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October 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:17
October 15, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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WeatherBrains 455: I Generate My Own Backlight

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:15

WeatherBrains Episode 455 is now online (October 14, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight we talk Weather Apps. But joining us as a guest is Dr. Kevin Kloesel, University Meteorologist at Oklahoma University.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Arvin, CA, and 16 at 1 mile east of Dillon, CO
  • Gonzalo becomes a major hurricane
  • Severe weather delayed WeatherBrains last night with severe weather in the Carolinas
  • Millions in path of severe storms
  • Great Fall weather coming in behind this system
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer brings the latest information coming from our listeners. And we appreciate hearing from listeners!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Next week we see the implementation of some changes to the severe weather outlooks prepared by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, so for this episode of 101 we take a look at those changes and the definitions of some new terms like “marginal” and “enhanced.”

    Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

    Web Sites from Episode 455:

    Protecting Large Outdoor Campus Events from Weather

    Apps Discussed on This Episode (list may not show all of the apps discussed)

    RadarScope My-Cast Weather WeatherGeekPro QuickWeather Raindar NWS Mobile Site SPC Mobile Site mPing MyWarn.com WeatherBug ABC 3340 Weather App James Spann 24/7 Weather App AlertFM RainAware WeatherUnderground AeroWeather TweetBot Soundings by WeatherWary Outsider App WindScape

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – King of Click

    Kevin Kloesel – Houston/Galveston NWS Office

    Brian Peters – No Pick – gets the fog horn!

    John Scala – Arctic Seas Ice Low But Antarctic High

    Rick Smith – Tagboard for NWA

    James Spann – Tsunami Information

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weather of Christopher Columbus

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

    Categories: Weather

    WeatherBrains 455: I Generate My Own Backlight

    WeatherBrains - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:45

    WeatherBrains Episode 455 is now online (October 14, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

    Tonight we talk Weather Apps. But joining us as a guest is Dr. Kevin Kloesel, University Meteorologist at Oklahoma University.

    Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Arvin, CA, and 16 at 1 mile east of Dillon, CO
  • Gonzalo becomes a major hurricane
  • Severe weather delayed WeatherBrains last night with severe weather in the Carolinas
  • Millions in path of severe storms
  • Great Fall weather coming in behind this system
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer brings the latest information coming from our listeners. And we appreciate hearing from listeners!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Next week we see the implementation of some changes to the severe weather outlooks prepared by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, so for this episode of 101 we take a look at those changes and the definitions of some new terms like “marginal” and “enhanced.”

    Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

    Web Sites from Episode 455:

    Protecting Large Outdoor Campus Events from Weather

    Apps Discussed on This Episode (list may not show all of the apps discussed)

    RadarScope My-Cast Weather WeatherGeekPro QuickWeather Raindar NWS Mobile Site SPC Mobile Site mPing MyWarn.com WeatherBug ABC 3340 Weather App James Spann 24/7 Weather App AlertFM RainAware WeatherUnderground AeroWeather TweetBot Soundings by WeatherWary Outsider App WindScape

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – King of Click

    Kevin Kloesel – Houston/Galveston NWS Office

    Brian Peters – No Pick – gets the fog horn!

    John Scala – Arctic Seas Ice Low But Antarctic High

    Rick Smith – Tagboard for NWA

    James Spann – Tsunami Information

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weather of Christopher Columbus

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

    Categories: Weather

    Breezy and Cool October Weather

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:32

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    THIS AFTERNOON: The rain is now east of Alabama, but a deep, cold upper trough is still west of the state, and that is allowing only limited intervals of sunshine this afternoon. Temperatures are in the 60s with a gusty west wind.

    A deep, cold upper trough will rotate through our state tonight and tomorrow, keeping the sky cloudy at times over the northern counties of the state. We will mention the risk of showers tomorrow primarily along and north of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden). Rain amounts there should be fairly light, and the weather from I-20 (Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Anniston) south should be dry. The day tomorrow will be breezy and cool with a high in the mid to upper 60s.

    THURSDAY/FRIDAY: These two days will feature delightful fall weather conditions. Sunshine in full supply, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures. Highs will be in the 70s, and lows will be in the mid to upper 40s for most locations.

    THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dry, stable air stays in place, and the weather won’t change much. Sunny days, fair nights, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. Perfect weather for race weekend at Talladega, or anything else you want to do outside. The kind of weather you expect in October.

    FOOTBALL WEATHER: Doesn’t get any better for the high school games this week; no lightning worries with a clear sky Thursday and Friday night. Temperatures will fall through the 60s, reaching the 50s in some stadiums by the fourth quarter.

    Saturday, Alabama hosts Texas A&M at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa (2:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be sunny; 76 degrees at kickoff, upper 60s by the fourth quarter. No risk of rain.

    The UAB Blazers are on the road; they play at Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro Saturday (2:30p CT kickoff). Again, a perfect day for football with a sunny sky. Temperatures will fall from near 72 at kickoff, to near 62 by the final whistle.

    TROPICS: Hurricane Gonalzo is packing sustained winds of 110 mph north of Puerto Rico this afternoon; it is expected to strengthen into a category three storm tonight or tomorrow, and pass very close to the island of Bermuda Friday. Then it recurves out to sea; no threat to the U.S. mainland.

    AT THE BEACH: Sunny days, fair nights through the weekend from Panama City to Gulf Shores. Highs in the 75-80 degree range, lows in the 60s. Perfect fall weather.

    WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… you can watch it live on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

    CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

    Facebook
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    I enjoyed seeing a big group today at Englewood Elementary School in Tuscaloosa…. be looking for them o the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 6:00 on ABC 33/40 News… the first graders from Oliver Elementary in Birmingham will be on at 5:00. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

    Categories: Weather

    October 14, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

    Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:28
    October 14, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
    The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: abc3340 Views: 217 2 ratings Time: 04:56 More in News & Politics
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    October 14, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

    Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:18
    October 14, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
    The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 783 3 ratings Time: 05:43 More in News & Politics
    Categories: Weather

    Cooler Days Ahead For Alabama

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:16

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    RADAR CHECK: At daybreak a narrow line of heavier showers was pushing into East Alabama; the big rain/storm mass we saw last night is over the eastern half of Georgia.

    Showers will end across Alabama later this morning, and the day will be breezy and much cooler with temperatures hovering in the upper 60s and low 70s. West winds will average 10-20 mph; the sun might break through the afternoon in a few spots.

    TOMORROW: A deep upper low will be north of Alabama, and this feature will keep clouds in place over the Tennessee Valley much of the day; for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden, we project a mix of sun and clouds. The day will be breezy and cool with a high between 66 and 69 degrees for most places; low 70s are possible to the south.

    A lobe of energy rotating around the upper low could bring a touch of light rain or drizzle to the northern quarter of the late tomorrow or tomorrow night; best chance of a few raindrops will be north of a line from Muscle Shoals to Gadsden to Spring Garden.

    THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Picture perfect fall weather for the great state of Alabama, with sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights. Highs mostly in the 70s, lows down in the upper 40s and low 50s. The weather could not be better for the races at Talladega this weekend, and this week no rain issues for high school or college football games around here. The dry weather will continue into early next week.

    TROPICS: Gonzalo is now a hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph, just northeast of Puerto Rico. This is expected to pass very close to Bermuda Friday, then moving out to sea. It is no threat to the U.S., but interests in Bermuda will need to pay very close attention to forecasts.

    GULF COAST WEATHER: The sky becomes partly sunny on the coast today, with storms ending over the Florida Panhandle this morning. Then, sunny days, fair nights tomorrow through the weekend. Highs around 80, lows in the 50s and 60s.

    WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… you can watch it on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

    CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

    Facebook
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    Instagram

    I will be doing a weather program today at Englewood Elementary School in Tuscaloosa… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day…

    Categories: Weather

    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:13

    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 140812
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 543
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    312 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

    ALC005-011-017-081-087-113-123-140915-
    /O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0543.000000T0000Z-141014T1100Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 543 FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 7 COUNTIES

    IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    CHAMBERS LEE MACON
    RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA

    IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

    BARBOUR BULLOCK

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

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:24

    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 140623
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 543
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    123 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

    ALC037-051-101-109-140730-
    /O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0543.000000T0000Z-141014T1100Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 543 FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 4 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    COOSA ELMORE MONTGOMERY

    IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

    PIKE

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…ROCKFORD…
    TROY AND WETUMPKA.

    $$

    ALC005-011-017-081-087-113-123-141100-
    /O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0543.000000T0000Z-141014T1100Z/

    TORNADO WATCH 543 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 6 AM CDT EARLY THIS MORNING
    FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

    IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    CHAMBERS LEE MACON
    RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA

    IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

    BARBOUR BULLOCK

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

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:46

    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 140345
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 540/543
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    1045 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

    ALC005-011-017-037-051-081-087-101-109-113-123-141100-
    /O.NEW.KBMX.TO.A.0543.141014T0345Z-141014T1100Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 543 IN
    EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT TUESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    COOSA ELMORE MONTGOMERY

    IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    CHAMBERS LEE MACON
    RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA

    IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

    BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…AUBURN…EUFAULA…
    LANETT…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY…
    ROCKFORD…TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…VALLEY AND WETUMPKA.

    $$

    ALC001-009-015-019-021-027-029-047-055-073-085-111-115-117-121-
    140500-
    /O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    TORNADO WATCH 540 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    AUTAUGA BLOUNT CHILTON
    DALLAS JEFFERSON LOWNDES
    SHELBY ST. CLAIR TALLADEGA

    IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    CALHOUN CLAY CLEBURNE
    RANDOLPH

    IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

    CHEROKEE ETOWAH

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ANNISTON…ASHLAND…
    BIRMINGHAM…CENTRE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…FORT DEPOSIT…
    GADSDEN…HEFLIN…HOOVER…JACKSONVILLE…LINEVILLE…
    LOWNDESBORO…MOODY…ONEONTA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…PRATTVILLE…
    ROANOKE…SELMA…SYLACAUGA AND TALLADEGA.

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Flash Flood Watch Extended to More of Central Alabama

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:43

    A flash flood watch went into effect at 7 p.m. tonight for much oft he northwestern part of Central Alabama, including Blount, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker and Winston Counties.

    The NWS has extended the area of Flash Flood Watch to include Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega and Tuscaloosa Counties until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

    Rainfall amounts approaching 2-4 inches have fallen from Winston down through Walker, southeastern Fayette and into Tuscaloosa Counties according to Doppler Radar.

    As the storms continue east at about 30 mph, they will continue to dump torrential rains over the rest of Central Alabama tonight. It will only take about 2.5 inches of rain to cause flash flooding.

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    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:41

    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.

    WWUS64 KBMX 140340
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 540
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    1040 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

    ALC007-065-091-105-125-140445-
    /O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 540 FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 5 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    BIBB PERRY

    IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    HALE MARENGO TUSCALOOSA

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…BRENT…CENTREVILLE…DEMOPOLIS…
    GREENSBORO…LINDEN…MARION…MOUNDVILLE…
    TUSCALOOSA AND UNIONTOWN.

    $$

    ALC015-019-027-029-111-121-140500-
    /O.EXA.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 540 TO
    INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    TALLADEGA

    IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    CALHOUN CLAY CLEBURNE
    RANDOLPH

    IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

    CHEROKEE

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ANNISTON…ASHLAND…CENTRE…
    HEFLIN…JACKSONVILLE…LINEVILLE…ROANOKE…
    SYLACAUGA AND TALLADEGA.

    $$

    ALC001-009-021-047-055-073-085-115-117-140500-
    /O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    TORNADO WATCH 540 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    AUTAUGA BLOUNT CHILTON
    DALLAS JEFFERSON LOWNDES
    SHELBY ST. CLAIR

    IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

    ETOWAH

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…BIRMINGHAM…CLANTON…
    COLUMBIANA…FORT DEPOSIT…GADSDEN…HOOVER…LOWNDESBORO…
    MOODY…ONEONTA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…PRATTVILLE AND SELMA.

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Intense Storms About to Move into Birmingham

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:54

    Strong thunderstorms are moving into the Birmingham Metro area now. There is no warning for Jefferson County at this time but a tornado watch remains in effect until midnight and the storms could become severe at any time.

    In any case, they will produce winds of 50 mph or greater, torrential rain and lots of dangerous lightning.

    They are now over western Jefferson County west of Bessemer and Birminghamport.

    They will be in Bessemer a little after 10 p.m. and in downtown Birmingham, Homewood and Hoover between 10:15-10:30. Eastern and northern parts of Jefferson County will see them after 10:30.

    Some counties are being trimmed from the tornado watch now:
    The watch has been canceled for Greene, Sumter, Walker and Winston.
    It continues for Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Dallas, Etowah, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair and Tuscaloosa.

    Categories: Weather

    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:52

    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 140251
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 540
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    951 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

    ALC063-119-127-133-140400-
    /O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 540 FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 4 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    WALKER

    IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

    WINSTON

    IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    GREENE SUMTER

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUTAW…HALEYVILLE…JASPER…
    LIVINGSTON AND YORK.

    $$

    ALC001-007-009-021-047-055-065-073-085-091-105-115-117-125-140500-
    /O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    TORNADO WATCH 540 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 14 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    AUTAUGA BIBB BLOUNT
    CHILTON DALLAS JEFFERSON
    LOWNDES PERRY SHELBY
    ST. CLAIR

    IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

    ETOWAH

    IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    HALE MARENGO TUSCALOOSA

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…
    CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…FORT DEPOSIT…
    GADSDEN…GREENSBORO…HOOVER…LINDEN…LOWNDESBORO…MARION…
    MOODY…MOUNDVILLE…ONEONTA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…PRATTVILLE…
    SELMA…TUSCALOOSA AND UNIONTOWN.

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hale County

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:06

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

    * UNTIL 945 PM CDT

    * AT 904 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
    OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
    AKRON TO SAWYERVILLE TO DUFFYS BEND…AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…NEWBERN…CEDARVILLE…MOUNDVILLE
    AIRPORT…HARPER HILL…HAVANA AND ELLIOTS CREEK.

    Categories: Weather

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tuscaloosa County

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:57

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    EASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

    * UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

    * AT 854 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
    OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6
    MILES WEST OF BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO MOUNDVILLE…AND MOVING
    NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    MCFARLAND MALL…BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…DEERLICK CREEK
    CAMPGROUNDS…LAKE WILDWOOD…COALING…BULL CITY…BROOKWOOD AND
    VANCE.

    Categories: Weather

    Watch County Notification

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:51

    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 140150
    WCNBMX

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 540
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
    850 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

    ALC057-075-093-107-140300-
    /O.CAN.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 540 FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 4 COUNTIES

    IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

    MARION

    IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    FAYETTE LAMAR PICKENS

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALICEVILLE…CARROLLTON…FAYETTE…
    HAMILTON…SULLIGENT AND VERNON.

    $$

    ALC085-140500-
    /O.EXA.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 540 TO
    INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    LOWNDES

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…FORT DEPOSIT AND LOWNDESBORO.

    $$

    ALC001-007-009-021-047-055-063-065-073-091-105-115-117-119-125-
    127-133-140500-
    /O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0540.000000T0000Z-141014T0500Z/

    TORNADO WATCH 540 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR
    THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

    AUTAUGA BIBB BLOUNT
    CHILTON DALLAS JEFFERSON
    PERRY SHELBY ST. CLAIR
    WALKER

    IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

    ETOWAH

    IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

    WINSTON

    IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

    GREENE HALE MARENGO
    SUMTER TUSCALOOSA

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…
    CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…
    GADSDEN…GREENSBORO…HALEYVILLE…HOOVER…JASPER…LINDEN…
    LIVINGSTON…MARION…MOODY…MOUNDVILLE…ONEONTA…PELHAM…
    PELL CITY…PRATTVILLE…SELMA…TUSCALOOSA…UNIONTOWN AND YORK.

    $$

    Categories: Weather

    Storms Developing in the Birmingham Metro Ahead of Main Line

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:14

    Our line of thunderstorms is approaching Jasper, Tuscaloosa and Livingston tonight. It is packing lots of lightning, strong gusty winds and torrential rains. The storms are not severe at this time but the potential is still there for them to produce damaging winds and even brief spin up tornadoes.

    Additional storms are forming ahead of the main line over Tuscaloosa County as well as Jefferson and Shelby Counties. These are not severe at this time but could also become severe.

    A tornado watch remains in effect for almost all of Central Alabama until midnight.

    Categories: Weather

    Tornado Warning Lamar/Marion

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:52

    Rotation is indicated in the thunderstorm between Guin and Hamilton. It is moving northeast toward Bear Creek and Hackleburg.

    A LATE NOTE At 7:04, the warning is canceled for Lamar County. The storm has moved out of the county.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

    * TORNADO WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
    EASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

    * UNTIL 730 PM CDT

    * AT 649 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
    THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
    WAS LOCATED 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF GUIN…OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF
    HAMILTON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    BRINN…HACKLEBURG…MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE…PIKEVILLE…
    PEARCES MILL…TESSNER AND BEAR CREEK.

    THIS INCLUDES…
    US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 16 THROUGH 22…

    Categories: Weather

    Fatality in Walker County, Severe Weather Update

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:44

    The Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper reports that there has been a fatality in Dora when a tree fell on a house from this afternoon’s activity.

    There was also a fatality last night when a tree fell on a car in Ashdown AR.

    Just underscores the fact that there is a very real threat from trees falling on homes and cars.

    RADAR UPDATE
    The line of intense storms is now entering Lamar and Pickens Counties. It is bowing out in that area, indicating a high probability of damaging winds.

    It should reach the Tuscaloosa area by 7:30 p.m. and the Birmingham area between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

    SEVERE WEATHER STILL LIKELY
    Conditions are still very favorable for severe weather tonight across Central Alabama. A tornado watch is in effect until midnight.

    Instabilities are running 500-1,000 j/kg over the northern half of the state, with values over 1,000 j/kg surging northward into Central Alabama. Lifted condensation levels are at 750m, which is prime for tornado development. And storm relative helicities in the lowest 1 km of the atmosphere are actually pretty high, running 20 m2/s2 in areas north of I-59.

    So damaging wind will be the main threat, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

    Pay attention to the weather overnight and review your safety rules.

    Categories: Weather