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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Parts of Jefferson/Shelby

| 3:56 pm May 22, 2013

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LATE REPORT
At 4:06, the strongest part of the storm is over Lake Purdy. Damaging winds of near 60 mph are moving up Highway 119 toward Leeds.

Folks from Liberty Park to Leeds/Moody and down to Vandiver will experience strong winds. Be in a sturdy structure as this storm approaches.

Pea sized hail was just reported on top of Double Oak Mountain. The hail fell for 10 minutes.

ORIGINAL POST
The storm over northern Shelby County has become intense and a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Shelby and southeastern Shelby County.

5-22-2013 4-01-54 PM
The storm extends from near Valleydale Road over to Chelsea.

Doppler Radar indicates very strong winds moving into Indian Springs Village now and they will be moving into Meadowbrook shortly. Folks along 280 from Cahaba Heights to Greystone up to Lake Purdy will get the same potnetially damaging winds as well.

In addition, there will be plenty of lightning and heavy rain as well as hail as the storm straddles the Jefferson/Shelby County line as it moves north northeast.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 352 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAK
MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…OR NEAR CHELSEA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LEEDS…HIGHLAND LAKES…FOWLER LAKE…MOUNT LAUREL…LAKE PURDY…
GREYSTONE…BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK AND SHOPS OF GRAND RIVER.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBER 140…

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