NWS storm damage survey determines a tornado touched down in Cullman and Morgan counties Wednesday

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307 PM CST Thu Mar 1 2018

…Public Information Statement…

…NWS Damage Survey For 02/28/18 Tornado Event…

.Northeast Cullman Tornado…

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length /statute/: 1.34 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 02/28/2018
Start Time: 04:46 PM CST
Start Location: 3 SE Eva / Cullman County / AL
Start Lat/Lon: 34.2948 / -86.7239

End Date: 02/28/2018
End Time: 04:48 PM CST
End Location: 3 ESE Eva / Cullman County / AL
End Lat/Lon: 34.3059 / -86.7054

Summary: A very weak and short lived tornado touched down
Wednesday evening between Eva and Fairview in northeast Cullman
county. The tornado first touched down along CR 1526. Here several
trees had damage including large limbs snapped and a few small
trees were uprooted. A home sustained shingle and gutter damage
in this area.

The tornado moved northeast crossing CR 1527. Here some shallow
rooted trees were pushed over with others having limbs snapped.
The tornado reached a maximum intensity of around 75 mph as it
crossed CR 1542. A rather large barn sustained significant roof
damage. A nearby home had its porch damaged when the roof
sustained partial uplift and movement.

Another barn in an adjacent field also sustained substantial
damage with most of the roof being pulled off and damage to at
least one supporting side. The tornado lifted in a field just
south of Pentecost Road along the Cullman-Morgan County line.

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

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

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