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April 7 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:43
April 7 Weather Xtreme Video
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Cooler Days Ahead

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:43

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: A few showers are near the Georgia border this afternoon ahead of a cold front passing through Alabama. You can see the difference on either side of the front; at 2:00 Haleyville reported 54 degrees, while Montgomery was 22 degrees warmer at 76.

We will be mostly cloudy tonight, but dry. And, the weather turns colder. Most communities will see a low between 41 and 45 degrees early tomorrow.

MORE SHOWERS: A deep, cold core upper trough will pass over Alabama tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, and it will bring the threat of more rain. Nothing like last night… no flooding or severe weather, but it will clearly rain at times over much of North/Central Alabama. The main window for showers will come from about 4:00 p.m. through 12:00 midnight; rain amounts of around 1/4 to 1/2 inch are likely. Due to the very cold air aloft, there could be some thunder involved in spots. The sky will be mostly cloudy tomorrow with a high in the mid 60s.

Wednesday will be a mostly sunny day with a high in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY MORNING FROST POTENTIAL: Colder pockets across North/Central Alabama will visit the mid 30s early Thursday with potential for some light frost. I don’t think it will be especially damaging, but growers need to be aware of the situation.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be delightful spring days with a warming trend; the high by Friday and Saturday will be very close to 80 degrees. Sunday looks dry as well with a partly sunny sky; the next chance of showers and storms will come early next week on Monday. Too early to determine if there will be a severe weather threat… see the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

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A Whole Lot of Rainfall

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:34

It was a very wet night and morning across the state as torrential rains caused widespread flooding across the state. Rivers and streams are spilling out of their banks as copious amounts of run-off has filled them to the brink.

Looking a rainfall totals from this storm system shows most locations across Central Alabama received on average 2-4 inches of rain. However, there were totals of over 6 inches, especially on the southern side of the Birmingham metro, where a heavier band of rain did set up for a while this morning. Some of the bigger cities totals: Birmingham 4.36″, Tuscaloosa 3.29″, Anniston 3.41″, Shelby County Airport 3.77″, Montgomery 3.32″.

The good news is the rain is almost completely over with in Alabama and any flooding that is occurring should subside this afternoon and into the evening. We will have to continue to monitor the rivers across the state as many of them are under flood warnings as all the run-off makes its way into them.

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Tornado Watch & Flash Flood Watch Cancelled

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:40

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR
THE FOLLOWING 3 COUNTIES:

LEE RUSSELL
BARBOUR

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…
OPELIKA AND PHENIX CITY.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

…HEAVY RAINFALL HAS MOVED OUT OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…EAST
CENTRAL ALABAMA…NORTHEAST ALABAMA…NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
RUNOFF CONTINUES…PRODUCING FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA.
HOWEVER…ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS NOT EXPECTED.

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Weather Radio Programming – Oxford

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:30

The ABC 3340 Weather Team will be helping folks program their weather radios this coming Wednesday at the Publix in Oxford from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. If you have a weather radio – or need to purchase a new weather radio – and you want to be sure it is programmed correctly, we can help. Just bring it by Publix this coming Wednesday, and we’ll have ABC 3340 folks there to make sure you are ready for whatever Spring 2014 throws at us.

As an added bonus, you can see James Spann live doing the weather from there or see the new full-sized cardboard cut out of him!

Oxford not convenient? We’ll also be making stops in Tuscaloosa (Academy Sports) on April 16, Bessemer (Publix) on April 23, Pell City (Publix) on April 30, Gadsden (Academy Sports) on May 7, and Hoover (Publix) on May 14.

Hope to see you there.

-Brian-

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Only Three Counties Left in Tornado Watch

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:57

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR
THE FOLLOWING 4 COUNTIES

MONTGOMERY
MACON
BULLOCK PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…MONTGOMERY…TROY…
TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS.

THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 3 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

LEE RUSSELL
BARBOUR

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…
OPELIKA AND PHENIX CITY.

WWWW

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Barbour County until 9:30 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:39

A severe thunderstorm is racing across the southern part of the county and will be affecting Clio, Clayton, and Eufaula.

Frequent lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and very heavy rainfall is likely accompanying this storm as it moves off towards the northeast rapidly. It will also impact drivers along U.S. 82 and 431.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT

* AT 837 AM 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
COMER TO CLAYTON TO ARITON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CLIO…EUFAULA…CLAYTON…DOSTER…WHITE OAK…BLUE SPRINGS STATE
PARK…TYLER CROSSROADS AND HAWKINSVILLE.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Lee and Russell Counties until 9:30 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:33

It is a rough ride currently along U.S. 80 and 431 south of Interstate 85. Areas around Smiths Station, Phenix City, Seale, Glenville, and Hurtsboro could see a threat from damaging winds and large hail.

This storms continue to race off towards the east and will likely be crossing into Georgia within the hour.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT

* AT 832 AM 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 5
MILES SOUTHEAST OF DAVISVILLE TO MIDWAY TO BARBOUR COUNTY PUBLIC
LAKE DAM…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HURTSBORO…SMITHS…PHENIX CITY…UCHEE…SEALE…GRIFFEN MILL…
RUSSELL COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX AND BLEECKER.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY…IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF
SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Barbour/Bullock/Macon Counties until 9:15 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:10

Damaging winds, in excess of 60 mph, hail, flash flooding, and frequent lightning will be a threat with this storm.

It will be affecting Union Springs, Fort Davis, and Mount Andrew. Travel will be impacted along U.S. 29 and 82. This storms continues to push of to the northeast very rapidly.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 AM CDT

* AT 809 AM 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
FRANKLIN FIELD TO 7 MILES WEST OF BOOT HILL…AND MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 65 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
UNION SPRINGS…MIDWAY…ABERFOIL…BOOT HILL…PICKETT…
DAVISVILLE…GUERRYTON AND BARBOUR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE DAM.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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New Tornado Watch until 3 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:55

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 67 UNTIL
3 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH
66. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

MONTGOMERY
LEE MACON RUSSELL
BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

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

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Flash Flood Warning Bullock/Chambers/Lee/Macon/Montgomery Counties until 10:30 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:42

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1030 AM CDT

* AT 739 AM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED SOME FLOODING OF
ROADWAYS WAS OCCURRING IN PORTIONS OF LEE COUNTY. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL SPREADING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WILL PRODUCE FLASH
FLOODING DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS…ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AREAS
NEAR SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS OR IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
AUBURN…LAFAYETTE…LANETT…MONTGOMERY…OPELIKA…AND
DAVISVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Pike County until 8:15 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:41

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 815 AM CDT

* AT 735 AM 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
GRADY TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF LUVERNE TO BRANTLEY TO 7 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF BRANTLEY…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GOSHEN…TROY…BRUNDIDGE…ANSLEY…TROY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…TROY
UNIVERSITY…LINWOOD AND ANTIOCH.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Tornado Watch Extended until 10 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:41

THE TORNADO WATCH PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS
MORNING…IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS 7 COUNTIES:

MONTGOMERY
LEE MACON RUSSELL
BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

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

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More Counties Cleared from Tornado Watch

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:11

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR
THE FOLLOWING 8 COUNTIES:

AUTAUGA COOSA DALLAS
ELMORE LOWNDES
CHAMBERS RANDOLPH TALLAPOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…FORT DEPOSIT…
LANETT…LOWNDESBORO…MILLBROOK…PRATTVILLE…ROANOKE…
ROCKFORD…SELMA…VALLEY AND WETUMPKA.

THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR
THE FOLLOWING 7 COUNTIES:

MONTGOMERY
LEE MACON RUSSELL
BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

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

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Improving Weather Ahead

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 06:35

**No morning Weather Xtreme video due to the ongoing severe weather**

Be sure and scroll down for the latest on the ongoing severe weather situation across Alabama.

THE DAY AHEAD: One more batch of showers/storms is possible later this morning ahead of the surface cold front, but for now it looks like there will be insufficient instability for severe weather over the northern half of Alabama. A new tornado watch will be issued soon for parts of East and South Alabama through the morning.

The severe flooding around the Birmingham metro area (and other parts of North/Central Alabama) will begin to subside later this morning.

As drier air works into the state this afternoon, we might see a bit of sunshine with a high in the low to mid 70s.

COLDER TONIGHT: We drop into the 42-45 degree range early tomorrow as colder air invades Alabama. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and cool with a high in the low to mid 60s, and some light rain is possible tomorrow afternoon as the upper trough swings overhead. Nothing heavy, no severe weather, and no flooding.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and cool with a high in the mid 60s.

FROST POTENTIAL THURSDAY MORNING: With a clear sky and light wind, some scattered frost is possible at daybreak Thursday with lows in the 34-38 degree range.

Growers need to be aware of this possibility and make necessary plans.

The weather looks dry Friday and into the weekend with a warming trend; highs will rise well into the 70s.

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.

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Look for a Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon…. and stay tuned for more updates on the current weather situation….

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More Counties Removed from Tornado Watch

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:53

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS 7 COUNTIES:

BIBB CHILTON PERRY
GREENE HALE MARENGO
SUMTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…BRENT…CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…
DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…LINDEN…LIVINGSTON…MARION…
MOUNDVILLE…UNIONTOWN AND YORK.

THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR
THE FOLLOWING 15 COUNTIES:

AUTAUGA COOSA DALLAS
ELMORE LOWNDES MONTGOMERY
CHAMBERS LEE MACON
RANDOLPH RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA
BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Montgomery County until 6:15 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:31

An intense thunderstorms is moving into Montgomery County from the southwest this morning. Hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning, and torrential rainfall are likely with this storm.

Travel along Interstates 65 & 85 will be impacted as well as location on Highways 231 and 331.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 AM CDT

* AT 528 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
DAVENPORT…OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF FORT DEPOSIT…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MEADVILLE…SELLERS…PINTLALA…DANNELLY FIELD…RAMER…
SPRAGUE…HOPE HULL AND HYUNDAI MOTORS OF ALABAMA.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 164 THROUGH 168…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBERS 6 THROUGH 16…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY…IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF
SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Tornado Watch Being Trimmed Back

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:15

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR
THE FOLLOWING 9 COUNTIES

JEFFERSON SHELBY ST. CLAIR
TALLADEGA
CALHOUN CLAY CLEBURNE
PICKENS TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ALICEVILLE…ANNISTON…
ASHLAND…BIRMINGHAM…CARROLLTON…COLUMBIANA…HEFLIN…
HOOVER…JACKSONVILLE…LINEVILLE…MOODY…PELHAM…PELL CITY…
SYLACAUGA…TALLADEGA AND TUSCALOOSA.

THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR
THE FOLLOWING 22 COUNTIES

AUTAUGA BIBB CHILTON
COOSA DALLAS ELMORE
LOWNDES MONTGOMERY PERRY
CHAMBERS LEE MACON
RANDOLPH RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA
BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE
GREENE HALE MARENGO
SUMTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…AUBURN…BRENT…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…DEMOPOLIS…EUFAULA…EUTAW…
FORT DEPOSIT…GREENSBORO…LANETT…LINDEN…LIVINGSTON…
LOWNDESBORO…MARION…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…MOUNDVILLE…
OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY…PRATTVILLE…ROANOKE…ROCKFORD…SELMA…
TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…UNIONTOWN…VALLEY…
WETUMPKA AND YORK.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Lowndes County until 5:45 AM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:08

A severe thunderstorm is impacting portions Lowndes County this morning and will impact area long Interstate 65 and Highway 31. This storm is capable of producing large hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

It will be affecting Hayneville, Fort Deposit, and Lethohtachee. Also watch out for very heavy rainfall as well as frequent lightning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 545 AM CDT

* AT 505 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES
NORTHEAST OF BUTLER SPRINGS…OR 13 MILES WEST OF FORT DEPOSIT…
AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
FORT DEPOSIT…HAYNEVILLE…LOWNDES COUNTY AIRPORT…BEECHWOOD…
LOGAN…CLOVER HILL…MOUNT WILLING AND CALHOUN.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 142 THROUGH 158…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Widespread Flooding Occurring

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:50

We are still under the threat of severe weather across Central Alabama this morning. However, as the rain continues to fall across the area, we are beginning to see a lot of issues with flooding. Many areas have received 3-4 inches of rain, with radar estimates greater than 5 inches, and it continues to fall. Here are just a few of the numerous reports coming in this morning.

IN TARRANT SPRINGDALE RD DOWN TO ONE LANE DUE TO WATER RISING ABOVE BANK FULL AT VILLAGE CREEK. SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED IN TARRANT DUE TO VILLAGE CREEK RISING ABOVE BANK FULL, INCLUDING ALABAMA ST, MISSISSIPPI ST

IN HOMEWOOD EVACUATIONS AND WATER RESCUES ONGOING AT LAKESHORE GARDEN APTS. WATER GETTING INTO GROUND FLOOR APTS.

Data showing Village Creek is now 2 feet above flood stage.

Morgan Road at exit 6 off I 459 flooded. Police have road blocked off.

Major flooding in parts of Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Many roads are not passable.

Glade rd in Anniston/Saks area is underwater, creek has overflowed.

Hoover and Pelham, AL reporting major flooding issues this morning including mudslides and evacuations.

Homewood PD dispatch is saying they have a rock slide on hwy 31 mainly in VH!

MOBILE HOME PARK ON HWY 119 SURROUNDED BY RISING WATER. RESIDENTS ARE BEING EVACUATED.

FLOODING AT TALLAPOOSA ST AT I-20/59, NEAR VILLAGE CREEK.

FIVE MILE RD AT HUFFMAN RD IS BARRICADED. AVE V IN SOUTHPARK IS BARRICADED.

This flooding is occurring throughout Central Alabama. Numerous roads are closed or underwater.

The only good news is that the back edge of the rain is now approaching the Birmingham Metro, so we should begin to see slow improvements.

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