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Fine August Morning

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:31

TOUCH OF FALL: Most North Alabama communities are in the 60s this morning, but a few spots have fallen into the upper 50s, including Fort Payne.

And, early risers have enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower peak in the crisp air; photo below is from @blackswampstorm

Expect a good supply of sunshine today; humidity levels will stay low, and the high will be around 90 degrees.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture levels begin to creep back up, and we will introduce the risk of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise, the day will be partly sunny with a high close to 91 degrees. Not much change for the weekend; we will have the risk of a passing show or storm in a few spots Saturday and Sunday afternoon, otherwise partly sunny days with a high at or just over 90 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Global models have shown evidence from time to time of a broad upper low forming across the Deep South, which could mean a slow increase in the number of scattered showers and storms during the first half of the week. Afternoon highs will remain mostly in the low 90s… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Not much change through the weekend; about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine from Gulf Shores west to Panama City Beach with a passing storm from time to time. Highs on the immediate coast in the upper 80s, with low 90s inland. And, sea water temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s.

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.

TROPICS: New day, old forecast. The Atlantic basin remains quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

ON THIS DATE IN 2004: Hurricane Charley, packing 145-mph winds, took a sudden, hard right turn into Charlotte Harbor, in Southwest Florida south of Tampa. It killed four people in Charlotte County and 10 elsewhere. It was the city’s buildings that took the biggest hit. Of 656 commercial structures in Punta Gorda, Charley damaged or destroyed half. At the time, Charley was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with $15.1 billion in damage.

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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A Touch Of Fall Tonight

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:32

FINE AUGUST AFTERNOON: As expected, temperatures are mostly in the upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon, but dew points have dropped down into the 57-62 degree range. At 2:00 p.m. CT… Birmingham reported 88 degrees with a dew point of 59, making the relative humidity 37 percent. We also have a fresh north breeze gusting to 21 mph.

We will enjoy a nice fall preview tonight; lows for most communities across North/Central Alabama will be in the 61-65 degree range, but some of the cooler spots could very well visit the upper 50s. The sky will be clear, perfect viewing for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Best time to watch the sky will come from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: We stay in a dry, continental airmass tomorrow, so it will be another sunny day with low humidity, and a high between 88 and 91 degrees for most places. Then, on Friday, moisture levels rise a bit, and we will mention the risk of a few widely scattered afternoon showers or thunderstorms.

THE WEEKEND: A weak upper low will begin to form across the Deep South, so we will need to mention scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday, mostly during the afternoon/evening hours, but we should also see a decent amount of sunshine both days with a high around 90.

NEXT WEEK: Scattered showers and storms should become more numerous early in the week as the upper low hangs around, and the cold air aloft associated with the feature makes the air unstable. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: Still looking at about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine each day on the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores through the weekend; always the risk of a passing storm at times. Storms could be a little more active down there early next week. Highs on the coast will be in the upper 80s, with low 90s inland. Sea water temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s.

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.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

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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Had a great time seeing everyone at the annual Broadcast Meteorology summer workshop at Mississippi State University this morning… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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Tonight’s Forecast: Clear With a Good Chance of Showers (Meteor Showers)

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:30

Every August, we have the opportunity to see the Perseid meteor shower as the earth crosses paths with the Comet Swift-Tuttle.  The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight (August 12) to tomorrow night (August 13).

This year’s event promises to be more spectacular than ever!  This year, the showing will happen just before the new moon, making the night skies darker than usual.  “If you see one meteor shower this year, make it August’s Perseids or December’s Geminids,” NASA recommends.  “The Perseids feature fast and bright meteors that frequently leave trains, and in 2015 there will be no moonlight to upstage the shower.”

The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus, which is where the meteors appear to originate in the sky. These meteors are actually tiny pieces of debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle — usually smaller than a piece of sand. As the debris enters the earth’s atmosphere at about 130,000 mph, it disintegrates and creates streaks of light. The Perseid meteor shower “produces more fireballs than any other,” according to Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteroid Environment Office. Since 2008, the Perseids have produced brighter and significantly more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower.

The best time to see this meteor shower is between 10:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., with optimal viewing in the dark hours before sunrise when the constellation Perseus is high in the sky. The number of visible meteors will increase after midnight through the pre-dawn hours. Observers could see up to 100 shooting meteors per hour! Those in rural areas away from urban lights will have the best viewing experience.

The weather will be absolutely perfect for this year’s event here in Alabama. Nearly completely clear skies, with less haze and lower temperatures (falling into the 60s) and relatively low humidity will delight late night star gazers tonight. Tomorrow night will be nearly as good, with just a few more clouds.

Viewing conditions nationally will be generally good from a weather standpoint. Only the Florida Peninsula, Rocky Mountain Region and areas areas immediately along the West Coast and Gulf Coast will have thicker cloud cover. Thursday night will be socked in across the Pacific Northwest, so viewers in places like Seattle and Portland may not get to see the show that night.

If you are unable to get outdoors to see this magical show in person, you can see it on NASA TV or NASA’s UStream channel, as NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will broadcast a live program about this year’s Perseid meteor shower from 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 12 to 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. This may be the best year ever to experience this stellar event!

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Lower Humidity; Cooler Tonight

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:40

VERY PLEASANT FOR MID-AUGUST: While we still expect a high close to 90 degrees today, drier air will drop the dew points into the 50s by mid to late afternoon, meaning lower humidity levels and much more comfortable conditions. And, no risk of showers or storms today with a good supply of summer sunshine.

TONIGHT: A great night for viewing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower (best viewing will come after midnight)… the sky will be clear, and temperatures will drop down into the mid 60s by daybreak tomorrow. Cooler pockets across North Alabama will be closer to 60 for a nice touch of fall. Get up early enough tomorrow and you can almost hear those footballs flying.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Another great day tomorrow with ample sunshine, lower humidity, and a high close to 90. We will mention the risk of a few isolated afternoon showers Friday, but most of the day will be dry with a partly sunny sky, and again the high will be around 90.

THE WEEKEND: Moisture levels will be a tad higher, so a few spots could see an afternoon shower or thunderstorm both days, otherwise we will forecast partly sunny conditions Saturday and Sunday, with afternoon highs in the 88-92 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: A broad upper low is expected to be in place across the Deep South, so scattered showers and storms could be a little more numerous over the first half of the week, and afternoon highs will stay between 88 and 92 degrees. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: About 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily on the coast from Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores through the weekend, with the usual risk of a passing thunderstorm from time to time. Highs on the coast will be in the upper 80s, with low to mid 90s inland. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 86 degrees.

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.

TROPICS: New day, old forecast. Nothing happen in the Atlantic basin through the weekend.

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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I will be speaking at Mississippi State University this morning…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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Dry Air Takes Over Tonight

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:27

RADAR CHECK: As expected, the most widespread and heavier storms across Alabama this afternoon are over the southern half of the state, but a few stray, isolated showers are over Northeast Alabama…

The isolated North Alabama showers will end very soon, and tonight will be mostly clear as the dry air takes over.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: No doubt these two days will be very comfortable for mid-August. No, you won’t need jackets or sweaters, but the humidity will be lower, and nights will be cooler. We project highs between 88 and 91 degrees, and the coolest morning will come early Thursday when mid 60s are likely at daybreak. Some of the cooler pockets across North Alabama will drop down to near 60 degrees. A nice touch of fall.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture levels begin to rise Friday, and a few widely scattered afternoon storms are possible. Then, for the weekend, we expect partly sunny days Saturday and Sunday with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. The chance of any one spot getting wet over the weekend will be about one in three, with most of the storms coming from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. Afternoon highs will be very close to 90 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: We will roll with a persistence forecast… not much change for at least the first half of the week with highs in the low 90s, and the risk of an afternoon storm in spots each day. Very routine weather for August in Alabama. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters expect meteor rates to peak at 100+ per hour late tomorrow night and early Thursday morning when our planet passes through the heart of the debris stream. Perseids produce more fireballs than any other meteor shower of the year, so stay tuned for a good show and keep an eye on the sky, especially from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

AT THE BEACH: About 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily through the weekend from Gulf Shores west to Panama City Beach, with a passing thunderstorm from time to time. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 80s, with low to mid 90s inland. Sea water temperatures are in the low to mid 80s. 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.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.

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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Drier Air Moves In Later Today

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:36

RADAR CHECK: We have early morning showers and thunderstorms in progress cross North and Central Alabama ahead of a surface front… these are moving southeast, and are well below severe limits.

As the front pushes southward, we believe most of the showers and storms will wind up over the southern half of Alabama this afternoon as dry air arrives over the northern counties of the state. Today’s high will be in the low 90s with a mix of sun and clouds.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: No doubt these will be the nicest days of the week, with sunny days, lower humidity, and cooler nights. Highs between 88 and 91, and by Thursday morning some of the cooler pockets across North Alabama will drop to near 60 degrees for a little preview of fall. Any showers will be confined to the far southern part of Alabama.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Moisture levels will slowly rise; we will introduce a small risk of a shower Friday afternoon, and for the weekend, the chance of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”, so typical for a summer day. Days will be partly sunny with afternoon highs pretty close to 90 degrees.

Not much change into next week… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Yes, you will experience a passing storm from time to time, but the overall picture looks good for the Central Gulf Coast (Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores) through the weekend with about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine each day. Highs on the immediate coast will hold in the upper 80s, with low to mid 90s inland. Sea water temperatures are in the low to mid 80s.

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.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very, very quiet and tropical storm formation is not expected through the week.

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. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last week.

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I will be doing a weather program today at the AIDB Regional Center in Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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WeatherBrains 498: Talking Tropics

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:20

WeatherBrains Episode 498 is now online (August 10, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT. He started with NOAA’s Hurricane Division in 1984 before coming to the National Hurricane Center in 1999 where he was a Hurricane Specialist for ten seasons. He was named Branch Chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit in January, 2009. James Franklin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 114 at Death Valley, CA. and 30 at Walden, CO
  • Hilda may affect Hawaiian Islands
  • Atlantic Basin remains quiet
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: For this episode of WeatherBrains 101 we take a look at a common occurrence during the summer months, haze!

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 498:

ATCF: Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System

National Hurricane Center web site

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

James Franklin – Hurricane Forecast Accuracy

Nate Johnson – NOAA weatherView

Brian Peters – Lightning Compilation

Bill Murray – Layered Precipitable Water product

John Scala – 10 Years Later: 2005 Hurricane Season

Rick Smith – Scary tornado in Taiwan

James Spann – Resurgence in Podcasts

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.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Chilton County

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:24

A new warning has been issued for Chilton County. Torrential rain and strong winds, as well as hail, are occurring with these storms, which may lead to flash flooding. Be cautious and do not drive your vehicle through flooded areas.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 923 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR TALLADEGA SPRINGS TO NEAR CALERA TO NEAR
CENTREVILLE…MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CALERA…CLANTON…JEMISON…THORSBY…MAPLESVILLE…BILLINGSLEY…
PLECHER…GAP OF THE MOUNTAIN…CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK…
HIGGINS FERRY PARK…POOLES CROSSROADS…PARNELL…VERBENA…
MITCHELL LAKE…LAY LAKE DAM…LAY LAKE…ISABELLA…I 65 REST
AREA…WAXAHATCHEE CREEK AND CAMPBELL.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:24

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.
WUUS54 KBMX 110223
SVRBMX
ALC021-110330-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0158.150811T0223Z-150811T0330Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
923 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 923 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR TALLADEGA SPRINGS TO NEAR CALERA TO NEAR
CENTREVILLE…MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CALERA…CLANTON…JEMISON…THORSBY…MAPLESVILLE…BILLINGSLEY…
PLECHER…GAP OF THE MOUNTAIN…CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK…
HIGGINS FERRY PARK…POOLES CROSSROADS…PARNELL…VERBENA…
MITCHELL LAKE…LAY LAKE DAM…LAY LAKE…ISABELLA…I 65 REST
AREA…WAXAHATCHEE CREEK AND CAMPBELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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

&&

LAT…LON 3266 8702 3284 8702 3284 8688 3307 8688
3307 8661 3306 8662 3302 8656 3302 8652
3293 8651 3291 8649 3287 8648 3286 8645
3282 8646 3275 8638 3275 8641 3272 8642
3271 8646 3271 8671 3266 8672
TIME…MOT…LOC 0223Z 345DEG 29KT 3313 8649 3303 8678 3304 8711

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

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Damaging Winds in Shelby County

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:15

60-65 mph winds being reported in Pelham right now.

The strongest winds are from just east of Helena to Pelham extending to near and just east of Alabaster. They will move to near and just east of Calera.

They show up in this graphic as the bright greens into light blues.

Be prepared for significant tree and power line damage.

Heads up Tuscaloosa County: damaging winds are developing over northwestern Tuscaloosa Counties. These damaging winds will spread south southeastward toward COker, Northport, Tuscaloosa, Holt and Coaling.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Tuscaloosa & Pickens Counties

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 855 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
MOVING SOUTH 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…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…ALICEVILLE…GORDO…REFORM…
CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…
COALING…VANCE…COKER…ETHELSVILLE…MCMULLEN…TUSCALOOSA
AMPHITHEATER…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…LAKE WILDWOOD…MERCEDES BENZ
OF ALABAMA AND BINION CREEK LANDING.

Large hail and damaging winds, as well as continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Take precautionary measures and move indoors immediately.

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Intense Winds Moving Through Jefferson, Into Shelby

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

Intense winds associated with the severe thunderstorm across southwestern Jefferson County are over 70 mph just above the surface on Doppler radar.

These winds are likely reaching the surface as 60 mph winds that can cause serious tree and power line damage.

The strongest winds are now extending from Bessemer to Bluff Park to the Hoover Met. The strongest winds are moving toward Helena and Pelham. They will remain generally west of I-65.

Be in a safe place as these storms approach!

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57

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.
WUUS54 KBMX 110156
SVRBMX
ALC107-125-110300-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0157.150811T0156Z-150811T0300Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
856 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 855 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
MOVING SOUTH 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…
TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…ALICEVILLE…GORDO…REFORM…
CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…HOLT…LAKE VIEW…BROOKWOOD…
COALING…VANCE…COKER…ETHELSVILLE…MCMULLEN…TUSCALOOSA
AMPHITHEATER…BEVILL LOCK AND DAM…LAKE WILDWOOD…MERCEDES BENZ
OF ALABAMA AND BINION CREEK LANDING.

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.

&&

LAT…LON 3353 8827 3352 8768 3357 8766 3358 8732
3352 8732 3351 8726 3348 8729 3349 8733
3346 8734 3342 8725 3331 8716 3327 8706
3325 8707 3319 8720 3315 8720 3312 8784
3315 8784 3311 8794 3309 8832
TIME…MOT…LOC 0155Z 351DEG 18KT 3348 8745 3345 8822

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Shelby & NE Bibb Counties

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:37

New warnings have been issued for Shelby County and Northeastern Bibb County.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 834 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM THE SUMMIT TO NORTH JOHNS…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…PELHAM…HELENA…CALERA…CHELSEA…
MONTEVALLO…COLUMBIANA…WILSONVILLE…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…
WOODSTOCK…WEST BLOCTON…WILTON…UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO…
BRIERFIELD IRONWORKS PARK…ASHBY…MEADOWBROOK…LAY LAKE…OAK
MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AND MAYLENE.

These storms have the potential of producing widespread wind damage, as they have done across Walker and Jefferson Counties. Large hail and deadly lightning is also occurring with these storms, so take precautionary measures and move indoors!

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: South Jefferson, SW Talladega & SW Clay Counties

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:18

New warnings have been issued for Southern Jefferson County, Southwestern Talladega County and Southwestern Clay County.

A 73 mph wind was just measured at Adamsville northwest of Birmingham.

This set of storms will prduce significant tree and power line damage.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SYCAMORE…
OR 7 MILES NORTH OF SYLACAUGA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SYLACAUGA…CHILDERSBURG…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…FAYETTEVILLE…
SYCAMORE…ALPINE…WINTERBORO…OVERBROOK…ROSELLE…MIGNON…
GANTTS QUARRY…SYLACAUGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…VARNONS AND HOLLINS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ALSO ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 815 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR FORESTDALE TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GORGAS STEAM
PLANT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…BESSEMER…HOMEWOOD…
MOUNTAIN BROOK…HUEYTOWN…GARDENDALE…IRONDALE…FAIRFIELD…
FULTONDALE…PLEASANT GROVE…TARRANT…MIDFIELD…ADAMSVILLE…
BRIGHTON…LIPSCOMB…GRAYSVILLE…SYLVAN SPRINGS AND BROOKSIDE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Talladega and Clay County

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:09

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SYCAMORE…
OR 7 MILES NORTH OF SYLACAUGA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SYLACAUGA…CHILDERSBURG…TALLADEGA SPRINGS…FAYETTEVILLE…
SYCAMORE…ALPINE…WINTERBORO…OVERBROOK…ROSELLE…MIGNON…
GANTTS QUARRY…SYLACAUGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…VARNONS AND HOLLINS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Walker/Jefferson

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:59

A new warning for Walker and northwestern Jefferson Counties.

It includes the northwestern part of the Birmingham Metro from Fultondale to Pleasant Grove and Concord.

Storms are lined up from Oakman to Parish, Cordova, Dora and Sumiton. They are pushing southeast.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 756 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER ROCKY
HOLLOW…OR OVER DORA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SUMITON…CORDOVA…DORA…PLEASANT GROVE…TARRANT…
ADAMSVILLE…GRAYSVILLE…SYLVAN SPRINGS…BROOKSIDE…PARRISH…
MULGA…OAKMAN…MAYTOWN…WEST JEFFERSON…CARDIFF…
MINOR AND GORGAS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Walker County

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:28

  
Severe thunderstorms extend from Carbon Hill to Jasper this evening.  These storms will be into northwestern Jefferson County within the hour and will impact Birmingham around 9 pm. 

Other storms that are severe are over northern Jefferson County now in the Kimberly area moving southeast toward Pinson and Trussville. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 727 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CURRY…OR 7
MILES NORTHEAST OF JASPER…MOVING SOUTHEAST 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…
JASPER…SUMITON…CORDOVA…DORA…CARBON HILL…PARRISH…
SIPSEY…KANSAS…NAUVOO…CURRY…SMITH DAM…ROCKY HOLLOW…
BELOIT…LYNNS PARK…SMITH LAKE…RACCOON BRANCH…GAMBLE…
POWELLVILLE…LUPTON AND TOWNLEY.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Northern Jefferson, SW Blount, Eastern Walker

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:09

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN BLOUNT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
EASTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 706 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SIPSEY…OR
9 MILES NORTH OF SUMITON…MOVING SOUTHEAST 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…
GARDENDALE…WARRIOR…KIMBERLY…MORRIS…TRAFFORD…HAYDEN…
SIPSEY…NECTAR…COUNTY LINE…BANGOR…BLOUNT SPRINGS…
ARKADELPHIA…PARTRIDGE CROSSROADS…MOUNT OLIVE…RICKWOOD
CAVERNS…EMPIRE AND SMOKE RISE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : BMX@ 8/10/2015 6:32:08 PM

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:32

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

WUUS54 KBMX 102330
SVRBMX
ALC027-029-111-110030-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0150.150810T2330Z-150811T0030Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
630 PM CDT MON AUG 10 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 629 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR HEFLIN TO 7 MILES EAST OF OXFORD LAKE TO NEAR
OXFORD TO ANNISTON REGIONAL AIRPORT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROANOKE…HEFLIN…WEDOWEE…LAKE WEDOWEE…RANBURNE…
EDWARDSVILLE…WOODLAND…MORRISON CROSS ROADS…DELTA…CRYSTAL
LAKE…FOSTERS CROSS ROADS…BARFIELD…ABERNATHY…MOUNT CHEAHA…
CORINTH…NAPOLEON…HOLLIS CROSSROADS…ROCK STAND…NEWELL AND
SWEETWATER LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

&&

LAT…LON 3313 8544 3348 8591 3350 8590 3350 8585
3354 8580 3356 8579 3356 8575 3360 8574
3363 8566 3365 8564 3377 8564 3380 8560
3364 8534 3313 8524
TIME…MOT…LOC 2329Z 311DEG 30KT 3373 8562 3359 8569 3357 8579 3357
8586

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

$$

05/MA

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