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.
Thanks to Meteorologist Matthew East News 14 Carolina for posting these Radar Captures on his blog of the tornadic supercell that impacted Jefferson county, Center Point, Maplesville, and Clanton areas in Alabama. You can check them out here Damage was reported in Jefferson County communities of Oak Grove, Pinson, Center Point and Trussville.
In the coming days, I’ll have some RADAR Captures posted I took as the storms pushed closer to my area in Georgia.
Strong storms rolled through parts of Northern Alabama on January 7 2012 dropping heavy amounts of hail. Enough hail to cover the ground making it look like a January snow. All images courtesy James Spann
Hail covering the ground in the Dallas-Selfville community of southern Blount County northeast of Birmingham 01-07-2012
Hail from the stronger storms over North Alabama 01-07-2012
Hail covering Alabama Highway 79 in north Jefferson County near Trafford 01-07-2012
Roads are hail covered in Cleveland Alabama Blount County 01-07-2012
Radar Screen Shot 2012-01-07 at 356 PM CST