On Wednesday April 20th, severe storms produced damaging straight-line winds and large hail. Some of the highest winds were over northern Marion County, where winds gusted to 90 mph. During the early morning hours, around 3 AM, a bow echo tracked out of Mississippi and brought high winds to areas north of I-20. Several hours later, around 9 PM, another bow echo entered the state producing addition damage and localized flash flooding. The included National Storm report map from SPC shows the greatest concentration of wind damage over Mississippi and Alabama.
This is just another example of why slight risks for severe weather should never be downplayed. On this particular day much of Alabama was under a slight risk for severe weather due to the possibility of severe weather.
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