Archive for December 10th, 2012

Facebook: Not A Good Severe Weather Platform

Facebook: Not A Good Severe Weather Platform

| December 10, 2012 @ 9:25 am

Yep, I know… the world lives on Facebook, and I spend long hours there pushing weather information. But, quite frankly, it is a horrible way of disseminating severe weather information. Here is why… *FACEBOOK “LIKE PAGE”: I am honored to have over 107,000 people “liking me”. I don’t think more than 5 people “liked me” […]

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Tornado Watch until 3PM CST

Tornado Watch until 3PM CST

| December 10, 2012 @ 9:07 am

Tornado Watch has been issued for Sumter, Greeene, Hale, Perry, Chilton, Autuaga, Lowndes, Dallas and Marengo Counties until 3 PM local time. A strong storm system continues to swing a cold front through the Southeast. Along and out ahead of the front strong a locally severe thunderstorms are occurring. The greatest threat from these storms […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Greene/Hale/Sumter Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Greene/Hale/Sumter Counties

| December 10, 2012 @ 8:18 am

The Severe Thunderstorm producing damaging winds will be pushing out of Sumter County soon and will be moving across Southern Greene and Hale Counties. The worst part of the storm looks as though it will stay just south of Interstate 20/59. This storm will stay just north of downtown Demopolis, but everyone between Eutaw and […]

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A Nice Soaking Rain

A Nice Soaking Rain

| December 10, 2012 @ 8:12 am

Moderate to heavy rains continue to fall across much of North Central Alabama. Most areas have escaped the severe weather today as the large rain shield has settled in across the area. We will have to continue to watch areas from Birmingham south as there is the chance for some severe weather especially with the […]

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Rain/Storms Moving South

Rain/Storms Moving South

| December 10, 2012 @ 8:08 am

No severe weather in Alabama for now; stronger storms are south of Tuscaloosa in West-Central Alabama. A tornado watch is in effect for parts of South MS and Southeast LA this morning, but up this way the risk of severe weather is marginal for the rest of the morning, and mainly south of a line […]

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Cold Shot Moving Into Alabama

Cold Shot Moving Into Alabama

| December 10, 2012 @ 6:31 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. NORTH BIRMINGHAM DAMAGE: Sure looks like a small, quick hitting spin up tornado has touched down in North Birmingham […]

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North Birmingham Damage

North Birmingham Damage

| December 10, 2012 @ 5:29 am

From John Talbot, ABC 33/40 Skywatcher and scanner expert… Birmingham Fire/Police Update: Command post at Old Finley/11th Pl North. Several houses with moderate damage, 3 confirmed houses with severe damage, 1 commercial structure with damage and a lot of debris throughout the area. Business “Motion Industries” in North Bham, roof blown off the structure. Searching […]

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Severe Weather Risk Remains Low

Severe Weather Risk Remains Low

| December 10, 2012 @ 4:33 am

I am working on the Weather Xtreme video and full morning discussion, but here is a quick peek at radar shortly before 4:30 this morning… Storms are well below severe limits, and I really don’t expect any issues as they head east. Temperatures will fall into the 40s following the storms… more details soon…

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FIrst Alabama Warning

FIrst Alabama Warning

| December 10, 2012 @ 4:01 am

The NWS Huntsville has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Madison, Jackson and Marshal Counties in North Alabama. Storm between Owens Crossroads and Gurley will move east in general direction of Scottsboro. In the Birmingham area, our line of storms extends from east of Jasper to near Tuscaloosa at this hour. This activity […]

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3:30 a.m. Update

3:30 a.m. Update

| December 10, 2012 @ 3:34 am

That little mesoscale vortex that we have been tracking all the way from Central Louisiana tonight is in the Huntsville area now. It is kicking up quite a little fuss, with a good bit of lightning, but nothing severe. Winds gusted to 37 mph at Decatur, and the pressure was rising rapidly after its passage. […]

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1:45 a.m. Update

1:45 a.m. Update

| December 10, 2012 @ 1:47 am

The National Weather Service in Jackson just canceled the only severe thunderstorm warning that was still in effect across their area, state, in fact the country. It was for Webster County, which is northwest of Starkville. The warning was for the apex of that MCV storm complex that developed over Central Louisiana last evening and […]

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