Is It Over? No, It’s Definitely Not…

| April 27, 2011 @ 8:24 am | 33 Replies

Probably the two biggest questions this morning are…

1. When will the power come back on?

2. Is it over for the day?

I can’t answer number one, although I know Alabama Power is working tirelessly now…

As for number two…you might look outside and say, the sun is breaking out. Well, regulars on here know that is bad news. Those breaks in the clouds will only serve to warm the atmosphere and make it more unstable.

The SPC has maintained and actually expanded the high risk outlook area for us today…they say that the airmass will recover quickly in the wake of this mornings storms and become very unstable by lunchtime.

Numerous supercells are expected to form over Mississippi and Alabama this afternoon With high instability, strong deep layer wind shear and strong storm relative helicities, the potential for long track storms is great.

So, as much as I would like to tell you the event is over…it actually has only just begun.

A new tornado watch has just been issued for northern Alabama and Mississippi. It goes until 2 p.m.

Thunderstorms are occurring now over northern Mississippi and Alabama. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Lamar County and Marion County. The storm moves out of Lamar and the warning just had to be extended into northern Marion County.

Here is that storm.

Dime sized hail was just reported at Byrd in Marion County…

To the west…the NWS Memphis just issued a tornado warning for five counties in North Mississippi for a storm near Batesville…that will move near Oxford.

Category: Alabama's Weather, Severe Weather

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