Category: Severe Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa County

| July 9, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

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Strong thunderstorms are across Central Alabama this afternoon. Here are the storms through the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area. The peach polygons are significant weather alerts and the yellow is a severe thunderstorm warning.

Bankhead Lake will be affected by the severe storm in Tuscaloosa County.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 416 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES
NORTHWEST OF BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…OR 20 MILES NORTH OF
HOLT…AND IS NEARLY STATIONARY.

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…
BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…WILEY…WINDHAM SPRINGS AND WHITSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

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LAT…LON 3360 8754 3360 8737 3359 8737 3359 8732
3352 8732 3351 8729 3349 8728 3348 8730
3349 8730 3349 8733 3347 8734 3345 8733
3346 8732 3344 8731 3344 8729 3342 8727
3342 8735 3340 8758
TIME…MOT…LOC 2116Z 355DEG 3KT 3354 8744

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties

| July 9, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WESTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 248 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR NEW SITE TO NEAR DADEVILLE…MOVING SOUTHEAST
AT 10 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DADEVILLE…CAMP HILL…JACKSONS’ GAP…NEW SITE…RED LEVEL…
GOLDVILLE…WEST CHAMBERS…ABANDA…RIDGE GROVE…
TRAMMEL CROSSROADS…SPARKLING SPRINGS…DAVISTON…
HORSESHOE BEND NATIONAL MILITARY PARK…
HORSESHOE BEND AND EAGLE CREEK.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lowndes and Montgomery Counties

| July 9, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
WEST CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 235 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER
CANTELOUS…OR 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF HAYNEVILLE…MOVING SOUTH AT
10 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…
SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY…HAYNEVILLE…PINTLALA…CANTELOUS…
DANNELLY FIELD…HOPE HULL…WOODCREST…
HYUNDAI MOTORS OF ALABAMA…MANACK AND LETOHATCHEE.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Pickens, Sumter and Greene Counties

| July 9, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 215 PM CDT

* AT 150 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
ALICEVILLE… MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALICEVILLE…MCMULLEN…NEW WEST GREENE…JOHNSTON LAKE…GARDEN…
PANOLA…WEST GREENE…BENEVOLA…GAINESVILLE LAKE CAMPGROUND…
WARSAW…GEORGE DOWNER AIRPORT…LEWISTON…COCHRANE…
CLINTON AND PLEASANT RIDGE.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Autauga County

| July 9, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 215 PM CDT

* AT 133 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR VIDA
JUNCTION…OR 12 MILES EAST OF VALLEY GRANDE…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
10 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…
AUTAUGAVILLE…VIDA JUNCTION…MULBERRY AND DAWSON MILL.

…Now an Auburn Warning

| July 9, 2016 @ 1:20 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
CENTRAL LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 200 PM CDT

* AT 119 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
BEAUREGARD… OR 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF AUBURN…MOVING EAST AT 10
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
AUBURN…PHENIX CITY…OPELIKA…SMITHS…SMITHS STATION…
LADONIA…UCHEE…RUSSELL COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX…BEAUREGARD…
BLEECKER…GRIFFEN MILL…BIBB CITY…PHENIX DRAG STRIP…
CRAWFORD…LADONIA SPORTS COMPLEX…MARVYN…
ROBERT G. PITTS AIRPORT…PARKMANVILLE…
FORT MITCHELL AND FORT MITCHELL ACTIVITY CENTER.

First A Warning For Tuscaloosa…

| July 9, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 130 PM CDT

* AT 106 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SHELTON
STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE…OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
TUSCALOOSA…MOVING EAST 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…MOUNDVILLE…COALING…LAKE WILDWOOD…
MCFARLAND MALL…UNIVERSITY MALL…BRYANT DENNY STADIUM…
SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE…DUNCANVILLE…HULL…RALPH…
FOSTERS BOAT LANDING…OLIVER LOCK AND DAM…STILLMAN COLLEGE…
ROMULUS…CAMP HORNE B.S.A….LITTLE SANDY…MAXWELL AND ENGLEWOOD.

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Auburn

| July 6, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 322 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR AUBURN
UNIVERSITY…OR NEAR AUBURN…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
AUBURN…OPELIKA…AUBURN UNIVERSITY…LOACHAPOKA…ROBERT G. PITTS
AIRPORT…MOUNT JEFFERSON AND CHEWACLA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 51 AND 66.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Greene and Tuscaloosa Counties

| July 5, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

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Strong thunderstorms over northeastern Greene County are moving into southwestern Tuscaloosa County at this hour. They strongest part of the storm is centered some 15 miles west southwest of the City of Tuscaloosa Moving ENE this storm will reach Tuscaloosa before 7 p.m., although rain and thunder will occur before the core arrives.

Winds could reach 60 mph and there could be one inch hail.

Lots of heavy rain and deadly lightning too.

The storm has been dumping rainfall at the rate of over an inch per hour.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 558 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER MANTUA…OR
14 MILES EAST OF ALICEVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 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…
MOUNDVILLE…UNION…MANTUA…JENA…ROMULUS…RALPH…SNODDY…
FOSTERS BOAT LANDING AND FOSTERS.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 20 NEAR MILE MARKER 62.

Flash Flood Warning for Jefferson County

| June 27, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

Storms continue to intensify over the Birmingham Metro and some areas have picked up 1 to 2 inches of rain. The NWS has gone ahead and issued a flash flood warning.

The bright green polygon is the warning.

Remember, turn around, don’t drown.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 506 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS
ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY WITH
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…HOMEWOOD…MOUNTAIN BROOK…
GARDENDALE…FAIRFIELD…FULTONDALE…CENTER POINT…PINSON…
TARRANT…MIDFIELD…BRIGHTON…KIMBERLY…LIPSCOMB…MORRIS…
TRAFFORD…COUNTY LINE…B.J.C.C. AND BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.