The National Weather Service in Huntsville stated Thursday that a second tornado touched down in Cullman County, near Fairview and Baileyton, on Wednesday night.
The first tornado touched down at roughly 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in an area near I-65 and US 31.
The second tornado touched down in northeast Cullman County, near Fairview and Baileyton, about three hours after the first tornado.
Below is additional information about this tornado from the National Weather Service.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 231 PM CDT Fri Mar 19 2021 ...NWS Damage Survey For 3/17/2021 Tornado Event - Update #1... .Update...Updated Fairview tornado track to extend the track to the southwest. Additional information is still required for damage in the Gold Ridge area because that may overlap somewhat with the Fairview tornado track. .Fairview Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph Path Length /statute/: 8.47 miles Path Width /maximum/: 150 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 03/17/2021 Start Time: 9:31 PM CDT Start Location: 5 SW Fairview / Cullman County / AL Start Lat/Lon: 34.1997 / -86.7521 End Date: 03/17/2021 End Time: 9:43 PM CDT End Location: 2 WNW Baileyton / Cullman County / AL End Lat/Lon: 34.2761 / -86.6398 Summary: Additional surveying on Friday March 19 indicates that 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. 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 200mph EF5...Violent...>200mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ Carcione/Amin/Chace