National Weather Service in Birmingham http://apr.org en Strong Weather System Could Spawn Severe Storms http://apr.org/post/strong-weather-system-could-spawn-severe-storms <P>Forecasters say severe storms will be possible in coming days over Alabama, bringing the threat of damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes.</P> <P>The National Weather Service in Birmingham says powerful storms will be possible during the overnight hours of Wednesday night and into Thursday.</P> <P>Forecasters say a strong low pressure system will approach the region from the west on Wednesday, touching off the storms Wednesday night and Thursday.</P> <P>Along with the potential for some hail and isolated tornadoes, forecasters say localized flash flooding is also possible.</ Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:04:16 +0000 The Associated Press 28109 at http://apr.org Strong Weather System Could Spawn Severe Storms Strong Storms Bring High Wind, Hail to State http://apr.org/post/strong-storms-bring-high-wind-hail-state-0 <P>Strong storms that moved across much of Alabama on Monday plunged thousands in the dark and also pummeled the state with hail, high winds and heavy rainfall.</P> <P>The National Weather Service said the strongest of the storms had wind gusts nearing 60 mph and there also was hail the size of quarters.</P> <P>Authorities in Colbert County Monday afternoon said they responded to reports of downed trees near the northern state line, and officials in Lauderdale County have reported street flooding and dime-size hail. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:36:35 +0000 The Associated Press 26966 at http://apr.org Strong Storms Bring High Wind, Hail to State Storms Lead to Possible Damage in Birmingham http://apr.org/post/storms-lead-possible-damage-birmingham <div><p>UPDATE: Birmingham Mayor William Bell said there are no reports of injuries from severe weather that damaged roofs and broke windows in one part of the city.</p><p>The severe weather struck about 4:45 a.m. Monday in the area around Finley Avenue. Residents reported seeing a funnel cloud, but the mayor said officials have not yet confirmed if it was a tornado. He said the city is providing tarps to residents whose roofs were damaged.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:14:29 +0000 The Associated Press 21761 at http://apr.org Storms Lead to Possible Damage in Birmingham