Saturday, June 8, 2024

Another Tornado Track Found From June 5 Damaging Wind Event

 Here is a link to the prior two tornado tracks found in Bexar and Winfield. No injuries from this event. 


NOUS44 KHUN 071902



Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

202 PM CDT Fri Jun 7 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/05/2024 Tornado Event...

.Overton Farm Tornado ...

Rating:                 EF1

Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph

Path Length /statute/:  12.86 miles

Path Width /maximum/:   225 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/05/2024

Start Time:             07:06 PM CDT

Start Location:         4 WNW Hodges / Franklin County / AL

Start Lat/Lon:          34.3494 / -87.9908

End Date:               06/05/2024

End Time:               07:25 PM CDT

End Location:           7 WSW Russellville / Franklin County / AL

End Lat/Lon:            34.4879 / -87.8479

Survey Summary:

An EF-0 tornado began just south of HWY 172 (just east of Sanders

Road). The tornado crossed the highway and intensified, with

windspeeds reaching about 90 mph. It crossed over open field,

further uprooting and snapping additional trees. It continued

northeast producing additional tree damage, before intensifying

and widening to 225 yards, as it approached the southeastern

portions of Bear Creek Reservoir. Numerous trees were uprooted or

snapped, especially as it approached and crossed Overton Farm

Road. Some of the tree trunks were snapped at their bases (about

2-2.5 feet in diameter). As it crossed Overton Farm Road, it

likely reached its max intensity and width. Maximum sustained

windspeeds were estimated to be 110 mph. The tornado weakened as

it approached and moved across Bear Creek. Via Franklin EMA drone

footage, the tornado weakened as it continued its movement

northeast. Some evidence in the drone footage suggests trees

continued to be uprooted in a more sporadic nature. Additional

tree damage was found as it crossed HWY 16. At this location,

less than 10% of the roof of two chicken houses were pealed off

and trusses damaged. Just east of the chicken houses, the roof of

a small shed structure was pealed back about 25%. The tornado

continued its path northeast, moving across portions of Entrekin

Road, causing sporadic trees to be uprooted and snapped. The

tornado continued its EF-0 intensity as it moved just west of

Glasgow Corner, before crossing HWY 187, near Underground Lake

Road. At this location, additional tree damage was found, with

two portions of large trees snapped (one of which fell on a

house), along with some large tree limbs. The tornado continued

northeast, crossing HWY 24, and taking an east-northeast path,

before lifting. Along HWY 524, multiple trees were uprooted and

snapped. One tree in particular, fell on a porch roof and damaged



AS and KW

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the

following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph

EF1.....86 to 110 mph

EF2.....111 to 135 mph

EF3.....136 to 165 mph

EF4.....166 to 200 mph

EF5.....>200 mph


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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