…Alabama’s Worst Tornado Day…a Look at the Great Storm of March 21, 1932…57 years ago…
March 20, 1932 dawned warm and springlike across Alabama. By afternoon, temperatures reached the 80s in most of the state.
It was a Sunday. The Birmingham News featured a front page story saluting the arrival of spring officially scheduled for 1:54 p.m. that same day.
Said the news, “Spring will bring thoughts of love to the young men and thoughts of new clothes to women.” They continued, “Baseball is in the air, new clothes are on the streets, Easter is only a week away and spring is on her throne.”
But disaster lurked in the wings.
And next day it hit…deadly tornadoes…the greatest catastrophe ever to hit Alabama.