Friday, March 3, 2023

Tornado Warning

12:08 PM - Going to show more of the wide view...

Notice the tornado watch is being cleared as the line passes through the counties. Gusty gradient winds may linger behind it, but severe storm threat will be over. Be careful with this. Especially in that rotation riding the state line people need to be sheltered but really all along this squall line. It has produced too much damage and even though I do not have damage at my location, I can tell you, it hits fast and is some fierce wind. It would be frightening to have hit you all at once and try to rush to shelter. So I hope people have gone to shelter ahead of time when the warning was issued. 

And not just frightening, this is dangerous. One of the broadcast stations showed a tree split in two by . . . excuse me, a CAR split in two by a tree. It is dangerous to stay in a mobile home or be driving in this. 

12:14 - New tornado warning includes Skyline, Bridgeport, and Stevenson. 

12:17 - And a new severe thunderstorm warning for much of Northeast Alabama. 

12:18 - And here is more of the wide view so you can keep up with progress of overall line. Behind it, severe weather threat is over. May still have very gusty gradient winds behind line, could even damage trees and power lines. But the worst of it is along and ahead of the line, and of course in the segments that are showing rotation and prompting these tornado warnings. 

12:35 - Had some difficulties but back online now, going to try to catch up as this squall line finishes its way through Northeast Alabama and into Tennessee...

12:36 - These are the most dangerous areas, where the line is showing rotation. Anywhere in these red tornado warning polygons, stay sheltered until sure the storms are past you, please. It is not worth the risk today, we've already had people injured. 

Be careful driving behind storms too. People can get injured or killed by driving up on trees that have fallen on roads even if the skies are now clear and the storms are long gone. So please take it slow and pay attention. Don't need any more injuries today. 

12:38 - Really the whole line is dangerous though. A lot of the damage and I think the injuries I saw reports of happened within severe thunderstorm warnings, often from something very simple like a tree falling on a home. You can lessen your chance of getting hurt by getting as low down and as near the center of your house as you can while this squall line of severe storms blows through. It only lasts about 10 minutes, but I can tell you, the winds are fierce when they hit. And they will rev up all at once when the line actually gets there. I took shelter ahead of time and still could hear the wind rumbling. 

12:41 - Marion County TN is under a tornado warning now. These storms are moving really fast, and that rotation is hanging together. 

12:43 - Jasper, Tennessee is in the path of this. 

I started to call out more communities, but the tornado has already hit them all it looks like. There is a serious lag on the NWS radar today, and when I tried Radarscope earlier, it was not much better. The timing, it updated more, so maybe I should have stayed on the Windows system with that. But it was not showing the tornado watch or warnings when I tried it, same as the other day. 

If I keep doing this blog, I will try to work out the technology glitches as I go along. Trying to pass along good text but often getting hung up by not being able to show good visuals, which I think are just as important. 

Broadcast media reporting that over 100,000 people in the state are without power. I know a family who is without power. I hope it comes back on for them soon. There was structural damage in their general area. Luckily I kept mine the whole time. I don't mean to get sappy, but I really appreciate the people who work so hard during these events, whether it's meteorologists or emergency workers, the law, and just people like workers for the power companies. Some people get out in this to make sure other people are okay. And they do try to be safe, but it is a tough job sometimes. I would not want to be someone trying to restore power behind an event like this. Although I guess it's nice since it is no longer raining. But just the winds lingering like they are. The driving would be a headache. 


WFUS54 KHUN 031754





Tornado Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

1154 AM CST Fri Mar 3 2023

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...

  Northwestern Jackson County in northeastern Alabama...

  Northeastern Madison County in north central Alabama...

  Southeastern Lincoln County in Middle Tennessee...

  Southern Franklin County in Middle Tennessee...

* Until 1230 PM CST.

* At 1154 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a

  tornado was located near Huntland, or 14 miles northeast of Moores

  Mill, moving northeast at 60 mph.


  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.

* This dangerous storm will be near...

  Huntland around 1200 PM CST.

  Cowan around 1215 PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Elora,

Francisco, Maxwell, Beans Creek, Belvidere and Jericho.


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.


LAT...LON 3492 8639 3505 8639 3523 8598 3494 8594

TIME...MOT...LOC 1754Z 241DEG 51KT 3499 8633





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