Tornado Warning for Winston/Walker County… expires 3 AM #alwx @wvua23

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 300 AM CST

* AT 232 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CURRY…OR 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ARLEY…
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 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…
ARLEY…FALLS CITY…HELICON…SMITH LAKE…CURRY…RACCOON
BRANCH…BEAR BRANCH…BATTLE BRANCH…LITTLE BEAR BRANCH…COON
CREEK…MAPLE BRANCH…LITTLE DISMAL CREEK…DEVILS BRANCH…HIDDEN
COVE CAMPGROUND…PANTHER BRANCH…CUTOFF BRANCH…MILL BRANCH…
BIG BEAR BRANCH…DUNCAN BRIDGE AND WILSON BEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A
MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

It is very important to have a source such as a NOAA weather radio to wake you up if your area is issued under a tornado warning. You can then turn on the TV or pull up our coverage on your smart phone or computer. Info on that below…
Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.
For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott
Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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