Severe weather can happen at any time. Here are some events from the last couple of years:
Christmas Tornadoes of 2012: 8 tornadoes made their way through the southern counties of central Alabama. Luckily, only 2 people were injured as this was another example of tornado touchdowns at night.
Tornado Outbreak of January 23, 2012: 11 tornadoes touched down around central Alabama during the morning hours of January 23rd. 2 people lost their lives and 76 people were injured.
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.