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In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 18th a line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front, producing several tornadoes across Southeast Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and Southwest Georgia. Overall, at least 6 tornadoes were confirmed through NWS survey work. Four of the tornadoes have been rated EF-1, with two additional tornadoes rated EF-0. 

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Radar imagery from the strongest storm of the morning, an EF-1 tornado that impacted parts of west Dothan. The animated image above followed the circulation that ended up having two tornadoes one after another as it moved towards Henry County. The top left image is reflectivity, the top right is correlation coefficient, the bottom left is storm relative velocity, and the bottom right is regular velocity. Image from the Ft. Rucker Radar (KEOX).
Regional overview of the warnings our office issued during this severe weather event. Red boxes are tornado warnings, yellow are severe thunderstorm warnings, and purple are special marine warnings.
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