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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Greene/Hale Counties

| 6:03 pm January 3, 2015

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The more southern segment of storms has just prompted a new severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Greene and Hale Counties.

A dangerous bowing line segment extend in an arc from Boligee down to just west of Forkland. Damaging winds are likely and there is a possibility of a spin up tornado as well. Communities includig Eutaw, Akron and Sawyerville are in the path.

The line segment that prompted the severe thunderstorm warning for Winston County has weakened a bit, but is still quite intense. It is passing near Double Springs and is still capable of producing damaging winds.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CST

* AT 559 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR THORNHILL…OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF
EUTAW…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
EUTAW…WALDEN QUARTERS…SAWYERVILLE…WEDGEWORTH…EVANSVILLE…
AKRON…MOUNDVILLE AND SELDEN LOCK AND DAM.

Counties Added to Tornado Watch

| 5:47 pm January 3, 2015

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The tornado watch continues for Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston Counties till 8:00 PM CST

The NWS has added the following counties

Autauga, Blount, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes, Shelby and St. Clair Counties.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Winston County

| 5:40 pm January 3, 2015

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CST

* AT 538 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
HACKLEBURG TO LAKE BUTTAHATCHEE…AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HALEYVILLE…NEEDMORE…ASHRIDGE…WINSTON FREE STATE BARN…
MORELAND…BRUSHY LAKE…INMANFIELD AND DELMAR.

Tornado Warning for Tuscaloosa County

| 5:17 pm January 3, 2015

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTH CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 545 PM CST

* AT 513 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR JENA…OR 16 MILES SOUTH OF GORDO…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…HOLT…COKER…LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK…
TUSCALOOSA AMPHITHEATER…BRYANT DENNY STADIUM…LAKE TUSCALOOSA
BINION CREEK LANDING…SAMANTHA AND DEERLICK CREEK CAMPGROUNDS.

The Big Picture

| 5:16 pm January 3, 2015

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A line of intense thunderstorms, including some that are severe and even tornadic, is surging across western Alabama now.

The NWS has issued a tornado warning for parts of Marion County. An intense line of storms, showing strong signs of producing damaging winds, are moving across western Franklin, Marion and Pickens Counties. A tornado warning also continues for parts of Lamar County. Damaging winds and spin up tornadoes are likely with these storms.

Intense storms are over much of Pickens, Greene and Sumter Counties. They are pushing toward Tuscaloosa County and will move into Hale County as well. Tornado warnings are in effect for parts of Sumter, Greene and Pickens Counties. These cells have had a history of producing tornado damage, including some significant damage near Rose Hill in Jasper County, southwest of Meridian.

Look for a tornado warning to be issued for Tuscaloosa County soon.

Tornado Warning Marion County until 6PM

| 5:14 pm January 3, 2015

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

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* AT 510 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF RAIN-WRAPPED TORNADOES IN
ADDITION TO WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THESE DANGEROUS
STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES WEST OF
WESTON TO 5 MILES SOUTH OF WESTON TO BEAVERTON…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HAMILTON…WESTON…GUIN…BRINN…HACKLEBURG…LAKE
BUTTAHATCHEE…RANKIN FITE AIRPORT…MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…
PIKEVILLE AND TWIN.

THIS INCLUDES…
US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 3 THROUGH 26…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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CALL 1-800-856-0758 OR TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG ALWX

Dangerous Situation in Lamar County

| 5:07 pm January 3, 2015

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A dangerous situation is occurring in Lamar County where an intense line of storms is pushing into Lamar County.

It shows strong indications of producing damaging winds and there are at least two possible tornadic circuations. One is near Vernon, the other near Sulligent.

Tornado Warning for Lamar County

| 4:44 pm January 3, 2015

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Dangerous storms entering Lamar County have produced damage in Columbus MS.

Numerous trees are reported down in Columbus.

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Everyone in Lamar County should be in safe shelter.

The most dangerous part of the storm is just west of Vernon.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CST

* AT 442 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF RAIN-WRAPPED TORNADOES IN
ADDITION TO WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THESE DANGEROUS
STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST
OF CALEDONIA TO CALEDONIA TO COLUMBUS…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
VERNON…SULLIGENT…BEDFORD…LAMAR COUNTY AIRPORT…CREWS…
BEAVERTON…BLOOMING GROVE…LAMAR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…MELBORNE
AND STAR.