Big Rain Event/Severe Weather Reports… Looking Back at Monday Night… Tue Update 5:30pm #alwx

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We’ve had a huge rain event across Alabama, with widespread 2 to 3 inches in west, central and east Alabama. Here’s some rain totals from our weather watchers:

Northport – 2.52″

Steven Ray – Fosters – 3.00″

Sharon Glenn – Holt Lake – 2.50″

Steve Rigsby – Jasper – 2.53″

Brett Adair – Sylacauga – 1.12″

Ronald Hughes – Coker – 2.87″

Tuscaloosa – 2.45″

Birmingham – 2.17″

Dothan – 5.38″

Melissa McAteer – Gordo – 1.80″

Pat Hall – Butler – 1.00″

Shelly Morgan – Hugo – 1.63″

Anniston – 1.75″

There was one tornado found so far in Marion County from Monday night… Here’s the statement from the National Weather Service:

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WESTERN MARION COUNTY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 22/US HIGHWAY 78 NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF TAYLOR ROAD AND COUNTY ROAD 11. ALONG COUNTY ROAD 11…TEN TO TWENTY PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN…WITH DAMAGE CAUSED TO A CHURCH BY FALLING TREES. THE TORNADO PARALLELED COUNTY ROAD 11 BRIEFLY…CAUSING MAINLY SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE…CONTINUING NORTHEAST OVER OPEN FIELDS AND FOREST. AS IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 157 NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 56…SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND TIN WAS PEALED BACK ON A FARM BUILDING. IT CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD WITH VERY MINOR DAMAGE…CROSSING COUNTY ROAD 309 AND REID ROAD. THE LAST DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH OCCURRED ON COUNTY ROAD 13 JUST WEST OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 19…WHERE SEVERAL PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED RAPIDLY BEYOND THIS POINT.

Here are the severe weather reports from Monday and Monday night:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
342 PM CDT TUE OCT 14 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 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.

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

GREENHOUSE DESTROYED.

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 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.

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.
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 THORSBY 32.92N 86.71W
10/13/2014 CHILTON AL PUBLIC

TREE DOWN IN THORSBY.

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 BIRMINGHAM 33.53N 86.80W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

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

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 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.

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.

0340 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 NW SYLVAN SPRINGS 33.56N 87.11W
10/13/2014 JEFFERSON AL AMATEUR RADIO

TREE DOWN ON UNOCCUPIED VEHICLE NEAR LITTLE RIVER TRAIL
AND BIRMINGPORT ROAD.

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 HELICON 34.13N 87.14W
10/13/2014 WINSTON AL BROADCAST MEDIA

TREE REPORTED DOWN ON HOME.

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.

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.

0443 PM TORNADO 5 NW WESTON 34.21N 88.11W
10/13/2014 F0 MARION AL NWS STORM SURVEY

A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WESTERN MARION COUNTY
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 22/US HIGHWAY 78 MAINLY UPROOTING
TREES ALONG ITS PATH AND CAUSING MINOR STRUCTURE DAMAGE.
TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 6.0 MILES WITH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH
OF 50 YARDS.

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.

0909 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 WNW GREENSBORO 32.73N 87.67W
10/13/2014 HALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL TREES ACROSS JOHNSON ROAD IN SAWYERVILLE.

0914 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 S GREENSBORO MUNICIPA 32.61N 87.67W
10/13/2014 HALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

SEVERAL TREES IN THE ROAD ON COUNTY ROAD 16 IN
CEDARVILLE.

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.

0941 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S NEWBERN 32.56N 87.54W
10/13/2014 HALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES ACROSS CR10 SOUTH OF NEWBERN.

1015 PM TSTM WND DMG NNW CHELSEA 33.33N 86.64W
10/13/2014 SHELBY AL TRAINED SPOTTER

TREE DOWN BLOCKING COUNTY ROAD 39 AT SUNDAY DRIVE IN
CHELSEA.

1127 PM HEAVY RAIN BIRMINGHAM 33.53N 86.80W
10/13/2014 E0.00 INCH JEFFERSON AL EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORTS OF MINOR STREET FLOODING DUE TO POOR DRAINAGE IN
DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM…INCLUDING 31ST STREET AND RICHARD
ARRINGTON BLVD NORTH.

0500 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG DEATSVILLE 32.61N 86.40W
10/14/2014 ELMORE AL BROADCAST MEDIA

TREE FELL ON A HOME.

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Fall Weather Continues… Chilly Nights…. Tuesday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our weather has turned out cooler today, with temperatures in the 60s for much of the area this afternoon. It’s a big difference from the mid to upper 80s we had yesterday. Expect a partly cloudy sky for tonight and on Wednesday, as an upper level low tracks just to our north. As the upper level low pulls away from the area on Thursday and Friday, expect skies to become completely sunny.

Temperatures will get cooler tonight, with lower 50s likely. Highs will only top out in the lower 70s on Wednesday, then middle 70s on Thursday. With sunshine warming suface temperatures on Friday, most areas will reach the 80 degree mark for a high. The trough will deepen once again over our area over the weekend, which will allow temperatures to cool back into the upper 70s for highs. Lows will drop into the lower 50s Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. There is no risk of rain through the weekend or into the early part of next week.

Hurricane Gonzalo is now a major hurricane just north of Puerto Rico, with winds of 115mph. The category 3 storm may become a category 4 hurricane before the weakening process begins. Fortunately, this storm will remain out to sea.

Alabama takes on Texas A&M on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Expect full sunshine during the game, with temperatures in the upper 70s at kickoff and middle 70s at the end of the game. Winds will be light to calm on Saturday, so conditions should feel great for football weather.

It’s Talladega Race Weekend! If you’re going to the races over the weekend, expect nice Fall weather, with a good supply of sun. Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s during the day, with lows in the lower 50s at night.

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Nice Days Ahead… Cool Nights… Tuesday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our weather has turned out cooler today, with temperatures in the 60s for much of the area this afternoon. It’s a big difference from the mid to upper 80s we had yesterday. Expect a partly cloudy sky for tonight and on Wednesday, as an upper level low tracks just to our north. As the upper level low pulls away from the area on Thursday and Friday, expect skies to become completely sunny.

Temperatures will get cooler tonight, with lower 50s likely. Highs will only top out in the lower 70s on Wednesday, then middle 70s on Thursday. With sunshine warming suface temperatures on Friday, most areas will reach the 80 degree mark for a high. The trough will deepen once again over our area over the weekend, which will allow temperatures to cool back into the upper 70s for highs. Lows will drop into the lower 50s Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. There is no risk of rain through the weekend or into the early part of next week.

Hurricane Gonzalo is now a major hurricane just north of Puerto Rico, with winds of 115mph. The category 3 storm may become a category 4 hurricane before the weakening process begins. Fortunately, this storm will remain out to sea.

Alabama takes on Texas A&M on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Expect full sunshine during the game, with temperatures in the upper 70s at kickoff and middle 70s at the end of the game. Winds will be light to calm on Saturday, so conditions should feel great for football weather.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Update – Now a Major Hurricane, No U.S. Impact Expected…Tuesday 4pm #alwx

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AT 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…THE CENTER OF THE EYE OF HURRICANE GONZALO WAS LOCATED BY NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR FROM SAN JUAN NEAR LATITUDE 21.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 66.0 WEST. GONZALO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH…20 KM/H…AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS FORECAST BY LATE WEDNESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF GONZALO WILL REMAIN WELL TO THE EAST
OF THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

SATELLITE DATA INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 115 MPH…185 KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GONZALO IS NOW A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS…AND GONZALO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON WEDNESDAY.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES…35 KM…FROM THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES…185 KM. DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS…NOAA BUOY 41043 LOCATED ABOUT 55 MILES…90 KM…EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF GONZALO REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 49 MPH…80 KM/H AND A GUST TO 56 MPH…91 KM/H.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB…28.64 INCHES.

Source: National Hurricane Center

Caitlin Golden

WVUA-TV Weather Intern

Severe Risk Has Ended for Tonight… Rain & Thunder Gradually Ends… Midnight Update #alwx

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As of midnight on this Monday night/Tuesday morning, I’ve got better news for you. The risk of severe weather has ended across all of west, central and east Alabama. The line of storms moved in and through the area faster than expected, which allowed the risk to pass through the state quicker. As of now, we’ve got numerous reports of tree and powerline damage across the state, due to damaging winds. We’ve even had reports of structural damage across parts of the area and one confirmed fatality in Walker County.

What now: At midnight, the line of stronger storms were over eastern Alabama, lined up from Gadsden to Talladega to Clanton. The storms are below severe levels and are not expected to reach severe levels for the rest of the night. The tornado watch has expired for our area, as the event ends. We’ll continue to have rain and thunder for much of the night, gradually ending from west to east before sunrise. There could still be a few showers into the mid morning hours, especially in east Alabama.

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