Friday, April 28, 2023

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


$$


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