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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Alabama Update at 2 p.m.:  New Tornado Warning to the Georgia Line

Alabama Update at 2 p.m.: New Tornado Warning to the Georgia Line

| January 12, 2023 @ 2:02 pm

Two main storms of concern in Alabama right now, including a confirmed tornado entering Chambers County, and another over Conecuh County moving toward Covington County. A long line of storms is jut west of the I-65/I-85 Corridor in South, South Central, and East Central Alabama.

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Tornado EMERGENCY for Parts of Tallapoosa County Until 230 pm

Tornado EMERGENCY for Parts of Tallapoosa County Until 230 pm

| January 12, 2023 @ 1:28 pm

Be in your safe place as this extremely destructive and life-threatening tornado approaches.

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Alex City:  Time to Get Ready is Now

Alex City: Time to Get Ready is Now

| January 12, 2023 @ 1:15 pm

Go ahead and start your tornado preparations anywhere along the path!

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EXPIRED — Tornado Emergency for Autauga County!

EXPIRED — Tornado Emergency for Autauga County!

| January 12, 2023 @ 12:56 pm

This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

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Bibb County Upgraded to PDS Tornado Warning

Bibb County Upgraded to PDS Tornado Warning

| January 12, 2023 @ 11:38 am

A large tornado is in southeastern Bibb County south of Centreville.

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NOW CONFIRMED Tornado Warning for Northern Perry: High Concern for Greensboro

NOW CONFIRMED Tornado Warning for Northern Perry: High Concern for Greensboro

| January 12, 2023 @ 10:57 am

Tornado debris signature over Greensboro in Hale County, moving into northern Perry north of Marion. Communities up to Heiberger need to take action immeditaley.

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Mobile Home Destroyed in Emelle:  Tornado Warning Upgraded to CONFIRMED

Mobile Home Destroyed in Emelle: Tornado Warning Upgraded to CONFIRMED

| January 12, 2023 @ 10:08 am

We have reports of damage from Emelle in Sumter County. A mobile home was destroyed. It is unclear whether it was occupied or not. Rescue units are on the scene.

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954 am: Mesoscale Update from the SPC

954 am: Mesoscale Update from the SPC

| January 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am

Instability is present in sufficient amounts and the wind shear is more than ample for the storms across West Central Alabama. The storm just northeast of Eutaw shows very strong rotation and could produce a tornado at any time. I would expect this and other storms coming out of eastern Missisispi to be capable of […]

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CONFIRMED Tornado Warning for Greene and Sumter Counties Until 10 am

CONFIRMED Tornado Warning for Greene and Sumter Counties Until 10 am

| January 12, 2023 @ 9:39 am

The NWS BMX has upgraded the TOR for Greene and Sumter to confirmed based on a debris signature on the radar. Strong rotation is show just south of Gainesville. It will pass near or north of Boligee. If you are in Eutaw you must go to a safe place now.

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NEW Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Marshall, Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties until 930 am

NEW Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Marshall, Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties until 930 am

| January 12, 2023 @ 9:02 am

This warning is for the storm that came out of Winston County earlier and produced confirmed tornado damage near Delmar. It is the southern of the two severe thunderstorm warning polygons. The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northwestern Marshall County in northeastern Alabama… Southern Madison County […]

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Damage Reports from Winston, Lawrence, and Morgan Counties

Damage Reports from Winston, Lawrence, and Morgan Counties

| January 12, 2023 @ 8:52 am

Reports of a tornado in Winston County at Delmar. People are entrapped in homes there. That occurred about 8:14 a.m. Decatur Police reported Tractor Trailer trucks overturned on Highway 20 in Decatur. Multiple trees in highway 20. Winds gusted to 52 mph at the Decatur Airport at 840 a.m. Spotter reports mobile homes destroyed, power […]

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Tornado Warning for Parts of Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties Until 9 am: Numerous Reports of Damage in Morgan County

Tornado Warning for Parts of Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties Until 9 am: Numerous Reports of Damage in Morgan County

| January 12, 2023 @ 8:45 am

The most dangerous part of the storm is just north of I-565 near Mooresville. Moving Madison and northern parts of the Huntsville Metro. We are getting numerous reports of damage in Morgan County.

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Know Your Safe Place

Know Your Safe Place

| January 12, 2023 @ 8:32 am

Fast-moving storms pose a threat for quick-hitting tornadoes today across Alabama. Make sure you are paying attention to the weather and have a plan for quick action if a warning is issued for your location.

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Tornado Warning for Portions of Limestone, Morgan, and Lawrence Counties Until 845 am

Tornado Warning for Portions of Limestone, Morgan, and Lawrence Counties Until 845 am

| January 12, 2023 @ 8:17 am

Possible tornado located over Moulton at 816 a.m. It is moving toward Trinty Decatur and Mooresville. Hillsboro and Flint CZity are in the polygon. Priceville and Mooresville, you are just outside it.

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