CANCELED Tornado Warning for Parts of Shelby Co. Until 6:15 pm

| May 4, 2021 @ 5:40 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Southwestern Shelby County in central Alabama…

* Until 615 PM CDT.

* At 538 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near University Of Montevallo, or near Montevallo,
moving east at 35 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…
Alabaster, Calera, Montevallo, Columbiana, University Of
Montevallo, Shelby County Airport, American Village, Camp Branch,
Alabaster Veterans Park, Bounds Lake and Dogwood.

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.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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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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