Archive for January 10th, 2013

Winds Slowly Diminishing

Winds Slowly Diminishing

| January 10, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

It has been a wild night of high winds across Central Alabama as a dying convective system triggered a gravity wave and wake low setup. The result was widespread 40-50 mph sustained winds with some higher gusts. Winds just off the surface were roaring at near hurricane force. Luckily, we didn’t have any convection to […]

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More Reports

More Reports

| January 10, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

Crazy winds are blowing across Central Alabama, including the Birmingham Metro now. John Talbot says Homewood PD reports transformers blowing and power going out in parts of the city. John Talbot and Bryan Falls report a tree down on a vehicle on I-22 at the Flat Top exit. Windows are reportedly blown out of homes […]

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Strong Winds Moving Into The Birmingham Metro

Strong Winds Moving Into The Birmingham Metro

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

Peak wind gusts from our SKYCAM network so far… Tuscaloosa (atop the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse) 74 mph Oak Grove (Cliff’s Natural Resources) 57 mph Birmingham (atop the Daniel Building downtown) 41 mph Cullman 36 mph Jasper 29 mph The period of highest winds with this gravity wave/wake low event lasts about 15 minutes, but strong […]

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57 mph Wind Gust at Oak Grove

57 mph Wind Gust at Oak Grove

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

Winds just gusted to 57 mph at the Oak Grove Skycam according to James. The 40-50 mph winds with gusts to 60 mph will continue to spread across much of Central Alabama including the Birmingham Metro over the next hour. Be ready for weaker trees to be blown down. Some powerlines will be affected. Try […]

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Trees Down, Power Out Western Jefferson County

Trees Down, Power Out Western Jefferson County

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

A high wind event is moving across Central Alabama tonight. It has caused numerous reports of downed trees and powerlines, especially across the Tuscaloosa Metro. A tree was just reported down by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Warrioir River Road near Steve’s Grocery according to John Talbot. Ryan Stinnett, one of our meteorologists, reports […]

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