Category: Severe Weather
At 4:06, the strongest part of the storm is over Lake Purdy. Damaging winds of near 60 mph are moving up Highway 119 toward Leeds.
Folks from Liberty Park to Leeds/Moody and down to Vandiver will experience strong winds. Be in a sturdy structure as this storm approaches.
Pea sized hail was just reported on top of Double Oak Mountain. The hail fell for 10 minutes.
The storm over northern Shelby County has become intense and a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Shelby and southeastern Shelby County.
Doppler Radar indicates very strong winds moving into Indian Springs Village now and they will be moving into Meadowbrook shortly. Folks along 280 from Cahaba Heights to Greystone up to Lake Purdy will get the same potnetially damaging winds as well.
In addition, there will be plenty of lightning and heavy rain as well as hail as the storm straddles the Jefferson/Shelby County line as it moves north northeast.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
* UNTIL 430 PM CDT
* AT 352 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAK
MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…OR NEAR CHELSEA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LEEDS…HIGHLAND LAKES…FOWLER LAKE…MOUNT LAUREL…LAKE PURDY…
GREYSTONE…BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK AND SHOPS OF GRAND RIVER.
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBER 140…
Our line of showers and storms has held together tonight, but it is slowly weakening.
It now extends from Corinth to Booneville to Tupelo to west of Starkville and Louisville.
It is now nearing just one county from western Alabama. It will reach Marion, Lamar and Pickens Counties around 1:30 a.m. It may be more like 2:30 for Sumter County.
A strong rush of outflow will precede the storms by 15 minutes or so. Winds could reach 50 mph or higher in this outflow.
The weakening trend will continue, but there may be a threat of damaging winds to 60 mph into parts of West Alabama, especially around Marion, Lamar and Pickens Counties. There is still lots of lightning, although it is decreasing. There could be some small hail with the stronger cores and heavy rain will continue to accompany these storms until they weaken completely.
Severe thunderstorm warnings continue for the Starkville/West Point and Louisville areas, stretching back to the eastern side of the Jackson Metro.
A severe thunderstorm warning was just issued for Monroe and Chicksaw Counties, including the Aberdeen and Amory areas.
Winds were estimated to 60 mph in Lafayette County MS at 11:29 p.m.
Several trees were repotred down in Hinds County MS, west of Jackson, between 11:20 and 11:45.
Showers and storms continue to push eastward across Mississippi tonight. They are severe from the Grenada area south southwestward to Belzoni then into eastern Louisiana, approaching the River around Vicksburg and Port Gibson.
SOME WIND REPORTS
…Many reports of trees down in Louisiana, including in the parishes along I-20, and around Jonesboro and in Natchioches.
…Numerous trees down across Chicot CO in Arkansas.
…Several power outages across the Delta region of western Mississippi, including around Bolivar, Indianola and Inverness.
The storms are most intense around Holmes County in Central Mississippi, which is south of Greenwood. Damaging winds are likely, and an isolated spin up tornado can’t be ruled out. Severe severe thunderstomr warnings have been laid out ahead of the storms.
There is still a severe thunderstorm watch for Central Mississippi. The tornado watch has expired.
These storms are about 2.5-3 hours away from the Alabama border. It will be interesting to see if they hold together enough to have any intensity when they reach the state line.
The latest day one convective outlook has been issued and the Storm Prediction Center has now included portions of northern Alabama in a slight risk for severe weather. Areas from Pickens, Fayette, Cullman, Marshall and De Kalb Counties and areas to the north and west are included in this risk for severe weather. Hamilton, Cullman, Hunstville, Muscle Shoals and Haleyville are some of the larger cities included in the risk.
A cluster of showers and thunderstorms continues to push east across the state of Tennessee. There are a few severe thunderstorm warnings with this complex. Daytime heating, a very warm moist and unstable air mass and lift provided by outflow boundaries will allow for showers and thunderstorms to develop. The main concern with any severe weather that develops will be damaging winds and large hail. The main tornado threat should remain to the west of Alabama as a moderate risk for severe weather has been issued for areas from the Mississippi River back to Texas.
From the air… from KFOR-TV
From the ground… from @ks0stm
Radar debris ball…. from OKC terminal radar…
TDS (tornado debris signature) from OKC dual pol CC…