Thursday, March 14, 2024

Severe T-Storm Warning


This thunderstorm has gone severe a little ahead of schedule in Northwest Alabama. 


7:22 PM - Places like Red Bay, Belgreen, Bear Creek Reservoir, need to stay sheltered from this. Winds could exceed 60 mph and the hail looks just under severe limits, a little less than quarter-sized or an inch in diameter. 

Best place is a small central room or hallway on the lowest floor of a sturdy house. But at least stay away from any windows until this passes. And if you can be on the ground floor instead of an upper floor, that is better. Just to be on the safe side. 

That stuff in Tennessee, the tan polygons, those are strong thunderstorms that have prompted special weather statements but are not strong enough to merit severe thunderstorm warnings. A severe thunderstorm warning means a storm is believed to be producing winds of 50 knots or greater or hail at least one inch in diameter. That is 58 mph winds or hail the size of a quarter. 

7:33 - The weather has really been crazy out in Arkansas up through the Midwest, saw where Ohio had an impressive-looking tornado earlier this evening (when I was not tuned in to the weather). Kansas had one yesterday, but I believe it stayed over mostly open country. Our severe weather threat still looks to be on the lower end, but some potential does exist for a few storms to reach severe limits. And we have to respect that. 

If you live in a mobile home, you might consider spending the night with a friend or loved one who has a more substantial structure that you could take shelter in, if they are welcoming. Same thing if you live in a top-floor apartment or a house sitting up on blocks. We probably will just see some strong wind gusts and maybe some borderline-severe hail around here, but sometimes it is better to err on the side of caution and go ahead and be in the safest place you can be. That way if the weather does get too out of hand, like the damaging winds are hitting you directly, you can just get into the bathroom or hallway, whatever the lowest part of the house is without any windows, near the center there. So that even if a tree were to fall or a window were to break out, chances are you'd be just fine. 

And this is nothing to get worked up about. The severe threat here is low, and anything like that should stay isolated. But from now through about Noon tomorrow, there could be periods that we see strong thunderstorms. We'll see a lot of rain overnight, high confidence in that. But isolated severe thunderstorms are also possible. 

7:40 - And while I was yacking away, the severe thunderstorm warning has been extended into Franklin and Colbert Counties, the storm heading up toward places like Cherokee and then aiming at Tuscumbia. 

Also have a storm that has reached severe limits in Hardin County, Tennessee, affecting places like Savannah. 

7:44 PM - Important note, emergency management reported a power line blown down in North Tremont, MS when these storms came through. So we have some ground truth with these warnings. The yellow polygons are severe thunderstorm warnings. Leaving the tan polygons on there because they are special weather statements to let you know that storms in those areas are strong but are currently believed to be below severe limits. If that gets confusing later I may turn the statements off, but for now, think that in-between alert is a good heads-up for people in case they are watching to see if a storm intensifies. 

  Severe Thunderstorm Warning


ALC059-150030-

/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0009.240315T0007Z-240315T0030Z/


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

707 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024


The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a


* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Western Franklin County in northwestern Alabama...


* Until 730 PM CDT.


* At 707 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northeast

  of Tremont, or 8 miles south of Red Bay, moving northeast at 55

  mph.


  HAZARD...60-65 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail.


  SOURCE...Radar indicated.


  IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.


* Locations impacted include...

  Red Bay, Belgreen, Vina, Pleasant Site, Pogo, Cedar Creek

  Reservoir, Atwood, Dempsey, Little Bear Creek Reservoir, and

  Halltown.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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

building.


&&


LAT...LON 3458 8814 3457 8771 3431 8799 3432 8817

TIME...MOT...LOC 0007Z 220DEG 46KT 3431 8816


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...0.88 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


70/DD

Severe Weather Statement

National Weather Service Memphis TN

710 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024


MSC057-095-150020-

/O.EXP.KMEG.SV.W.0017.000000T0000Z-240315T0015Z/

Itawamba MS-Monroe MS-

710 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024


...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ITAWAMBA AND

NORTHEASTERN MONROE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 715 PM CDT...


The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.


&&


LAT...LON 3390 8823 3384 8831 3392 8848 3405 8858

      3436 8817

TIME...MOT...LOC 0010Z 228DEG 34KT 3419 8806


$$


Schlessiger

Severe Weather Statement

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

704 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024


ALC093-150030-

/O.CON.KBMX.SV.W.0003.000000T0000Z-240315T0030Z/

Marion AL-

704 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024


...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT

FOR NORTHWESTERN MARION COUNTY...


At 703 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Tremont, or 12

miles northwest of Hamilton, moving northeast at 35 mph.


HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to

         roofs, siding, and trees.


Locations impacted include...

Shottsville and Bexar.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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

building.


&&


LAT...LON 3432 8798 3412 8820 3432 8818

TIME...MOT...LOC 0003Z 217DEG 30KT 3422 8818


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...1.25 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


86/Martin


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