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Late Night Analysis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:45

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As we approach the witching hour tonight, the end is finally in sight.

The line of thunderstorms over eastern Mississippi has intensified as our cold front start to surge eastward. The low level jet at 5,000 feet has intensified in the past few hours and it providing high levels of low level shear.

In addition, instabilities have spiked slightly, as temperatures aloft have decreased over the past couple of hours over West Alabama.

The line will reach Tuscaloosa/Jasper by 12:30, Cullman by 12:45, Birmingham by 1:30 and Gadsden by a little after two.

The threat of spin up tornadoes is high from Livingston to Fayette, especially where there are kinks in the line. Damaging winds are also possible.

To the east, heavy storms are moving into Shelby County. They are part of a line of showers and storms that extends from Wilcox and Dallas Counties into western Chilton, Shelby, Jefferson and Blount Counties. These storms are not severe at this time, but still could do so.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 4 a.m. for areas along and west of I-65 and along and south of I-20.

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Radar Confirmed Tornado in Pickens County

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:10

The NWS has issued a tornado warning for Pickens [AL] till 11:30 PM CST

…AT 1104 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ETHELSVILLE…OR 7 MILES WEST OF REFORM… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

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Tornado Warning for Perry County

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:39

Radar indicates a possible tornado east of Marion.

It is moving NE at 45 mph.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1130 PM CST

* AT 1038 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES EAST OF MARION…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45
MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OAKMULGEE…SUTTLE AND RADFORD.

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New Tornado Watch Until 4 a.m.

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:02

The watch includes counties along I-65 and to the west.

The watch includes Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Autauga and Lowndes until 4:00 AM CST.

Watching a strong storm moving out of Hale County into Bibb County. It does have some rotation with it. It is not out of the question that we could see additional spin up tornadoes or damaging winds through the early morning hours as there is some instability and very strong wind shear.

There is still a tremendous amount of shower and thunderstorm activity extending back into southeastern Louisiana at this hour. It will continue to push slowly eastward, not clearing the I-59 corridor until after 3 a.m.

Heavy rainfall will also be a problem. 1.57 inches at Birmingham, and inches has fallen across much of Pickens, Lamar, Fayette, Marion and Winston Counties.

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9:45 Notes

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:48

The tornado watch will likely be extended past 10 p.m. for at least some of the counties.

Beginning to get concerned about flooding, especially across parts of Lamar, Marion, Fayette and Winston Counties. An areal flood advisory has been issued for parts of the aforementioned counties.

Ahead of the main rain area, which extends out of eastern Mississippi across Northwest Alabama, an area of confluence is funneling heavy showers noth northeastward from Southwest Alabama all the way through the Birmingham Metro area and on into Northeast Alabama.

There is still 500-750 joules of instability over Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties, with less than 250 joules elsewhere across almost all of North and Central Alabama. But shear values continue to be off the charts with over 300 m2/s2 of low level helicity. Bulk shear is high as well, at over 50 knots. And we are watching an increasing low level jet ramping up over eastern Mississippi and Northwest Alabama. All this keeps us concerned that there could be isolated tornadoes and a damaging wind threat.

A new severe thunderstorm warning was just issued for Noxubee, Neshoba and Winston Counties.

A tornado was reported at 8:15 p.m. just south of Beaverton in Lamar County. Trees are down across that area.

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Possibly Tornadic Storm May Affect Lamar County

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:42

We are tracking a strong storm near Steens MS, south of Calendonia, that has had rotation with it.

A tornado warning was in effect for Lowndes County, MS, but it has since expired. The cell will rotate up into Lamar County, passing near Melborne and Star, but likely staying west of Fernbank.

The rotation has weakened, but we continue to closely monitor the storm.

To the southwest, additional strong storms are occurring near Philadelphia MS. There are a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings on these storms. They will eventually move into Pickens and Lamar Counties in West Alabama.

Rainfall amounts have totaled 1-3 inches across West Alabama from northern Pickens through much of Lamar, Fayette and into Marion and Winston Counties. Additional rainfall amounts may cause some localized flooding.

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Tornado Warning Lamar/Marion Counties until 9PM

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:14

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
EASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CST

* AT 813 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER BEAVERTON…OR 7 MILES EAST OF
SULLIGENT…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
GUIN AND GU-WIN AROUND 825 PM CST.
HAMILTON AROUND 830 PM CST.
BRINN AND LAKE BUTTAHATCHEE AROUND 845 PM CST.
HACKLEBURG AROUND 850 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
TWIN…PINEY GROVE…PIKEVILLE…UPPER BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR…MARION
COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…BEAR CREEK…PEARCES MILL AND TESSNER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A
MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

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7 p.m. Update for Alabama

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:25

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Things have calmed considerably this evening across Alabama and the Southeast.

The only warning in Alabama right now is a severe thunderstorm warning for Lawrence County, and only four severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect across the Southeast. There are two severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Mississippi and one for Tennessee.

A tornado watch continues for much of North and central Alabama until 10 p.m. A new tornado watch has been issued for parts of Central and southern Mississippi and Southwest Alabama.

RADAR UPDATE
A long line of showers and storms extends from southern Tennessee through northwestern Alabama into Central and southern Mississippi. The area of rain and storms is merging into a thin squall line that is just ahead of the cold front. It will become a wide line of showers and storms that will cross the states of Mississippi and Alabama overnight.

There is a good bit of lightning and thunder in the activity over West and Northwest Alabama.

Scattered showers and storms are over southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama. This activity will continue to move to the northeast and will merge into the larger rain mass with time.

INSTABILITY ON THE WANE
CAPE Values have dropped below 500 joules/kg across all of Alabama except for Sumter and Choctaw Counties. So there is little fuel for the storms, but there is a good bit of wind shear, so we will have to continue to respect any storms that do get going. 0-1 km helicity values are off the charts, running 300-500 m2/s2 across much of Alabama.

REMAINING THREAT
The main threat for the rest of the night should be damaging winds.

TIMING
The main line of rain and storms will hang around in the same areas through 11 p.m. before it starts to move. It should extend from Tuscaloosa to Cullman around 2 a.m. It should be in the Birmingham area between 3 and 4 p.m.

That front is over western Mississippi right now. Dewpoints drop sharply behind it. At Greenville MS, the dewpoint dropped from 66F at 4 p.m. to 49F this hour. It should be through Pell City and Talladega by 4 a.m. and then through Anniston by 5 a.m.

HEAVY RAIN THREAT
High moisture content air is still being pulled into the system over Mississippi and western Alabama. One hour rainfall rates with the heavier storms will be over one inch. Flash flood and flood warnings cover a good bit of Central parts of North Mississippi.

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Tornado Warning: Lamar/Pickens

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:55

LATE REPORT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA AT 6:02 PM
There is a report from Social Media that the Federal Correctional Facility near Aliceville has been damaged.

ORIGINAL POST
Rotation near Macedonia. Will push northeast toward Millport and Vernon.

The circulation near Fayette has weakened.

The storms are moving into an area which is less favorable for tornadoes.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CST

* AT 554 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ETHELSVILLE…OR 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
COLUMBUS…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
MILLPORT AROUND 620 PM CST.
VERNON AROUND 635 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
FOREST…MELBORNE…SHAW…CODY…PINE GROVE…STAR AND HIGHTOGY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A
MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT…LON 3368 8826 3382 8821 3374 8795 3365 8795
3327 8826 3329 8830
TIME…MOT…LOC 2354Z 207DEG 35KT 3339 8827

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…<.75IN

$$

17/KLAWS

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Tornado Warning Fayette County: Tornado Approaching City of Fayette

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:48

Dangerous circulation southwest of Fayette has re-intensified.

The couplet is approaching the City of Fayette.

No debris signature yet, but the Sheriff in Fayette County is passing on reports that it is down on the ground again.

There are other storms back to the southwest, including a potential tornado passing near Macedonia in Pickens County in Alabama.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CST

* AT 547 PM CST…A TORNADO PRODUCING STORM WAS LOCATED OVER BELK…
OR NEAR FAYETTE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL BE NEAR…
FAYETTE AROUND 600 PM CST.
WINFIELD AROUND 615 PM CST.
GLEN ALLEN AROUND 620 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
HUBBERTVILLE…BAZEMORE AND FOWLERS CROSSROADS.

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City of Fayette: Be in Safe Shelter

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:47

Rotation is intensifying just southwest of the City of Fayette.

Be in safe shelter now!

New tornado warning coming for Fayette County.

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Tornado Warning Continues for Fayette County Only; Another Tornadic Storm Upstream

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:38

The tornado near Reform has apparently lifted. The rotational couplet has disappeared and the normalized rotation value has decreased dramatically.  But the storm has a history of cycling.  There is strong indications of a tornado again.

If you are in the city of Fayette, be in safe shelter.

Tornado warning remains in effect for Fayette County. The other counties have been canceled.

Another tornado warning is in effect for Noxubee County MS. Rotational couplet is near Shuqualak. This tornado could get into Pickens/Lamar Counties within the hour.

The instability over western Alabama is already subsiding, which could be a good sign.

The bad news is that there are lots of reports of injuries in Pickens County.

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Picture of Wedge Tornado in Pickens County Earlier This Evening

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:27

This wedge tornado passed within a quarter of a mile from McMullen, Alabama near Aliceville in Pickens County at about 4:45 p.m. this evening.  This picture was shared on Twitter by @ConnorMcCrorey.

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Tornado Warning Pickens, Fayette, Lamar and Extreme Tuscaloosa Counties

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:02

An extremely powerful tornado is on the ground in Pickens County.

It is passing west of downtown Carrollton.

It will be crossing US-82 around 515 p.m.

It is moving directly toward Reform!

People in the path of the tornado along and west of AL-17 must be in safe shelter NOW!

This storm is be in Reform by 5:20.

There is spotter video of major damage near Aliceville.

the warning does not include Northport, Tuscaloosa or the University of Alabama.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 501 PM CST…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED OVER CARROLLTON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

HAZARD…DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE…WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT…YOU ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS
MAY BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE
HOMES WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO
HOMES…BUSINESSES AND VEHICLES IS LIKELY AND COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION IS POSSIBLE.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
REFORM AROUND 515 PM CST.
KENNEDY AND ASHCRAFT CORNER AROUND 530 PM CST.
BELK AROUND 535 PM CST.
FAYETTE AND BANKSTON AROUND 550 PM CST.
BERRY AROUND 555 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
RICHARD ARTHUR FIELD…FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…MOORES BRIDGE…
NORTH PICKENS AIRPORT…STONE WALL…BEVILL STATE COLLEGE FAYETTE…
LUBBUB…NEW LEXINGTON AND CODY.

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TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR CARROLLTON

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:00

…TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR CARROLLTON ALABAMA…

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM CST FOR CENTRAL
PICKENS COUNTY…

AT 452 PM CST…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO WAS LOCATED
NEAR GARDEN…OR NEAR PICKENSVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR CARROLLTON. TAKE COVER NOW. THIS IS A
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

HAZARD…DEADLY TORNADO.

SOURCE…WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT…YOU ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS MAY
BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES
WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO
HOMES…BUSINESSES AND VEHICLES IS LIKELY AND COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION IS POSSIBLE.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
CARROLLTON AROUND 500 PM CST.
REFORM AROUND 515 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
DILLBURG…OWENS AND MCSHAN.

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Large Tornado Headed Toward Carrollton!

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:52

Clear indications of a tornado on the ground in Pickens County now with debris signature, very strong rotational couplet, rotation maximum and clear hook echo.

Spotter has a visual on the tornado.

Take cover immediately if you are in the warning in Pickens County, especially from Sapps to Carrollton.

This tornado will move toward Reform and possibly Gordo as well!

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Tornado Warning for Sumter/Pickens; Be Ready Aliceville!

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:23

LATE REPORT 4:39 PM
Spotters report large tornado visible from AL-17 on the Pickens/Sumter line at 4:38. Radar indicates the tornado is near Cochrane. It will pass very near Alieville and McMullen.

Take cover immediately from this dangerous tornado!

ORIGINAL POST
Confirmed large and dangerous tornado on the ground northwest of Geiger in Sumter County.

It is moving northeast and will clip NW Sumter County and move into Pickens County, possible passing near Aliceville. It will be in Aliceville between 445-5 p.m.

Numerous trees down on structures in Scooba MS.

This is a very dangerous storm. Take cover if you are in the path.

And notify friends and family in the warning as well.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CST

* AT 422 PM CST…A TORNADO PRODUCING STORM WAS LOCATED OVER
COOKSVILLE…OR 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALICEVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL BE NEAR…
MEMPHIS AROUND 440 PM CST.
ALICEVILLE…MCMULLEN AND GARDEN AROUND 445 PM CST.
PICKENSVILLE AROUND 450 PM CST.
CARROLLTON AROUND 500 PM CST.
REFORM AROUND 510 PM CST.
GORDO AROUND 515 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
GAINESVILLE LAKE CAMPGROUND…GEORGE DOWNER AIRPORT…DILLBURG…
COCHRANE…OWENS AND MCSHAN.

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Timing and Impact

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:20

Here is a look at the HRRR radar projection for this evening.

Here is my thinking.

Four phases of weather will impact Alabama tonight:

1. Run of the mill showers and storms from Marshall County down through Blount, Jefferson and Bibb Counties will not be severe as they lift northeastward.

2. Tornadic supercell moving into Pickens County will continue to produce a large and dangerous tornado according to spotters and emergency management. Take cover as it approaches. This activity will impact West Central Alabama between now and 7p.m. A powerful low level jet at 5,000 feet with winds over 60 mph will continue to power these storms. Be aware that there are more lined up back into Newton County MS.

3. Activity back to the east of Jackson will follow the tornadic storms. Damaging winds will be the main threat. This activity will push across Northwest Alabama between 7-10 p.m.

4. The main squall line ahead of the cold front will arrive in Northwest Alabama around 9 p.m. and move across Northwest Alabama between 10 p.m. and midnight. It will follow this rough timetable:
Jasper 1 a.m.
Cullman/Tuscaloosa 2 a.m.
Birmingham 3 a.m.
Pell City 4 a.m.
Anniston 5 a.m.
Damaging winds will be the main threat with the main threat.

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3:45 P.M. Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:48

Here is an update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 3:45 p.m.

Tornadic supercell thunderstorms are nearing the Alabama/Mississippi border at this hour.

There is a confirmed tornado south of DeKalb MS that will move northeast toward northern Sumter and southern Pickens Counties, in the general direction of Carrollton. There is tornado damage reported in Collinsville MS, including trees down and damage to the First Baptist Church there.

Here is a four panel radar view of the storm with (clockwise from top left) reflectivity showing precipitation intensity, storm relative velocity showing rotation, correlation coefficient showing potential debris signatures and finally vertically integrated liquid showing possible hail.

There are reports of injuries and structural entrapment on hwy 494 in Suqualena. This is northwest of Meridian.

Damage was also reported in Prismatic just a moment ago.

Another possible tornado is near Macon MS. This storm will move toward northern Pickens and southern Lamar Counties in the general direction of Suligent.

Here is the big picture:

These storms will move north northeastward through West Central Alabama between now and 7 p.m. They have the potential to produce damaging winds and tornadoes.

Additional storms are back to the west stretching from Jackson MS to McComb MS on I-55. These storms will impact West Central Alabama late this evening. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be threat.

Finally, the main squall line is forming just ahead of the cold front over western Mississippi. It will affect Central Alabama late tonight. The main threat here will be for damaging winds, with an isolated tornado possible.

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Tornado Watch for North and Central Alabama Until 10 p.m.

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:15

Counties included are:

Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.

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