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Windy/Cooler Weather For Alabama

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:07

COOLER AIR SETTLES INTO THE STATE: We expect a sunny sky across the great state of Alabama today, but it will be cooler and windy at times. Northwest winds will average 15-25 mph by afternoon, with higher gusts. The high today will be in the mid 60s.

Early morning temperatures will be cold over the weekend. Greatest potential for frost (and a freeze for colder valleys) will come generally north of a line from Florence to Cullman to Anniston to Roanoke. Counties like Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Cullman, DeKalb, Cherokee, Etowah, Calhoun, Cleburne, and Randolph.

Tomorrow will be sunny and cool with a high around 60, then we rise into the 67-70 degree range Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds. We do note the high resolution NAM model shows a moisture increase Sunday, and even tries to squeeze out a few sprinkles during the day, but we will leave the forecast dry for now with moisture being very limited.

NEXT WEEK: The daytime hours Monday will be mild and dry, but showers and storms return to the state Monday night and Tuesday as a surface low moves over North Alabama. SPC has defined a severe weather risk west of the state Monday, but odds of severe weather in our state look low. Drier air begins to return Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday are looking dry and mild. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny days and fair nights for the coast from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach; showers and storms return Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Highs mostly in the 70s… See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

ON THIS DATE IN 1998: On this date in 1998 an EF-5 tornado cut a 31-mile long, 3/4-mile wide swath through nine Birmingham suburbs including Oak Grove, Sylvan Springs, Rock Creek, Pleasant Grove, Concord, Maytown, Pratt City, and Edgewater before lifting in the western limits of the City of Birmingham. The worst of the destruction occurred across the Oak Grove, Rock Creek and McDonald Chapel areas. Thirty-two people were killed in this tornado including three in Oak Grove, eleven near Rock Creek, four in Sylvan Springs, two in Wylam Heights, nine in Edgewater, two in McDonald Chapel and one in West Ensley. The same parent storm would drop another tornado that killed two more people in St. Clair County near Wattsville.

STORM SPOTTER TRAINING IS TOMORROW! Storm Spotter Xtreme is tomorrow at the BJCC from 9am to 2pm. This will feature both the basic and advanced SKYWARN classes, along with a session from Kevin Laws of the Birmingham NWS office. And, if you come, you get free admission to the Alabama International Auto Show, going on at the BJCC that same day. There is no cost and no need to register. Just show up with a curious mind. Kids 10 and older will also enjoy this if they love weather and want to learn more. Please help us make the severe weather warning process better!

The entrance for everyone attending is the East Exhibition Hall entrance, go left and enter the doors marked North Meeting rooms C-I adjacent to the bathrooms before you get to the escalators on the right wall.

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I have weather programs this morning at Paine Primary School in Trussville, and then a home school group in Irondale. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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A Few Sprinkles Possible Tonight

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 15:20

SUNNY SPRING AFTERNOON: This has been a delightful spring day for Alabama, with ample sunshine and temperatures up in the low 70s this afternoon. We expect a band of clouds to work in here tonight, and a few isolated showers or sprinkles are possible ahead of a passing cold front. Needless to say, the air is very dry, so many places won’t see a drop. And, where rain does fall, amounts will be very light.

TOMORROW: It will be mostly sunny, but windy and cooler day. Expect a northwest wind averaging 15-25 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. The high will be in the mid 60s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Mornings will be pretty chilly with potential for 30s both Saturday and Sunday morning, especially one the northeast counties of the state. Best chance of frost will come north of a line from Florence to Cullman to Roanoke. And, keep in mind colder valleys have a chance of reaching the 28-32 degree range in that part of the state, so growers and gardeners will need to keep a close watch on temperature trends.

Dry air stays in place, so the sky will be sunny both days. The high Saturday will be close to 60, followed by 70 degree warmth Sunday afternoon.

NEXT WEEK: We stay dry and mild Monday, but showers and storms return to the state Monday night and Tuesday. For now the severe weather risk looks low; see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

STORM SURVEYS: NWS Birmingham storm survey teams have identified five EF-0 tornado tracks across Southeast Alabama from storms late last night and very early this morning… the damage was in Montgomery, Macon, Lee, Bullock, and Barbour counties.

AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny days, clear nights through Monday from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores. Highs in the 70s, except for upper 60s on the immediate coast. Showers and storms return Tuesday… See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

STORM SPOTTER TRAINING: Storm Spotter Xtreme is coming up this Saturday, April 9 at the BJCC from 9am to 2pm. This will feature both the basic and advanced SKYWARN classes, along with a session from Kevin Laws of the Birmingham NWS office. And, if you come, you get free admission to the Alabama International Auto Show, going on at the BJCC that same day. There is no cost and no need to register. Just show up with a curious mind. Kids 10 and older will also enjoy this if they love weather and want to learn more. Please help us make the severe weather warning process better!

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.

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

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Dry Today; Cooler Tomorrow

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:20

FOGGY START: A dense fog advisory is in effect for much of Central Alabama early this morning, but once that fog burns off we expect a nice day with ample sunshine and a high in the 69-72 degree range this afternoon.

A cold front will pass through tonight; the high resolution NAM tries to develop a few light showers as it passes through. We will forecast an increase in clouds tonight along with some risk of isolated showers, but moisture will be very limited, and rain amounts, if any, will be very light.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Expect dry weather, but with a cooling trend. Many North Alabama communities won’t get out of the 50s Saturday, and early mornings will be cold this weekend. Many places will reach the 30s both Saturday and Sunday morning… and growers and gardeners will need to monitor temperatures closely since frost is very possible, especially Sunday when the wind will be near calm. Also, colder valleys and protected areas across Northeast Alabama will have a good chance of reaching the freezing mark at daybreak Sunday.

A warming trend begins Sunday afternoon with a high between 67 and 70 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: The weather stays dry Monday with a partly sunny sky and a high in the low to mid 70s. Then, we will mention a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday as the next storm system approaches; for now the threat of severe storms looks low. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny days and fair nights is the story on the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores through Monday; highs in the 70s, except for upper 60son the immediate coast. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

STORM SPOTTER TRAINING: Storm Spotter Xtreme is coming up this Saturday, April 9 at the BJCC from 9am to 2pm. This will feature both the basic and advanced SKYWARN classes, along with a session from Kevin Laws of the Birmingham NWS office. And, if you come, you get free admission to the Alabama International Auto Show, going on at the BJCC that same day. There is no cost and no need to register. Just show up with a curious mind. Kids 10 and older will also enjoy this if they love weather and want to learn more. Please help us make the severe weather warning process better!

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.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

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I will be speaking to a group in Tuscaloosa at lunch today… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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After Midnight, The Storms Are Finally Moving Out

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 01:13

After Midnight, The Storms Are Finally Moving Out

That’s right, after a last minute hurrah of Tornado warnings, the event has finally winded down for Alabama. All of the thunderstorms have now pushed into Georgia, and the atmosphere in Alabama has settled down. There are a few pesky showers that are trailing behind the main line of storms, but these should just be rainmakers with a clap or two of thunder.

The Tornado Warning for Barbour County has been cancelled, as the storm responsible for the warning has now pushed over into Quitman and Clay counties in Georgia.

DAMAGE: Multiple reports of damage has come in from across the state. Power outages and trees are down with a possible tornado in Beauregard. Trees have been reported down in Jefferson, Walker, and Clay counties. Also there have been reports of cars damaged by fallen trees and fences blown over. Really won’t know the whole story until daybreak arrives.

FOG MOVING IN: Skies will clear out, but visibility may be hindered by dense fog. Due to that, a Dense Fog Advisory has been issued until 8:00 AM CDT for much of the western two-thirds of the area.

RAIN TOTALS: Here are some rain totals from this event:
Birmingham Airport – 0.36 inches.
Tuscaloosa – 0.24 inches
Anniston – 0.62 inches
Gadsden – 0.33 inches
Shelby County Airport – 0.30 inches

OVERNIGHT: Once these pesky showers move out of the state, you should remain dry. Lows tonight should drop into the upper 40s for the northern half of the area, and lower to mid 50s for the southern half.

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NWS Birmingham Has Canceled Tornado Warnings for Russell, & Lee Counties

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:24

The storms that were responsible for the warnings in Lee and Russell counties has pushed over into Georgia.

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Tornado Warning – Barbour County Until 1:30 AM CDT

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:23

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 1:30 AM CDT for central Barbour County. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located near Boot Hill and north of Clio. Storm is moving to the east at 30 MPH. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1223 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BOOT HILL…OR 12 MILES NORTH OF CLIO…
MOVING EAST AT 30 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…
CLAYTON…GAINO…RICHARDS CROSSROADS…MILLERS FORD…BAKER HILL AND
CLAYTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

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Dangerous Storm Update – Tornado Warning for Barbour

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:17

A well-defined debris signature is showing up on Radar, just north of US 82. If you know people in the path of this storm, get in touch with them and tell them to seek shelter immediately. Warning is still in effect until 12:45 AM CDT.

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Tornado Warning – Lee & Russell Counties Until 12:30 AM CDT

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:03

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 12:30 AM CDT for northeastern Russell and southeastern Lee counties. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located near Bleeker and Smiths. Storm is moving to the east at 45 MPH. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1230 AM CDT

* AT 1202 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BLEECKER…OR NEAR SMITHS…MOVING EAST 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…
PHENIX CITY…SMITHS…SMITHS STATION…LADONIA…BIBB CITY…LADONIA
SPORTS COMPLEX AND MONTEREY HEIGHTS.

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Tornado Warning – Russell County Until 12:30 AM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:58

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 12:30 AM CDT for northeastern Russell County. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located just to the northwest of the Russell County Sports Complex and just south of Smiths. Storm is moving to the east at 50 MPH. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1230 AM CDT

* AT 1157 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF RUSSELL COUNTY SPORTS
COMPLEX…OR 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SMITHS…MOVING EAST AT 50 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…
PHENIX CITY…LADONIA…LADONIA SPORTS COMPLEX…PHENIX DRAG STRIP…
PARKMANVILLE…CRAWFORD AND FORT MITCHELL.

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Tornado Warning – Barbour & Bullock Counties Until 12:45 AM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:57

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 12:45 AM CDT for east-central Bullock and northeastern Barbour counties. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located over Midway. Storm is moving to the east at 45 MPH. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1245 AM CDT

* AT 1156 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER MIDWAY…MOVING EAST 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…
MIDWAY…COMER…HAWKINSVILLE…SPRING HILL…LAKEPOINT RESORT STATE
PARK…LUGO…BATESVILLE AND THREE NOTCH.

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Tornado Warning – Lee County Until 12:00 AM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:34

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 12:00 AM CDT for southeastern Lee County. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located south of Auburn. Storm is moving to the east at 40 MPH. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

Debris has been indicated on radar by the NWS in Birmingham.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT

* AT 1133 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR AUBURN…MOVING EAST 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BEAUREGARD…BLEECKER…GRIFFEN MILL AND CHEWACLA STATE PARK.

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Late Evening Update On Tonight’s Event

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:27

Storms that are still in the state are lined up along the I-85 corridor from the GA/AL state line, back to just east of Montgomery, and down to Butler county, just east of I-65. There is currently a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Bullock, Macon, and Montgomery counties until midnight CDT.

There is still a limited severe threat for areas west of the line of storms. The main threat will be from damaging straight-line winds and quarter-size hail. Heavy rain and frequent lightning can be expected with this line of storms.

Back to the west of the line, the severe threat is over and skies will start to clear out during the overnight hours. This will allow the low temperatures to drop down into the upper 40s to lower 50s for the northern half of the state.

Damage reports are still coming in from across the state. Multiple reports of trees and power lines being knocked down, along with damage to cars and fences from tonight’s storms. The total extent of damage will probably not be known until daylight.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Bullock, Macon, Montgomery Counties Until 12:00 AM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 22:53

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 12:00 AM CDT for southern Macon, Bullockm and central Montgomery counties. A severe thunderstorm was located over Pinedale and near Montgomery. Storm is moving to the southeast at 40 MPH. This storm is showing some signs of rotation. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. If you are in the path of this storm, seek shelter immediately.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT

* AT 1053 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER PINEDALE…OR
NEAR MONTGOMERY…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…UNION SPRINGS…MIDWAY…PIKE ROAD…MOUNT MEIGS…AUBURN
UNIVERSITY IN MONTGOMERY…WAUGH…ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY…
WOODCREST…SNOWDOUN…PINTLALA…HARDAWAY…EASTDALE MALL…HOPE HULL…
SHOPTON…FRANKLIN FIELD…GUERRYTON…MONTGOMERY RIVERWALK STADIUM…
PINEDALE AND ABERFOIL.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 164 AND 173.
INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 16.

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Significant weather Advisory – Elmore & Tallapoosa Counties Until 11:15 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 22:41

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for central Elmore and southeastern Tallapoosa counties until 11:15 PM CDT. A strong storm was located at Santuck and just south of Equality. Storm was moving east at 40 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 50 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path include: Wetumpka, Eclectic, Red Hill, Kent, Tallassee, and Notasulga.

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Significant Weather Advisory – Montgomery County Until 11:15 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 22:31

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Montgomery county until 11:15 PM CDT. A strong storm was located at Cantelous and just south of Prattville. Storm was moving east at 45 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 50 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path include: Hunter, Montgomery, Millbrook, Coosada, Madison, Snowdoun, Blue Ridge, and Pike Road.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Russell County until 11:00 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 22:14

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Northeastern Russell county until 11:00 PM CDT. A strong storm was located near Seale or just northeast of Hurtsboro. Storm was moving northeast at 40 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 60 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path are listed below.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

* AT 1013 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SEALE…OR 11
MILES NORTHEAST OF HURTSBORO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 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…
PHENIX CITY…LADONIA…SEALE…RUSSELL COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX…LADONIA
SPORTS COMPLEX…PHENIX DRAG STRIP…PARKMANVILLE…FORT MITCHELL…
HATCHECHUBBE…FORT MITCHELL ACTIVITY CENTER AND UCHEE CREEK.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Dallas & Lowndes Until 11:00 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 22:12

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lowndes and southeastern Dallas counties until 11:00 PM CDT. A strong storm was located near Dallas Lake and just south of Selmont-West Selmont. Storm was moving southeast at 40 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 50 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path are listed below.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

* AT 1011 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DALLAS LAKE…
OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40
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…HAYNEVILLE…SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…WHITE HALL…
GORDONVILLE…OLD CAHABA PARK…LOGAN…LOWNDES COUNTY AIRPORT…
BEECHWOOD…BELKNAP…TYLER…DALLAS LAKE…CALHOUN…LETOHATCHEE…
FOSTORIA…CRAIG FIELD AIPORT…COLLIRENE…MOUNT WILLING AND CLOVER
HILL.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 142 AND 151.

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Latest Update on Tonight’s Event

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 21:58

A line of strong thunderstorms currently stretches from extreme southeastern Cherokee county, back to the southwest through Calhoun and Cleburne, through Talladega and Clay, through Coosa and Chilton, through Autauga and Perry, and ending in Dallas county.

Temperatures have dropped behind the line, averaging in the 50s. Ahead of the line it was in the middle and upper 60s.

DAMAGE REPORTS: We won’t know of all of them until daylight, but there are already a few coming in. Multiple reports of trees down in the area, along with power lines down and fences reported to be blown over by the storms. Also there were several reports of pea-size to quarter-size hail with these storms.

POSSIBLE SEVERE STORM: There is a strong thunderstorm located in Bullock county that needs to be watched. There are signs of rotation with this storm. It is by itself and has no other storm to take energy away from it. If you are in the path of this storm, be prepared to take cover. Places in its path are Hurtsboro, Hatchechubbee Seale, and Pittsview.

WHAT’S AHEAD: Behind the line of thunderstorms, the weather has calmed drastically. Other than a few light showers showing up in northeastern Jefferson and southern Blount counties, the radar is dry back to the state line. So once the line passes you’re location, the event will be over for you.

CLEAR OF SEVERE: People west of a line from Linden, to Eutaw, to Tuscaloosa, to Birmingham, and up the I-59 corridor should be able to rest easy, as the severe threat has diminished for those places.

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Significant Weather Advisory – Clay County Until 10:15 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 21:34

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Clay county until 10:15 PM CDT. A strong storm was located stretching from Alpine to near Strickland Crossroads. Storm was moving east at 60 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 50 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path include: Lineville, Ashland, Barfield, Delta, Roselle, Gunthertown, Cragford, Mellow Valley, Cleveland Crossroads, Millerville, Hollins, and Motley.

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Significant Weather Advisory – Perry, Hale, Marengo & Dallas Until 10:00 PM CDT

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 21:23

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for southern Perry, south-central Hale, central Dallas, and northeastern Marengo counties until 10:00 PM CDT. A strong storm was located near Faunsdale and Uniontown. Storm was moving east at 40 MPH. Heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds up to 50 MPH, and some small hail can be expected.

Locations in the storm’s path include: Marion junction, Suttle, Marion, Valley Grande, Selma, Plantersville, Jones, Burnsville, Stanton, and Maplesville.

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