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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Chilton County

| 9:24 pm August 10, 2015

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A new warning has been issued for Chilton County. Torrential rain and strong winds, as well as hail, are occurring with these storms, which may lead to flash flooding. Be cautious and do not drive your vehicle through flooded areas.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 923 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR TALLADEGA SPRINGS TO NEAR CALERA TO NEAR
CENTREVILLE…MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CALERA…CLANTON…JEMISON…THORSBY…MAPLESVILLE…BILLINGSLEY…
PLECHER…GAP OF THE MOUNTAIN…CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK…
HIGGINS FERRY PARK…POOLES CROSSROADS…PARNELL…VERBENA…
MITCHELL LAKE…LAY LAKE DAM…LAY LAKE…ISABELLA…I 65 REST
AREA…WAXAHATCHEE CREEK AND CAMPBELL.

Damaging Winds in Shelby County

| 9:15 pm August 10, 2015

60-65 mph winds being reported in Pelham right now.

The strongest winds are from just east of Helena to Pelham extending to near and just east of Alabaster. They will move to near and just east of Calera.

They show up in this graphic as the bright greens into light blues.

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Be prepared for significant tree and power line damage.

Heads up Tuscaloosa County: damaging winds are developing over northwestern Tuscaloosa Counties. These damaging winds will spread south southeastward toward COker, Northport, Tuscaloosa, Holt and Coaling.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Tuscaloosa & Pickens Counties

| 8:57 pm August 10, 2015

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 855 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
MOVING SOUTH 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…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…ALICEVILLE…GORDO…REFORM…
CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…
COALING…VANCE…COKER…ETHELSVILLE…MCMULLEN…TUSCALOOSA
AMPHITHEATER…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…LAKE WILDWOOD…MERCEDES BENZ
OF ALABAMA AND BINION CREEK LANDING.

Large hail and damaging winds, as well as continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Take precautionary measures and move indoors immediately.

Intense Winds Moving Through Jefferson, Into Shelby

| 8:57 pm August 10, 2015

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Intense winds associated with the severe thunderstorm across southwestern Jefferson County are over 70 mph just above the surface on Doppler radar.

These winds are likely reaching the surface as 60 mph winds that can cause serious tree and power line damage.

The strongest winds are now extending from Bessemer to Bluff Park to the Hoover Met. The strongest winds are moving toward Helena and Pelham. They will remain generally west of I-65.

Be in a safe place as these storms approach!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Shelby & NE Bibb Counties

| 8:37 pm August 10, 2015

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New warnings have been issued for Shelby County and Northeastern Bibb County.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 834 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM THE SUMMIT TO NORTH JOHNS…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…PELHAM…HELENA…CALERA…CHELSEA…
MONTEVALLO…COLUMBIANA…WILSONVILLE…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…
WOODSTOCK…WEST BLOCTON…WILTON…UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO…
BRIERFIELD IRONWORKS PARK…ASHBY…MEADOWBROOK…LAY LAKE…OAK
MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AND MAYLENE.

These storms have the potential of producing widespread wind damage, as they have done across Walker and Jefferson Counties. Large hail and deadly lightning is also occurring with these storms, so take precautionary measures and move indoors!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: South Jefferson, SW Talladega & SW Clay Counties

| 8:18 pm August 10, 2015

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New warnings have been issued for Southern Jefferson County, Southwestern Talladega County and Southwestern Clay County.

A 73 mph wind was just measured at Adamsville northwest of Birmingham.

This set of storms will prduce significant tree and power line damage.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SYCAMORE…
OR 7 MILES NORTH OF SYLACAUGA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SYLACAUGA…CHILDERSBURG…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…FAYETTEVILLE…
SYCAMORE…ALPINE…WINTERBORO…OVERBROOK…ROSELLE…MIGNON…
GANTTS QUARRY…SYLACAUGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…VARNONS AND HOLLINS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ALSO ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 815 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR FORESTDALE TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GORGAS STEAM
PLANT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…BESSEMER…HOMEWOOD…
MOUNTAIN BROOK…HUEYTOWN…GARDENDALE…IRONDALE…FAIRFIELD…
FULTONDALE…PLEASANT GROVE…TARRANT…MIDFIELD…ADAMSVILLE…
BRIGHTON…LIPSCOMB…GRAYSVILLE…SYLVAN SPRINGS AND BROOKSIDE.