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Overview of Hurricane Sally

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Hurricane Sally made landfall early on the morning of September 16 across Gulf Shores Alabama. While the greatest impacts for Hurricane Sally struck outside our forecast area, in portions of the western Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama, we were not spared from Sally's damage. The greatest impacts to our forecast area came in the form of very heavy rain, flooding on and away from area rivers, and many tornado warnings. 

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Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Sally as it was about to make landfall near Gulf Shores, AL. This image was taken around 4:00am CT. Radar imagery of Hurricane Sally approximately at 3:30am ET on September 16th. This was about 2 hours before landfall. The outer rain bands is what caused the most significant impacts to our region in the form of flooding rain and many tornado warnings. This image (from our Twitter page) was highlighting the increased potential for tornadoes as the bands rotated onshore. A complete radar loop of Hurricane Sally as it came into US Weather Radar range. This animated image shows the many hours of rain that the region was under.
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