One more early June tornado

Three tornadoes have struck the Tennessee Valley in the month of June; that’s not unheard of, but it is not the norm! The Scottsboro Tornado and the Colbert/Lawrence Tornado have already been reported.

The latest discovery is one from Tanner on June 5th surveyed by Tony Lyza at UAH after we sent him some video posted to WHNT News 19’s Facebook page (video by Rebecca Newbill):

Rebecca Newbill - Tanner (Some Browsers Require a Click to Animate)

Rebecca Newbill – Tanner
(Some Browsers Require a Click to Animate)

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NOUS44 KHUN 171703
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1203 PM CDT TUE JUN 17 2014

…NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/05/14 SEVERE EVENT…

.GROUND SURVEYS COUPLED WITH RADAR DATA SUPPORT A VERY BRIEF
SPIN-UP TORNADO EMBEDDED WITHIN A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THAT CROSSED NORTH-CENTRAL ALABAMA ON THE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 5.
THIS TORNADO OCCURRED JUST SOUTH OF TANNER IN SOUTH-CENTRAL
LIMESTONE COUNTY.

THIS REPORT IS DELAYED DUE TO THE TIME IT TOOK TO REVEAL AND
SURVEY THE NARROW PATH OF DAMAGE.

.TANNER TORNADO…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUN 05 2014
START TIME: 4:34 PM CDT
START LOCATION: GRIFFITH ROAD /SOUTH OF TANNER/
START LAT/LON: 34.7135 / -86.9759

END DATE: JUN 05 2014
END TIME: 4:36 PM CDT
END LOCATION: WINFRED DRIVE /SOUTH OF TANNER/
END LAT/LON: 34.7130 / -86.9629

SURVEY_SUMMARY:
A VERY BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF GRIFFITH ROAD NEAR
TANNER. DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THREE RESIDENCES. AT ONE RESIDENCE…
AN 18X20-FOOT SHED WAS DESTROYED AND A FEW SHINGLES WERE PEELED OFF
THE EAST-FACING SIDE OF THE ROOF. THE TWO HOUSES ACROSS THE STREET
SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE (AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY…ONE HOUSE
HAD ALREADY BEEN REPAIRED). A FEW SNAPPED LIMBS/BRANCHES WERE NOTED
FROM TREES BEHIND THESE HOMES. THE TORNADO CROSSED STEWART ROAD WHERE
ANOTHER HOUSE SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND A PORCH PILLAR WAS
PUSHED OVER. THE TORNADO BRIEFLY REACHED MAXIMUM INTENSITY ALONG
WINFRED DRIVE WHERE THREE RESIDENCES WERE AFFECTED. TWO OF THE
RESIDENCES SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF SHINGLES AND
SOFFIT/FASCIA BEING PULLED OFF. THE THIRD RESIDENCE FEATURED
SIGNIFICANT REMOVAL OF SHINGLES AS WELL AS DESTRUCTION OF A LARGE
WELL-CONSTRUCTED 30X45-FOOT SHED. THIS DAMAGE SUPPORTS THE RATING OF
EF-1 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 90 MPH. THE TORNADO QUICKLY DISSIPATED
AFTER CROSSING WINFRED DRIVE…WITH NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE NOTED
ALONG HWY 31.

SURVEYED BY: UAH (LYZA) / REVIEWED BY: NWS HUNTSVILLE

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

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

-Jason
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