Lots of Severe Weather Reports! Active Tuesday… Tuesday Update 5:40pm

Good Tuesday afternoon to you! The 5:41pm radar shows things calming down a bit in west Alabama, but severe storms are still developing to the east of I-65 and northeast of Montgomery. These cells are moving northeast at 30mph.

Here’s a look back at all of the severe weather reports issued by the National Weather Service in Birmingham. These are official National Weather Service reports.

(4:05:07 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Moundville [Hale Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 03:35 PM CDT — several trees and power lines blown down in hale county. some of these trees were blocking roadways.
(4:15:25 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Carrollton [Pickens Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND GST of E50 MPH at 03:45 PM CDT — winds 50 mph and possibly a bit higher. no reports of damage.
(4:19:11 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Coker [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:08 PM CDT — a small tree was blown down and smashed a fence.
(4:20:14 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Montgomery [Montgomery Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND GST of M43 MPH at 04:14 PM CDT —
(4:23:51 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:23 PM CDT — several trees and power lines blown down in tuscaloosa and in other parts of the county.
(4:28:58 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Millbrook [Elmore Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:18 PM CDT — one tree down on a home in millbrook. several reports of winds around 45 mph.
(4:31:38 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND GST of M65 MPH at 03:02 PM CDT — hand held anemometer measured 65 mph winds on hackberry lane.
(4:37:39 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Clanton [Chilton Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:34 PM CDT — several trees and power lines were blown down in and around clanton.
(4:39:35 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Moores Bridge [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:35 PM CDT — a few trees were blown down near the tuscaloosa and fayette county line on highway 171.
(4:40:47 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Northport [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND GST of M52 MPH at 04:16 PM CDT —
(4:42:54 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:25 PM CDT — several trees were blown down on the university of alabama campus..
(4:45:24 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Wetumpka [Elmore Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:13 PM CDT — a few trees were blown down in and around wetumpka. winds estimated at 45 mph.
(4:47:19 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Millbrook [Elmore Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:08 PM CDT — *** 1 inj *** a patio cover was blown down and injured the resident. minor damage to the home. winds estimated at 45 mph.
(4:49:23 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Northport [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:17 PM CDT — a few small trees were blown down in northport.
(4:50:12 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND GST of M65.00 MPH at 03:02 PM CDT — hand held anemometer measured 65 mph winds on hackberry lane.
(4:50:12 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Carrollton [Pickens Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND GST of E50.00 MPH at 03:45 PM CDT — winds 50 mph and possibly a bit higher. no reports of damage.
(4:50:12 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Montgomery [Montgomery Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND GST of M43.00 MPH at 04:14 PM CDT —
(4:50:12 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Northport [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND GST of M52.00 MPH at 04:16 PM CDT —
(5:05:22 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Cottondale [Tuscaloosa Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND DMG at 04:13 PM CDT — a few trees were blown down in and around cottondale.
(5:14:20 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Alabaster [Shelby Co, AL] trained spotter reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:10 PM CDT — trees and power lines down on independence drive.
(5:15:53 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Tallassee [Elmore Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:11 PM CDT — a tree was blown down in the friendship community.
(5:22:01 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Eclectic [Elmore Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:09 PM CDT — one tree blown down in eclectic.
(5:25:21 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Columbiana [Shelby Co, AL] amateur radio reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:22 PM CDT — trees and power lines blown down near the dollar general in columbiana.
(5:34:06 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Westover [Shelby Co, AL] amateur radio reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:25 PM CDT — a large tree was blown down on highway 55 and was blocking the roadway.
(5:35:29 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Chelsea [Shelby Co, AL] amateur radio reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:25 PM CDT — a large tree was blown down on highway 32 and was blocking the roadway.

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Severe Weather…Much Needed Rain…Tuesday Update 5:20pm

Good Tuesday afternoon to you! As of 5pm, severe weather issues have shifted to areas north of HWY 82, where numerous severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for parts of central Alabama. There was a reported wind gust of 65mph in the city of Tuscaloosa. Lots of trees are down across west and central Alabama due to this nasty complex of storms. Alabama Power reports over 9,000 people without power in west Alabama, and nearly 5,000 are out of power in Tuscaloosa alone… The storms are starting to weaken a bit as they move northeast.

Look for rain to gradually end from southwest to northeast across the area. Light to moderate rain is still falling over much of southwest Alabama right now, but that will come to an end after sunset. The risk of a few storms will continue tonight, but many spots will go dry after 10pm. Look for another big risk of showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Wind Damage in Tuscaloosa…UA Campus… Tuesday Update 4:45pm

Here’s a couple of wind damage pictures on the University of Alabama Campus. The batch of storms that moved through west and central Alabama has brought lots of wind damage across the area. Power is out and winds were estimated over 60 mph across the city of Tuscaloosa. There are numerous reports of trees and powerlines down across much of west and central Alabama. The severe weather threat has ended for areas along and south of HWY 82 for the evening.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Walker County Until 5:15pm Tuesday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
  NORTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…SOUTHERN WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 424 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  BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO BULL CITY TO WOODSTOCK JUNCTION…AND  MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… HUEYTOWN…BESSEMER…FAIRFIELD…HOOVER…CORDOVA…DORA…
  HOMEWOOD AND SUMITON.

THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 250 THROUGH 275… INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 33… US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 63 THROUGH 91… INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 97 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…

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE  ACROSS TUSCALOOSA COUNTY. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM  WINDOWS.

Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist

Severe T-storm Warning for Bibb, Shelby, Chilton Co Until 5pm Tuesday!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA…CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
  COOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…NORTHWESTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 412 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 EOLINE TO TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST TO BILLINGSLEY TO DEATSVILLE… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… CLANTON…JEMISON…MONTEVALLO…EQUALITY…CALERA…ROCKFORD…
  ALABASTER AND HELENA.

THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 200 THROUGH 242…

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND REPORTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH…AND REPORTS OF TREES DOWN. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Tuscaloosa County Until 4:30pm Tuesday

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
402 PM CDT TUE JUL 10 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 359 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 LAKE TUSCALOOSA BINION CREEK LANDING TO DEERLICK CREEK CAMPGROUNDS TO LAKE WILDWOOD TO COALING…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… VANCE…ABERNANT…LAKE VIEW…BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…BULL CITY…
  TANNEHILL IRONWORKS STATE PARK…EAST BROOKWOOD AND CAFFEE  JUNCTION.

THIS INCLUDES…INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 79 THROUGH 100…

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

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Radar Update 3pm Tuesday – Big Storms in West AL!

 
Good Tuesday afternoon! Big storms continue to track north northeast at 20 to 30 mph. At 3pm Tuesday, the storms were moving through Sumter, Greene, Hale and Marengo county. The storms are producing intense lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Much of west and central AL will deal with these storms through 10pm tonight. Some spots will remain dry. These storms may last an hour or do at your house, then move on. If you are outdoors and a storm moves into your area, go inside. Lightning is a weather killer! If the weather is dry at your house right now, you stand a good chance of getting a soaking this afternoon and evening.
 
The leading edge of the storms should reach HWY 82 from Reform to Tuscaloosa to Centreville between 4 and 5pm. Areas to the north of HWY 82 will deal with these organized showers and storms sometime near and after 5pm through sunset. While it’s hot now across much of the area, if you get rain this afternoon and evening, it will cool your temperatures off nicely.
 
The risk of scattered storms will continue at times tonight, but the risk of rain will drop off a bit after 10pm. Once this first batch of storms moves out, much of the area will catch a break from the rain for the rest of the night. More storms are likely at any time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We sure need the rain, and it looks like much of the area will deal with a good amount of rain between now and Friday. 
 
– Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist