National Weather Service in Birmingham

Severe Weather
8:04 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Strong Weather System Could Spawn Severe Storms

Forecasters say severe storms will be possible in coming days over Alabama, bringing the threat of damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes.


The National Weather Service in Birmingham says powerful storms will be possible during the overnight hours of Wednesday night and into Thursday.


Forecasters say a strong low pressure system will approach the region from the west on Wednesday, touching off the storms Wednesday night and Thursday.

Alabama Weather
6:36 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Strong Storms Bring High Wind, Hail to State

A member of the University of Alabama Grounds Department surveys damage after an oak tree fell in front of Moore Hall on the University of Alabama campus.
Robert Sutton | The Tuscaloosa News

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.


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.

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Arts & Life
8:14 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Storms Lead to Possible Damage in Birmingham

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.

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.

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