Friday, March 31, 2023

Tornado Watch




12:10 AM - All right, so we still have a tornado for a confirmed, damaging tornado in Wayne, Lawrence, Perry, and Southern Maury counties in Tennessee. Want to be in a small central room on the lowest floor of a sturdy house, not in a mobile home. And cover your head. Basement or storm shelter is best if you have it. 


And this is affecting the northern parts of Wayne and Lawrence counties. That warning goes until 12:45 AM CDT. That's what they are talking about when they say in this new Watch that a few strong or intense tornadoes are possible. A few more instances of what they've dealt with up here in Southern Tennessee could happen in other places before the night is over. 


12:18 - Hohenwald, Gordonsburg, Summertown are now in the path of this tornado. It may be producing significant damage still. 




12:22 - And this storm is developing a secondary velocity couplet right behind this one. 


12:24 - Wider view, the squall line is becoming better defined as it moves toward Northwest Alabama. Will be interesting to see how these storms interact with the very favorable environment for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that exists over Northwest Alabama.




12:27 - The confirmed tornado in TN is moving through Northeast Lawrence and Southwest Maury counties, mainly going to stay over rural areas, but Gordonsburg and Hampshire are included in the path.




12:32 - Squall line organizing better and better. Almost to corner of Northwest Alabama. People in Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties be getting ready in case the storms rapidly intensify as they cross over the state line. 




12:35 - That confirmed tornado unfortunately is heading up for communities like Columbia and Spring Hill. I used to live around there and know some people who still do. If you are in the path, get into your safe place, lowest floor, small central room, away from windows. And protect your head and neck mainly, cover your body in that shelter area somehow. Because this storm has produced significant damage earlier and been confirmed as a tornado several times. Communities like Mount Pleasant, New Hope, also be sheltered, anywhere within this warning polygon. If it's close to you and you're in doubt, I'd go ahead and shelter to be on the safe side. 




12:43 - Now a severe thunderstorm warning for places like New Albany, Tishomingo State Park, Wheeler, extends all the way to the Alabama state line. This part of the squall line bears close watching as it crosses the state line. The environment is ripe for storms to intensify rapidly and also to potentially produce tornadoes.




12:46 - For now the rotation in this storm in MS is broad, but watching it closely. 




12:49 - And we have an upgrade to a tornado warning.

That goes until 1:30 AM CDT.




12:54 - That tornado now confirmed by debris signature. If you live in a mobile home in far Northwest Alabama, might want to go ahead and get to a safer place before these storms move in. Things could happen fast.  


1 AM - Now another Tornado Warning that includes Tupelo. Everyone in Northwest Alabama needs to be watching these storms carefully and be getting ready to take shelter if these storms stay severe as they move into our state. The atmosphere is supportive of severe thunderstorms and a few isolated tornadoes within this line.


1:07 - Warnings will likely be required within next half hour for parts of Northwest Alabama. Remember the northernmost tornado has been confirmed and may be producing significant damage. 

1:13 - Both of these storms are radar-confirmed tornadoes. They may be in a squall line but still have supercell characteristics. The tornado damage could be fairly significant.




1:22 - Belmont, Red Bay, go ahead and get to your shelter. 

SEL1


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   Tornado Watch Number 101

   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

   1200 AM CDT Sat Apr 1 2023


   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a


   * Tornado Watch for portions of 

     Northern Alabama

     Northern Mississippi

     Middle Tennessee


   * Effective this Saturday morning from Midnight until 700 AM CDT.


   * Primary threats include...

     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely

     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2

       inches in diameter possible


   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms, including a few supercells capable

   of strong (EF2+) tornadoes, will persist in areas previously covered

   by tornado watch 97 past its original expiration time.  The threat

   also will extend farther east into more of Alabama and Tennessee

   overnight.


   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles

   east and west of a line from 20 miles south southwest of Tupelo MS

   to 50 miles northeast of Nashville TN. For a complete depiction of

   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS

   WOU1).

WOUS64 KWNS 010457

   WOU1


   BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 101

   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

   1200 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2023


   TORNADO WATCH 101 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM CDT FOR THE

    FOLLOWING LOCATIONS


   ALC033-043-049-057-059-071-075-077-079-083-089-093-095-103-127-

   133-011200-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0101.230401T0500Z-230401T1200Z/


   AL 

   .    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   COLBERT              CULLMAN             DEKALB              

   FAYETTE              FRANKLIN            JACKSON             

   LAMAR                LAUDERDALE          LAWRENCE            

   LIMESTONE            MADISON             MARION              

   MARSHALL             MORGAN              WALKER              

   WINSTON              



   MSC003-009-013-017-057-071-081-095-107-115-117-135-139-141-145-

   161-011200-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0101.230401T0500Z-230401T1200Z/


   MS 

   .    MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   ALCORN               BENTON              CALHOUN             

   CHICKASAW            ITAWAMBA            LAFAYETTE           

   LEE                  MONROE              PANOLA              

   PONTOTOC             PRENTISS            TALLAHATCHIE        

   TIPPAH               TISHOMINGO          UNION               

   YALOBUSHA            



   TNC003-015-021-027-031-035-037-039-041-043-049-051-055-061-069-

   071-081-087-099-101-103-109-111-117-119-127-133-135-137-141-147-

   149-159-165-169-175-177-181-185-187-189-011200-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0101.230401T0500Z-230401T1200Z/


   TN 

   .    TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   BEDFORD              CANNON              CHEATHAM            

   CLAY                 COFFEE              CUMBERLAND          

   DAVIDSON             DECATUR             DE KALB             

   DICKSON              FENTRESS            FRANKLIN            

   GILES                GRUNDY              HARDEMAN            

   HARDIN               HICKMAN             JACKSON             

   LAWRENCE             LEWIS               LINCOLN             

   MACON                MARSHALL            MAURY               

   MCNAIRY              MOORE               OVERTON             

   PERRY                PICKETT             PUTNAM              

   ROBERTSON            RUTHERFORD          SMITH               

   SUMNER               TROUSDALE           VAN BUREN           

   WARREN               WAYNE               WHITE               

   WILLIAMSON           WILSON              



   ATTN...WFO...HUN...OHX...MEG...BMX...

565

WWUS64 KHUN 010510

WCNHUN


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 97/101

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL

1210 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2023


ALC033-059-077-011200-

/O.CAN.KHUN.TO.A.0097.000000T0000Z-230401T0600Z/

/O.NEW.KHUN.TO.A.0101.230401T0510Z-230401T1200Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 101 UNTIL

7 AM CDT THIS MORNING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH

97. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES


IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA


COLBERT               FRANKLIN AL           LAUDERDALE


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF FLORENCE, MUSCLE SHOALS, RED BAY,

RUSSELLVILLE, SHEFFIELD, AND TUSCUMBIA.


$$


ALC043-049-071-079-083-089-095-103-TNC051-103-127-011200-

/O.NEW.KHUN.TO.A.0101.230401T0510Z-230401T1200Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 101 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES


IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA


CULLMAN               LIMESTONE             MADISON

MORGAN


IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA


DEKALB                JACKSON               MARSHALL


IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA


LAWRENCE


IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES


IN SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE


FRANKLIN TN           LINCOLN               MOORE


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALBERTVILLE, ARAB, ATHENS, BOAZ,

COWAN, CULLMAN, DECATUR, DECHERD, ESTILL SPRINGS, FAYETTEVILLE,

FORT PAYNE, GUNTERSVILLE, HUNTSVILLE, LYNCHBURG, MOULTON,

RAINSVILLE, SCOTTSBORO, SEWANEE, TOWN CREEK, AND WINCHESTER.


$$

377

WWUS64 KBMX 010500

WCNBMX


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 101

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

1200 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2023


ALC057-075-093-127-133-011200-

/O.NEW.KBMX.TO.A.0101.230401T0500Z-230401T1200Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 101 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES


IN CENTRAL ALABAMA


FAYETTE               LAMAR                 MARION

WALKER                WINSTON


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF FAYETTE, HALEYVILLE, HAMILTON,

JASPER, SULLIGENT, AND VERNON.


$$


   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for

   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch

   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for

   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements

   and possible warnings.


   &&


   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This tornado watch replaces tornado

   watch number 97. Watch number 97 will not be in effect after

   midnight cdt. CONTINUE...WW 98...WW 99...WW 100...


   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail

   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind

   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean

   storm motion vector 25040.


   ...Edwards

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