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ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-260945-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL  
345 PM CST WED JAN 25 2023  
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/12/2023 TORNADO EVENT- UPDATE #1
 
 
   
UPDATE
 
TO INCLUDE PISGAH TORNADO  
   
PISGAH
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 76 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.3415 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 70.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/12/2023  
START TIME: 03:38 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 3 NE PISGAH / JACKSON COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 34.7083 / -85.8125  
 
END DATE: 01/12/2023  
END TIME: 03:41 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 5 NE PISGAH / JACKSON COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 34.7233 / -85.776  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A POST STORM ASSESSMENT, WITH IMAGES PROVIDED BY JACKSON COUNTY  
EMA, SHOWED DAMAGED CONSISTENT WITH A SHORT-LIVED EF-0 TORNADO IN  
EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY. THIS ASSESSMENT WAS CROSS REFERENCED WITH  
NWS WSR-88D DATA FROM HYTOP, AL. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO HAVE  
BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN BETWEEN PISGAH AND ROSALIE NEAR CR-151 AND  
CR-58. DAMAGE TO A METAL ROOF ON A FARM BUILDING ROOF WAS OBSERVED  
AT THIS LOCATION. THE WEAK TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST TOWARD  
CR-126 WHERE MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND HARDWOOD TREE UPROOTS WERE  
NOTED ON A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE PROPERTY. THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED  
NEAR CR-361 AFTER IT CAUSED HARDWOOD TREE DAMAGE.  
 

 
 
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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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