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Jacksonville an EF-3 Tornado, NWS Says

20 Mar 2018, 2:39 pm

The National Weather Service Office in Birmingham, Alabama confirmed Tuesday that the damage found in Jacksonville was that of an EF-3 tornado.

The National Weather Service said that their field team found that the tornado had a peak intensity of winds near 140 miles per hour.


Originally, the survey team said they found damage from winds near 130 miles per hour, but after checking buildings near Jacksonville State University, they upgraded the tornado from an EF-2 to an EF-3.

That same storm that produced a tornado in Jacksonville went on to produce more tornadoes, according to the NWS.

On Monday night, several tornado warnings were issued for the Jacksonville area, including Jacksonville State University.

After the warnings were cleared, WeatherNation was on scene to check out some of the damage.

Jacksonville, AL Severe Weather Damage

A likely tornado caused serious damage in Jacksonville, AL. Check out this live feed from our Field Correspondent Brandon Clement

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, March 19, 2018

It was not until Tuesday morning could we see the full extent of damage in the town.

Jacksonville, AL damage

We're getting a fresh look at the damage from last night's likely tornado in Jacksonville, AL. Sadly, the damage is significant.

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tornado Damage in Jacksonville, AL

We are getting more sad imagery from Jacksonville, Alabama this morning showing the likely tornado damage from last night.

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The National Weather Service surveyed the damage Tuesday afternoon and concluded that it was indeed a tornado that caused the significant damage to the city.

Several injuries were reported but thankfully no deaths have been reported thus far.