Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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.


WWUS84 KHUN 052244


Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

544 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023



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


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 


Locations impacted include...

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

Rogersville, Ardmore and Town Creek.


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


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 





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