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Tornado Warning Continues For Parts of Lowndes & Autauga Counties Until 7:45 AM CST

| January 21, 2017 @ 7:07 am

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 AM CST FOR
NORTHWESTERN LOWNDES AND SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA COUNTIES…

At 710 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over White Hall, or 11 miles north of Mosses, moving
northeast 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…
Prattville, Millbrook, Deatsville, Autaugaville, White Hall, Autauga
County Airport, Booth and Robert F. Henry Lock And Dam.
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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Northwestern Lowndes County in south central Alabama…
Southeastern Autauga County in Alabama…

* Until 745 AM CST

* At 701 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Benton, or 11 miles northwest of Mosses, moving
northeast at 60 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…
Prattville, Millbrook, Deatsville, Autaugaville, White Hall,
Benton, Autauga County Airport, Booth and Robert F. Henry Lock And
Dam.

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Perry County Storm Will Affect Bibb/Chilton Counties

| January 21, 2017 @ 6:02 am

A fairly significant mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) appears to be developing this morning over West Central Alabama. It is at the head of a line of storms that trails back into southeastern Louisiana.

Just ahead of it, a lone storm is embedded in the rain area over Perry County. It is passing near Marion right now, but it will be into southeastern Bibb and Chilton Counties between 615-630 a.m.

It is not severe at this time, but has lots of lightning, heavy rain, strong winds and perhaps some small hail. There could be an increasing wind damage threat with this storm. Areas north of Selma could get some damaging winds.

Right behind it is the storm that has produced significant tornado damage across the Petal and Hattiesburg areas of southeastern Mississippi. That is near the apex of the MCV over southern Marengo County, where a tornado warning remains in effect. The greatest threat of a tornado is just south of Linden into the Thomaston and Uniontown areas. This storm will impact Perry County and western Dallas County as early as 630 a.m.

LATE REPORT 604 AM
Marengo E911 just paged out that they have a report of possible tornado touchdown on Highway 69 near Putnam. That is well south of Demopolis and southwest of Sweet Water.

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Update for the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham Areas; Main Concern is in Tornado Watch Area

| January 21, 2017 @ 5:26 am

Everything is on track with Round One of our multi-round severe weather event on this early Saturday morning.

a large complex of rain and thunderstorms is lifting northeastward into Southwest and West Central Alabama at this hour along a warm front.

Tornado watch outlined in purple, tornado warnings in red. Dewpoints are the values shown.

Rain with some occasional thunder extends as far north as a line from Millport and Reform in West Alabama to Tuscaloosa, Lake View, Alabaster, Calera, Rockford, Alex City, Auburn and Phenix City.

Strong storms are in the Montgomery area right now, extending up to Rockford and Alexander City. These storms prompted a severe thunderstorm warning earlier for Lowndes County. Others are in the Tallassee area and approaching Auburn. Not severe at this time, but lots of lightning and heavy rain and gusty winds.

For the Tuscaloosa area, just rain and occasional lightning it appears for the next 3-4 hours.

Rain will increase in the Birmingham area of the next hour and become heavier with occasional thunder.

The main concern is further south in the tornado watch area, mainly through Marengo, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Shelby, Talladega, Clay and Randolph Counties and points further south where supercells and other strong storms are producing a major tornado threat.

A tornado warning was just issued for Marengo County. Sweet Water and Thomaston are in the path of this dangerous storm that has produced significant tornado damage.

Damage is severe in the Hattiesburg MS area with injuries. I-59 is blocked at the Forrest/Jones County line just north of Hattiesburg. Now flooding is being reported across the Southern Miss campus. A large flash flood warning is in effect for several counties in southern Mississippi.

A DAMAGE SUCCESS STORY
A tornado struck a trailer off Highway 29 near Runnelstown in Perry County, MS around 409 a.m. Rescuers looking for the family found them later. They had gotten out ahead of the tornado and were safe!

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Tornado Warning for Southeastern Marengo County Until 6:15 AM CST Has Expired

| January 21, 2017 @ 5:24 am

Tornado warning has expired for Marengo County, as the rotation has weakened considerably.
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…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM CST FOR
SOUTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTY…

At 605 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Magnolia, or 11 miles southeast of Linden, 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…
Linden, Uniontown, Thomaston, Dayton, Dixons Mill, Magnolia,
Surginer, Wayne, Consul, Miller, Freddie Jones Field, Octagon,
Calvary and Clayhill.
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…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM CST FOR
SOUTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTY…

At 557 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Miller, or 11 miles south of Linden, 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…
Linden, Uniontown, Thomaston, Dayton, Dixons Mill, Magnolia,
Surginer, Wayne, Consul, Miller, Freddie Jones Field, Octagon,
Calvary and Clayhill.
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…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM CST FOR MARENGO
COUNTY…

At 543 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Nanafalia, or 15 miles east of Butler, 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…
Linden, Uniontown, Thomaston, Sweet Water, Dayton, Nanafalia, Dixons
Mill, Magnolia, Surginer, Wayne, Vineland, Consul, Shawnee, Miller,
Freddie Jones Field, Putnam, Octagon, Half Acre, Calvary and
Nicholsville.

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…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM CST FOR MARENGO
COUNTY…

At 533 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Putnam, or 9 miles southeast of Butler, 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…
Linden, Uniontown, Thomaston, Sweet Water, Dayton, Nanafalia, Dixons
Mill, Magnolia, Surginer, Wayne, Vineland, Consul, Shawnee, Miller,
Freddie Jones Field, Putnam, Octagon, Half Acre, Calvary and
Nicholsville.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Marengo County in southwestern Alabama…

* Until 615 AM CST

* At 521 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Toxey, or 10 miles south of Butler, 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…
Linden, Uniontown, Thomaston, Sweet Water, Dayton, Nanafalia,
Dixons Mill, Magnolia, Surginer, Wayne, Vineland, Consul, Shawnee,
Miller, Freddie Jones Field, Putnam, Octagon, Half Acre, Calvary
and Nicholsville.

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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Heads Up Marengo County; Significant Tornado Hit Hattiesburg Earlier

| January 21, 2017 @ 5:08 am

Tornadic thunderstorms are over southern Butler County and over Wayne County, Mississippi right now and will be affecting Marengo County shortly.

Strong radar indication of tornado near Silas or south of Gilbertown will pass north of Coffeyville. This storm produced a tornado at Hattiesburg earlier that has done considerable damage.

Another rotation is just west of Butler. It will move near Lisman and Pennington.

Take cover now!

These storms will both move into Marengo County shortly. Expect a tornado warning soon.

There is another storm over Marengo County now near Linden. The NWS is watching it as well. It has rotation aloft.

All of these storms will also begin to impact Perry, Dallas and northern Wilcox Counties in 60-90 minutes between 6L15-6:45.

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Severe T-Storm Warning for Central Lowndes County Has Been Cancelled

| January 21, 2017 @ 4:23 am

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe
limits, and has exited the warned area. Therefore, the warning has
been cancelled.

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At 435 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Mosses, moving
northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD…Golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind
damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Mosses, Hayneville, White Hall, Gordonville, Lowndesboro, Beechwood
and Manack.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Central Lowndes County in south central Alabama…

* Until 515 AM CST

* At 419 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles west of
Gordonville, or 12 miles west of Mosses, 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…
Mosses, Hayneville, White Hall, Gordonville, Lowndesboro,
Beechwood, Manack, Collirene, Fostoria and Farmersville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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A New Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Until 11:00 AM CST

| January 21, 2017 @ 4:02 am

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 11:00 AM CST this morning for the counties in yellow on our map. This includes the cities of Alabaster, Alexander City, Ashland, Auburn, Brent, Centreville, Clanton, Columbiana, Demopolis, Eufaula, Eutaw, Fort Deposit, Greensboro, Lanett, Linden, Lineville, Livingston, Lowndesboro, Marion, Millbrook, Montgomery, Moundville, Opelika, Pelham, Phenix City, Prattville, Roanoke, Rockford, Selma, Sylacauga, Talladega, Troy, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Uniontown, Valley, Wetumpka And York.

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Heads Up Lowndes & Dallas Counties

| January 21, 2017 @ 3:56 am

A significant Weather Advisory has been issued until 4:30 AM CST for Lowndes and Dallas counties.

At 352 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Belknap, or 16 miles west of Mosses, moving northeast at 30 mph. Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include…

Selma, Valley Grande, Mosses, Hayneville, Selmont-West Selmont, White Hall, Gordonville, Orrville, Lowndesboro, Benton, Bogue Chitto, Memorial Stadium, Burnsville, Marion Junction, Paul M Grist State Park, Dallas County Horse Arena, Dallas Lake, Old Cahaba Park, Dannelly Reservoir and Gardner Island.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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