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Statement as of 11:31 PM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 10:15 AM EST on January 24, 2017


... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.

.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn
start lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.


1131 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.

.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn
start lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



1131 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.

.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn
start lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



1100 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn start
lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



1100 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn start
lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



1100 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties

.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.

.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.

.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


.Shady Park tornado (lee county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length (statute): 3.08 miles
path width (maximum): 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 200 PM CST
start location: 4 ENE Auburn start
lat/lon: 32.6261 / -85.4207

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 207 PM CST
end location:2 NW Opelika
end lat/lon: 32.6676 / -85.4014

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along Cunningham drive, just northeast of
the Auburn regional Airport. Minor damage occurred at touch down
but increased in the Pepperell area at US Highway 280 and
Pepperell Parkway. Several trees were snapped or uprooted and some
homes suffered damage. The tornado continued north northeast where
it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. The tornado lifted near
Northgate drive and Oak Bowery Road in northwest Opelika.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.


1006 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.


.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.


.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



1006 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.


.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.


.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.


1006 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.


.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Wayne tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 4.20 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 555 am CST
start location: 1 ESE Wayne
lat/lon: 32.0988 / -87.7823

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 601 am CST
end location: 1 E Miller
end lat/lon: 32.1570 / -87.7634

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down along US Highway 43 near Sweetwater
creek and Wayne Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and
downed several trees along the path. A few outbuildings were
damaged. The tornado lifted north of pillie Road and Diamond Road,
east of US Highway 43.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.


.Shopton tornado (bullock county)... 1/22

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length (statute): 2.20 miles
path width (maximum): 330 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 22 2017
start time: 106 PM CST
start location: 1 NW Shopton
start lat/lon: 32.1254 / -85.9570

End date: Jan 22 2017
end time: 111 PM CST
end location: 2 NNE Shopton
end lat/lon: 32.1386 / -85.9269

Survey summary:

The tornado touched down northwest of Shopton along US Highway 82.
At least one home suffered damage near US Highway 82. The tornado
tracked northeast and mainly produced tree damage. The tornado
lifted northeast of Shopton east of CR 37.


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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



901 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



901 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.



901 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage surveys Thursday 1/19 through Sunday 1/22...
... Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday 1/24...

.Overview...

A deepening upper low sent several impulses over central Alabama
Thursday through Sunday. Each impulse was able to pull moisture
northward and into central Alabama. Conditions became unstable as
the moisture, warm surface conditions, cold upper level conditions,
and wind shear combined to initiate severe thunderstorms. Numerous
storms developed in association with each wave. The southern half
of central Alabama was most impacted. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
some hail, and localized flooding occurred. The events below are
from the Thursday through Sunday timeframe.

Storm survey plan of the day for Tuesday January 24:

At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties:

Team one: primary targets: Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County

Team two: primary targets: Elmore counties

Team three: primary targets: Tuscaloosa and Blount counties


.Treasure Island tornado (st. Clair)... Thursday 1/19

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute): 0.7 miles
path width (maximum): 175 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 19 2017
start time: 558 PM CST
start location: 2 ENE Coosa island
start lat/lon: 33.4785 / -86.3045

End date: Jan 19 2017
end time: 600 PM CST
end location: 5 SSW Pell City
end lat/lon: 33.4877 / -86.3025

Survey summary:

A persistent mesocyclone spun up a brief weak tornado within a
line of thunderstorms as it passed through St Clair County. The
tornado touched down on Logan Martin Lake just south of the
Eastern Shore of Treasure Island. The tornado tracked northward
parallel to and just off the shores of the island, with the initial
damage pointing largely offshore. Four boathouses were destroyed
and a few trees were snapped or uprooted here, but the path of the
tornado was far enough offshore so as not to cause any structural
damage to the homes another 50 to 100 feet further inland. As the
tornado continued northward across a large Cove, it remained
completely over water. As it approached the northeastern tip of
the island, which jutted out into the lake, the tornado came ashore
again and peeled metal roofing off a well-built boathouse. The
tornado reached maximum strength here, with 10 large Hardwood trees
uprooted in a concentrated area in a convergent pattern. The
tornado passed offshore again and dissipated before reaching the
opposite point on the Lake.

.Putnam tornado (marengo county)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length (statute):5.50 miles
path width (maximum):800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 529 am CST
start location: 3 WSW Putnam
start lat/lon: 32.0081 / -88.0885

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 537 am CST
end location: 1 E Putnam
end lat/lon:32.0237 / -88.0173

Survey summary:

This tornado continued from Choctaw County where EF2 damage
occurred. The tornado crossed into Marengo County near the Slater
community on Blue Rock Road. The tornado moved northeast and
generally paralled Blue Rock Road into the Putnam community. The
tornado crossed State Highway 69 and lifted east of Putnam on CR
4. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. At
least one Mobile home was destroyed and several homes sustained
roof damage.


.Troy/Louisville tornado (pike & Barbour counties)... 1/21

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length (statute):37.47 miles
path width (maximum):400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries:0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time:855 am CST
start location: 5 N Goshen
start lat/lon:31.7870 / -86.1345

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 938 am CST
end location: 3 E Louisville
end lat/lon: 31.7882 / -85.4987

Survey summary:

A long-lived tornado touched down along CR 1107, about 5 miles
north of Goshen. The tornado traveled almost due east and produced
mostly EF0 damage to near Troy. One Grove of trees sustained EF1
damage in southeast Troy while the remainder of the damage was
relatively light. The tornado continued eastward. South of banks,
the tornado again produced EF1 damage and the strongest winds.
Just south of CR 18, a Mobile home suffered significant damage.
The two occupants were uninjured as they took shelter after
hearing about the warning. The tornado proceeded east where it
downed tress and caused minor roof damage. The tornado lifted just
east of Louisville off of carroway Road. The tornado damage width
was mainly under 100 yards except at the two higher damage
locations.

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 event and publication in NWS
storm data. Also as tornadoes are added, the subsequent number may
change to keep in chronological order.

Additional public information statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings. For
media concerns please contact the NWS Birmingham office and we
will get you in touch with the teams.

A major contribution to the Success of our severe weather warning
program is the receipt of storm reports from all our customers and
partners. If you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to
high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local emergency
management office. You can also report severe weather by using
#bmxwx on twitter.


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Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Flood Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Iowa - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Maine - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Freezing Rain Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - High Surf Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Record Report
Minnesota - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Coastal Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning
New York - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Tennessee - Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement

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