Governor Bob Riley has declared February 22-February 26 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service Offices that serve Alabama (Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile, and Tallahassee) will have information about severe weather safety on their web sites. Each day of the week will feature information on a different form of severe weather or safety information.
Monday February 22 - Severe thunderstorms and damaging winds.
Tuesday February 23 - Lightning
Wednesday February 24 - Tornadoes
Thursday February 25 - Flooding
Friday February 26 - NOAA Weather Radio
On Wednesday there will be a statewide "tornado safety drill" between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The NOAA Weather Radio test alert will be sounded and citizens are encouraged to practice implementing their severe weather safety plans.
A Brief Update On North/Central Alabama’s Weather Situation at 10:15AM - In my short time as a meteorologist, this has been and will continue to be the most challenging forecast that I have worked on until this event comes to an...
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