Severe T-storm Warning for Bibb and Shelby until 4PM

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 259 PM CST MON FEB 28 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 400 PM CST

* AT 254 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED  ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM IRONDALE TO BEVILLE LOCK AND DAM…AND  MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… HELENA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…CHELSEA…MONTEVALLO…CALERA…
  COLUMBIANA AND WILSONVILLE.

THIS INCLUDES…INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 228 THROUGH 247…

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.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

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