EDITORIAL: Stay alert for watches, warnings during tornado season in northeastern Alabama

James Bennett, The Anniston Star, Ala.
·5 min read

Feb. 26—The Deep South has two tornado seasons.

One spans from March until May. The other falls in November and December.

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James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or jbennett@annistonstar.com.