Troy airport, pic from an airport employee March 23 2012; Could be a rain-wrapped tornado in the distance..
Here’s the official report [storm survey] from the US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
Estimated Maximum Wind: 90-100 mph
Damage Path Length: 1.7 miles
Maximum Path Width: 700 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time: 31.8379/-86.0439 at 926 am
Approximate End Point/Time: 31.8547/-86.0230 at 933 am
We have confirmed that the damage in Troy (Pike County) on the morning of March 23rd was due to a short-lived EF-1 tornado. The tornado was viewed by the observer at the Troy Municipal Airport, and fortunately dissipated before impacting the terminal. Check out the latest survey information here.