Archive for February 10th, 2013

Late Night Look

Late Night Look

| February 10, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

Quick late night check on Central Alabama weather… No severe weather overnight across North Central Alabama. All of the activity has pushed into South Alabama. But showers and storms are increasing in coverage and intensity tonight over southern Mississippi south of I-20. A large severe thunderstorm is unfortunately approaching Hattiesburg, which was hard hit by […]

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No Tornado Warnings

No Tornado Warnings

| February 10, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

A beautiful sight on this Sunday night: no tornado warnings anywhere in the country. The storms have weakened a bit as they have moved into lower dewpoint air over South Alabama.

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Tornado Watch Cancelled

Tornado Watch Cancelled

| February 10, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

All counties in our area have been cleared from the tornado watch. The severe weather has calmed down the last hour or so. Rain and showers continue over central portions of Alabama where flood and flash flood watches remain in place until the morning. 

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Pike/Barbour Counties until 830 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Pike/Barbour Counties until 830 PM

| February 10, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… SOUTHEASTERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 830 PM CST * AT 744 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE […]

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2 more counties out of watch

2 more counties out of watch

| February 10, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

The tornado watch for Lowndes and Montgomery Counties has been cancelled. Barbour, Bullock and Pike remain in the watch that last until 11 PM

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Another Tornado Headed Toward Washington/Choctaw

Another Tornado Headed Toward Washington/Choctaw

| February 10, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

Another tornado is on the ground now just southeast of Waynesboro MS. An Emergency manager in Wayne County reported the tornado on the ground just southwest of Clara at 7:16.

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Extremely Dangerous Storm

Extremely Dangerous Storm

| February 10, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

Latest scan of this storm shows a very strong velocity couplet. This storm continues to produce a large, violent and very dangerous tornado. Very dangerous storm crossing the Alabama state line. This is the same storm that produced widespread damage in Hattiesburg. The storm has consistently had a very strong couplet with a debris ball. […]

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Watch Changes

Watch Changes

| February 10, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

For Marengo and Dallas Counties the tornado watch has been cancelled. The tornado watch continues for Lowndes, Montgomerym Barbour, Bullockn and Pike Counties until 11 Pm THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT… LOWNDESBORO…MONTGOMERY…TROY AND UNION SPRINGS.   

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Heads Up Washington, Choctaw and Clarke Counties

Heads Up Washington, Choctaw and Clarke Counties

| February 10, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

Very dangerous tornado still clearly indicated on radar now over southern Wayne County MS passing south of Waynesboro. It will move into northern Washington and southern Choctaw Counties and into Clarke County. Folks from Milry and Silas northeastward to Coffeyville then to Thomasville and Grove Hill need to be making initial preparations and watching this […]

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Numerous tornado signatures in Southern Mississippi and Alabama.

Numerous tornado signatures in Southern Mississippi and Alabama.

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

No county in our area is under a warning currently, but numerous tornado warned storms across southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi. Here is a look at the numerous velocity couplets in the area. The couplet in the northwest portions of Perry County Mississippi is responsible for the large tornado that moved through the Hattiesburg area […]

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Image of Hattiesburg Tornado

Image of Hattiesburg Tornado

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

Large tornado going through Hattiesburg, MS. Widespread damage reported through out the town. Photo courtesy of chasertv.com

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Mississippi Tornado Reports

Mississippi Tornado Reports

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

Reports are always sketchy at first following a tornado event. Here is some information taken from reports of the Jackson NWS office this afternoon. 3:42 pm 3 SE Arm, Lawrence County Home damaged along with trees and powerlines down. Possible tornado. Additional report of 3 homes damaged along with several barns. 4:28 pm 1 WSW […]

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Tornado Emergency for Hattiesburg

Tornado Emergency for Hattiesburg

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

The latest scan shows a very intense velocity couplet very near Hattiesburg. Continued reports of a large violent tornado on the ground. Numerous reports from storm spotters and local law enforcement in southern Mississippi of a large violent and very dangerous tornado on the ground approaching Hattiesburg. Reports of significant damage with this cell. The […]

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Strong Storms to our South

Strong Storms to our South

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

Moderate and heavy rain continues to fall across Central Alabama, strong and severe thunderstorms are ongoing across Southwest Alabama and Southern Mississippi. Looks as though the main severe weather threat has shifted south of much of our area. Numerous tornadoes warning to our south, and it looks as though a tornado is heading toward the […]

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Tornado Watch Expanded

Tornado Watch Expanded

| February 10, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

  The tornado watch for Dallas and Marengo Counties has been extend eastward and now includes 5 more counties. The counties are Lowndes, Montgomery, Barbour, Bullock and Pike. The watch is in effect until 11 PM.

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Severe Update: Threat Shifts More to the South

Severe Update: Threat Shifts More to the South

| February 10, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

Resetting the severe weather situation across Alabama just after mid-afternoon. A narrow line of strong storms is pushing across Central Alabama at this hour. It extends from Ohatchee to Talladega to Sylacauga to Billingsley to Selma at this hour. It is pushing east at nearly 50 mph, but the southern end of the line is […]

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Wet and Stormy Afternoon

Wet and Stormy Afternoon

| February 10, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are impacting much of North Central Alabama this afternoon. Some of the heaviest activity is working through the Birmingham Metro now. Heavy rains is falling in many areas. No severe weather in Alabama currently, but there are numerous tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings in southern Mississippi. That activity is working east […]

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Tornado Watch Issued for Dallas/Marengo

Tornado Watch Issued for Dallas/Marengo

| February 10, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a part of South Central and much of southwestern Alabama as well as southeastern Mississippi. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 33 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL […]

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New Tornado Watch for Southwest/South Central Alabama Soon

New Tornado Watch for Southwest/South Central Alabama Soon

| February 10, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

The SPC says that a new tornado watch will be required before 4 p.m. for part of South Central and Southwest Alabama as well as more of southern Mississippi. It will probably include an area generally bounded by Butler to Marion to Billingsley to Montgomery to Brewton. Here is the text of the mesoscale discussion: […]

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Notes at 2:15 p.m.

Notes at 2:15 p.m.

| February 10, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

Storms across Central Alabama are producing plenty of booming thunder, heavy rain and strong gusty winds, but they are not severe. Storms are quite intense over South Central Mississippi near and south of a northeastward moving warm front. The storms near the front have not become surface based yet, but south of the warm front, […]

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Strong Storms Approaching Alabama Border

Strong Storms Approaching Alabama Border

| February 10, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

A complex of storms moving across Central Mississippi evolved into a bow echo that has produced a few reports of damage. It has prompted a series of severe thunderstorm warnings. You can pick it out clearly on this radar image from the Columbus Doppler radar. There is a pretty strong little upper level disturbance with […]

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The Big 1994 Ice Storm

The Big 1994 Ice Storm

| February 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

On the morning of Wednesday, February 9th, a powerful cold front was barreling southward. It extended from Northeast Tennessee to south of Memphis to near Shreveport. It was 66F at Birmingham and 71F at Shreveport, but a short distance across the front, it was already down to 36F at Memphis and 8F at Oklahoma City. […]

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Tornado Watch Issued To Our West

Tornado Watch Issued To Our West

| February 10, 2013 @ 11:08 am

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Central Louisiana into Central Mississippi. It will be valid until 6 p.m.

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Elevated Storms into Alabama Already

Elevated Storms into Alabama Already

| February 10, 2013 @ 10:25 am

Showers and even some elevated thunderstorms are increasing across much of Mississippi into northwestern Alabama this morning ahead of a warm front in a conveyor belt of warm, moist air being shunted northward out of the Gulf of Mexico by strong winds in the lower atmosphere. We call them elevated, because the instability they are […]

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Hold Onto Your Hats!

Hold Onto Your Hats!

| February 10, 2013 @ 8:05 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. The title tells it all – Hold Onto Your Hats! The weather over the next week is going to […]

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