Saturday, April 1, 2023

Tornado Warning (Confirmed)


Also a Tornado Warning for Northwestern Winston County, including Haleyville. In either of these warnings, take shelter and stay there, because this tornado is CONFIRMED even though it is at night. And this storm has a history. 

2:46 - This may also affect Bankhead National Forest.

2:48 - Ok and it's actually a good bit of Northern Winston County included in the Tornado Warning. It did not show up on the radar product yet but here is a look at it. 

2:50 - Tornado now crossing into Winston County north of Haleyville. 

2:53 - Now have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marion, Lamar, and Fayette Counties for damaging winds. 

But the tornado has moved out of Marion County. It is Winston and Lawrence Counties now. 

Power reported out by broadcast media between Haleyville and Bear Creek.

2:57 - Sounds like it may have done some structural damage back in Marion County also.

2:59 - The tornado is moving through Northern Winston County, through Ashridge right now. Up next are communities like Grayson, Ellaville, and Moreland. 

3:01 AM - Also Brushy Lake, Sipsey River Rec Area, and Western Bankhead National Forecast are in the path. 

3:04 - Tornado Watch has been cancelled out for Lauderdale and Colbert Counties as the squall line is pas there. So their severe weather threat is over. 

Wayne and Lawrence Counties and points West up in Tennessee have also been cleared from the Watch.

3:06 - Also a Severe Thunderstorm Warning now basically from Hazel Green up to Winchester. Communities like Huntland, Flintville, Park City are also included in this warning for damaging winds. Good idea to be in a safe place even if this does not end up producing a tornado. 

3:07 - Severe thunderstorm warning extended to Falkville, Eva, West Point, and South Vinemont. Ahead of the tornado warning. 

And now it looks like the Madison County storm along the TN state line has been upgraded to a Tornado Warning. So may shift focus again. 

3:11 - Ok so from Hazel Green to Huntland to Flintville, take your tornado precautions. 

3:13 - This is another tornado that is confirmed by radar. That debris ball is hugging the AL/TN state line there. So take this seriously, get in that lowest most interior room of your house, don't be in a mobile home, and cover your body, especially your head - until this storm passes.

3:16 - Tornado is moving up into Franklin County TN.

3:17 - NWS Huntsville mentions that the debris may be going up to 10,000 feet. So this could be doing some fairly significant damage down at the ground. If you are in the path get to shelter and stay there. If you know somebody, call and wake them up. They'll get over being grouchy and you might save their life or keep them from getting hurt. 

3:19 - Seriously anywhere in this Tornado Warning polygon, stay sheltered to be on the safe side. This is confirmed, but in a storm like this, sometimes more than one circulation can show up quickly. Plus there is always a margin for error with the radar. There are good reasons they draw big polygons through parts of counties. Respect them.


WFUS54 KHUN 010740





Tornado Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

240 AM CDT Sat Apr 1 2023

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...

  Southeastern Franklin County in northwestern Alabama...

  Southwestern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until 315 AM CDT.

* At 239 AM CDT, a tornado producing storm was located near

  Hackleburg, or 8 miles west of Haleyville, moving east at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

  SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without

           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree

           damage is likely.

* This tornadic storm will be near...

  Phil Campbell around 245 AM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include

Bankhead National Forest.


To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a

basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy

building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in

a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect

yourself from flying debris.

Tornadoes are extremely difficult to see and confirm at night. Do not

wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!


LAT...LON 3448 8732 3430 8726 3431 8777

TIME...MOT...LOC 0739Z 255DEG 38KT 3426 8776





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