Weather Service asks Alabama residents to prepare for possible severe weather next week

Car damaged after the March 2018 Jacksonville State University tornadoes. (Pete Conroy)

The U.S.National Weather Service Birmingham Office is asking residents of Central Alabama to prepare for possible severe weather between February 28th and 29th.

Here is the message they sent out via Facebook:

“Some of you may have heard about the potential for a severe weather event next week, currently in the Wednesday (2/28) to Thursday (2/29) timeframe. That’s certainly something we’re keeping an eye on, as warm spring-like conditions are expected by Monday and Tuesday of next week before a dynamic weather system moves into the region.

At this point, exact timing, severity, and types of hazards are still to-be-determined.  We’ll let you know as soon as we know additional details, but in the meantime it’s a good opportunity to re-check your severe weather safety plan if you haven’t thought about it in a while. Our peak spring severe weather season is just around the corner.”

Severe weather preparedness sale tax holiday

As reported by The Bama Buzz, beginning today the state of Alabama launches its annual weekend severe weather preparedness sale tax holiday. Here is our story with a list of eligible items available for the tax break. 

17+ items you can buy for the upcoming Alabama severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

Not shopping this weekend? Consider dusting off your severe weather plan. Don’t have one?

Our sister publication Bham Now published an invaluable step by step checklist back in 2020. 

Severe weather expected Saturday. Do you have a plan Birmingham? Here is a checklist.

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Pat Byington
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