Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lamar/Marion Counties…Expires 8 PM #alwx @wvua23
November 29, 2016 Leave a comment
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA... MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 800 PM CST * AT 653 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DETROIT...OR 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF SULLIGENT...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... HAMILTON...WINFIELD...HALEYVILLE...SULLIGENT...GUIN...HACKLEBURG... BRILLIANT...DETROIT...BEAVERTON...GU-WIN...CREWS...LAMAR COUNTY AIRPORT...BRINN...LAKE BUTTAHATCHEE...WESTON...BEAR CREEK...TWIN... PINEY GROVE...TESSNER AND PIKEVILLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. SEEK SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE. ABANDON VEHICLES IN SEARCH OF A MORE SUBSTANTIAL PERMANENT STRUCTURE. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. && A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CST FOR WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA.
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