Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Severe T-Storm Warning



As of now seeing signs of damaging 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail with this storm. 

Shifting focus to the home front. 

7:13 PM - More showers and thunderstorms are forming over North Alabama. Damaging winds, large hail, or an isolated tornado are possible with any storms that reach severe limits. The atmosphere does not favor tornadoes as much as it does in Middle Tennessee, but still, I would take any of these warnings seriously. 

Strongest storm without a warning is probably the one near Lexington, AL, 40 mph wind gusts possible and small hail. There is a special weather statement in effect for that one. 



7:24 - Got a new Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Giles and Marshall Counties in Tennessee, near Pulaski. This is showing some weak rotation, and I would take tornado precautions for it - small room on the lowest floor of a sturdy house, near the center, away from windows. 

If this is upgraded to a Tornado Warning I'll start a new post. 

And we have supercells forming locally now. The Weather Service in Huntsville has us covered. 

Going to be a long night.  

7:32 PM - New Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Madison, Jackson, and Franklin Counties, includes Northern Huntsville up to New Market, Huntland, and Hytop. 

Don't want to confuse things by making a lot of posts for each separate storm. 

If we get a Tornado Warning I'll make a new post or if a thunderstorm looks more damaging than the others. 

7:41 - And things are getting busy. Let's try to catch up with the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Still got one for Dekalb and Jackson Counties affecting places like Scottsboro, Section, Pigsah, and Ider. 

Another for Northern Huntsville up to Huntland, New Market, Hytop - so Madison, Jackson, and Franklin (TN) Counties affected by that. 

Then to the West we have a new one, for Eastern Lauderdale, Northern Lawrence, and Limestone Counties. That one includes Ardmore, Rogersville, Elkmont, Lexington. 

And finally we still have one for Giles County, TN. 

The ones for Limestone and Giles carry tags that note there is weak rotation and a tornado is possible. 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

658 PM CDT Wed May 8 2024


The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a


* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Northeastern Marshall County in northeastern Alabama...

  Central Jackson County in northeastern Alabama...

  Central DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama...


* Until 745 PM CDT.


* At 658 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles southwest

  of Section, or 9 miles south of Scottsboro, moving northeast at 25

  mph.


  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.


  SOURCE...Radar indicated.


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

           to roofs, siding, and trees.


* Locations impacted include...

  Scottsboro, Rainsville, Henagar, Sylvania, Hollywood, Powell,

  Section, Ider, Pisgah, and Dutton.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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

building.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for north central

and northeastern Alabama...and Middle Tennessee.


&&


LAT...LON 3443 8609 3451 8622 3491 8591 3464 8558

TIME...MOT...LOC 2358Z 235DEG 23KT 3452 8610


HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX HAIL SIZE...1.00 IN

WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED

MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH


$$


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