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The biggest severe weather event of April 2021 occurred when an extensive train of prolonged severe storms produced 5 confirmed tornadoes of EF-1 intensity or less in portions of southeast AL and southwest GA. Other impacts (mostly along and north of the FL border) included 16 hail reports (3 of which were at least 2” diameter hailstones), some flash flooding (widespread 2-4”, isolated 6-8” totals), and a whopping 139 storm reports (mostly wind damage)! The latter is a record number for a single event in our forecast area! The event was also locally ranked 3rd all time for most convective warnings issued at 60.

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Radar animation of the event as the multiple lines of storms rolled through. Red and yellow outlines depict tornado/severe-thunderstorm watches while Red/Yellow/Green polygons depict Tornado/Severe-Thunderstorm/Flash-Flood warnings respectively. 
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