Thursday, June 29, 2023

Severe T-Storm Warning

Plenty of lead time for Winston County, as it looks like that is where these storms are headed next. Winds may gust up to 70 miles per hour, and the hail could easily be up to the size of golfballs. These storms have a history of some damaging wind gusts and large hail since at least Southern Tennessee. 

5:31 PM - The cluster of supercells starting to move into Winston County now. In Lawrence and Winston Counties, golfball sized hail and wind gusts up to 60 or maybe even 70 mph are possible. These storms also have a lot of lightning. That's not what makes them severe - the hail and wind make them severe (and a potential threat to life and property). But lightning can be dangerous too. You want to be inside away from windows or anything electrical. I know that's common sense, but I'm reminding because these storms are severe and along with the hail/winds, have a lot of cloud to ground lightning. They need to be taken more seriously than an average summer storm. 

5:34 - Broadcast media reports ping-pong ball sized hail with these storms back in Rogersville. So these keep verifying with actual reports. 

5:37 - And it looks like outflow winds with a gust front ahead of storms took down some trees and power lines in Ardmore earlier as well. 

5:38 - Storms moving into Double Springs now. 

5:42 - And a new warning came out including Phil Campbell, a little farther to the West. This is a cluster of supercells that had plenty of fuel today in the heat and humidity. 

5:44 - So let's take the wide view. Two separate storms, supercell thunderstorms this evening. 

5:50 - People down in Walker County, places like Nauvoo or along the Northern edge of the county there near the county line, you will want to be preparing for these storms. A warning may be required to be extended to include parts of Walker County soon, we'll see. 

5:54 - Here is the warning for Walker County, also . . . nevermind, I'll post it separately.


WUUS54 KBMX 292218





Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

518 PM CDT Thu Jun 29 2023

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until 615 PM CDT.

* At 518 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Moulton,

  moving south at 20 mph.

  HAZARD...Golf ball size hail and 70 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail

           damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect

           considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to

           mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include...

  Haleyville, Lynn, Arley, Double Springs, Addison, Houston

  Recreational Area, Nesmith, Brushy Lake, Helicon, Inmanfield,

  Ashridge, Sardis, Corinth Rec Area, Needmore, Moreland, Winston

  Free State Barn, Smith Lake, Houston, Natural Bridge and Posey

  Field Airport.


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



LAT...LON 3430 8711 3413 8711 3400 8757 3400 8764

      3430 8763

TIME...MOT...LOC 2218Z 341DEG 18KT 3440 8735








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