Thursday, May 9, 2024

Tornado Warning


8:33 AM _ Ok so we have a tornado warning again exactly where they do NOT need it, Sylvania, Henagar, Valley Head in this polygon. Take shelter right away if in the path. 

I would also take shelter for the severe thunderstorm warning affecting Marshall and Dekalb Counties, which carries a tornado possible tag. 

Cullman County has been cleared fromt he severe thunderstorm warning. Blount County is still under it. 

8:35 - Here is an outline of that warning. I had some technical difficulties and actually also cat difficulties as the storms rolled through my area. Catching up now. Hope this is helpful to some people. 

8:37 - All right, the tornado warning was cancelled early. I'm glad for that news. Those people deserve a break! 

What we have left are Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings. So use caution with those. If you are in the areas outlined above for the Severe T-Storm Warning in Marshall and Dekalb Counties, I would go to shelter, because it has shown weak rotation at times, plus damaging winds are dangerous anyway. 

8:42 - NWS Huntsville mentions that probably all of NOrth Alabama will be cleared from the tornado watch in another half hour. 

Most of us are already out from under it but in Cullman, Walker, Blount, up through Masrshall, Jackson, Dekalb, it is still in effect. It was only supposed to go until 10 AM anyway. 

They are now having flash flooding issues in Jackson and Dekalb Counties, a warning is in effect. It may be based on radar, but still, be careful, don't drive into any water that covers a road. 

8:50 - And now the severe thunderstorms are shifting into Central Alabama. As soon as they clear the Tornado Watch I'm hanging it up for a while. I am out of steam. Will try to get a forecast posted tonight unless we were to have more storms, which I kind of doubt, but this system did throw us a lot of curves. So it is a low chance but we'll have to watch this evening and tonight, Thursday night. Friday should be a lovely day and cooler, High in the 70's. 

Severe Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

814 AM CDT Thu May 9 2024



Jackson AL-DeKalb AL-

814 AM CDT Thu May 9 2024



At 814 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado

was located over Sylvania, or 7 miles north of Rainsville, moving

east at 50 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball 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


This dangerous storm will be near...

  Henagar around 820 AM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include

Dutton, Desoto State Park, Valley Head, Mentone, Hammondville, and

Little River Canyon NP.


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.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to

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


LAT...LON 3450 8555 3450 8556 3449 8556 3448 8558

      3447 8557 3447 8558 3444 8558 3441 8561

      3455 8600 3466 8596 3466 8554 3453 8551

TIME...MOT...LOC 1314Z 265DEG 43KT 3460 8580





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