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.