Friday, March 15, 2024

Severe T-Storm Warning


 6:19 AM - All right, so the tornado warning for Jackson County was cancelled. This large area may see 60 mph wind gusts. 

When I heard the weather radio going off, and it was already sounding nasty outside and looking sort of concerning on radar, I got up like I might head to a safer spot, and my wild, crazy, lovable little cat headed for our shelter room right away and meowed at me, concerned. Every other cat I've had since I lived here, I had to fight to get to shelter even if it was a lot more dangerous. This time it didn't end up being all that serious here, but he was making sure. I love that guy. Oddly enough he turns a year old today. Been up all night, going to say random stuff. 

I would still take these storms seriously, but I am glad for no tornado warnings right now. We kept having one right after the other. Have heard of no damage or injuries in those areas so far, and am glad of that. 



6:26 - The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is being trimmed back behind the squall line. So up around Muscle Shoals or places like Marion and Winston Counties are in the clear. Cullman County will be in the clear soon. No more severe weather after this squall line passes you this morning. 

6:31 - And I just have to give a shoutout to James Spann, who apparently was doing his morning weather briefing that he does from home. I saw where his morning guy was covering the tornado warning in Lamar County, but then I switched over to Taylor Sarallo and Stephanie Walker on the other station. And apparently James had to extend his usual weather forecast from home to cover that tornado warning too. That's what you call dedication. And he's been on the air since at least the 70's I think, radio or TV. The situation strikes me as funny, but I love to see when people are that devoted to whatever they do. Especially when it is a public service like that. 

Going to post the severe weather statement on this separately. this even tis winding down and only some stuff left in far Northeast Alabama. But they count too. Starting a new post . . . 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

ALC043-049-071-089-095-103-151200-

/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0026.240315T1107Z-240315T1200Z/


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

607 AM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024


The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a


* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Marshall County in northeastern Alabama...

  Southwestern Jackson County in northeastern Alabama...

  Southeastern Madison County in north central Alabama...

  Southwestern DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama...

  Central Cullman County in north central Alabama...

  Southeastern Morgan County in north central Alabama...


* Until 700 AM CDT.


* At 607 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

  extending from near Owens Cross Roads to Dodge City, moving east at

  45 mph.


  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.


  SOURCE...Radar indicated.


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


* Locations impacted include...

  Southern Huntsville, Albertville, Cullman, Scottsboro, Fort Payne,

  Boaz, Guntersville, Arab, Rainsville, and Hanceville.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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

building.


Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to

flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.


&&


LAT...LON 3391 8704 3466 8652 3457 8566 3420 8592

      3418 8619 3410 8630 3426 8644 3425 8652

      3412 8660 3408 8670 3405 8668 3406 8671

      3403 8670 3395 8679 3394 8688 3391 8692

      3387 8693 3386 8696

TIME...MOT...LOC 1107Z 276DEG 38KT 3456 8649 3405 8692


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...<.75 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


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