Category: Severe Weather

Looking At The Situation For Later Today And Tonight

Looking At The Situation For Later Today And Tonight

| July 21, 2018 @ 8:09 am

FORECAST NOT GETTING ANY EASIER: An unusual pattern for July continues over the eastern U.S., with strong jet dynamics coming into play thanks to a deep upper trough digging southward. The strong wind fields aloft, along with the usual summer instability, will keep the risk of severe storms in the forecast through tonight. And, as we have pointed out in recent days, these “northwest flow” events are challenging to forecast. Computer models are of little use, and we don’t have much experience since almost all of our organized severe weather days in Alabama are “southwest flow” events.

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The Midnight Hour (Almost)

The Midnight Hour (Almost)

| July 20, 2018 @ 11:31 pm

Anyone remember the song by Wilson Pickett? “I’m gonna wait ’till the midnight hour That’s when my love come tumbling down I’m gonna wait ’till the midnight hour When there’ no one else around I’m gonna take you, girl, and hold you And do all things I told you, in the midnight hour” THE ALABAMA […]

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Waiting And Watching

Waiting And Watching

| July 20, 2018 @ 8:53 pm

QUIET SO FAR: Despite a very unstable environment, so far severe storms are a no-show across Arkansas, West Tennessee, and the northern part of Mississippi and Alabama despite the current tornado watch in effect. Seems like a capping inversion (a “cap”) a few thousand feet off the ground is keeping air parcels from rising to the level of free convection, when storms would then go up.

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Early Afternoon Update

Early Afternoon Update

| July 20, 2018 @ 1:04 pm

Not much change in our thinking for tonight… an organized batch of storms will move across the northern 2/3 of Alabama. *Storms will move from northwest to southeast… so they enter the Tennessee Valley first around 7 p.m. *The main threat will come from damaging straight line winds, although an isolated tornado is possible. *There […]

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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts of Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Bibb, & Jefferson Counties Until 7:00 PM

Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts of Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Bibb, & Jefferson Counties Until 7:00 PM

| February 11, 2018 @ 5:27 pm

At 5:00 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.

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Flood Warning for the Flint River at Brownsboro (Madison Co.) Until Monday Morning

Flood Warning for the Flint River at Brownsboro (Madison Co.) Until Monday Morning

| February 11, 2018 @ 1:47 am

The National Weather Service in Huntsville, AL, has issued a Flood Warning for the Flint River at Brownsboro from early this morning until Monday morning.

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Flood Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence Until Friday Morning

Flood Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence Until Friday Morning

| February 11, 2018 @ 1:11 am

The National Weather Service in Huntsville, AL, has issued a Flood Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence, from late tonight until Friday morning.

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Strong Thunderstorm Now Affecting Parts Of Jackson County

Strong Thunderstorm Now Affecting Parts Of Jackson County

| February 10, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

At 10:39 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Section, or near Scottsboro, moving northeast at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Gusty Winds & Heavy Rains Moving Into Marshall, DeKalb, & Jackson Counties

Gusty Winds & Heavy Rains Moving Into Marshall, DeKalb, & Jackson Counties

| February 10, 2018 @ 10:18 pm

At 10:14 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a heavy rain shower near Guntersville, moving northeast at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Flood Advisory Issued For Northwestern Marion County Until 4:15 PM

Flood Advisory Issued For Northwestern Marion County Until 4:15 PM

| February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

At 1:12 PM CST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated rain totals were near or soon to exceed two inches in the advisory area. Additional steady rainfall with periods of heavy rain are expected in the coming hours. Flooding is expected along streams, poor-drainage, and flood-prone areas.

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Much of Central Alabama In A Marginal Risk For Severe Storms On Saturday

Much of Central Alabama In A Marginal Risk For Severe Storms On Saturday

| February 10, 2018 @ 1:32 am

The Storm Prediction Center has nearly all of Central Alabama south of a line from Reform to Birmingham to Wedowee in a Marginal Risk for severe storms on its day one outlook (6 AM Sat. – 6 AM Sun.).

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Flood Watch Issued For All Of Central Alabama From 9AM Saturday To 6PM Sunday

Flood Watch Issued For All Of Central Alabama From 9AM Saturday To 6PM Sunday

| February 9, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rains will continue to add up and could result in rises in rivers, creeks, and low lying areas.

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Flood Watch Issued For All Of North Alabama From 12AM Saturday To 6PM Sunday

Flood Watch Issued For All Of North Alabama From 12AM Saturday To 6PM Sunday

| February 9, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

A developing storm system over the central Gulf Coast states will translate into multiple waves of showers and potentially heavy rainfall starting late tonight and continue through Sunday.

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Flood Warning for Village Creek At Avenue W (Jefferson County)

Flood Warning for Village Creek At Avenue W (Jefferson County)

| February 7, 2018 @ 8:12 am

Heavy rainfall of 1-2 inches inches has occurred since 5 am CST this morning over the village creek drainage basin and a flood warning is now in effect for the Village Creek ay Avenue W.

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Flood Warning for Black Warrior River (Selden Lock and Dam) Extended Until 1 AM Feb. 11 (Greene, Hale, and Marengo)

Flood Warning for Black Warrior River (Selden Lock and Dam) Extended Until 1 AM Feb. 11 (Greene, Hale, and Marengo)

| February 7, 2018 @ 7:50 am

Heavy rainfall over the past 12 hours is creating water rises on the Black Warrior River At Selden Lock and Dam and a flood warning
is now in effect.

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Strong Storms Continue Pushing Eastward This Morning

Strong Storms Continue Pushing Eastward This Morning

| February 7, 2018 @ 6:45 am

A line of strong storms continues pushing east across Central Alabama this morning with loud thunder, heavy rain and gusty winds. There are reports for damage around Jemison in Chilton County.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Dallas and Perry Counties Until 7 a.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Dallas and Perry Counties Until 7 a.m.

| February 7, 2018 @ 6:33 am

At 623 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles southeast of Marion, moving east at 50 mph.

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An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

| October 8, 2017 @ 10:32 am

The severe weather threat has decreased across Alabama and winds are diminishing slowly. Rain will end in the Birmingham area shortly after noon.

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