Very Mild Weather Continues…Severe Weather Ahead?…Monday Afternoon Forecast – 4:50pm Update

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Good Monday afternoon to you! The weather turned out very nice after a cloudy start to the day. Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures are making mid April feel more like mid May. Highs have reached the lower 80s across much of west and south Alabama, while central Alabama is reaching the middle 70s. Conditions will remain mild through tonight, with a little fog in spots. Lows will drop into the middle 60s tonight.

Much of the week will feature quiet and mild weather, with no major rain or storm event through Thursday. Highs will reach the lower to middle 80s in many spots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Skies will remain partly cloudy, with the risk of a passing afternoon storm. I wouldn’t be shocked if a strong storm develops due to afternoon heating. The pattern will favor summer-like weather through Thursday.

Severe weather possible on Friday…. A strong April storm system will feature a big severe weather outbreak west of Alabama on Thursday. This system will move into Alabama sometime early Friday morning. As the lifting mechanism moves into Alabama Friday morning, we’ll likely deal with an intense squall line. Instability looks rather low early Friday, but if the front speeds up or slows down 12 hours, the risk of severe weather will increase for our area. At this time, the best time frame is from 5am to 11am for the squall line. Again, this could change some. If the line holds off until after lunch, the risk will increase due to higher instability from daytime heating. At this time, the main risk is damaging winds. An isolated tornado or two is also possible…

The weather over the weekend looks really nice for A-day happening in Tuscaloosa. Skies will become sunny on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Lows will get rather cool at night, with a low in the lower 40s.  

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Several Tornadoes Found Across Alabama From Thursday’s Storms… Monday Update – 2:45pm

Good Monday afternoon! As of 2:45pm, we are getting new information from Thursday’s severe weather event. The National Weather Service found several tornado paths across the state. Some of these tornado paths did not have a warning with them. Please understand, these storms were low topped and low level rotation can be hard to see with radar. The National Weather Service issues warnings for central Alabama, and they do a great job with the warning system. This event is proof that low topped squall line spin-ups are hard to warn for. Below are the tornado reports and details…

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

1020 PM CDT SUN APR 14 2013

…ADDITION OF WALKER TORNADO AND WINSTON TORNADO…

…NO MORE SURVEYS PLANNED AT THIS TIME WITH 7 TORNADOES IDENTIFIED FROM THE APRIL 11 STORMS…

A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM MOVED THROUGH CENTRAL ALABAMA DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS ON APRIL 11. DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS…SEVERAL DISCRETE SUPERCELLS MOVED INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA AHEAD OF THE LINE OF STORMS AND PRODUCED SEVERAL AREAS OF DAMAGE IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA. ONCE THE LINE OF STORMS MOVED INTO THE AREA…SEVERAL SEGMENTS OF THE LINE ISOLATED POCKETS OF DAMAGING WINDS AND DOWNED TREES. BY LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING SEVERAL SEGMENTS ALONG THE LINE OF STORMS BEGAN TO ROTATE IN A MORE UNSTABLE AIRMASS ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE LINE AS IT  MOVED SLOWLY EASTWARD. STORM SURVEY TEAMS WILL CONTINUE TO GATHER  INFORMATION TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE AND THE CAUSE.

SURVEY SUMMARY:

.TORNADO #1 MACEDONIA/ETHELSVILLE (PICKENS COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  12.37 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1050 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

 

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             1248 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         3.52 MI NW OF PICKENSVILLE / PICKENS / AL

START LAT/LON:          33.2654 / -88.3072

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               106 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           0.77 MI E OF ETHELSVILLE / PICKENS / AL

END LAT/LON:            33.4142 / -88.1995

THIS TORNADO WAS A CONTINUATION OF THE NOXUBEE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI  TORNADO. THE DATA CONTAINED HERE WILL ADDRESS ONLY THE ALABAMA  SECTION.

 THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA STATE LINE 3.52  MILES NORTHWEST OF PICKENSVILLE. THIS LOCATION WAS RIGHT ACROSS  ALICEVILLE LAKE. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST TO NEAR HIGHWAY 14.  THE DAMAGE IN WESTERN PICKENS WAS RELATIVELY MINOR BUT DAMAGED  SEVERAL PINE TREES ALONG THE PATH.

THE TORNADO THEN TOOK A MORE NORTH NORTHEAST PATH…A SLIGHT LEFT  TURN…AND NEARLY PARALLELED HIGHWAY 75 FOR SEVERAL MILES. THE  TORNADO STRENGTHENED FROM NEAR JIM DILL ROAD TO PINE GROVE  ROAD…DESTROYING SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS AND CAUSING SIGNIFICANT  DAMAGE TO A WELL-BUILT TWO STORY HOME…AND SNAPPING OFF AND  UPROOTING HUNDREDS OF TREES. JUST PAST PINE GROVE ROAD…A  MANUFACTURED HOME SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND SOME HARDWOOD  TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE MACEDONIA  COMMUNITY.

AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED JOHN MOORE ROAD…IT SLIGHTLY TURNED  RIGHT…AND MOVED NORTHEAST AGAIN. THIS AREA WAS AT THE EDGE OF  ETHELSVILLE WHERE SEVERAL HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE  DESTROYED, AND MANY TREES WERE ALSO DOWNED IN THIS STRETCH.

 THE TORNADO CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 30 JUST EAST OF DOWNTOWN ETHELSVILLE  AND LIFTED AFTER IT CROSSED A BRANCH OF KINCAID CREEK.

.TORNADO #2 MILL CREEK (WALKER COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.49 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             245 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         2.06 MI NNW OF CARBON HILL / WALKER / AL

START LAT/LON:          33.9197 / -87.5361

 

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               251 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           2.50 MI SE OF NAUVOO / WALKER / AL

END LAT/LON:            33.9628 / -87.4577

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 3/4 OF A MILE SOUTHWEST OF  DOGTOWN ROAD, NEAR SEAMORE MOUNTAIN. THIS WAS IN THE MILL CREEK  WATERSHED. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED DOGTOWN ROAD  WHERE IT UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND  CROSSED HIGHWAY 78 AND RITTER ROAD. THIS WAS THE LOCATION WHERE THE  MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED. DOZENS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED AND  ONE SINGLE FAMILY HOME HAD PORTIONS OF ITS ROOF AND ROOF DECKING  REMOVED. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED NIX ROAD, NAUVOO  ROAD, JAGGER ROAD, JOHNSON ROAD, AND SLICK LIZZARD ROAD. MINOR  STRUCTURE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG THESE ROADS WITH ADDITIONAL TREE  DAMAGE. THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED NORTHEAST OF SLICK LIZZARD ROAD  BEFORE IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 5. THIS DAMAGE COULD NOT BE LINKED TO THE  TORNADO IN SOUTHERN WINSTON COUNTY AT POPLAR SPRINGS.

.TORNADO #3 POPLAR SPRINGS (WINSTON COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.63 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   250 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             257 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         7.00 MI SE OF LYNN / WINSTON / AL

START LAT/LON:          34.0128 / -87.4332

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               300 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           7.70 MI SSE OF DOUBLE SPRINGS / WINSTON / AL

END LAT/LON:            34.0346 / -87.3940

 THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A WOODED, RURAL AREA WEST OF COUNTY ROAD  21 AND EAST OF INDIAN CREEK. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST AND  GENERALLY PARALLEL TO COUNTY ROAD 21. A HARDWOOD TREE SNAPPED AND  FELL ON A MOBILE HOME NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE PATH ON COUNTY ROAD  21. ADDITIONALLY, THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED DOZENS OF TREES  BEYOND A STRIP MINE AREA. THE TORNADO COMPLETELY REMOVED THE ROOF OF  A 50 TO 60 YEAR OLD HOME, DAMAGED ANOTHER NEARBY RESIDENCE, AND  SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL MORE TREES, ONE OF WHICH CRUSHED A  SMALL PRODUCE STAND. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST WHERE IT  DEMOLISHED A LARGE SHED IN THE PARKING LOT OF A STRIP MINE, AND  DAMAGED THE MINE OFFICE. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 195 WHERE  IT TOPPLED MORE TREES WHICH FELL ONTO NEARBY RESIDENCES. THE TORNADO  LIFTED EAST OF HIGHWAY 195 BEFORE IT REACHED COUNTY ROAD 8.  A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN  HUNTSVILLE FOR PERFORMING THIS STORM SURVEY.

.TORNADO #4 NORTHERN SMITH LAKE (WINSTON COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.16 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             310 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         3.55 MI W OF HOUSTON / WINSTON / AL

START LAT/LON:          34.1421 / -87.3203

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               313 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           3.71 MI WNW OF HOUSTON / WINSTON / AL

END LAT/LON:            34.1590 / -87.3199

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 278 NEAR COUNTY ROAD 3105.  THIS LOCATION WAS JUST EAST OF THE WINSTON COUNTY AIRPORT. THE  TORNADO TRACKED GENERALLY NORTH WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED  NUMEROUS TREES. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ALONG THE LAKE SHORE AND  CROSSED THE LAKE. ONE BOAT HOUSE WAS DESTROYED AND A PONTOON BOAT  INSIDE WAS FLIPPED OVER. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES FELL ONTO LAKE HOMES  AND SHEDS ALONG GARY’S ROAD AND SPILLER ROAD. THE TORNADO WEAKENED  AS IT APPROACHED ROBINSON BOTTOM ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED AFTER IT  CROSSED ROBINSON BOTTOM ROAD.

 A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN  HUNTSVILLE FOR PERFORMING THIS STORM SURVEY.

.TORNADO #5 ADDISON (WINSTON COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.38 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             326 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         3.63 MI ESE OF ADDISON / WINSTON / AL

START LAT/LON:          34.1931 / -87.1196

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               327 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           3.43 MI ESE OF ADDISON / WINSTON / AL

END LAT/LON:            34.1984 / -87.1218

 THE BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A FIELD JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE  INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 45 AND COUNTY ROAD 3734. THIS LOCATION  WAS APPROXIMATELY 3.49 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ADDISON. THE TORNADO  SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL LARGE TREES, COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED TWO  SHEDS, AND DAMAGED A DOUBLE WIDE HOME WHERE A WOMAN WAS INJURED. THE  WOMAN WAS INJURED AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO ENTER HER VEHICLE AND GO TO A  SHELTER. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH NORTHWEST WHERE IT TWISTED AND  ROLLED AN UNOCCUPIED MOBILE HOME OVER 50 YARDS. THE TORNADO SNAPPED  SEVERAL MORE TREES AND ROLLED AN UNSECURED MOBILE HOME ON DAKOTA  DRIVE. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST BEYOND DAKOTA DRIVE.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN  HUNTSVILLE FOR PERFORMING THIS STORM SURVEY.

 .TORNADO #6 GULLY CREEK (BIBB COUNTY)……

 RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  20.16 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             418 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         6.93 MI SSW OF CENTREVILLE / BIBB / AL

START LAT/LON:          32.8455 / -87.1709

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               441 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           2.96 MI SE OF BRIERFIELD / BIBB / AL

END LAT/LON:            33.0034 / -86.8788

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ABERCROMBIE ROAD  (COUNTY ROAD 51)AND HARRISBURG ROAD IN THE TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST  OF SOUTHERN BIBB COUNTY. THE ONLY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE  BEGINNING OF THE PATH WHERE A HOME HAD SOME SIDING TORN OFF.  OTHERWISE…THE DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO TREES.

THE DAMAGE WAS RATHER WEAK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PATH BUT THE  TORNADO STRENGTHENED AS IT MOVED UP COUNTY ROAD 51. THE GREATEST  TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED ABOUT 3 MILES UP THE PATH. NUMEROUS TREES WERE  EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR WHERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  NORTHEAST AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 219 AND HIGHWAY 82.

THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS ANTIOCH ROAD  (COUNTY ROAD 20) AND HIGHWAY 139. THE TORNADO EVENTUALLY LIFTED  IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE BIBB CHILTON COUNTY LINE ON COUNTY ROAD 2.

.TORNADO #7 NOTASULGA (MACON COUNTY)……

RATING:                 EF-2

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.08 MI

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             APR 11 2013

START TIME:             834 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         4 MI SW OF NOTASULGA / MACON / AL

START LAT/LON:          32.5327 / -85.7365

END DATE:               APR 11 2013

END TIME:               844 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           2 MI NW OF NOTASULGA / LEE / AL

END LAT/LON:            32.5967 / -85.6934

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ST JOHNS CHURCH ROAD AT  SAINT JOHNS CHURCH. SEVERAL TREE BRANCHES WERE DAMAGED ALONG WITH  SEVERAL OVERTURNED GRAVE MARKERS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH-  NORTHEAST CROSSING HARDWICH STREET WHERE SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS  SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE TORNADO PROCEEDED TO CROSS COUNTY ROAD 39   AND STATE ROAD 14 WHERE SEVERAL MORE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE  DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. ON COUNTY ROAD 39 ONE BRICK HOME HAD MAJOR  ROOFING LOSS AND WINDOW GLASS BREAKAGE. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS CAUSED  FROM FLYING GLASS. ALSO IN THE SAME AREA…ONE MOBILE HOME HAD  SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WHILE ANOTHER WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE  TORNADO CROSSED STATE ROAD 14…AND REACHED ITS MAXIMUM INTENSITY.  IT SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED A TWO STORY WELL BUILD HOME. THERE WAS A  CONSIDERABLE LOSS OF ROOF MATERIAL ALONG WITH ONE OUTER WALL  COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH ANOTHER OUTER WALL SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED.  IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE FAMILY OF FIVE TOOK COVER IN AN INTERIOR  CLOSET ON THE LOWEST LEVEL WHICH KEPT THEM FROM SIGNIFICANT INJURY.  THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED FURTHER NORTHEAST WHERE IT DAMAGED AN  ADDITIONAL OUTBUILDING PAVILION. IT LIFTED ALONG ROXANA ROAD  JUST INSIDE LEE COUNTY.

NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING  PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND  PARTNERS. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO  HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES…PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY  MANAGEMENT OFFICE…OR CALL OUR STORM REPORTING HOTLINE AT  1-800-856-0758.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE

FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH

EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH

EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH

EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH

EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200 MPH

EF5…VIOLENT…>200 MPH

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2 Years Ago Today… April 15th, 2011… Look Back at This Historic Tornado Outbreak

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We look back to this day in history only 2 years ago, when a deadly tornado outbreak happened in Alabama. This was a record breaking event, where several people died and numerous people were injured. Only a week and a half later, April 27th would beat the April 15th records by far. This would be the first of two events to produce a tornado in Tuscaloosa. In Tuscaloosa, the April 15th tornado was rated EF-3 and the April 27th tornado was rated EF-4. Several other towns across Alabama were hit twice by these two historic events. Below is information on the April 15th event, put together by the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

April 15, 2011 Tornado Outbreak:
A POTENT STORM SYSTEM AFFECTED A LARGE PART OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES. SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED FROM THURSDAY APRIL 14TH THROUGH SATURDAY APRIL 16TH. TORNADOES WERE REPORTED IN KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS, LOUISIANA, MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS. ADDITIONALLY…DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND LARGE HAIL OCCURRED.

NUMEROUS LONG-LIVED SUPERCELLS DEVELOPED ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA FRIDAY APRIL 15TH. THESE SUPERCELL PRODUCED CYCLIC TORNADOES THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFETIMES. THOUSANDS OF TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS SIGNIFICANT.

A surface low, which had developed across the Central Plains on Thursday, the 14th, deepened as it moved into the Mid-Mississippi Valley.  In response to this deepening, surface dew points in the middle to upper 60s surged northward into Central Alabama and deep vertical wind shear increased.  By the morning of Friday, the 15th, it was evident environmental conditions were going to be perfect for tornadic supercell development.  The Storm Prediction Center issued the first Tornado Watch for Central Alabama prior to 8 am and supercell development began just after 11 am across central Mississippi.  These storms crept across the Mississippi and dropped multiple damaging tornadoes.  The first tornado warning in Central Alabama was issued at 1152 am in Marengo County and warnings were issued until 1215 am the next morning.

Central Alabama April 15th Statistics

-April 15th was one of the largest tornado outbreaks in Central Alabama history by the number of tornado occurrences.
-There were 29 confirmed tornadoes in Central Alabama on April 15th.
-The combined tornado damage path length in Central Alabama was 244.23 miles.
-Ten of the tornadoes had damage path lengths over 10 miles long.
-Three tornadoes started outside Central Alabama.
-There were at least 10 injuries reported and 4 people lost their lives
-Tornado Watch 140 was in effect from 733 am CDT until 3 pm CDT.
-Tornado Watch 141 was in effect from 1121 am CDT until 9 pm CDT.
-Tornado Watch 146 was in effect from 751 pm CDT until 3 am CDT.
-NWS BMX issued 45 Tornado Warnings.
-NWS BMX issued 19 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

Number of Tornadoes by EF-Scale

EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5
5 10 10 4 0 0
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