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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:00 am

A towering radar alongside a twisting road in the mountains of Jackson County was the primary way meteorologists tracked an April 27, 2011, tornado that produced winds of as much as 210 mph and exceeded a mile in width.

The National Weather Service office in Huntsville used a second radar — the same one available at the airport in 1974 — to help warn residents in Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan counties.

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