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On This Date In 1989…..

On This Date In 1989…..

| November 15, 2012 @ 6:06 am

Around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 1989, a tornado touched down near Madkin Mountain on Redstone Arsenal, southwest of Huntsville. The tornado moved northeast towards the heavily-populated Airport Road area, where it would destroy or damage 80 businesses, 3 churches, a dozen apartment buildings, and more than 1,000 cars. It moved on, climbing over […]

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Tornado Warnings Over Southeast Alabama

Tornado Warnings Over Southeast Alabama

| June 10, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

Below is the tornado watch for Southeast Alabama until 7pm CDT…. Severe weather is NOT expected over the northern half of Alabama today, just lots of rain…

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Celebration Of A Life Saved

Celebration Of A Life Saved

| May 3, 2012 @ 9:00 am

Many of you remember this remarkable photo by Michael E. Palmer that was in the Tuscaloosa News, the day after the December 16, 2000 EF-4 tornado that killed 11 people. Michael Harris carries an unconscious Whitney Crowder, 6, through debris in Bear Creek Trailer Park after the tornado passed through. Whitney’s father and 15-month-old brother […]

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Wild Weather Starts In Oklahoma

Wild Weather Starts In Oklahoma

| April 13, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

Looks like a tornado moved through Norman, OK around 4:30 CDT this afternoon. The OU campus is OK, but some significant damage is reported in other parts of town. Below is the velocity couplet as the tornado was moving through, and a freeze frame of a power flash in Norman as the tornado was moving […]

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Tornado Watch – SW Alabama

Tornado Watch – SW Alabama

| March 22, 2012 @ 11:33 am

This watch is in effect for Southwest Alabama until 5:00 this afternoon. Severe weather is not expected up this way…. widespread rain over West Alabama is slowly moving east.

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Enhanced 4.27 Tornado Images

Enhanced 4.27 Tornado Images

| February 3, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

Thanks to ABC 33/40 Skywatcher Mike Wilhelm for these images… he writes… “Rick Lipscomb did some editing on my 4/27 Tuscaloosa tornado pics. The file with the name “heavyedit” really shows details that I never noticed before. I posted them all on my blog. Thought you all might be interested. Mike Wilhelm www.bamawx.com”

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Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

| November 7, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | 4 Replies

Quite a significant tornado event in Southwest Oklahoma this afternoon… the tornado below was captured 4 miles west of Frederick, OK earlier this afternoon by Bob Fritchie…

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Tropical Tornadoes

Tropical Tornadoes

| September 4, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | 24 Replies

Just a note about the Rainbow City tornado today. There was no warning issued by the NWS, no TV coverage, no NOAA Weather Radio, no smart phone apps alarm, and no sirens. It just happened. There was no warning simply because this is the nature of the beast. Tornadoes that come out of spiral bands […]

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Rainbow City Tornado

Rainbow City Tornado

| September 4, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | 13 Replies

Thanks to viewer “Jason” for this image taken in Rainbow City around 4:00… This report just came in via Facebook… “Drove through there not too long ago. Tree down in front of City Hall, trees down all beside it and behind it to. Roof damage to a barn behind city hall and trees and limbs […]

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