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.
WUUS54 KHUN 280646
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.
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.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
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