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LOOKOUT MOUNTAINHAMILTONTN35018535POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. DAMAGE IN LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN … LOOKOUT VALLEY AND ST ELMO. SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN SOME HOMES AND BUSINESS DAMAGED. (MRX)
1345 5 NNW CLEVELANDBRADLEYTN35248490*** 1 INJ *** EF2 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ON MT ZION RD. 3 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED. 2 MILE PATH LENGTH. PATH WIDTH FROM 200 TO 300 YARDS WIDE. MAX WINDS 120 MPH. (MRX)
1345 5 SE BIRCHWOODMEIGSTN35318493EMA REPORTED POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ON MT ZION RD NEAR GEORGETOWN … SEVERL HOMES DAMAGED SOME POTENTIALLY DESTROYED. (MRX)
1348 7 SSW DECATURMEIGSTN35438484POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN NEAR BRITTSVILLE RD AND HIWASSE BRIDGE. SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN REPORTED BY DISPATCH. (MRX)
1353 NEW CARLISLECLARKOH39948403NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS LOW-END EF0 TORNADO WHICH TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF NEW CARLISLE AND TERMINATED ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE CITY. DAMAGE INCLUDED UPROOTED TREES. (ILN)
1415 ESPERANZAPONTOTOCMS34358916BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN. NO DAMAGE (MEG)
1537 6 S LAWRENCEBURGLAWRENCETN35168734TORNADO WITH DAMAGE ON PURCELL LANE IN LEOMA (OHX)
1629 1 N DECATURMORGANAL34628698TOUCHDOWN JUST NORTH OF DECATUR (HUN)
1631 ATHENSLIMESTONEAL34808697DEBRIS NEAR ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL (HUN)
1730 2 E SOMERVILLEMORGANAL34478676NEAR ANTIOCH (HUN)
1850 9 S OXFORDLAFAYETTEMS34238953CONFIRMED TRAILER DESTROYED. HOUSE PARTIALLY DESTROYED. MANY TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. (MEG)
1853 OXFORDLAFAYETTEMS34368953TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WITH DAMAGE. EXTENT UNKNOWN. COUNTY ROADS 369 AND 469 SOUTH OF OXFORD. (MEG)
1900 SPEAKELAWRENCEAL34428717TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND. (HUN)
1928 5 N PHILADELPHIANESHOBAMS32858911STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED. POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS HIGHWAY 21. (JAN)
1936 1 W CLEVELANDBRADLEYTN35188489EF1. MAX WINDS 90 MPH. 2 MILE PATH LENGTH. MAX WIDTH OF 150 YARDS. (MRX)
1943 4 SSW NANIH WAIYANESHOBAMS32878897CHICKEN HOUSES BLOWN AWAY. TORNADO REPORTED ON GROUND BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPOTTERS. (JAN)
1943 4 E NANIH WAIYAKEMPERMS32928889EXTENSIVE DAMAGE … MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED … LARGE NUMBERS OF TREES DOWN PREVENTING EMERGENCY WORKERS FROM GETTING INTO AREA. UNKNOWN NUMBER OF INJURIES. (JAN)
1944 2 SSE NANIH WAIYANESHOBAMS32908894TORNADO STILL ON THE GROUND (JAN)
1945 4 E NANIH WAIYAKEMPERMS32928889*** 3 FATAL *** UPDATE … EXTENSIVE DAMAGE … MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED … LARGE NUMBERS OF TREES DOWN PREVENTING EMERGENCY WORKERS FROM GETTING INTO AREA. MEDIA R (JAN)
1945 GOOD HOPECULLMANAL34118686TORNADO ON THE GROUND. (HUN)
1946 5 WSW GOOD HOPECULLMANAL34098696TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 222 AND CR 310 NEAR GOOD HOPE. (HUN)
1948 5 SE VERNONWINSTONMS32938887HOME DAMAGED IN THE NANIH WAIYA COMMUNITY (JAN)
1957 2 E RIENZIALCORNMS34778850TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT HWY 356 EAST OF RIENZI. DEBRIS IN THE AIR WEST OF LEEDY (MEG)
2006 5 NNW CRYSTAL SPRINGSHINDSMS32059039SPOTTERS REPORT TORNADO ON THE GROUND (JAN)
2006 5 SW MACONNOXUBEEMS33068863SPOTTER REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND (JAN)
2006 1 S VAIDENCARROLLMS3332897510 HOMES DAMAGED … TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN … NO INJURIES (JAN)
2007 BAILEYTONCULLMANAL34268661TORNADO ON THE GROUND (HUN)
2010 3 SE HOUSTONCHICKASAWMS33878896*** 3 FATAL, 7 INJ *** EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 3 FATALITIES AND 7 INJURIES. FATALITY AND INJURY NUMBERS ARE PRELIMINARY. (MEG)
2014 6 NW CRYSTAL SPRINGSCOPIAHMS32059043*** 2 INJ *** 1 HOME DESTROYED … 5 HOMES WITH MAJOR DAMAGE … 5 MORE UNLIVEABLE. DMG OCCURRED ALONG HWY 27 TO THE HINDS COUNTY LINE. (JAN)
2014 HAMILTONMARIONAL34148798TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUD JUST WEST OF THE MARION COUNTY AIRPORT IN HAMILTON. (BMX)
2015 5 SSW KILMICHAELMONTGOMERYMS33378959HEAVY TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE REPORTED NEAR POPLAR CREEK … KILMICHAEL AREAS … LIKELY TORNADO BASED ON RADAR … REPORTED VIA NWS JAN FACEBOOK PAGE (JAN)
2015 BALDWYNLEEMS34508863MOVING TOWARD WHEELER (MEG)
2016 HULACOMORGANAL34318660TORNADO ON GROUND (HUN)
2017 4 SE HOUSTONCHICKASAWMS33868895LARGE TORNADO REPORTED BY CHASERS (MEG)
2020 3 SW TERRYHINDSMS32079033SPOTTER REPORTED TORNADO CROSSING MIDWAY RD (JAN)
2023 JOPPACULLMANAL34308656TORNADO ON THE GROUND (HUN)
2023 9 E JONESBOROCRAIGHEADAR35829053TORNADO ON THE GROUND BETWEEN BLACK OAK AND MONNET (MEG)
2024 3 NNW ARABMARSHALLAL34368651TORNADO ON THE GROUND (HUN)
2025 HULACOMORGANAL34318660STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON HWY 67 (HUN)
2028 3 S OKOLONACHICKASAWMS33968875TORNADO ON THE GROUND SOUTH OF OKOLONA (MEG)
2028 HACKLEBURGMARIONAL34278783TORNADO ON GROUND JUST MOVED THROUGH DOWNTOWN HACLEBURG. IN NOW NORTH OF 345. (BMX)
2030 PHIL CAMPBELLFRANKLINAL34358771TORNADO ON GROUND ON HIGHWAY 243 IN PHIL CAMPBELL. (HUN)
2031 3 S LEACHVILLEMISSISSIPPIAR35889026TORNADO ON THE GROUND (MEG)
2032 NEW WRENMONROEMS33978862*** 4 FATAL *** EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 4 PRELIMINARY FATALITIES AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. ADDITIONAL INJURIES UNKNOWN. (MEG)
2035 ARABMARSHALLAL34328650NUMEROUS STRUCTURES DAMAGED ALONG HWY69 ARAB TO MARSHALL MEDICAL NORTH. POSSIBLE INJURIES (HUN)
2040 NEW HOPEMADISONAL34548642DEBRIS FALLING OUT OF SKY. LOCATION WAS MAPLE ROAD AND BUTLER MILL ROAD. (HUN)
2043 UNION GROVEMARSHALLAL34408645POWER LINES DOWN AND DEBRIS BLOCKING ROADS. (HUN)
2044 SMITHVILLEMONROEMS34078840*** 8 FATAL *** EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS MAJOR DAMAGE IN SMITHVILLE, MS. UNKNOWN INJURIES. FATALITIES ARE PRELININARY AT THIS TIME. (MEG)
2045 6 ENE SCOOBAKEMPERMS32878839EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON SUNFLOWER AND BINNSVILLE ROADS (JAN)
2046 MT HOPELAWRENCEAL34468748TORNADO ON GROUND WITH DEBRIS AND ROARING SOUND. (HUN)
2048 MT HOPELAWRENCEAL34468748TORNADO ON GROUND. (HUN)
2052 HATTONLAWRENCEAL34568741MT HOPE TO HATTON. NUMEROUS HOUSES ARE GONE. (HUN)
2053 HATTONLAWRENCEAL34568741ONE HALF MILE WIDE TORNADO ALONG HWY 157 AND HWY 101 NEAR HATTON. (HUN)
2055 MOULTONLAWRENCEAL34488729TORNADO ON GROUN NORTH OF MOULTON AT 102 AND CR41. (HUN)
2057 8 S LAWRENCEBURGLAWRENCETN35138734LAW ENFORECEMENT CONFIRMS TORNADO GLENDALE ROAD AND HWY 98 S OF LEOMA. (OHX)
2105 LUBBUBPICKENSAL33438787LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN PICKENS COUNTY MOVING TOWARD BROWNVILLE COMMUNITY. (BMX)
2107 HULACOMORGANAL34318660TORNADO ON GROUND HULACO RD. (HUN)
2110 2 W CHAFFEESCOTTMO37188970(PAH)
2111 4 WNW ARABMARSHALLAL34338656TREE FELL ON CAR WITH ENTRAPMENT. INJURIES UNKNOWN. (HUN)
2115 1 SE IDERDEKALBAL34698565COUNTY ROAD 155 AND 814. MULTIPLE HOUSES DAMAGED WITH INJURIES. (HUN)
2116 4 W TRINITYLAWRENCEAL34618715TORNADO REPORTED ON GROUND IN MORGAN COUNTY MOVING INTO SOURTHERN LIMESTON COUNTY. (HUN)
2120 N GEIGERSUMTERAL32878831DAMAGE PATH REPORTED JUST NORTH OF GEIGER. EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ENROUTE. (BMX)
2120 1 E MOORES BRIDGETUSCALOOSAAL33458778DAMAGE IN THE OLD MOORES BRIDGE AREA. (BMX)
2126 HUNTSVILLEMADISONAL34738659TORNADO ON GROUND LILLY FLAG AND SOUTH MEMORIAL PARKWAY. (HUN)
2127 1 N BERRYFAYETTEAL33688761DEBRIS FALLING FROM SKY. (BMX)
2128 6 ENE SCOOBAKEMPERMS32878839EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON SUNFLOWER AND BINNSVILLE ROADS (JAN)
2131 HUNTSVILLEMADISONAL34738659TORNADO ON GROUND. HWY 72 AND MOORESVILLE ROAD. PATH 22 YARDS WIDE. (HUN)
2133 4 WNW BURNSSMITHMS32178961EM REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT INTERSECTION OF STATE HWY 481 AND COUNTY ROAD 503 … DEBRIS BALL ON RADAR IN SAME LOCATION … UPDATE … BUILDINGS DESTROYED … MOBILE HO (JAN)
2133 3 NW CLINTONGREENEAL32948803SPOTTER REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF WEST GREENE. (BMX)
2133 HARVESTMADISONAL34868675TORNADO ON GROUND AT NICK DAVIS AND INTERSTATE 65. (HUN)
2139 ATHENSLIMESTONEAL34808697WEDGE TORNADO ON GROUND NORTH OF CAPSHAW IN LIMESTONE COUNTY. (HUN)
2140 5 NNE BURNSSMITHMS32208952FIRE DEPTS REPORTS TOUCHDOWN NEAR LORENA COMMUNITY (JAN)
2140 TRENTONDADEGA34878551*** 2 FATAL *** DADE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS THAT TRENTON HAS TAKEN A HIT FROM A TORNADO. SEVERAL INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DADE COUNTY 911 AND TRAUMA CEN (FFC)
2142 2 SE HARVESTMADISONAL34838672ON GROUND NEAR SPARKMAN HIGH SCHOOL. (HUN)
2144 4 N MERIDIANVILLEMADISONAL34908657HOMES DAMAGED (HUN)
2145 2 ESE HARVESTMADISONAL34858671HWY 53 AND JEFF ROAD TORNADO ON GROUND. GAS STATION LEVELED. PIGGLY WIGGLY GROCERY STORE DAMAGED. PEOPLE TRAPPED. (HUN)
2147 FYFFEDEKALBAL34458590TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT FYFFE AND SHERWOOD (HUN)
2148 1 SSE HIGDONDEKALBAL34838561SIGNIFICAN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT 6247 AND COUNTY ROAD 155 IN CARTERSVILLE. (HUN)
2153 4 S LOOKOUT MOUNTAINWALKERGA34928535AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED REPORTS OF 50 DAMAGED HOUSES, INCLUDING 30 COMPLETELY DESTROYED HOMES, IN THE EAGLE LANDING AREA NEAR FLINTSTONE. MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED. WA (FFC)
2154 4 N MERIDIANVILLEMADISONAL34908657TORNADO ON GROUND HWY 231 AND WALKER LANE. (HUN)
2200 4 S LOOKOUT MOUNTAINWALKERGA34928535AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED REPORTS OF 20 DAMAGED HOUSES, INCLUDING ONE COMPLETELY DESTROYED HOUSE, IN THE EAGLE LANDING AREA NEAR FLINTSTONE. WALKER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEM (FFC)
2206 MADISONMADISONAL34708675TORNADO ON GROUND AT U.S. HIGHWAY 72 AND SLAUGHTER ROAD. (HUN)
2207 DORAWALKERAL33738708TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN DORA. (BMX)
2209 TUSCALOOSATUSCALOOSAAL33248754TORNADO ON THE GROUND ALONG HWY 82 NEAR THE MCFARLAND MALL. (BMX)
2212 NEWTONNEWTONMS32328916WTOK REPORTS VIEWING A LARGE TORNADO ON THEIR SKYCAM ENTERING NEWTON (JAN)
2212 SMOKE RISEBLOUNTAL33898682TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND NEAR EXIT 284 ON I-65 AT PHILADELPHIA ROAD. (BMX)
2214 2 W TRIANGLEPRINCE WILLIAMVA38557735REPORTED BY QUANTICO OBSERVER 1 TO 2 MILES WEST OF QUANTICO. (LWX)
2215 2 SSE HUNTLANDFRANKLINTN35038625TORNADO ON GROUND ON FRANCISCO ROAD. (HUN)
2218 2 WNW HICKORYNEWTONMS32338905*** 1 INJ *** SEVERAL HOUSES DAMAGED … ROOFS TORN OFF … SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE WITH TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED (JAN)
2220 2 NW HICKORYNEWTONMS32348904TORNADO CROSSED INTERSTATE 20 NEAR HICKORY EXIT. TRAILER DESTROYED AND DEBRIS FALLING FROM SKY. (JAN)
2220 2 SW PICKWICK DAMHARDINTN35038828TORNADO DESTROYED HARDWARE STORE ON HWY 57 … TRUCKED FLIPPED OVER. SPOTTER SAW FUNNEL CLOUD … THEN STORM MOVED OVER COUNCE … TENNESSEE … AND BECAME RAIN WRAPPED. (MEG)
2244 SUQUALENALAUDERDALEMS32448883BROADCAST MEDIA REPORTS A TORNADO MOVED NEAR SUQUALENA … UPDATE … TREES AND POWERLINES ON WOODS ROAD (JAN)
2246 BLOUNTSVILLEBLOUNTAL34108658*** 1 INJ *** MULTIPLE HOMES DESTROYED IN BLOUNTSVILLE. ONE INJURY CONFIRMED AT THIS TIME. (BMX)
2247 3 SW HYATTMARSHALLAL34208638TORNADO ON GROUND AT NIXON CHAPEL (HUN)
2250 5 S PINEVILLESMITHMS32068939TORNADO REPORTED WITH EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE … EMERGENCY CREWS HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING INTO THE AREA … UPDATE … MOBILE HOME DESTROYED ON COUNTY ROAD 107 … EXTENSIVE TR (JAN)
2256 HUEYTOWNJEFFERSONAL33448700MAJOR DAMAGE IN HUEYTOWN … HOUSES LEVELED. (BMX)
2300 2 NW MERIDIANLAUDERDALEMS32418874TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. BROADCAST MEDIA REPORTS VIDEO OF LARGE TORNADO IN AREA. (JAN)
2300 FARMVILLEPRINCE EDWARDVA37307840SPOTTED NEAR PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS NEAR ROUTE 15 MOVING NE INTO CUMBERLAND COUNTY (AKQ)
2303 5 NNW TURNERVILLEJASPERMS32108924*** 2 FATAL *** TORNADO MOVED THROUGH AREA CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND INJURIES … UPDATE … NUMEROUS ROADS BLOCKED BY TREES AND UNKNOWN NUMBER OF INJURIES … FURTHER U (JAN)
2303 ALBERTVILLEMARSHALLAL34268621TORNADO ON THE GROUND. DAMAGE OCCURRING AT TIME OF REPORT. (HUN)
2309 FULTONDALEJEFFERSONAL33628680TREES DOWN, ROOFS OFF OF HOUSES, AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS I65 AND US31. (BMX)
2320 3 NE GUNTERSVILLEMARSHALLAL34398626LARGE PIECES OF DEBRIS FALLING FROM SKY. (HUN)
2321 ROSE HILLJASPERMS32148900AT LEAST ONE HOUSE DESTROYED (JAN)
2322 1 S MORNINGSIDEPRINCE GEORGESMD38827689LARGE BRANCHES AND SHINGLES ON ALLENTOWN ROAD. A BIG ROAD SIGN BLOWN DOWN NEAR ANDREWS AIRFORCE BASE. (LWX)
2325 2 ESE RAINSVILLEDEKALBAL34498582MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT PLAINVIEW SCHOOL. (HUN)
2327 MULGAJEFFERSONAL33558698DAMAGE TO HOUSES ON AL 269. (BMX)
2333 8 E OILVILLEGOOCHLANDVA37707764TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND VICINTY I64 AND 295 (AKQ)
2336 ENTERPRISECLARKEMS32178881HOUSES WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN ENTERPRISE. (JAN)
2337 2 W PLAINFIELDHENDRICKSIN39708643REPORT OF DAMAGE TO AN AWNING ON A HORSE TRAILER (IND)
2345 4 WSW SABLECLARKEMS32178875TREES DOWN ACROSS ROADS HWY 514 AND COUNTY ROAD 350 … PUBLIC REPORTS A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND (JAN)
2348 WEST POINTCULLMANAL34248696TRAILER PARK HIT. INJURIES BUT NUMBER UNKNOWN. (HUN)
2350 4 WNW MIDDLETONCLARKEMS32178868HAM RADIO SPOTTERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS LARGE TORNADO CROSSING US HIGHWAY 45 AT STATE HIGHWAY 514 (JAN)
2359 3 ESE FERNCLIFFLOUISAVA37927806NEAR SHANNON HILL ROAD (AKQ)
0000 SNELLCLARKEMS32198850*** 4 FATAL, 12 INJ *** MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED AND 4 CONFIRMED FATALITIES AND AND 10 TO 12 SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE SNELL COMMUNITY DUE TO A LIKELY TORNADO … REPORTED BY (JAN)
0012 WEST POINTCULLMANAL34248696TORNADO ON GROUND (HUN)
0015 OHATCHEECALHOUNAL33788602MULTIPLE DAMAGE LOCATIONS IN AND AROUND OHATCHEE. (BMX)
0015 OILVILLEGOOCHLANDVA37717779TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR OILVILLE … NEAR I-64 AND RTE 617. (AKQ)
0025 5 N LISMANCHOCTAWAL32248827PEOPLE TRAPPED IN A MOBILE HOME IN THE MOLLIE COMMUNITY (MOB)
0025 NOELHANOVERVA37907754LARGE TREES DOWN VICNITY OF VERDON AND NOEL ROADS REPORTED BY PUBLIC WHO BELIEVED IT MIGHT BE A TORNADO. (AKQ)
0027 1 ESE CROMWELLCHOCTAWAL32228826EMA REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND BETWEEN CROMWELL AND YANTLEY. (MOB)
0027 YANTLEYCHOCTAWAL32258838STATE POLICE REPORTED TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALONG WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN YANTLEY. (MOB)
0033 5 NW DEASCHOCTAWAL32288817THREE MOBILE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGE ON HWY 17. (MOB)
0040 CLEVELANDBRADLEYTN35188487POSSIBLE TORNADO. REPORTED ON LEAD MINE VALLEY RD. (MRX)
0045 1 WSW RINGGOLDCATOOSAGA34918513*** 7 FATAL *** WHITFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELAYED REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO CARS AND TOSSED TRACTOR TRAILERS AT EXIT 348 ON I-75 OUTSIDE OF RINGGOLD IN CATOOSA C (FFC)
0050 2 SSW CAVE SPRINGPOLKGA34088535FLOYD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS A HOUSE COMPLETELY DESTROYED NEAR CAVE SPRING. (FFC)
0053 5 SW NATHALIEHALIFAXVA36887901ONE DEATH, SEVEN SIGNIFICANT INJURIES, 20 TO 30 HOMES DAMAGED. (RNK)
0054 4 SSW NATHALIEHALIFAXVA36887898*** 1 FATAL, 6 INJ *** POSSIBLE TORNADO. (RNK)
0058 3 W EXIT 104 ALONG I 95CAROLINEVA37947752POSSIBLE TORNADO … IN THE RUTHER GLEN AREA SOUTH … SOUTHWEST OF GOLANSVILLE. NUMEROUS OTHER REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. (AKQ)
0101 NW JACKSONVILLECALHOUNAL33818576MT GILEAD COMMUNITY IS COMPLETELY IMPASSABLE EVEN ON FOOT. (BMX)
0101 HANCEVILLECULLMANAL34068676TORNADO ON GROUND ALONG HIGHWAY 91. (HUN)
0108 N WILSONVILLESHELBYAL33248648SPOTTER REPORTED TORNADO STRUCK POWERLINES AND/OR TRANSFORMER. POWER IS OUT. (BMX)
0112 7 SSW ATHENSMCMINNTN35368465POSSIBLE TORNADO (MRX)
0124 SANTUCKELMOREAL32638613STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE DEXTER ROAD AREA OF SANTUCK. (BMX)
0127 8 NNE ETOWAHMCMINNTN35448447POSSIBLE TORNADO REPORTED (MRX)
0135 12 NNE GREENEVILLEGREENETN36338274POSSIBLE TORNADO REPORTED (MRX)
0210 DADEVILLETALLAPOOSAAL32838577DADEVILLE TOOK A DIRECT HIT. MULTIPLE REPORTS OF EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. (BMX)
0233 5 S DADEVILLETALLAPOOSAAL32768577TREES DOWN AND BLOCKING HWY 49 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF STILL WATERS. (BMX)
0256 CAMP CREEKGREENETN36098277*** 5 FATAL *** POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR CAMP CREEK WHICH CAUSED SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND SEVERAL FATALITIES AND NUMEROUS INJURIES. (MRX)
0257 3 NE NOKESVILLEPRINCE WILLIAMVA38737755STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RETAIL SHOPPING CENTER. (LWX)
0300 7 W TIGERRABUNGA34858356COUNTY REPORTS TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE LAKE BURTON AREA. (GSP)
0312 MOUNTAIN CITYRABUNGA34928339HAM RADIO OPERATOR RELAYED A REPORT OF SEVERAL HOUSES DESTROYED. (GSP)
0315 MOUNTAIN CITYRABUNGA34928339FIRE STATION SEVERELY DAMAGED. (GSP)
0407 WARM SPRINGSMERIWETHERGA32898468BROADCAST MEDIA REPORTED THAT THE ROOF WAS MISSING FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN WARM SPRINGS. (FFC)
0409 1 WNW WARM SPRINGSMERIWETHERGA32908469MERIWETHER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS DAMAGE ALONG THE 4000 BLOCK OF ROOSEVELT RD AND 5000 BLOCK OF MT CARMEL RD. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE DOWNED AND 5000 CUSTOM (FFC)
0423 2 W SUNNY SIDESPALDINGGA33348433*** 2 FATAL *** AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED A REPORT OF A MOBILE HOME PARK DESTROYED BY A TORNADO 2 MILES WEST OF SPALDING. (FFC)
0427 2 NNE SUNNY SIDEHENRYGA33368428HENRY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED THOUSANDS OF DOWNED, SNAPPED, AND UPROOTED TREES. SOME STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED. (FFC)
0430 SCALYMACONNC35018332HOUSE DESTROYED BY TORNADO (GSP)
0500 1 WSW HIGH FALLS STATEMONROEGA33178404MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED 3 TRACTOR TRAILERS BLOWN OFF I-75 NEAR EXIT 196. PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED IN THE VEHICLES. DAMAGE TO HOMES AND TREES IN THE WELDO (FFC)
0525 MADISONMORGANGA33608347MORGAN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS BUILDINGS DESTROYED … MULTIPLE DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES … AND ROADS BLOCKED LEADING INTO MADISON. (FFC)
0530 FORSYTHMONROEGA33038394ROOF RIPPED OFF THE BACK OF A HOUSE. MANY TREES DOWN. (FFC)
0530 SWARTWOODCHEMUNGNY42237662EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS POSSIBLE TORNADO. 6 HOMES DAMAGED AND NOT HABITABLE … NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. (BGM)
0540 1 NE DANBYTOMPKINSNY42367647POSSIBLE TORNADO … 4 TO 5 HOMES WITH MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE (BGM)
0621 2 SSE ORKNEY SPRINGSSHENANDOAHVA38767880TREES DOWN AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOUSE. (LWX)
0622 SWARTWOODCHEMUNGNY42237662EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS POSSIBLE TORNADO. 6 HOMES DAMAGED AND NOT HABITABLE … NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. (BGM)
0700 MORGANTONBURKENC35748170TORNADO CONFIRMED ON THE GROUND AT HWY 18/64. (GSP)
0715 5 E LENOIRCALDWELLNC35918145DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUILDINGS ON LAZY CREEK LANE … TEMPLEHILL BIRCH ROAD … MORRIS CREEK ROAD … BURNS ROAD. (GSP)
0740 3 W TAYLORSVILLEALEXANDERNC35928123POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE TO MOBILE HOME 3 MILES WEST OF TAYLORSVILLE JUST OFF HWY 64. (GSP)
0900 FRANKFORTHERKIMERNY43047507POSSIBLE TORNADO. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOUSE ON BROCKWAY ROAD. (ALY)
0900 FRANKFORT CENTERHERKIMERNY43057514POSSIBLE TORNADO. TOPS OF TREES SHEARED OFF AND A ROOF BLOWN OFF A HOUSE. (ALY)
0915 FRANKFORTHERKIMERNY43047507POSSIBLE TORNADO. MULTIPLE HOUSES DAMAGE ON ALBANY STREET. (ALY)
0952 MARIANNA MUNICIPAL A/PJACKSONFL308385187 AIRCRAFT DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. SEVERAL NEARBY HOMES RECEIVED DAMAGE AS WELL. (TAE)
1007 DELLWOODJACKSONFL30828505(TAE)
1010 SPECULATORHAMILTONNY43587438POSSIBLE TORNADO. TREES DOWN NORTHEAST OF VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR ALONG ROUTE 30. (ALY)
1140 8 NE ST. MATTHEWSCALHOUNSC33758068TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN THE AREA OF HWYS 601 AND 419 AND IN THE FT. MOTTE COMMUNITY. TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. ALSO MARBLE SIZE HAIL IN THE VICINITY. (CAE)


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severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
327 AM CDT thu apr 28 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
holmes county in the panhandle of florida,
northwestern jackson county in the panhandle of florida,
eastern geneva county in southeast alabama,
houston county in southeast alabama…

* until 415 AM CDT

* at 326 AM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. these storms were located along a line extending from dothan to 49 miles southwest of dothan, or along a line extending from kinsey to argyle, and moving east at 20 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to bethlehem, ards crossroads, gritney, esto, ponce de leon,
smyrna, holland crossroads, rehobeth, fadette, webb, merritts crossroads, noma junction, westville, ardilla, pleasant
plains, olympia spa resort, cowarts, pearce, enon, wilson mill, memphis.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

relay reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service in tallahassee at (8 5 0) 9 4 2 8 8 3 3. or, you may contact the nearest law enforcement agency or your county emergency management. they will relay your report to the National Weather Service.

&&

lat, lon 3129 8544 3129 8542 3132 8541 3131 8509
3126 8511 3117 8510 3115 8508 3082 8548
3083 8548 3083 8559 3075 8562 3075 8573
3079 8575 3079 8582 3070 8585 3071 8604
3080 8604
time, mot, loc 0827Z 272Deg 19Kt 3127 8533 3073 8599

bulletin – eas activation requested
severe thunderstorm warning
National Weather Service tallahassee fl
303 AM CDT thu apr 28 2011

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for,
holmes county in the panhandle of florida,
eastern geneva county in southeast alabama,
western houston county in southeast alabama…

* until 330 AM CDT

* at 258 AM CDT, the National Weather Service has detected a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. these storms were located along a line extending from 14 miles west of dothan to 48 miles southwest of dothan, or along a line extending from bailey
crossroad to union, and moving east at 35 mph.

* other locations in the warning include but are not limited to hollis dairy road, baker settlement, pittman, smith
crossroads, black, izagora, hickory hill, slocomb,
cerrogordo, jones crossroads, peterman, w. main/brannon st, green acres.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

relay reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service in tallahassee at (8 5 0) 9 4 2 8 8 3 3. or, you may contact the nearest law enforcement agency or your county emergency management. they will relay your report to the National Weather Service.

&&

lat, lon 3125 8564 3125 8528 3100 8546 3099 8550
3097 8553 3094 8553 3089 8558 3077 8562
3076 8574 3079 8575 3079 8582 3076 8583
3075 8604 3089 8604
time, mot, loc 0803Z 267Deg 32Kt 3119 8557 3081 8599

The closest video I’ve ever seen of a monster tornado. Be sure to watch what happens in the storm around the 3:35 mark…

This video is from the EF4 tornado that went through Tuscaloosa, AL on 4/27/11. It was taken from the University Mall parking lot.

Tornado moving from west of Tuscaloosa, appearing to follow 15th St to the East, and then making its way towards what appeared to be the DCH and University Mall area.

Filmed from 2209 9th Street on the 5th floor looking south.

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Thanks to Steve Hartline for the pictures from his hometown in Madisonville, Kentucky.



Clouds Increasing at 1pm, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

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The first round of a 1-2 punch moved through Central and Northern Alabama this morning….over 263,000 homes are left without power with tremendous straight line wind damage. Several injuries are reported however no confirmed fatalities as of 9 am. Wind gusts were speculated to be 70+ mph and perhaps as high as 100 mph. Take a look at this damage from Hanceville, Alabama, South of Cullman…from a tornado warning…

The Storm Prediction Center has issued another day of High risk for tornadic activity for North and Central Alabama, with a moderate risk extending to just North of Mobile. While the highest threat for Tornadic activity will be northwards of the Wiregrass this afternoon, we do not want people to discredit the Slight Risk for us OVERNIGHT, mainly between 10pm-3am.

We are NOT expecting a lot of rain from this system…but wind damage is a concern, especially overnight. Small Craft Advisories and High Surf Advisories are issued across Panhandle beaches…and there will be strong rip currents today and tomorrow.

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NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
351 AM EDT WED APR 27 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115-118-127-128-134- GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-280200-
/O.NEW.KTAE.WI.Y.0002.110427T1400Z-110428T0200Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY- INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-SOUTH WALTON- COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON- COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-QUITMAN-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN- EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…KEATON BEACH…STEINHATCHEE…SUWANNEE…
GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 351 AM EDT WED APR 27 2011 /251 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011/

Wind Advisory in Effect From 10 AM EDT /9 AM Cdt/ This Morning To 10 PM EDT /9 PM Cdt/ This Evening…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM EDT /9 AM cdt/ this
morning to 10 PM EDT /9 PM cdt/ this evening.

* timing, from the mid morning hours into this evening.

* winds, sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph with frequent gusts to 30 to 35 mph. some gusts across southeast alabama and adjacent areas in the florida panhandle and southwest georgia could see gusts to 40 mph.

* impacts, strong winds may blow down tree limbs and some weak trees. isolated power outages are possible. unsecured outdoor items may be blown away. driving along east and west oriented roadways may become difficult especially in high profile
vehicles.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a wind advisory means that winds are expected to cause hazardous conditions. use extra caution.

&&

The Florida Division of Forestry is urging everyone living in and visiting theNorthwest Florida area to continue to be extremely aware of the potential for wildfire due primarily to our current weather patterns and conditions.

Due to continued dryness, gusty winds, and daily temperatures in the upper-eighties and mid-nineties, we are seeing increased fire danger levels across the state ofFlorida.  Fires have been an issue in the central and southern parts of the state already this year.  

Specifically, here close to home inNorthwest Florida, the drought index has been on a steady rise over the past three weeks.  All of these factors contribute to increasing the chances of wildfires occurring in our area.   Here are some things you can do: 

Safety Tips—What Homeowners Can Do To Minimize Their Risk of Wildfire

  • Be careful when using fire for anything – including campfires and barbecues.  Make sure someone watches the fire at all times until it is out.
  • Due to dry conditions, Division of Forestry officials are asking everyone to use caution when using anything that can cause a spark.
  • Closely watch for any sparks that might fly from equipment you may be using. This includes not only grinding equipment and torches, but also any lawn care equipment and off road vehicles.
  • Be sure that spark arrestors are in place on all engines used near wildland vegetation. Have these engines tuned so they don’t back fire.
  • Supervise children and be sure they understand the dangers of fire and the possible consequences of their actions.
  • If parking on dry grass or brush, remember that the heat of your car can start a fire.
  • Report any fire immediately to 911.
  • Take some time to clean up your yard and clean your roof and gutters of debris that can serve as ‘fuel’ to airborne embers from a wildfire so that you don’t “invite” a wildfire to your home.

For more info, contact Brian Goddin
Brian.Goddin@FreshFromFlorida.com

About a 15% chance for us to have some severe storms Wednesday Night (yellow area)… North of Montgomery (the red area), the severe weather chance increases to about 30%.

For the past week or so one of our weekly guests on WTVY This Morning’s “Talk of the Town” has been asking me to blog about the principles of Doppler Radar. Well, I’ve been putting it off primarily due to laziness, but since we use radar so much, (and because we talk to this particular guest tomorrow) I decided to buckle and explain.

The Doppler Effect is based on a pulse frequency. In weather we use a WSR, Weather Surveillance Radar, to measure intensity, direction and movement of different weather phenomena such as rain, sleet, hail, snow. When a Doppler signal is sent it is searching for something to bounce back off of. The frequency changes when something moves closer or farther away from an object.

An example of this would be an ambulance siren, it sounds different moving away from an object than it does moving towards it, because it sends different sound signals as it changes direction.

*** An analogy would be pitcher throwing one ball every second in a person’s direction (a frequency of 1 ball per second). Assuming that the balls travel at a constant velocity, if the pitcher is stationary, the man will catch one ball every second. However, if the pitcher is jogging towards the man, he will catch balls more frequently because the balls will be less spaced out (the frequency increases). The inverse is true if the pitcher is moving away from the man; he will catch balls less frequently due to the pitcher’s backward motion (the frequency decreases). If the pitcher were to move at an angle but with the same speed, the variation of the frequency at which the receiver would catch the ball would be less as the distance between the two would change more slowly.

Note that, from the point of view of the pitcher, the frequency remains constant (whether he’s throwing balls or transmitting microwaves). Since with electromagnetic radiation like microwaves frequency is inversely proportional to wavelength, the wavelength of the waves is also affected. Thus, the relative difference in velocity between a source and an observer is what gives rise to the doppler effect.[2]   *** Taken from Wikipedia.

With weather, signals are bouncing off particles and sending back a particular frequency. This is measured in different colors on radar.

  • magenta: 65 dBZ (extremely heavy precipitation, possible hail)
  • red: 52 dBZ
  • yellow: 36 dBZ
  • green: 20 dBZ (light precipitation)

Strong returns (red or magenta) may indicate not only heavy rain but also thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, or tornadoes, but they need to be interpreted carefully, for reasons described later in this article.

Radar is not only used to measure intensity, direction and speed…but also to recognize specific weather “signatures”  such as hook echos, which indicate rotation and are often a precursor to tornadic activity.

WWUS72 KTAE 250733
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
333 AM EDT MON APR 25 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>014-108-112-114-115-251300-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FG.Y.0018.110425T0733Z-110425T1300Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…FREEPORT…
SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…PORT SAINT JOE…
APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE
333 AM EDT MON APR 25 2011 /233 AM CDT MON APR 25 2011/

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect Until 9 AM EDT /8 AM Cdt/ This
Morning…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM EDT /8 AM cdt/ this morning.

widespread dense fog will continue to develop and spread across the advisory area reducing visibilities to less than one-half mile into this morning. this fog may persist for a couple of hours after sunrise before dissipating.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. if driving, slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

&&

WWUS72 KTAE 240902
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
502 AM EDT SUN APR 24 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>017-026-027-108-112-114-115-127-GAZ120>123-142- 143-155>157-241300-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FG.Y.0017.110424T0902Z-110424T1300Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-SOUTH WALTON- COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL WAKULLA-QUITMAN- CLAY-RANDOLPH-EARLY-MILLER-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-GRADY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…
FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN… ARLINGTON…MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY… COLQUITT…DONALSONVILLE…BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO
502 AM EDT SUN APR 24 2011 /402 AM CDT SUN APR 24 2011/

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect Until 9 AM EDT /8 AM Cdt/ This
Morning…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM EDT /8 AM cdt/ this morning.

widespread dense fog will continue to develop and spread across the advisory area reducing visibilities to less than one-half mile this morning. this fog may persist for a couple of hours after sunrise before dissipating.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. if driving, slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

&&



Sun Setting on Saturday, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

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SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
530 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2011

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A NON-TROPICAL LOW CENTERED ABOUT
430 MILES SOUTH OF BERMUDA HAS CHANGED LITTLE IN ORGANIZATION DURING
THE DAY.  UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE BECOMING LESS CONDUCIVE FOR
DEVELOPMENT...AND THEY ARE FORECAST TO BECOME HIGHLY UNFAVORABLE
FOR DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.  THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM DEVELOPING INTO A SUBTROPICAL
OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THAT TIME.  THE LOW IS NOW MOVING TOWARD
THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AT ABOUT 10 MPH...AND A GENERALLY SOUTHWESTWARD
MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION ON THIS LOW CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED
BY THE NHC/TROPICAL ANALYSIS AND FORECAST BRANCH...UNDER AWIPS
HEADER NFDHSFAT2 AND WMO HEADER FZNT02 KNHC.  ADDITIONAL SPECIAL
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOKS WILL BE ISSUED AS NECESSARY.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BEVEN

Take two minutes to watch this link…

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2px4zR  It will remind you why we must consciously protect our planet EVERY day!!
 
Here is a viewer Joan Brown of Slocomb’s photo of her Grancy Gray Beard Tree.

 

Courtesy of Ryan Hoke from WBBJ-TV AMAZING!!!

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was issued for our area earlier this afternoon.

Looks like locations north of Montgomery, especially Birmingham and Huntsville, will have another round of storms this evening.

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WCNTAE

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 169
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
237 PM EDT WED APR 20 2011

The National Weather Service Has Issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch 169 in Effect Until 10 PM EDT /9 PM Cdt/ This Evening for The Following Areas

in alabama this watch includes 5 counties

in southeast alabama

coffee dale geneva henry houston

in georgia this watch includes 13 counties

in south central georgia

colquitt worth

in southwest georgia

baker calhoun clay dougherty early lee miller mitchell quitman randolph terrell

this includes the cities of, abbeville, albany, arlington,
ashford, blakely, camilla, colquitt, cottonwood, cowarts,
cuthbert, daleville, dawson, dothan, douglasville, edison,
enterprise, fort gaines, fort rucker, geneva, georgetown,
hartford, headland, kinsey, leary, leesburg, malvern,
morgan, moultrie, newton, ozark, pelham, rehobeth, samson,
shellman, slocomb, smithville, sylvester, taylor and webb.

Tiffany Getz

By Tiffany Getz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer

It has been a year since the BP oil spill, which harmed hundreds of wildlife species and caused the tragic deaths of 11 oil rig workers. Numerous efforts have been made to help clean up the Gulf coast, but there is still work to be done. Due to the help of many caring individuals, some wildlife species are seeing an increase in recovery status, but some are still suffering the unfortunate consequences.

Wildlife Beginning to Recover

Brown Pelican

The species was removed from the endangered species list in 2009, but during the spill, the Louisiana state bird took a hard hit, decreasing their population in the Gulf. According to a report by the National Wildlife Federation, the outlook for the species is ‘good,’ despite the threatening circumstances.

While the brown pelican is making a slow recovery, other bird species have been impacted, including the laughing gull, northern gannet and royal tern.

Oil can be detrimental to a bird’s health; it damages and sticks to the bird’s feathers. When the birds attempt to preen or clean their feathers, oil is ingested. The ingested oil can cause ulcers, organ damage and even death. Other problems the birds face once oil has covered their feathers are the loss of buoyancy and decreased regulation of body temperatures.

Shrimp

A continuing impact to degraded wetlands is still affecting the shrimp population in the Gulf. However, ‘catch levels’ are likely to recover to recent pre-spill harvest totals.

The Gulf is home to five different species of sea turtles including green, loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbills and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Kemp’s ridley is the most endangered sea turtle species in the world. According to the Wildlife Federation, during the oil spill sea turtle stranding was 8 times higher than the 22-year average.

Various studies have suggested that sea turtles do not instinctively attempt to avoid oil slicks, which leaves the turtles at a higher risk for exposure. When the turtles surface for air, they can be directly exposed. The oil threatens the life cycle of sea turtles, affecting eggs to adults. While many hatchings struggle simply to survive long enough to become adults, adding oil into the equation could drastically affect the growth of the population. When beaches are polluted with oil, hatchings can die in the oil in their attempts to reach the sea, and those that make it would be greeted by oil-filled waters.

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna had already endured drops in population prior to the spill as a result of overfishing. The fish breed only twice a year, and the oil spill occurred during oen of them. As a result, the numbers have decreased drastically. Numerous fish and aquatic invertebrates are in danger from exposure and are coping with the disaster. Some species are at risk for fin erosion, enlarged livers, other physical defects or even death.

Yellowfin tuna, sharks and blue crabs also fall into the at-risk category.

Dolphins

During the spill, stranding was up five times the normal rate. The fitness of adults has been reduced, and reproductive problems have increased due to the oil, but overall the dolphins are listed as ‘good’ in the Wildlife Federation report.

While dolphin conditions are thought to be improving, other mammals are suffering from chemical burns and irritation from direct contact. If the mammals ingest the oil, internal bleeding may occur.

Other mammals impacted are sperm whales, blue whales and West Indian manatees



83 Degrees at 3:15 Tuesday, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

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A tornado is arguably one of the most violent weather forces in nature and on average claim 70  lives in the United States per year. As we have seen recently, they develop FAST and leave as fast as they can develop.

Truth: Tornadoes are sometimes vary hard to see! There are low rain content storms (mainly tornadoes seen over the central plains) and high rainfall content storms that make detecting rotating winds and tornadoes very hard to see. This is more often the type of tornado that affects the Southeast.

A Tornado is a rotating column of air that comes down from a thunderstorm. A funnel cloud is a tornado that hasn’t reached the surface.

Tornadoes DO require a violent thunderstorm before they can exist. A tornado needs many ingredients, at many layers of the atmosphere before they can exist: typically but not always they require a front at the surface with warm moist air in front and cold dry air behind. These collide at the surface because they are coming from  almost oposite directions. In the lower level jet stream warm moist air is necessary (around 3,000-5,500ft.) to provide a bouyancy mechanism to the developing storm.

But it still needs more. Another layer up there needs to be another layer of wind, typically coming in from the southwest but colder due to it’s height. This layer is heavier than the moist bouyant air and acts as a temporary lid to the growing thunderstorm beneath it. The dynamics below this lid must be strong enough to eventually penetrate the cold air above it. If the CAPE, (Convective Available Potential Energy) is large enough to break this lid then the warmer bouyant air can interact with the cold unstable air above it and create rotating winds.

Still, we’re not quite there. Once the wind breaks through the cold lid, it must have a strong upper level wind at the highest level (the jet stream) to pick it up and pull the unstable air further up. This helps move the storm, and strengthen it’s travel speed.

When a thunderstorm becomes this violent with horizontal rotating winds, an updraft (strong burst of vertical air pulls the rotating column of air up vertically which produces what we see (or sometimes do not see) as a tornado.

The Gulf Coast (Including AL, GA & the Panhandle) typically has its most favorable months for tornadoes in Febuary and March because we are so much warmer than inland areas. We have the influence of the Gulf of Mexico as a huge factor in our storms and it’s one of the reason SE AL doesn’t get typically near as cold or as often as N. AL. Storms along fronts drop down across the plains during the winter and bring very cold, fast moving upper level winds. If you have the right right conditions with this all at the surface and right winds, temps etc. it becomes a highly volatile environment. The later we get into spring the less these plains storms can make it down to the south, the contrast isn’t as strong. The threat gradually retreats to the Northern part of AL, then the plains, then eventually in late summer up to the Northern plains, great lakes region.

We typically see two severe seasons here, early Spring and late Fall, but the Spring severe season usually proves the stronger of the two. Hope this helps clear some things up!

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