Damage Reports

Cordova [Walker Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 12:30 AM CDT — tree down on car. powerlines down.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Walker County

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1156 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…SUMITON…JASPER…CORDOVA…

* UNTIL 100 AM CDT

* AT 1153 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL…AND
  DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
  CARBON HILL…OR ABOUT 15 MILES EAST OF WINFIELD…AND MOVING EAST
  AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
  6 MILES NORTH OF JASPER BY 1215 AM CDT…

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

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Cullman County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1215 AM CDT

* AT 1138 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE
  HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 17 MILES NORTHEAST OF
  CULLMAN TO 24 MILES WEST OF GOOD HOPE…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35
  MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  CULLMAN…
  GOOD HOPE…
  HANCEVILLE…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR NORTHERN ALABAMA.

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 119
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
955 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2007
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 119 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
. ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BLOUNT, CHEROKEE, ETOWAH,
FAYETTE, JEFFERSON, LAMAR,
MARION, PICKENS, SHELBY,
ST. CLAIR, TUSCALOOSA, WALKER,
WINSTON.

Richard Scott

Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update

As we first mentioned yesterday, isolated thunderstorms managed to develop today and some have grown severe. Most of the action has been well over in East Alabama, where an actual tornado warning popped up for Talladega County. Several storm spotters in Talladega County reported a wall cloud and there have been numerous reports of large hail. The storm closest to home developed and produced some small hail over northern Pickens County, near the McShan community.

Spotty strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible through the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours. At this time a severe thunderstorm watch is in place until 9:00 for Walker, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties, including locations along and north of I-20, east of Birmingham. Basically the watch encompasses northeast Alabama. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the watch extended to include more of our counties overnight. Rain and thunderstorms are breaking out along a cold front, which is now closing in on Alabama. In fact, a moderate risk for severe weather touches the northwest corner of the state and this is where the dynamics will be more favorable for severe weather tonight. The good news is that we can expect some much needed rain overnight as the coverage of rain will increase. Look for gradual clearing during the day tomorrow.

The pattern is taking a 180-degree turn as we will now shift into a below average temperature pattern. Look for highs tomorrow to only reach the upper 60s, with lows in the 30s. Good Friday and Saturday will be even cooler as another surge of cold air arrives. Highs will be in the 50s, with lows in the 30s. Easter morning will be the coldest as lows will be near the freezing mark. Be ready for some frost and a light freeze in many spots Easter morning. The Tuscaloosa record low temperature for Saturday is 30, which was set in 1950. The record low for Easter is 31-degrees. Talk about wild weather! One week we’re setting record highs and then next week, there’s the possibility of setting record lows.

Have a great evening and stay tuned to your home team station. If any storms look suspicious tonight we will certainly let you know!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV

Tornado Warning For Talldega County Extended Until 3:30pm

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
256 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 256 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD 7
MILES SOUTHWEST OF JENIFER…OR ABOUT NEAR TALLADEGA…MOVING EAST
AT 20 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
JENIFER BY 310 PM CDT…
OAK HILL BY 330 PM CDT…

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758.

Tornado Warning For Talldega County

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
TALLADEGA COUNTY…

AT 227 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR COUNTRY CLUB
ESTATES…OR ABOUT 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PELL CITY…MOVING EAST AT 20
MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
HOWELLS COVE BY 235 PM CDT…
TALLADEGA AND JACKSON SHOALS BY 240 PM CDT…
US FORESTRY SERVICE METEOROLOGICAL STATION BY 245 PM CDT…
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT BY 250 PM CDT…
7 MILES NORTH OF WALDO BY 255 PM CDT…
IRONATON BY 300 PM CDT…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF
BALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.