Author Archive: Bill Murray

Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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Flash Flood Threat May Develop Today As Bands of Storms Form

Flash Flood Threat May Develop Today As Bands of Storms Form

| May 4, 2021 @ 9:55 am

Bands of heavy thunderstorms ay set up over the parts of North and Central Alabama as well as Mississippi through the afternoon. They could produce training of convention that could lead to 1 to 2 inch per hour rainfall rates and flash flooding.

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portion of Winston County Until 9:45am

EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portion of Winston County Until 9:45am

| May 4, 2021 @ 9:11 am

At 906 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Ashbank, or near Lynn, moving northeast at 55 mph.

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Jackson County Until 9:30 am

EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Jackson County Until 9:30 am

| May 4, 2021 @ 9:04 am

At 904 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Skyline, or 11 miles northwest of Scottsboro, moving northeast at 65 mph.

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Another Watch Coming Soon for Parts of North and Central Alabama

Another Watch Coming Soon for Parts of North and Central Alabama

| May 4, 2021 @ 9:03 am

Thunderstorms developing over Louisiana and Mississippi will intensify and move eastward and produce the threat of tornadoes and widespread wind damage event later today.

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Watch May Be Needed Soon for Areas from Louisiana across Mississippi to Western Alabama

Watch May Be Needed Soon for Areas from Louisiana across Mississippi to Western Alabama

| May 4, 2021 @ 8:48 am

Thunderstorm development is underway across South Central Mississippi with a robust supercell south of Jackson that has prompted a tornado warning. Additional development is likely in coming hours and a few of the storms will become severe with all modes of severe weather possible.

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Tornado Warning South of Jackson MS

Tornado Warning South of Jackson MS

| May 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am

Instability values are very high across the southern half of Mississippi into West and Northwest Alabama with values exceeding 3,000 joules/kg over South Mississippi and southwest Alabama, with values to 2,000 joules/kg all the way to the Tennessee border in Northwest Alabama.

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Alabama Weather Update at 8 a.m.

Alabama Weather Update at 8 a.m.

| May 4, 2021 @ 7:56 am

Alabama will deal with two rounds of severe weather today and tonight. The first is underway, and a second will begin this afternoon. Damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes are possible. The afternoon and evening event could turn into a widespread damaging wind situation.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 a.m. Includes Parts of North Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 a.m. Includes Parts of North Alabama

| May 4, 2021 @ 5:11 am

Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible with the thunderstorm activity over southern Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, and extreme northern Alabama.

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