The NWS has confirmed that a EFO Tornado briefly touch down Monday afternoon in Higdon AL on Sand Mountain. The Tornado stayed on the ground for just over a half of a mile first touching down just west of Jackson County rd 320.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 431 PM CDT Mon May 10 2021 ...NWS Damage Survey For May 4th, 2021 Tornado Event... ...Corrected Summary... .Higdon, AL Tornado... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 84 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.5484 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 05/04/2021 Start Time: 09:44 AM CDT Start Location: Higdon / Jackson County / AL Start Lat/Lon: 34.8445 / -85.6401 End Date: 05/04/2021 End Time: 09:45 AM CDT End Location: Higdon / Jackson County / AL End Lat/Lon: 34.8422 / -85.6311 Summary: A tornado touched down briefly just west of County Road 320 in Higdon, AL. A few trees were uprooted as the tornado moved east-southeast along County Road 320. A house on this road also sustained minor roof damage and a carport was destroyed. The tornado lifted just west of Highway 71. Special thanks to the Jackson County EMA for their assistance in surveying this tornado. 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 200mph EF5...Violent...>200mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data.