A tornado watch is in effect until 9 a.m. CDT for Southwest Alabama.
Category: Severe Weather
A line of showers and storms that is responsible for giving all of us meteorologist a good fit today, is currently making its way through the eastern half of Alabama at this moment.
At 542 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Moulton, moving northeast at 40 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include Decatur, Athens, Moulton, Trinity, Tanner, Hillsboro, Mooresville, Cartwright, Coxey and French Mill. At 546 PM CDT, Doppler radar […]
At 524 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Waldo, or 8 miles west of Ashland, moving northeast at 35 mph. Dime size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.
At 521 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and embedded thunderstorm over Holly Pond, or near Blountsville, moving north at 35 mph. A gravity wave is producing winds of 40 to 50 mph with this area of showers and embedded thunderstorms.
At 351 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over North Johns, or 7 miles southwest of Hueytown, moving northeast at 50 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.
At 341 PM CDT, a pressure feature associated with a line of rain showers was producing wind gusts around 30-40 MPH. The movement of this activity was northeast at 45 mph. Winds in excess of 30-40 mph will be possible with these storms. Therefore NWS Birmingham has issued a Significant Weather Advisory until 4:45PM for […]
The Storm Prediction Center has once again trimmed a little more off of the western edge of the slight risk area for the remainder of today and into the evening and overnight areas.
At 1245 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Belknap, or 17 miles northeast of Camden, moving northeast at 25 mph. Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.
In my short time as a meteorologist, this has been and will continue to be the most challenging forecast that I have worked on until this event comes to an end. There are a couple of outflow boundaries that are currently moving through parts of North/Central Alabama. The first boundary is located near Childersburg to […]
At 912 AM CDT, an interesting pressure feature was moving into western Alabama. This was from previous thunderstorms which since have dissipated.
Gusty Winds From An Outflow Boundary Approaching Lauderdale, Limestone, Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Morgan & Lawrence Counties
At 853 AM CDT, an eastward moving outflow boundary from decaying shower activity has resulted in gusty winds across portions of northwest Alabama. As this boundary pushes over the region, winds will increase into the 20 to 30 mph range with a few higher gusts.