Severe Weather Risk Quickly ending as of 11PM… Monday Night Update #alwx

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At 11pm, we’ve got a large batch of rain and storms passing across Alabama, but there are no active warnings in place. The storms have weakened below severe levels, so the main risk now is from heavy rain and isolated flash flooding. Sure, a storm in eastern Alabama could still produce a damaging wind gust or two between now and 3am, but an organized severe risk has ended for our area.

Areas generally near and west of I-65 will continue to deal with rain and thunder for much of the night, before coming to an end during the early morning hours of Tuesday. I’ve highlited an area above that stands the risk of an isolated wind damage gust or two for eastern Alabama through 3am. This includes cities such as Gadsden, Anniston, Talladega, Rockford and Lineville. As the storms pass through over these areas listed over the next few hours, they will be noisy and pack a punch, but the trend continues to be down-hill, which is great news!

If you live in areas like Cullman, Birmingham, Centreville, Jasper, Tuscaloosa, Marion, Linden, Demopolis, Livingston, Fayette, Vernon, and Hamilton, there is no longer a risk of severe weather and you can go to bed for the night.

We’ve had tons of wind damage from this event this afternoon and tonight, with 1 fatality being reported in Walker County. We’ll work on a list of reports and post it on the blog a little later…

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Tornado Watch for East Alabama until 6am CDT… Monday 11pm #alwx

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 543
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1145 PM EDT MON OCT 13 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EAST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
FLORIDA PANHANDLE
WESTERN GEORGIA
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 1145 PM
UNTIL 700 AM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PANAMA CITY
FLORIDA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 540…WW 541…WW 542…

DISCUSSION…A PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTIVE BAND IS EXPECTED TO PROGRESS
EWD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY AHEAD OF A
POTENT VORTICITY MAXIMUM EJECTING NEWD THROUGH THE LOWER MS VALLEY.
THE COMBINATION OF A MOIST…MARGINALLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS AND A
STRONGLY SHEARED KINEMATIC ENVIRONMENT WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF
EMBEDDED BOWING AND SUPERCELL STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND A COUPLE OF TORNADOES.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21030.
…MEAD

Severe Risk Is Moving East… Radar Update… Look Back at Storm Reports so Far… Monday Night Update – 10pm #alwx

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Good Monday evening! As of 10pm, the risk of severe weather has ended for far west Alabama, for cities such as Hamilton, Tuscaloosa, Jasper, Vernon, Fayette, Livingston, Demopolis, Eutaw, Reform and Greensboro. Areas east of Cullman, Cordova, Brookwood, Greensboro and Thomaston are still in a severe weather risk for the next few hours. The threat of damaging winds and an isolated tornado still exists for areas generally near and east of I-65. The risk of severe weather will end for everyone west of I-65 around the midnight hour.

Far east Alabama’s severe weather risk will end sometime around 3am. Understand, there will be lots of rain and thunder behind the line of strong to severe storms, but the leading edge of the storms is where we’re concerned about the risk of damaging winds and an isolated tornado. I’ll continue to update you as the risk ends from west to east tonight.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
929 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

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

0218 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 E DEMOPOLIS 32.52N 87.82W
10/13/2014 MARENGO AL EMERGENCY MNGR

ROOF BLOWN OFF A LAUNDROMAT JUST EAST OF DEMOPOLIS ON US
80. ALSO SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY AS THE
STORM MOVED THROUGH.

0228 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E CLANTON 32.84N 86.60W
10/13/2014 CHILTON AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN THE CLANTON AREA ALONG
COUNTY ROAD 28 AND 471.

0300 PM TSTM WND GST CALERA 33.10N 86.75W
10/13/2014 M50.00 MPH SHELBY AL ASOS

0305 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 ESE WEST BLOCTON 33.13N 87.09W
10/13/2014 BIBB AL AMATEUR RADIO

GREENHOUSE DESTROYED.

0305 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S WILSONVILLE 33.23N 86.48W
10/13/2014 SHELBY AL NWS EMPLOYEE

FOUR TREES APPROXIMATELY 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER BROKEN OFF
AT FOUR FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

0312 PM TSTM WND DMG MCCALLA 33.35N 87.01W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

A FEW TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN NEAR MCCALLA.

0314 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 SE BESSEMER 33.33N 86.89W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN IN RUSSET WOODS NEIGHBORHOOD IN HOOVER. TIME
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

0320 PM TSTM WND DMG TUSCALOOSA 33.24N 87.54W
10/13/2014 TUSCALOOSA AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREE DOWN ON TOM MONGTOMERY ROAD.

0320 PM TSTM WND DMG BIRMINGHAM 33.53N 86.80W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL AMATEUR RADIO

A POWER POLE WAS SNAPPED OFF ON HIGHWAY 78 IN PRATT CITY.
0320 PM TSTM WND DMG COALING 33.16N 87.34W
10/13/2014 TUSCALOOSA AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON BAMA ROCK GARDEN ROAD NEAR
COALING AND VANCE.

0325 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 SSE BESSEMER 33.32N 86.94W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL PUBLIC

LARGE TREE LIMBS/BRANCHES DOWN ACROSS DICKEY SPRINGS
ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 N SAMANTHA 33.48N 87.60W
10/13/2014 TUSCALOOSA AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN AT 12000 BLOCK OF NORTHSIDE
ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED VIA RADAR.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 NE LEEDS 33.59N 86.52W
10/13/2014 ST. CLAIR AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 NE LEEDS 33.59N 86.52W
10/13/2014 ST. CLAIR AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN NEAR BASS LANE AND MEADOWS LANE IN MOODY.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG THORSBY 32.92N 86.71W
10/13/2014 CHILTON AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN IN THORSBY.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG BIRMINGHAM 33.53N 86.80W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

POWERPOLES SNAPPED AT 22ND ST AND 2ND AVE N.

0336 PM TSTM WND GST BIRMINGPORT 33.57N 87.11W
10/13/2014 E50.00 MPH JEFFERSON AL AMATEUR RADIO

0340 PM TSTM WND DMG PINSON 33.69N 86.68W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN IN PINSON.

0348 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S DORA 33.70N 87.09W
10/13/2014 WALKER AL EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 1 FATAL *** ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED FROM TREE FALLING ON
MOBILE HOME ON CREEL STREET NEAR DORA. TIME ESTIMATED
FROM RADAR.

0351 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S DORA 33.70N 87.09W
10/13/2014 WALKER AL 911 CALL CENTER

MULTIPLE TREES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0356 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 N JASPER 33.90N 87.27W
10/13/2014 WALKER AL AMATEUR RADIO

TREE DOWN ON OCCUPIED VEHICLE.

0359 PM TSTM WND DMG LOCUST FORK 33.91N 86.62W
10/13/2014 BLOUNT AL 911 CALL CENTER

MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY MORE DETAILS TO
FOLLOW.

0400 PM TSTM WND DMG HAYDEN 33.92N 86.75W
10/13/2014 BLOUNT AL PUBLIC

TREE ON POWER LINE IN HAYDEN.

0415 PM TSTM WND DMG LYNN 34.04N 87.55W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

MULTIPLE TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN LYNN

0420 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S ARLEY 34.06N 87.21W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

TREE DOWN ON HOUSE ON HWY 47 SOUTH OF ARLEY.

0420 PM TSTM WND DMG HELICON 34.13N 87.14W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

TREE REPORTED DOWN ON HOME.

0423 PM TSTM WND DMG DOUBLE SPRINGS 34.15N 87.40W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL PUBLIC

A FEW TREES DOWN AROUND DOUBLE SPRINGS. SOCIAL MEDIA

0430 PM TSTM WND DMG HALEYVILLE 34.24N 87.62W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN HALEYVILLE.

0445 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 N BEXAR 34.22N 88.15W
10/13/2014 MARION AL EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTED VIA EM

0448 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S SHOTTSVILLE 34.23N 88.13W
10/13/2014 MARION AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAY 11 SOUTH OF SHOTTSVILLE.

0625 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 WNW BEDFORD 33.80N 88.23W
10/13/2014 LAMAR AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN NEAR COUNTY LAKE ROAD AND ABERDEEN ROAD WEST
OF VERNON.

0747 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 SSW BLOOMING GROVE 33.74N 88.00W
10/13/2014 LAMAR AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN AND POSSIBLE STRUCTURE DAMAGE NEAR
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 49 AND HIGHWAY 18. TIME
ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0817 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 W COKER 33.25N 87.75W
10/13/2014 TUSCALOOSA AL FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

POWER LINES DOWN ON ROAD NEAR SIPSEY VALLEY ROAD AND
CORNELIUS CHURCH ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0915 PM TSTM WND GST 5 SW HOLT 33.19N 87.56W
10/13/2014 E45.00 MPH TUSCALOOSA AL AMATEUR RADIO

NEAR GREENSBORO AVE AND 17TH AVE IN TUSCALOOSA.

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Radar Update… Monday 9:30pm #alwx

3pm 10.13.14

Severe thunderstorm warning for Tuscaloosa and Hale counties, not including the city of Tuscaloosa. The warnings are in place until 945 for Hale County and 10pm for Tuscaloosa County.

The line will continue to move east across Alabama throughout the night tonight. The threat for severe weather is ending now for areas west of Tuscaloosa and north of I-20, but for others, the severe threat is just getting underway. Central and Eastern Alabama will see the severe weather threat continue into the wee morning hours of Tuesday morning.

The tornado watch for most of Central Alabama continues to midnight, with threat being for damaging winds and a few isolated tornadoes.

WVUA Staff Meteorologist Peter Crank

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hale County until 9:45pm… Monday 9:15pm #alwx

3pm 10.13.14

646
WUUS54 KBMX 140206
SVRBMX
ALC065-140245-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0133.141014T0206Z-141014T0245Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
906 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 904 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
AKRON TO SAWYERVILLE TO DUFFYS BEND…AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…NEWBERN…CEDARVILLE…MOUNDVILLE
AIRPORT…HARPER HILL…HAVANA AND ELLIOTS CREEK.

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.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TUESDAY MORNING
FOR ALABAMA.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758 OR TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG ALWX

LAT…LON 3288 8782 3295 8773 3298 8775 3301 8771
3300 8743 3300 8742 3284 8742 3283 8747
3266 8748 3265 8753 3255 8753 3254 8780
3258 8779 3259 8774 3263 8781 3266 8775
3266 8780 3272 8783 3275 8780 3278 8784
TIME…MOT…LOC 0206Z 268DEG 37KT 3293 8768 3278 8764
3263 8768

$$

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa County until 10:00pm — Monday 9pm #alwx

3pm 10.13.14

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

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 854 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 6
MILES WEST OF BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO MOUNDVILLE…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MCFARLAND MALL…BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…DEERLICK CREEK
CAMPGROUNDS…LAKE WILDWOOD…COALING…BULL CITY…BROOKWOOD AND
VANCE.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 62 THROUGH 100…

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.

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Radar Update — Monday 8:45pm #alwx

3pm 10.13.14

No warnings for our viewing area right now as the line of storms continue to move east.

The main line is across Tuscaloosa County and stretching from Livingston to Huntsville. The storms within this line are nasty; intense lightning, strong and damaging winds, as well as torrential rain.

A couple of storms ahead of the main line continue to pop up and work north. We will continue to monitor those as the night progresses. The ones ahead of the line have the potential to pack an additional punch, and even rotate as they progress north.

The tornado watch remains in effect until midnight tonight with the main threats being damaging winds and a few isolated tornadoes as we go through the night.

The severe weather threat will finish for West Alabama over the next 2-3 hours. Central and Eastern Alabama will still be under the gun until 4-5am Tuesday morning.

WVUA Staff Meteorologist Peter Crank