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What is a Severe Thunderstorm?

Severe thunderstorms are some of the most unpredictable weather we receive in Alabama. A storm can pop up out of no where and catch you off guard. To help you prepare for those uncertain situations, we want to provide you with the most important information about these storms.

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Tornadoes
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Here’s What You Should Know About Tornadoes

A tornado is a violent, rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground with the most violent producing massive destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more. Some damage paths can be as large as creating paths of 50 miles wide

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Straight-Line Winds
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What are Straight-Line Winds?

Straight-line winds is used to describe ground-level winds that come out of a thunderstorm and do not have rotation. When winds travel at speeds exceeding 57 mph, the storm is classified as a severe thunderstorm

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Pet Safety Tips During Severe Weather

We all have seen our furry little friends act out of character before or during a thunderstorm. It's very common so make sure you're prepared to keep them safe during severe weather.

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Disaster Plan – How To Create A Family Plan In Advance

A family disaster plan is a personalized action plan that lets each member of a household know what to do in particular disaster situations.

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West Alabama Shelter
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Severe Weather: Where Can I Take Shelter in Tuscaloosa and Surrounding Areas?

As the state of Alabama generally sees tornadoes as its most common form of severe weather, shelters are often sought by travelers and those whose homes are either unsafe or not accessible at the time of inclement weather nor thereafter.

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West Alabama Emergency Contact List

In cases of inclement weather, we often find ourselves wondering who we should call to get pertinent information. However, many of the people we call rely on area residents to provide information to be dispensed to the masses.

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Counties shaded purple are under a Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday.
Counties shaded purple are under a Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday.

Winter Storm Advisory in Effect for Tuscaloosa County [UPDATED]

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for Tuscaloosa County in effect until 6pm Thursday, February 13. Sleet, snow, and freezing rain are likely over the next two days.

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Tuscaloosa Area School Closings Due to Winter Weather

The threat of a wintry mix of precipitation has led to Tuscaloosa area schools closing early today.

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Will Tuscaloosa Get Snow Tomorrow?

Could we see a nice white blanket of the white stuff tomorrow?

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