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The June 12, 2019 Birmingham severe thunderstorms were a series of severe thunderstorms that directly impacted the city of Birmingham, Alabama during the afternoon hours, doing extensive wind damage, killing one person, injuring 17 others, and causing at least $83 million in damages. The storms brought gusts as high as 79 mph to some locations, and there were 7 different reports of tornadoes doing damage.

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On June 9, the Storm Prediction Center issued an Enhanced Risk of severe weather for the following day. Upon initiation of thunderstorms, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for much of Alabama, and by 1025 CDT, the first of 3 severe thunderstorms began affecting the area, bringing 2.5 inch hail and 70 mph wind gusts. The severe thunderstorm that affected the city at 1345 CDT was so severe that it prompted the issuance of a tornado warning after several reports of funnel clouds were received from numerous sources. The 3rd and final severe thunderstorm to affect the city arrived at around 1700 CDT, and brought 3.5 inch hail, 79 mph wind gusts, and 97mm of rainfall, causing numerous instances of severe flash flooding.

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