Archive for March 10th, 2010

Late Evening Look

Late Evening Look

| March 10, 2010 @ 10:23 pm | 4 Replies

Heavy rain has caused dangerous conditions across parts of the area today and tonight. If you are driving tonight, do not drive across water which is running across the road. Remember, turn around…don’t drown. Many roads in Shelby County are closed tonight. Rain is most widespread over East Alabama at this hour, mainly from Greenville […]

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Etowah County Hail

Etowah County Hail

| March 10, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | 1 Reply

Thanks to Scott Hopper for these images from Attalla tonight…

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Future Guest WeatherBrain Working Tonight…

Future Guest WeatherBrain Working Tonight…

| March 10, 2010 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

In a couple of months, we will have Sheldon Kusselson from NOAA NESDIS Satellite Branch on WeatherBrains. He monitors satellite data and consults with NWS Forecast Offices. He was the author on a Satellite Precipitation Estimate this evening featuring one of the products he helped to develop…a blended precipitable water satellite product that is extremely […]

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING – SHELBY COUNTY

FLASH FLOOD WARNING – SHELBY COUNTY

| March 10, 2010 @ 8:26 pm | 14 Replies

Sorry to yell…but this is important. Very dangerous situation tonight in Shelby County. Huge rainfall amounts have already been received and very heavy rainfall is forming again upstream, poised to move over the County again. 6 to 7 inch rainfall amounts are common on Doppler Radar estimates and these have been borne out by actual […]

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Flood Warning For Cahaba River

Flood Warning For Cahaba River

| March 10, 2010 @ 8:12 pm | 2 Replies

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 802 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 CAHABA RIVER NEAR CAHABA HEIGHTS AFFECTING BIBB…JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES. .HEAVY RAINFALL OF OF 3 TO 5 INCHES HAS OCCURRED DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS OVER THE CAHABA RIVER DRAINAGE BASIN…AND A FLOOD WARNING IS NOW […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning…Greene/Sumter

Severe Thunderstorm Warning…Greene/Sumter

| March 10, 2010 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Greene, Sumter Counties till 8:45 PM CST. The Tornado Warning issued earlier for Greene and Hale Counties was canceled.

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Long Night Ahead

Long Night Ahead

| March 10, 2010 @ 7:40 pm | 4 Replies

It’s going to be a long night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Alabama now in a Slight Category Risk for severe weather overnight. Here are the probabilities. The probabilities are that the threat (tornado, winds greater than 58 mph or hail 1″ or larger in diameter) will occur within 25 miles of your […]

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New Tornado Watch Until 2 a.m.

New Tornado Watch Until 2 a.m.

| March 10, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | 1 Reply

New tornado watch goes until 2 a.m. for West Central Alabama, much of Central Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas and northeastern Louisiana… Alabama Counties… BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 25 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 725 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 TORNADO WATCH 25 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 […]

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More Pelham Flooding

More Pelham Flooding

| March 10, 2010 @ 7:16 pm | 1 Reply

From Herb Coleman… Hi Bill, I took a reading at 7:p.m. and we had picked up another ..98 inches of rainfall since noon. This brings our total for Pelham to 6.06 inches. Bishop creek is now over it’s banks and we are experiencing some flooding with water over some roads. Herb (Pictures are from earlier)

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Two Dangerous Arkansas Storms

Two Dangerous Arkansas Storms

| March 10, 2010 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

Two storms in Arkansas tonight are tornadic. Number one is in the Little Rock area… Damage has been reported in Saline County. Highway 5 is blocked. Damage reported near Hurricane Lake. Large hail now falling in Maumelle. Number two is just northwest of Hot Springs…

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Pickens, Northern Sumter

Pickens, Northern Sumter

| March 10, 2010 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

Severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 for northern Sumter and southern Pickens Counties in West Central Alabama. Another look at some of the communities in the path of this warning… LATE REPORT FROM SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… …Rain wrapped tornado reported just NNW of Fruitdale…in Washington County…was headed toward Chatom. Tornado warning in effect.

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Dangerous Flooding Situation…

Dangerous Flooding Situation…

| March 10, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | 2 Replies

Flood deaths are one of the most preventable. Lead times on flood warnings are now nearly 45 minutes. But still people die. You just don’t think it could happen to you or someone you love. Numerous reports of flooding tonight, especially across Shelby County now. The county is getting a break now from the rain, […]

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“Flooded” With Severe Wx Reports

“Flooded” With Severe Wx Reports

| March 10, 2010 @ 6:36 pm | 1 Reply

Here are some more in short form: * 7.32 inches of rain, Alabaster, James Mills, 3340 Skywatcher * 5:50 pm in Talladega County…the 911 Office reports bridge washed out at Jackson Trace Road and Pine Hill Road. * 1/2 inch diameter hail, Cusseta, Chambers County at 6:05 pm * Beth Brooks, 3340 Skywatcher, Bluff Park, […]

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Evening Peek

Evening Peek

| March 10, 2010 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

True surface based instability remains confined to Southwest Alabama… where a tornado warning is in effect for Washington County. Here is the current surface based CAPE: While a few storms could easily produce hail over West Alabama over the next few hours, the most significant tornado threat will be in that general region from Demopolis […]

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Extension of Tornado Watch

Extension of Tornado Watch

| March 10, 2010 @ 5:44 pm | 2 Replies

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 21 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 450 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 21 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL ALABAMA COOSA ELMORE MONTGOMERY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA […]

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Walker and Winston

Walker and Winston

| March 10, 2010 @ 5:40 pm | 4 Replies

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 537 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 ALZ014-015-110015- WALKER-WINSTON- 537 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 …SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT FOR WALKER AND WINSTON COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM CST… AT 531 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR JASPER…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. DIME […]

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Flood Warning, Shelby County

Flood Warning, Shelby County

| March 10, 2010 @ 4:47 pm | 17 Replies

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 441 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 SHELBY AL- 441 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR… SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WILSONVILLE…PELHAM…MONTEVALLO… HELENA…COLUMBIANA…CHELSEA…CALERA…ALABASTER… * UNTIL 730 […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning*

Severe Thunderstorm Warning*

| March 10, 2010 @ 4:42 pm | 1 Reply

* NOTE: A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning just issued for North Montgomery County until 5 pm> ————————————————————- BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 434 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN […]

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