Severe T-storm Warning for Greene, Pickens, Sumter Until 4:15pm. Thursday Update at 3:53pm

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
351 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  SOUTHWESTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…  NORTH CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 347 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PANOLA…OR 17 MILES SOUTH OF ALICEVILLE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  NEW WEST GREENE…WEST GREENE…WARSAW…NEW MOUNT HEBRON…
  PLEASANT RIDGE AND CLINTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

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Storms Growing Strong… Thursday Update at 3:30 PM

A line of showers and thunderstorms are developing and slowly moving east. They should get into the Tuscaloosa area between 4:15 and 5pm. Once they arrive, they won’t last longer than 30 to 45 minutes. The storms could die out before reaching us, but according to radar trends, they may blast through Tuscaloosa and Northport. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are happening right now just west of Coker and over Samantha and Gordo. The line extends back into northern Sumter County. Once the storms push through, dry weather will take over for a good 7 day stretch.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

New Storms Over Pickens and NW Tuscaloosa County… Updated Thursday at 2:50 PM

Look at the line of showers and storms developing over northwest Tuscaloosa County and central Pickens County. If they hold together and keep organizing, Tuscaloosa may get some rain. If that happens, it won’t last more than 30 minutes or so. We all could use the rain to cool things off, so bring it on. We don’t want any severe weather. So far, these storms are well below severe limits. There could be a strong wind gust and small hail with these storms as they move eastward. They should all be out of here by sunset.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Big Storms East and South of Tuscaloosa… Updated at 2pm Thursday

There’s some big storms out there this afternoon, but all of the activity is moving east of Tuscaloosa. We needed the rain in the city, but the storms have dodged the city. Several severe thunderstorm warnings are happening for parts of central and east Alabama. Any storms have the chance of producing hail and damaging winds and lots of lightning. The stormy mess will continue moving east and should be into Georgia by sunset.

We will then go into a dry stretch, with no rain over the next 7 days. The ridge will really warm us into the middle 90s by the early and mid portion of next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV at 4, 5, 6 and 10 for the very latest. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Severe T-storm Watch For Much of Alabama Until 5pm Thursday… Updated at 12:30pm Thursday

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 379
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1231 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 379 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               CHILTON               COOSA               
DALLAS                ELMORE                LOWNDES             
MONTGOMERY            PERRY                

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHAMBERS              LEE                   MACON               
TALLAPOOSA           

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

GREENE                HALE                  MARENGO             
SUMTER               

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…AUBURN…CLANTON… DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…FORT DEPOSIT…GREENSBORO…LANETT…LINDEN… LIVINGSTON…LOWNDESBORO…MARION…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY… MOUNDVILLE…OPELIKA…PRATTVILLE…ROCKFORD…SELMA…TUSKEGEE… UNIONTOWN…VALLEY…WETUMPKA AND YORK.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Severe T-storm Warning for Marengo Co. Until 12:45pm Updated Thursday at 12:23pm

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1221 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…  SOUTHWESTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1245 PM CDT

* AT 1217 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ARARAT…OR 31 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LINDEN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  PUTNAM…NANAFALIA…SWEET WATER…MYRTLEWOOD…NICHOLSVILLE AND
  HALF ACRE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Severe T-storm Watch Until 5pm Thursday…

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          EASTERN TENNESSEE
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 920 AM UNTIL  500 PM CDT.
  
   HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
  
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65  STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST   NORTHWEST OF BRISTOL TENNESSEE TO 25 MILES EAST OF TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
  
   REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE  FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH  AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR    THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
  
   DISCUSSION…PRE-FRONTAL BAND OF TSTMS FROM MIDDLE TN INTO NWRN AL IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY THIS MORNING IN ADVANCE OF MIDLEVEL VORTICITY OVER THE LOWER MS VALLEY.  12Z REGIONAL SOUNDINGS SHOW A  MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE INFLOW AIR MASS IN PLACE THIS MORNING  ACROSS CNTRL AL WHERE MLCAPE WAS ALREADY AROUND 2000 J/KG.  AREA   VWPS SHOW A CORRIDOR OF RATHER STRONG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR PRESENTLY ACROSS ERN TN AND NRN AL.  WHILE A TORNADO IS POSSIBLE…A MORE  ROBUST THREAT MAY BE LIMITED BY THE WEAK LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES OWING  TO WIDESPREAD CLOUDS AND BOUNDARY LAYER DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S.  OTHERWISE…EXPECT DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL TO
 BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WITH EMBEDDED BOWING AND SUPERCELL STRUCTURES.

WVUA Chief Meteor0logist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com