Today is devoted to severe thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Alabama any time of the day, month or year. There are about 2000 thunderstorms in progress around the world at any given moment. However, less than one percent of these thunderstorms are classified as severe. Severe thunderstorms are defined as thunderstorms that produce one inch hail or larger and or strong wind gusts of 58 miles per hour or greater. Severe hail that is one inch in diameter is roughly the size of a quarter.
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