Hopeful End of March Tornados

Hopeful End of March Tornados

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams
News Reporter
March is closing out as one of the most tornado active months in the last 10 years. The month of March alone saw over 100 tornados across the country. While most of the tornados did not severally damage agricultural lands, it did impact parts of normal Alabama. Last weeks outbreak hit around Birmingham, where dozens of homes, churches, and businesses, were destroyed. Around 10 tornados were spotted, one of which was an F3 tornado with winds around 140mph.

Here is USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with a breakdown of the tornadic events this month including last Thursday's outbreak here in the Southeast.

"The first outbreak we saw occurred back on March 12 and 13th across the southern great plains. And since then, we've seen two significant outbreaks, mainly in the southeast. The first of those, March 16-18, and then March 24 and 25 we saw the third outbreak. Again this had origins across the southern plains before significant thunderstorms and tornados swept into the southeast. The third of the three outbreaks have proven to most significant, early reports indicating there could be as many as 6 fatalities with the March 25 outbreak that originated around central Mississippi and central Alabama before around northwestern Georgia."

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