Two Strong Tornadoes Tracked Across Tuscaloosa County! NWS Survey Update – 10:40 PM Monday

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
954 PM CST MON JAN 23 2012

…LONG TRACK SUPERCELLS PRODUCE MULTIPLE TORNADOES…

…UPDATED FOR TUSCALOOSA COUNTY TORNADOES…

A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHED THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND INTERACTED WITH A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT ALREADY IN PLACE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG AND OUT AHEAD OF THE FRONT ACROSS ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI AND PUSHED EASTWARD ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA SUNDAY NIGHT AND INTO MONDAY MORNING. THERE WERE SEVERAL SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS THAT PRODUCED TORNADOES AS THEY TRACKED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. NUMEROUS REPORTS OF STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE AND SEVERAL REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL AND FLASH FLOODING WERE ALSO RECEIVED DURING THE EVENT.

DAMAGE SURVEYS WILL CONTINUE ON TUESDAY. WE WILL BE SENDING THREE SURVEY TEAMS OUT TO SURVEY DAMAGE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES AS TIME  PERMITS…JEFFERSON…PERRY…CHILTON…ELMORE…COOSA AND  TALLAPOOSA. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS MAY BE NEEDED ON WEDNESDAY.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE COMPLETED DAMAGE SURVEYS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY AND HAVE FOUND
EVIDENCE OF TWO DISTINCT TORNADO PATHS. SPORADIC WIND DAMAGE WAS  ALSO NOTED BETWEEN THE TWO TORNADO PATHS ALONG THE SAME SUPERCELL  TRACK.

…KOFFMAN TORNADO…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 140
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3257/-87.6579 AT 242 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3305/-87.6526 AT 243 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.45
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 400

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE JUST EAST OF AL HWY 171 IN THE KOFFMAN AREA AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-3 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AL HWY 171 AND KOFFMAN RANCH RD WHERE APPROXIMATELY TWO DOZEN PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND ORIENTED IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST DESTROYING ONE OUTBUILDING ALONG KOFFMAN SPUR. JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF KOFFMAN SPUR…A BARN WAS DESTROYED AND THE ENTIRE ROOF WAS TORN OFF OF A WELL-CONSTRUCTED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO LIFTED BEFORE REACHING CARROLL CREEK. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.46 MILES LONG AND WAS 400 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

…WATERMELON RD TORNADO…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 115
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3961/-87.4440 AT 300 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.4038/-87.4395 AT 301 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.56
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM. WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED THE DAMAGE JUST WEST OF THE BLACK WARRIOR RIVER ALONG WATERMELON RD AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF-2 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT A QUARTER MILE WEST OF WATERMELON RD SNAPPING AND UPROOTING A FEW SMALL PINE TREES. FROM THERE…THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND HIT A HUNTING CAMP WHERE APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SMALL PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND EIGHT CAMPERS WERE
ROLLED. THREE OF THE CAMPERS WERE DESTROYED AND THE OTHER FIVE RECEIVED DIFFERING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING WATERMELON RD WHERE IT SNAPPED 3 WOODEN H-FRAME TRANSMISSION LINES BEFORE LIFTING JUST TO THE EAST OF WATERMELON RD. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.56 MILES LONG AND WAS 300 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

…JEFFERSON COUNTY…

THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT SPAWNED TWO TORNADOES IN NORTH CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY MOVED EASTWARD INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY PRODUCING ADDITIONAL TORNADO AND STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY. A SURVEY TEAM WENT TO THE
HARDEST HIT AREAS TODAY AND DID CONFIRM AN EF-3 TORNADO STRUCK THE TOWN OF CLAY. WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED AROUND 150 MPH. METEOROLOGISTS WILL BE SURVEYING THE ENTIRE STORM TRACK ON TUESDAY TO DETERMINE THE PATH LENGTH AND WIDTH OF A POSSIBLE LONG TRACK  TORNADO ACROSS NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. AT THIS TIME…TWO  FATALITIES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY ALONG THE STORM  TRACK.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS…AS SURVEY TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Monday Evening Forecast Discussion…More Storms Ahead…5:25 PM Update

A good Monday afternoon to you! This is a tragic day in Alabama’s history with a dangerous overnight tornado outbreak. The loss of life and property is high. While the loss of life was much less than April 27th, I consider anyone being killed in severe weather to be significant. Fortunately, this afternoon was very nice and sunny. The nice conditions really helped out on the recovery effort in the tornado disaster areas. We often have very cold air behind these types of storm systems, but today’s system was different. Highs this afternoon reached the 70s in many areas under a mostly sunny sky.

Temperatures will get chilly tonight, with a low in the upper 30s. Skies will remain partly cloudy through tonight and clouds will likely increase on Tuesday as another storm system approaches from the west. We continue under this very progressive weather pattern, so more changes are likely. Temperatures will remain warm during the afternoon and cool at night through Wednesday. Look for highs to top out in the upper 60s to lower 70s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The shortwave trough will slowly approach from the west and showers could begin as early as Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A surface low will develop along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday and move northeast into central Alabama on Thursday. Since this low is tracking right across the area, the risk of severe weather is fairly low. If the low tracks further north of the area, and warmer, more unstable air makes it into our west and central Alabama counties, the risk may increase a bit. We’ll continue to watch model data over the next couple of days and make changes if needed. Skies will become mostly cloudy Tuesday evening and remain mostly cloudy to cloudy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The slow moving system will bring lots of rain to our area on Wednesday, Thursday and early on Friday. If we have any strong to severe storms, the best bet of that would happen on Thursday.

The trough deepens up a bit across the eastern US, temperatures will cool on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs will return into the upper 50s and lower 60s for much of the area. Some data cools us off even more on Sunday and Monday, with highs in the middle to upper 50s. Skies will become mostly sunny next weekend. Lows will likely return below freezing over the weekend.

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Looking Back at All Damage Reports from This Morning…Monday Update 4:45pm

Here’s a list of the damage reports below from last night’s severe weather outbreak. This is an updated list, so it now includes most all of the damage reported across central and west Alabama.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
315 PM CST MON JAN 23 2012

..TIME…   …EVENT…      …CITY LOCATION…     …LAT.LON…
..DATE…   ….MAG….      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
            ..REMARKS..

0225 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ESE GORDO             33.28N 87.82W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   PUBLIC         

            TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 140 AND HOLEMAN CHURCH ROAD. TIME
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0240 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N LAKE LURLEEN STATE  33.34N 87.69W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   PUBLIC         

            HUGE TREES DOWN ON STATE HIGHWAY 171 NEAR CRAWFORD DRIVE.
            POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0245 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S LAKE TUSCALOOSA BIN 33.35N 87.61W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   PUBLIC         

            LARGE TREES DOWN BLOCKING THE ROADWAY ON LARRY LAKE
            ROAD…AS WELL AS A ROOF RIPPED OFF A HOME IN THE MOUNT
            OLIVE AREA OF COKER.

0245 AM     TORNADO          3 S LAKE TUSCALOOSA BIN 33.35N 87.61W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   PUBLIC         

            TORNADO SPOTTED ON THE GROUND ON LAKE TUSCALOOSA TIERCE
            PATTON ROAD.

0309 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NE LAKE LURLEEN STATE 33.33N 87.63W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF REPORTED OFF A HOME ON GRAY DRIVE IN THE MOUNT OLIVE
            COMMUNITY. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0320 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LIVINGSTON              32.60N 88.19W
01/23/2012                   SUMTER             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            SEVERAL TREES BLOWN WERE DOWN AND A SHED DESTROYED.

0323 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW SHORT CREEK        33.50N 87.16W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            REPORTS OF TREES DOWN AND POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR
            SMITHVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH ON TOADVINE ROAD NEAR OAK
            GROVE. POSSIBLE TORNADO. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0324 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ON TAYLORS FERRY ROAD.

0343 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W OAK GROVE           33.46N 87.18W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN BLOCKING CAMP OLIVER ROAD BY STRINGFELLOW HILL
            ROAD WEST OF OAK GROVE.

0400 AM     TORNADO          3 E FULTONDALE          33.62N 86.74W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            PAWNEE VILLAGE ROAD COMPLETELY IMPASSIBLE IN TARRANT.

0400 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            STRUCTURE DAMAGE AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN THE 8800
            BLOCK OF TAYLORS FERRY ROAD. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0400 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            TREES DOWN ACROSS TAYLORS FERRY ROAD. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0405 AM     HAIL             CENTER POINT            33.64N 86.68W
01/23/2012  E1.00 INCH       JEFFERSON          AL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN CENTER POINT.

0410 AM     TORNADO          CLAY                    33.70N 86.60W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            SEVERAL HOMES DESTROYED IN THE PARADISE VALLEY AREA IN
            CLAY. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0411 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CENTER POINT            33.64N 86.68W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
            IN CENTER POINT. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0415 AM     TORNADO          3 NW TRUSSVILLE         33.67N 86.64W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREES DOWN AND DAMAGE TO HOMES NEAR BALBOA COURT.

0417 AM     TORNADO          MARGARET                33.69N 86.47W
01/23/2012                   ST. CLAIR          AL   PUBLIC         

            PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO ON ROULAIN ROAD IN THE MARGARET
            COMMUNITY.

0427 AM     TORNADO          4 NE TRUSSVILLE         33.68N 86.54W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE REPORTED IN TRUSSVILLE WITH
            MULTIPLE TREES DOWNED.

0429 AM     TORNADO          5 SSW SPRINGVILLE       33.71N 86.51W
01/23/2012                   ST. CLAIR          AL   PUBLIC         

            MAJOR STRUCTUAL DAMAGE REPORTED ON OLD SPRINGVILLE ROAD.
            INJURIES UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

0436 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SPROTT                  32.68N 87.22W
01/23/2012                   PERRY              AL   PARK/FOREST SRVC

            POSSIBLE TORNADO – CR HWY 183- MANY TREES BLOCKING HWY
            SPROTT TO SR 82 – OAKMULGEE DAMAGE AS WELL

0437 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW SPROTT             32.72N 87.29W
01/23/2012                   PERRY              AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN BLOCKING THE ROADWAY ON THE
            INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 5 AND COUNTY ROAD 16.
            POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0450 AM     TORNADO          FULTONDALE              33.62N 86.80W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MAJOR STUCTURAL DAMAGE REPORTED NEAR THE 500 BLOCK OF
            U.S. HIGHWAY 31 IN FULTONDALE.

0505 AM     TORNADO          MAPLESVILLE             32.79N 86.88W
01/23/2012                   CHILTON            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            MAJOR STRUCTUAL DAMAGE REPORTED IN MAPLESVILLE WITH
            PEOPLE TRAPPED IN HOMES.

0537 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 ENE CHILDERSBURG      33.30N 86.29W
01/23/2012                   TALLADEGA          AL   911 CALL CENTER

            ONE HOME HAD ONE-FIFTH OF ITS ROOF PEELED OFF. A DOZEN
            PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED NEAR LEE ROAD AND HIGHWAY 76.
            POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0547 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ENE CHILDERSBURG      33.31N 86.28W
01/23/2012                   TALLADEGA          AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ON ALABAMA HIGHWAY 76 NEAR
            DESOTO CAVERNS PARK.

0712 AM     TORNADO          4 W CLANTON             32.83N 86.70W
01/23/2012                   CHILTON            AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            WKLF RADIO STUDIO DESTROYED…AND 302 FOOT TRANSMISSION
            TOWER WAS TOPPLED AT THE INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY
            22 AND COUNTY ROAD 37.

0741 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WIND CREEK STATE PARK   32.86N 85.94W
01/23/2012                   TALLAPOOSA         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 63 SOUTH NEAR WIND
            CREEK STATE PARK.

0801 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNW MILLBROOK         32.53N 86.39W
01/23/2012                   ELMORE             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN…AS WELL AS FENCES
            DOWN AND METAL BUILDINGS RIPPED APART. MORE TREES AND
            POWER LINES ALSO DOWNED ALONG ALABAMA HIGHWAY 14 TO THE
            TOWN OF ELMORE.

0945 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 NE BIG SPRINGS        33.29N 85.30W
01/23/2012                   RANDOLPH           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES THAT A CULVERT ON COUNTY
            ROAD 622 IS WASHED OUT.

1015 AM     FLOOD            2 N NEW SITE            33.06N 85.78W
01/23/2012                   TALLAPOOSA         AL   911 CALL CENTER

            FEW ROADS IN THE AREA BETWEEN NEW SITE AND GOLDVILLE
            FLOODED.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

EF-3 Tornado In Clay…Jefferson County. Monday Update 4:30 PM

…UPDATE FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY TORNADO…

METEOROLOGISTS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL SURVEYING NUMEROUS COUNTIES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO CONFIRM TORNADO DAMAGE.  SURVEY TEAMS ARE SCHEDULED FOR TUSCALOOSA…JEFFERSON…CALHOUN AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES TODAY.  OTHER DAMAGE AREAS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AREAS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL BE SURVEYED ON TUESDAY.

TEAM ONE:   JEFFERSON COUNTY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM WILL BE SURVEYING THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO DETERMINE THE PATH LENGTH AND WIDTH OF A LONG TRACK TORNADO THAT CROSSED THROUGH NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. METEOROLOGISTS WENT TO THE HARDEST HIT AREAS TODAY AND DID CONFIRM AN EF-3 TORNADO STRUCK THE TOWN OF CLAY.  WIND SPEEDS FROM THIS TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED AT 150 MPH.

TEAM TWO: TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTING SURVEYS IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY. A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM FORMED OVER THE COUNTY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND PRODUCED DAMAGE  OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY.

TEAM THREE: ST. CLAIR AND CALHOUN COUNTIES

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTING SURVEYS IN ST. CLAIR AND CALHOUN COUNTIES TODAY. A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM FORMED OVER THE COUNTY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND PRODUCED DAMAGE OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY  THROUGH THE DAY…AS SURVEYS TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Nice Sunrise After A Horrible Night of Severe Weather… Monday Update 7:30 AM

I captured this image from our Tuscaloosa Towercam this morning, as the clouds start to break up and the sun starts to peak out. Be sure to scroll down for the latest updates on last night’s event.

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Looking Back At Severe Weather Reports… Monday Update 6:45am

Here’s many of the storm reports as of 6am this morning. This list may change through the day as new reports come in… Above is the 6:45am Radar. You can see the activity is pretty much out of our entire area.  Storms are still happening over parts of Marengo, Perry and Chilton County, but will end there over the next 30 minutes.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
611 AM CST MON JAN 23 2012

4 confirmed fatalies 1 in clay 3 in oak grove in jefferson county, with numerous injuries. This is part of a long track supercell that produced damage in central Tuscaloosa County and east through Jefferson County. Below are other reports. Please keep our friends affected by the tornadoes in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with a bad situation.

..TIME…   …EVENT…      …CITY LOCATION…     …LAT.LON…
..DATE…   ….MAG….      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

BMX: 4 W Clanton [Chilton Co, AL] amateur radio reports TORNADO at 07:12 AM CST — wklf radio studio destroyed…and 302 foot transmission tower was toppled at the intersection of alabama highway 22 and county road 37.
           

0225 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ESE GORDO             33.28N 87.82W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   PUBLIC         

            TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 140 AND HOLEMAN CHURCH ROAD. TIME
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0309 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NE LAKE LURLEEN STATE 33.33N 87.63W
01/23/2012                   TUSCALOOSA         AL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF REPORTED OFF A HOME ON GRAY DRIVE IN THE MOUNT OLIVE
            COMMUNITY. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0323 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW SHORT CREEK        33.50N 87.16W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            REPORTS OF TREES DOWN AND POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR
            SMITHVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH ON TOADVINE ROAD NEAR OAK
            GROVE. POSSIBLE TORNADO. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0324 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ON TAYLORS FERRY ROAD.

0343 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W OAK GROVE           33.46N 87.18W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN BLOCKING CAMP OLIVER ROAD BY STRINGFELLOW HILL
            ROAD WEST OF OAK GROVE.

0400 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            STRUCTURE DAMAGE AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN THE 8800
            BLOCK OF TAYLORS FERRY ROAD. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0400 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW SHORT CREEK        33.51N 87.14W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            TREES DOWN ACROSS TAYLORS FERRY ROAD. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0400 AM     TORNADO          3 E FULTONDALE          33.62N 86.74W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            PAWNEE VILLAGE ROAD COMPLETELY IMPASSIBLE IN TARRANT.

0405 AM     HAIL             CENTER POINT            33.64N 86.68W
01/23/2012  E1.00 INCH       JEFFERSON          AL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN CENTER POINT.

0410 AM     TORNADO          CLAY                    33.70N 86.60W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            SEVERAL HOMES DESTROYED IN THE PARADISE VALLEY AREA IN
            CLAY. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0411 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CENTER POINT            33.64N 86.68W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   AMATEUR RADIO  

            EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
            IN CENTER POINT. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0415 AM     TORNADO          3 NW TRUSSVILLE         33.67N 86.64W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREES DOWN AND DAMAGE TO HOMES NEAR BALBOA COURT.

0417 AM     TORNADO          MARGARET                33.69N 86.47W
01/23/2012                   ST. CLAIR          AL   PUBLIC         

            PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO ON ROULAIN ROAD IN THE MARGARET
            COMMUNITY.

0427 AM     TORNADO          4 NE TRUSSVILLE         33.68N 86.54W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   PUBLIC         

            MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE REPORTED IN TRUSSVILLE WITH
            MULTIPLE TREES DOWNED.

0429 AM     TORNADO          5 SSW SPRINGVILLE       33.71N 86.51W
01/23/2012                   ST. CLAIR          AL   PUBLIC         

            MAJOR STRUCTUAL DAMAGE REPORTED ON OLD SPRINGVILLE ROAD.
            INJURIES UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

0437 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW SPROTT             32.72N 87.29W
01/23/2012                   PERRY              AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN BLOCKING THE ROADWAY ON THE
            INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 5 AND COUNTY ROAD 16.
            POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0450 AM     TORNADO          FULTONDALE              33.62N 86.80W
01/23/2012                   JEFFERSON          AL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MAJOR STUCTURAL DAMAGE REPORTED NEAR THE 500 BLOCK OF
            U.S. HIGHWAY 31 IN FULTONDALE.

0505 AM     TORNADO          MAPLESVILLE             32.79N 86.88W
01/23/2012                   CHILTON            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            MAJOR STRUCTUAL DAMAGE REPORTED IN MAPLESVILLE WITH
            PEOPLE TRAPPED IN HOMES.

0547 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ENE CHILDERSBURG      33.31N 86.28W
01/23/2012                   TALLADEGA          AL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ON ALABAMA HIGHWAY 76 NEAR
            DESOTO CAVERNS PARK.

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Severe Weather Outbreak is Over… Monday Update 6:30 AM

Here’s the latest radar across central Alabama. The line of strong to severe storms are moving out of our area now, and stable air is moving in. There will be no more issues of severe weather for the rest of the day.

This has been a bad night of severe weather issues, with several tornadoes and damaging winds. There’s lots of damage in parts of the are, with reports of numerous injuries and some fatalities in parts of central Alabama. The hardest hit areas include Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Perry, Chilton and Sumter County. Be sure to scroll down for the latest reports from the NWS office in Birmingham.

If you have an severe weather pictures or damage, tag us on facebook. Look us up by searching weather@wvuatv.com or WVUA-TV Weather. Also, you can e-mail reports and damage pictures to us by weather@wvuatv.com.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com