Hazardous Weather Outlook – 9 p.m.

An outflow boundary moving southeastward across north Alabama this evening is triggering strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds up tp 60 mph, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and very heavy rainfall through 11pm.

Daniel Sparkman
dsparkman@wvuatv.com
WVUA Weather

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Severe TStorm Warning – Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Shelby – 8:40 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 827 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ARKADELPHIA TO OAKMAN…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… CORDOVA…SUMITON…DORA…GARDENDALE…FULTONDALE…BIRMINGHAM…IRONDALE AND FAIRFIELD.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 250 THROUGH 282…INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 33…US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 61 THROUGH 91…INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 104 THROUGH 140…INTERSTATE 59 EXIT NUMBERS 130 THROUGH 137…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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

Storms Moving into West Alabama – Sunday 8:30 pm

Just wanted to update you guys. We have storms finally moving into the morthern part of West Alabama. We had a short lived Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Lamar and Fayette counties, now it’s moved on to Blount, Jefferson, Walker and Shelby counties until 9:15 p.m. Expect some showers and storms to move into our area over the next hour or two. The storms will likely last until about 1 a.m. before they begin to dissapate. We will update you with the latest information tonight on WVUA News at 10.

Daniel Sparkman
dsparkman@wvuatv.com
WVUA Weather

Emily Dissipates in Atlantic

REMNANTS OF EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL052011
500 PM EDT SUN AUG 07 2011

...EMILY DISSIPATES AS A TROPICAL CYCLONE...THIS WILL BE THE FINAL
NHC ADVISORY...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.1N 74.1W
ABOUT 295 MI...475 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 555 MI...890 KM W OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.85 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE REMNANTS OF EMILY WERE LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 31.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 74.1 WEST.  THE REMNANTS ARE
EXPECTED TO MOVE TOWARD THE NORTHEAST OR EAST-NORTHEAST AT 20 TO 25
MPH...32 TO 40 KM/H...OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO BEFORE THEY ARE
ABSORBED BY A FRONTAL ZONE. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1011 MB...29.85 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE.

NEXT ADVISORY
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THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER ON EMILY.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE
FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC.