The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirmed 6 tornadoes tracked across north Alabama on Easter Sunday (April 15, 2020). Combined with 13 storm surveys from central Alabama confirm there were 19 in Alabama in our Coverage Area.

In North Alabama there were 3 in Cullman County, 1 in Marshall County and 3 in DeKalb County


Johnson’s Crossing

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.42 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             09:00 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 S Good Hope / Cullman County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0736 / -86.8747

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               09:09 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NW Hanceville / Cullman County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.0937 / -86.7835

Summary: The tornado touched down just west of Beech Grove Road
just south of Good Hope before crossing Interstate 65 near mile
marker 302 where dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. The
tornado continued on an east-northeast track crossing County Road
490 and County Road 573 uprooting dozens more trees. As the
tornado neared Highway 31 along Day Gap Road, it intensified and
removed the roof from a single wide trailer and caused more
concentrated tree damage. The tornado crossed Highway 31 and
continue to the east-northeast causing damage to a gas station and
uprooting or snapping several more trees. The tornado lifted just
east of County Road 599.

Walter

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   350.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             09:12 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NW Chamblees Mill / Cullman County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1239 / -86.7087

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               09:16 PM CDT
End Location:           4 SW Holly Pond / Cullman County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.1337 / -86.6669

Summary: The tornado touched down just east of County Road 640
near the Duck River and move to the northeast. Along its path, it
uprooted numerous trees and removed the metal roofing on a chicken
house as it move across County Road 645. The tornado intensified
as it cross County Road 703 and removed the roof of a home.
Another home along County Road 781 had its roof removed. The
tornado continued briefly to the northeast, uprooting more trees
and removing the metal roofing of a barn. The tornado lifted just
east of County Road 771 near Buzzard Branch.

Welti

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.35 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   70.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             09:11 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NNE Hanceville / Cullman County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1329 / -86.7377

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               09:12 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NNE Hanceville / Cullman County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.1297 / -86.733

Summary: A brief tornado touched down near the junction of County
Road 749 and County Road 747 just south of the Welti Community.
The tornado moved to the southeast where it uprooted several trees
and destroyed a small shed. It cross 747 and uprooted a few more
trees before lifting east of 747 near Glasscock Creek.

Boaz

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    132 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.21 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   440.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             06:22 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 SSE Boaz / Marshall County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1891 / -86.1505

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               06:33 PM CDT
End Location:           3 S Crossville / DeKalb County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.2383 / -86.0019

Summary:
A National Weather Service storm assessment team
determined the damage in Boaz, AL was consistent with a strong
EF2 tornado with winds of around 130 mph.

The tornado in Marshall County likely touched down west of HWY 431,
south of Denson Ave. It quickly intensified to its peak strength
as it crossed HWY 431 and plowed through a neighborhood north of
Roden Rd. Nearly every single home (dozens) in this neighborhood
experienced some degree of damage. The most intense damage was
noted from two separate single family homes. The first home, with
most devastating damage, was completely destroyed and was mostly
taken off its foundation with only two small interior rooms
remaining, where the residents took shelter. It was noted however
that the anchorage system for the home appeared to be non-
existent with no bolts observed to the foundation crawl space
piers. This led to a much lower expected value for storm damage of
this magnitude. The second heavily damaged home had damage
indicators more in line with a strong EF2 tornado. This home,
also on Lee Ave, experienced a collapse of exterior walls, likely
occurring after the roof was taken off.

The tornado continued on an east to northeast track across and
along Bethsaida Rd causing numerous trees to snap or be
uprooted. Several houses appeared to have had shingle roof
damage. The tornado continued in the southern DeKalb County and
caused sporadic tree damage before it dissipated near the
intersection of CR 29 and CR 26.

Collinsville

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.56 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   110.0 yards

Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             10:22 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 NNE Collinsville / DeKalb County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.2744 / -85.856

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               10:28 PM CDT
End Location:           4 NE Collinsville / DeKalb County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.2988 / -85.8027

Summary: National Weather Service Huntsville storm assessment
team determined the sporadic and minor damage near Collinsville
was caused by an EF-0 Tornado. Damage indicators at touch down
were noted as several trees were uprooted along and just east of
N. Valley Ave. Large branches were snapped off trees as the
tornado tracked east of CR 822 before destroying a small barn
shed along CR 853.

Shiloh/Higdon

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      95 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    1.95 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     154 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               04/12/2020
Start time:               9:50 PM CDT
Start location:           1 SE Higdon / DeKalb County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:            34.8349 / -85.612

End date:                 04/12/2020
End time:                 9:54 PM CDT
End location:             3 ESE Higdon / DeKalb County / Alabama
End Lat/Lon:              34.8372 / -85.5789

Survey Summary: The tornado touched down half a mile to the west
of Shiloh Community Church, damaging a barn. The tornado moved
eastward along County Road 814 approaching the community of
Shiloh. The greatest structural damage occurred at the church,
with large sections of roof being damaged, and the walkway
covering being removed from the church. At this point the tornado
was at its widest, at 154 yards. The tornado continued moving to
the east toward the Alabama/Georgia state line. Along the
remainder of the path, relatively minor damage occurred to several
mobile homes, peeling back metal from the roofs, and snapping
both hardwood and softwood trees. The tornado was EF-1 strength at
its highest intensity near Shiloh Community Church, with wind
speeds of 95 mph. The tornado further strengthened and became
larger in size after it crossed into Northwestern Georgia.