Tornado Event - March 25, 2010


Event Summary for Central Alabama

On March 24th, a low pressure system developed in the southern Plains and tracked across the Tennessee valley, just to the north of Alabama.  Ahead of the front, pre-frontal showers and scattered thunderstorms moved across central Alabama.  Once those showers moved out on the morning of March 25th, a dry air slot caused skies to clear out in the early afternoon hours, allowing for temperatures to climb into the middle and upper 60s.   As the cold front moved through central Alabama, multiple low-topped supercells developed along the I-65 corridor.  Two of them produced tornadoes.  Click on each for a summary. 

Location/Clickable Detailed Summary Link
Damage Rating/Estimated Maximum Wind Speeds
Injuries/Fatalities
Damage Path Length/Width
Starting Point/Time
Ending Point/Time
EF-1
90 mph
None
2.75 miles
100 yards
33.2391/-86.8670
702 pm
33.2538/-86.8223
707 pm
EF-1
95 mph
None
2.76 miles
200 yards
32.8472/-86.6814
759 pm
33.8553/-86.6351
805 pm

 

Preliminary Local Storm Reports
Public Information Statement

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 35 was in effect from 320 pm CDT until 7 pm CDT.


Severe Weather Episode Data

 

 

Surface analysis 25 mar 7pm
Surface Analysis
March 25 7 pm

Storm Reports

Storm Reports 
March 26 4 am

Day 2 Outlook
Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook
Issued March 24
Day 2 Outlook
Day 2 Probabilistic Outlook
Issued March 24
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook
Issued March 25 at 7 am
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 ProbabilisticOutlook
Issued March 25 at 7 am
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook
Issued March 25 at 3 pm
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 ProbabilisticOutlook
Issued March 25 at 3 pm
 

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