More Nice West Alabama Sunset Pictures! – 8:15PM Thursday Update

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These are sunsets around west Alabama taken by viewers. Taken by: Kristopher Montgomery, Andy Norris, Jayme Guthrie, Mary Hewett, Pam Flowers, Katie Michelle Davis, and Tina Hope.

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Rain Moving Out…A Little Cooler, Then Warmer Next Week. Thursday Evening Forecast Discussion – 6:15 PM

 

A good Thursday evening to you! The final batch of shower and thunderstorms are working through parts of the area this evening, as a cold front moves in from the northwest. The storms are below severe limits and should stay that way through the rest of the evening. If you get any additional rain at your house, it won’t last long, and all rain will be out of the area by 10pm.

Temperatures will drop some behind the front, with lows in the lower to middle 40s tonight. Some spots could reach the upper 30s north of Fayette and Jasper, but we will all stay well above freezing. Skies will gradually go clear late tonight. Friday will feature a nice day, with afternoon highs near 60 degrees. The trough will slowly deepen over the weekend, which will continue to drop a bit. Look for highs in the upper 50s on Saturday and Sunday. Lows will fall into the upper 20s Sunday and Monday morning. A surface high will move across the southeast over the weekend, which will keep skies sunny.

We will continue this very progressive pattern, so the eastern US trough will continue to move east and should be out of our area first thing next week. As heights increase, temperatures will also increase. Look for highs to reach the lower 60s on Monday and middle to upper 60s on Tuesday. A south wind will also aid in the warming process. As moisture increases, temperatures at night will also increase. Look for temperatures back in the 40s at night by Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Skies will become mostly cloudy on Wednesday and Thursday as a weak cold front moves into the area. Some showers will also move into the area at some point on Wednesday and last through Thursday. So far, there are no signs of any very cold weather ahead. We’ll keep an eye on the forecast trends through the weekend and into next week.

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11 Tornadoes Total Found Monday Morning’s Damage…New Update 5:35pm Thursday

Here’s the latest national weather service findings on Monday morning’s tornado outbreak. There have now been 11 tornadoes found within central Alabama’s damage.
TORNADO #1…KOFFMAN TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA)…

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.

TORNADO #2…PANOLA TORNADO (SUMTER)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.9287/-88.2364 AT 236 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.9316/-88.2312 AT 237 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 0.36
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 100

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 223 AM UNTIL 315 AM.
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

TORNADO #3…WATERMELON ROAD TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA)…

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.

TORNADO #4…OAK GROVE TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA AND JEFFERSON)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 130
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NA/1
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.4316/-87.3071 AT 309 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.5290/-87.1405 AT 327 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 13.00
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 880

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 231 AM UNTIL 315 AM.
A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 302 AM UNTIL 345 AM.

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

TORNADO #5…PARKER TORNADO (SUMTER)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 75
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.6567/-88.1705 AT 321 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.6718/-88.1639 AT 324 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1.1
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 304 AM UNTIL 345 AM.
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #7 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM UNTIL 6 AM.

TORNADO #6…CENTER POINT TORNADO (JEFFERSON AND ST CLAIR)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 150
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 100/1
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.6228/-86.7411 AT 358 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.7197/-86.4963 AT 420 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 15.5
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 800

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 332 AM UNTIL 430 AM.
A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 415 AM UNTIL 515 AM.

TORNADO #7…COUNTY ROAD 7 TORNADO (PERRY)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 110
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.7068/-87.3096 AT 433 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.7216/-87.2786 AT 437 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.1
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT BEGINNING AT 333 AM.
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

TORNADO #8…MAPLESVILLE (PERRY AND CHILTON)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 130
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 1 INJ
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.7159/-87.2748 AT 437 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.8764/-86.6322 AT 530 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 39.5
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 880

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT BEGINNING AT 427 AM.
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

TORNADO #9…DE SOTO CAVERNS TORNADO (TALLADEGA)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 70-80
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.2957/-86.2951 AT 535 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   33.3219/-86.2091 AT 541 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 5.4
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50

WARNINGS: A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 524 AM UNTIL 615 AM.
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

TORNADO #10…ENTERPRISE TORNADO (CHILTON)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 105-110
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:32.7288/-86.6329 AT 636 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.7657/-86.5886 AT 640 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 3.67
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 500

TORNADO #11…NORTH MILLBROOK TORNADO (ELMORE)…

EVENT DATE: JANUARY 23, 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 32.5209/-86.4119 AT 748 AM
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES:   32.5309/-86.3437 AT 755 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 4.02
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200

WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #11 WAS IN EFFECT FROM 245 AM UNTIL 10 AM.

STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE (TALLAPOOSA)…

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Amazing Tuscaloosa Sunset! – Thursday Update 5:15pm

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Check out this amazing sunset captured from out Tuscaloosa Towercam. We’re looking west southwest over Byrant-Denny Stadium.

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Radar Update…Strong Storms Possible – 4:45pm Thursday

Much of the morning has featured heavy rain and strong to severe storms. Much of the area was ok, but Uniontown dealt with some significant wind damage. Here’s the report from the EMA office in Perry County: Uniontown [Perry Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 10:55 AM CST — 10 homes received damage on church street in uniontown. 4 homes received significant damage with one home shifted off its foundation. possible tornado. There was no warning with that storm.

Radar shows more storms developing along a cold front this afternoon. The atmosphere is worked over from the morning rain, so I don’t expect these storms to grow out of hand. We’ll watch the radar through this evening incase anything reaches severe limits. The best chance of that to happen will be along and north of Interstate 20/59.  The front will move into west Alabama in the next couple of hours and will bring an end to any shower and thunderstorm activity after 8pm.

Cooler air returns for the weekend.

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Damage in Perry County – Thursday Update 4:10 pm

Here’s the only damage report in west Alabama. According to the EMA, the damage is significant.

Uniontown [Perry Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 10:55 AM CST — 10 homes received damage on church street in uniontown. 4 homes received significant damage with one home shifted off its foundation. possible tornado.

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Isolated Strong Storms Through 8PM Thursday… 3:45pm Update

Here’s the latest look at Radar. A band of showers and storms are developing along a cold front in Central Mississippi. These storms will impact areas along and north of Interstate 20/59 this afternoon through around 8pm. The atmosphere is really worked over from the morning and early afternoon storms, so I don’t expect anything to get out of hand. A stray storm may reach severe limits, but that should be it. Don’t expect a long duration of heavy rain, as this band will remain thin and move through quickly.

Cooler air will arrive this evening once the front passes. Temperatures won’t be overly cold behind the front; in-fact, temperatures will likely stay in the 60s to upper 50s through the weekend. Skies will also become sunny tomorrow and remain sunny through Monday.

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Heavy Rain, Flooding Issues, Severe Weather… Thursday Update 11:20am

We’re getting reports of street flooding in some areas, so take it easy on the roads. If you have to drive, don’t cross flooded roads! You never know what’s under the layer of water or how deep it is. Trust me, I’ve been there before and nearly flooded my truck. Some roads and creeks will flood this morning and early afternoon, but the main issues will be minor.

The batch of heavy rain is slowly moving east, and rain has ended for parts of southwest Alabama. The severe weather threat is also moving east and has now passed east of Marengo, Hale, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County. There is still a low threat through the early afternoon for areas east of Centreville, and Marion. The main activity is moving into the Montgomery area, where a small spin up tornado or damaging wind gust is still possible. There’s a tornado watch until 5pm for much of central Alabama, but that watch will be trimmed east as the line moves east. Instability levels remain far too low for any major issues today in our area.

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Severe Weather Threat is Moving East… Thursday Update 11am

Here’s the latest radar look. Anywhere west of that white line, the threat of severe weather is over. To the east, there’s still a tornado watch until 5pm this afternoon, but the threat will continue to shift east through the morning and early afternoon and should be east of Interstate 65 by 2pm. There’s plenty of wind shear in the area to spin up weak tornadoes, but instability is lacking. This will keep the updrafts weak and prevent numerous tornadoes from developing. There could be a quick spin up tornado east of a line from Thomaston to Greensboro to Centreville. If you live along Interstate 20/59, just expect rain and some thunder. There will be no issues with severe weather in that area. The main concern is shifting into the Montgomery area now. 

Much of the area will continue to deal with moderate to heavy rain for the next couple of hours, but the back edge of the rain is moving into Marengo and Sumter Counties now. Look for storm totals to reach 1 to 3 inches in many spots, which will cause some minor river and creek flooding issues.

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New Tornado Watch Until 5 p.m. – Thursday 10 a.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 18 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON             
COOSA                 DALLAS                ELMORE              
LOWNDES               MONTGOMERY            PERRY               
SHELBY                ST. CLAIR             TALLADEGA           

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN               CHAMBERS              CLAY                
CLEBURNE              LEE                   MACON               
RANDOLPH              RUSSELL               TALLAPOOSA          

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR               BULLOCK               PIKE                

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

HALE                  MARENGO              

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ALEXANDER CITY…
ANNISTON…ASHLAND…AUBURN…BRENT…CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…
COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT…GREENSBORO…
HEFLIN…JACKSONVILLE…LANETT…LINDEN…LINEVILLE…
LOWNDESBORO…MARION…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…MOODY…
MOUNDVILLE…OPELIKA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…PHENIX CITY…
PRATTVILLE…ROANOKE…ROCKFORD…SELMA…SYLACAUGA…TALLADEGA…
TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…UNIONTOWN…
VALLEY AND WETUMPKA.