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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
345 PM CDT Sat Jun 23 2018


An upper level trough brought atmospheric conditions atypical for
June in Alabama. This feature supported more organized storms and 
led to a couple storms exhibiting rotation. One storm produced 
a tornado in Winston County that continued into Cullman County.

.Rock Creek Tornado (Winston County)...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length (Statute):  1.48 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   260 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             June 22, 2018 
Start Time:             646 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 NNW Sardis / Winston / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.2415/-87.1344 

End Date:               |June 22, 2018
End Time:               650 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NNE Sardis / Winston / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.2482/-87.1101 

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in extreme 
northeastern Winston County and determined that it was consistent 
with an EF-0 tornado. The tornado began in a wooded area just east 
of the County Road 80 bridge over Rock Creek. The tornado crossed 
County 80 where a tree was uprooted. County Road 80 criss-crossed 
the tornado's path a couple times as it moved eastward. Sporadic 
tree damage occurred with several large branches broken and a few 
trees uprooted or snapped. The roof was removed from a newer large 
shed, and tin was peeled back from a couple old barns. The tornado 
continued into Cullman County and the county warning area of the 
Huntsville forecast office just west of County Road 1069. For
information on the Cullman County portion of the track, please visit
the National Weather Service Huntsville webpage.

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. 


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