Tornado Warning Continued for Jefferson & Walker Co. Until 4:30 pm

| March 17, 2021 @ 3:36 pm

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN WALKER AND SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES…

At 346 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Bull City, or 14 miles west of Hueytown, moving
northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is
likely.

Locations impacted include…
Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, Adamsville, Graysville, Sylvan Springs,
Brookside, Mulga, Maytown, West Jefferson, Gorgas Steam Plant,
Edgewater, Concord, Quinton, Forestdale, Minor, McDonald Chapel,
Weller, Birmingport, Docena and Miller Steam Plant.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.


Debris ball seen on the Correlation Coefficient product on radar.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Southeastern Walker County in central Alabama…
Southwestern Jefferson County in central Alabama…

* Until 430 PM CDT.

* At 334 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Bull City, or
14 miles northeast of Holt, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Damaging tornado and ping pong ball size hail.

SOURCE…Public confirmed tornado.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include…
Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, Adamsville, Graysville, Sylvan Springs,
Brookside, Mulga, Maytown, West Jefferson, Gorgas Steam Plant,
Edgewater, Concord, Quinton, Forestdale, Minor, McDonald Chapel,
Weller, Birmingport, Docena and Miller Steam Plant.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a
basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in
a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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