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A Border to Border Bridge of Watches

| 8:32 pm May 22, 2016

An unusual sight this evening across the middle of the country tonight.

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You could literally walk from Terrell County, Texas, on the Mexican border, all the way to the Canadian border, and be in a severe weather watch the entire way.

Tornado warnings are in effect in Kansas and Texas as well. There have been 28 tornado reports so far, all the way from South Dakota to Texas.

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A large and extremely dangerous tornado is on the ground northwest of Garden City, Kansas right now. It is reported to be nearly stationary.

Central Alabama Weather Update – 8:00 PM

| 7:58 pm May 20, 2016

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RADAR CHECK: Most of the shower and thunderstorm activity has started to quiet down after the setting of the sun. Just a few showers left in Western Lamar and Northeastern Fayette counties. A few more isolated showers are located in Eastern Bibb, Eastern Shelby, Northern Calhoun, and Southeastern Cherokee Counties.

The strongest storm on radar is currently located across Southern Hale and West/Central Perry Counties. This storm is currently pushing to the south at 15 MPH. A Significant Weather Advisory is currently in effect for this storm until 8:15 PM. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm.

These showers and thunderstorms are along and ahead of a front, which is located near Muscle Shoals. Some of the convection may linger through the evening hours, but everything should be winding down by midnight. During the night, winds will shift out of the northwest after the front passes. Low clouds may hang around during the overnight hours, but should burn off quickly during the morning hours of tomorrow.

Significant Weather Advisory – Southwestern Perry, South/Central Hale, and Northeastern Hale Counties Until 8:15 PM CDT

| 7:40 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Southwestern Perry, South/Central Hale, and Northeastern Hale Counties until 8:15 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Newbern and Uniontown, and was moving south at 15 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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PERRY AL-MARENGO AL-HALE AL-
736 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN PERRY…SOUTH
CENTRAL HALE AND NORTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTIES UNTIL 815 PM CDT…

AT 735 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
NEWBERN…OR 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF UNIONTOWN…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
UNIONTOWN…THOMASTON…NEWBERN…FAUNSDALE…DAYTON…CONSUL…FREDDIE
JONES FIELD…PERRY COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER AND LANEVILLE.

Significant Weather Advisory – Northern Fayette County Until 8:00 PM CDT

| 7:23 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Northern Fayette County until 8:00 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Bluff and Winfield, and was moving southeast at 15 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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MARION AL-FAYETTE AL-
711 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY UNTIL 800
PM CDT…

AT 710 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BLUFF…OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WINFIELD…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
WINFIELD…FAYETTE…GUIN…GLEN ALLEN…GU-
WIN…BANKSTON…BLUFF…FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…WAYSIDE…FOWLERS
CROSSROADS…RICHARD ARTHUR FIELD…BAZEMORE…HUBBERTVILLE AND BEVILL
STATE COLLEGE FAYETTE.

Significant Weather Advisory – Central Greene and Hale Counties Until 7:15 PM CDT

| 6:29 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Central Greene and Hale Counties until 7:15 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Wedgeworth and Eutaw, and was moving southeast at 25 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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GREENE AL-HALE AL-
626 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL GREENE AND HALE
COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM CDT…

AT 625 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
WEDGEWORTH…OR NEAR EUTAW…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
EUTAW…GREENSBORO…AKRON…NEWBERN…DUFFYS BEND…WEDGEWORTH…
EVANSVILLE…GREENSBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…WALDEN QUARTERS…
SAWYERVILLE…SELDEN LOCK AND DAM…EUTAW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…LANEVILLE
AND CEDARVILLE.

Significant Weather Advisory – Northern Marion County Until 7:00 PM CDT

| 6:24 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Northern Marion County until 7:00 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Tremont and Hamilton, and was moving northeast at 15 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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MARION AL-
621 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN MARION COUNTY UNTIL 700
PM CDT…

AT 620 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
TREMONT…OR 11 MILES WEST OF HAMILTON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HAMILTON…HACKLEBURG…WESTON…BRINN…BEAR CREEK…PIGEYE…BEXAR…UPPER
BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR…TESSNER…RANKIN FITE AIRPORT…BYRD AND
SHOTTSVILLE.

Alabama Weather Update at 6:10 PM

| 6:07 pm May 20, 2016

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RADAR CHECK: A strong thunderstorm is located over Southwestern Marion, Northwestern Lamar Counties. Another strong thunderstorm is located over Northern Fayette, Southwestern Winston, and Northwestern Walker Counties. These storms are moving to the southeast at 20-25 MPH. Main threat from these storms are dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, winds in excess of 30 MPH, and small hail.

Another strong thunderstorm is located over Northern Greene and Northwestern Sumter County. This storm is also moving to the southeast at 20-25 MPH, and will soon affect Eutaw and Boligee. Main threat from this storm is dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, winds in excess of 30 MPH, and small hail.

No severe warning are in effect at this time in Central Alabama. As soon as the sun goes down, the strength in these storms should start to weaken.

Significant Weather Advisory – Northwestern Sumter and Greene Counties Until 6:00 PM CDT

| 5:12 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Northwestern Sumter and Greene Counties until 6:00 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Johnston Lake and Cooksville, and was moving southeast at 20 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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GREENE AL-SUMTER AL-
509 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN SUMTER AND GREENE
COUNTIES UNTIL 600 PM CDT…

AT 509 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR JOHNSTON LAKE TO NEAR COOKSVILLE. MOVEMENT
WAS SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…BOLIGEE…UNION…GAINESVILLE…EPES…EMELLE…NEW
WEST GREENE…JENA…PANOLA…MANTUA…ALLISON…KNOXVILLE…WEST GREENE…
BOYD…GEIGER…WARSAW…PAYNEVILLE…LEWISTON AND I 20 REST AREA NEAR
EUTAW.

Alabama Weather Update at 5:00 PM

| 4:58 pm May 20, 2016

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RADAR CHECK: At this time, strong thunderstorms are located in the western counties of the state. One of the strongest on radar is located over eastern Marion County, pushing into Winston County. Winds up to 35 MPH and some small hail could be possible with this storm. It is moving to the southeast at 30 MPH.

Another strong storm, that currently has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued on it in Noxubee County until 5:00 PM, is pushing into Pickens County. Quarter-size hail and winds up to 60 MPH are possible with this storm. Moving to the southeast at 15 MPH.

Elsewhere across Central Alabama, radar is pretty quiet. If these storms hold together, they should impact Tuscaloosa by 6-8PM, and may reach the Birmingham/Hoover areas by 8-10PM.

Significant Weather Advisory – Southwestern Pickens County Until 5:15 PM CDT

| 4:56 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Southwestern Pickens County until 5:15 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Bevill Lock And Dam and Pickensville, and was moving southeast at 20 MPH. Half-inch size hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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PICKENS AL-
452 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN PICKENS COUNTY UNTIL
515 PM CDT…

AT 452 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER
BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…OR NEAR PICKENSVILLE…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20
MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALICEVILLE…PICKENSVILLE…MCMULLEN…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…GARDEN…
GAINESVILLE LAKE CAMPGROUND…GEORGE DOWNER AIRPORT AND COCHRANE.