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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman County

| 8:38 am June 30, 2015

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman County. There is likely hail with the storms moving into Cullman County.

Storms have rapidly weakened as they passed east of Birmingham. There are reports of trees down in Vestavia, Homewood, and Mountain Brook.

Despite the fact that activity is weakened, it is expected to intensify later this morning as it moves into Georgia. As we get heating during the day, the atmosphere will destabilize and a severe thunderstorm watch may be posted later into Georgia.

There are still storms over Northern Jefferson County around Fultondale, Tarrant, and Centerpoint and over Northeast Shelby County around Harpersville.

Other storms are in South-Central Alabama over Bibb, Chilton, Perry, Dallas, Marengo, and Sumter Counties.

Storms are strongest from Meridian to Butler and Southwest of Clanton. Clanton area will receive heavy rain and lightning over the next thirty minutes.

Additional showers and storms moving out of Northeast Mississippi are weakening, but could bring lightning and thunder to places like Hamilton and Vernon.

A few additional storms and showers will form this afternoon across the area, but they should not be as widespread as this morning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT

* AT 837 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES WEST OF
GOOD HOPE…OR 8 MILES WEST OF CULLMAN…MOVING EAST 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…
CULLMAN…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…DODGE CITY…BALDWIN…GARDEN
CITY…LOGAN…CRANE HILL…BREMEN AND WALTER.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for St. Clair, Talladega and NE Shelby

| 7:48 am June 30, 2015

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Storms that have produced scattered reports of hail and even some wind damage in the Birmingham Metro are moving into the St. Clair and Talladega Counties at this time.

There are reports of trees down across Vestavia Hills, Homewood and Mountain Brook, with some damage to homes.

Expect deadly lightning, torrential rain, strong winds and even some hail.

Be indoors until the storm passes.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 845 AM CDT

* AT 747 AM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM SHOPS OF GRAND RIVER TO NEAR VANDIVER TO CHELSEA…
MOVING EAST AT 35 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…
TALLADEGA…PELL CITY…LEEDS…MOODY…CHILDERSBURG…
SPRINGVILLE…ODENVILLE…WILSONVILLE…LINCOLN…MARGARET…
ARGO…ASHVILLE…RIVERSIDE…VINCENT…RAGLAND…HARPERSVILLE…
WESTOVER…TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY…BRANCHVILLE AND LOGAN MARTIN
LAKE.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Birmingham Metro

| 7:16 am June 30, 2015

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LATE REPORT 7:29
John Talbot reports via scanner that there is a tree down on a power line at Oxmoor Road and Seminole Drive in Homewood.

Pea sized hail in Inverness as the storms approach the US-280 corridor. Hail was also reported in Hoover.

ORIGINAL POST
Strong thunderstorms are moving across the Birmingham Metro just in time for rush hour. They are just reaching I-65.

They have torrential rain, sharp lightning, some hail and the potential to produce damaging winds of 50-60 mph.

Try to be off the roads as the storms pass through. Do not pull under overpasses and block traffic!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 800 AM CDT

* AT 715 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HELENA…
MOVING EAST AT 45 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…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…ALABASTER…BESSEMER…
HOMEWOOD…PELHAM…MOUNTAIN BROOK…TRUSSVILLE…HELENA…
HUEYTOWN…IRONDALE…LEEDS…MOODY…FAIRFIELD…CHELSEA…
FULTONDALE…CHILDERSBURG…WILSONVILLE AND CENTER POINT.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – North Marengo County

| 6:30 am June 30, 2015

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
629 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 715 AM CDT

* AT 629 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR JEFFERSON…
OR NEAR DEMOPOLIS…MOVING EAST AT 25 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…
DEMOPOLIS…UNIONTOWN…JEFFERSON…THOMASTON…FAUNSDALE…
DAYTON…CONSUL…PIN HOOK…CHICKASAW STATE PARK…PROVIDENCE AND
OLD SPRING HILL.

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 THIS STORM. 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.

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LAT…LON 3248 8792 3250 8773 3248 8773 3248 8752
3231 8752 3225 8753 3237 8793
TIME…MOT…LOC 1129Z 278DEG 21KT 3243 8785

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

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Severe Weather Risk Upgraded to “Slight”

| 12:04 pm June 27, 2015

Our friends at the Storm Prediction Center have extended the “slight risk” area southwestward into much of Georgia and Alabama. Earlier today, we were under the standard “marginal risk”.

The risk area is within this green line that does include the Interstate 59 and Interstate 85 corridors. That means the population centers of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, and Montgomery are included now.

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The SPC upgraded to a “slight risk” because relatively strong heating is occurring in these areas. This should yield pockets of afternoon CAPE values over 2500 J/kg, which is more than ample to allow storms to reach severe limits later today. Forecast soundings show moderately strong westerly flow loft, which will be leading to relatively fast storm motions and a greater risk of downward momentum transfer which are those “wet microbursts” that we talk about time to time. These “microbursts” can and do produce locally damaging winds. These damaging winds are the main threat with the stronger storms that develop in the region this afternoon and evening. Stay weather aware the rest of today.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cullman/Morgan/Marshall

| 3:43 pm June 26, 2015

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LATE REPORT 3:48
A severe thunderstorm warning was just issued for DeKalb County as well. Wind damage was reported earlier in downtown Fort Payne from these storms.

ORIGINAL POST

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 341 PM CDT…A CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM
NEAR HOLLY POND TO JUST WEST OF ALBERTVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT
30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALBERTVILLE…CULLMAN…BOAZ…GUNTERSVILLE…ARAB…HOLLY POND…
MORGAN CITY…VINEMONT…DOUGLAS AND BAILEYTON.