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Hi everyone! Been lurking around this forum since 2002 (seriously!).

I was wondering, what would you say are the top 10 Alabama weather events of the past 50 years, and in what order would you rank them in terms of historical significance?
 
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The 2011 and 1974 Super Outbreaks have to be #1 and #2, I think, and the April 1977 and April 1998 tornadoes are surely top ten. I guess Ivan and Katrina would be up there, maybe Camille and Opal too?
 

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I'll call your blizzard of 93 and raise you an ice storm of 1985!
I forget about the Blizzard of 93 because I saw nary a flake. Now that ice storm......craziest thing I ever seen. I remember after a few days my dad and I had to walk up to Country Food Town(you know the place) to get a few things we were running out of.
 

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I forget about the Blizzard of 93 because I saw nary a flake. Now that ice storm......craziest thing I ever seen. I remember after a few days my dad and I had to walk up to Country Food Town(you know the place) to get a few things we were running out of.
Its the only time in my life where I watched people ice skate down the road in front of my house. My brother and I would dive head first across the yard and see who could break the most wild onion ice spikes.
 
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So we have four tornado events, four tropical cyclones and two winter wx events, that makes ten!

Although, I've read Ivan didn't cause any deaths in Alabama. Maybe Frederic should take its place? Sorting out the most impactful (cost/deaths) TC landfalls to Alabama specifically might take some time.
 

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Snowpocalypse of January 2014 should receive an honorable mention. That brought Central AL to its knees for days.

One of the more crazy events in my almost 9 year tenure in Alabama.
 

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‘93 Blizzard and 4/27 stick out on my mind as well forecasted as in we saw it coming and it came to pass. After each we had many fantasy and hyped events that never came to pass. This forum has really cooled on fantasy and hype which is good. What Epic Failed Fantasy Storm cancel school buy all the bread and milk for nothing event sticks out ?
 

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The 1980 Heat Wave and the 1982 Ice Storm had major impacts on Central Alabama as well. Obviously not to the level of most of the events mentioned above but still memorable.
 

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2010 White Christmas might not make the cut, but deserves honorable mention due to how rare a white Christmas is in Alabama
 
Hi everyone! Been lurking around this forum since 2002 (seriously!).

I was wondering, what would you say are the top 10 Alabama weather events of the past 50 years, and in what order would you rank them in terms of historical significance?
There are a lot of events that are worthy of being ranked high. Here is my quickly thrown together list:

1. April 27, 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak
2."Storm of the Century" - Blizzard of 1993
3. April 3-4, 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
4. Hurricane Ivan
5. March 21, 1932 Tornado Outbreak (not last 50 years, but still a big one)
6. 1982 Ice Storm
7. Hurricane Frederic
8. April 8, 1998 Oak Grove tornado
9. Hurricane Opal
10. Snowpocalypse - January 28, 2014

Honorable mention: Droughts of 2007 and 2016
 
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Yeah, forgot about the 2016 drought. You’d look at the horizon in any direction and you could see brush fire smoke plumes. Not to mention, all of the dead trees the following spring that didn’t flush.
 

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We are coming upon the 25th anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado of 1994 that hit Goshen United Methodist Church north of Piedmont during Palm Sunday service. Question, how close did the Shoal Creek, Ohatchee, Piedmont tornado of April 27, 2011 come to hitting Goshen UMC again?
 

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We are coming upon the 25th anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado of 1994 that hit Goshen United Methodist Church north of Piedmont during Palm Sunday service. Question, how close did the Shoal Creek, Ohatchee, Piedmont tornado of April 27, 2011 come to hitting Goshen UMC again?
Looks like it was roughly 1.5 miles north of the Goshen UMC
 

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