Category: Severe Weather

NWS to Stop Using “Advisory” in Its Hazard Messaging by 2024

NWS to Stop Using “Advisory” in Its Hazard Messaging by 2024

| March 4, 2021 @ 12:23 pm

Eli Jacks, the Chief of the NWS Forecast Services Division, released a statement this morning that there will be a major change to the NWS Hazard Messaging Headlines by discontinuing “Advisory” due to the confusion that the term causes, especially compared to a watch or warning.

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A Brief Look at Our Weather Just Before Midnight

A Brief Look at Our Weather Just Before Midnight

| February 28, 2021 @ 11:54 pm

The latest look at the conditions across the area shows that there is a lack of instability across the northern half of North/Central Alabama for the formation and/or continuation of stronger to severe storms.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts of Madison, Jackson, & Dekalb Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Parts of Madison, Jackson, & Dekalb Counties

| February 28, 2021 @ 11:23 pm

At 1119 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles south of Sewanee to 8 miles east of New Market. Movement was southeast at 25 mph.

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Severe Threat Continues, But May Be Lessening Just a Little Quicker

Severe Threat Continues, But May Be Lessening Just a Little Quicker

| February 28, 2021 @ 10:08 pm

The latest local mesoscale discussion from NWS Birmingham confirms what NWS Huntsville was mentioning earlier about the severe weather threat diminishes quicker than first expected.

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Strong Storm Affecting Parts of Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Parts of Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

| February 28, 2021 @ 9:44 pm

At 942 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near J P Coleman State Park to 7 miles southwest of Burton. Movement was northeast at 55 mph.

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Latest Mesoscale Discussion Includes the Northwest Corner of Alabama

Latest Mesoscale Discussion Includes the Northwest Corner of Alabama

| February 28, 2021 @ 8:56 pm

A well-developed storm in northern Mississippi may pose a severe threat for the next 30 to 45 minutes before weakening. Watch unlikely.

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Very Active Storms to Our North and Northwest; All Quiet for Us at the Moment

Very Active Storms to Our North and Northwest; All Quiet for Us at the Moment

| February 28, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

As of 7:40 pm, there is not much happening in North/Central Alabama at the moment, but the activity stretching from eastern parts of Texas through the western and middle parts of Tennessee is heading in our direction.

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As We Wait to See What Will Occur for North/Central Alabama, Severe Threat Continues to Our North & West

As We Wait to See What Will Occur for North/Central Alabama, Severe Threat Continues to Our North & West

| February 28, 2021 @ 6:34 pm

Storms have struggled to produce much wind damage up to this point. As the boundary layer cools, the favorable window for damaging wind will diminish within a few hours.

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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Portions of Northeast Texas, Northwest Louisiana and Southern Arkansas

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Portions of Northeast Texas, Northwest Louisiana and Southern Arkansas

| February 28, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

A severe weather threat continues through the overnight hours for much of the Deep and Mid-South, including Alabama.

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Risk for Severe Weather Tonight Including Potential for a Couple of Tornadoes

Risk for Severe Weather Tonight Including Potential for a Couple of Tornadoes

| February 28, 2021 @ 5:33 pm

There is a risk of severe weather including damaging winds, hail, and a couple of tornadoes along and northwest of a line from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden overnight.

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