12 Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Alabama From 3/30/22 Event

* Tornado #9: Faunsdale Tornado (Marengo County)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.03 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   180 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             10:25 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 SW Faunsdale / Marengo County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4512 / -87.6053

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               10:27 PM CDT
End Location:           Faunsdale / Marengo County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.4611 / -87.5925

Survey Summary:
A brief tornado began in an open field just south of Hinton Road
near Faunsdale. Large branches were broken from hardwood trees
along a treeline in the field while some were uprooted in the
yard of a family residence on Hinton Road. The tornado continue
northeast through open pasture before reaching the small town of
Faunsdale. A majority of the damage was focused along Main St
where the roof and an exterior wall was removed from the
Faunsdale Bar and Grill. Surrounding structures sustained partial
roof removal and tin panels were peeled back from the roof of a
metal warehouse structure. Minor tree damage was also noted in
this area. The tornado began to lift shortly after as it crossed
Church St where a few branches were snapped.  

* Tornado #10: Safford Tornado (Dallas County)

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.76 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             10:43 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 ENE Safford / Dallas County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2915 / -87.3469

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               10:46 PM CDT
End Location:           3 S Bogue Chitto / Dallas County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.317 / -87.3108

Survey Summary:
A short-lived tornado began about 1 mile east of the Safford
community along County Road 113 near the intersection of Alabama
Highway 22. Sporadic downed limbs and uprooted trees were noted
at this location. The tornado moved northeast and destroyed a
barn as it crossed Alabama Highway 22. Debris was thrown several
hundred yards downstream to the edge of a forested area. The
tornado weakened and dissipated as it reached County Road 109. 

Tornado #11: Chelsea Farms Tornado (Shelby County)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.52 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   134 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             11:58 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 S Chelsea / Shelby County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2649 / -86.6431

End Date:               03/31/2022
End Time:               12:06 AM CDT
End Location:           3 ESE Chelsea / Shelby County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.3125 / -86.5908

Survey Summary:
The tornado touched down within the Chelsea Farms community where
numerous softwood tress were snapped and uprooted. It quickly 
moved northeast crossing County Road 69 near the intersection of 
Twelve Oak Circle, hitting a power substation and destroying 
several hundred feet of pasture fencing. Further downstream, the 
tornado reached its maximum intensity crossing County Roads 333 
and 47, where several outbuildings were destroyed. There was also
damage to numerous houses where roofing materials were lifted and
sustained heavy damage. As the tornado continued northeast, it 
crossed County Road 49 where additional hard and softwood trees 
were snapped and uprooted and a barn lost a majority of the outer
walls. The tornado began to lift along Pumpkin Swamp Road where 
additional hard and softwood trees were uprooted.

Tornado #12: Lowndesboro Tornado (Lowndes County)

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.89 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/31/2022
Start Time:             12:09 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 S Lowndesboro / Lowndes County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2663 / -86.6128

End Date:               03/31/2022
End Time:               12:13 AM CDT
End Location:           2 N Lowndesboro / Lowndes County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.3067 / -86.6014

Survey Summary:
A tornado began at Fice Cemetery along Highway 80 on the south
side of Lowndesboro, where a couple of trees were snapped. The
tornado strengthened as it moved northward toward the center of
town along Broad Street. At Lowndes Academy, one building lost
its metal roof. Numerous historic homes sustained minor roof
damage, and a couple dozen very large mature trees were uprooted
at these homes. Only one home sustained partial roof removal due
to uplift along the front porch. The tornado weakened as it moved
north of the historic district and eventually dissipated near the
intersection of Broad Street and Brown Hill Road.