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Today marks three years since the 2011 "Tax Day" tornado in Greene and Tuscaloosa Counties

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 A look back at the Tornado Outbreak of April 15th, 2011

One of the worst recorded U.S. tornado outbreaks occurred from April 14 to 16, 2011. The outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes led to 43 deaths in the Southern United States. This was the largest number of fatalities in an outbreak in the United States since the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak. This outbreak was soon surpassed no less than two weeks later by the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak, which killed 324 people. 

Information by NOAA

Central Alabama April 15th Tornado Outbreak Statistics 
-April 15th was one of the largest tornado outbreaks in Central Alabama history.
-There were 29 confirmed tornadoes in Central Alabama on April 15th.
-The combined tornado damage path length in Central Alabama was 244.23 miles.
-Ten of the tornadoes had damage path lengths over 10 miles long.
-Three tornadoes started outside Central Alabama.
-There were at least 10 injuries reported and 4 people lost their lives.

Numbers of Tornadoes by EF-Scale

*EF-0: 5 (65 – 85 mph)
*EF-1: 10 (86 – 110 mph)
*EF-2: 10 (111 – 135 mph)
*EF-3: 4 (136 – 165 mph) 

We distinctly remember the Black Warrior Tornado on April 15th, 2011. The path extended through Greene and Tuscaloosa counties. 

*It was an EF-3
*Max Winds of 140 mph
*The length measured 18.37 miles
*The width was 500 yards
*It began in Fosters, AL at 3:14 pm
*It ended in Tuscaloosa, AL at 3:45 pm

Information by NOAA
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