Severe Weather

I-Team: Where’s Our Radar?

A radar gap in West Alabama is complicating severe weather coverage. Alabama News Network Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler compares the National Weather Service radar gap to forecasting through a blurry lens. “All those beams, they come to an intersection out there, but they’re not where they need to be as far as the beam height,” Butler explained, “they are a…

GALLERY: Viewer Photos of Hail from Saturday’s Storms

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Weather service: 7 Tornadoes Hit Alabama, Killing At Least 5

The National Weather Service says Alabama has been hit by as many as seven suspected tornadoes in a day of violent weather that left at least five people dead. Meteorologist John De Block in Birmingham says radar indicates one twister began in southwest Alabama and carved a path of destruction for 100 miles, staying on the ground for well over…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for 28 Counties Because of Severe Weather

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties ahead of the severe weather that is expected in Alabama today and tonight. The state of emergency goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. CDT. In the Alabama News Network viewing area, the state of emergency covers Greene, Hale, Marengo and Perry counties, which are all in West Alabama….

UPDATE: New Tornado Watch Until 3AM Thursday; Includes Montgomery

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE Alabama News Network is tracking severe weather that will be moving across Alabama through early Thursday morning. Our Weather Authority team of meteorologists says to expect more severe weather tonight and overnight, which will include the threat for tornadoes, possibly EF-2 or greater. A PDS Tornado Watch (Particularly Dangerous Situation) is in effect until 3AM Thursday for…

PHOTOS: Storm Damage in Autauga County

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WATCH: Possible Tornado Caught on Camera in Demopolis

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what appeared to be a tornado forming near downtown Demopolis on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Demopolis. Marengo County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar shortly after 2 p.m. Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler and Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett tracked…

WATCH: Possible Funnel Cloud Caught on Camera Near Selma

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what looked like a funnel cloud on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Selma. Dallas County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar at around 12:30 p.m. Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett and Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler tracked the storm as it…