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5 Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Alabama From 2/3/22 Storms

SUMMARY: 3 tornadoes were confirmed in our south-central Coverage Zones, 2 more in Elmore County which is outside of our Coverage Zone. 8 injuries and a fatality have been confirmed in Sawyerville (Hale County).

..Tornado 1: Kinterbish Tornado (Sumter County)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.47 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   900 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             12:52 PM CST
Start Location:         6 S Cuba / Sumter County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3565 / -88.3857

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               01:15 PM CST
End Location:           3 WNW Lilita / Sumter County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.5009 / -88.1832

Survey Summary:
The tornado began on Jarman Road in far southwest Sumter County
where some trees were snapped. It continued northeast and quickly
reached its maximum intensity near Jemison Street and Campbell
Street. Here numerous trees were downed and a home was shifted
off its foundation with collapse of some of its walls. The
tornado weakened by the time it crossed County Road 10, but
continued to cause timber damage on Johnson Street and Siloam
Road. Trees continued to be snapped and uprooted near the
intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 17, with a 300 yard wide
swath of downed trees reported by a landowner on Rumley Tower
Road. The tornado dissipated after crossing County Road 13.

..Tornado #2: Forkland-Sawyerville Tornado (Greene and Hale 
Counties)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    135 mph
Path Length /statute/:  25.95 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1700 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               8

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             01:38 PM CST
Start Location:         2 E Tishabee / Greene County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8585 / -87.6089

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               02:16 PM CST
End Location:           Harper Hill / Hale County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.6331 / -87.9639

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down just south of Greene County Road
69 in the Charleston Swamp east of Tishabee and west of Riverwalk
Road.  The first damage produced was along CR 69, and was limited
to trees damaging homes.  Tree damage continued as the tornado
moved off to the north-northeast, crossing Al HWY 43 before
moving over inaccessible land between HWY 43 and the Black
Warrior River.  The tornado crossed into Hale County at
approximately 1:53 PM and intensified, uprooting and mowing down 
hundreds of trees as it moved along Bass Lane near the Black
Warrior.  The tornado then moved along Mason Bend Road on a
slightly diagonal angle uprooting and snapping numerous hardwood
and softwood trees, damaging or destroying several manufactured
homes, and causing a few minor injuries.  One unoccupied single-
wide manufactured home rolled over and landed upside-down on top
of a car.  From there it continued east-northeastward, crossing
Erie Rd and CR 92 with slightly less intense damage to trees.  As
it approached AL HWY 14 just north of Sawyerville, several homes
were damaged, and one double-wide was destroyed, causing several
injuries.  The tornado turned over a fish truck causing the load
of fish to be  across the road, and deposited two pickup trucks
in a pond.  The tornado continued east-northeastward snapping and
uprooting trees as it crossed CR 17.  As it approached CR 30, the
tornado reached its maximum intensity of about 135 mph.  A double-
wide manufactured home was torn from it's anchors, lofted and
tossed approximately 50 yards across the road, causing one
fatality and 2 serious injuries.  A site-built home diagonally
across the street sustained significant roof damage and broken
glass.  A double-wide home a few hundred yards south of the first
home was split in two, with one half of the home remaining
anchored while the other half appeared to roll away.  The tornado
then crossed wooded land and pastures on either side of Big Brush
Creek, before crossing CR 21, snapping and uprooting numerous
trees along the road.  Similar but less consistent damage
continued as it crossed Raspberry and Hubbard Roads before moving
over inaccessible woods and pastures along Five Mile Creek.  The
tornado continued to weaken as it crossed AL HWY 69 near Harper
Hill, causing only sporadic tree damage.  Based on radar data the
tornado quickly dissipated past this point and may have continued
a few hundred yards into woods somewhere between Harper Hills
Road and CR 31.

..Tornado #3: Low Gap Tornado (Hale, Bibb, and 
Tuscaloosa Counties)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.08 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             02:31 PM CST
Start Location:         3 ENE Phipps / Hale County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9401 / -87.4512

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               02:42 PM CST
End Location:           3 NNW Low Gap / Tuscaloosa County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.0309 / -87.405

Survey Summary:
The tornado started just southwest of Eagle Drive off of CR49
where notable tree damage was observed. The tornado crossed CR49
just north of the intersection with Eagle Drive where it uprooted
a few trees and tore some sheet metal from the roof of a barn.
The tornado then crossed CR721 west of Low Gap where widespread tree
damage occurred. It continued onward, crossing CR707 with trees
down that had been blocking the road. The tornado track ended 
just across Lake Payne Road north of the fork with Shiloh Fire 
Tower Loop Road.

Tornadoes 4 and 5 in Elmore County are outside of our Coverage Zones but will be included for information.

..Tornado #4 Northwest Elmore County

A very brief EF0 tornado was noted just northeast of Deatsville in 
the northwest part of Elmore County. More information is to come 
once the teams get back to the office.

..Tornado #5 Northeast Elmore County

A very brief EF0 tornado was noted just northeast of Eclectic in the 
far northeast section of Elmore County. More information is to come 
once the teams get back to the office.