Monday, February 12, 2024

Special Weather Statement



1:26 PM - Wow, some of these storms have been just under severe criteria, even winds estimated over 50 mph but below the threshold of 58 mph. Days like today are somewhat challenging to handle. Had some hail in Vinemont but looks like it was below severe criteria, less than quarter-sized. 

We do have several strong thunderstorms in the region. Got a cluster affecting the Shoals and also up to Lawrence and Hickman Counties in Tennessee. Another one moving through Madison County in Alabama, getting close to Ardmore. And more down in Jefferson and Blount Counties. As far as radar and reports can tell, they have stayed under severe limits. 

But that's why there were forecasts mentioning the possibility of severe weather today. Imagine if the air was warm and muggy instead of so cool and stable, and we had these same storms. They could really have fired up and done some damage. This was a close call, and it is looking like we all lucked out. 

 Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

1250 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


ALZ005>007-016-121900-

Madison AL-Morgan AL-Limestone AL-Cullman AL-

1250 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHWESTERN MADISON...

SOUTHEASTERN LIMESTONE...NORTH CENTRAL CULLMAN AND SOUTHEASTERN

MORGAN COUNTIES THROUGH 100 PM CST...


At 1249 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near

Falkville, or 8 miles north of Cullman, moving north at 75 mph.


HAZARD...Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph and nickel size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around

         unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to vegetation is

         possible.


Locations impacted include...

Cullman, Hartselle, Redstone Arsenal, Priceville, Falkville, Triana,

Huntsville International Airport, Vinemont, Somerville, and West

Point.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.


&&


LAT...LON 3424 8697 3467 8683 3457 8653 3418 8677

TIME...MOT...LOC 1849Z 202DEG 67KT 3430 8684


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.88 IN

MAX WIND GUST...55 MPH


$$


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Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

1245 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


ALZ024-121930-

Jefferson AL-

1245 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT EASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY THROUGH

130 PM CST...


At 1245 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over

Ross Bridge, or over Hoover, moving northeast at 55 mph.


HAZARD...Penny size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vegetation is possible.


Locations impacted include...

Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain

Brook, Trussville, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Fairfield,

Fultondale, Center Point, Clay, Pinson, Tarrant, Midfield, Argo, and

Brighton.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.


&&


LAT...LON 3377 8665 3377 8654 3372 8653 3363 8653

      3362 8655 3356 8655 3355 8654 3347 8662

      3347 8667 3343 8670 3343 8672 3342 8672

      3342 8675 3337 8678 3336 8683 3333 8683

      3333 8688 3329 8693 3333 8701 3384 8676

TIME...MOT...LOC 1845Z 212DEG 49KT 3337 8686


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.75 IN

MAX WIND GUST...<30 MPH


$$


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Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

1222 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


ALZ024-025-034-121900-

Bibb AL-Jefferson AL-Shelby AL-

1222 PM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT WESTERN SHELBY...NORTHEASTERN

BIBB AND SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES THROUGH 100 PM CST...


At 1221 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near

West Blocton, or 7 miles northeast of Centreville, moving northeast

at 55 mph.


HAZARD...Penny size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vegetation is possible.


Locations impacted include...

Southwestern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer,

Homewood, Pelham, Helena, Hueytown, Fairfield, Chelsea, Montevallo,

Pleasant Grove, Midfield, Brighton, Indian Springs Village, Lipscomb,

West Blocton, Oak Mountain State Park, and Maylene.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.


&&


LAT...LON 3340 8661 3294 8703 3303 8721 3322 8710

      3325 8707 3328 8707 3352 8694

TIME...MOT...LOC 1821Z 213DEG 49KT 3306 8707


MAX HAIL SIZE...0.75 IN

MAX WIND GUST...<30 MPH


$$


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Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Memphis TN

410 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


ARZ009-018-026>028-MOZ113-115-TNZ001>004-019>022-048>052-054-055-

122315-

Clay-Greene-Craighead-Poinsett-Mississippi-Dunklin-Pemiscot-Lake-

Obion-Weakley-Henry-Dyer-Gibson-Carroll-Benton TN-Lauderdale-

Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Henderson-Decatur-

Including the cities of Piggott, Corning, Paragould, Jonesboro,

Harrisburg, Blytheville, Kennett, Caruthersville, Tiptonville,

Union City, Martin, Dresden, Paris, Dyersburg, Humboldt, Milan,

Huntingdon, Camden, Ripley TN, Covington, Brownsville, Alamo,

Jackson, Lexington, Parsons, and Decaturville

410 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2024


...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...


A low pressure system will bring precipitation chances to the

Mid-South today. Beginning late in the afternoon, a rain-snow

changeover may develop in northeast Arkansas, the Missouri

Bootheel, and west Tennessee. At the surface, temperatures will

remain above freezing. However, moderate snowfall rates may result

in light accumulations on elevated surfaces. Any accumulation

will likely melt before Tuesday morning, but some travel impacts

may occur this evening.



$$

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