Sparks Creek (Hale County) EF-0 Tornado
September 5th, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.43 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.7789/-87.4965 at 1100 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.8279/-87.4872 at 1104 am

NWS meteorologists have confirmed an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 70 mph touched down near Sparks Creek. The tornado touched down near the intersection of CR-32 and CR-51, about 8 miles northeast of Greensboro. The tornado then traveled on a north-northeast path for just under 3.5 miles, lifting just east of AL-25 on Starling Road. The tornado snapped off and uprooted several trees along its path. At least one tree landed on a house, damaging its roof. Another landed on and damaged a small hay storage barn. The metal roof panels of another outbuilding were torn off.


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This is a loop of the reflectivity data from KBMX as the circulation passed north of Greensboro at 1100 am.  Click to enlarge. This is a loop of the storm relative velocity data from KBMX as the circulation passednorth of Greensboro at 1100 am.  Click to enlarge. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.