Category: Severe Weather

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

| October 8, 2017 @ 10:32 am

The severe weather threat has decreased across Alabama and winds are diminishing slowly. Rain will end in the Birmingham area shortly after noon.

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Wind Impact Forecast for Central Alabama Lessened a Bit

Wind Impact Forecast for Central Alabama Lessened a Bit

| October 8, 2017 @ 8:55 am

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect across many counties of Central Alabama with wind advisories in the rest of the counties.

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Flooding Threat

Flooding Threat

| October 8, 2017 @ 8:42 am

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Nate is impacting much of South Alabama and now increasingly East Central and South Central Alabama.

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Tornado Watch For Parts of South Alabama & Florida Panhandle

Tornado Watch For Parts of South Alabama & Florida Panhandle

| October 8, 2017 @ 1:19 am

A tornado threat continues with embedded low-level rotational couplets in the eastern to northeastern convective band of Hurricane Nate.

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Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

| June 24, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

The tornado that occurred in Fairfield on June 22, 2017, was initially considered to be an EF-2, however, with additional survey work performed today, the NWS has decided a high-end EF-1 rating is more appropriate. See the details of their reasoning here.

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A Rare PDS Severe Thunderstorm Watch to the North

A Rare PDS Severe Thunderstorm Watch to the North

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

Not something you see very often, but a rare PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for portions of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.

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Strong Storms Affecting Elmore, Tallapoosa, Coosa, & Clay Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Elmore, Tallapoosa, Coosa, & Clay Counties

| April 30, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

At 4:48 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Stewartville to near Dexter. Movement was east at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Radar Update at 12:30PM

Radar Update at 12:30PM

| April 30, 2017 @ 12:31 pm

Dangerous storms over Northwest and West Central Alabama right now with damaging winds and possible tornadoes the threats.

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Radar Update 11:15 a.m.

Radar Update 11:15 a.m.

| April 30, 2017 @ 11:16 am

Strong storms are moving into West Alabama at this time.

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Tornadoes In Progress Across Mississippi

Tornadoes In Progress Across Mississippi

| April 30, 2017 @ 9:28 am

Numerous reports of damage across western Mississippi this morning from confirmed tornadoes. This activity is pushing towards West Alabama.

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HEADS UP:  Tornadic Storms May Reach West Alabama By 10:30 a.m.   Be Ready!!

HEADS UP: Tornadic Storms May Reach West Alabama By 10:30 a.m. Be Ready!!

| April 30, 2017 @ 8:39 am

Tornadic storms may reach Alabama as early as 10:30 a.m. CDT. This could be a serious situation late this morning through tonight. Be ready!

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Mississippi Tornado Watch

Mississippi Tornado Watch

| April 30, 2017 @ 7:26 am

A new weather watch, potentially a tornado watch, is likely to be issued for areas just west of Alabama.

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Tornado Will Reach Western Colbert or Franklin Counties by 3:15 p.m.

Tornado Will Reach Western Colbert or Franklin Counties by 3:15 p.m.

| April 22, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

Tornado is on the ground at 3 p.m. approaching western Colbert and Franklin Counties.

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A 1:15 p.m. Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

A 1:15 p.m. Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

A severe weather watch may be forthcoming for Northwest Alabama. Storms over Mississippi will intensify and move into Alabama later this afternoon and evening.

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All’s Quiet at Noon; Assessing the Severe Weather Situation

All’s Quiet at Noon; Assessing the Severe Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Here’s a detailed look at the evolution and intensity of today’s severe weather system as of noon.

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New SPC Outlook Out:  No Real Change

New SPC Outlook Out: No Real Change

| April 22, 2017 @ 11:32 am

The new SPC Day One was issued at 11:30. The current forecast thinking still is on track for a round of severe weather late this afternoon and evening across parts of Alabama.

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Radar Update at 8:15 a.m.: Most Folks Stay Dry, But Keep Rain Gear Handy

Radar Update at 8:15 a.m.: Most Folks Stay Dry, But Keep Rain Gear Handy

| April 22, 2017 @ 8:14 am

An update on recent radar and model trends for a busy Saturday across Central Alabama.

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Northeast Mississippi Storm Weakens, No Longer Severe

Northeast Mississippi Storm Weakens, No Longer Severe

| April 21, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

The storm entering Colbert and Franklin Counties in Northwest Alabama is no longer severe, but will have lots of lightning, gusty winds and small hail.

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Potentially Tornadic Storm in Northeast Mississippi

Potentially Tornadic Storm in Northeast Mississippi

| April 21, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

We are monitoring potentially tornadic storms in Northeast Mississippi that could affect Franklin or Colbert Counties just after 9 p.m.

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The First Look at the SPC Day One Outlook

The First Look at the SPC Day One Outlook

| April 5, 2017 @ 1:11 am

The new SPC Day One Outlook for Wednesday has been posted and it has a large part of Central Alabama in a Moderate Risk (level 4 of 5).

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Storms, Warm Front Moving North

Storms, Warm Front Moving North

| April 5, 2017 @ 12:02 am

Storms have already formed over South Alabama and Northwest Florida as the warm front comes on shore. There have already been warnings, but a watch is not anticipated at this time says the SPC.

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Late Night Notes on the Severe Weather Situation for Wednesday

Late Night Notes on the Severe Weather Situation for Wednesday

| April 4, 2017 @ 10:32 pm

We continue to track the prospects of a significant severe weather outbreak across parts of Alabama tomorrow. Here are some late evening thoughts.

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Time to Geek Out About Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

Time to Geek Out About Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

| April 4, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Tomorrow has the potential to be a high end severe weather event across parts of Alabama. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty with some weather geekery about what we think is going to happen.

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“It’s Deja Vu All Over Again,” Says Satellite Sheldon

“It’s Deja Vu All Over Again,” Says Satellite Sheldon

| April 4, 2017 @ 11:32 am

Now is not the time to let our guard down sys Satellite Sheldon Kusselson as Alabama prepares to deal with a potential dangerous severe weather situation on Wednesday.

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Severe Thunderstorm Has Expired for South Central Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Has Expired for South Central Alabama

| April 3, 2017 @ 10:20 am

The severe thunderstorm watch continues for several counties in South Central Alabama until 11 a.m.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Parts of Lee, Randolph, Bullock, Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Cleburne Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Parts of Lee, Randolph, Bullock, Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Cleburne Counties

| April 3, 2017 @ 9:13 am

At 906 AM CDT, strong thunderstorms were along a line extending from near Fosters Cross Roads to near Hardaway. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Wake Low Winds Will Be Affecting Northwestern Alabama Very Soon

Wake Low Winds Will Be Affecting Northwestern Alabama Very Soon

| April 3, 2017 @ 8:48 am

A wake low has developed over the northeastern parts of Mississippi and was moving into northwestern parts of Alabama. Wind gusts of up to 40 MPH can be expected as the feature moves through the area.

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Tornado Watch for Southwest Alabama Until 9 a.m. CST

Tornado Watch for Southwest Alabama Until 9 a.m. CST

| April 3, 2017 @ 1:54 am

A tornado watch is in effect until 9 a.m. CDT for Southwest Alabama.

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New Day One Severe Weather Outlook is Out

New Day One Severe Weather Outlook is Out

| April 3, 2017 @ 1:15 am

The severe weather outlook for Monday has been trimmed back a bit to the south and lowered by one category.

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Update on Alabama’s Weather at 8 p.m.

Update on Alabama’s Weather at 8 p.m.

| April 2, 2017 @ 8:04 pm

Storms will increase and become severe over West Alabama overnight and will spread across the state on Monday. We will have frequent updates

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