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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:24

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WUUS54 KBMX 110223
SVRBMX
ALC021-110330-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0158.150811T0223Z-150811T0330Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
923 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 923 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR TALLADEGA SPRINGS TO NEAR CALERA TO NEAR
CENTREVILLE…MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CALERA…CLANTON…JEMISON…THORSBY…MAPLESVILLE…BILLINGSLEY…
PLECHER…GAP OF THE MOUNTAIN…CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK…
HIGGINS FERRY PARK…POOLES CROSSROADS…PARNELL…VERBENA…
MITCHELL LAKE…LAY LAKE DAM…LAY LAKE…ISABELLA…I 65 REST
AREA…WAXAHATCHEE CREEK AND CAMPBELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT…LON 3266 8702 3284 8702 3284 8688 3307 8688
3307 8661 3306 8662 3302 8656 3302 8652
3293 8651 3291 8649 3287 8648 3286 8645
3282 8646 3275 8638 3275 8641 3272 8642
3271 8646 3271 8671 3266 8672
TIME…MOT…LOC 0223Z 345DEG 29KT 3313 8649 3303 8678 3304 8711

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

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Damaging Winds in Shelby County

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:15

60-65 mph winds being reported in Pelham right now.

The strongest winds are from just east of Helena to Pelham extending to near and just east of Alabaster. They will move to near and just east of Calera.

They show up in this graphic as the bright greens into light blues.

Be prepared for significant tree and power line damage.

Heads up Tuscaloosa County: damaging winds are developing over northwestern Tuscaloosa Counties. These damaging winds will spread south southeastward toward COker, Northport, Tuscaloosa, Holt and Coaling.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Tuscaloosa & Pickens Counties

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 855 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
MOVING SOUTH AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…ALICEVILLE…GORDO…REFORM…
CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…
COALING…VANCE…COKER…ETHELSVILLE…MCMULLEN…TUSCALOOSA
AMPHITHEATER…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…LAKE WILDWOOD…MERCEDES BENZ
OF ALABAMA AND BINION CREEK LANDING.

Large hail and damaging winds, as well as continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Take precautionary measures and move indoors immediately.

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Intense Winds Moving Through Jefferson, Into Shelby

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

Intense winds associated with the severe thunderstorm across southwestern Jefferson County are over 70 mph just above the surface on Doppler radar.

These winds are likely reaching the surface as 60 mph winds that can cause serious tree and power line damage.

The strongest winds are now extending from Bessemer to Bluff Park to the Hoover Met. The strongest winds are moving toward Helena and Pelham. They will remain generally west of I-65.

Be in a safe place as these storms approach!

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WUUS54 KBMX 110156
SVRBMX
ALC107-125-110300-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0157.150811T0156Z-150811T0300Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
856 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 855 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
MOVING SOUTH AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…ALICEVILLE…GORDO…REFORM…
CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…
COALING…VANCE…COKER…ETHELSVILLE…MCMULLEN…TUSCALOOSA
AMPHITHEATER…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…LAKE WILDWOOD…MERCEDES BENZ
OF ALABAMA AND BINION CREEK LANDING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT…LON 3353 8827 3352 8768 3357 8766 3358 8732
3352 8732 3351 8726 3348 8729 3349 8733
3346 8734 3342 8725 3331 8716 3327 8706
3325 8707 3319 8720 3315 8720 3312 8784
3315 8784 3311 8794 3309 8832
TIME…MOT…LOC 0155Z 351DEG 18KT 3348 8745 3345 8822

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Shelby & NE Bibb Counties

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:37

New warnings have been issued for Shelby County and Northeastern Bibb County.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 834 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM THE SUMMIT TO NORTH JOHNS…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…PELHAM…HELENA…CALERA…CHELSEA…
MONTEVALLO…COLUMBIANA…WILSONVILLE…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…
WOODSTOCK…WEST BLOCTON…WILTON…UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO…
BRIERFIELD IRONWORKS PARK…ASHBY…MEADOWBROOK…LAY LAKE…OAK
MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AND MAYLENE.

These storms have the potential of producing widespread wind damage, as they have done across Walker and Jefferson Counties. Large hail and deadly lightning is also occurring with these storms, so take precautionary measures and move indoors!

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: South Jefferson, SW Talladega & SW Clay Counties

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:18

New warnings have been issued for Southern Jefferson County, Southwestern Talladega County and Southwestern Clay County.

A 73 mph wind was just measured at Adamsville northwest of Birmingham.

This set of storms will prduce significant tree and power line damage.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SYCAMORE…
OR 7 MILES NORTH OF SYLACAUGA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SYLACAUGA…CHILDERSBURG…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…FAYETTEVILLE…
SYCAMORE…ALPINE…WINTERBORO…OVERBROOK…ROSELLE…MIGNON…
GANTTS QUARRY…SYLACAUGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…VARNONS AND HOLLINS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ALSO ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 815 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR FORESTDALE TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GORGAS STEAM
PLANT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…BESSEMER…HOMEWOOD…
MOUNTAIN BROOK…HUEYTOWN…GARDENDALE…IRONDALE…FAIRFIELD…
FULTONDALE…PLEASANT GROVE…TARRANT…MIDFIELD…ADAMSVILLE…
BRIGHTON…LIPSCOMB…GRAYSVILLE…SYLVAN SPRINGS AND BROOKSIDE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Talladega and Clay County

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:09

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SYCAMORE…
OR 7 MILES NORTH OF SYLACAUGA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SYLACAUGA…CHILDERSBURG…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…FAYETTEVILLE…
SYCAMORE…ALPINE…WINTERBORO…OVERBROOK…ROSELLE…MIGNON…
GANTTS QUARRY…SYLACAUGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…VARNONS AND HOLLINS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Walker/Jefferson

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:59

A new warning for Walker and northwestern Jefferson Counties.

It includes the northwestern part of the Birmingham Metro from Fultondale to Pleasant Grove and Concord.

Storms are lined up from Oakman to Parish, Cordova, Dora and Sumiton. They are pushing southeast.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 756 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER ROCKY
HOLLOW…OR OVER DORA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SUMITON…CORDOVA…DORA…PLEASANT GROVE…TARRANT…
ADAMSVILLE…GRAYSVILLE…SYLVAN SPRINGS…BROOKSIDE…PARRISH…
MULGA…OAKMAN…MAYTOWN…WEST JEFFERSON…CARDIFF…
MINOR AND GORGAS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Walker County

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:28

  
Severe thunderstorms extend from Carbon Hill to Jasper this evening.  These storms will be into northwestern Jefferson County within the hour and will impact Birmingham around 9 pm. 

Other storms that are severe are over northern Jefferson County now in the Kimberly area moving southeast toward Pinson and Trussville. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 727 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CURRY…OR 7
MILES NORTHEAST OF JASPER…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
JASPER…SUMITON…CORDOVA…DORA…CARBON HILL…PARRISH…
SIPSEY…KANSAS…NAUVOO…CURRY…SMITH DAM…ROCKY HOLLOW…
BELOIT…LYNNS PARK…SMITH LAKE…RACCOON BRANCH…GAMBLE…
POWELLVILLE…LUPTON AND TOWNLEY.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Northern Jefferson, SW Blount, Eastern Walker

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:09

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN BLOUNT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
EASTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 706 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SIPSEY…OR
9 MILES NORTH OF SUMITON…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GARDENDALE…WARRIOR…KIMBERLY…MORRIS…TRAFFORD…HAYDEN…
SIPSEY…NECTAR…COUNTY LINE…BANGOR…BLOUNT SPRINGS…
ARKADELPHIA…PARTRIDGE CROSSROADS…MOUNT OLIVE…RICKWOOD
CAVERNS…EMPIRE AND SMOKE RISE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : BMX@ 8/10/2015 6:32:08 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:32

This is the text of a severe weather warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Stand by for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.

WUUS54 KBMX 102330
SVRBMX
ALC027-029-111-110030-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0150.150810T2330Z-150811T0030Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
630 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 629 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR HEFLIN TO 7 MILES EAST OF OXFORD LAKE TO NEAR
OXFORD TO ANNISTON REGIONAL AIRPORT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROANOKE…HEFLIN…WEDOWEE…LAKE WEDOWEE…RANBURNE…
EDWARDSVILLE…WOODLAND…MORRISON CROSS ROADS…DELTA…CRYSTAL
LAKE…FOSTERS CROSS ROADS…BARFIELD…ABERNATHY…MOUNT CHEAHA…
CORINTH…NAPOLEON…HOLLIS CROSSROADS…ROCK STAND…NEWELL AND
SWEETWATER LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

LAT…LON 3313 8544 3348 8591 3350 8590 3350 8585
3354 8580 3356 8579 3356 8575 3360 8574
3363 8566 3365 8564 3377 8564 3380 8560
3364 8534 3313 8524
TIME…MOT…LOC 2329Z 311DEG 30KT 3373 8562 3359 8569 3357 8579 3357
8586

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

05/MA

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Clay, Randolph and Cleburne

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:30

  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 629 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR HEFLIN TO 7 MILES EAST OF OXFORD LAKE TO NEAR
OXFORD TO ANNISTON REGIONAL AIRPORT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROANOKE…HEFLIN…WEDOWEE…LAKE WEDOWEE…RANBURNE…
EDWARDSVILLE…WOODLAND…MORRISON CROSS ROADS…DELTA…CRYSTAL
LAKE…FOSTERS CROSS ROADS…BARFIELD…ABERNATHY…MOUNT CHEAHA…
CORINTH…NAPOLEON…HOLLIS CROSSROADS…ROCK STAND…NEWELL AND
SWEETWATER LAKE.

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Northeast Alabama Storms

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 17:18

Another batch of thunderstorms is pushing east southeast across Northeast Alabama this afternoon in the wake of the earlier mesoscale convective system that moved into Georgia earlier.

The forward speed is only about 15 mph.

The storms are moving into the Gadsden area at this time.

They are not severe, but will have gusty winds, frequent lightning, very heavy rains and some ominous cloud formations with them.

They will impact the rest of Etowah County as well as northeastern St. Clair County, extending back into Blount and Cullman Counties.

Additional storms are trying to to form to the southwest through the Birmingham Metro, but they are having a tough time so far despite healthy instabilities in the 3,500 joules/kg range. One is northwest of Morris in northern Jefferson County, and another is over extreme northeastern Tuscaloosa County. The Tuscaloosa County cell will move into far western Jefferson County shortly and could affect western sections of Birmingham eventually.

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A Few Storms Tonight; Lower Humidity Wednesday

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:31

RADAR CHECK: Strong storms continue to develop across North Alabama this afternoon… moving east…

We will maintain the risk of showers and storms tonight into tomorrow morning with the approach of a surface front (we never call them “cold” fronts in August)… some of you might hear some pre-dawn thunder with these storms early tomorrow.

Then, by tomorrow afternoon, the main threat of showers and storms will shift down into South Alabama as the front continues to work southward. The sky becomes partly sunny over the northern counties, with a high in the low 90s.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Dry, continental air will drop down into North and Central Alabama on these days, making it feel very comfortable for August. Highs will be in the 88-91 degree range, humidity levels will be lower, and nights will be cooler. We hit the mid 60s early Thursday, with some of the cooler spots dropping down to near 60. Sunny days, clear nights.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture will begin to return; a few “pop up” afternoon storms are possible Friday, and we will forecast very typical summer weather for Saturday and Sunday. Partly sunny days with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. Highs over the weekend will be very close to 90 degrees.

We will go with a persistence forecast into early next week; we do note the 12Z GFS shows a closed upper low over New Orleans Monday; no confidence that will actually develop. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: We project about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily on the coast from Panama City west to Gulf Shores through the weekend, with a passing storm from time to time. Photo below is from Panama City Beach this morning (from @gakawell)

Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 80s, with low to mid 90s inland. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… you can watch it on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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Hot And Humid; Afternoon Storms

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:31

AT DAYBREAK: It is a warm, humid morning across the great state of Alabama with temperatures generally in the 70s. We do note strong storms northwest of here around Memphis…

This batch of storms will move into North Alabama later this morning, and will work southward this afternoon. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s before the storms arrive, but the rain will cool things down nicely this afternoon.

We should also note SPC has the northern half of the state in a “marginal” severe weather risk for this afternoon and tonight…

The prime risk from the heavier storms will come from strong straight line winds.

TOMORROW: A surface boundary will push through the state, something that doesn’t happen too much in August. The high resolution NAM model suggests the best chance of storms tomorrow will actually come during the morning hours, with the best chance of rain shifting down into South Alabama by afternoon. It won’t be as hot tomorrow with a high at or just over 90 degrees.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Drier, continental air will cover the northern half of the state on these two days, meaning lots of sunshine, lower humidity, and cooler nights. The high will be close to 90, but early Thursday morning we should drop into the mid 60s, with potential for low 60s in cooler spots.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture levels will creep up again, so a few afternoon and evening thunderstorms could pop up, but they should be widely scattered. Highs will be mostly in the low 90s, right at seasonal averages for mid-August in Alabama.

Not much change into early next week; see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Not a bad week on the coast from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores. Of course, you will deal with a passing thunderstorm from time to time, otherwise about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily with highs in the upper 80s on the immediate coast, with low to mid 90s inland. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 81 degrees.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters expect meteor rates to peak at 100+ per hour on the night of Aug. 12-13 when our planet passes through the heart of the debris stream. Perseids produce more fireballs than any other meteor shower of the year. Keep an eye on the night sky.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… watch it on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

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I will be speaking to the residents at Kirkwood By The River this morning… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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A Mostly Sunny, Hot Sunday

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:31

Subtle factors point to fewer showers and storms today across Central Alabama. Precipitable water values were about the same on the Birmingham morning balloon release (1.58” vs. 1.64”). The telling factor is the low level lapse rate. It is less volatile that the one yesterday, which will make it harder for showers to form.

The ones that do form will encounter similar mid-level lapse rates to those of yesterday. So any showers that do form will become healthy storms. But there is a good chance there won’t be any. We will be watching.

Highs today will be warmer than those of yesterday. By noon, temperatures at first order stations across Central Alabama had all reached 90F. It was already 93F at Tuscaloosa.

A decent cumulus field formed along and south of the I-59 Corridor as the mercury reached the convective temperature. As temperatures continue to warm over northwestern counties, the ubiquitous summer clouds will appear there as well. Overnight lows tonight will be in the middle 70s for the most part.

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Summer Heat Hanging On

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:47

August is certainly letting us know that it is still here as summer heat continues to affect Central Alabama. Much of western and southern sections of Central Alabama remain under a heat advisory for today and Monday as afternoon highs climb into the mid and upper 90s with heat indices approaching the 105 mark. Heat advisory is in effect for the area shown in orange on this map.

And just like yesterday, we may see a few showers develop due to the afternoon heating but most areas will remain dry. My rain gauge was fortunate yesterday to be one of those that came under a nice shower with 47 hundredths of an inch falling on my yard.

The upper ridge over the Lower Mississippi River Valley will relinquish its hold on the overall weather pattern as the coming week unfolds. But for the next couple of days, heat advisories will be the rule across much of the Lower Mississippi River Valley into the upcoming week.

The tropics remain quiet, especially the Atlantic Basin where there are very few clouds to even watch. The Eastern Pacific is a little busier, but not too busy. An area of disturbed weather was located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the tip of Baja California and some development of this area is possible during the next couple of days, however, dry air is expected influence any development beyond that.

For those going to the beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida, a heat advisory is in effect through Monday. You can expect 6 to 8 hours of sunshine along the coast with highs in the lower and middle 90s and the potential for a passing shower. Rain chances are about 20 or 30 percent. Looks like the weather will remain warm with showers a possibility through much of the week ahead.

The upper ridge will slide slowly westward into the upcoming week. This is good news for the eastern and southeastern US as the upper air pattern shifts more to a trough along the eastern seaboard. This will also mean a cold front should affect us on Tuesday/Wednesday and usher in some slightly drier air. At midweek the highs should top out around the 90-degree mark which is at least a few degrees cooler that what we’ve been seeing.

Best rain chances will probably come Monday and Tuesday but still only expected to be scattered in nature so not everyone will get wet.

The upper ridge comes back into play by the end of next weekend and into the start of voodoo country. The GFS hints at an upper air disturbance over the Louisiana Gulf Coast around the 16th as does the European which could spell some wet weather for the Southeast US. But those features have a knack for coming and going from run to run so we’ll have to wait and see what the next run brings.

James Spann will be back with the next edition of the Weather Xtreme Video on Monday morning. Enjoy the day and be sure to use some common sense when working or playing outside with this hot weather.

-Brian-

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : BMX@ 8/8/2015 5:56:17 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 17:56

This is the text of a severe weather warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Stand by for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.

WUUS54 KBMX 082250
SVRBMX
ALC047-085-082345-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0149.150808T2250Z-150808T2345Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
550 PM CDT SAT AUG 8 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 550 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BENTON…OR
10 MILES WEST OF MOSSES…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
FORT DEPOSIT…MOSSES…GORDONVILLE…BEECHWOOD…MINTER…
COLLIRENE…MOUNT WILLING…FOSTORIA…CLOVER HILL AND
FARMERSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

LAT…LON 3205 8686 3205 8700 3224 8696 3226 8663
3196 8659 3196 8686
TIME…MOT…LOC 2250Z 358DEG 14KT 3222 8684

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

05/MA

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : BMX@ 8/8/2015 5:19:48 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 17:19

This is the text of a severe weather warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Stand by for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.

WUUS54 KBMX 082214
SVRBMX
ALC001-047-085-082300-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0148.150808T2214Z-150808T2300Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
514 PM CDT SAT AUG 8 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 514 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR GARDNER
ISLAND…OR 11 MILES EAST OF SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…MOVING SOUTH AT
15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOSSES…AUTAUGAVILLE…WHITE HALL…BENTON…GARDNER ISLAND…
BURNSVILLE…TYLER…MULBERRY AND ROBERT F. HENRY LOCK AND DAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

LAT…LON 3249 8690 3248 8666 3219 8662 3223 8696
TIME…MOT…LOC 2214Z 010DEG 12KT 3240 8680

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

05/MA
BMX-90141

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