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Tornado and Wind Event of April 11th, 2011



On the evening April 11th, 2011, a line of thunderstorms moved into Central Alabama. This line of thunderstorms, which had been fairly weak as it moved through Mississippi, intensified as it crossed over the Mississippi-Alabama State Line. Multiple segments of the line caused straight line wind damage throughout portion of the Birmingham county warning area. Some of the hardest hit areas were in Aliceville in Pickens County, Brent in Bibb County and many spots around the Birmingham metro area. Most of the damage reports consisted of single trees or groups of trees that had been uprooted, and though there were sporadic reports of structural damage, there was only one tornado from this event. For more information about the particular storm damage surveys that were conducted following the event, click here.


EF-1 Tornado in Jefferson County 


Local Storm Reports from Central Alabama


surface analysis

surface analysis

Surface Analysis at 1 pm on April 11th, 2011 

Surface Analysis at 7 pm on April 12th, 2011 

storm reports

day 1 outloook

Storm Reports for April 11th, 2011. Click for more.

Day One Outlook issued at 1130 am.  Click for more. 


Rainfall totals for April 11th, 2011


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