Monday, May 27, 2024

Tornado Warning

3:08 AM - And somebody might need it in Spanish . . . 

So here be another graphic. This includes places like Brownsboro and Gurley. Hard to confirm at night, but it does look pretty impressive on radar. 

Well just as soon as I said that, the next volume scan showed much weaker rotation. But you have to respect warnings tonight. Storms cycle up and down. And sometimes in this kind of a setup, a storm can produce several brief tornadoes in the same general area, where you see rotation on the radar. 

3:13 - And now we have a new Tornado Warning polygon that includes Hytop and Scottsboro. The polygon affects Madison, Jackson, and Marshall Counties. 

3:15 - Here's a really good look at who's in this new polygon. 

3:17 - And we also have a large Flash Flood Warning polygon from about Moulton and Hartselle through Huntsville up to Winchester. 

Also a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeast Jackson County and clipping Northern Dekalb County, mainly the community of Ider there. 

3:21 - The rotation looks weak on radar at the moment, but in these polygons, still need to stay in a small central room or hallway on the lowest floor of a sturdy house, away from windows. 

New tornado warning . . . just going to post the new one below, the graphics and describe. Not going to make a new post for every single warning like this, every polygon. Because that would get pretty confusing after a while, too many posts. 

New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, and Geraldine in Marshall and Dekalb Counties are included in this new warning polygon. 

Also the town of Grant in this new polygon for the new tornado warning. 

3:36 - Had technical problems and had to reboot, this new Tornado Warning is mainly for Arab. 

This does include Eva and far Northeast Cullman County like Baileyton and Holly Pond. Also Union Grove, Guntersville, Albertville, and Douglas and Boaz in Marshall County included in this new warning. 

And by the way, what I was trying to post when the connection went out briefly . . . Cullman, the city, is now included in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. So wouldn't be a bad idea to stay in a safe place there even though it is more likely to be damaging straight line winds. It carries a note that tornadoes can develop very quickly in this environment. 

3:40 - And right here are our only severe thunderstorm left to deal with in North Alabama at the moment. Unfortunately more than one segment appears to be trying to produce brief tornadoes. And those are still dangerous. Even if only on the ground for a minute or two, or five or ten minutes, any tornado is dangerous. Need to get to shelter and stay there. 

3:43 - And now we have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that extends all the way over to Fort Payne in Dekalb County. Wouldn't hurt to shelter to some extent from these warnings for damaging straight line winds too. Sometimes in a squall line overnight, it's tough to tell the difference really. 

3:46 - Sort of good news, our only remaining Tornado Warning is the storm affecting Eva, Baileyton, Arab, Guntersville, down to Boaz. The ones further to the Northeast have been let go. Some severe thunderstorm warnings are still in effect for damaging winds and hail in NE AL though. 

3:51 - Ok that new severe thunderstorm warning actually includes almost all of Dekalb County and Southern Jackson County, places like Hollywood and Scottsboro. 

3:52 - Zooming in on our one Tornado Warning at the moment, looks like the best chance of seeing a tornado right now is near Arab. But anywhere in this polygon, please respect the warning and stay sheltered. Because in a situation like this, sometimes more than one tornado can quickly spin up within the same general area. They can come and go really fast. And you want to be in a safe place in case of that and also from any damaging straight-line winds or hail such a severe thunderstorm may be producing apart from a tornado. 

3:55 - The Tornado Watch has been cleared early for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Limestone, and Lawrence Counties. And it has also been cleared for all of our Tennessee Counties just across the border there. The rest of North Alabama is still under it as this squall line moves through and some supercells merged with it. 

And it looks like they'll clear Madison County from the watch soon too. 

3:59 - The tornado warning is cancelled for Marshall County, radar update incoming . . . 

4:02 AM - We have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning still in effect for Northeast Cullman County, into Morgan County, Marshall County, Dekalb County, and Southern Jackson County. Damaging winds and some hail are possible in these storms. And in tonight's environment where some damage has been reported to trees and power lines at times, it is best to play it safe. 

Since the tornado warning has been let go, going to start a new post of the Flash Flood Warnings since really haven't caught up with that. 


WFUS54 KHUN 270804





Tornado Warning

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

304 AM CDT Mon May 27 2024

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...

  Northwestern Jackson County in northeastern Alabama...

  Central Madison County in north central Alabama...

* Until 330 AM CDT.

* At 304 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado

  was located over southeastern Huntsville, moving northeast at 40


  HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without 

           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. 

           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree 

           damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...

  Huntsville around 310 AM CDT.

  Gurley around 315 AM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Paint

Rock, Maysville, Princeton, Pleasant Groves, Trenton, Garth, Ryland,

Hampton Cove, Hollytree, and Brownsboro.


TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest

floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a

mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter

and protect yourself from flying debris.


LAT...LON 3493 8619 3460 8622 3459 8630 3460 8667

      3469 8667

TIME...MOT...LOC 0804Z 244DEG 35KT 3468 8658 





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