Archive for December 20th, 2012

Windy And Sharply Colder

Windy And Sharply Colder

| December 20, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

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. COLD AIR BLOWS IN FROM THE FROZEN TUNDRA: Strong northwest winds will usher in much colder air across the […]

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All Clear

All Clear

| December 20, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

All NWS Birmingham counties have been cleared from the tornado watch.

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Just 2 Birmingham NWS Counties Left in Watch

Just 2 Birmingham NWS Counties Left in Watch

| December 20, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

The tornado watch has been canceled for Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Macon and Pike Counties. It continues for Barbour and Russell Counties in Alabama till 2:00 PM CST

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Tornado Watch Extended til 2PM

Tornado Watch Extended til 2PM

| December 20, 2012 @ 11:15 am

The tornado watch for Autauga, Bibb, Perry, Chilton, Dallas, Calhoun, Talladega, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Lowndes,Elmore, Randolph, Montgomery, Tallapoosa and Marengo Counties has been canceled. Tornado watch remains in effect for CHAMBERS, LEE, MACON, RUSSELL, BARBOUR, BULLOCK and PIKE Counties until 2PM CST. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…LANETT…OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY…ROANOKE…TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…VALLEY.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Autauga/Elmore/Lowndes/Montgomery til 11:15

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Autauga/Elmore/Lowndes/Montgomery til 11:15

| December 20, 2012 @ 10:35 am

A line of intense thunderstorms are moving through this area. The line coming into western Montgomery County is beginning to bow out. When lines bow out like this, they can produce damaging winds. Wind gust so far of 41 knots at Dannelly Field and 49 mph at the RSA tower downtown. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE […]

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51 mph Gust at Airport

51 mph Gust at Airport

| December 20, 2012 @ 9:24 am

Winds gusted to 51 mph at the Birmingham Airport as out line of intense showers passed at 9:15. Here is the METAR report from the ASOS equipment: KBHM 201519Z 27027G44KT 1/2SM +RA FG SQ SCT009 BKN014 OVC021 13/12 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 28044/1515 WSHFT 1505 RAB02 PRESRR

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More Watch Changes

More Watch Changes

| December 20, 2012 @ 8:53 am

The Tornado Watch for Greene, Hale and Tuscaloosa Counties has been canceled. Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph and Talladega Counties have been added to the Tornado Watch till 12:00 PM CST. Here is the watch footprint now (shown in the county outlines): From the NWS: We’ve extended the watch northward on the eastern side. Big dewpoint/moisture […]

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Tuscaloosa Reports/Birmingham Timing

Tuscaloosa Reports/Birmingham Timing

| December 20, 2012 @ 8:37 am

Winds did gust to 56 mph at our SkyCam in Tuscaloosa as the line went through there around 8:15. Winds to 50 mph were estimated on the UA Campus. There was a report of a possible funnel cloud on Twitter in Northport. It could have been scud clouds, or it could have been a small […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Autauga/Dallas til 8:45 AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Autauga/Dallas til 8:45 AM

| December 20, 2012 @ 8:21 am

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA… NORTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 845 AM CST * AT 816 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS […]

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Doing the Tornado Watch Watusi

Doing the Tornado Watch Watusi

| December 20, 2012 @ 8:19 am

The National Weather Service is Birmingham is reconfiguring the tornado watch. They have canceled Pickens and Sumter out of it. It continues for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Tallapoosa and Tuscaloosa till 12:00 PM CST. They have extended it eastward to include Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Pike […]

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Storms Not Quite as Intense in North Central Alabama

Storms Not Quite as Intense in North Central Alabama

| December 20, 2012 @ 7:56 am

The National Weather Service is going with significant weather alerts for now, instead of severe thunderstorm warnings ahead of our line of intense showers. There was a burst of reports of trees down around Columbus MS, prompting the earlier warnings. There could still be scattered tree and power line damage from the line, which will […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for  Greene, Pickens, Sumter till 8:00 AM CST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Greene, Pickens, Sumter till 8:00 AM CST

| December 20, 2012 @ 7:03 am

Widespread winds of 50-60 mph, with some 70 mph winds, will impact the warned counties over the next hour, causing scattered tree and power line damage. WUUS54 KBMX 201303 SVRBMX ALC063-107-119-201400- /O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0299.121220T1303Z-121220T1400Z/ BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 703 AM CST THU DEC 20 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette, Lamar, Marion

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette, Lamar, Marion

| December 20, 2012 @ 7:01 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Fayette, Lamar and Marion Counties till 7:45 AM CST Our line of intense low topped thunderstorms is into western Franklin and Marion Counties now. UPDATED RADAR PICTURE AT 7:09 ORIGINAL POST We will see scattered reports of damaging winds over […]

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Morning Update

Morning Update

| December 20, 2012 @ 6:08 am

Extremely busy this morning with ongoing severe weather and won’t be able to post a Weather Xtreme video… but some notes… *A tornado touched town in the western and northern part of Mobile in the 4:50-5:00 a.m. time frame. Damage to the Mobile Airport, numerous homes damaged, with some entrapments, debris closing I-65 in both […]

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Conditions Improving for Severe Weather

Conditions Improving for Severe Weather

| December 20, 2012 @ 5:29 am

Another low instability/high shear environment is developing for much of Alabama this morning. A look at some of these parameters shows high shear with helicity values running in the 500 to 900 range from Northwest Alabama to Southwest Alabama. Instability values are not very impressive with CAPE values running at or below 1000 jg/kg across […]

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Line Moving Faster

Line Moving Faster

| December 20, 2012 @ 5:18 am

Our line of thunderstorms (or really intense showers, since it has little lightning) has surged ahead this morning ahead of a strong cold front and is moving a little faster toward Central Alabama. Instability is increasing over West Central Alabama rapidly and there is a very high amount of wind shear. Any updrafts that form […]

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Tornado Warned Storm in Mobile

Tornado Warned Storm in Mobile

| December 20, 2012 @ 4:55 am

Strong storm capable of producing tornado approaching downtown Mobile. This storm has looked impressive on radar as it has moved in off the Gulf into southern Mississippi, now affecting the City of Mobile. We ware watching for similar storms across the southern part of our area. The isolated storms ahead of the main line in […]

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Tornado Watch until Noon

Tornado Watch until Noon

| December 20, 2012 @ 4:23 am

Tornado watch issued for much of Central and Southern Alabama until Noon today. Does not include Jefferson County or the City of Birmingham, but does include Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Mobile. Strong thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are developing out ahead of the main line of thunderstorms. IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES AUTAUGA, BIBB, […]

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3:30 AM Update

3:30 AM Update

| December 20, 2012 @ 3:21 am

Showers and few rumbles of thunder are moving across Central Alabama this morning. None of which are severe, but there are several areas of heavy downpours. Heavy rain moving through Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. The main severe weather continues to be off to the west, as a very strong line of thunderstorms is crossing the […]

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1:30 a.m. Update

1:30 a.m. Update

| December 20, 2012 @ 1:35 am

Our line of thunderstorms continues to move east this morning. It has just passed through Shreveport on I-20, where a few trees were reported down on West Lakeshore Drive at 1 a.m. There have been at least 41 reprots of high wind since just after 8 p.m. last night. Four severe thunderstorms warnings are in […]

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