Preliminary Rating of EF-4 for Alabama Tornado

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4 Mar 2019 4:08 PM
The National Weather Service in Birmingham says winds were up to 170 miles per hour as an EF-4 tornado tore through Lee County, Alabama. https://www.facebook.com/WeatherNation/videos/414549259087563/ The EF-4 and 170 mph winds are preliminary estimates by the National Weather Service in Birmingham. https://twitter.com/NWSBirmingham/status/1102660143806844928 Meteorologists may be observing the damage for days. https://twitter.com/NWSBirmingham/status/1102660796763566082 The tornado was responsible for more than 20 deaths in Lee County. It was the deadliest tornado in central Alabama in about seven years. Original Story: Deadly Tornadoes Unfold in the Southeast Fortunately, the weather forecast through Friday, March 8 will feature generally quiet weather. However, the next day to watch for severe weather will be as early as Saturday, March 9 across parts of the South. We will continue to update you on this developing story. For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier
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