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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Elmore/Montgomery Counties til 2PM

| 1:13 pm December 10, 2012

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An intense band of thunderstorms is pushing east across the Montgomery metro. These storms impacting downtown Montgomery and Wetumpka. They are moving up the Interstate 85 corridor and are causing terrible travel conditions along this route. Continuing on this course, Tallassee, Tuskegee and Dadeville will be impacted soon.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 200 PM CST

* AT 110 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
BOYLSTON TO DAVENPORT…AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…BOB WOODRUFF LAKE…BOYLSTON…
MONTGOMERY ZOO…SNOWDOUN AND STRATA.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 158 THROUGH 179…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 16…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.



Tornado Watch Until 3 PM Extended Southeast

| 11:16 am December 10, 2012

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The Tornado Watch for Central Alabama until 3 PM has been extended further east and not includes the cities of Montgomery, Auburn, Phenix City, Alexander City, Opelika, Troy, Tuskegee, Wetumpka and Clio.

Ten Alabama counties were added to this watch they are: Montgomery, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Macon, Russell, Lee, Chambers, Pike, Barbour and Bullock.

The threat for severe weather still exist across southern sections of Alabama. Strong showers and thunderstorms continue across the state, Some thunderstorms are expected to reach severe limits as we head into the early afternoon. The greatest threat from these storm will be damaging winds, but isolated tornadoes are possible.



Tornado Watch Gets Trimmed Back

| 10:40 am December 10, 2012

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The Tornado Watch for Green, Hale and Sumter Counties has been cancelled. The Tornado Watch continues to remain in affect for Chilton, Dallas, Marengo, Autauga, Lowndes and Perry Counties. The Tornado Watch is valid until 3 PM Central Time. As the system continues to drop to the southeast, we can expect additional counties to be removed once the threat has diminished.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Dallas County until 11:00 AM

| 10:29 am December 10, 2012

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1100 AM CST

* AT 1026 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OLD CAHABA PARK…OR 8 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…TYLER…GARDNER ISLAND…CRAIG FIELD AIPORT
AND SELMA DRAG STRIP.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CST MONDAY AFTERNOON
FOR SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA.

 



Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Autauga/Lowndes until 1045 AM

| 10:14 am December 10, 2012

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Local storm report of thunderstorm wind damage in Autauga County Tree down on County Road 85 just east of the Interstate 65 overpass.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1045 AM CST

* AT 1006 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MULBERRY…
OR 12 MILES EAST OF SELMONT-WEST SELMONT…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PRATTVILLE…AUTAUGAVILLE…BOOTH AND AUTAUGA COUNTY AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY…IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF
SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.