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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – West Central Macon, Southeastern Elmore, & Northeastern Montgomery Counties Until 8:45 PM CDT

| 7:57 pm April 29, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 845 PM CDT

* AT 756 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR EMERALD
MOUNTAIN…OR 8 MILES WEST OF MILSTEAD…MOVING EAST 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…
NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…MILSTEAD…SHORTER…
FRANKLIN…MOUNT MEIGS…EMERALD MOUNTAIN…AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN
MONTGOMERY…VICTORYLAND…WAUGH…BLUE RIDGE…TYSONVILLE…EASTDALE
MALL…CLAUD…WALLSBORO…WARE…BRASSELL…TALLAPOOSA WATER PLANT AND
CROSS KEYS.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 6 AND 32.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Central Chilton County Until 8:15 PM CDT

| 7:36 pm April 29, 2016

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

* AT 735 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CLANTON…
MOVING NORTHEAST 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…
CLANTON…JEMISON…THORSBY…GAP OF THE MOUNTAIN…MITCHELL LAKE…
ISABELLA…I 65 REST AREA AND LOMAX.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 205 AND 219.

Significant Weather Advisory – Northeastern Hale County Until 7:30 PM CDT

| 7:36 pm April 29, 2016

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SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY UNTIL
730 PM CDT…

AT 650 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
MOUNDVILLE…OR 17 MILES SOUTH OF TUSCALOOSA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20
MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOUNDVILLE…AKRON…WATEROAK…MOUND STATE PARK…MOUNDVILLE AIRPORT…
ELLIOTS CREEK…PHIPPS…HARPER HILL AND HAVANA.

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 – Southeastern Elmore & Northeastern Montgomery Counties Until 8:00 PM CDT

| 7:23 pm April 29, 2016

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SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE AND
NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM CDT…

AT 720 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BLUE RIDGE…OR 7 MILES SOUTH OF WETUMPKA…MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…WETUMPKA…MOUNT MEIGS…EMERALD MOUNTAIN…
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN MONTGOMERY…BOYLSTON…WAUGH…BLUE RIDGE…GUNTER
AIR FORCE BASE…MONTGOMERY ZOO…LAGOON PARK…EASTDALE MALL…ALABAMA
STATE CAPITOL…WARE…BRASSELL…TALLAPOOSA WATER PLANT…CECIL AND
MITYLENE.

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.

No Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Are In Effect At This Moment

| 7:16 pm April 29, 2016

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A line of strong thunderstorms stretch from Asheville and Pell City, down through Childersburg and Columbiana, and back to Duncanville and to just north of Greensboro. The line is moving to the southeast at 35 MPH.

As of now, all of the storms in this line are below severe limits, but do not let your guard down. Wind gusts up to 45 MPH, small hail, and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning are possible.

If you are at Talladega Superspeedway, please find a place of safety until this line passes.

A Quick Update at 6:55 PM CDT

| 6:55 pm April 29, 2016

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A line of storms that have developed a well-defined bow echo is pushing its way across much of North/Central Alabama. The strongest part of the line stretches from Oneonta, to Springville, to Moody, to Chelsea, to Alabaster, to West Blocton, back to Moundville. This line is moving to the southeast at 35 MPH. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is currently in effect for St. Clair and Shelby Counties until 7:00 PM CDT.

People at Talladega Superspeedway are directly in the path of the storm, and need to find a place of safety until the line passes the track and surrounding areas. Winds in excess of 60 MPH, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, and quarter-size hail are possible with these storms.

Hail reports are coming in from storms that currently have Severe Thunderstorm Warnings on them. Penny size hail was reported 2 miles southeast of Tuscaloosa at 6:27 PM, with dime-size hail falling at the time of report along McFarland Blvd. Pea-size hail was covering the ground at Elder Street in Birmingham. Quarter size hail was reported in Kimberly at 6:21 PM.