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Significant Weather Advisory – Southeastern Cherokee, Cleburne, & Eastern Calhoun Counties Until 9:30 PM CDT

| 9:09 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Southeastern Cherokee, Cleburne, & Eastern Calhoun Counties until 9:30 PM CDT. A line of strong thunderstorms were located near Ball Flat and Fort McClellan, and was moving east at 45 MPH. Gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN CHEROKEE…CLEBURNE
AND EASTERN CALHOUN COUNTIES UNTIL 930 PM CDT…

AT 904 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BALL FLAT TO FORT MCCLELLAN. MOVEMENT WAS
EAST AT 45 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ANNISTON…OXFORD…JACKSONVILLE…PIEDMONT…CENTRE…HEFLIN…COBB TOWN…
FORT MCCLELLAN…FORNEY…WEST END-COBB TOWN…SAKS…WEAVER…FRUITHURST…
EDWARDSVILLE…BALL FLAT…TENNALA…MARS HILLS…BLUE MOUNTAIN…
MUSCADINE AND PLEASANT GAP.

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Significant Weather Advisory – St. Clair, South-Central Etowah, Shelby, Bibb, & Southeastern Jefferson Counties Until 8:45 PM CDT

| 8:23 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for St. Clair, South-Central Etowah, Shelby, Bibb, & Southeastern Jefferson Counties until 8:45 PM CDT. A line of strong thunderstorms were located near Steele and Eoline, and was moving east at 35 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 817 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR STEELE TO NEAR EOLINE. MOVEMENT WAS EAST
AT 35 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SOUTHEASTERN BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…ALABASTER…BESSEMER…
HOMEWOOD…PELHAM…MOUNTAIN BROOK…TRUSSVILLE…HELENA…PELL CITY…
IRONDALE…LEEDS…MOODY…CALERA…CHELSEA…RAINBOW CITY…MONTEVALLO…
BRENT AND COLUMBIANA.

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Radar Check at 8:20 PM – Storms Pushing Through Central Alabama

| 8:19 pm May 12, 2016

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Storms are currently lined up along the I-59 and I-20 corridors, stretching from the northeast corner of the state, down to the southwest through downtown Birmingham, and exiting into Mississippi through Emelle in Sumter County.

Rain is already started to end in places such as Hazel Green, Decatur, Moulton, Haleyville, Fayette, and Millport. The line is moving to the east-southeast

These storms are along a prefrontal trough that is preceeding a cold front that is starting to cross over the state line in the northwest corner of the state. None of these storms are severe at the moment, but gusty winds up to 40 MPH, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, and some hail could still be possible.

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Storms Marching Southeast

| 6:56 pm May 12, 2016

Our line of strong storms is pushing southeast this evening.

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It is past Huntsville, approaching Cullman and Jasper. There is a break in the line back until you get into Fayette County. Storms extend from Fayette to west of Reform to near Pickensville.

The strongest storms are near Jasper, Fayette and north of Carrollton.

None of the storms are severe, but the strongest storms could produce wind gusts to near 50 mph, along with torrential rain and deadly lightning.

There is moderate instability across Central Alabama tonight, but all forms of wind shear are very weak. The storms are along a pre-frontal trough that is preceding a cold front that is knocking on the door of Northwest Alabama at this hour.

This will set us up for some fine weather for the weekend with highs near 80F and lows in the 50s along with lots of sunshine.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Lamar County

| 6:00 pm May 12, 2016

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A strong thunderstorm northwest of Vernon in Lamar County has the potential for produce wind gusts to 60 mph or greater.

It will move northeast toward Sulligent and Beaverton.

It also is accompanied by lots of dangerous lightning and torrential rain.

Be in a safe place as this dangerous storm approaches.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 553 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAMAR COUNTY
AIRPORT…OR NEAR VERNON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
VERNON…SULLIGENT…BEAVERTON…LAMAR COUNTY AIRPORT…BLOOMING GROVE…
CREWS…BEDFORD…GATTMAN AND LAMAR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE.

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Radar Check at 4:00PM

| 4:05 pm May 12, 2016

Radar01

A line of strong storms are starting to push into the northwestern corner of the state. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is current in effect for Tishomingo County in extreme northeastern Mississippi. This storm is starting to cross over the state line into Lauderdale and Colbert Counties. The warning has not been extended over into Alabama, but you can still expect dangerous lightning, wind gusts up to 40 MPH, and hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter.

This line of storms is currently ahead of a cold front, and they are stretching back from South-Central Tennessee, through the northwestern tip of Alabama, through the northern parts of Mississippi, and continues back into Southeastern Arkansas and extreme Northern Louisiana.

These storms will push across the state later this evening. Severe weather is not expected with these storms for much of the area, but the SPC continues to have parts of North Alabama under the standard “Slight Risk” of severe storms, with the rest of the northern-quarter of the state under a “Marginal Risk.” Main threat from these storms will be dangerous lightning, wind gusts up to 40 MPH, and hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter.

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Other showers across the state are located along the I-20 corridor in Talladega, Calhoun, Cleburne, and Randolph Counties. These have continued to weaken as they push off to the east into Georgia.

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Storms This Evening; Drier Air Arrives Tomorrow

| 3:28 pm May 12, 2016

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and strong thunderstorms continue across North/Central Alabama this afternoon…

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Heavier storms have produced small hail, but they have been well under severe limits so far. SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe weather for North Alabama this evening…

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With weak dynamic support and marginal instability values/lapse rates, severe weather shouldn’t be much of an issue, but we could see a few more reports of small hail and gusty winds. Showers and storms will end from northwest to southeast tonight as a cold front passes through and dry air moves in.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Sunny pleasant days, clear cool nights. The high tomorrow will be close to 80, followed up upper 70s Saturday and mid 70s Sunday. The latest GFS suggests we could see lows in the upper 40s as far south as Birmingham early Sunday. Humidity values will be low all weekend.

NEXT WEEK: Monday looks warmer and dry; seems like the best chance of showers and storms will come on Wednesday and Thursday with a weak front just north of our state. Severe weather potential remains low… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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AT THE BEACH: A few scattered showers and storms are possible tomorrow from Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach, otherwise mostly sunny days and fair nights through early next week. Highs around 80 on the immediate coast, with mid 80s inland. The sea water temperature this afternoon at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 79 degrees. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here.

REGIONS TRADITION: The Regions Tradition will be held this year at the Greystone Golf and Country Club May 18-22… looks like a risk of showers and storms Wednesday and Thursday (May 18-19), followed by drier weather Friday and over the weekend (May 20-22). Highs will be in the 80s. Get more information about the tournament here.

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Radar Check at 3:00PM

| 3:02 pm May 12, 2016

Radar01

Shower and thunderstorm activity is starting to diminish across the state at this time, but hefty thunderstorms are still going in Walker County and in St. Clair, Etowah, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega, Clay, and Randolph counties. These storms continue to slowly push off to the east. None are severe at this point, but gusty winds up to 40 MPH or more, 1/2 inch hail, and dangerous lightning still could be possible.

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Multiple severe thunderstorms are showing up on radar across the Southeastern U.S. The most active weather as of now appears to be over north and northeastern Tennessee, where multiple Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect. More warnings are in effect for storms located in Central Kentucky, Northwestern North Carolina, Central Virginia, and eastern South Carolina.

Storms have developed back to our west near to the cold front. These are stretching from Southern Arkansas through much of Central Mississippi. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for a cell located over Bradley and Calhoun Counties in Arkansas, for 60 MPH wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

The latest HRRR model run still has showers and thunderstorms moving into the state and pushing through later this evening. Looks like the next round of storms for the Birmingham area will arrive during the 7PM-9PM time frame tonight. These storms will push through to south and east Alabama, and will start to diminish once they get near or just past the I-85 corridor around 3AM-5AM early Friday morning.

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Significant Weather Advisory – Northeastern Calhoun and Southeastern Etowah Counties Until 2:45 PM CDT

| 2:21 pm May 12, 2016

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Northeastern Calhoun and Southeastern Etowah Counties until 2:45 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Glencoe and Hokes Bluff, and it was moving northeast at 30 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 217 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
GLENCOE…OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF HOKES BLUFF…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PIEDMONT…HOKES BLUFF…GLENCOE…SOUTHSIDE…KNIGHTENS CROSSROADS…
SULPHUR SPRINGS…COBB CITY AND REAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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Significant Weather Advisory – West-Central Calhoun and East-Central St. Clair Counties Until 2:45 PM CDT

| 2:14 pm May 12, 2016

Radar01

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for West-Central Calhoun and East-Central St. Clair Counties until 2:45 PM CDT. A strong thunderstorm was located near Ragland and Odenville, and it was moving east at 25 MPH. Hail of 1/2 inch in diameter and gusty winds of 40 MPH or greater could be possible with this storm. Locations in the path of this storm are listed below. Please seek shelter immediately.

AT 210 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
RAGLAND…OR 9 MILES EAST OF ODENVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RIVERSIDE…RAGLAND…OHATCHEE…NEELY HENRY LAKE…LOGAN MARTIN LAKE…
NEELY HENRY DAM AND WATTSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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