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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
550 PM CDT FRI MAY 10 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR 05/09/2019 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #1...

.UPDATE...2 BRIEF EF-1 TORNADOES FOUND IN MARSHALL AND DEKALB
COUNTIES.

.GAINES CIRCLE TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    0.48  MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     25 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               05/09/2019
START TIME:               1:30 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           6 NE ALBERTVILLE / MARSHALL CO / AL
START LAT/LON:            34.3220 / -86.1166

END DATE:                 05/09/2019
END TIME:                 1:32 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             6 NE ALBERTVILLE / MARSHALL CO / AL
END_LAT/LON:              34.3220 / -86.1089

THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH A SNAPPED TREE NEAR A
BEND AT GAINES CIRCLE. THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THREE 
BARNS OR SHEDS. A NUMBER OF PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED NEAR THE 
INTERSECTION OF GAINES CIRCLE AND GAINES DRIVE. ADDITIONAL TREES 
WERE SNAPPED ALONG GAINES CIRCLE BEFORE THE INTERSECTION WITH OLD 
MCVILLE ROAD. NO FURTHER DAMAGE WAS OBSERVABLE EAST OF OLD MCVILLE
RD PAST THE MARSHALL AND DEKALB CO LINE. 

THE TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED AND STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE 
TO THE ROOF OF A HOUSE AND A BARN ON CR 569. MORE MINOR DAMAGE 
OCCURRED TO A HOUSE AND A TREE ALONG CR 3. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT 
DAMAGE WAS TO A SHED BEHIND A HOUSE FARTHER EAST ON CR 569 WHERE 
THE ROOF AND WALLS WERE UPLIFTED AND PUSHED INTO THE YARD. THIS 
DAMAGE WAS MORE SPORADIC AND SPREAD OUT COMPARED TO THE DAMAGE 
ALONG GAINES CIRCLE, AND THEREFORE IS DETERMINED TO BE STRAIGHT LINE 
WIND DAMAGE. WE APPRECIATE THE ASSISTANCE FROM THE MARSHALL CO AND
DEKALB CO EMAS. 

.PEAKS CORNER...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    0.57 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     25 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               05/09/2019
START TIME:               1:55 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           3 SSE FYFFE / DEKALB CO / AL
START LAT/LON:            34.4047 / -85.8803

END DATE:                 05/09/2019
END TIME:                 1:57 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             3 SE FYFFE / DEKALB CO / AL
END_LAT/LON:              34.4040 / -85.8703

THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS TO A BARN NEAR THE BEND IN CR 
311. THE BARN WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY COLLAPSED AND SEVERAL NEARBY 
TREES JUST EAST OF HERE WERE SNAPPED. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE 
WAS TO TWO POULTRY HOUSES NEAR THE CORNER OF CR 311 AND CR 50. 
HALF OF ONE POULTRY HOUSE WAS COLLAPSED AND THE ROOFING OF THE 
SECOND WAS PEELED AWAY. HOWEVER, DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME ACROSS 
THE STREET WAS MINIMAL, EXCEPT FOR A BULGE IN THE WALL IN THE 
HOME. THE ONLY OTHER DAMAGE SPOTTED WAS FURTHER EAST ALONG CR 446 
WHERE A SHED WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND THE DEBRIS SPREAD OVER A
QUARTER OF A MILE. NO OTHER DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED EAST OF THIS 
LOCATION. WE APPRECIATE THE ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEKALB CO EMA. 

.STATE LINE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.58 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/09/2019
START TIME:             12:46 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 N HAZEL GREEN / MADISON COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          34.9901 / -86.5661

END DATE:               05/09/2019
END TIME:               12:52 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 N HAZEL GREEN / LINCOLN COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.0172 / -86.5352

SUMMARY: 

A NWS SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THE DAMAGE IN NORTHERN
MADISON AND SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY WAS THE RESULT OF AN 
EF-0 TORNADO.  

AS NOTED ON KHTX, A COUPLET QUICKLY TIGHTENED WEST OF
HAZEL GREEN WHICH PROMPTED A TORNADO WARNING.  AS THE COUPLET
PROGRESSED TOWARD US 231, A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF
HUNTER RD, WHICH BISECTS THE ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE STATE LINE. 
THE TORNADO INITIALLY CAUSED MINOR LARGE LIMB DAMAGE SOUTH OF
HUNTER RD, BUT INTENSIFIED SLIGHTLY ON THE TENNESSEE SIDE OF
HUNTER RD.  THE MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF THIS TORNADO WAS NOTED IN
THIS AREA WHERE 2 LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED.  THE UPROOTED 
TREES HEAVILY DAMAGED ONE HOME ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HUNTER RD. 

THE TORNADO PROGRESSED TOWARD OLD QUICK RD, WHERE ANOTHER LARGE 
TREE WAS UPROOTED. IT THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST TOWARD THE JUNCTION 
OF JEANS RD AND QUICK SCHOOL RD, WHERE IT STARTED TO WEAKEN. 
SPORATIC LARGE LIMB DAMAGE WERE THE MAIN DAMAGE INDICATORS IN THIS
LOCATION. THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED AND DISSIPATED VERY CLOSE TO 
LINCOLN RD, IN THE MASON BRANCH CREEK AREA. 

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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