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A look back at the April 27th 2011 Outbreak

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Central Alabama April 27th 2011 Statistics from NWS 

- April 27th was one of the largest super-tornado outbreaks in Central Alabama history. 
- April 25th-28th was one of the largest super-tornado outbreaks in US history. 
- There were 29 confirmed tornadoes in Central Alabama on April 27th. 62 tornadoes occurred across the state.
- The combined tornado damage path length in Central Alabama was 691.02 miles.
- Sixteen of the tornadoes had damage path lengths over 10 miles long.
- Eight of the tornadoes had damage path lengths over 25 miles long.
- Eight tornadoes either started or ended outside Central Alabama.
- There were at least 1998 injuries reported and 140 people lost their lives.

Remember this as we face our next "Big Weather Event" this week; tornadoes do not always move in straight lines, and the intensity does not remain constant. It's possible to have other thunderstorm wind-related damage in close proximity to the tornado tracks from inflow and rear flank downdrafts, which can produce tornado-like damage. 

Link to more info by NWS:  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=event_04272011
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