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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL  
701 PM CST FRI JAN 13 2023  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/12/2023 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #1
 
 
   
UPDATE
 
THIS UPDATE IS TO INCLUDE STORM SURVEYS FROM CONECUH,  
COVINGTON, AND CRENSHAW COUNTIES. DETAILS ARE ALSO PROVIDED ABOUT  
A LARGE SWATH OF STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE PRODUCED BY ONE  
SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM. ADDITIONAL UPDATES MAY BE NEEDED AFTER  
HIGH RESOLUTION DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE AND IS ANALYZED.  
   
CONECUH COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.94 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/12/2023  
START TIME: 01:54 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 2 N NYMPH / CONECUH COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.3616 / -86.9346  
 
END DATE: 01/12/2023  
END TIME: 01:55 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 NNE NYMPH / CONECUH COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.3659 / -86.9195  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 3/4 OF A MILE EAST  
OF NYMPH ROAD, WHERE SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS WERE DOWNED. IT  
CONTINUED TO MOVE TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST, CROSSING COUNTY ROAD 29,  
WHERE IT UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST  
NORTHEAST OF COUNTY ROAD 29.  
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CONECUH COUNTY EMA FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH  
THIS SURVEY.  
   
CRENSHAW COUNTY TOR
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.36 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 80 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 01/12/2023  
START TIME: 02:46 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 4 WNW PINE LEVEL / CRENSHAW COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.505 / -86.2428  
 
END DATE: 01/12/2023  
END TIME: 02:47 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 3 WNW PINE LEVEL / CRENSHAW COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.5068 / -86.2372  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF OLD UNION ROAD AND MOVED TO  
THE NORTHEAST. AS IT CROSSED OLD UNION ROAD, IT MOVED THROUGH A  
GROVE OF TREES WHERE DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. IT  
CONTINUED BRIEFLY TO THE NORTHEAST FOR A TENTH OF A MILE BEFORE  
LIFTING.  
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CRENSHAW COUNTY EMA FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE  
WITH THIS SURVEY.  
   
WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE
 
 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PROGRESSED ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA  
THE AFTERNOON OF JANUARY 12TH, 2023 FROM 1:40 PM CST THROUGH 2:50  
PM CST. THIS SUPERCELL PRODUCED AN EXTENSIVE SWATH OF SPORADIC TO  
WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH OF ITS RFD  
(REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT) THROUGH CENTRAL CONECUH, NORTHERN  
COVINGTON, AND SOUTHERN CRENSHAW COUNTIES. WIND SPEEDS WERE  
ESTIMATED ANYWHERE FROM 60 TO 90 MPH ALONG ITS PATH. THE WIND  
DAMAGE SWATH INITIALLY BEGAN NEAR I-65 WEST OF CASTLEBERRY,  
CONTINUED EAST INTO RED LEVEL AND THEN EVENTUALLY MADE ITS WAY  
INTO FAR SOUTHEASTERN CRENSHAW COUNTY. THE MOST NOTABLE WIND  
DAMAGE WAS ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN CRENSHAW COUNTY WHERE NUMEROUS PINE  
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED TO THE SOUTH OF THE TORNADO  
PATH ALONG OLD UNION ROAD. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT WAS ALSO  
OVERTURNED IN THIS AREA. THE SWATH OF WIND DAMAGE LIKELY CONTINUED  
EAST INTO COFFEE COUNTY.  
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COVINGTON EMA, AND CRENSHAW AND CONECUH  
EMAS, FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.  
 

 
 
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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