Tag: April 27

From Austin, With Love

From Austin, With Love

| April 26, 2016 @ 7:00 am

This is a guest essay from a native Alabamian now living in Texas. ——————————————————————- I didn’t sense any danger on April 27 until I tried to pry the Regions Bank door open and noticed the handwritten note – “Closed due to inclement weather.” My mom had called that morning from her job at Children’s Hospital […]

Read More

Two Years Ago Today

Two Years Ago Today

| April 27, 2013 @ 8:00 am

Photo from Tommy Mosley I often wish I was a writer, like Rick Bragg. But, God chose not to give me that gift. It is for that reason I always struggle to write what I feel on this day. It is my belief we are born to accomplish certain goals. To be at specific places […]

Read More

Is This Like April 27?

Is This Like April 27?

| December 25, 2012 @ 4:00 am

Most of us in the weather enterprise have stopped answering this question every time we have a severe weather threat like Tuesday. We will probably hear the question for years. I think we all understand the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak that killed 252 people in Alabama was generational. They actually happen about every 40 […]

Read More

Five Months Ago At This Hour

Five Months Ago At This Hour

| September 27, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | 11 Replies

A violent tornado was moving through Tuscaloosa, where 51 would die. A total of 63 tornadoes touched down statewide killing 247. A day we won’t soon forget.

Read More

April Tornadoes – Final Stats

April Tornadoes – Final Stats

| August 26, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | 13 Replies

Many of us are still reeling from the generational tornado outbreak of April 27. Take some time to read the final report from the NWS released this afternoon. Thanks to our friends at the Birmingham office for their long hours of work in putting this together. NOUS44 KBMX 261901 PNSBMX ALZ011>015-017>050-270100- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL […]

Read More