Line of Storms Marching East
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
2h ago
A line of storms extends from Huntsville, Scottsboro, and Fort Payne southwest through Guntersville and Albertville, where it splits into two lines. One runs down through Pell City. The other extends southwest through eastern and southern parts of the Birmingham Metro area, through northern Shelby County, and into Bibb County west of Centreville. No warnings currently in effect for Alabama, but there are a string of significant weather advisories along the storms from Jackson and DeKalb Counties into Etowah, Blount, and St. Clair Counties. Heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning and some small hai ..read more
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Strong Storms Moving Through North Alabama
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
2h ago
As expected, strong storms are moving through North Alabama this morning. Some of them are severe. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Madison, Jackson, Marshall, and DeKalb counties until 7 a.m. Hail of less than 1″ and 60 mph winds are possible. The strongest storms are moving through eastern Madison County now, east of Huntsville. Additional storms cover eastern Cullman and parts of Blount County. Not severe, but loud with thunder, heavy rain, and gusty winds. These storms will affect Albertville, Guntersville, and Ashville down to Springville. There is an isolated cell near War ..read more
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Saturday Weather Video: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Warnings
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
3h ago
Friday was a warm and humid day across Alabama. A mesoscale convective system moved through the Tennessee Valley late in the morning. And its outflow boundary served to trigger additional storms during the afternoon. One of those storms briefly became severe over northern Tuscaloosa County at mid-afternoon, producing 1” hail at Samantha. Other storms moved across Mississippi, but our good ol’ Alabama Severe Weather Protection Force Field was operating at full strength. It knocked those evening storms to our west to their knees before they even approached our state. I hope it works for the res ..read more
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Day One SPC Outlook Has Moderate Risk for Oklahoma, Kansas, and SW Missouri
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by Bill Murray
5h ago
Tornado Risk Wind Risk And the discussion: Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1258 AM CDT Sat May 25 2024 Valid 251200Z – 261200Z …THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN PARTS OF KANSAS/OKLAHOMA AND FAR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI… …SUMMARY… An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is forecast from late afternoon into tonight across parts of the central and southern Great Plains. A few long-lived supercells capable of intense tornadoes may occur. Giant hail and destructive wind gusts are also expected. …Central and southern Great Plains… Much uncertainty plagues t ..read more
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Tornado Warning in Mississippi
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
14h ago
UPDATE A potential debris signature appeared on the radar on the Panola/Lafayette county line at 6:55 pm. The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning with a TORNADO…POSSIBLE tag on it. The NWS in Memphis has a tornado warning on a severe storm northwest of Oxford. The storm is rotating and shows a high probability of severe hail. Shear is a little higher than here in Alabama, and instability is very high. The Precipitable Water is near 2 inches, and the storm is producing a large area of 1-2 inches of rainfall per hour. The lightning rate is 33 per minute. No debris signature. It is movi ..read more
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Storms Now Developing in Corridor from Eastern Arkansas to Central Alabama
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
15h ago
The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring storms that have developed from near Stuttgart and Forrest City in eastern Arkansas to near Aberdeen MS to just west of Birmingham. They formed along an outflow boundary from the morning storms over North Alabama. South of that boundary, CAPEs are over 3,000 joules/kg. There is modest bulk shear and the storms look organized. 1″ hail was reported at Samantha in northern Tuscaloosa County earlier from the storm that is now moving into the Birmingham area, when it was severe. The storm right now in Monroe County MS is just south of Smithville. It will mo ..read more
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Tuscaloosa County
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
15h ago
The storm in northern Tuscaloosa County has become severe. Hail of at least quarter size is likely, which could damage property and vehicles. It could approach half dollars in some places. It is well north of Northport, the City of Tuscaloosa, and the University of Alabama campus. Some of the communities in the path include Skelton Bend, North Riviera, Lake Cover, Rising Tide, and eventually Kellerman and Searles. Lightning is about 5-6 flashes per minute. Winds could gust to 60 mph. A storm in western Jefferson County is intensifying west of Rock Creek. It will move toward Sylvan Springs and ..read more
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Sun And A Few Storms Over The Weekend
The Alabama Weather Blog
by James Spann
17h ago
**No video briefing this afternoon; we are on a holiday schedule** RADAR CHECK: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with a few widely scattered thunderstorms in progress… Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 80s. Heavier storms through the evening hours will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. However, most of the state will be rain free tonight. The weather won’t change much over the Memorial Day weekend. Partly sunny days with the chance of a passing shower or storm in spots each day. While much of the weekend will be dry, keep in mind a f ..read more
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Alabama News Center — Selma, Alabama’s, Asher HaVon makes history by winning The Voice
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by Alabama News Center
17h ago
By: James Jones / Selma Times-Journal Asher HaVon made history Tuesday night by winning season 25 of The Voice singing competition on NBC. Selma-born HaVon is the first Alabama native to win the show in its 13-year history, receiving a $100,000 prize and a record contract during the two-hour season finale Tuesday, May 21. Voters determined the winner, and the 31-year-old HaVon prevailed over four finalists: Josh Sanders (second place), Bryan Olesen (third place), Nathan Chester (fourth place) and Karen Waldrup (fifth place). “Thank you for making me believe in myself, and I promise I will nev ..read more
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Strong Storms in West Alabama
The Alabama Weather Blog
by Bill Murray
17h ago
The activity in North and Northeast Alabama has all weakened or moved out of the area. The remaining convection is over Pickens, Lamar, Fayette, and northwestern Tuscaloosa Counties. It has hail just below severe limits, a lot of lightning (26 flashes per minute), very heavy rain, and gusty winds. The activity is not severe, but strong enough to warrant a significant weather alert in southern Fayette, NE Lamar, and extreme Northwest Tuscaloosa counties. One hour rainfall amounts have exceeded 2″ in parts of Pickens and southern Fayette Counties. The strongest part of the storms will pass acro ..read more
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