On this day next week we will be talking about the one year anniversary of an event that changed everything. While we will spend lots of time talking about April 27th over the coming days, there was lots of severe weather leading up to that historic date. One event was the severe weather outbreak on April 15th. The included clip was from our noon show back on April 15th, 2011. This was the scene as a tornado developed over western Marengo County. Our weather watcher and storm spotter Brett Adair captured this incredible scene near the Nanafalia Community.
There were 29 confirmed tornadoes in the Birmingham NWS coverage area on that date. This made for one of the largest outbreaks in Alabama history by way of tornado occurrence. We were planning for a live severe weather special in Tuscaloosa to show arial views of the damage. The special never happened because of the rapid development of a larger outbreak that occurred on the 27th. One of our viewers in Tuscaloosa took shelter as a tornado crossed her home based on a phone call from her son stationed overseas. He was watching severe weather coverage on Fox 6 via our online stream. This was one of the many stories that was never told but just another example of how having multiple weather sources saves lives!
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