13 April 2009
The EF3 Tornado Crossing Lake Guntersville
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The email tonight (2000+ in my in box, since last Friday), brought this stunning image, of the Marshall/Dekalb County tornado, on Friday. The tornado was snapped, as it crossed Lake Guntersville. Thanks to Martha Tellefsen, for taking such an incredible picture.
The tornado was on the ground for 28 miles, from 3:07pm, until around 3:40PM. It reached 900 meters wide at times.
Rarely do you get a shot like that in the south!
is that 2 tornados, looks like another one behind it
Nope just one.
is that 2 tornados, looks like a second one in the background
just one EF3.
what view is this taken from. trying to orient whats in the background and where it was taken?
Why can’t we usually get good photos of tornadoes in the South? Surely it isn’t because people have the good sense to seek cover. 🙂
@Davis: Looking NE I believe.
This picture of the tornado moving from a somewhat WSW direction to a somewhat ENE direction was taken by my friend Martha from her house over looking lake Guntersville in the Swearengin community. The tornado landed on my property destroying 100+ trees, severly damaging my garage and suprisingly doing only minor damage to my home. It then proceeded to tear up the preston island community before heading out to the lake to get its picture taken. From the lake it headed to South Sautey to destroy the campground and many more houses. Just be thankful it wasn’t a holiday weekend. RGA
yea i have toagree that is a magnificant shot of the tornado and i was stunned at the clarity and view point at which it was taken. In my opinion that is a shot that you also send to the NWS and local news station. And I agree thank god it wanst a holiday weekend. that would have been tramatic. but finalizing my comment i haveto congratulate Martha Tellefsen, for taking such an incredible picture and anyone else who helped her take the photo.
I did send it to HUN and got them in contact with her, so that the NWS can use it in spotter training. It was the first thing I thought of actually.