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EF-1 (Green Hill) Tornado Survey Summary

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
424 PM CST Thu Feb 13 2020

...NWS Damage Survey for 02/12/2020 Tornado Event...

.Green Hill Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      100 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    3.75 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     400 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               02/12/2020
Start time:               5:13 PM CST
Start location:           7 NNE Killen, Lauderdale County, Alabama
Start Lat/Lon:            34.9674 / -87.5054

End date:                 02/12/2020
End time:                 5:17 PM CST
End location:             3 WNW Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama
End Lat/Lon:              34.9837 / -87.4424

Survey Summary: An EF-1 tornado touched down west of Lauderdale
County Road 25, in the Green Hill community, during the evening of
February 12, 2020. Trees in a forested area west of CR 25 were
snapped and uprooted. Structural damage occurred near the
intersection of CR 25 and Turrentine Road, where part of the roof
on a single-family home was removed, a cinderblock shed was
demolished, and two smaller sheds were completely destroyed. The
tornado continued northeast to the intersection of CR 363 and 144,
where most of the trees surrounding a single-family home were
snapped or uprooted. The tornado appeared to weaken somewhat as it
continued northeast to the intersection of CR 33 and 39, where
shingles were blown off several single-family homes and more trees
were snapped or uprooted. Numerous trees were snapped and
uprooted along CR 39, further northeast along CR 369, and again on
CR 39 as that road turns to the north. The last evidence of
damage with the tornado was to a single-family home along CR 464.

Note: There were other pockets of isolated damage near the
tornado, but that were too far from the concentrated path of winds
to be included within the tornado path. These are considered to
be straight-line wind damage. In addition, damage resumed within a
few thousand feet of the Tennessee state line. After discussion
with the National Weather Service in Nashville, this is thought to
be straight-line wind damage.

EF Scale:  The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies Tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 MPH
EF5...Violent...>200 MPH

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.