severe weather awareness week

Safe from the Storm: Myths about Lightning

Lightning is a frequent part of severe weather, even routine summer thunderstorms. But myths about lightning are as common as seeing the bolts in the sky. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, we want to shatter some of those myths — like whether you should crouch near the ground if you see lightning outdoors or whether lightning…

Safe from the Storm: How Are Watches and Warnings Issued?

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. As part of that, Alabama News Network wants to make sure you’re always prepared for severe weather. Weather Authority Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett shows you who issues severe weather watches and warnings and how meteorologists and emergency officials stay in constant contact with each other any time there is a severe weather outbreak….

Starting Friday: State Sales Tax Holiday Weekend on Storm Preparedness Items

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, which leads up to the annual state sales tax holiday weekend on certain storm preparedness items. This will be the 10th state sales tax holiday weekend. It was started in 2012, in response to the massive April 27th tornadoes from the year before. From Friday through Sunday, you won’t have to pay…