Another Weather Picture

I want to thank Tracy Bean for this nice picture of two rainbows captured this afternoon in Northport.  Finally a nice picture to share for the day.  Flash Flood Watches will continue through tomorrow for our area.

Wes

Shelter Opened In Moundville

The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Moundville at the First Baptist Church of  Moundville. For more information Please call 1 (205) 758-3608 

Some Pics From Our Live Severe Weather Coverage

 

 

Perry County Flooding

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A  

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...  
  NORTHWESTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DEMOPOLIS...  
  SOUTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  SOUTHWESTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  SOUTHEASTERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT  

* AT 526 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE  
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING     
  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COATOPA      
  AND WAS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.  

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...  
  COATOPA BY 540 PM CDT...  
  DUG HILL AND BLUFFPORT BY 550 PM CDT...  
  TISHABEE...THORNHILL AND 7 MILES WEST OF FORKLAND BY 615 PM CDT...  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN  
THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL  
DEVELOP. 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.  

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

River Flood Warnings

Forecast Discussion Update 9/21 5:17 PM

It has been a very busy afternoon in the weather center. We’ve had tornado warnings over southern sections of the coverage area. One tornado was spotted according to law enforcement near the community of Boyd in Sumter County. At the time of this update a severe thunderstorm warning was in place for Greene, Hale, Marengo, & Sumter Counties until 5:30. Also, Flash Flood Warnings were in place for these counties until 7:45 p.m. The threat for more heavy rain will continue for our entire area, especially zones to the south. Tuscaloosa has already measured 3.11 inches and some parts of the area have measured between 5 and 6.50 inches of rain. According to our weather watcher in Coker, 3.20” of rain was measured.

If you like the rain then you’re going to like today’s weather forecast discussion. I’m not expecting much change over the next few days. Another big upper air storm system is cutting off over the nations mid section. This low will keep a moist southwest flow aloft over the area. The sky will remain quite cloudy over the next 12-24 hours, with a good chance for rain and thunderstorms. By Wednesday and Thursday an upper air ridge of high pressure to our east will keep parts of the region drier. I still can’t rule out the threat for rain through the middle of the week; however, the upper air storm will win the battle. The moist flow will persist with lots of clouds and areas of rain developing by the weekend. Be sure to stay with WVUA-TV for the latest severe weather updates.

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist

New Flash Flood Warning…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A  

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
  NORTHERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DEMOPOLIS...  
  GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF EUTAW...  
  HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GREENSBORO...  
  SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...YORK...LIVINGSTON...CUBA...  

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT  

* AT 447 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A CLUSTER OF   
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA.  WITH THE GROUND   
ALREADY SATURATED AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES   
POSSIBLE...FLASH FLOODING COULD OCCUR.  

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WEST  
  UNION...WEST GREENE...WEDGEWORTH...WALDEN QUARTERS...UNION...  
  TISHABEE...THORNHILL...SAWYERVILLE...PANOLA...NEW WEST GREENE...  
  MOUNDVILLE...MANTUA...KNOXVILLE...GREENSBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...  
  GAINESVILLE...FORKLAND...EVANSVILLE...EPES...EMELLE...DUFFYS  
  BEND...BOYD...BOLIGEE...ALLISON AND AKRON  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL  
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY  
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW  
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.  

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

More Road Closings…

We have received some more reports of road closures.  Hale County Roads 21 and 44 have been closed.  Also, Mink Slide road has become “risky” according to local officials.  Also of note is that Lake Tuscaloosa has risen 2 to 3 feet, and officials of the lake are encouraging boaters to check their boats to ensure they are secure.

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A  

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...  
  NORTHERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DEMOPOLIS...  
  SOUTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF EUTAW...  
  HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GREENSBORO...  
  SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...  
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...YORK...LIVINGSTON...CUBA...  

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT  

* AT 441 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE  
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING    
  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CUBA AND      
  WAS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. A SECOND STORM WAS ALSO LOCATED 5    
  MILES NORTHWEST OF DEMOPOLIS. THIS STORM WAS ALSO MOVING TO THE      
  NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.  

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...  
  YORK BY 500 PM CDT...  
  THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA...LIVINGSTON...6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF  
  BLUFFPORT AND 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF COATOPA BY 530 PM CDT...  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN  
THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL  
DEVELOP. 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.