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Significant weather Advisory – Southern Lamar County Until 5:00 PM CDT

| 4:14 pm May 20, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Southern Lamar County until 5:00 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Calcedonia and Vernon, and was moving east at 30 MPH. Half-inch size hail and winds in excess of 40 MPH will be possible with this storm. If you are in the path of this storm, seek safe shelter until it has passed. Locations in the path are listed below.

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410 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN LAMAR COUNTY UNTIL 500
PM CDT…

AT 410 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
CALEDONIA…OR 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VERNON…MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
VERNON…MILLPORT…KENNEDY…MELBORNE…CODY…STAR AND HIGHTOGY.

Brief Update on Central Alabama Weather at 3:00 PM

| 3:07 pm May 20, 2016

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The SPC has now updated their severe outlook for the rest of the day, and they have decided to place two-thirds of northwest Alabama under a “Marginal Risk” for severe storms.

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With the sun that has been shining in the northwestern parts of the state, destabilization has occurred over the last few hours. Showers and thunderstorms that have developed over in eastern Mississippi have been deepening and strengthening, and they will be moving into the western counties of Alabama within the next 30-60 minutes. Dew points at the surface are now in the mid to upper 60s, and combining that with lift from a shortwave trough approaching the state, there is a risk of a few strong thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. There is enough low level and deep level shear to support rotating cells that could be capable of some strong gusty winds, and a low-end threat of a tornado. Once the sun goes down this evening, the threat is expected to subside.

Significant Weather Advisory – Macon, Lowndes, Elmore, Bullock, Autauga, Lee, Montgomery, Chambers, Tallapoosa, & Dallas Until 12:00 AM CDT

| 11:06 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Macon, Lowndes, Elmore, Bullock, Southeastern Autauga, Northwestern Lee, Montgomery, Chambers, Central Tallapoosa, & Southeastern Dallas until 12:00 AM CDT. A line of strong thunderstorms were located near Veasley Creek to Pintlala to near Lowdnes County Airport, and was moving east at 40 MPH. Gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1059 PM CDT THU MAY 12 2016

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CHAMBERS AL-TALLAPOOSA AL-MACON AL-BULLOCK AL-MONTGOMERY AL-
DALLAS AL-ELMORE AL-AUTAUGA AL-LOWNDES AL-LEE AL-
1059 PM CDT THU MAY 12 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MACON…LOWNDES…ELMORE…
NORTHWESTERN BULLOCK…SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA…NORTHWESTERN LEE…
MONTGOMERY…CHAMBERS…CENTRAL TALLAPOOSA AND SOUTHEASTERN DALLAS
COUNTIES UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT…

AT 1059 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM VEASEY CREEK PARK TO PINTLALA TO 6 MILES WEST
OF LOWNDES COUNTY AIRPORT. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 40 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…AUBURN…PRATTVILLE…OPELIKA…MILLBROOK…TUSKEGEE…VALLEY…
WETUMPKA…LANETT…TALLASSEE…DADEVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…MOSSES…CAMP
HILL…NOTASULGA…HAYNEVILLE…LAFAYETTE…STROUD…MILSTEAD AND PIKE
ROAD.

Significant Weather Advisory – Southeastern Cherokee, Cleburne, & Eastern Calhoun Counties Until 9:30 PM CDT

| 9:09 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Southeastern Cherokee, Cleburne, & Eastern Calhoun Counties until 9:30 PM CDT. A line of strong thunderstorms were located near Ball Flat and Fort McClellan, and was moving east at 45 MPH. Gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN CHEROKEE…CLEBURNE
AND EASTERN CALHOUN COUNTIES UNTIL 930 PM CDT…

AT 904 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BALL FLAT TO FORT MCCLELLAN. MOVEMENT WAS
EAST AT 45 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ANNISTON…OXFORD…JACKSONVILLE…PIEDMONT…CENTRE…HEFLIN…COBB TOWN…
FORT MCCLELLAN…FORNEY…WEST END-COBB TOWN…SAKS…WEAVER…FRUITHURST…
EDWARDSVILLE…BALL FLAT…TENNALA…MARS HILLS…BLUE MOUNTAIN…
MUSCADINE AND PLEASANT GAP.

Significant Weather Advisory – St. Clair, South-Central Etowah, Shelby, Bibb, & Southeastern Jefferson Counties Until 8:45 PM CDT

| 8:23 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for St. Clair, South-Central Etowah, Shelby, Bibb, & Southeastern Jefferson Counties until 8:45 PM CDT. A line of strong thunderstorms were located near Steele and Eoline, and was moving east at 35 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 817 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR STEELE TO NEAR EOLINE. MOVEMENT WAS EAST
AT 35 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SOUTHEASTERN BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…ALABASTER…BESSEMER…
HOMEWOOD…PELHAM…MOUNTAIN BROOK…TRUSSVILLE…HELENA…PELL CITY…
IRONDALE…LEEDS…MOODY…CALERA…CHELSEA…RAINBOW CITY…MONTEVALLO…
BRENT AND COLUMBIANA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Lamar County

| 6:00 pm May 12, 2016

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A strong thunderstorm northwest of Vernon in Lamar County has the potential for produce wind gusts to 60 mph or greater.

It will move northeast toward Sulligent and Beaverton.

It also is accompanied by lots of dangerous lightning and torrential rain.

Be in a safe place as this dangerous storm approaches.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 553 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAMAR COUNTY
AIRPORT…OR NEAR VERNON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

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

Radar Check at 3:00PM

| 3:02 pm May 12, 2016

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Shower and thunderstorm activity is starting to diminish across the state at this time, but hefty thunderstorms are still going in Walker County and in St. Clair, Etowah, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega, Clay, and Randolph counties. These storms continue to slowly push off to the east. None are severe at this point, but gusty winds up to 40 MPH or more, 1/2 inch hail, and dangerous lightning still could be possible.

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Multiple severe thunderstorms are showing up on radar across the Southeastern U.S. The most active weather as of now appears to be over north and northeastern Tennessee, where multiple Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect. More warnings are in effect for storms located in Central Kentucky, Northwestern North Carolina, Central Virginia, and eastern South Carolina.

Storms have developed back to our west near to the cold front. These are stretching from Southern Arkansas through much of Central Mississippi. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for a cell located over Bradley and Calhoun Counties in Arkansas, for 60 MPH wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

The latest HRRR model run still has showers and thunderstorms moving into the state and pushing through later this evening. Looks like the next round of storms for the Birmingham area will arrive during the 7PM-9PM time frame tonight. These storms will push through to south and east Alabama, and will start to diminish once they get near or just past the I-85 corridor around 3AM-5AM early Friday morning.

Significant Weather Advisory – Northeastern Calhoun and Southeastern Etowah Counties Until 2:45 PM CDT

| 2:21 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Northeastern Calhoun and Southeastern Etowah Counties until 2:45 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Glencoe and Hokes Bluff, and it was moving northeast at 30 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 217 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
GLENCOE…OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF HOKES BLUFF…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PIEDMONT…HOKES BLUFF…GLENCOE…SOUTHSIDE…KNIGHTENS CROSSROADS…
SULPHUR SPRINGS…COBB CITY AND REAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

Significant Weather Advisory – West-Central Calhoun and East-Central St. Clair Counties Until 2:45 PM CDT

| 2:14 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for West-Central Calhoun and East-Central St. Clair Counties until 2:45 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Ragland and Odenville, and it was moving east at 25 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 210 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
RAGLAND…OR 9 MILES EAST OF ODENVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RIVERSIDE…RAGLAND…OHATCHEE…NEELY HENRY LAKE…LOGAN MARTIN LAKE…
NEELY HENRY DAM AND WATTSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

Significant Weather Advisory – West-Central Calhoun and Northeastern St. Clair Counties Until 2:00 PM CDT

| 1:33 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for West-Central Calhoun and Northeastern St. Clair Counties until 2:00 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Ragland and Pell City, and it was moving northeast at 15 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 130 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
RAGLAND…OR 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF PELL CITY…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15
MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RIVERSIDE…RAGLAND…OHATCHEE…NEELY HENRY LAKE…LOGAN MARTIN LAKE…
NEELY HENRY DAM AND WATTSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.