Saturday, April 29, 2023

Some Rain Tonight, Then Plenty of Sunshine and Mild Temperatures for the New Week

(Forecast)

Sunday (High 68, Low 53): Mostly sunny. Breezy.

May Day (High 65, Low 42): Sunny. Cool and breezy.

Tuesday (High 67, Low 40): Sunny and cool. Lightly breezy at times.

(Extended Outlook)

Wednesday (High 70, Low 43): Sunny.

Thursday (High 76, Low 45): Mostly sunny.

Friday (High 75, Low 56): Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday (High 76, Low 58): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Local Storm Reports From Thursday Night/Friday Morning


This storm damage came out of an isolated supercell roughly an hour after Midnight. 

0645 200 2 ENE CULLMAN CULLMAN AL 3419 8681 SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT OF APPROXIMATELY 2 IN. DIAMETER HAILSTONE IN THE LARKWOOD SUBDIVISION OF CULLMAN ... AL. SIZE WAS ESTIMATED BASED ON PICTURE. (HUN)

0651 175 CULLMAN CULLMAN AL 3418 8684 HAIL TO GOLF BALL IN SIZE EAST OF CULLMAN NEAR US HWY 278. (HUN)

0651 100 2 NNE CULLMAN CULLMAN AL 3420 8683 QUARTER HAIL NEAR EVA RD / CR157. (HUN)

0645 UNK CULLMAN CULLMAN AL 3418 8684 MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AT 316 1ST AVE SE. (HUN)

Friday, April 28, 2023

Severe T-Storm Warning

Radarscope is hiccupping but I can tell you that before the warning came out, this storm blew some hail at my windows. It was noticeable. 


All right so all the wya up to Holly Pond and places like Baileyton, probably need to stay in a good safe place until this storm passes, to be on the safe side. Going to peek outside and see how large the hail was. It started blowing against the house suddenly, caught at least part of the core of this supercell thunderstorm. We are fortunate that the environment mainly favored "hailers" this evening and tonight rather than tornadoes. 

1:56 AM - Ok so any hailstones melted before I got a look at them. It must have been small hail, just sounded kind of startling since had a decent gust of wind with it, sounded like. Be aware though that damaging wind gusts are also possible with this storm. 



1:58 - Which is definitely over into Eastern parts of Cullman County now. Not sure if a warning will have to be extended into any parts of Blount or Marshall Counties, but this is a supercell thunderstorm out by itself. I think the hail was under severe limits, and the wind, when it passed through my location. That doesn't necessarily mean that no damage has occurred elsewhere. Tough to tell at night, does look fairly impressive on radar at times. 

Ok the National Weather Service in Huntsville is now saying that golfball-sized hail is possible with this storm. 

Remember that it may also produce wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Large hail blowing around in really high winds can sometimes damage or break out windows. Definitely stay away from windows if in the path of this storm, and ideally you'd want to be in a small central space on the lowest floor of a house. 



2:09 AM - Okay, the National Weather Service in Birmingham thinks the hail may be closer to nickel size in this storm as it affects parts of Northern Blount County, including Blountsville and Snead, may also have wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, which is pretty strong, but under severe limits. 


2:14 - And the NWS Huntsville is allowing this warning to expire, as the storm has weakened below severe limits. So Birmingham made a good call. The storm sort of pulsed up in strength as it moved through Cullman County and now is in a weaker phase again. 

2:17 - And since the internet is running slow and Radarscope is screwing up so much, I'm not going to bother trying to post any more radar imagery here. Severe thunderstorm is over. Just rain in Cullman County now. 

926

WUUS54 KHUN 280646

SVRHUN

ALC043-280715-

/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0065.230428T0646Z-230428T0715Z/


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

146 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2023


The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a


* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Northeastern Cullman County in north central Alabama...


* Until 215 AM CDT.


* At 145 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Cullman,

  moving east at 25 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...

  Cullman, Hanceville, Good Hope, Holly Pond, Dodge City, Baldwin,

  Vinemont, Baileyton, West Point and Phelan.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.


&&


LAT...LON 3406 8693 3426 8694 3430 8673 3430 8654

      3423 8653 3420 8655 3419 8655 3412 8661

      3412 8663 3409 8666 3408 8669 3409 8669

      3408 8670 3406 8669

TIME...MOT...LOC 0645Z 266DEG 20KT 3416 8685


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...1.00 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


RSB

Special Weather Statement



1:37 AM - Here's an update on the storm.


They definitely aren't kidding about the lightning. The hail and gusty winds are thought to be under severe limits though. Warnings are not issued based on how bad the lightning is in a storm. As one forecaster put it in a Skywarn class, they'd run us crazy if they did that.

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

104 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2023


ALZ007-016-280630-

Morgan AL-Cullman AL-

104 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2023


...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northwestern Cullman

and south central Morgan Counties through 130 AM CDT...


At 104 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over

Helicon, or near Arley, moving east at 30 mph.


HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph and nickel size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around

         unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is

         possible.


Locations impacted include...

Cullman, Good Hope, Falkville, Baldwin, Vinemont, West Point, Phelan,

Lacon, Logan and Crane Hill.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.


&&


LAT...LON 3431 8711 3436 8698 3440 8687 3413 8677

      3406 8711

TIME...MOT...LOC 0604Z 254DEG 27KT 3414 8716


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.88 IN

MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH


$$


Thursday, April 27, 2023

Severe T-Storm Watch




 Includes Walker and Winston Counties.

SEL6


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 176

   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

   515 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2023


   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a


   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 

     Western Alabama

     Eastern Arkansas

     Northern and central Mississippi

     Far southwest Tennessee


   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 515 PM until

     1100 PM CDT.


   * Primary threats include...

     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible


   SUMMARY...A few lower-topped supercells should develop and spread

   east across a portion of the Mid to Deep South. Large hail sizes

   from quarters to golf balls should be the main threat.


   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65

   statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles north of Pine

   Bluff AR to 5 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete

   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update

   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are

   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce

   tornadoes.


   &&


   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 174...WW 175...


   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to

   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A

   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector

   27030.


   ...Grams


WOUS64 KWNS 272210

   WOU6


   BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 176

   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

   515 PM CDT THU APR 27 2023


   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 176 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

   FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS


   ALC057-063-075-093-107-119-125-127-133-280400-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0176.230427T2215Z-230428T0400Z/


   AL 

   .    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   FAYETTE              GREENE              LAMAR               

   MARION               PICKENS             SUMTER              

   TUSCALOOSA           WALKER              WINSTON             



   ARC001-025-035-037-041-069-077-079-085-095-107-117-123-147-

   280400-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0176.230427T2215Z-230428T0400Z/


   AR 

   .    ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   ARKANSAS             CLEVELAND           CRITTENDEN          

   CROSS                DESHA               JEFFERSON           

   LEE                  LINCOLN             LONOKE              

   MONROE               PHILLIPS            PRAIRIE             

   ST. FRANCIS          WOODRUFF            



   MSC007-009-011-013-015-017-019-025-027-033-043-051-057-069-071-

   075-079-081-083-087-093-095-097-099-101-103-105-107-115-117-119-

   133-135-137-139-143-145-155-159-161-280400-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0176.230427T2215Z-230428T0400Z/


   MS 

   .    MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   ATTALA               BENTON              BOLIVAR             

   CALHOUN              CARROLL             CHICKASAW           

   CHOCTAW              CLAY                COAHOMA             

   DESOTO               GRENADA             HOLMES              

   ITAWAMBA             KEMPER              LAFAYETTE           

   LAUDERDALE           LEAKE               LEE                 

   LEFLORE              LOWNDES             MARSHALL            

   MONROE               MONTGOMERY          NESHOBA             

   NEWTON               NOXUBEE             OKTIBBEHA           

   PANOLA               PONTOTOC            PRENTISS            

   QUITMAN              SUNFLOWER           TALLAHATCHIE        

   TATE                 TIPPAH              TUNICA              

   UNION                WEBSTER             WINSTON             

   YALOBUSHA            



   TNC047-157-280400-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0176.230427T2215Z-230428T0400Z/


   TN 

   .    TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   FAYETTE              SHELBY              



   ATTN...WFO...BMX...MEG...JAN...LZK...


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Could Get a Little Stormy Tomorrow, Clearing and Turning Cooler As We Head Into May

Thursday (High 72, Low 54): Cloudy and breezy with rain and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon through the dark hours. A few thunderstorms may become severe. 

Friday (High 76, Low 59): Gradually decreasing clouds throughout the day, some sunshine breaking out. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible, mainly in the morning. 

Saturday (High 78, Low 52): Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated showers or a stray thunderstorm are possible, mainly at night. 

Sunday (High 69-72, Low ~55): Partly to mostly sunny with a 20% chance of showers.

May Day (High ~65, Low 40-43): Sunny.

Tuesday (High ~70, Low 39-44): Sunny.

Wednesday (High 72-77, Low ~45): Sunny.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Rain and Thunderstorms Return for at Least a Day or Two

Wednesday (High 70, Low 50): Mostly cloudy with numerous periods of rain showers possible throughout the day. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible. 

Thursday (High 72, Low 54): Rain and thunderstorms likely. A few storms could be strong, or even reach severe limits.

Friday (High 76, Low 59): Gradually decreasing clouds throughout the day. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly in the morning hours. 

Saturday (High 77, Low 52): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday (High 69, Low 50): Partly to mostly sunny with a 20% chance of showers.

Monday - May Day (High 67, Low 43): Sunny.

Tuesday (High 72, Low 42): Sunny.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

A Couple Clear Days With Cool Mornings, Then Some Rain Mid-Week

Monday (High 63, Low 39): Sunny and breezy. Patchy frost possible in the morning.

Tuesday (High 70, Low 38): Patchy frost possible in the morning. Partly to mostly sunny during the day, then scattered rain showers possible at night. 

Wednesday (High 69, Low 51): Rain showers likely, off and on, throughout the day. Overcast.

Thursday (High 67, Low 54): Rain likely. 

Friday (High 70, Low 53): Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. 

Saturday (High 72, Low 49): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/a thunderstorm.

Sunday (High 71, Low 47): Partly to mostly sunny with a 20% chance of a lingering shower. 

Frost Advisory


 

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

656 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


ALZ001-002-005-006-009-TNZ076-096-097-241300-

/O.CON.KHUN.FR.Y.0003.230424T0600Z-230424T1300Z/

Lauderdale-Colbert-Limestone-Madison-Jackson-Moore-Lincoln-

Franklin TN-

Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,

Tuscumbia, Athens, Huntsville, Scottsboro, Lynchburg,

Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs,

and Cowan

656 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT

MONDAY...


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 36 will result in frost

  formation.


* WHERE...In Alabama, Lauderdale, Colbert, Limestone, Madison

  and Jackson Counties. In Tennessee, Moore, Lincoln and

  Franklin TN Counties.


* WHEN...From 1 AM to 8 AM CDT Monday.


* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if

  left uncovered.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


&&


$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Morristown TN

330 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2023


NCZ060-061-TNZ012>017-035>040-042-044-046-067>071-073-081>086-

098>102-VAZ001-002-005-006-008-240800-

/O.CON.KMRX.FR.Y.0005.230424T0600Z-230424T1300Z/

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-

Sullivan-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-Northwest Cocke-

Northwest Greene-Washington TN-Northwest Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-

Jefferson-Northwest Blount-North Sevier-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-

Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-

East Polk-Lee-Wise-Scott VA-Russell-Washington VA-

Including the cities of Andrews, Marble, Topton, Hiawasse Dam,

Murphy, Unaka, Violet, Shooting Creek, Brasstown, Hayesville,

Tusquitee, Big South Fork National, Oneida, Smokey Junction,

Elgin, Huntsville, Norma, Slick Rock, Fincastle, La Follette,

Elk Valley, Jellico, White Oak, Caryville, Royal Blue,

Lone Mountain, Sandlick, Springdale, Arthur, Harrogate-Shawanee,

Clairfield, Howard Quarter, Evanston, Sneedville, Treadway,

Kyles Ford, Mooresburg, Kingsport, Bristol TN, South Holston Dam,

Pine Orchard, High Point, Petros, Oak Ridge, Clinton,

Maynardville, Norris Lake, Paulette, Rose Hill, Sharps Chapel,

Luttrell, Bean Station, Alpha, Morristown, Russellville, Bybee,

Newport, Greeneville, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Harriman,

Eagle Furnace, Rockwood, Bradbury, Fairview, Kingston,

Oliver Springs, Lenoir City, Loudon, Bearden, Knoxville,

Lake Forest, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Chestnut Hill,

Dandridge, White Pine, Maryville, Alcoa, Harrisburg, Kodak,

McMahan, Sevierville, Seymour, Pigeon Forge, Cagle, Dunlap,

Cartwright, Lone Oak, Old Cumberland, Palio, Melvine,

Mount Crest, Pikeville, Brayton, Dayton, Evensville,

Old Washington, Grandview, Spring City, Big Spring, Athens,

Clear Water, Dentville, Etowah, Sweetwater, Madisonville,

Bullet Creek, South Pittsburg, Haletown (Guild), Jasper,

Martin Springs, Whitwell, Powells Crossroads, Monteagle,

Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Cleveland, Tasso,

Conasauga, Archville, Benton, Parksville, Reliance,

Big Frog Mountain, Ducktown, Turtletown, Big Stone Gap, Norton,

Wise, Coeburn, Appalachia, Pardee, Hiltons, Hansonville, Lebanon,

Dye, Castlewood, Honaker, Rosedale, Benhams, Bristol VA,

and Abingdon

330 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2023 /230 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023/


...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ TO

9 AM EDT /8 AM CDT/ MONDAY...


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as mid to lower thirties may result

  in frost formation.


* WHERE...Portions of southwest North Carolina, east Tennessee

  and southwest Virginia.


* WHEN...From 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ to 9 AM EDT /8 AM CDT/ Monday.


* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if

  left uncovered.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures late Monday night and early

  Tuesday are expected to be near to below freezing in these same

  areas so stay tuned for any additional advisories or warnings.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


&&


$$


TD

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Memphis TN

221 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


ARZ009-018-026-028-MOZ113-115-TNZ001>004-019>022-048>055-088>092-

240500-

/O.CON.KMEG.FR.Y.0002.230424T0600Z-230424T1300Z/

Clay-Greene-Craighead-Mississippi-Dunklin-Pemiscot-Lake-Obion-

Weakley-Henry-Dyer-Gibson-Carroll-Benton TN-Lauderdale-Tipton-

Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Chester-Henderson-Decatur-Shelby-Fayette-

Hardeman-McNairy-Hardin-

Including the cities of Piggott, Corning, Paragould, Jonesboro,

Blytheville, Kennett, Caruthersville, Tiptonville, Union City,

Martin, Dresden, Paris, Dyersburg, Humboldt, Milan, Huntingdon,

Camden, Ripley TN, Covington, Brownsville, Alamo, Jackson,

Henderson, Lexington, Parsons, Decaturville, Bartlett,

Germantown, Collierville, Memphis, Millington, Somerville,

Oakland, Bolivar, Selmer, and Savannah

221 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT

MONDAY...


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 34 degrees will result in frost

  formation.


* WHERE...Portions of East Arkansas, Southeast Missouri and West

  Tennessee.


* WHEN...From 1 AM to 8 AM CDT Monday.


* IMPACTS...Frost could harm or kill sensitive outdoor vegetation

  if left uncovered.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


&&


$$


MJ

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Memphis TN

221 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


MSZ002>006-009-014-240500-

/O.EXA.KMEG.FR.Y.0002.230424T0600Z-230424T1300Z/

Marshall-Benton MS-Tippah-Alcorn-Tishomingo-Prentiss-Union-

Including the cities of Holly Springs, Ashland, Ripley MS,

Corinth, Iuka, Booneville, and New Albany

221 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT MONDAY...


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 36 degrees will result in frost

  formation.


* WHERE...Marshall, Benton MS, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo,

  Prentiss and Union Counties.


* WHEN...From 1 AM to 8 AM CDT Monday.


* IMPACTS...Frost could harm or kill sensitive outdoor vegetation

  if left uncovered.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


&&


$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Nashville TN

154 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-240700-

/O.CON.KOHX.FR.Y.0002.230424T0600Z-230424T1300Z/

Stewart-Montgomery-Robertson-Sumner-Macon-Clay-Pickett-Houston-

Humphreys-Dickson-Cheatham-Davidson-Wilson-Trousdale-Smith-

Jackson-Putnam-Overton-Fentress-Perry-Hickman-Lewis-Williamson-

Maury-Marshall-Rutherford-Cannon-De Kalb-White-Cumberland-Bedford-

Coffee-Warren-Grundy-Van Buren-Wayne-Lawrence-Giles-

Including the cities of Dover, Clarksville, Springfield,

Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Celina,

Byrdstown, Erin, Tennessee Ridge, Waverly, New Johnsonville,

McEwen, Dickson, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Nashville,

Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Hartsville, Carthage, South Carthage,

Gordonsville, Gainesboro, Cookeville, Livingston, Jamestown,

Allardt, Linden, Lobelville, Centerville, Hohenwald, Franklin,

Brentwood, Columbia, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne,

Woodbury, Smithville, Sparta, Crossville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma,

Manchester, McMinnville, Altamont, Coalmont, Spencer, Clifton,

Waynesboro, Lawrenceburg, and Pulaski

154 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2023


...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT

MONDAY...


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as the lower to mid 30s will result

  in frost formation.


* WHERE...All of Middle Tennessee.


* WHEN...From 1 AM to 8 AM CDT Monday.


* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if

  left uncovered.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


&&


$$


09

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Unsettled Weekend, Warm and Dry New Week

Friday (High 67, Low 56): Mostly overcast and lightly breezy. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Saturday (High 80, Low 54): Partly sunny and warm during the day. Rain is likely at night, and a few thunderstorms are also possible.

Sunday (High 70, Low 58): Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms possible through early afternoon. Then clearing and becoming partly to mostly sunny.

Monday (High 72, Low 41): Sunny.

Tuesday (High 78, Low 47): Sunny.

Wednesday (High 82, Low 50): Mostly sunny.

Thursday (High 80, Low 56): Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Plenty of Sunshine and Mild Temperatures for the New Week

(Forecast)

Monday (High 66, Low 43): Mostly sunny. Cool and breezy.

Tuesday (High 70, Low 40): Sunny. Mild temperatures and low humidity.

Wednesday (High 75, Low 42): Mostly sunny. Mild temperatures. 

(Extended Outlook)

Thursday (High 74, Low 49): Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.

Friday (High 73, Low 56): Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday (High 79, Low 55): Partly sunny.

Sunday (High 72, Low 59): Rain and thunderstorms likely. 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Couple Cool Rainy Days, Sunshine Returns For Easter Week

(Forecast)

Good Friday (High 60, Low 50): Overcast, cool, and breezy. Periods of rain showers are likely.

Saturday (High 61, Low 51): Overcast, cool, and breezy. Periods of rain showers are likely.

Easter Sunday (High 66, Low 44): Mostly sunny. Staying cool.

(Extended Outlook)

Monday (High 67, Low 45): Mostly sunny.

Tuesday (High 70, Low 47): Sunny.

Wednesday (High 74, Low 49): Mostly sunny.

Thursday (High 76, Low 51): Partly cloudy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Forecast

 The front is going to stall out with us on the cold side of it. 

Tomorrow we'll have plenty of rounds of showers with a High near 70. Will have to watch for issues with flash flooding, at least in Northwest Alabama up into Tennessee counties. 

Then Friday and Saturday, staying overcast with several rounds of rain showers likely throughout these days and even the night hours too, Highs about 60, Lows near 50.

Easter Sunday, looks like partly to mostly sunny skies, the High in the lower-to-mid-60's and the morning Low in the upper 40's.

The nights will stay cool with the Lows in upper 40's or near 50, but we'll begin a gradual warming trend next week, plenty of sunshine, reaching the upper 70's for the High by Tuesday. 

There are no more signs of severe weather any time soon around here, even though of course we remain in our primary severe weather season, severe season really isn't over until the end of May. For now we get a break. And it looks like the whole country does. So best wishes to people doing the storm surveys and helping clean things up and try to put things back together. 

Flash Flood Watch


 

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

150 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


ALZ001>005-TNZ076-096-060300-

/O.NEW.KHUN.FA.A.0002.230406T0500Z-230406T1800Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Moore-Lincoln-

Including the cities of Fayetteville, Florence, Russellville, Red

Bay, Athens, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Moulton, Lynchburg, Town

Creek, and Sheffield

150 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

AFTERNOON...


* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.


* WHERE...Portions of Alabama and southern middle Tennessee,

  including the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert, Franklin AL,

  Lauderdale, Lawrence and Limestone. In southern middle Tennessee,

  Lincoln and Moore.


* WHEN...From Midnight CDT tonight through Thursday afternoon.


* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,

  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

  Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action

should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


&&


$$


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Flood Watch

National Weather Service Memphis TN

320 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


MSZ001>017-020>024-TNZ022-053>055-089>092-061015-

/O.NEW.KMEG.FA.A.0005.230405T2020Z-230406T1800Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

DeSoto-Marshall-Benton MS-Tippah-Alcorn-Tishomingo-Tunica-Tate-

Prentiss-Coahoma-Quitman-Panola-Lafayette-Union-Pontotoc-Lee MS-

Itawamba-Tallahatchie-Yalobusha-Calhoun-Chickasaw-Monroe-Benton TN-

Chester-Henderson-Decatur-Fayette-Hardeman-McNairy-Hardin-

Including the cities of Oakland, Corinth, Pontotoc, Henderson,

Ashland, Iuka, Oxford, Aberdeen, Tupelo, Parsons, Lexington,

Batesville, Amory, Fulton, Selmer, Water Valley, Booneville, Camden,

Decaturville, Houston, Okolona, Somerville, Bruce, Clarksdale,

Coffeeville, Olive Branch, Savannah, Marks, Senatobia, Winborn NFDRS

Site, Tunica, Southaven, Bolivar, Charleston, New Albany, Calhoun

City, and Ripley MS

320 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.


* WHERE...Portions of North Mississippi and West Tennessee,

  including the following areas, in North Mississippi, Alcorn,

  Benton MS, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Coahoma, DeSoto, Itawamba,

  Lafayette, Lee MS, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss,

  Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union and

  Yalobusha. In West Tennessee, Benton TN, Chester, Decatur,

  Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy.


* WHEN...Through Thursday afternoon.


* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,

  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

  - Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are

    possible tonight through early Thursday afternoon along a

    front that will become stationary across portions of West

    Tennessee and North Mississippi.

  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood

Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared

to take action should flooding develop.


&&


$$

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Nashville TN

158 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


TNZ007>010-024>033-056>064-075-093>095-060500-

/O.NEW.KOHX.FA.A.0002.230406T0400Z-230406T1800Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

Robertson-Sumner-Macon-Clay-Humphreys-Dickson-Cheatham-Davidson-

Wilson-Trousdale-Smith-Jackson-Putnam-Overton-Perry-Hickman-Lewis-

Williamson-Maury-Marshall-Rutherford-Cannon-De Kalb-Bedford-Wayne-

Lawrence-Giles-

Including the cities of Nashville, Gallatin, La Vergne, McEwen,

Lafayette, Brentwood, Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, Celina, Carthage,

Gainesboro, Centerville, Hendersonville, Shelbyville, Gordonsville,

Murfreesboro, Linden, Smithville, Livingston, Hohenwald, Franklin,

Waynesboro, South Carthage, Dickson, Smyrna, Columbia, Cookeville,

Lobelville, Kingston Springs, Ashland City, Mount Juliet,

Hartsville, New Johnsonville, Lewisburg, Springfield, Woodbury,

Goodlettsville, Pulaski, Waverly, and Clifton

158 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH

THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.


* WHERE...A portion of Middle Tennessee, including the following

  counties, Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Davidson, De Kalb,

  Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis,

  Macon, Marshall, Maury, Overton, Perry, Putnam, Robertson,

  Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Wayne, Williamson and Wilson.


* WHEN...From 11 PM CDT this evening through Thursday afternoon.


* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,

  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

  - 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected across most of the watch

    area. However, an axis of 4 to 5 inches is possible tonight

    somewhere within the watch which could cause flash flooding.

  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood

Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared

to take action should flooding develop.


&&


$$


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High Wind Gusts From Today (TN)

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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Nashville TN

719 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...HIGHEST WIND GUSTS FROM THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 5TH...


Location                     Speed     Time/Date                            


...Tennessee...


...Bedford County...

Shelbyville Bomar Field      41 MPH    0515 PM 04/05                        


...Cannon County...

Woodbury                     37 MPH    0530 PM 04/05                        

Short Mountain               34 MPH    0340 PM 04/05                        

Bradyville                   34 MPH    0550 PM 04/05                        

Woodbury                     32 MPH    0330 PM 04/05                        


...Coffee County...

Tullahoma Regional Airport   33 MPH    0555 PM 04/05                        


...Cumberland County...

Crossville City Hall         44 MPH    0345 PM 04/05                        

Crossville Memorial Airport  38 MPH    0259 PM 04/05                        

Fairfield Glade              31 MPH    0215 PM 04/05                        


...Davidson County...

Nashville John Tune Airport  64 MPH    0405 PM 04/05                        

Vanderbilt University        48 MPH    0410 PM 04/05                        

Nashville Intl Airport       47 MPH    0422 PM 04/05                        

Nashville                    37 MPH    0115 PM 04/05                        


...Dickson County...

Dickson Municipal Airport    38 MPH    0335 PM 04/05                        

Dickson                      32 MPH    0335 PM 04/05                        


...Giles County...

Pulaski Abernathy Field      36 MPH    0515 PM 04/05                        


...Lawrence County...

Lawrenceburg Airport         36 MPH    0435 PM 04/05                        

Lawrenceburg WLX Radio       35 MPH    0425 PM 04/05                        


...Lewis County...

Meriwether Lewis State Park  35 MPH    0422 PM 04/05                        


...Marshall County...

Lewisburg Ellington Airport  35 MPH    0455 PM 04/05                        


...Maury County...

Culleoka                     39 MPH    0445 PM 04/05                        

Columbia Airport             30 MPH    0210 PM 04/05                        


...Montgomery County...

Clarksville Outlaw Field     49 MPH    0313 PM 04/05                        

Fort Campbell                34 MPH    0315 PM 04/05                        


...Overton County...

Livingston Airport           36 MPH    0155 PM 04/05                        


...Pickett County...

Monroe                       30 MPH    0555 PM 04/05                        


...Robertson County...

Springfield Airport          52 MPH    0350 PM 04/05                        


...Rutherford County...

Smyrna Airport               41 MPH    0440 PM 04/05                        

Murfreesboro Municipal Airpo 31 MPH    0315 PM 04/05                        


...Stewart County...

Dover Stilly Hollow          31 MPH    0326 PM 04/05                        


...Sumner County...

Portland Municipal Airport   46 MPH    0415 PM 04/05                        

Gallatin                     38 MPH    0943 AM 04/05                        

Gallatin Airport             33 MPH    0435 PM 04/05                        


...Warren County...

Mcminnville Airport          38 MPH    0615 PM 04/05                        


...Williamson County...

Brentwood                    46 MPH    0415 PM 04/05                        

Brentwood                    36 MPH    0441 PM 04/05                        


...Wilson County...

Watertown                    35 MPH    0507 PM 04/05                        

Watertown                    34 MPH    0515 PM 04/05                        

Lebanon Municipal Airport    33 MPH    1155 AM 04/05                        


Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying

equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers 

for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


$$

Special Weather Statement


So we mostly lucked out as far as a severe weather threat today, but this gust front along the squall line may still cause a few problems, mainly tree damage where it does anything. 

Technically it is an outflow boundary ahead of the storms that has been causing the problems. So for something like this they'll issue a Special Weather Statement or a High Wind Warning like we saw on March 3 I guess, not a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Because it isn't exactly thunderstorm winds, plus they are estimated just under criteria for severe. 

Just as a passing comment, I am nonplussed by how much severe weather has happened, so widespread, lately. I don't think the surveys are even complete from the last two events, much less yesterday's. Hats off to the people working so hard to sort it out and put it in the database so that maybe we can learn from what all has happened lately and improve future forecasts, watches, warnings. And there are issues about public safety too. People can care about them or not, but a lot of people living in poverty or otherwise in vulnerable communities really do not have access to the shelter they need from a big tornado outbreak. 



7:06 - The Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Monrovia had its steeple blown off by the high winds. Brad Travis passed on a picture of that from Renee Renner.



So especially if you've got trees outside, might want to head inside to a good safe place until these storms pass. Could at least break a few limbs here and there. 



7:18 PM - And that's the only place that really looks concerning at all now, as the line of showers/storms pushes into Northeast Alabama. The outflow boundary ahead of the line is the main focus for any damaging wind gusts. 



7:20 - Better radar image, shows that the Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been completely cleared now. 


7:22 - Remember that we will have a risk for flooding as this front stalls out though. If you see water covering a roadway - turn around, don't drown.

064 

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SPSHUN


Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

656 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023

 

ALZ006>010-016-TNZ097-060100-

Marshall AL-Madison AL-Morgan AL-DeKalb AL-Cullman AL-Jackson AL-

Franklin TN-

656 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...Strong winds ahead of any rain or storms will impact portions of 

Marshall, Jackson, southeastern Madison, DeKalb, northeastern 

Cullman, southeastern Morgan and southeastern Franklin Counties 

through 800 PM CDT...


At 655 PM CDT, broadcast media reported wind damage associated with 

an outflow boundary, or line of strong gusty winds, not located with 

any thunderstorms. This outflow boundary was extending from 6 miles 

south of Monteagle to near Good Hope. Movement was east at 30 mph.


HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph.


SOURCE...Broadcast media.


IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around 

         unsecured objects.


Locations impacted include...

Albertville, Cullman, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Boaz, Guntersville,

Arab, Rainsville, Bridgeport and Hanceville.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. 


&&


LAT...LON 3448 8558 3437 8563 3426 8577 3424 8584

      3420 8585 3418 8619 3410 8630 3426 8644

      3426 8649 3425 8652 3412 8660 3408 8670

      3405 8668 3398 8676 3405 8695 3519 8587

      3499 8586 3498 8561 3453 8551

TIME...MOT...LOC 2355Z 286DEG 25KT 3515 8581 3409 8681 


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN

MAX WIND GUST...50 MPH


$$


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Special Weather Statement


 6:05 PM - Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin Counties in NW AL have been cleared from Severe Thunderstorm Watch now that squall line is past there. They remain under a Flood Watch, and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues for Tennessee counties. 



6:08 - Section of storms approaching Decatur looking kind of rowdy, uptick in lightning and higher winds showing up on radar at times. 



6:14 - NWS Huntsville reports there was pea-sized hail with these storms in Moulton and estimate winds at 40-50 miles per hour, so right below severe limits. 



6:16 - Still got some strong winds in this part of the storms moving into Decatur, might be a good idea to be away from windows and in a sturdy house, near the center, down on lower floor, to play it safe, especially if you've got trees around or anything that might make more vulnerable to winds.



6:19 - Hail also showing up well on radar, but this was recently reported as pea-sized, has to be quarter-sized to be severe. 



6:28 - Now that strongest storm in the line is moving from Decatur toward Madison and Huntsville. Expecting strong winds of about 40-50 mph and pea-sized hail with this storm.



6:31 - Other storms in line seem to be weakening, but this one is just under what would be considered severe criteria as far as the winds. So here is a better look at it for anyone up Huntsville way.



And a similar storm just over the TN state line.

6:45 PM - Giles and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee have been cleared from the watch.



A flood watch will remain in effect after marginal severe thunderstorm threat has ended behind the squall line. That's the green color you see. Severe thunderstorm watch is pink.

760 

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SPSHUN


Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

544 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023

 

ALZ001-003>007-TNZ076-096-052330-

Lawrence AL-Madison AL-Morgan AL-Lauderdale AL-Franklin AL-

Limestone AL-Moore TN-Lincoln TN-

544 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023


...Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northwestern Madison,

Limestone, eastern Lauderdale, southeastern Franklin, northwestern

Morgan, Lawrence, northern Moore and Lincoln Counties through 630 PM

CDT...


At 543 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along 

a line extending from 8 miles southwest of Petersburg to 6 miles 

north of Ashridge. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.


HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around 

         unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is 

         possible.


Locations impacted include...

Decatur, Madison, Athens, Fayetteville, Moulton, Lynchburg, Trinity,

Rogersville, Ardmore and Town Creek.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. 


Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may lead

to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded

roadways.


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM CDT for

north central and northwestern Alabama...and Middle Tennessee.


&&


LAT...LON 3541 8625 3430 8712 3431 8764 3500 8726

      3499 8684 3526 8683 3525 8675 3531 8668

      3533 8660 3537 8659 3536 8649 3532 8642

      3541 8629

TIME...MOT...LOC 2243Z 242DEG 27KT 3521 8672 3498 8711 3432 8747 


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.25 IN

MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH


$$


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A Couple Mild Days with Cool Mornings, Then Summer Heat Arrives

FORECAST: Tuesday (High 80, Low 55): Sunny. Mild.  Wednesday (High 84, Low 57): Sunny. Cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon. Thursday ...