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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL  
1225 PM CDT SAT AUG 29 2020  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/28/2020 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
SURVEYS CONFIRM TWO TORNADOES IN CULLMAN AND MORGAN COUNTY.  
   
NW CULLMAN
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 87 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.56 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 115.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/28/2020  
START TIME: 05:27 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 NE SARDIS / CULLMAN COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 34.2436 / -87.1019  
 
END DATE: 08/28/2020  
END TIME: 05:36 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5 WNW WEST POINT / CULLMAN COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 34.2865 / -87.0201  
 
SUMMARY: NWS HUNTSVILLE STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT THE DAMAGE IN  
NORTHWESTERN CULLMAN COUNTY WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO  
WITH WINDS OF 87 MPH.  
 
IT APPEARED AT THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR CR 1069 WHERE IT CAUSED  
MINOR DAMAGE TO A FARM BUILDING AND  
KNOCKED DOWN SEVERAL SMALL TO LARGE TREE BRANCHES. DAMAGE WAS  
NOTED FAR OFF ON A PATH BETWEEN CR 1069 AND CR 1059. AT CR  
1059 SEVERAL TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THE MOST  
INTENSE DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH TWO SMALL FARM STRUCTURES THAT WERE  
DESTROYED AND A SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME THAT WAS KNOCKED OFF ITS  
PIERS BUT REMAINED UPRIGHT. THE MOBILE HOME REMAINED ATTACHED TO  
ITS STRAPS AND THE STRAPS TO I-BEAMS. HOWEVER ONE I-BEAM AND ONE  
STRAP WERE DISLODGED ON THE FRONT END OF THE MOBILE HOME.  
 
THE TORNADO CONTINUED BETWEEN CR 1059 AND CR 1082 NEAR THE CR  
1083 INTERSECTION WHERE SOME MORE LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE  
TORNADO LIKELY CONTINUED BETWEEN CR 1082 AND SR 157 AND THEN  
LIFTED BEFORE REACHING SR 157.  
   
EVA
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 84 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.22 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/28/2020  
START TIME: 05:58 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 SE EVA / CULLMAN COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 34.3062 / -86.7245  
 
END DATE: 08/28/2020  
END TIME: 06:03 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 ESE EVA / MORGAN COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 34.3085 / -86.7221  
 
SUMMARY: NWS HUNTSVILLE AND MORGAN COUNTY EMA STORM SURVEY  
DETERMINED DAMAGE NEAR EVA, OR NEAR THE CULLMAN COUNTY AND MORGAN  
COUNTY LINE, WAS CONSISTENT WITH A STRONG EF-0 TORNADO WITH WINDS  
OF 84 MPH.  
 
THE TORNADO ITSELF APPEARED TO HAVE A VERY SMALL  
VORTEX IN THE MAGNITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 30 TO 50 YARDS. THE  
TORNADO APPEARED TO TOUCH DOWN ON THE CULLMAN COUNTY SIDE WHERE  
IT CAUSED TREE DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF LARGE BRANCHES BEING KNOCKED  
DOWN. THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED DAMAGE WAS NOTED ON THE MORGAN COUNTY  
SIDE, ON PENTECOST RD. WHERE THE TORNADO DESTROYED A SMALL STORAGE  
STRUCTURE BUILT FROM CINDER BLOCKS. THIS SMALL STRUCTURE APPEARED TO BE  
UNANCHORED AND NOT REINFORCED WHICH LED TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE  
WALLS AND THE ROOF. VIDEO EVIDENCE FROM THIS LOCATION ALSO SAW  
VEHICLES BEING LIFTED UP AND SAT DOWN AND A BOAT BEING LIFTED UP  
AND PUSHED ABOUT 3 FT FROM ITS LOCATION.  
 
THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED IN A FIELD NORTH OF PENTECOST RD.  
 
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 200MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH  
 
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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