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April 10, 2009 Tornado and Hail Outbreak

The Marshall/Jackson/DeKalb County EF-3 tornado as it was moving across the Guntersville Lake area Friday afternoon. This picture was taken from the Swearengin community in northeast Marshall County looking south toward the tornado by Chief Mitch McCullough of the Swearengin Volunteer Fire Department.


A series of supercell thunderstorms swept across the Mid-South and Southeast states on April 9-10, 2009. The storms produced multiple tornadoes and widespread hail damage across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama (Pictures, radar, and further background analysis will be added soon).

Storm surveys were completed on one significant tornado that occurred within the NWS Huntsville area of responsibility (all times specified are based on radar estimates):

Marshall, Dekalb and Jackson Counties, Alabama: EF-3 (approximately 3:05 PM to 3:40 PM)

One additional weaker tornado was found to have occurred:

Marshall County, Alabama: EF-0 (brief touchdown at approximately 5:38 AM)

Preliminary Storm Reports, including a plethora of hail reports, are available.

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Date Modified: April 14, 2009