Today is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day across the state of Alabama. The purpose of the day is to highlight the uptick in severe weather and tornadoes that occur from late October through early December and to remind people that severe weather can sometimes occur thru the winter months.
By far, March to May are historically the most active months for tornado activity, but after a lull in the summer months, tornado activity reaches a secondary maximum during the month of November. However in the last 10 years we have seen more days with tornadoes in the month of October than in November.
Here's a list of some recent fall severe weather events from the National Weather Service in Huntsville:
Recent Fall Season Severe Weather Episodes across the Huntsville NWS Forecast Area