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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL  
837 PM CST SUN JAN 15 2023  
   
.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0805 AM TORNADO DELMAR 34.17N 87.61W  
01/12/2023 WINSTON AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF DELMAR NEAR  
COUNTY RD 20 WHERE TIMBER DAMAGE WAS  
OBSERVED IN ADDITION TO MINOR STRUCTURAL  
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO  
A HEAVILY WOODED AREA NEAR TANYARD CREEK  
THEN CROSSING COUNTY RD 28 WHERE TREES WERE  
UPROOTED. THE WIDTH HERE WAS APPROXIMATELY  
150 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
NORTHEAST INTO ADDITIONAL HEAVILY WOODED  
AREAS NEAR CLEAR CREEK THEN IMPACTING A  
RESIDENCE ON COUNTY RD 432 UPROOTING AND  
SNAPPING TREES, CAUSING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE,  
AND OVERTURNING AN RV. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
TO GROW IN WIDTH AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST,  
APPROXIMATELY 425 YARDS WIDE AS IT CROSSED  
MACEDONIA RD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO CAUSE  
ADDITIONAL TIMBER DAMAGE IN A HEAVILY WOODED  
AREA BEFORE IT IMPACTED A FARM NEAR COUNTY  
RD 55 AND 3182. HERE THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF  
DAMAGE OCCURRED AS TWO LARGE CHICKEN COOPS  
WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN ADDITION TO AT  
LEAST 3 OTHER FARM BUILDINGS. NEARBY  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO AT LEAST 4  
RESIDENCES. ADJACENT TIMBER DAMAGE ALSO  
OCCURRED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
EAST-NORTHEAST TOWARD HIGHWAY 195 WHERE IT  
DISSIPATED BEFORE CROSSING COUNTY RD 6 WHERE  
NO FURTHER DAMAGE COULD BE FOUND. AROUND 25  
STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO THE TORNADO.  
EF2 TORNADO WAS 9.18 MILES LONG AND WAS 425  
YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.  
 
0924 AM TORNADO EMELLE 32.73N 88.31W  
01/12/2023 SUMTER AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
*** 1 INJ ***  
THIS TORNADO BEGAN NEAR SUMTER 24 UPROOTING  
TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST  
ALONG SUMTER 24 WHERE IT DESTROYED A GRAIN  
BIN NEAR RAMSEY LANE ALONG WITH SNAPPING AND  
UPROOTING A FEW MORE SOFTWOOD TREES. THE  
TORNADO MOVED THROUGH EMELLE WHERE IT CAUSED  
DAMAGE TO ROOFS IN THE COMMUNITY ALONG WITH  
UPROOTING AND SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES. THE  
TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 AND TOOK THE ROOF  
OFF OF A HOME AND DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING  
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 74 AND  
SUNLIGHT CHURCH ROAD. THE TORNADO WAS AT  
IT`S STRONGEST INTENSITY AT THIS POINT WITH  
A MAX WIND OF 120 MPH. THE TORNADO CROSSED  
HIGHWAY 39 AND DESTROYED A MOBILE HOME ON  
HODGES PLACE ROAD. THE TORNADO ENDED JUST  
EAST OF SUMTER 21 UPROOTING AND SNAPPING A  
FEW MORE TREES ALONG THE WAY. AT LEAST 3  
DOZEN STRUCTURES SUFFERED VARYING DEGREES OF  
DAMAGE.  
 
0954 AM TORNADO 1 NW EUTAW 32.85N 87.90W  
01/12/2023 GREENE AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
AT LEAST 60 STRUCTURES SUFFERED VARYING  
DEGREES OF DAMAGE AND SIGNIFICANT TREE  
DAMAGE OCCURRED. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 38.76  
MILES LONG AND WAS 600 YARDS WIDE AT ITS  
WIDEST POINT.  
 
1047 AM TORNADO 2 S DUFFY'S BEND 32.62N 87.75W  
01/12/2023 HALE AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A REMOTE AREA OF  
HALE COUNTY, NEAR CLEMENTS BEND ON THE BLACK  
WARRIOR RIVER. FROM THERE, IT MOVED  
EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS CR-35, WHERE DOWNED  
NUMEROUS TREES ON A FARM NEAR THE STATE  
CATTLE RANCH. FROM THERE, IT CONTINUED TO  
SNAP AND UPROOT NUMEROUS TREES IN A LARGELY  
RURAL AREA, BEFORE CAUSING CONSIDERABLE  
DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF A HOUSE ALONG AL-69.  
THE TORNADO GREW TO EF-2 STRENGTH AS IT  
APPROACHED THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CITY OF  
GREENSBORO. AT AL-25, IT SNAPPED AND  
UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES, ROLLED AND  
DESTROYED A SINGLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME,  
AND CAUSED LIGHTER DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHER  
STRUCTURES. THE REMAINING DAMAGE ALONG THE  
PATH WAS MOSTLY TO TIMBER, INCLUDING ALONG  
AL-61 JUST SOUTHEAST OF GREENSBORO, AND  
AL-14 JUST EAST OF THE CITY. THE TORNADO  
THEN WEAKENED TO HIGH EF-0 TO LOW EF- 1  
STRENGTH AS IT MOVED INTO PERRY COUNTY NEAR  
GRIFFIN CEMETERY ROAD, AND ULTIMATELY  
DISSIPATED AFTER SNAPPING OFF ITS FINAL FEW  
TREES ON MORGAN SPRINGS ROAD. AT LEAST 30  
STRUCTURES SUFFERED VARYING DEGREES OF  
DAMAGE.  
 
1130 AM TORNADO 1 E ELLARDS 32.81N 87.24W  
01/12/2023 PERRY AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR THE CAHABA RIVER WEST  
OF NATIONAL FOREST ROAD 401D (NF-401D) AND  
BARTON ROAD BASED ON RADAR ESTIMATION OF A  
TDS. IT DEVELOPED QUICKLY INTO A HIGH END  
EF-0 BY THE TIME IT BRUSHED DOUBLE BRANCH RD  
AS IT MOVED EAST-NORTHEASTERLY OVER THE  
FOREST. AS IT CROSSED FIRE TOWER ROAD, IT  
REACHED MAXIMUM EF-1 INTENSITY OF 105 MPH  
BASED ON SCORES OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED PINE  
TREES RIGHT ON THE RIDGE. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED OVER FORESTED LAND BEFORE CROSSING  
PAWTUCKY ROAD, WHERE SEVERAL PINES AND  
HARDWOODS WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO THEN  
BEGAN TO WEAKEN AS IT APPROACHED AND CROSSED  
ALABAMA HIGHWAY 219 NORTH OF THE BIBB/PERRY  
COUNTY LINE. THE DECAYING TORNADO CONTINUED  
EASTWARD ACROSS U.S. HIGHWAY 82, WHERE STORM  
CHASER VIDEO SHOWED A WEAK CIRCULATION  
CROSSING THE HIGHWAY. DISSIPATION OCCURRED  
ABOUT ONE MILE EAST OF THE HIGHWAY.  
 
1204 PM TORNADO 1 ENE ORRVILLE 32.32N 87.22W  
01/12/2023 DALLAS AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
*** 2 INJ ***  
AN EF2 TORNADO MOVED ACROSS DALLAS COUNTY  
FOR OVER 22 MILES AND PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT  
DAMAGE IN SELMA.  
 
1248 PM TORNADO 2 ESE VIDA JUNCTION 32.56N 86.64W  
01/12/2023 AUTAUGA AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
*** 7 FATAL, 16 INJ ***  
A LONG TRACK TORNADO AFFECTED 5 COUNTIES IN  
CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS OVER  
76 MILES LONG AND WAS 1500 YARDS WIDE AT ITS  
WIDEST POINT.  
 
0208 PM TORNADO 1 WSW WHITE PLAINS 32.99N 85.41W  
01/12/2023 CHAMBERS AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
THE START POINT WAS A BIT UNCERTAIN DUE TO  
SPORADIC TIMBER DAMAGE AROUND FIVE POINTS,  
BUT APPEARS TO BE NEAR COUNTY ROAD 114 WEST  
OF HIGHWAY 431 TO THE SOUTHWEST OF FIVE  
POINTS. NORTHEAST OF FIVE POINTS, THE  
TORNADO INTENSIFIED, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING  
MANY TREES ALONG COUNTY ROAD 267 AND CAUSING  
ROOF DAMAGE TO A BARN. THE SWATH OF TIMBER  
DAMAGE BECAME ALMOST A MILE WIDE ALONG  
COUNTY ROADS 281 AND 282 AND AT LEAST ONE  
RESIDENCE THERE SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE. THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED TO INTENSIFY AS IT CROSSED  
COUNTY ROAD 268 WHERE LARGE SWATHS OF PINE  
TREES WERE SNAPPED. A MANUFACTURED HOME WAS  
COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND BLOWN DOWNSTREAM  
NEAR COUNTY ROAD 278; THANKFULLY THE FAMILY  
WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME. MOST OF THE  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE HAPPENED ALONG COUNTY ROAD  
284. A COUPLE RESIDENCES SUFFERED  
SIGNIFICANT SHINGLE DAMAGE, ONE HAD SIDING  
DAMAGE, AND A MANUFACTURED HOME HAD ITS  
PORCH RIPPED OFF, IMPACTING ITS WALLS.  
ANOTHER MANUFACTURED BUILDING WAS BLOWN OFF  
ITS FOOTINGS. ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT SWATH OF  
SNAPPED PINES WAS OBSERVED ON COUNTY ROAD  
283, SOME SNAPPED OFF ONLY A COUPLE FEET OFF  
THE GROUND. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED INTO  
GEORGIA, CONTINUING TO SNAP TREES ALONG WEST  
POINT LAKE.  
 
0325 PM TORNADO 2 S DOSTER 31.63N 85.67W  
01/12/2023 BARBOUR AL NWS STORM SURVEY  
 
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR  
BETHEL ON SUTTON DAIRY RD CAUSING TIMBER  
DAMAGE NEAR BUCK BRANCH. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO A HEAVILY WOODED  
AREA AND CAUSED CONTINUED TIMBER DAMAGE NEAR  
DEWEY IVEY RD, SNAPPING NUMEROUS PINES.  
ADDITIONAL DAMAGE DOWNSTREAM OCCURRED NEAR  
FARM STRUCTURES NEAR HUEY FAULK RD. A HOME  
SUSTAINED DAMAGE DUE TO A FALLEN TREE ON  
COUNTY RD 15. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
NORTHEAST TOWARDS TEALS CROSSROADS WHERE  
ADDITIONAL TIMBER DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR  
ROBERTS RD. SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS  
OBSERVED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
EAST-NORTHEAST CROSSING COUNTY RD 33 AND  
TURNER RD BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR HIGHWAY  
10. EF1 TORNADO WAS 10.96 MILES LONG AND WAS  
900 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.  
 

 
 

 
 
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