Friday, March 15, 2024

Severe Weather Statement



 6:42 AM - This system definitely hasn't made for a boring night. Just as I was going to grab the graphics you see above, they issued the new severe thunderstorm warning for Blount, Etowah, and Northern St. Clair County. Since that is on the fringes of North Alabama, no need to post the text of that warning separately. The hazards are similar to what is described in this warning for Marshall and Dekalb Counties, think it may still clip Southern Jackson County as well. Several trees have been blown down back in Hartselle and Falkville from this line of storms. 

So if in the path, get to a safe place and stay there, at least away from windows, preferably in a small interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy house or other strong building. 

6:45 - Only thing to really note from the new warning is that they mention that a tornado could develop quickly in this environment, within this squall line. And that is certainly true. That's why with this system I'd prefer that people take their severe weather precautions and go to that lowest most central room of the house, instead of just kind of moving away from the windows but mainly blowing it off. These storms tonight have had a history of damage, some of them. And you don't need to worry about whether it is from a tornado that lasts only a few minutes or if it's the bigger swath of damaging straight-line winds, just take care of yourself. 

Severe Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

626 AM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024


ALC049-071-095-151200-

/O.CON.KHUN.SV.W.0026.000000T0000Z-240315T1200Z/

Marshall AL-Jackson AL-DeKalb AL-

626 AM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024


...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM CDT

FOR MARSHALL...SOUTHWESTERN JACKSON AND SOUTHWESTERN DEKALB

COUNTIES...


At 625 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from Grant to near Nectar, moving east at 45 mph. Several

trees down have been reported in Harselle and Falkville.


HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.


SOURCE...Radar indicated.


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


Locations impacted include...

Albertville, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Boaz, Guntersville, Rainsville,

Crossville, Sylvania, Fyffe, and Powell.


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 3420 8592 3420 8611 3419 8611 3418 8619

      3410 8630 3429 8648 3430 8648 3460 8628

      3461 8603 3457 8566

TIME...MOT...LOC 1125Z 271DEG 41KT 3454 8626 3403 8667


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...<.75 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


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