Category: Met 101/Weather History

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

The Dixie Tornado Outbreak of 1908 turned out to be a deadly event across the south and eastern parts of the United States.

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“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

| April 23, 2017 @ 6:55 am

On this date in 1927, one of the worst floods in American history was unfolding along the Mississippi River.

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April 20, 1920: An Unsually Strong Morning Tornado Outbreak

April 20, 1920: An Unsually Strong Morning Tornado Outbreak

| April 20, 2017 @ 5:45 am

Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia was visited by a significant severe weather outbreak on Tuesday, April 20, 1920. It was one of the deadliest outbreaks in Alabama history.

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April 19, 1996: Illinois Largest Tornado Outbreak

April 19, 1996: Illinois Largest Tornado Outbreak

| April 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

The largest recorded tornado outbreak in Illinois history occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of April 19, 1996. The day started off with overcast skies and cool temperatures, but temperatures warmed and dewpoints rose as a warm front pushed its way through Central Illinois. Supercells started developing just after 4PM, and by the end […]

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