Greatest Short Term Damaging Wind & Isolated Tornado Threat Focused on Southern Parts of Central Alabama

| May 4, 2021 @ 6:15 pm

Text from the latest Mesoscale Discussion from the SPC:

SUMMARY… The greatest damaging wind and isolated tornado threat should focus across a small part of central Alabama in the short term.

DISCUSSION… Recent radar imagery from KBMX and KMXX show enhanced velocities associated with a small segment of the larger bowing complex across southern/central AL. This area will likely have the greatest potential for severe/damaging wind gusts in the next hour or two. An outflow boundary is also evident extending southeastward from the most intense portion of the bow across southeastern AL. Any isolated tornado threat may focus near this outflow boundary, as low-level flow is backed to east-northeasterly, locally enhancing 0-1 km SRH.

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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