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Heavy Storms in the Birmingham Metro

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:19

UPDATE 4:30 PM
The NWS has issued an Areal Flood Advisory for Jefferson County.

Here is a picture of flooding downtown on 2nd Avenue in the Loft District from @IngeTingle:

ORIGINAL POST
Strong thunderstorms are over the Birmingham Metro area at this hour. Much of the southern half of the Metro is being affected right now, including Downtown, Avondale, Mountain Brook, Homewood and Vestavia are getting heavy rain and lightning.

Power has been knocked out in parts of Avondale.

Over western sections, storms have rapidly intensified near Pleasant Grove, extending into neighboring sections of Dolomote, Fairfield and Midfield.

Storms that affected the Tuscaloosa area earlier have split into two camps, one that has moved into Pickens County. The other is moving into Hale County.

Storms west of I-65 are moving southwest slowly. More propagating than moving, but propagating southwest.

In Northeast Alabama, storms are heavy over Cherokee County. Those are moving southeast.

Gusty winds, torrential rains and lots of deadly lightning will be the rule with the bigger storms. Be inside as they approach. Be careful on roads. Heavy downpours are leading to local urban flooding.

The storms are not severe and aren’t generally expected to become, but with summer storms you can never be certain!

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Lower Heat Levels, Higher Rain Chances

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:46

RADAR CHECK: Like you expect on a summer afternoon in Alabama, we have scattered showers and thunderstorms in progress this afternoon. They are drifting slowly to the southwest, and the heavier storms are producing heavy rain and lots of lightning.

These storms will die down later tonight. Away from the storms, temperatures this afternoon are mostly in the mid 90s.

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: The long awaited pattern change begins, as a long wave upper trough forms over the eastern U.S. We expect an increase in the coverage of showers and storms tomorrow afternoon, and a decent chance we won’t get out of the 80s. We also note SPC has all of the state in a “marginal” severe weather risk… some of the afternoon storms will pack a punch, with potential for a few wet microbursts.

Saturday will be a day with more clouds than sun, and occasional showers and thunderstorms. The day won’t be all wet, but if you have something planned outdoors, understand rain delays are likely. The high Saturday will be only in the 82 to 85 degree range, a nice change from the recent heat. Rain ends Saturday evening as a rare late June front pushes down into South Alabama.

SUNDAY/MONDAY: Dry, continental air settles in, and we expect mostly sunny days, lower humidity, and cooler nights. Highs will be in the 80s, and some of the normally cooler spots could reach the upper 50s both Sunday and Monday morning for a nice fall preview.

Moisture returns along with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday through Thursday… highs will be in the 87 to 90 degree range. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: About 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day along the coast from Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores through the weekend, with the daily potential of scattered thunderstorms. Next week looks very routine, with 7 to 9 hours of sun each day, and the usual chance of a passing storm from time to time. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the mid to upper 80s, with low 90s possible just a few miles inland. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s.

TROPICS: A vast amount of dry air continues to cover the tropical Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected anytime soon.

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Break In The Heat Begins Tomorrow

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:21

AT DAYBREAK: It is nice and quiet across the great state of Alabama early this morning… nothing on radar, and the sun is shining brightly in most places. Photo below from @ducst

Today’s weather will stay hot and humid; the storms that moved through parts of Central Alabama last night have stabilized the atmosphere, so storms this afternoon and tonight should be pretty widely spaced. Temperatures reach the mid 90s this afternoon.

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: The heat backs down, and rain coverage goes up as a deep, upper trough forms over the eastern half of the nation. Expect developing showers and storms tomorrow afternoon with a high between 87 and 90, and Saturday will be a day with more clouds than sunshine, and scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. The GFS is printing a high of only 83 degrees for Birmingham Saturday afternoon.

If you have outdoor plans Saturday, there will be some decent breaks in the rain, and the sun should peek out at times, but expect rain delays.

SUNDAY/MONDAY: Dry, continental air arrives, setting up two very nice late June days. Expect sunny days, lower humidity, and clear cooler nights. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and some of the cooler spots across North Alabama have a good chance of reaching the 50s early Monday.

REST OF NEXT WEEK: Moisture levels rise, and we will bring back the chance of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms over the latter half of the week. Afternoon highs will be in the 88 to 91 degree range, not bad at all for the beginning of July in the Deep South. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: About 5 to 7 hours of sunshine each day along the coast from Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores through the weekend, with the daily potential of scattered thunderstorms. Next week looks very routine, with 7 to 9 hours of sun each day, and the usual chance of a passing storm from time to time. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the mid to upper 80s, with low 90s possible just a few miles inland. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 83 degrees.

TROPICS: A vast amount of dry air continues to cover the tropical Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected anytime soon.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Bibb, Tuscaloosa, Shelby

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:26

Storms continue to push westward tonight and are still capable of strong winds and hail.

The system has congealed into a nice little convective system that extends from western Shelby County down to Greenville in Butler County.

Areas from just south of Tuscaloosa to Monroeville will be under the gun over the next couple of hours.

SPECIAL NOTE
The NWS in Birmingham at the Shelby County Airport in Calera has lost commercial power and is on its backup generator. Services are not being affected except for a little bit of social media. I can just picture Gary Goggins typing away on his smartphone! Thanks for all you do BMX!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1115 PM CDT

* AT 1025 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR SPLASH ADVENTURE TO NEAR HARRISBURG…MOVING
NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SOUTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA…ALABASTER…HELENA…MONTEVALLO…
BRENT…CENTREVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…COALING…
VANCE…WOODSTOCK…WEST BLOCTON…WILTON…BRIERFIELD IRONWORKS
PARK…TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST…LAKE WILDWOOD…ASHBY…MERCEDES
BENZ OF ALABAMA AND MAYLENE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Southern Dallas Co.

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:09

Strong indications of damaging winds from the storms moving southwest out of the Montgomery area. See the bow configuration on the thunderstorm complex on the radar image. This is a bow echo.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

* AT 1008 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BENTON TO 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BELKNAP TO 7
MILES SOUTHEAST OF PINE APPLE…MOVING WEST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DANNELLY RESERVOIR…BELKNAP…DALLAS LAKE…TILDEN…MINTER…
CARLOWVILLE AND CRUMPTONIA.

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The Severe Thunderstorm Watch Has Expired

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:03

The National Weather Service allowed the Severe Thunderstorm Watch to expire at 10 p.m.

Strong to severe thunderstorms continue late this evening from Shelby County through Chilton County to west of Selma.

Colliding outflow boundaries through Chilton and Shelby Counties will maintain the storms’ intensity for the next hour or so. Flooding may be a problem as well.

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New Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Shelby

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:45

The storm over Shelby County is surging southwestward along an approaching outflow boundary.

It will affect areas from Helena to Alabaster to Pelham. Expect gusty winds, small hail, torrential rains and deadly lightning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 945 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAK MOUNTAIN
STATE PARK…OR NEAR PELHAM…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…PELHAM…HELENA…CALERA…CHELSEA…
MONTEVALLO…COLUMBIANA…WILSONVILLE…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…
WILTON…UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO…LAY LAKE…OAK MOUNTAIN STATE
PARK…MAYLENE…SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT…AMERICAN VILLAGE…OAK
MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATER…MEADOWBROOK AND SHELBY.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery, Autauga and Lowndes

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:14

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1015 PM CDT

* AT 912 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM HUNTER TO NEAR DAVENPORT…MOVING WEST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…PRATTVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…MOSSES…HAYNEVILLE…
MEADVILLE…PIKE ROAD…COOSADA…AUTAUGAVILLE…WHITE HALL…
GORDONVILLE…LOWNDESBORO…BENTON…BOYLSTON…ALABAMA STATE
UNIVERSITY…WOODCREST…RAMER…SNOWDOUN…LAGOON PARK AND LOWNDES
COUNTY AIRPORT.

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Shelby Storm Prompts Severe Thunderstorm Warning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:04

The aforementioned storm moving south southwestward over Shelby County has prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Places like Chelse and Westover are in the warning.

This storm could produce damaging winds at it pushes southward.

It could even intensity as approaching outflow from the East Alabama storms intersects it.

Vivid lightning is visible from this storm across southern Birmingham.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 903 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER MOUNT
LAUREL…OR 7 MILES NORTH OF CHELSEA…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HOOVER…PELHAM…HELENA…CHELSEA…WILSONVILLE…INDIAN SPRINGS
VILLAGE…WESTOVER…MOUNT LAUREL…VANDIVER…LAKE PURDY…
GREYSTONE…OAK MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATER…MEADOWBROOK…OAK MOUNTAIN
STATE PARK…FOWLER LAKE…HIGHLAND LAKES…BROOK HIGHLAND…SHOAL
CREEK…HOOVER VETERANS PARK AND BALLANTRAE.

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New Rapidly Intensifying Storm Over Eastern Jefferson, NE Shelby

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 20:59

A new storm has fired south of Moody on the Jefferson/Shelby County Line. It is pushing south and will cross mountainous NE Shelby County moving in the direction of US-280 at Westover, passing between Chelsea and Harpersville.

This storm has a lot of rain and hail aloft that must come down, and it could bring strong winds eventually with that. You can see that in the composite reflectivity in the right panel of the image.

There could also be some hail. And of course lightning and torrential rain.

It will be a good idea to be inside as this storm approaches.

Another storm has formed in northeastern Tuscaloosa County near Lake View. It will affect I-59 shortly near Caffee Junction.

The storms are forming ahead of approaching outflow from the East Alabama storms.

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More Counties Cleared From Watch

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 20:35

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for Calhoun, Chambers, Cleburne, Lee, Randolph, and Russell Counties.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues for Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties till 10:00 p.m. CDT

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Includes Montgomery

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 20:21

Big storms are marching down I-85 tonight, approaching the city of Montgomery. The storms extend from Eclectic to Talassee to Shorter and Union Springs. The core of the storm is Southwest of Tuskegee. Strong indications of damaging winds on Doppler radar ahead of the main storms with the outflow. These winds may affect eastern parts of Montgomery by 8:45 p.m. Additional storms are forming ahead of the main storm south of Montgomery.

Lots of deadly lightning; lightning caused a house fire in Auburn as the storms passed. There was wind damage near Notasulga. There were reports of tree and power line damage in Lee County.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 819 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR FRANKLIN FIELD TO NEAR VICTORYLAND TO NEAR
ECLECTIC…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MONTGOMERY…PRATTVILLE…MILLBROOK…TUSKEGEE…WETUMPKA…
TALLASSEE…UNION SPRINGS…NOTASULGA…MILSTEAD…MEADVILLE…PIKE
ROAD…COOSADA…SHORTER…FRANKLIN…EMERALD MOUNTAIN…
BOYLSTON…WAUGH…ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY…WOODCREST AND RAMER.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Clay/Cleburne til 9:00PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:58

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

Click image to enlarge.

* AT 757 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DELTA…OR 9
MILES SOUTHEAST OF OXFORD…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LINEVILLE…ASHLAND…BARFIELD…DELTA…MOUNT CHEAHA…
CHALAFINNEE…CLEVELAND CROSSROADS…ROSELLE…GUNTHERTOWN…
CRAGFORD…HOLLIS CROSSROADS…CAMP SEQUOYAH…MELLOW VALLEY…LAKE
CHINNABEE…MILLERVILLE…MICAVILLE…HOLLINS AND MOTLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
BIRMINGHAM.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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Tenacious Storms Moving Southwest – Watch Extended

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:56

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been extended until 10:00 p.m. for the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Talladega, Tallapoosa.

Severe thunderstorms over East Alabama are producing hail and damaging winds. The strongest storm is between Tuskegee and Auburn. There is another strong storm north of Lineville. Another strong storm is southeast of Oxford. Hail is falling in the storm west of Auburn. Storms are affecting parts of Cleburne, Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Macon, and Lee Counties. Warnings are in effect ahead of the storms.

Be in a safe place as these dangerous storms approach. They will produce tree and power line damage and hail, as well as torrential rain and dangerous lightning. The atmosphere is stabilizing, but the storms should hold together until at least I-65 utilizing the remaining instability.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Lee/Macon/Tallapoosa til 8:30PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:32

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

Click image to enlarge.

* AT 731 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR HURTSBORO TO TUSKEGEE NATIONAL FOREST TO 6
MILES NORTH OF NOTASULGA…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
AUBURN…OPELIKA…TUSKEGEE…TALLASSEE…DADEVILLE…CAMP HILL…
NOTASULGA…MILSTEAD…SHORTER…FRANKLIN…WAVERLY…LAKE
TUSKEGEE…DAVISVILLE…SOCIETY HILL…TALLAPOOSA CITY…EASTERN
LAKE MARTIN…TUSKEGEE NATIONAL FOREST…HARDAWAY…LIVERPOOL AND
REEVES AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cleburne County til 8:15PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:15

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

Click image to enlarge.

* AT 713 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ABERNATHY…
OR 7 MILES EAST OF HEFLIN…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HEFLIN…RANBURNE…FRUITHURST…EDWARDSVILLE…MUSCADINE…
ABERNATHY…SWEETWATER LAKE…I 20 WELCOME CENTER…CHALAFINNEE…
LAKE CLEBURNE…HOLLIS CROSSROADS…TRICKEM AND MICAVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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County Drop, Add

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:14

Cherokee County has been cleared from the severe thunderstorm watch.

Autuaga, Chilton and Lowndes have been added.

The following counties remain in the watch as well: Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Talladega and Tallapoosa until 9 p.m. CDT

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tallapoosa County til 8:00PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:06

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

Click image to enlarge.

* AT 705 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SPARKLING
SPRINGS…OR 16 MILES NORTHEAST OF DADEVILLE…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT
20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…JACKSONS’ GAP…NEW SITE…
GOLDVILLE…HILLABEE CREEK…NORTHERN LAKE MARTIN…WIND CREEK
STATE PARK…EASTERN LAKE MARTIN…WESTERN LAKE MARTIN…
DAVISTON…HORSESHOE BEND NATIONAL MILITARY PARK…HORSESHOE
BEND…EAGLE CREEK…HACKNEYVILLE AND DARE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Chambers County til 8:00PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:59

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

Click image to enlarge.

* AT 658 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CUSSETA…OR
NEAR VALLEY…MOVING WEST AT 10 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LA FAYETTE…WAVERLY…CUSSETA…WEST CHAMBERS…
HUGULEY…FAIRFAX…CHAMBERS COUNTY LAKE…OAK BOWERY…STURKIE…I
85 WELCOME CENTER AT LANETT AND LANETT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Lamar/Marion/Fayette til 7:45PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:58

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

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* AT 657 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BEAVERTON…
OR 8 MILES EAST OF SULLIGENT…MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
WINFIELD…SULLIGENT…GUIN…BRILLIANT…GLEN ALLEN…BEAVERTON…
GU-WIN…BLOOMING GROVE…BLUFF…CREWS…TWIN…TEXAS…TUCKER…
WAYSIDE…FOWLERS CROSSROADS…BAZEMORE AND HUBBERTVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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