Sunday, June 18, 2023

Tornado Watch


 

Details soon.



All right, the show is on the road for West Alabama into parts of Southern Middle Tennessee. Remember we already have a Severe T-Storm Warning for Lamar and Fayette Counties, that includes the city of Fayette. Folks in Walker County will want to monitor the progress of this storm. 

9:43 PM - Ok as of the latest update this storm moving from Fayette to the East is considered capable of 60 mile per hour wind gusts and golfball sized hail. So please get to a safe place ahead of this. 



9:47 - Two main storms we're watching. The other one is hugging the TN/MS state line near Grand Junction and may be producing a tornado, hard to verify at night sometimes. And of course we have the Fayette County storm producing golfball sized hail and severe wind gusts. 




10:01 PM - That warning has been extended into Northern Tuscaloosa County. 

Still showing signs of golfball sized hail along with damaging wind potential. 

10:10 - By the way, these are verifying with damage. As of 9:57 PM emergency management reported a tree down completely blocking Highway 171 at the Fayette/Tuscaloosa County line. That was from near Moore's Bridge. 



10:19 - These two storms are now showing signs of wind gusts up to 60 mph but only hail of about quarter-size at most. The storm closest to us is affecting the town of Berry down to far Northern Tuscaloosa County. The other one is approaching Corinth, Mississippi. 



10:27 - The severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled for Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties. However there is another storm coming up behind it that has potential to produce winds over 40 mph and half-inch diameter hail. Which makes it below severe limits. But still a strong little storm. Tonight's environment does favor severe thunderstorms, maybe even an isolated tornado. So people in the path of the stronger storms will want to monitor them in case they intensify. 

Actually best idea may be to go on to bed with reliable ways to get alerts to wake you up, like a weather radio working properly and your cell phone WEA system as a backup. Just make sure you can wake up, and do not rely on an outdoor siren. 

Nice to see that storm that was moving from Berry has weakened below severe limits. But more thunderstorms could become severe between now and about 2 AM. We'll see if there is any severe thunderstorm threat after that point, when the storms are moving further East into Alabama/Tennessee. 



10:52 - New note from SPC . . . the main threat appears to be focusing on West-Central into Southwest Alabama, back into Eastern Mississippi. But large hail, damaging winds, and even an isolated tornado are still possible in Northwest Alabama or up into adjacent parts of Southern Middle Tennessee as we go through the next two or three hours. 



10:57 - I know a lot of these storms have some heavier rains and a lot of lightning, but for now, they are staying under severe limits, not producing large hail over an inch in diameter or strong, damaging winds around 60 mph or greater. Warnings are only issued when a storm is thought to pose a threat to life and property, beyond what a regular thunderstorm does. So if you are in the path of any of these non-severe storms, just stay inside, away from windows, avoid anything electrical, and you should be fine. I unplugged my laptop since I kept hearing thunder and saw lightning nearby on radar. It has plenty of battery charge to run on. Sometimes taking some common sense measures like that turns out to be a great idea. I remember a meteorologist one time telling me he'd just gotten off the phone (an old land line) talking to his mother when lightning hit and slung the thing across the room. Usually it's not that drastic, but just saying, common sense should suffice for these storms staying under severe limits. 

If you were to get a Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Warning later, you would need to move into a small central room (or hallway) on the lowest floor of a sturdy house, away from windows, and use something to cover your head, if you have time. 



11:02 PM - And sometimes it can be a close call. Like this Special Weather Statement just issued including the city of Jasper. Winds could get over 40 miles per hour with this. If you live in a mobile home with trees around, and you've got somebody next door with a sturdier house, might be worth waking them up, just to be on the safe side, ride out the storm over there if it makes you nervous. But as of right now these storms are thought to be strong, but not severe. Unlikely to do serious enough damage to pose a threat to life. 

11:13 - Have started a new post doing updates there because a Special Weather Statement came out that includes Falkville and Vinemont. 

SEL7


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   Tornado Watch Number 337

   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

   930 PM CDT Sun Jun 18 2023


   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a


   * Tornado Watch for portions of 

     Western Alabama

     Far southeast Mississippi

     Far southern Middle Tennessee


   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 930 PM

     until 200 AM CDT.


   * Primary threats include...

     A couple tornadoes possible

     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible


   SUMMARY...Regenerative supercell clusters over central and eastern

   Mississippi should slowly spread east into western Alabama tonight,

   with a separate cluster over southwest Tennessee likely moving into

   far southern Middle Tennessee.


   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles

   east and west of a line from 35 miles north of Muscle Shoals AL to

   120 miles south southwest of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete depiction

   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS

   WOU7).


   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for

   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch

   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for

   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements

   and possible warnings.


   &&


   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 335...WW 336...


   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail

   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind

   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean

   storm motion vector 27025.


   ...Grams


WOUS64 KWNS 190227

   WOU7


   BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 337

   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

   930 PM CDT SUN JUN 18 2023


   TORNADO WATCH 337 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR THE

    FOLLOWING LOCATIONS


   ALC007-023-025-033-047-057-059-063-065-075-077-079-091-093-105-

   107-119-125-127-129-131-133-190700-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0337.230619T0230Z-230619T0700Z/


   AL 

   .    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   BIBB                 CHOCTAW             CLARKE              

   COLBERT              DALLAS              FAYETTE             

   FRANKLIN             GREENE              HALE                

   LAMAR                LAUDERDALE          LAWRENCE            

   MARENGO              MARION              PERRY               

   PICKENS              SUMTER              TUSCALOOSA          

   WALKER               WASHINGTON          WILCOX              

   WINSTON              



   MSC153-190700-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0337.230619T0230Z-230619T0700Z/


   MS 

   .    MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   WAYNE                



   TNC099-181-190700-

   /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0337.230619T0230Z-230619T0700Z/


   TN 

   .    TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE


   LAWRENCE             WAYNE               



   ATTN...WFO...BMX...OHX...MOB...HUN...

327

WWUS64 KHUN 190230

WCNHUN


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 337

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL

930 PM CDT SUN JUN 18 2023


ALC033-059-077-079-190700-

/O.NEW.KHUN.TO.A.0337.230619T0230Z-230619T0700Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 337 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES


IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA


COLBERT               FRANKLIN AL           LAUDERDALE

LAWRENCE


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF FLORENCE, MOULTON, MUSCLE SHOALS,

RED BAY, RUSSELLVILLE, SHEFFIELD, TOWN CREEK, AND TUSCUMBIA.


$$


70/DD

294

WWUS64 KBMX 190230

WCNBMX


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 337

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

930 PM CDT SUN JUN 18 2023


ALC007-047-057-063-065-075-091-093-105-107-119-125-127-133-190700-

/O.NEW.KBMX.TO.A.0337.230619T0230Z-230619T0700Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 337 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 14 COUNTIES


IN CENTRAL ALABAMA


BIBB                  DALLAS                FAYETTE

GREENE                HALE                  LAMAR

MARENGO               MARION                PERRY

PICKENS               SUMTER                TUSCALOOSA

WALKER                WINSTON


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALICEVILLE, BRENT, CARROLLTON,

CENTREVILLE, DEMOPOLIS, EUTAW, FAYETTE, GREENSBORO, HALEYVILLE,

HAMILTON, JASPER, LINDEN, LIVINGSTON, MARION, MOUNDVILLE, SELMA,

SULLIGENT, TUSCALOOSA, UNIONTOWN, VERNON, AND YORK.


$$

476

WWUS64 KOHX 190229

WCNOHX


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 337

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN

929 PM CDT SUN JUN 18 2023


TNC099-181-190700-

/O.NEW.KOHX.TO.A.0337.230619T0229Z-230619T0700Z/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 337 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS


IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES


IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE


LAWRENCE              WAYNE


THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CLIFTON, COLLINWOOD, LAWRENCEBURG,

AND WAYNESBORO.


$$

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