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Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat

Yes, it’s true – even if you’re inland, you can still face threats from hurricanes and tropical storms. One of the largest threats we face from tropical systems in Tuscaloosa County is the risk of flooding. There are different types of flooding, but they are all deadly if you don’t take precautions to keep yourself […]

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017

February 19-25 is  Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama! Advance planning and increased awareness are vital to keeping you and your family safe during the storm.  One of the first steps in being prepared for severe weather is by knowing the difference between important weather terms. A thunderstorm/tornado WATCH means that conditions are favorable for […]

Common Tornado Myths
By July 10, 2015 Read More →

Common Tornado Myths

True or False? Tornado Myths Debunked   Misconceptions and myths about tornadoes have been around for a long time. Get under an overpass, open all the windows in your house, tornadoes don’t strike the same place twice. There are a number of myths that have come about over the last 150 years. Some of these myths […]

Programming a Weather Radio
By June 11, 2015 Read More →

Programming a Weather Radio

What is “SAME?” A new radio capable of receiving NWS broadcasts gives listeners the best possible means of receiving severe weather warnings. This new generation of programmable NWR receivers has a special feature that allows listeners to choose only the watches and warnings that affect their county area and screen out any warnings issued for other […]

Weather Info Links
By May 28, 2015 Read More →

Weather Info Links

If there is a threat for severe weather in the area, and a NOAA Weather Radio is not within reach, there are several media outlets to keep an eye on the storms that are available on different platforms. If conditions are favorable for severe weather for the next several hours, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, […]

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Local Weather Trends
By May 26, 2015 Read More →

Local Weather Trends

A common occurrence in Alabama in all months of the year is severe weather – tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter weather, etc. Thunderstorms are the most commonly occurring mode of severe weather in Tuscaloosa County. In all months of the year, especially in the warmer months, thunderstorms could be strong enough to bring heavy rain, causing flash flooding in low-lying […]

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Extreme Weather History
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Extreme Weather History

Historically, Tuscaloosa County is an active region in terms of extreme weather. The most common form of severe weather in this region is thunderstorms, which could contain high winds, lightning, hail, heavy rain, and even tornadoes.   The county is no stranger to experiencing small, spin-up as well as large, long-track tornadoes in its long history. […]

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How to Take Shelter
By May 15, 2015 Read More →

How to Take Shelter

Sheltering during severe weather conditions is the best way to stay safe. Community shelters and dedicated individual storm shelters are optimal places to be during an severe weather event. In reality, not everyone has access to a dedicated storm shelter but choosing a good location in a sound structure is a good option. In a severe weather event, […]

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