Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Tornado Chronicles: Grove Hill, AL Tornado of December 25, 2012...

Another long track tornado took place in association with the Christmas Day Tornado Outbreak of 2012.  This one touched down near Grove Hill, AL, and caused damage up to EF-2 intensity along its 30 mile path.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) storm damage survey, the tornado initially touched down 8 miles Southwest of Grove Hill, then tracked Northeast for approximately 30 miles before lifting 12 miles Southwest of Camden, AL.  The tornado was on the ground for approximately 40 minutes, and had a maximum damage path width of 150 yards.

Most of the damage associated with this tornado was of EF-0 to EF-1 intensity and mainly consisted of extensive damage to trees (including some older hardwoods that were completely uprooted) and small outbuildings:

The damage that warranted the EF-2 intensity rating is not shown, but was described as being located about 6 miles Southwest of Grove Hill along Highway 43.  Extensive damage was caused to farm equipment in this area, and a grain bin was completely destroyed.  This resulted in the maximum estimated wind speed of 111-135 mph that was assigned to this tornado.

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1 comment:

KEKE NAE said...

Tragedy... Came to my home town. Luv u all Who survived it. GOD BLESS YOU! If it damaged any of your property Prayers are out for you to rebuild or cherish it.
Luv ya...