EF-0 tornado confirmed in Cullman County

CULLMAN COUNTY - The National Weather Service in Huntsville has confirmed that a very weak and short-lived tornado did touch down Wednesday, Feb. 28, at approximately 4:46 p.m. between Eva and Fairview in northeast Cullman County.  Peak winds for the tornado are estimated to have been 75 mph, with a damage path approximately 1.34 miles long and 100 yards wide.  There were no reported injuries from the storm.

The tornado first touched down along Cullman County Road 1526, according to the NWS. There, several trees had damage, including large limbs snapped and a few small trees uprooted. A home sustained shingle and gutter damage in this area.

The tornado moved northeast crossing County Road 1527. Along that road, some shallow rooted trees were pushed over with others having limbs snapped. The tornado reached a maximum intensity of around 75 mph as it crossed County Road 1542. A rather large barn sustained significant roof damage. A nearby home had its porch damaged when the roof sustained partial uplift and movement. Another barn in an adjacent field also sustained substantial damage with most of the roof being pulled off and damage to at least one supporting side. The tornado lifted in a field just south of Pentecost Road along the Cullman-Morgan County line.