate structural damage, including damage to the post office and a nearby apartment building. Many other structures were damaged from falling trees and other flying debris according to security video footage. Continuing northeast, the tornado impacted a subdivision on Waterbury Drive. This caused structural damage to a church and several nearby homes. Farther northeast, the tornado continued to cause sporadic timber damage, and lofted/flipped some campers on Old Greensboro Road. Downstream, the most significant damage occurred along Rosser Road in Moundville east of State Road 69 where a few mobile homes were destroyed from a fallen tree. A corridor of fairly significant timber damage was also observed here. Thereafter, the tornado continued northeast toward South Ridge Road before dissipating just west of US Highway 82. The tornado damage path was 22.03 miles long and was 550 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 110 mph.

Start: 32.9081/-87.7584
End: 33.1254/-87.4878
7 2021  17  1303 

Marengo

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0.83  175  2 ESE McDowell - 2 W Demopolis
The tornado began near and crossed the Lock and Dam Road just west of Foscue Park, outside of the city of Demopolis. Damage consisted of uprooted trees, large tree branches broken, and some paneling pulled from a building adjacent to Foscue Creek. The tornado damage path was 0.83 miles long and was 175 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 80 mph.

Start: 32.5117/-87.8866
End: 32.5176/-87.8744
6 2021  17  1256 

Chilton

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3.04  500 3 NNW Cooper - 5 W Higgins Ferry Park
A tornado touched down early Wednesday afternoon just north of the Cooper community in Chilton County. The tornado touchdown was observed by off duty NWS personnel along County Road 484, where video was captured. The tornado quickly developed a cone like appearance and moved north-northeast producing mainly tree damage along County Roads 491 and 97. Hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted along County Roads 486 and 491. Some minor structural damage was also noted with damage to farm buildings and an outbuilding. The tornado widened to about 500 yards in this area. As the tornado continued to move to the northeast toward County Road 28 it began to weaken with more minor tree damage noted. This is the same storm that produced the Billingsley Tornado. The tornado occluded/dissipated quickly to the north of County Road 28. The tornado damage path was 3.04 miles long and was 500 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 95 mph.

Start: 32.8165/-86.5539
End: 32.8573/-86.5363
5 2021  17  1224 

Autauga

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2.87  150  1 ENE - 4 NE Billingsley
A tornado touched down near the Billingsley community in Northern Autauga County early Wednesday afternoon. The tornado first touched down near Tom Turner Road where minor tree damage was noted. The tornado moved east-northeast eventually nearly paralleling County Road 24. Here, large trees were snapped near a home with several causing minor damage to a home and a porch. Other minor structural damage was also noted. Further down the road, another home sustained minor roof damage. The tornado appeared to weaken rather dramatically with only minor evidence of tree damage before the tornado lifted west of County Road 19. The tornado damage path was 2.87 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 90 mph.

Start: 32.6621/-86.6920
End: 32.6855/-86.6518
4 2021  17  1157 

Sumter

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9.78  475 4 N Lilita - 2 SE Epes
A tornado touched down on the south side of Highway 28 East just east of Livingston and ended near Port of Epes Highway on approach to the Tombigbee River. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was shifted from its blocks, with other structural damage along the path consisting of sections of missing roofing material and destroyed outbuildings. The tornado damage path was 9.78 miles long and was 475 yards at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated at 105 mph.

Start: 32.5390/-88.1341
End: 32.6764/-88.1070
3 2021  17  1132 

Dallas

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5.08  1000  4 ENE Edmund Pettus Bridge - Burnsville
A tornado touched down just southwest of Brantley in Dallas County early Wednesday afternoon. The tornado first touched down near Water Avenue just south of State Road 14 initially producing minor tree damage. The tornado quickly intensified snapping and uprooting large stands of hardwood trees as it moved into the Burnsville community. Near State Road 14 and County Road 871, a well built home sustained structural damage including the loss of a carport, roof damage, broken windows, and partial loss of one wall structure. An unanchored manufactured home next door was completely destroyed with the remaining contents blown across the road and scattered over 100 yards. A vehicle at this residence was rolled and sustained damage. Based on this damage, the tornado was rated EF-2 with maximum winds of around 115 mph. The tornado continued to move rather slowly off to the northeast causing additional trees to fall. Several additional homes along the path sustained structural damage of mainly roof uplift and loss of shingles. Another manufactured home with some anchoring was rolled and blown apart on the north side of State Road 14. There were two occupants inside the home who were sheltering. They survived and crawled out with minor injuries. Further northeast along State Road 14, a two story home sustained structural damage from the tornado along with additional damage from falling trees. Here very large hardwood trees were snapped near the base. A motorist trying to evade the tornado attempted to take shelter here and narrowly missed a large falling tree. At this point the tornado was likely at its widest reaching nearly 1000 yards. The tornado crossed State Road 14 moving into a mostly forested area producing additional significant tree damage before crossing County Road 261. Here a wide sway of trees and power lines were downed. The tornado finally weakened and lifted before reaching County Road 880.

Start: 32.4240/-86.9542
End: 32.4769/-86.8952
2 2021  17  1131 

Sumter

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0.35  70  4 NNE Ward
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in Southern Sumter County and determined it was the result of an EF-0 tornado. The tornado began and ended near the intersection of Walker Road and Highway 17. Damage consisted of uprooted trees, broken large tree branches, and some shingle damage to a residence. The tornado damage path was 0.35 miles long and was 70 yards wide at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated around 75 mph.

Start: 32.4134/-88.2421
End: 32.4172/-88.2383
1 2021  25  2240 

Jefferson

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10.40  900  30+  5 NNW Birmingham - 1 WSW Chalkville
NWS Meteorologists surveyed damage in northern Jefferson County, from Fultondale northeastward to Center Point, and determined it was the result of a strong tornado. The tornado began along Chapel Hills Parkway, where minor shingle damage to homes occurred. The tornado then tracked northeastward across Ellard Road, then directly over the Walker Chapel Road overpass on Interstate 65. It was at this interstate exit where the tornado began to intensify, snapping numerous power poles and causing substantial damage to the Hampton Inn. The damage to the hotel and surrounding area suggests EF-2 strength (winds up to 115 mph). The tornado continued northeastward, crossing Highway 31, causing mostly tree damage along the highway. As the tornado moved into more residential areas along Fulton Drive and Lykes Boulevard, substantial damage occurred with several homes being destroyed with at least one being swept off the foundation. There was also significant tree damage in the neighborhood. Next, several homes along Georgetown Lane suffered significant damage as wind breached garage doors, aiding in complete roof loss in some cases. Other damage included destroyed fences, sheds, and lofting of a hot tub (still missing as of the afternoon of the 27th). Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped. As the tornado continued toward the northeast, it paralleled Carson Road and continued causing substantial damage to homes along Meida Circle, Darlene Drive, and New Castle Road. Buildings in an industrial area along Carson Road were damaged, including a fleet of vehicles at Hurst Towing. The damage along New Castle Road was widespread with a few trees debarked or snapped half way down the trunk, and debris from homes thrown considerable distances. EF-3 caliber damage was confined to a zone from Lykes Boulevard to Meida Circle to New Castle road. The tornado began to weaken after crossing North Pine Hill Road, but still caused damage. Along Highway 79, dozens of mobile homes were damaged by falling trees in the Rusk Mobile Home Park. The tornado finally lifted near Highway 75 in Center Point, where trees and powerlines were downed near the Jefferson County Multi-Services Facility.

Start: 33.5965/-86.8256
End: 33.6598/-86.6678