Saturday tornado touchdowns confirmed in Cullman, Franklin Count - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Saturday tornado touchdowns confirmed in Cullman, Franklin Counties

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During the severe weather event on Saturday, radar indicated there was possible tornadic activity in Cullman County. 

On Sunday the National Weather Service (NWS) and Cullman County EMA survey team found evidence of a tornado near Jones Chapel and straight-line wind damage near Battleground. 

It was determined that a 200-yard stretch of damage and widespread straight-line wind damage was the result of an EF-1 tornado.

Maximum winds were estimated at 100 MPH.

The tornado appeared to develop near the intersection of CR 1043 and CR 1047, where a farmhouse sustained major roof damage. 

The tornado continued near CR 1043 and uprooted several trees before heavily damaging a barn west of the CR 1043 and CR 1082 intersection.

There was widespread tree damage between CR 1082 and CR 1039, north of Jones Chapel. South of Jones Chapel, several chicken houses were sustained tornado damage before it dissipated near the CR 991/992.

A second tornado has also been confirmed in Franklin County. 

An EF-0 tornado with winds in excess of 75 MPH caused damage near the Mississippi state line in western Frankly County. There was also a 95 MPH microburst near Phil Campbell, Ala. 

The NWS notes that these findings are preliminary and subject to change, pending a final review. 

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