Look Back at Storm Reports… Thursday Update – 6:30pm

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As of 6:30pm, we’re looking at some rain and thunder across west and central Alabama. The risk of severe weather has ended, so expect nothing more than rain for the rest of the evening. Rain will graudually end from west to east through the evening hours. Here’s a look back at the storm reports from Today’s weather event…

(1:23 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 4 SSW Ethelsville [Pickens Co, AL] trained spotter reports TORNADO at 12:57 PM CDT — trees and power lines down along pine grove road near the pine grove community. radar indicated tornado.

(2:13 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Fayette [Fayette Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND DMG at 02:03 PM CDT — a tree and pole pole blown down on 7th street se.

2:18 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 4 SSW Ethelsville [Pickens Co, AL] trained spotter reports TORNADO at 12:57 PM CDT — trees and power lines down along pine grove road near the pine grove community. state police report damage to one house and possibly a second house…and a large number of trees down along cr 75. radar indicated tornado.

nwsbot (2:18 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Fayette [Fayette Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND DMG at 02:03 PM CDT — a tree and power pole blown down on 7th street se.

(2:25 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 1 E Fayette [Fayette Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 02:00 PM CDT — power lines down along 7th street ne and also across from walmart. time estimated from radar.

(2:58 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 3 SE Glen Allen [Fayette Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 02:30 PM CDT — tree down on house along cr 53n. time estimated from radar.

(3:30 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 4 WNW Carbon Hill [Walker Co, AL] public reports TSTM WND DMG at 02:43 PM CDT — trees down blocking road near intersection of nauvoo and nix roads. time estimated from radar.

(3:58 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 1 N Nesmith [Winston Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 03:25 PM CDT — unknown structural damage along cr 45 near cr 3734 with possible injuries. time estimated from radar.

4:14 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 3 NNW Talladega [Talladega Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 03:59 PM CDT — power lines down on peters road off hwy 77.

(6:16 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: Montevallo [Shelby Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 05:15 PM CDT — multiple trees down on cr 155 between cr 200 and cr 18 in montevallo…at least ten down across the roadway.

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Severe Weather Risk Ending… Nice Weekend Ahead! – Thursday Update – 4:30pm

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As of 4:30pm Thursday, the severe weather risk has ended for west Alabama. The squall line at that point was lined up from Birmingham to Centreville to Marion. As the line moves east, the risk of isoalted severe storms will also move east. Areas west of I-65 will not have any more severe weather issues today. West Alabama will continue to deal with rain through sunset, but the back edge of the rain will end just after sunset for areas west of I-65.

In east Alabama, an isolated severe storm or two is still possible. In that threat area, expect the chance of some wind damage and an isolated tornado, but the chance of severe weather is dropping…

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Dry days are in the forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Highs will cool into the lower 70s on Friday and middle 70s on Saturday. The weather is looking great to start off the weekend. Overnight lows will remain rather cool, with temperatures in the 40s tonight, Friday night and Saturday night.

Clouds will increase on Sunday and Monday, with a good chance of showers on Monday. Temperatures will continue to warm and will reach the lower 80s on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s rain chance will be in response to a weak disturbance tracking across the northern Gulf. There are no severe weather chances with that system…

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Severe Weather Threat Ending for West Alabama

Severe Weather Threat Ending for West Alabama

The severe weather risk is ending across many areas of western Alabama as the squall line has moved to the east. Temperatures are rapidly dropping behind the line of storms as the cold front moves to the east.

Right now, it’s 73 degrees in Birmingham and 63 in Tuscaloosa! That’s a ten degree difference over only about fifty miles.

Moderate rain will be likely over the next several hours, and of course we can’t rule out a rumble of thunder, but the severe weather risk is ending rapidly over west Alabama. Isolated severe weather will be possible over portions of southern and eastern Alabama before the front moves through. The main threat will be damaging straight-line winds. We can’t rule out an isolated tornado but it seems like that threat is diminishing.

Thanks for making WVUA your choice for news and weather. We’ll keep you posted with the latest. Don’t forget to join Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott tonight at 4, 5, 6, and 10 for the latest weather information.

Spinks Megginson
WVUA Weather Intern

Many Severe Thunderstorm Warnings; Tornado Warning Cancelled

Many Severe Thunderstorm Warnings; Tornado Warning Cancelled

JUST IN: The tornado warning for Winston County has been cancelled. The tornado warning for Morgan and Lawrence counties remains in effect as of the time of this writing.

We have quite a few severe thunderstorm warnings, all due to the squall line moving across the state of Alabama. (Squall lines are technically called QLCS; quasi-linear convective system as it’s called in the professional weather world)

Parts of Marengo, Walker, Winston, Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan counties are all under a severe thunderstorm warning. Straight-line damaging winds are the main threat as this squall line passes for areas that are included in these warnings.

I would encourage you to take severe thunderstorm warnings SERIOUSLY. Just because a tornado warning is not in effect doesn’t mean you can’t have damage. We’ve had several instances already today of trees being blown down.

We’ll keep you posted.

Spinks Megginson
WVUA Weather Intern

Tornado Warning: Winston, Morgan, Lawrence

Tornado Warning: Winston, Morgan, Lawrence

Above is a view of the velocity data from the NEXRAD radar in Birmingham, AL. The velocity display tells meteorologists which way (in relation to the radar) and how quickly objects are moving in the atmosphere. In this case, we see rotation in Winston County.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for portions of Winston County in northern Alabama. People in Double Springs and Addison should seek shelter NOW. Also, the National Weather Service office in Huntsville has placed portions of Lawrence and Morgan counties under a tornado warning for this same storm.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
317 PM CDT THU APR 11 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT

* AT 316 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR CORINTH REC AREA…OR 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
ARLEY…AND MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ADDISON…MORELAND…INMANFIELD…BRUSHY LAKE…GRAYSON AND UPSHAW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

Spinks Megginson
WVUA Weather Intern

Tuscaloosa Weather Update

Tuscaloosa Weather Update

A quick check of the radar over the Tuscaloosa area shows the worst of the squall line is now over us. The weather will improve after the squall line passes, however we still will have moderate rain throughout the afternoon and evening. After the squall line passes, the severe weather risk will end.

Stay tuned! Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott will have the latest on First at Four on WVUA-TV. Join us then! Of course, if we have any tornado warnings for our covered counties, we’ll break in to programming and bring you the latest information on air.

Spinks Megginson
WVUA Weather Intern

Live Update NOW on WVUA-TV: Squall Line Moving Across Alabama

We are LIVE right now on WVUA-TV. Join Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott for tower cam views, a radar update, and a look at weather across the state.

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Below is a look at the view of the radar across the state. A squall line is set to move through mostly all parts of Alabama over the coming hours. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, a tornado watch continues for a lot of counties across the state.

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Stay tuned for updates!

 

Spinks Megginson

WVUA Weather Intern