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Tornado Emergency for Mobile

| 5:05 pm December 25, 2012

2012-12-25_17-02-41

Big wedge tornado just moved across northern part of downtown Mobile.

Radar:

2012-12-25_17-04-33

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
500 PM CST TUE DEC 25 2012

ALC003-097-252345-
/O.CON.KMOB.TO.W.0122.000000T0000Z-121225T2345Z/
BALDWIN AL-MOBILE AL-
500 PM CST TUE DEC 25 2012

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CST FOR EAST
CENTRAL MOBILE AND WEST CENTRAL BALDWIN COUNTIES…

…THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR DOWNTOWN MOBILE…

AT 459 PM CST…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR DOWNTOWN MOBILE…OR 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF I65 AND US
45…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MIDTOWN MOBILE… DOWNTOWN MOBILE… PRICHARD…
I65 AND US 45… I65 AND I165… I10 AND I65…
CHICKASAW… SPANISH FORT… I65 AND CR 47…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 10 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 18 AND 34. THIS
INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TO REPEAT…A LARGE…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE…TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A
MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CST TUESDAY EVENING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI. A TORNADO WATCH
ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CST TUESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

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LAT…LON 3063 8819 3116 8782 3100 8760 3065 8793
3068 8801 3063 8805 3060 8805 3057 8808
TIME…MOT…LOC 2301Z 217DEG 37KT 3071 8805

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