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Flash Flood Warning Cullman County til 7:30PM

| 5:28 pm August 19, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

THIS WARNING DOES INCLUDE THE CITIES OF CULLMAN AND HANCEVILLE. TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 65 AND U.S. HIGHWAYS 31 AND 278 COULD BE IMPACTED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER FLOODED ROADWAYS…TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!!

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* AT 525 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF CULLMAN COUNTY. UP TO TWO INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN AN AREA FROM JUST NORTHWEST OF THE
CITY OF CULLMAN…TO NEAR HANCEVILLE. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED
TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…BALDWIN…VINEMONT…WEST
POINT…GARDEN CITY…WALTER AND PHELAN.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS CULLMAN COUNTY…ESPECIALLY AS THUNDERSTORMS REPEATEDLY
AFFECT THE SAME LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST
FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Heat Levels Rising In Coming Days

| 3:38 pm August 19, 2014

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SUMMER HEAT FINALLY ARRIVING: This summer has featured below average temperatures, and a number of mornings with record lows across Alabama and the Deep South, but we all know that good ole summer heat and humidity would clobber us at least once before the fall sets in, and sure enough an upper high will build across the Deep South in coming days bringing some of the hottest weather so far this summer.

Radar today shows most of showers and storms over the southern half of the state this afternoon; they are moving southeast.

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TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY: We rise into the mid 90s tomorrow, and upper 90s Thursday and Friday afternoon. Lots of hazy sunshine each day, and while an afternoon thunderstorm is certainly possible, they will become fewer in number, and more widely spaced.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A 5910 meter 500 mb upper high will be parked over Alabama and the Deep South, so the weather won’t change much. Hot, hazy, and humid with highs in the upper 90s and only isolated afternoon thunderstorms.

NEXT WEEK: Heat levels begin to come down over the latter part of next week as the upper high weakens and the air aloft becomes colder. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Mostly sunny days, fair nights tomorrow through the weekend with only isolated thunderstorms. Highs 87-90, sea water temperatures from Panama City to Gulf Shores mostly in the mid 80s.

TROPICS: NHC has now has a 30 percent probability of a wave developing over the Atlantic; this wave should enter the Caribbean later this week. Social media and blogs are buzzing after the 12Z GFS model developed this into a hurricane, moving it toward Mobile Bay next week. But, this is nothing more than hype and voodoo; there is no skill in a tropical forecast 7-10 days out. We don’t even know if this can survive the dry air environment in the short term. Just something to watch; see the Weather Xtreme video for a detailed discussion and a look at the maps.

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I really enjoyed seeing the kids at the RISE School in Tuscaloosa this morning…. be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News. The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

Loud Storms In Spots To Start The Day

| 6:07 am August 19, 2014

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RADAR CHECK: Strong storms formed during the pre-dawn hours over Central Alabama; they are producing lots of lightning and loud thunder along with heavy rain, but they are not severe. The showers and storms are moving east.

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We will maintain the chance of scattered storms through the day, although the high resolution HRRR model suggests our best risk of a storm could very well be this morning.

REST OF THE WEEK: We trend hotter and drier as an upper high builds over the Deep South. While an afternoon storm can’t be ruled out each day, they will be few and far between. Afternoon temperatures reach the upper 90s by Thursday and Friday as it will finally feel like an Alabama summer. Of course, as you might expect in August, humidity levels will be high as well.

OUR WEEKEND: Hot is the word; afternoon highs will be between 96 and 100 degrees with hazy, humid days and fair nights. An afternoon storm is possible Saturday and Sunday, but they will remain widely separated.

NEXT WEEK: The heat ridge holds early in the week, but temperatures should trend downward toward the end of the week as the ridge breaks down. Afternoon storms should also become more numerous by Thursday and Friday (August 28-29). See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Mostly sunny days, fair nights through the weekend with only isolated thunderstorms from Panama City to Gulf Shores; highs will be in the 87 to 90 degree range. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 85 degrees.

TROPICS: Two waves are moving through the middle of the Atlantic, but development in the short term is not likely due to the vast amount of dry air in place.

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I will be speaking at the Rise Program for children in Tuscaloosa this morning… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day….

Loud Pre-Dawn Storms

| 4:57 am August 19, 2014

A cluster of strong storms has formed over Central Alabama early this morning…

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Storms are producing lots of lighting and loud thunder and heavy rain, but they are not severe. These storms are moving east.

Look for a fresh discussion and new Weather Xtreme video shortly…

Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman County

| 7:52 pm August 18, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

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* AT 751 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
WAS LOCATED OVER CULLMAN…AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…HOLLY POND…VINEMONT…
BAILEYTON…FAIRVIEW…WALTER AND PHELAN.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman County

| 7:25 pm August 18, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

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* AT 724 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR GOOD HOPE…OR NEAR CULLMAN…AND MOVING EAST AT
20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…DODGE CITY…BALDWIN…
VINEMONT…GARDEN CITY…FAIRVIEW…WALTER AND PHELAN.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bullock/Macon/Montgomery/Pike/Tallapoosa til 5:15 PM

| 4:22 pm August 18, 2014

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A line of strong and potentially severe storms is moving across the counties and will be capable of producing damaging straight-line winds. Travel along Interstate 85 and U.S. 80, 82, 231, and 280 will be impacted.

Lake Martin, Tuskegee University, Troy University, Union Springs, and Alexander City will be impacted by these dangerous storms.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 420 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
WIND CREEK STATE PARK TO SHORTER TO SHOPTON TO LUVERNE…AND MOVING
EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALEXANDER CITY…MILSTEAD…GOSHEN…DADEVILLE…TROY…UNION
SPRINGS…TUSKEGEE AND NOTASULGA.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBERS 16 THROUGH 42…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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CALL 1-800-856-0758 OR TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG ALWX

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Extreme Northern Cullman County til 4:30PM

| 4:04 pm August 18, 2014

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This severe thunderstorm is affecting the far northern part of the county. It is crossing Interstate 65 and U.S. 31 and will be producing tremendous amounts of lightning and very heavy rainfall. The main severe threat with this storm will be damaging straight-line winds. This storm is racing off to the east.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 403 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
WAS LOCATED OVER FALKVILLE…OR NEAR HARTSELLE…AND MOVING EAST AT
25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HARTSELLE…FALKVILLE…SOMERVILLE…EVA…FLORETTE…LACEYS
SPRING…VALHERMOSO SPRINGS…COLE SPRINGS…LACON AND RYAN
CROSSROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.