18 tornadoes counted by NWS in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Pictured above, damage in Kimberly, AL.  The National Weather Service in Birmingham counted

18 tornadoes, including four in Jefferson County. They have rated all of the twisters except for the one in Sumter county.  Here’s

the breakdown of the various strength of each twister on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale, which rates tornadoes based on the

observed damage:




This map shows the damage paths:

BHM tracks

The tornado that touched down in Etowah County was ruled an EF-3, with winds up to 155 miles per hour.

A tornado that tore through Kimberly and damaged numerous structures has been ruled an EF-1.

The tornado that impacted the Graysville community was an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 115 miles per hour.

Bessemer was hit by an EF-2 tornado and a storm that touched down in North Johns was ruled an EF-1.  Another EF-2

tornado hit Pickens county near Ethelsville.  An EF-1 tornado hit Boldo in Walker county.

The damage in Russell and Lee counties was consistent with EF-3 damage with estimated winds up to 140 miles per hour.

Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Tuscaloosa County, and EF-0 was counted in Marion County.

Here is the weather service’s complete report.


The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirmed five tornadoes as a result of Monday’s storms.  Here is a map of the

damage paths:

HUN tracks

An EF-3 tornado with winds up to 145 miles per hour touched down in Cullman County and stretched from Welti to Berlin.

A tornado in Franklin County has been ruled an EF-1, with winds up to 110 miles per hour in the city of Russellville.

The tornado that touched down in Limestone County was an EF-3, with winds up to 140 miles per hour. It traveled from Rogersville to Athens.

Two tornadoes touched down in Madison County Monday. One tornado was rated an EF-1 while the other was rated an EF-3.

The EF-1 storm produced winds of 105 miles per hour and touched down in Hazel Green. The EF-3 storm had winds of 160 miles per hour and traveled from Hazel Green to Kelso, Tennessee.

Here is their complete report.

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