It’s so hard to believe that today marks the 19 year anniversary of the “Superstorm of 1993.” I remember this event so clearly and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the thundersnow that impacted Alabama. Snow was measured by the foot and as the center of low pressure moved through the region, blizzard conditions were experienced.
The system formed on the March 11th, 1993. An area of low pressure formed in the central Gulf and interacted with a cold-core area of high pressure dropping out of the Great Plains. Temperatures were in the 20s here in Alabama, while parts of central Florida were in the mild 70s. This strong temperature discontinuity helped to energize this massive storm as it lifted out of the Gulf. The storm impacted 26 eastern U.S. states, and much of eastern Canada.
Further south in the warmer sector, over central Florida, severe weather was taking place in central sections of the state. Eleven tornadoes were spawned along with damaging straight-line winds, with speeds measured at over 120 mph.
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