Heads Up Jefferson County… Strong Storms Approaching

| June 15, 2017 @ 2:38 pm


At 2:34 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Smith Dam to 7 miles north of Deerlick Creek Campgrounds. Movement was east at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Fairfield, Fultondale, Sumiton, Pinson-Clay-chalkv, Center Point, Pleasant Grove, Clay and Pinson.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Category: Archived Warnings

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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