Severe weather can happen at any time. Here are some events from 2011.
4 Tornadoes on February 28th: A low pressure system developed in the Southern Plains, eventually tracking across the Tennessee Valley, well to the north of Alabama.Embedded in the line were storms that developed supercellular structures, a few of which spawned tornadoes and many areas of straight line wind damage.
Widespread Wind Damage and One Tornado: A line of thunderstorms, which had been fairly weak as it moved through Mississippi, intensified as it crossed over the Mississippi-Alabama State Line. Multiple segments of the line caused straight line wind damage throughout portion of the Birmingham county warning area.
Tornado Outbreak of April 15th: As part of a system which wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the United States on April 14th-16th, 30 tornadoes developed across central Alabama.
Historic Tornado Outbreak of April 27th
For a more comprehensive list of severe weather events, click here.