Wednesday, June 14, 2023

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Everybody needs to take shelter for this one basically countywide. Confirmed large hail and some power outages from this storm earlier. 

1:17 PM - Walker County has been placed under a warning too. 

Actually looks like the Northeast corner of Walker County. Main part of storm moving into city of Cullman now. 

1:23 - Looks like worst winds may be down around Dodge City or Bremen, but everyone in this warning polygon needs to stay sheltered for now. 

1:28 - We now have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Blount and Northern Jefferson Counties from this same storm. Remember, it has a history of producing quarter-sized hail and winds strong enough to knock out power in several places across Winston County earlier. 

Moving through Hanceville now . . . 

1:36 - As of about ten minutes ago, Walker County 911 is reporting some trees down on Walston Bridge Road in Manchester. 

1:39 - Okay, and that wind report you see superimposed on the radar image near Smoke Rise is of some trees down and a roof blown off a home. So these winds continue to be dangerous. Need to be in a small central room or hallway on the lowest floor of a sturdy house if in the path of these. Try not to get caught in a mobile home ahead of these storms, since trailers are a lot more vulnerable to severe thunderstorm winds. 

Taking the wide view, there is another severe thunderstorm capable of baseball sized hail down in Pickens County, and I believe there is still an ongoing tornado over in Georgia. Focusing on local weather until things settle down though. If you live in Blount County in the path of this storm moving out of Walker and Cullman Counties, then you need to be in a good safe place, and stay there, until this storm finishes its business in Blount County. 

1:43 - Storm is clearly into Blount County now, and out of Walker and Cullman Counties. 

1:45 - Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan Counties have been cancelled out of the Tornado Watch. 

1:48 - Warning extended into Etowah and St. Clair Counties like last time. But remember we've had confirmed damage from emergency management with this storm earlier. 

2:02 PM - And that damaging storm is moving through Eastern Blount and Southern Etowah Counties.

2:30 - Seeing reports of trees down in Winston, Walker, Blount, and Jefferson Counties from the storms earlier.  

Severe weather threat appears to have shifted into Central and South Alabama, so will discontinue coverage on this blog now.  

WUUS54 KHUN 141800

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
100 PM CDT Wed Jun 14 2023

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Cullman County in north central Alabama...

* Until 200 PM CDT.

* At 1259 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Brushy Lake to near Poplar Springs to near
  Brilliant, moving southeast at 50 mph.

  HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Trained weather spotters. At 1255 PM, a HAM radio
           operator relayed a report of quarter sized hail in
           Pebble, AL in Winston County as well as numerous power

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable
           tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes,
           roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include...
  Cullman, Hanceville, Good Hope, Holly Pond, Dodge City, Baldwin,
  Vinemont, West Point, Garden City and Colony.


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

Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading
killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 500 PM CDT for north central
and northwestern Alabama.


LAT...LON 3389 8701 3390 8710 3392 8708 3399 8715
      3399 8711 3431 8711 3431 8688 3418 8656
      3412 8660 3412 8663 3408 8670 3405 8668
      3406 8671 3403 8670 3395 8679 3396 8682
      3391 8692 3387 8693 3386 8699
TIME...MOT...LOC 1759Z 311DEG 44KT 3435 8723 3407 8745 3397 8777




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