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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 22:57

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 250357
FFWBMX
ALC001-051-085-101-250700-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0019.151225T0357Z-151225T0700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
957 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 100 AM CST

* AT 954 PM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE STORMS ARE
MOVING VERY SLOWLY OVER THE SAME AREA AND UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN SOME LOCATIONS. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED
TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 173 AND 193.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3205 8686 3205 8691 3222 8691 3223 8681
3228 8686 3230 8683 3233 8685 3236 8681
3241 8685 3243 8683 3244 8687 3252 8690
3266 8689 3266 8672 3268 8671 3271 8642
3275 8620 3275 8588 3272 8589 3196 8686

$$

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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 22:38

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 250338
FFWBMX
ALC005-011-017-051-081-085-087-101-109-113-123-250700-
/O.EXT.KBMX.FF.W.0018.000000T0000Z-151225T0700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
938 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 100 AM CST

* AT 933 PM…A LARGE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
EVEN IN AREAS WHERE RAINFALL IS LIGHTER DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINFALL.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 142 AND 172.
INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 79.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3162 8618 3193 8618 3197 8630 3205 8631
3205 8641 3196 8641 3197 8684 3311 8541
3311 8523 3265 8511 3242 8496 3233 8501
3226 8489 3213 8506 3202 8505 3189 8513
3176 8513 3170 8522 3171 8541 3162 8542

$$

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Warm Christmas Weather

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 16:45

**No Weather Xtreme video this afternoon; we are on a holiday schedule**

FLOODING OVER SOUTH AND EAST ALABAMA: Many South and East Alabama counties are under flash flood warnings this afternoon…

Rain amounts have exceeded five inches in many places, and in some counties roads have been washed out. The image below is a road washed out in Lanett. Photo taken by Matthew Thrower.

Birmingham’s high so far today is 74, actually recorded a little after midnight. Not a record, but close… the record high for Christmas Eve is 77 set in 1964.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Warm, unsettled weather continues. A warm front will lift northward, and showers are possible. A few storms could form as well, and there is a “marginal” severe weather risk for the northern counties of the state.

Both the NAM and the GFS models are printing a high of 75 for Birmingham tomorrow, and if they verifies it will break the old record of 74, set in 1987.

THE WEEKEND: Still warm. More clouds than sun Saturday and Sunday with a chance of showers both days. Highs up in the mid 70s.

A major storm system will bring showers and storms to the state Monday, and there will be some potential for strong to severe thunderstorms…

Still too early to determine the actual severe weather threat here; we will be much more specific in coming days.

Cooler and drier air follows the system by mid-week.

BIRMINGHAM BOWL: Auburn will take on Memphis at Legion Field next Wednesday; kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. At this point the weather looks good; the sky mostly cloudy but only a small risk of a shower. Temperatures will rise from near 50 at kickoff, into the mid 50s by the final whistle.

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I hope you and your family enjoy a blessed, peaceful Christmas! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Categories: Weather

Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 14:03

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241902 CCA
FFWBMX
ALC005-011-017-051-081-085-087-101-109-113-123-242200-
/O.COR.KBMX.FF.W.0018.151224T1859Z-151224T2200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
102 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 400 PM CST

* AT 1259 PM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. RAIN AMOUNTS
FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN SPOTS OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…AUBURN…PHENIX CITY…OPELIKA…TROY…EUFAULA…
TUSKEGEE…VALLEY…LANETT…TALLASSEE…UNION SPRINGS…
DADEVILLE…BRUNDIDGE…CLIO…FORT DEPOSIT…CAMP HILL…
NOTASULGA…HAYNEVILLE…HURTSBORO AND MIDWAY.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 142 AND 172.
INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 79.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

&&

LAT…LON 3162 8618 3193 8618 3197 8630 3205 8631
3205 8641 3196 8641 3197 8684 3311 8541
3311 8523 3265 8511 3242 8496 3233 8501
3226 8489 3213 8506 3202 8505 3189 8513
3176 8513 3170 8522 3171 8541 3162 8542

$$

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Categories: Weather

Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 13:59

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241859
FFWBMX
ALC005-011-017-051-081-085-087-101-109-113-123-242200-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0018.151224T1859Z-151224T2200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1259 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 400 PM CST

* AT 1257 PM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING. RAIN AMOUNTS
FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 23
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN SPOTS OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…AUBURN…PHENIX CITY…OPELIKA…TROY…EUFAULA…
TUSKEGEE…VALLEY…LANETT…TALLASSEE…UNION SPRINGS…
DADEVILLE…BRUNDIDGE…CLIO…FORT DEPOSIT…CAMP HILL…
NOTASULGA…HAYNEVILLE…HURTSBORO AND MIDWAY.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 142 AND 172.
INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 79.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

&&

LAT…LON 3162 8618 3193 8618 3197 8630 3205 8631
3205 8641 3196 8641 3197 8684 3311 8541
3311 8523 3265 8511 3242 8496 3233 8501
3226 8489 3213 8506 3202 8505 3189 8513
3176 8513 3170 8522 3171 8541 3162 8542

$$

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Categories: Weather

Major Flooding Event in Southeast Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 12:41

A major flooding event is in progress across Southeast and South Alabama.

Click image to enlarge.

UPDATE AT 12:08:
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1205 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

THE BARBOUR…CHAMBERS…MACON…AND PIKE COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE REQUESTING
THAT ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS REMAIN OFF ROADWAYS UNLESS IT IS AN
EMERGENCY DUE TO THE WIDESPREAD FLOODING. ALL ROADS SHOULD BE
LEFT OPEN TO EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ONLY. THE REQUEST GOES THROUGH
NOON ON DECEMBER 25.

LATE REPORT: Flash flood warning extended to 1 p.m. for Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.

LATE REPORT AT 11:33: Severe flooding in Auburn near East Glen Ave. Several roads between AL-14 and Shug Jordan Pkwy and Wills Turk Road are closed.

The graphic shows current flash flood warnings in dark green, and areal flood advisories in lighter green with river flood warnings in the narrower strips of green. Storm reports are also displayed, including 3 day total rainfall amounts, flooding reports, a couple of tornado touchdowns and some wind damage reports.

Speaking of wind damage, we just received a report of brown winds of downed trees 2 miles east of Opelike in Lee County at 10:27 a.m. Windswer e estimated to be 60 mph.

Flash flood warnings cover most of counties, including Chambers, Lee, Tallapoosa, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Russell, Bullock, Pike and Barbour in Southeast Alabama and Conecuh and Escambia in South Alabama.

As much as 5-10 inches of rain has fallen over the past couple of days over South Alabama in about a 60 mile wide swath from Mobile and Washington up through Monroe and Escambia to Montgomery and Crenshaw to Lee and Barbour Counties.

Places like Mobile Jackson, Monroeville, Flomaton, Georgiana, Greenville, Luverne, Clayton and Union Springs have picked up the heavier amounts.

And more rain is falling at this hour across the flash flood warned counties.

The heaviest rain at 11:30 was over Monroe, Conecuh, Butler and Coffee Counties. The storms between Evergreen, Greenville and Monroeville are producing rainfall rates in excess of 1.5 inches per hour and copious amounts of lightning as well.

…Street flooding was reported in Auburn around 10:40. Flash flood warning (FFW) until noon for Auburn.

…Several reports of flooding East Montgomery, around Vaughn Road.

…Highway 29 was impassable in Lanett. It is also impassable at the AL/GA line near Lanett. Traffic is being re-routed.

…Highway 82 was closed at the County Line between Pike and Barbour and traffic was being rerouted.

…Water was flowing across the bridge on CR-49 near Comer.

…Water covering bridge on Highway 239 near CR 27 near Pickett.

…Sinkhole on AL-20 just across the Pike/Bullock County Line near Boot Hill. Traffic being rerouted.

…Several roads are flooded and closed in Pike County near Brundidge. AL-93 closed near MP 3. Traffic being re-routed.

…County road 223 flooded in Pike County near Inverness and impassable.

LATE INFORMATION
…Blue Spring State Park in Barbour County has been closed due to flooding.

But the big amounts have come from Coffee and Dale Counties:
…13.76 inches over 3 days near New Brockton in Coffee County
…12.68 inches over 3 days near Ariton in Dale County
Of course, if you are familiar with this area, you now this is the watershed for the Pea River, which has produced some epic flooding at Elba in Coffee County. Flood warnings continue for the Pea River. The Pea will rise to 39.9 feet by the afternoon on Christmas Day (flood stage is 30 feet). Significant flooding begins at 41 feet with AL-87 becoming inundated and the SCL railroad bridge going under water. Many roads are closed or washed out especially over northeast Coffee County.
…Trees were also reported down across Coffee County around midnight last night.

At Flomaton in Escambia County, the Big Escambia Creek is expected to crest at 16.9 feet, which will cause moderate flooding. Highway 31 begins to flood at 16 feet.

In addition to all that, there has been some severe weather including several severe thunderstorm warnings. There was even a radar confirmed tornado (tornado debris signature) near Spring Hill in Barbour County around 3:45 a.m. with another around Boot Hill around 4:30. Those locations are between Troy and Eufaula

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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:45

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241645
FFWBMX
ALC017-242000-
/O.EXT.KBMX.FF.W.0014.000000T0000Z-151224T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1045 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 200 PM CST

* AT 1045 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH
FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…LA FAYETTE…WAVERLY…LAKEVIEW…
CUSSETA…RIVER VIEW…DENSON…AMITY PARK…HUGULEY…FAIRFAX…
CHAMBERS COUNTY LAKE…VEASEY CREEK PARK…OAK BOWERY…STURKIE…I
85 WELCOME CENTER AT LANETT…LANETT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…SOUTHERN
HARBOR AND ROCKY POINT.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 77 AND 79.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3276 8514 3275 8514 3275 8528 3273 8529
3273 8540 3274 8541 3274 8543 3273 8543
3273 8548 3274 8549 3273 8549 3273 8559
3275 8559 3304 8522 3286 8519 3285 8515
3281 8517 3278 8512

$$

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Categories: Weather

Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:42

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241642
FFWBMX
ALC005-011-109-113-241945-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0017.151224T1642Z-151224T1945Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1042 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 145 PM CST

* AT 1041 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL CREATE FLOODING
QUICKLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
TROY…BRUNDIDGE…CLIO…MIDWAY…GOSHEN…CLAYTON…LOUISVILLE…
BANKS…WHITE OAK…PICKETT…TROY UNIVERSITY…OSCO…DOSTER…
BARBOUR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE DAM…SPRING HILL…ANTIOCH…LAKEPOINT
RESORT STATE PARK…TYLER CROSSROADS…GAINO AND BOOT HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3226 8489 3225 8492 3222 8493 3222 8497
3221 8498 3220 8496 3218 8501 3213 8506
3209 8505 3197 8506 3162 8558 3162 8587
3170 8615 3173 8614 3247 8500 3245 8499
3244 8497 3238 8499 3238 8497 3233 8501

$$

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Categories: Weather

Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:18

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241617
FFWBMX
ALC011-017-081-087-101-109-113-241915-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0016.151224T1617Z-151224T1915Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1017 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 115 PM CST

* AT 1017 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
AUBURN…PHENIX CITY…OPELIKA…TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…
HURTSBORO…GOSHEN…SMITHS…MEADVILLE…SMITHS STATION…BEANS
MILL…UCHEE…RAMER…FAIRFAX…LIVERPOOL…DUBLIN…BLEECKER…
SHOPTON AND GUERRYTON.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 38 AND 66.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3246 8500 3171 8615 3179 8615 3179 8620
3196 8618 3196 8630 3205 8630 3206 8641
3281 8517 3278 8512 3276 8514 3274 8511
3265 8511 3252 8501

$$

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Categories: Weather

Watch County Notification

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:01

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WWUS64 KBMX 241601
WCNBMX

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 568
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1001 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

ALC005-011-081-087-109-113-241715-
/O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0568.000000T0000Z-151224T1700Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 568 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 6 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

LEE MACON RUSSELL

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS.

$$

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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:54

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241453
FFWBMX
ALC051-081-087-101-123-241800-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0015.151224T1453Z-151224T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
853 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL NOON CST

* AT 852 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES MAY FALL IN A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…AUBURN…OPELIKA…TUSKEGEE…
TALLASSEE…NOTASULGA…MILSTEAD…PIKE ROAD…SHORTER…
FRANKLIN…WAVERLY…MOUNT MEIGS…AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN
MONTGOMERY…WAUGH…SNOWDOUN…PINTLALA…TALLAPOOSA CITY…
DAVENPORT…REEVES AIRPORT AND AUBURN UNIVERSITY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 9 AND 42…AND
BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 64 AND 66.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3218 8614 3206 8641 3218 8641 3271 8576
3274 8561 3273 8522

$$

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The Social Media Dilemma

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:41

Times have changed; prior to any significant severe weather or winter storm threat, I spend long hours working social media, posting updates on what people can expect, and answering questions. Countless hundreds of questions. I am glad to do it; that is why I am here. And, I am honored people ask me.

My Facebook page “post reach” has exceeded 12 million over the past five days. Remarkable.

So here is the problem… when the event is taking place, after I post an update, pointing people to this blog where the posts have deep detail and information you won’t find anywhere else, immediately the comments go like this…

“What about”… followed by the name of a community. Jasper, Cullman, Wedowee, Reform, Northport, Greensboro, Oneonta, Heflin, Sylacauga, Fayette, Rockford, Haleyville, Brent, Millport, Eutaw, Talladega, Pell City, Centre… and I could go on and on and on.

People basically are asking for an individual briefing just for them as opposed to reading the blog. The problem with that… if I did individual briefings, I would spend 24 hours a day updating a few hundred people, not allowing me time for TV, the Internet, or commercial radio, where I reach literally hundreds of thousands. It makes no sense, and it can’t happen.

We work extremely hard to make our blog posts easy to read, relatively short, very descriptive, and with easy to use maps where anyone can see their community and understand what to expect. I spend way, way too much time pasting in links to blog posts in response to the individual briefing requests across all social media platforms.

If you are reading this, of course, this message isn’t for you. But, please be our ambassador and remind people to “READ THE BLOG”!

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Tornado Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:41

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WFUS54 KBMX 241440
TORBMX
ALC005-241515-
/O.NEW.KBMX.TO.W.0014.151224T1440Z-151224T1515Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
840 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 AM CST

* AT 840 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK…OR NEAR CLIO…
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 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.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
BLUE SPRINGS…TYLER CROSSROADS AND BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK AROUND
855 AM CST.
TEXASVILLE AROUND 915 AM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
MILLERS FORD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. IF YOU
CANNOT SAFELY DRIVE AWAY FROM THE TORNADO…AS A LAST RESORT…EITHER
PARK YOUR VEHICLE AND STAY PUT…OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND LIE DOWN
IN A LOW LYING AREA AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT…LON 3186 8543 3171 8530 3171 8541 3162 8542
3162 8567
TIME…MOT…LOC 1440Z 230DEG 16KT 3164 8558

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…0.00IN

$$

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Watch County Notification

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:31

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WWUS64 KBMX 241430
WCNBMX

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 568
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
830 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

ALC005-011-081-087-109-113-241700-
/O.EXT.KBMX.TO.A.0568.000000T0000Z-151224T1700Z/

TORNADO WATCH 568…PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING…IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

LEE MACON RUSSELL

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS.

$$

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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 09:03

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241403
FFWBMX
ALC017-241700-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0014.151224T1403Z-151224T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
803 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1100 AM CST

* AT 802 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN
HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…LA FAYETTE…WAVERLY…LAKEVIEW…
CUSSETA…RIVER VIEW…DENSON…AMITY PARK…HUGULEY…FAIRFAX…
CHAMBERS COUNTY LAKE…VEASEY CREEK PARK…OAK BOWERY…STURKIE…I
85 WELCOME CENTER AT LANETT…LANETT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…SOUTHERN
HARBOR AND ROCKY POINT.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 85 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 77 AND 79.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3276 8514 3275 8514 3275 8528 3273 8529
3273 8540 3274 8541 3274 8543 3273 8543
3273 8548 3274 8549 3273 8549 3273 8559
3275 8559 3304 8522 3286 8519 3285 8515
3281 8517 3278 8512

$$

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Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 08:40

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241340
FFWBMX
ALC005-011-109-113-241645-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0013.151224T1340Z-151224T1645Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
740 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1045 AM CST

* AT 739 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS
FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
TROY…BRUNDIDGE…CLIO…MIDWAY…GOSHEN…CLAYTON…LOUISVILLE…
BANKS…WHITE OAK…PICKETT…TROY UNIVERSITY…OSCO…DOSTER…
BARBOUR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE DAM…SPRING HILL…ANTIOCH…LAKEPOINT
RESORT STATE PARK…TYLER CROSSROADS…GAINO AND BOOT HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

STAY AWAY OR BE SWEPT AWAY. RIVER BANKS AND CULVERTS CAN BECOME
UNSTABLE AND UNSAFE.

&&

LAT…LON 3225 8492 3222 8493 3222 8497 3220 8496
3213 8506 3209 8505 3197 8506 3162 8558
3162 8587 3170 8615 3173 8614 3247 8500
3244 8497 3238 8499 3238 8497 3233 8501
3226 8489

$$

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Categories: Weather

Flash Flood Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 08:12

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WGUS54 KBMX 241312
FFWBMX
ALC111-241615-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0012.151224T1312Z-151224T1615Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
712 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1015 AM CST

* AT 711 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH
FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
WEDOWEE…LAKE WEDOWEE…WOODLAND…MORRISON CROSS ROADS…FOSTERS
CROSS ROADS…CORINTH…OFELIA…TENNANT…GRAHAM…R.L. HARRIS
DAM…BIG SPRINGS…NAPOLEON AND NEWELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT…LON 3323 8565 3330 8565 3331 8564 3332 8565
3332 8564 3333 8565 3349 8564 3349 8536
3350 8535 3348 8530 3327 8527

$$

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Categories: Weather

Record Warmth; Strong Storms

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 07:57

RADAR CHECK: Strong storms continue across parts of Central and South Alabama at daybreak on this Christmas Eve…

As forecast, the severe weather event yesterday and last night was high impact. At least seven people were killed, and at least 40 people injured. The deaths were from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Among the dead was a 7-year-old boy in Holly Springs, Mississippi; a horrifying tragedy two days before Christmas. We were blessed; a layer of slightly warmer air over Alabama resulted in lower lapse rates, and the storms never quite reached their potential despite the “powder keg” atmosphere with dewpoints around 70 degrees. Just a few degrees of warmth between 15,000 and 20,000 feet can make a big difference.

THE DAY AHEAD: SPC has a “marginal” severe weather risk up for most of Alabama today and tonight…

Some of the storms today and tonight will be capable of producing gusty winds, but the tornado threat is minimal. Otherwise, today will be warm for late December; the GFS is printing a high of 77 degrees, and if we reach that it will tie the record for today, set in 1964.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Not much change. Record warmth is likely; the record high tomorrow is 74 set in 1987, and a pretty good chance we slip past that by afternoon. The sky will be mostly cloudy, and we will continue the risk of few showers, and maybe even a thunderstorm. In fact, SPC has the northern part of Alabama in a “marginal” severe weather risk tomorrow and tomorrow night.

Quite contrast to Christmas Day five years ago, when many North Alabama communities had their first “White Christmas” on record. Photo below was taken by me; that is our son Ryan, who at the time was 13 years old.

THE WEEKEND: The December warmth continues. Highs in the mid 70s Saturday and Sunday; more clouds than sun with a chance of scattered showers both days.

NEXT WEEK: Yet another dynamic storm system will bring the threat of strong storms to Alabama on Monday.

It is too early to determine the overall threat of severe thunderstorms here in Alabama, but no doubt it will be a possibility. And, back in the cold sector, this storm system will drop a huge amount of snow (10-20 inches) on parts of West Texas and Oklahoma. Traveler beware.

Cooler and drier air returns to Alabama by mid-week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

BIRMINGHAM BOWL: Auburn will take on Memphis at Legion Field next Wednesday; kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. At this point the weather looks good; the sky mostly cloudy but only a small risk of a shower. Temperatures will rise from near 50 at kickoff, into the mid 50s by the final whistle.

AT THE BEACH: Warm, showery weather is the story through Sunday on the coast from Gulf Shores over to Panama City Beach; storms are likely Monday. See the complete Gulf Coast 7 Day Planner here. The Gulf Coast Beach Forecast is presented by Gulf Shores Plantation by Mandoki Hospitality Vacation Rentals. Escape to Gulf Shores Plantation where memories last a lifetime.

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We are on a holiday schedule, so just one Weather Xtreme video per day through the weekend, but we will post updates through the day. I hope you and your family enjoy God’s richest blessings at this time of the year, and Merry Christmas!

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Early Morning Notes

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 05:23

It has been a relatively quiet night across Central Alabama. The tornado watch for this part of the state has expired. A new tornado watch goes until 9 a.m. now for SE Alabama. Counties in the watch in the Birmingham NWS Coverage Area include Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Pike and Russell

Three distinct lines of showers and storms are occurring across Alabama tonight. The northernmost line is weakening slowly. It is almost perfectly aligned along I-59. The heaviest rain is between Tuscaloosa and Eutaw.

The second line has become dominant. It extends from Dallas, GA to Buchanan to northeast of Ashland to Goodwater to Rockford and Thorsby.

Nothing severe in Alabama, but there is a tornado warning for areas west northwest of Atlanta.

The third line is over Southeast Alabama where a confirmed tornado touched down in Barbour County a short time ago.

The showers and storms will continue for the next few hours as the entire mass of rain sags southeastward ahead of a cold front that has made it to the Northwest Corner of the state. It won’t make it much further though as it will be turning tail and running back to the north later today or tonight as a warm front. More showers and storms will accompany it back to the north.

The SPC has a marginal risk of severe weather for today for all but the Wiregrass area of Southeast Alabama.

Temperatures will continue much above normal through Monday with 70s for daytime highs and mild lows in the upper 60s. Christmas Day looks like it will break a record high for the date with 76F. Sunday will be in record territory as well with a projected high of 75.

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Tornado Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 04:37

This is the text of a severe warning from the National Weather Service for part of the AlabamaWX.com coverage area. Standby for more details to be added to this post by our meteorologists.
WFUS54 KBMX 240937
TORBMX
ALC005-241015-
/O.NEW.KBMX.TO.W.0012.151224T0937Z-151224T1015Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
337 AM CST THU DEC 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 AM CST

* AT 337 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER COMER…OR 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIDWAY…
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.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
SPRING HILL AROUND 345 AM CST.
HAWKINSVILLE AROUND 355 AM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
BATESVILLE.

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.

&&

LAT…LON 3193 8539 3201 8544 3215 8527 3213 8524
3212 8524 3212 8523 3210 8522 3208 8520
3206 8519 3206 8513
TIME…MOT…LOC 0937Z 234DEG 24KT 3200 8537

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…<.75IN

$$

87/GRANTHAM

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