Archive for June 11th, 2012
Our intense line of storms has weakened as it has pushed into South Central Alabama.
No severe thunderstorm warnings for the NWS Birmingham coverage area.
There is a flash flood warning for parts of of Shelby and Talladega Counties til 1130 p.m. It probably will be allowed to run until its expiration time.
There is still a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. for Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.
Lots of reports of trees down across West Central and Central Alabama tonight. Many on houses.
Alabama Power reports as of 10:39 p.m.: We have restored power to about 28K customers. We are down to 100K statewide, a little less than 65K in Birmingham and 30K to the west. Follow them @alabamapower.
Storms developing between Little Rock and Memphis will intensify and move into Louisiana and Central Mississippi overnight. They should stay west of Central Alabama. Could see an isolated storm into West Central sections overnight around Marion or Lamar Counties.
Scattered showers and storms will develop Tuesday afternoon ahead of a weak cold front. A couple of them could be strong, but I don’t think severe weather will be widespread like today.
Line of severe storms from Alex City to Prattville to Selma moving southeast.
Widespread wind damage reported with these storms.
Be in a safe place, inside, away from windows as these storms approach.
Additional communities in the path include Hayneville, Montgomery, Wetumpka and Dadeville
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Bibb, Blount, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Sumter.
The following counties have been added and new ending time assigned: Chambers, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph and Tallapoosa. Now til 11:00 PM CDT.
Watch ending time moved to 11 p.m. for remaining counties: Autauga, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Talladega.
Bibb County – Emergency Manager Reports – 1 ESE Woodstock Junction – numerous trees down across the county with some roads blocked.
Shelby County Emergency Manager reports several planes damaged along with one or two hangers at the Shelby County Airport.
Storm data reports a 43 mph wind gust in this area.
Allison Bonnett and Valley Rd. – report tree on top of a SUV
Reports of a tree down on West Bound I-20 at the Moody exit
Pleasant Grove – public reports thunderstorm damage at 8:00 of numerous trees down and blocking roads
Hueytown – 120 Foust Avenue – tree down blocking road along with power lines
Hoover officer reporting two very large trees down
Power off and on in Leeds
Amateur radio reports two trees down on a house near Circle Dive and 20th Avenue in Hueytown
Tree down on Dawson Street overpass on I-20
Jefferson County Emergency Manager reports:
- Tree down and blocking highway 269 at Shady Grove Road
- Trees and power lines down in Ensley along 19th Street
- Trees and power lines blocking roadway on Eastern Valley Road. Also, trees and power lines along Alliance Road and Taylors Ferry Road
Birmingham Police Dept reports a tree down on a house along 15th Street SW
Skywatcher reports Hueytown damage area is west, central, and south in town
St. Clair County reports tree down on 119 Near Forrest and also tree down in New London area and Cherokee
Power is out in parts of Trussville and Roebuck
ABC 33/40 Skywatchers monitoring local damage reports -
Birmingham Fire Department giving out numerous reports of trees down and damage calls throughout the area.
Also reporting a tree down on a car on 19th Avenue.
Reports from Tuscaloosa County report there are power lines down all over the city.
Power lines reported down on Shades Crest Road.
Reports of power outages at the 9:00 hour are as follows:
Statewide – 128,000
Birmingham area – 79,000
Tuscaloosa – 14,600
Jasper – 5,600
Follow the outages on twitter @Alabamapower.
To report outages or lines down 1-800-888-2726.