10:45pm Radar Check… #alwx @wvua23

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At 10:45pm, we’ve got lots of showers and storms across west, central and east Alabama, however, there are no current severe weather issues. Some areas are dealing with flooding, due to the very heavy rain this evening and tonight.

A few severe storms in east Mississippi may impact portions of west Alabama around midnight, but I don’t expect a tornado risk for the rest of the night. There could be some isolated wind damage and small hail with those storms to the west, as they lift northeast. The main risk of isolated damaging wind and hail would occur mainly north of I-20

We will be on TV on WVUA non-stop during tornado warnings for all of west, central and east Alabama in the Birmingham TV market area. We can be heard live on Moody Radio 88.9fm in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area, 89.5fm in the Selma area, 91.9fm in the Dixons Mills area if you lose power.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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9:15pm Severe Wx Update… #alwx @wvua23

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At 9pm, the severe weather issues are rapidly ending in our area. Storms may produce some small hail and gusty winds between now and 2am before coming to an end for all of central Alabama. The main tornado threat will be confined to the Montgomery area and points south. The tornado watch has been canceled for all of west Alabama, but still includes portions of central and south Alabama.

We will be on TV on WVUA non-stop during tornado warnings for all of west, central and east Alabama in the Birmingham TV market area. We can be heard live on Moody Radio 88.9fm in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area, 89.5fm in the Selma area, 91.9fm in the Dixons Mills area if you lose power.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Severe Risk Decreasing For Our Area… 8:15pm Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday evening! At 8:15pm, the risk of severe weather is decreasing for west and central Alabama. Storms have formed over southern Alabama, and are robbing the inflow of unstable air into central and north Alabama. The risk of severe weather has decreased to the “Limited” range for our local area. In west Alabama, areas west of I-65, I expect the risk of severe weather to end by 11pm tonight. Areas east of I-65, the risk of severe weather will end by 2am tonight.

While the risk is much lower in our area for severe weather, I still want you to be alert incase a severe storm develops in your area this evening.

The sever risk is still high over far southern Alabama, generally south of Montgomery, as there is plenty of instability for storms to grow severe in that part of the state. The risk will end quickly for south Alabama after midnight.

We will be on TV on WVUA non-stop during tornado warnings for all of west, central and east Alabama in the Birmingham TV market area. We can be heard live on Moody Radio 88.9fm in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area, 89.5fm in the Selma area, 91.9fm in the Dixons Mills area if you lose power.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Marengo County Tornado Warning Until 745pm CST — #alwx

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CST

* AT 650 PM CST…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR NANAFALIA TO
THOMASVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…UNIONTOWN…THOMASTON…SWEET WATER…
MYRTLEWOOD…FAUNSDALE…DAYTON…DIXONS MILL…PIN HOOK…WAYNE…
FREDDIE JONES FIELD…PUTNAM…NANAFALIA…MAGNOLIA…SURGINER…
CHICKASAW STATE PARK…VINELAND…CONSUL AND MILLER.

 

WVUA 23 Meteorologist Peter Crank

pcrank@wvua23.com

@crankyweather

Sumter County Tornado Warning — 730 pm #alwx

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 730 PM CST

* AT 624 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
  TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KINTERBISH...OR 12 MILES
  SOUTH OF CUBA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

  HAZARD...TORNADO. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. 

  IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT 
           SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. 
           DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR.  TREE 
           DAMAGE IS LIKELY. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LIVINGSTON...YORK...CUBA...GAINESVILLE...EPES...EMELLE...
  BLUFFPORT...PANOLA...COATOPA...KINTERBISH...THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST
  ALABAMA...DUG HILL...BOYD...GEIGER...WARSAW...PAYNEVILLE...WARD...
  BELMONT...MCDOWELL AND BELLAMY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 23.

WVUA 23 Meteorologist Peter Crank

pcrank@wvua23.com

@crankyweather

 

Tornado Watch Til Midnight… #alwx @wvua23

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 22 IN
EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 27 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON              
COOSA                 DALLAS                ELMORE               
LOWNDES               MONTGOMERY            PERRY                
SHELBY                TALLADEGA             

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHAMBERS              CLAY                  LEE                  
MACON                 RANDOLPH              RUSSELL              
TALLAPOOSA            

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR               BULLOCK               PIKE                 

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

GREENE                HALE                  MARENGO              
PICKENS               SUMTER                TUSCALOOSA           

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ALABASTER...ALEXANDER CITY...
ALICEVILLE...ASHLAND...AUBURN...BRENT...CARROLLTON...
CENTREVILLE...CLANTON...COLUMBIANA...DEMOPOLIS...EUFAULA...
EUTAW...FORT DEPOSIT...GREENSBORO...LANETT...LINDEN...LINEVILLE...
LIVINGSTON...LOWNDESBORO...MARION...MILLBROOK...MONTGOMERY...
MOUNDVILLE...OPELIKA...PELHAM...PHENIX CITY...PRATTVILLE...
ROANOKE...ROCKFORD...SELMA...SYLACAUGA...TALLADEGA...TROY...
TUSCALOOSA...TUSKEGEE...UNION SPRINGS...UNIONTOWN...VALLEY...
WETUMPKA AND YORK.

5:25pm Radar Update: Rain and Severe Storms… Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 5:25pm, lots of rain is tracking across our area. A few reports have come in of some minor damage near Reform in Pickens County and Bessemer in Jefferson Co of a possible weak spin-up tornado around the 4:40 to 5pm time-frame. At the moment there are no warnings in our area or watches. We’re watching radar close this evening. Later, a more substantial risk of severe weather will enter our area, beginning in southwest Alabama after 7pm, lifting northeast through the late evening hours.

What to expect: A very deep surface low will move across northwest Mississippi, pulling in deep tropical moisture and instability into an environment with incredible amounts of uplift and wind shear. This setup favors supercell thunderstorms this evening and into the overnight hours, and individual supercells stand a greater chance of producing tornadoes, hail and damaging wind. This will be a fast event, as a dry line will race across the state from southwest to northeast, bringing an end to the threat. Some tornadoes that develop could be strong and cause significant damage. There is a chance of a few strong tornadoes in areas mainly to the south of I-20, especially south of HWY 80. Damaging winds of 70mph area possible within some of these storms, as well as large hail of quarter to golf ball size. Given these storms will be scattered supercells, you may not have any problems at all, if the storms happen to dodge your local area. Unfortunately, if you area directly impacted by a supercell, you could have big problems.

Be alert! I can’t stress how important it is to realize there is a risk. Have a plan of action incase you area issued under a tornado warning. Remember, if a tornado warning is issued for your area, you’ll need to get in the lowest floor of your home and into an interior room or closet. A basement or storm shelter is the best bet. Do not be in a mobile home tonight, go stay with a friend or family member if needed. Avoid being in a car during a tornado warning. Finally, don’t panic! Have a plan ready and you’ll be fine if you need to act on that plan.

We will be on TV on WVUA non-stop during tornado warnings for all of west, central and east Alabama in the Birmingham TV market area. We can be heard live on Moody Radio 88.9fm in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area, 89.5fm in the Selma area, 91.9fm in the Dixons Mills area if you lose power.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott