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Tornado Watch – South Alabama

| 5:29 am March 16, 2014

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A tornado watch is up for far South Alabama until 12 noon… just rain early this morning for the northern half of the state….

Tornado Watch To The West

| 7:49 pm December 19, 2012

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A tornado watch is up for much of West Arkansas and East Oklahoma tonight until 2am CST. This batch of storms will roll into Alabama tomorrow morning, but our severe weather threat is somewhat marginal. Scroll down for a complete discussion, and see the afternoon Weather Xtreme video for details…

Tornado Watch – West Alabama

| 7:17 am August 30, 2012

With Isaac’s position a little more to the east than forecast, a tornado risk will extend into parts of West and South Alabama today. Here is the new tornado watch from SPC, in effect until 4pm CDT…

No Alabama Counties In New Watch

| 10:24 pm April 19, 2011 | Comments (4)

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 160
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1015 PM CDT TUE APR 19 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

EXTREME SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1015 PM
UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
NASHVILLE TENNESSEE TO 10 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF GREENWOOD
MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 157…WW 158…WW 159…

DISCUSSION…SCATTERED SEVERE STORMS IN AR ARE CONGEALING INTO
ANOTHER LINEAR CLUSTER…WITH A DEVELOPING BOW ECHO A LITTLE W OF
MEMPHIS. THIS CONVECTION WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE EWD INTO NRN MS AND
WRN/MIDDLE TN OVERNIGHT…WITH STRONG ASCENT ALONG THE LEADING EDGE
OF THE GUST FRONTS MAINTAINING THE CONVECTION…DESPITE A GRADUAL
INCREASE IN CONVECTIVE INHIBITION. DAMAGING WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED
WITH THE BOWING SEGMENTS…AND THE STRONGER UPDRAFTS WILL CONTINUE
TO POSE A RISK FOR LARGE HAIL. A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE WITH EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS IN THE LINE…GIVEN THE MOIST
BOUNDARY LAYER AND THE STRONG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27045.

Tornado Watch – NW Alabama

| 7:33 am April 15, 2011 | Comments (16)

This tornado watch was just issued for Northwest Alabama until 3:00 p.m…

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 140
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
735 AM CDT FRI APR 15 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LOUISIANA
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 735 AM UNTIL 300
PM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF MUSCLE
SHOALS ALABAMA TO 45 MILES SOUTH OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 139…

DISCUSSION…NE-SW MS/LA SQLN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GENERALLY EWD
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. SYSTEM MAY BREAK INTO MORE SEMI-DISCRETE
STORMS/LINE SEGMENTS…AND ADDITIONAL STORMS MAY FORM IN
CONFLUENT/MOISTENING LOW-LVL FLOW AHEAD OF LINE…AS SFC HEATING
FURTHER DESTABILIZES REGION. 12Z KJAN SOUNDING AND UPSTREAM WIND
PROFILES SUGGEST WW AREA WILL HAVE THERMODYNAMIC AND WIND
ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTIVE OF SUSTAINED SUPERCELLS AND LEWPS. THESE MAY
YIELD A COUPLE STRONG TORNADOES…IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND AND HAIL.
STORMS IN NRN AL MAY REMAIN SLIGHTLY ELEVATED…BUT WILL STILL HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND PERHAPS ISOLD
TORNADOES.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.

Tornado Watch – North And West Alabama

| 1:13 pm April 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 93
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
105 PM CDT MON APR 4 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE

EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 105 PM UNTIL 600
PM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TUPELO MISSISSIPPI.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 89…WW 90…WW 91…WW
92…

DISCUSSION…MATURING QLCS WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE EWD ACROSS MS/TN
TOWARD WRN AND NRN AL. ADDITIONAL ISOLATED STORM DEVELOPMENT WILL
BE POSSIBLE IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONTAL SQUALL LINE. A COMBINATION OF
MID 60S BOUNDARY LAYER DEWPOINTS…SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE
70S…AND STRONG SWLY SHEAR PROFILES WILL FAVOR MAINTENANCE OF THE
QLCS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS. A COUPLE OF
TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IF THE PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTION CAN
DEVELOP SUPERCELL CHARACTERISTICS PRIOR TO BEING OVERTAKEN BY THE
LINE…AND WITH EMBEDDED QLCS CIRCULATIONS.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26040.

Tornado Watch To The Northwest

| 7:29 am April 4, 2011 | Comments (4)

Scroll down for a long discussion of the Alabama weather situation… but here is a new tornado watch for parts of North Mississippi, West Tennessee, and areas to the north and west. The watch is in effect until 3 p.m. CDT…

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 89
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
725 AM CDT MON APR 4 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
SOUTHERN INDIANA
WESTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
WESTERN TENNESSEE

EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 725 AM UNTIL 300
PM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF EVANSVILLE
INDIANA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 87…WW 88…

DISCUSSION…TSTMS ARE GRADUALLY INTENSIFYING THIS MORNING ALONG AND
AHEAD OF COLD FRONT FROM AR INTO WRN KY. 12Z LIT SOUNDING SHOWED
THAT STRONG CAP WHICH WAS OBSERVED BY 04/00Z SOUNDINGS HAD BEEN
REMOVED…YIELDING AND MOIST AND STRONGLY SHEARED AIR MASS. EXPECT
A COMBINATION OF LINE SEGMENTS AND SUPERCELLS TO EVOLVE WITH A
THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS…HAIL AND TORNADOES. UPSCALE GROWTH INTO
A QLCS IS ANTICIPATED LATER TODAY WITH THE PRIMARY HAZARD
TRANSITIONING TO PRIMARILY DAMAGING WINDS.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.

At The 7:00 Hour

| 7:15 am February 28, 2011 | Comments (12)

Here is a look at the tornado watch that covers Northwest Alabama until 1:00…

No severe weather is in progress in our state, and we don’t expect anything until after 8:00.

The new data from the morning weather balloon launch is in from the Shelby County Airport… for the weather weenies here is some interesting data…

Helicity 499 m2/s2,
SBCape 778 J/Kg with a forecast temp of 71, modified sounding from 78 degrees SBCape 1595 J/Kg
CIN 0
LI -4
LCL/LFC 2214 ft.

That basically means that parameters are certainly in place for severe weather across Alabama today….

TIMING: Severe weather is possible over the western third of the state anytime from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For the Birmingham metro, the greatest risk will be from around 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m…. and for Anniston/Gadsden the big risk is from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.

Scroll down for much more info…