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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Elmore/Tallapoosa

| 4:27 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 426 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR WADLEY TO NEAR CLANTON…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PRATTVILLE…ALEXANDER CITY…MILLBROOK…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…
DADEVILLE…CAMP HILL…ELMORE…COOSADA…DEATSVILLE…ECLECTIC…
JACKSONS’ GAP…NEW SITE…WAVERLY…GOLDVILLE…
EMERALD MOUNTAIN…KOWALIGA BRIDGE…JORDAN LAKE…
EASTERN LAKE MARTIN AND WEOKA MILLS.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 176 AND 181.

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87/GRANTHAM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Clay/Randolph

| 4:21 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 421 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR PARKDALE TO NEAR BARFIELD TO RED LEVEL…MOVING
SOUTH AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROANOKE…LINEVILLE…ASHLAND…WEDOWEE…LAKE WEDOWEE…WADLEY…
DELTA…CRYSTAL LAKE…FOSTERS CROSS ROADS…BARFIELD…MALONE…
CORINTH…R.L.
HARRIS DAM…ROSELLE…CRAGFORD…ROCK STAND…ROANOKE MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT…HOLLINS…MOTLEY AND TENNANT.

87/GRANTHAM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Autauga, Dallas, Marengo

| 4:10 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 409 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR CALERA TO NEAR MARION TO NEAR TISHABEE…MOVING
SOUTH AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PRATTVILLE…SELMA…MILLBROOK…DEMOPOLIS…VALLEY GRANDE…
LINDEN…UNIONTOWN…SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…JEFFERSON…
DEATSVILLE…AUTAUGAVILLE…THOMASTON…SWEET WATER…ORRVILLE…
BILLINGSLEY…MYRTLEWOOD…FAUNSDALE…DAYTON…
BENTON AND BOGUE CHITTO.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 186 AND 193.

New Warnings: Coosa/Chambers

| 4:08 pm June 17, 2016

The NWS has issued two new severe thunderstorm warnings:

…For Chambers till 5:15 PM CDT

…For Coosa till 5:15 PM CDT

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Winds of 60 mph and hail to the size of quarters are likely with the line of storms as they drop southward.

The following counties have been dropped from the severe thunderstorm watch: Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Pickens, St. Clair and Tuscaloosa.

The severe thunderstorm watch continues for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega and Tallapoosa till 9:00 PM CDT.

There have been several reports of trees down and power outages in areas affected by the storms this afternoon.

Some Counties Dropped From Watch

| 3:41 pm June 17, 2016

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The severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for Blount, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker and Winston Counties.

The severe thunderstorm watch continues for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa and Tuscaloosa counties until 9:00 PM CDT.

The line of storms extends almost across the entire state from northern Sumter ad Greene Counties in the west through Bibb and Shelby Counties then into East Alabama across Talladega, Calhoun and Cleburne.

It has tons of lightning, some hail and damaging wins associated with it. Winds could reach 60-70 mph with the stronger storms.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chilton, Hale and Perry

| 3:36 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 336 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR CALERA TO EOLINE TO NEAR AKRON…MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CLANTON…MARION…JEMISON…GREENSBORO…UNIONTOWN…THORSBY…
MAPLESVILLE…NEWBERN…BILLINGSLEY…
CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK…DUFFYS BEND…
HIGGINS FERRY PARK…POOLES CROSSROADS…VAIDEN…VERBENA…
MITCHELL LAKE…LAY LAKE DAM…GREENSBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…
HEIBERGER AND PLECHER.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 200 AND 219.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sumter/Greene

| 3:13 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 312 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR MACON TO NEAR PANOLA TO JENA…MOVING SOUTH AT
30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEMOPOLIS…LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…YORK…CUBA…FORKLAND…
BOLIGEE…UNION…GAINESVILLE…EPES…EMELLE…DUFFYS BEND…
BLUFFPORT…THORNHILL…MANTUA…ALLISON…KNOXVILLE…
WALDEN QUARTERS…KINTERBISH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 52.

WIND…60MPH

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87/GRANTHAM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cleburne, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun, St. Clair, Talladega

| 3:00 pm June 17, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 259 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR DALLAS TO NEAR BOWDON…MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES…
ROOFS…AND OUTBUILDINGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ANNISTON…OXFORD…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…PELL CITY…LEEDS…
MOODY…ROANOKE…CHILDERSBURG…ODENVILLE…HEFLIN…LINEVILLE…
ASHLAND…WEDOWEE…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…WEST END-COBB TOWN…
COBB TOWN…LAKE WEDOWEE…SAKS AND LINCOLN.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 59 NEAR MILE MARKER 148.
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 144 AND 210.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bibb, Hale, Shelby, Tuscaloosa till 4:15 PM CDT

| 2:58 pm June 17, 2016

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the above mentioned counties until 415 p.m. CDT.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 257 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM THE SUMMIT TO NEAR GORDO…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30
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…HOOVER…ALABASTER…NORTHPORT…PELHAM…HELENA…
LEEDS…CALERA…CHELSEA…MONTEVALLO…BRENT…COLUMBIANA…
CENTREVILLE…GREENSBORO…WILSONVILLE…HOLT…MOUNDVILLE…
INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…VINCENT AND LAKE VIEW.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 228 AND 247.
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 62 AND 97.

SPC Risk Upgraded to “Enhanced”; Damaging Wind Main Threat

| 2:54 pm June 17, 2016

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The SPC has upgraded much of Central Alabama to an “enhanced” risk of severe weather.

In terms of levels…enhanced is above slight. The scale now goes from marginal to slight to enhanced to moderate to high.

Storms dropping across North Central Alabama right now are moving into an area of very high instability. They are being aided by an increasing northwesterly flow over northeastern Alabama as well.

Dry air aloft is adding to the potential for damaging winds, which will be very high with thunderstorms through the afternoon.

There will be multiple severe thunderstorm warnings all afternoon and into the evening.