Archive for March 18th, 2013

Last of the Watches and Warnings Have Expired

Last of the Watches and Warnings Have Expired

| March 18, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

WOW, what a day! Widespread severe weather impacted much of Alabama with very large hail and damaging winds, but luckily no tornadoes around us. Some incredibly large hail fell across the state, something very rare for Alabama as usually our freezing level is so high. Numerous reports of golf ball to baseball size hail with […]

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Today’s Storms

Today’s Storms

| March 18, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

A band of severe storms blew through Alabama today with a ferocious wind and hail stones to the size of baseballs. Damage has been widespread, and severe in many cases. Go to our Flickr feed here to see many of the damage and hail images from today. The NWS will send out survey teams tomorrow […]

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Only 4 Counties Left in Tornado Watch

Only 4 Counties Left in Tornado Watch

| March 18, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

Russell, Barbour, Bullock and Pike Counties are the only counties in our area left in an tornado watch. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUFAULA…PHENIX CITY… TROY AND UNION SPRINGS. 

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Latest Watch Changes

Latest Watch Changes

| March 18, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

Tornado watch has been cancelled foe Autauga, Elmore and Lee Counties but remains in effect for Lowndes, Montgomery, Barbour, Bullock, Pike, Macon and Russell. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT… LOWNDESBORO…MONTGOMERY…PHENIX CITY…TROY… TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS. Severe thunderstorms watch called for Dallas and Marengo Counties.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Barbour/Bullock/Pike until 7:45 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Barbour/Bullock/Pike until 7:45 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 745 PM CDT * AT 650 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING […]

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Watch Changes

Watch Changes

| March 18, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

Chambers and Tallpoosa Counties have been cleared from the tornado watch, but the watch remains in effect for Autauga, Elmore, Montgomery, Lowndes, Barbour, Bullock, Pike, Lee, Macon, and Russell. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT… LOWNDESBORO…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY… PRATTVILLE…TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS AND WETUMPKA. Dallas and Marengo Counties remain under a severe thudnerstorm watch as well. THIS INCLUDES […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Lee County until 6:30

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Lee County until 6:30

| March 18, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 630 PM CDT * AT 612 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS […]

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Watches Being Trimmed

Watches Being Trimmed

| March 18, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

Severe thunderstorm watch cancelled for Bibb, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Green, Hale, Perry Sumter, Shelby Talladega. Tornado watch is cancelled for Chilton, Clay Coosa and Randolph Counties. Tornado watch remains in effect for Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Montgomery, Macon, Pike, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…AUBURN…EUFAULA… FORT DEPOSIT…LANETT…LOWNDESBORO…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY… OPELIKA…PHENIX […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Russell County until 6:30 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Russell County until 6:30 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 630 PM CDT * AT 538 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Macon County until 6:30 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Macon County until 6:30 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 630 PM CDT * AT 531 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Chambers/Lee until 6:15 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Chambers/Lee until 6:15 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 615 PM CDT * AT 516 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tallapoosa County until 5:45 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tallapoosa County until 5:45 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 545 PM CDT * AT 502 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE […]

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Damage Reports

Damage Reports

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

Nearly 200,000 without power across Alabama now… Trees and power lines down north of Trussville at 3:20. Trees on house in in Sardis City in Etowah County.. residents trapped. Wind gust to 88 mph just southeast of Gadsden at 4 p.m….anemometer registered 88 mph prior to losing a cup. numerous trees and powerlines down. Saks […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Autauga and Elmore Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Autauga and Elmore Counties

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA… ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 600 PM CDT * AT 458 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Sumter

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Sumter

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

The line is sinking slowly south into these counties at this hour. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTHERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… PERRY COUNTY IN ALABAMA… SOUTHERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 545 PM CDT […]

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Severe Weather Threat Over North and West of the Line of Storms

Severe Weather Threat Over North and West of the Line of Storms

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

The severe weather threat is over for areas behind the line of storms including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden and points north and west. Temperatures behind the line are in the 50s to near 60F. Ahead of the line, it is 77F at Alexander City and Montgomery. But in the wake of the storms, there […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tallapoosa County til 5:30 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tallapoosa County til 5:30 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 530 PM CDT * AT 430 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bibb/Chilton/Perry until 5:15

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bibb/Chilton/Perry until 5:15

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA… SOUTHERN CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA… NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN ALABAMA… * UNTIL 515 PM CDT * AT 418 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Clay/Cleburne/Randolph until 5:15 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Clay/Cleburne/Randolph until 5:15 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 515 PM CDT * AT 412 PM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE […]

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Clanton County Update

Clanton County Update

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

The storm that dumped baseball sized hail in Clanton a sort while ago has pushed into southern Coosa County, passing near and south of Rockford so the warning for southern Chilton is canceled. It is still severe but might have weakened a little. Here is the radar showing VIL to pick out the hail cores. […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Tallapoosa/Chambers until 5:15 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Tallapoosa/Chambers until 5:15 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… CENTRAL CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… EAST CENTRAL TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 515 PM CDT * AT 407 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Calhoun/Cherokee/Talladega until 5 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Calhoun/Cherokee/Talladega until 5 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA… TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 500 PM CDT * AT 401 PM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bibb/Chilton until 5PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bibb/Chilton until 5PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA… NORTH CENTRAL CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA… * UNTIL 500 PM CDT * AT 351 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Calhoun/Talladega until 4:30 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Calhoun/Talladega until 4:30 PM

| March 18, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTH CENTRAL TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 430 PM CDT * AT 341 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN […]

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Widespread Damaging Wind Event Pushing East

Widespread Damaging Wind Event Pushing East

| March 18, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

Our widespread wind damage event continues to push east this afternoon. New warnings have just been issued for Etowah, Shelby and St. Clair Counties as well as Chilton and Coosa Counties. Here is the radar. Be in a safe place as these dangerous storms approach. REPORTS …widespread trees down acros Jefferson County according to John […]

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