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Deadly EF-3 Tornado Hit Just North of Birmingham, AL

Around 10:40 PM Central time a tornado hit the community of Fultondale, AL located just to the north of Birmingham.

The aftermath of the tornado shows significant damage to many areas in Fultondale. Here is the latest drone footage of the damage from the tornado.

The National Weather Service Office in Birmingham, Alabama, has storm surveys  underway, with preliminary reports of EF-3 tornado damage.  They will have final updates after all surveys are complete.

A Look Back

This is the Doppler radar velocity data taken at the time that the tornado moved through Fultondale. There is clearly a tornado showing on the velocity imagery right in this areas. Velocity shows the inbound and outbound winds in relation to the radar.  This is a great tool for tracking a tornado.

Just minutes after this imagery, a particular signature showed up on dual-polarization Doppler radar that showed debris that was being flung through the air.  This was the confirmation that a tornado was occurring. The correlation coefficient is a great tool for showing debris getting blow around by a tornado.

There is another risk of severe weather for the Southeast again today. Here is a look at what areas could see severe storms—> SEVERE

 

 

 

About the author
Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.

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