Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Eagle Pass, TX Tornado

Tornado kills six in Texas and three in Mexico

Dallas, TX (AHN) - The southwest is still in shock after a spring storm hit the area leaving nine dead. Six Texas residents and three residents of Mexico were killed Tuesday night after a severe spring storm created a tornado along the Texas-Mexico border. At least 74 people were injured in Texas, four of them critically, and at least 40 were injured in Mexico.

The six Texas deaths occurred a few miles south of Eagle Pass, located about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio. Apparently four of them were inside one mobile home, AP reports Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster said.

More than 20 homes and the Eagle Pass municipal sewer treatment plant were demolished, along with an vacant elementary school.

Oscar Murillo, the civil protection director of Piedras Negras, Mexico, said dozens of homes and cars were damaged and power poles were knocked down.

American Airlines spokesman Billy Sanez said about 200 flights were canceled in Dallas because of the storms and about 80 flights in route to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were diverted to other airports.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tornadoes possible in TX, OK, and KS

I’m expecting a few significant tornadoes today in North Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The SPC has placed much of these areas under a moderate risk today.

Monday, April 23, 2007

CJ's Bill signed into law

Daniels signs weather-radio law Indianapolis Star

"Gov. Mitch Daniels today signed a law requiring that most mobile homes be equipped with emergency weather radios.State lawmakers led by Rep. Phil Hoy, D-Evansville, proposed the new requirement following a tornado that killed 25 people in southwest Indiana in November 2005.Twenty of the victims lived in an Evansville-area mobile home park. Experts say emergency radios could have given the victims time to seek shelter before the tornado struck.The new requirement, contained in House Enrolled Act 1033 and known as C.J.’s Law, was named after 2-year-old C.J. Martin, one of the tornado victims.The law takes affect July 1."


Friday, April 20, 2007

Photos from Huntsville

These are the photos that James Spann posted back on the 18th on Alabamawx.com.







Thursday, April 19, 2007

Huntsville Photos

James Spann posted some of my photos on Alabamawx.com today. Take a look!

Bullock County Tornado 4/15/07

The NWS Birmingham has surveyed the damage in Bullock County from last Saturday April 14, 2007 and determined that an EF1 tornado was on the ground for three miles, south of Union Springs. Read all of the details from the NWS Birmingham here.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Cold April Morning

The low was a chilly 34.9 this morning in Vinemont.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Snizzle

Saw a few tiny flakes of snow while my boys and I were at Turner Field today for the Braves game. I told the boys it was "snizzle". It was cold and very windy.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Mean Storm in Bullock


Union Springs storm looks bad. Big hook echo and gate to gate shear
as of 5:01 p.m. CDT.

Tornado Warning - Bullock, again...

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
456 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF UNION SPRINGS...

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 452 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF UNION SPRINGS...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
UNION SPRINGS BY 505 PM CDT...

Tornado Warning - Pike, Macon


Radar Update at 4:33...cell merger

Tornado Warning - Bullock


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
423 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF UNION SPRINGS...

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 420 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
A TORNADO 19 MILES WEST OF UNION SPRINGS...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
6 MILES NORTHWEST OF UNION SPRINGS BY 450 PM CDT...

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW!
IF YOU WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO
LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.

Tornado Warning - Montgomery

Fort Deposit [Lowndes Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 03:40 PM CDT -- reports of trees and power lines down with localized flooding around town.

Montgomery [Montgomery Co, AL] broadcast media reports TORNADO at 03:42 PM CDT -- unconfirmed reports from waka in montgomery of tornado on the ground near southern and woodley rds. through chat.

Auburn [Lee Co, AL] public reports LIGHTNING at 03:45 PM CDT -- house struck by lightning in auburn. 546 merimount ave.

13 W Autaugaville [Dallas Co, AL] law enforcement reports TSTM WND DMG at 03:25 PM CDT -- trees reported down on hwy 14, two miles from dallas co line. call from 911 via ema

Fort Deposit [Lowndes Co, AL] amateur radio reports NON-TSTM WND GST of E45.00 MPH at 03:30 PM CDT -- report of wind gust through ham radio operator

Lowndes County


At 2:58 the cell over Lowndes County continues to hold together. James Spann and Brian Peters are chasing.

Tornado Warning - Lowndes




Hail to the size of golf balls is indicated with this storm.
MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0491
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0212 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 141 CONTINUES.

LONG-LIVED POTENTIALLY TORNADIC SUPERCELL CONTINUES ITS
NEWD MOVEMENT ACROSS SCNTRL AL...COINCIDENT AND WITH NEAR
STEADY WARM FRONTAL INFLUENCES. LATEST SFC ANALYSIS
SUGGESTS AIRMASS CONTINUES TO DESTABILIZE INLAND WITH
MODERATE BUOYANCY AND STRONG SHEAR ALONGA ZONE FROM SRN
AL...NEWD INTO CNTRL GA. TORNADIC THREAT REMAINS HIGH
ALONG THIS ZONE...ESPECIALLY AHEAD OF SUPERCELL OVER WILCOX
COUNTY AL.

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Tornado Warning

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
213 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 210 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MOSSES...OR ABOUT 18 MILES
EAST OF CAMDEN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
MOSSES BY 245 PM CDT...
HAYNEVILLE BY 255 PM CDT...

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO.

Possible watch coming for North Alabama


MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0490
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1224 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

AREAS AFFECTED...NRN AL...NWRN GA...SERN TN

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 141724Z - 141830Z

LOW LEVEL WARM ADVECTION APPEARS TO BE THE
DOMINANT CONTRIBUTOR IN NEWD EXPANSION OF
ELEVATED CONVECTION NORTH OF RETREATING WARM
FRONT. LATEST SFC DIAGNOSTIC DATA SUGGESTS
WARM FRONT IS NOW NEAR THE NRN EDGE OF WW141
AS SFC DEW POINTS ARE RISING ABOVE 60F THROUGH
CNTRL AL. STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY JUST ABOVE THE BOUNDARY LAYER MAY
ULTIMATELY PROVE SUFFICIENT IN SUSTAINING
ORGANIZED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NRN
AL...POSSIBLY SPREADING INTO SERN TN/NWRN GA.
NEAR-SFC BASED SUPERCELLS ALONGRETREATING
WARM FRONT CERTAINLY BEAR WATCHING AS TORNADO
POTENTIALIS INCREASING ALONG THIS CORRIDOR.

MESOSCALE UPDATE...from Mobile NWS

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...MESOSCALE UPDATE...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1148 AM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

JUST A QUICK UPDATE TO SAY THAT THINGS ARE MOVING
ALONG "TIMING-WISE" ABOUT AS EXPECTED. LATEST WFO
MOBILE ALABAMA LAPS MESOSCALE ANALYSIS...WHICH
ASSIMILATES LOCAL MESONET SURFACE OBSERVATIONS...
SHOWS THAT ATMOSPHERE CONTINUES TO DESTABILIZE
RAPIDLY INVOF WHERE SFC HEATING IS OCCURRING ALONG
AND JUST NORTH OF I-10. SFC TEMPS HAVE RISEN INTO MID
70F RANGE OVER INTERIOR SW AL AND SC ALABAMA TO
NEAR 80F ALONG THE COAST. THIS IS RESULTING IN
SBCAPES APPROACHING 2000 J KG-1. SR HEL FIELD IS STILL
MEAGER (MOSTLY < 150 M2 S-2) WITH HIGHEST SR
HELICITIES RIGHT ALONG LINE (BEING INDICATED BY
MESOSCALE PRESSURE TROUGH). LOOKS LIKE WE`LL HAVE
TO WATCH FOR STORMS MOVING TO RIGHT OF MEAN WIND
TO INGEST HIGHER SRH VALUES IN THE SHORT-TERM. IT
IS ALSO APPARENT THAT ATMOSPHERE EAST OF I-65
IS CAPPED FOR THE MOMENT. WHEN THIS BREAKS...
IT COULD BE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION AND
SUPPORT A WAVE OF ISOLATED SUPERCELLS AHEAD
OF THE TSTM LINE CURRENTLY MOVG THROUGH
INTERIOR SE MS.

From Mississippi...

AT 1138 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A STRONG AND LONG LIVED TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
NEAR PIAVE...OR ABOUT 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF LEAKESVILLE. THE TORNADO
WAS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

AT 1150 AM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A DISTINCT
WALL CLOUD WITH THIS STORM....LOCATED NEAR BATTLES...OR ABOUT 15
MILES SOUTH OF WAYNESBORO...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

Tornado Warning - Washington


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL 1201 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHATOM… * UNTIL 1245 PM CDT * AT 1200 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A WALL CLOUD JUST NORTH OF YELLOW PINE…OR ABOUT 12 MILES WEST OF CHATOM…MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. *

Update at 1:00... USA chasers are reporting some uprooted/snapped trees out in Washington County along with a flipped over RV... MOB NWS



Tornado Warning - Choctaw

* TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHERN CHOCTAW COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BUTLER… * UNTIL 1215 PM CDT * AT 1134 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCK SPRINGS…OR ABOUT 14 MILES EAST OF QUITMAN… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR… RIDERWOOD AND ROCK SPRINGS BY 1145 AM CDT… PUSHMATAHA AND LISMAN BY 1150 AM CDT… CROMWELL BY 1155 AM CDT… JACHIN AND ROBJOHN BY NOON CDT… INDIAN SPRINGS…DEAS AND CHOCTAW CITY BY 1205 PM CDT

Tornado Watch - South Alabama

   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 141
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1025 AM CDT SAT APR 14 2007

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA
WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
COASTAL WATERS


DISCUSSION...CLUSTER OF SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS OVERS
OUTHERN MS WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK EASTWARD. MEANWHILE...
RAPID INFLUX OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND DAYTIME HEATING
WILL AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS
AFTERNOON AHEAD OF PRIMARY SQUALL LINE...ACROSS PARTS OF AL
AND THE FL PANHANDLE. VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES THROUGHOUT
THE REGION ARE FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS AND A FEW
TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS.

Tornadoes in Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi - numerous trees down around campus with some roof damage.

Tornado on the ground in Laurel, MS.

Trees were reported down on the campus of Mississippi State University this morning.

Tornado on the ground west of Ellisville, MS.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Tonight's event in Texas


This is a photo of the tornado tonight in Tarrant County, Texas that I saw on Talkweather.com.

PDS Watch 136


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 136
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
545 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2007

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

PART OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
LARGE PART OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN LOUISIANA
LARGE PART OF EASTERN TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM
545 PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

DISCUSSION...INTENSE SQUALL LINE HAS DEVELOPED NCENTRAL TX
AND WILL CONTINUE E INTO WATCH AREA. AHEAD OF SQUALL LINE
CONDITIONS ARE NOW FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCELLS
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH VERY STRONG SHEAR AND
INCREASINGLY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS. THE PARAMETERS
IN PLACE SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES
DEVELOPING DURING THE EVENING.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN
DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND
DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PDS Watch 135


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 135
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
325 PM CDT FRI APR 13 2007

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 325 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
CDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN
DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND
DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

DISCUSSION...SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG SURFACE DRYLINE OVER WESTERN
NORTH TX. THESE STORMS WILL TRACK EAST-NORTHEASTWARD
ACROSS THE DFW METRO AREA THIS EVENING...WHILE OTHER MORE
ISOLATED FORM ACROSS THE REGION. VERY STRONG LOW LEVEL
VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES AND FAVORABLE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
PARAMETERS SUGGEST THE THREAT OF STRONG TORNADOES ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA.

High risk in Texas


...THREAT FOR ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER WITH POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES...VERY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS BECOMING MORE PROBABLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST TX INTO THIS EVENING... STRONG MID LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH LOCATED OVER ERN HALF OF NM IS PROGGED TO MOVE ENEWD THIS FORECAST PERIOD ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS AND SHOULD REACH THE OZARKS/LOWER MO VALLEY BY 12Z SATURDAY...WITH LONG WAVE TROUGH EDGING EWD INTO THE SRN PLAINS. ASCENT AHEAD OF THESE FEATURES AND ATOP MODIFYING AIR MASS WILL SUPPORT AN ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER EVENT ACROSS PARTS OF N TX TO NRN LA THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH A RISK OF A FEW STRONG TO SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES... VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THUS...A HIGH RISK HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL TO NE TX.

Five Tornadoes in Alabama Wed. 4/11/07

Below are the Public Information Statement and preliminary storm survey results from the NWS Birmingham from Wednesday's storms.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
804 PM CDT THU APR 12 2007

...5 TORNADOES CONFIRMED ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA APRIL 11TH...THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED VERY LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH...

THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ACROSS WESTERN ALABAMA DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. THESE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS...BEFORE EXITING INTO GEORGIA. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOPED WERE SUPERCELLS. THESE ARE THUNDERSTORMS THAT EXHIBIT PERSISTENT ROTATION AND HAVE A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF PRODUCING VERY LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOES.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE SURVEYED SEVERAL LOCATIONS THAT REPORTED POTENTIAL TORNADO DAMAGE. INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY WHEN NEW OR ADDITIONAL DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.

ELMORE TORNADO...
A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCH DOWN OCCURRED ABOUT 4.8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WETUMPKA. THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO AT LEAST ONE HOME AND KNOCKED A FEW TREES OVER. THE DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR RIDGEFIELD DRIVE NEAR THE NEW BINGHAM COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS LESS THAN A TENTH OF A MILE LONG AND 25 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. ADDITIONAL FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTS WERE RECEIVED AS THE STORM MOVED THROUGH SOUTHERN ELMORE COUNTY...BUT NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND AT ABOUT 505 PM. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR ELMORE COUNTY FROM 140 PM UNTIL 800 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FOR ELMORE COUNTY FROM 427 PM UNTIL 600 PM.

BIBB COUNTY AND CHILTON COUNTY TORNADO...
A TORNADO TOUCHED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 36 AND NEW HOPE VILLAGE...JUST EAST OF RANDOLPH IN FAR SOUTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST SOUTHEAST AND LIFTED JUST ACROSS THE CHILTON COUNTY LINE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 73. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS 1.5 MILES LONG AND WAS 200 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. SEVERAL TREES WERE EITHER BLOWN DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF ALONG THE SHORT PATH. ONE HOME WAS DAMAGED BY A FALLEN TREE AND ONE HOME SUFFERED MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE. THE HIGHEST WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 90 AND 95 MPH...AN EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FROM APPROXIMATELY 347 PM UNTIL 349 PM. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR BIBB AND CHILTON COUNTIES FROM 140 PM UNTIL 800 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FOR BIBB COUNTY 249 PM UNTIL 400 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FOR CHILTON COUNTY FROM 327 PM UNTIL 430 PM.

MACON COUNTY AND RUSSELL COUNTY TORNADO...
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 10...APPROXIMATELY 6.8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TUSKEGEE OR 4.4 MILES NORTHWEST OF WARRIORSTAND. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF EASTERN MACON COUNTY AND CROSSED INTO RUSSELL COUNTY. THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 51 AND COWPEN ROAD NEAR THE UCHEE COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS 12.1 MILES LONG AND WAS 400 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR BLOWN OVER ALONG THE PATH. THE HIGHEST WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AROUND 90 MPH...AN EF1 TORNADO...ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF0 DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FROM APPROXIMATELY 554 PM UNTIL 616 PM. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR MACON AND RUSSELL COUNTIES FROM 345 PM UNTIL 1000 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FOR MACON COUNTY FROM 509 PM UNTIL 730 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FOR RUSSELL COUNTY FROM 555 PM UNTIL 730 PM.

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY TORNADO...
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAFAYETTE STREET AND FULTON STREET...ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF US HIGHWAY 280 IN DADEVILLE. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST SOUTHEAST FOR ABOUT 1 MILE...AND LIFTED JUST PAST THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND WOODYARD STREET. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. AT LEAST THREE HOMES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO NUMEROUS UPROOTED TREES. SPENCER LUMBER COMPANY...LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF FULTON STREET AND OAK STREET... SUSTAINED DAMAGE INCLUDING ROOF DAMAGE TO METAL SHEDS ON THEIR PROPERTY. THE HIGHEST WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 90 MPH...OR AN EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FROM APPROXIMATELY 518 PM UNTIL 520 PM CDT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR TALLAPOOSA COUNTY FROM 411 PM UNTIL 10 PM CDT. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 430 PM UNTIL 6 PM CDT.

JEFFERSON COUNTY TORNADO...
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON TATE MILL ROAD...JUST NORTHWEST OF COUNTY ROAD 140 OR WARRIOR JASPER ROAD. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST SOUTHEAST AND LIFTED ON HUMBER ROAD IN THE BAGLEY COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MILE LONG AND 40 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT. SEVERAL WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES. ONE 18-WHEELER CARRYING A LOAD WAS OVERTURNED. ONE OFFICE TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED. AT LEAST ONE OF THE TREES FELL ON A HOME AND PRODUCED DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS WITNESSED BY SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE AREA. THE HIGHEST WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 90 AND 95 MPH...AN EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FROM APPROXIMATELY 314 PM UNTIL 316 PM. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY FROM
140 PM UNTIL 800 PM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM 304 PM UNTIL 330 PM.

HAIL STORMS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS...
LARGE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN SEVERAL COUNTIES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE HAIL RANGED FROM PEA TO GRAPEFRUIT AND SOFTBALL SIZE. SEVERAL HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES WERE DAMAGED BY THE LARGE HAIL. THE HAIL ALSO
COVERED THE GROUND IN MANY LOCATIONS.

TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE...LARGE HAIL OCCURRENCES...OR TREE DAMAGE...
PLEASE CALL 1-800-856-0758.
$$
LINHARES

Looking ahead


Saturday 4/14/07 Outlook by the SPC

The SPC continues with a moderate risk of severe weather for today for much of eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, and northern and western Louisiana. Tomorrow (Saturday) the moderate risk area shifts to southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and the Florida panhandle.

Here are a few notes mentioned by James Spann this morning:



  • Instability values will be greatest over South Alabama

  • The low pressure system is not predicted to intensify much until it passes to our northeast

  • Positive-tilt trough

  • Strong, veering wind fields in the lower atmosphere

  • Dewpoints again will be critical (they would need to rise above 60)

  • GFS continues to slow the system down, so it may hit us in the afternoon peak heating hours

This is an exerpt from the SPC regarding tomorrow's storms:


MEANWHILE...BROAD REGION OF SLY SURFACE WIND IS FORECAST TO BE ADVECTING RICH BOUNDARY-LAYER MOISTURE NWD OFF THE GULF INTO THE GULF COAST STATES. THOUGH WEAK LAPSE RATES SHOULD LIMIT THE OVERALL POTENTIAL FOR WARM SECTOR DESTABILIZATION...MID 60S TO LOW 70S DEWPOINTS SPREADING ACROSS THE SRN HALVES OF THE GULF COAST STATES BY MIDDAY COMBINED WITH DAYTIME HEATING SHOULD RESULT IN 500 TO 1000 J/KG MEAN-LAYER CAPE BY MIDDAY/EARLY AFTERNOON.


Residents of Alabama should be weather alert tomorrow. I expect that much of the state will be placed under a tornado watch during the afternoon hours and that there will be some tornado warnings, especially from Birmingham southward.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Moderate risk tomorrow



Significant severe weather event expected by the SPC tomorrow over eastern TX, northern LA, and southern Arkansas.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tornado photo

James Spann posted this photo, taken by Bruce Carpenter, of the Bagley, Alabama tornado. Bagley is in extreme northwest jefferson County, northwest of Birmingham.

Storm video

James Spann showed this video from Brett Adair on the 10 p.m. weather on ABC 33/40. Brett is with Alabama Storm Trackers.

Brett posted this about the radar image of the storm he captured on video.

Hail photos

Alabamawx.com has photos of hail that fell in Marengo County, Bibb County, and Demopolis (also in Marngo County).

My friends at Alabama Storm Trackers posted some amazing 4.5" hail photos taken by Matt Grantham at Fort Mitchell, AL at 7 p.m. this evening.

UPDATE: Photos of large hail in Russell County.

More reports from East Alabama


Radar at 6:48 PM CDT

4 N Seale [Russell Co, AL] emergency mgr reports egg size hail (2.00") at 06:37 PM CDT

12 S Phenix City [Russell Co, AL] airplane pilot reports baseball hail (2.75") at 06:48 PM CDT -- in ft. mitchell hwy 144 / hwy 165

Cell moving into GA from Russell co. maxed out at 75dbz - 06:56 PM CDT


12 S Phenix City [Russell Co, AL] public reports grapefruit hail (4.00") at 06:53 PM CDT --

Cherokee, AL Co EMA reports 4 inch hail that did some damage....7:08 PM CDT

Smiths Station [Lee Co, AL] public reports funnel cloud at 06:58 PM CDT -- from ema by public

Reports from SE Alabama



5:26 CDT - E Wetumpka [Elmore Co, AL] amateur radio reports beseball sized hail (2.75") at 05:26 PM CDT -- frienship community

5:30 CDT - Dadeville [Tallapoosa Co, AL] trained spotter reports tornado at 05:30 PM CDT -- on the ground hwys 280 and cnty 49

Tornado Warning - Autauga


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
427 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PRATTVILLE...
SOUTHERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MILLBROOK...WETUMPKA...
* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 427 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF PRATTVILLE...MOVING EAST
AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PRATTVILLE BY 435 PM CDT...
MILLBROOK BY 445 PM CDT...
ELMORE AND COOSADA BY 450 PM CDT...
WETUMPKA...COOSA RIVER AT WETUMPKA AND BLUE RIDGE BY 500 PM
CDT...6 MILES SOUTH OF ECLECTIC BY 515 PM CDT...

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Storm shows very impressive rotation on radar near Prattville, now east of Prattville.
One inch hail was reported from this storm near Pine Level.

Tornado Warning - Blount


Radar from Alabamawx.org

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 336 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL BLOUNT COUNTY...AT 333 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR DALLAS...OR ABOUT 7 MILES EAST OF WARRIOR...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... EASLEY BY 345 PM CDT... ALLGOOD AND ONEONTA BY 350 PM CDT... HIGHLAND LAKE BY 355 PM CDT...

Tornado Warning - Jefferson

TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 326 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN BLOUNT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA... NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WARRIOR... * UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 321 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WARRIOR... MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... TRAFFORD BY 335 PM CDT...

Tornado sighted by the public



Tornado reported on the ground near Bagley, far Northern Jefferson.

Blount County Sherrif...tornado on the ground west of Warrior.

From my friends at Alabama Storm Trackers

Radar Update


At 3:18, the storm in Northern Jefferson looks particularly dangerous.

Tornado Warning - Tuscaloosa


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 305 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 305 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR MOORES BRIDGE... 16 MILES SOUTH OF FAYETTE...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

Tornado Warning - Jefferson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 304 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 300 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES WEST OF SAYRE...OR ABOUT NEAR SUMITON...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

Radar shows strong rotation. The storm will stay north of downtown.

Tornado Warnings - Bibb, Perry, Hale


The NWS Birmingham has issued:
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BRENT... NORTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA... NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...


* UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 249 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 19 MILES WEST OF BRENT... 16 MILES NORTH OF GREENSBORO...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. A SECOND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO IN EASTERN HALE COUNTY IS ALSO MOVING EAST AND WILL EFFECT AREAS BETWEEN WATEROAK AND MORGAN SPRINGS IN PERRY COUNTY. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... BRENT BY 325 PM CDT... THE SECOND TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... SOUTH OF WATEROAK BY 305 PM CDT...
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 255 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MARION... NORTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA... NORTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA... SOUTH CENTRAL HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA... * UNTIL 345 PM CDT * AT 255 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR FAUNSDALE... 13 MILES SOUTH OF GREENSBORO...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... UNIONTOWN BY 300 PM CDT... 7 MILES SOUTH OF MARION BY 315 PM CDT...

Tornado Warning - Walker


ABC 33/40 Pinpoint Doppler

Issued by the NWS Birmingham for Walker County from 2:45 until3:15.

AT 243 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ASEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR PARRISH…OR ABOUT 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CORDOVA…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

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Update from NWS Birmingham:

257 PM CDT WED APR 11 2007...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM CDT FOR WALKERCOUNTY...AT 256 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TOINDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CORDOVA...MOVINGEAST AT 25 MPH.

Tornado Watch




A few moments ago the SPC issued a tornado watch for much of central and northern Alabama and eastern Mississippi until 8 p.m.

Discussion from the SPC:

COLD FRONT NOW MOVING INTO NWRN AL/CENTRAL MS. THIS WILL ALLOW EXPANDING AREA OF MARGINAL TO MODERATE INSTABILITY TO DEVELOP OVER THE REGION INTO THE EVENING. LOW AND DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL ALSO REMAIN QUITE STRONG. THIS WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUPERCELLS AND SMALL LINE SEGMENTS. ALONG WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...A FEW TORNADOES MAY ALSO OCCUR WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

Slight risk today


SPC is showing a slight risk of severe thunderstorms much of Alabama today. Wind fields are more impressive today than the instability. Dewpoints are hovering around 50 in North and Central Alabama early this morning. That will need to change significantly before severe weather will become a threat. The thing to watch today is how much moisture can return from the south prior to the arrival of the trough. The fact that conditions will be most favorable for storms in the afternoon hours is a concern. I am pretty confident that Birmingham and Huntsville will be issuing some severe thunderstorm warnings today and probably a few tornado warnings.
ABC 33/40 Pinpoint Doppler at 7:51 a.m. CDT

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CJ's Law

Indiana State House Bill 1033 would require licensed mobile home installers to supply NOAA weather radios when they install a new mobile home or move one. This bill has passed the House and Senate committee and is now awaiting vote by the full State Senate.

I would like to see a bill like this proposed in Alabama too. Something needs to be done about the disproportionately high number of tornado fatalities that occur in mobile homes. I think this would help.

Article from the Evansville Courier and Press Weather radio bill advances
Thursday, March 15, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS - A state Senate committee has approved "C.J.'s Law" to provide mobile home residents with additional warning of severe weather. House Bill 1033 would require licensed mobile home installers to supply NOAA weather radios when they install a new mobile home or move one. The bill is named "C.J.'s Law" after C.J. Martin, a 2-year-old boy who died when the Nov. 6, 2005, tornado roared through Evansville's Eastbrook Mobile Home Park. A total of 25 Southwestern Indiana residents were killed when the twister struck. Many victims were asleep at the time and didn't hear TV alerts or tornado sirens. "The only way they were going to be safe is if they had a warning to wake them up at 2 in the morning," testified Kathryn Martin, who is C.J. Martin's mother and has spearheaded efforts to get the bill passed.

One more record from this weekend

According to the NWS Birmingham, Saturday night's low of 25 in Pinson (near Birmingham) was a new record for the date.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Records this weekend

According to the NWS Huntsville, several daily record lows were set over the weekend and a few all time record lows for the month of April were also set.

New all time April record low:
Decatur 23 Sunday 4/8/07

New record lows for April 7:
Huntsville 25 (broke previous record by 2 degrees)
Muscle Shoals 26 (broke previous record by 4 degrees)
Decatur 27 (broke previous record by 4 degrees)

New record lows for April 8:
Huntsville 26 (broke previous record by 2 degrees)
Muscle Shoals 26 (broke previous record by 4 degrees)
Decatur 23 (broke previous record by 9 degrees)
Scottsboro 26 (broke previous record by 2 degrees)
Valley Head 22 (broke previous record by 1 degrees)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Lows this morning

All of Alabama, from Hytop to Orange Beach was 39
or below on Easter morning, April 8, 2007.  
That must be a record!

HAMILTON 22 NWS COOP


DECATUR AIRPORT 23 NWS
DE SOTO STATE PARK 23 NWS
DECATUR 23 NWS
MERIDIANVILLE AIRPORT 23 NWS

BLACK CREEK - ETOWAH 24 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER

PINSON 25 NWS OFFICIAL RECORD
CROSSVILLE REF STN 25 NWS
FORT PAYNE AIRPORT 25 NWS
VINEMONT-CULLMAN ARPT 25 NWS

MUSCLE SHOALS AIRPORT 26 NWS OFFICIAL RECORD
ANNISTON 26 NWS
JASPER 26 NWS COOP
VINEMONT - SCHOOL 26.6 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
BANKHEAD NATL FOREST 26 NWS
HUNTSVILLE AIRPORT 26 NWS OFFICIAL RECORD
DEARMANVILLE/CALHOUN 26 NWS COOP

WADLEY/RANDOLPH 27 NWS COOP
ROEBUCK 27 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER

HUNTSVILLE - UAH 28
NWS
CULLMAN 28 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
MOUNT CHEAHA 28 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
GREYSTONE FARMS 28 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER

JASPER 29 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
ALEXANDER CITY 29 NWS COOP
HELENA 29 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
GADSDEN 29 NWS COOP
CHILDERSBURG/TALLADEGA29 NWS COOP
JEMISON 29 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
HUEYTOWN 29 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER

ALBERTVILLE AIRPORT 30 NWS
TUSCALOOSA 30 NWS
BIRMINGHAM INTL 30 NWS

CALERA 31 NWS

AUBURN 32 NWS
CORDOVA/WALKER 32 NWS COOP
CLANTON 32 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
INVERNESS 32 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM

TROY 33 NWS
EVERGREEN 34 NWS
MONTGOMERY 35 NWS
DOTHAN 37 NWS
MOBILE 38 NWS
ORANGE BEACH 39 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER

Records fall Easter Morning

The low in Vinemont this morning was 26.6 (slightly warmer than yesterday). To our south, clouds may have helped keep temperatures up a little bit. Maybe the Chilton County peach crop will survive.

Statements from the NWS:

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
640 AM CDT SUN APR 8 2007

...RECORDS CONTINUE TO FALL AT HUNTSVILLE...

YESTERDAY MORNING...THE LOW AT HUNTSVILLE INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT HIT 25 DEGREES...AT 647 AM. THIS BREAKS THE OLD
RECORD OF 27 DEGREES...SET ON THIS DATE IN 1950. IT HAS
ONLY BEEN THIS COLD OR COLDER THIS LATE IN THE SEASON
TWICE BEFORE...ON APRIL 15TH 1943...AND APRIL 13TH 1940.

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON...THE HIGH AT HUNTSVILLE HIT JUST 45
DEGREES AT 548 PM CDT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD LOW
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES...SET ON THIS DATE IN
1939.

THIS MORNING...THE LOW SO FAR AT HUNTSVILLE WAS 26 DEGREES
AT 631 AM CDT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 28 DEGREES...
SET ON THIS DATE IN 1958. THIS MARKS THE FIRST TIME ON
RECORD THAT THE LOW HAS BEEN THIS COLD FOR TWO DAYS IN A
ROW IN APRIL. IN FACT...IT IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE SEEN
LOWS OF 26 DEGREES OR COLDER ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN MARCH
OR APRIL SINCE 2002.
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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
640 AM CDT SUN APR 8 2007

...RECORDS CONTINUE TO FALL AT MUSCLE SHOALS...

SATURDAY MORNING...THE LOW AT NORTHWEST ALABAMA REGIONAL
AIRPORT HIT 26 DEGREES...AT 603 AM CDT. THIS BREAKS THE
OLD RECORD OF 30 DEGREES...SET ON THIS DATE IN 1982 AND
1939. IT HAS ONLY BEEN THIS COLD OR COLDER THIS LATE IN
THE SEASON TWICE BEFORE...ON APRIL 13TH 1940...AND APRIL
14TH 1907.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE HIGH AT MUSCLE SHOALS REACHED
JUST 46 DEGREES AT 528 PM CDT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD
LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES...SET ON THIS DATE
IN 1958.

THIS MORNING...THE LOW AT MUSCLE SHOALS DROPPED TO 26
DEGREES AGAIN...AT 630 AM CDT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD
OF 30 DEGREES SET ON THIS DATE IN 1939. THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME WE HAVE SEEN TEMPERATURES THIS COLD ON CONSECUTIVE
DAYS IN APRIL SINCE 1915.

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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL
710 AM CDT SUN APR 08 2007

...NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FOR PINSON ALABAMA...

A NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES WAS SET AT
PINSON THIS MORNING...THE 8TH OF APRIL. THE PREVIOUS LOW
WAS 27 DEGREES FIRST SET BACK IN 1958...THEN TIED AGAIN
IN 1990.

Temperature Update

At midnight Easter morning it was 28.0 in Vinemont at the school. At Folsom Field airport, just up the road in the Vinemont area, it was 30 degrees with a dewpoint of 19. Winds were calm. It is also 30 in Decatur and Anniston.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

As of 9 p.m.

The temperature at the Vinemont School as of 9 p.m. has already dropped to 32.

The NWS observation site at Folsom Field, also in Vinemont, showed 32 at 9 p.m. The dewpoint was 14 with no wind.

Conditions seem ideal for all-time record lows for the month of April to be reached tonight.

Records are in danger tonight

According to the NWS Huntsville, these are the coldest all-time
temperatures in the following locations in North Alabama:

Site Temp Date
Huntsville 24º April 1, 1923
Muscle Shoals 24º April 13, 1940*
Decatur 26º April 13, 1940*
Scottsboro 23º April 3, 1992*
Valley Head 19º April 3, 1992

The NWS Huntsville also shows the following record lows for this date are:
Site Temp Date
Huntsville 27º 1950
Muscle Shoals 30º 1982
Decatur 31º 1950
Scottsboro 25º 1950
Valley Head 21º 1982

The official forecast from the National Weather Service Huntsville tonight is as follows:
Huntsville 23
Muscle Shoals 23
Decatur 23
Scottsboro 23
Valley Head 22
Vinemont 23
If these temperatures are reached many all time April records will be set tonight in North Alabama.

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A freeze warning has been issued by the NWS in Huntsville:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
345 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2007

LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-
MORGAN-MARSHALL-JACKSON-DE KALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-
FRANKLIN
TN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLORENCE...MUSCLE SHOALS...
RUSSELLVILLE...MOULTON...ATHENS...HUNTSVILLE...DECATUR...
GUNTERSVILLE...SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...CULLMAN...
LYNCHBURG...FAYETTEVILLE...WINCHESTER

345 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2007

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM CDT SUNDAY...

AN UNSEASONABLY COLD AIRMASS COUPLED WITH LIGHT WINDS...CLEAR
SKIES AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT RECORD-SETTING COLD
TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL QUICKLY BELOW
FREEZING BY LATE EVENING...REMAINING AT OR BELOW FREEZING
THROUGH AT LEAST MID MORNING SUNDAY. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF
20 TO 25 DEGREES COULD APPROACH THE COLDEST EVER RECORDED IN
THE MONTH OF APRIL.

THIS WIDESPREAD AND LONG-DURATION HARD FREEZE WILL BE CRITICAL
TO PLANTS AND CROPS. THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL OR GARDENING
INTERESTS ARE ADVISED TO HARVEST OR PROTECT TENDER VEGETATION
IF SUCH ACTIONS HAVE NOT BEEN TAKEN ALREADY. PERSONS ARE ALSO
URGED TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PETS FROM THE COLD. SUB-FREEZING
TEMPERATURES ARE AGAIN LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING.


A FREEZE WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE
FORECAST TO THREATEN OUTDOOR PLANTS AND TENDER VEGETATION.
POTTED PLANTS NORMALLY LEFT OUTDOORS SHOULD BE COVERED OR
BROUGHT INSIDE AWAY FROM THE COLD.

Here is an exerpt from the NWS Huntsville forecast discussion:
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
318 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2007

...UNPRECEDENTED COLD GRIPS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...

.DISCUSSION...THE MAIN STORY IN THE SHORT TERM WILL CONTINUE
TO BE THE RECORD-SETTING COLD AND DRY CONDITIONS RESULTING
IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

LATEST WV/IR SATL IMAGERY SHOWS NEARLY STATIONARY DEEP
CYCLONIC TROUGH CENTERED AROUND UPSTATE NEW YORK THIS AFTN.
THIS FEATURE IS THE FOCAL POINT FOR DRAWING UNSEASONABLY COLD
CANADIAN AIR ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. AFTER RECORD LOWS
WERE SET THIS MORNING AT BOTH HSV AND MSL...TEMPS HAVE
STRUGGLED TO WARM MUCH WITHIN STRONG COLD-ADVECTIVE REGIME.
19Z TEMPS WERE STILL IN THE UPR 30S AT BOTH CULLMAN (3A1)
AND MERIDIANVILLE (MDQ)...WITH 42F AT HSV WELL BELOW THE
COLDEST DAILY MAX TEMP OF 50F SET BACK IN 1939.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)...
UPR LVL LOW ENTERING WEST TEXAS WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN AND
SHEAR EAST ALONG THE GULF COAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS...
HAVING LITTLE EFFECT ON OUR SENSIBLE WEATHER. THIN HIGH CLOUDS
WILL STREAK ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT BUT THE DEEPER MOISTURE
WILL REMAIN WELL SOUTH. LIGHT WINDS AND VERY LOW DEWPOINTS
WILL HELP SET THE STAGE FOR ANOTHER RECORD COLD NIGHT.
FORECASTING LOWS IN THE 20-25F RANGE. LOW LVL THICKNESS/TEMP
PROFILES ARE ACTUALLY WARMER TMRW MORNING THAN THIS MORNING...
BUT LIGHTER WINDS AND THE VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL PROVIDE
MAXIMUM RADIATIONAL COOLING OVERNIGHT. FREEZE WARNING WILL
REMAIN IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM TONIGHT THROUGH 9 AM SUNDAY.
INCIDENTLY...GOING FOR A LOW OF 23F AT HUNTSVILLE INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT (HSV). SINCE RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT HERE (NEARLY 100
YEARS) THE COLDEST TEMP EVER REPORTED AT HSV IS 24F BACK ON
APRIL 1, 1923.

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Here is an exerpt from the ABC 33/40 Seven Day Forecast by Bill Murray
Historic weather may be on the menu for Alabama on this Holiday Weekend as potentially

the coldest air ever seen in these parts in any April is in store for us. If we drop to 25F or
lower at the Birmingham Airport, it will be the coldest April morning ever in the history of
the station.

WATCHING THE THERMOMETER:
It will be a nervous night for growers all across the state of Alabama and the Deep South.
Peach growers in Central Alabama will be especially concerned. Readings tonight are
expected to range between 20-28. With several hours of freezing readings expected, there
is a risk that we could lose much or all of the peach crop, which was expected to be
especially good this year. That could happen with only a couple of hours below 30F.
We will hope and pray for a miracle.

SUNRISE SERVICES:
Many congregations will be holding Easter Sunrise services in the morning. Conditions
will be dry and cold. So if your service is outdoors, make sure you are bundled up.

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The NWS Birmingham is predicting temperatures below freezing across all of Central
Alabama. They are expecting most reasings in the 25-30 degree range. They are
predicting temperatures to remain below freezing for at least 6 hours.

Lows this morning

BANKHEAD NATL FOREST   22 NWS
HAMILTON 22 NWS
MT CHEAHA 33/40 CAM 23
ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
VINEMONT - SCHOOL 23 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
MADISON 24
Talkweather.com Observer
RUSSELVILLE 24 Talkweather.com Observer
MERIDIANVILLE AIRPORT 25 NWS
UNION GROVE 25 Talkweather.com Observer
HUNTSVILLE AIRPORT 25 NWS - OFFICIAL RECORD
DE SOTO STATE PARK 25 NWS
CROSSVILLE REF STN 25 NWS
VINEMONT-CULLMAN ARPT 25 NWS
BLACK CREEK - ETOWAH 26
Talkweather.com Observer
MUSCADINE 26
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
MUSCLE SHOALS AIRPORT 26 NWS - OFFICIAL RECORD
GADSDEN 27 ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
DECATUR AIRPORT 27 NWS
FLORENCE 27 NWS
JASPER 27 NWS
CLAY 27
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
FORT PAYNE AIRPORT 27 NWS
SMOKE RISE - BLOUNT 28
Talkweather.com Observer
HUNTSVILLE - UAH 28 NWS
OXFORD 28
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
WEAVER 28
Talkweather.com Observer
JASPER 29
ABC 33/40 SKYCAM
MUNFORD 29
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
ALBERTVILLE AIRPORT 30 NWS
HUEYTOWN 30
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
ANNISTON 30 NWS
BIRMINGHAM INTNL 30 NWS
COTTONDALE 30 ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
JEMISON 30
ABC 33/40 SKYWATCHER
CALERA 31 NWS
TUSCALOOSA 31 NWS

The Flight of a Georgia Storm Chaser

Here's one of my new favorite weather blogs, "The Flight of a Georgia Storm Chaser". The author, Dew, has given me some good ideas on improving my blog. She is a good writer and does a great job keeping her blog current with weather information and interesting stories every day.

Temperatures this morming

The low this morning was 23, as previously mentioned. The temperature was between 34 and 39 during our baseball practice this morning between 9:30 and 11:20. we just now made it to 40 at 11:30 a.m.

Record Cold

The low this morning in Vinemont was 23.2. That would be a record low for this area. The temperature is already up to 32.0 as of 8:45 a.m. My team has baseball practice in 45 minutes. I wonder how many boys show up this morning.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday Snow 2007!




WAFF 48 Radar at 9:34 p.m.




It snowed tonight in Cullman County!

Snow flurries began at about 9:30 in Vinemont. My son David said the snow became "heavy" near West Point at about 9:35. By 9:42, snowfall started increasing here in Vinemont. Our temperature at that time was 38.8. At about 9:44, James Spann said that it looked like we'd be getting some big flakes in Vinemont soon. At 9:48, my son David reported big wet snowflakes near West Point. James said, "excellent radar returns around West Point, and coming your way." By 9:54 the snow started picking up quite a bit in intensity here in Vinemont with some large flakes. At that same time, James received a note from someone in the Jones Chapel community in western Cullman County saying, "hey i know this is crazy but i live in a small town in cull man called Jones Chapel. It has been snowing here for about 10min. these are really big flakes!! there is nothing sticking but it looks beautiful! just wanted to let you know!" At 9:55 David reported snow briefly accumulating on lawn chairs, grass, and roof tops. James reported that his Cullman skycam was showing snow. James mentioned David's reports on his weather broadcast at 10:15. David told me he got to see it.

Yes, snow in April is a big deal here in North Alabama. I'm sure the "Yankees" who may read this think we are crazy. That's OK. :)

James Spann mentioned it on Alabamawx.com here and here.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A report from a friend

One of my best friends has experienced what a tornado can do to people. I know many of us who are fascinated by the weather tend to either forget or dismiss how severe weather affects lives. I have read where some weather geeks actually hope for tornadic weather. I suppose it doesn't matter what we hope in the sense that the weather's going to do what it's going to do regardless. Wishing won't make it happen. All I'm saying is that I think some of us cross a line where our fascination with nature gets in the way of our concern for other people.

It just bugs me that we weather geeks have a tendency to forget the sadness and the pain weather can cause. I think that it helps to walk a mile in a victim's shoes before getting too excited about severe weather. That is one reason I really appreciate ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann at Alabamawx.com. He balances a fascination for weather with compassion and concern for his viewers.

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My friend Johnny's wife was severely and permanently injured by the November 15, 1989 Huntsville tornado. Her life will never be the same. Nor will Johnny's. I am proud of how they have stuck together despite so many trials that have occurred as a result of that terrible day. That tornado is still affecting them every day, even in 2007. One of the many ways is the fear that the threat of severe weather can now bring. Monday night, Johnny's community was placed under a tornado warning.

Although there was a possible tornado warning reported at the time, the NWS in Huntsville has surveyed the damage and has concluded that it was caused by straight-line winds. I emailed Johnny yesterday to see how he and his wife were doing after the storm. Here is his response:

"We heard a LOT of noise but there wasn't much that happened in our neighborhood beyond blooms and all the silver maple "helicopters" being blown off trees. Judging by the radar we saw last night and several downed trees I saw on the way to work this morning (maybe a hundred yards south of Murphy Hill Baptist Church on Murphy Hill Rd in Toney, if you want to Google that), the hardest part of the storm tracked a few miles to the southwest of us. The trees had been across the road but had been cut up by the time I went through. It seemed very localized. The woods and farmland all around seemed undisturbed and I couldn't detect a damage path to the southeast.The worst part for us was that when the warning was announced, it was starting right on top of us. Kathy was extremely upset and it took a while to convince her that it was actually already practically in Meridianville by the time the radio went off. We had some damage to a tabletop fan when I got frustrated and threw it out of the hall closet to make room for Kathy!"

You've gotta love that sense of humor!

A few thoughts on global warming

I responded to a post on Alabamawx.com with the following thoughts:

If Alabama undergoes a warming or cooling trend, that does not necessarily mean that the same thing is happening over the entire Earth.

There have been no reliable methods of measuring global temperatures over the past several thousand years. Therefore I do not believe we can say with any certainty the globe is warming or cooling. It’s even a greater leap to say that any changes are induced by human activity. I’m just not buying it.

Someone stated that if conservative politicians believed in global warming instead of liberals like Al Gore, then more southerners would believe in it. My response: I don’t care who is behind it, it’s bad science. I learned the scientific method in grade school. “Global warming” is only a hypothesis that likely will never be proven. I usually vote for conservatives. If Bob Dole, Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, or Rush Limbaugh started believing in global warming, it would not change my mind one bit. I can think for myself, thank you.

A few more thoughts: Too much of the “evidence” people use for global warming is anecdotal, localized, and limited to the past few years. We will experience the coldest temperatures (for this date) over much of the Eastern US during the next few days since records have been kept. Does that equate to global cooling? No! Somewhere else in the world experiencing record warmth. Does that equate to global warming? No!

Remember all of the so-called experts that used the active 2005 hurricane season as “proof” of global warming. Even “scientists” are falling into this trap. Remember, follow the money!

We humans tend to be very short-sighted and egocentric. I believe in conservation and trying to keep the environment cleaner (being a good steward), but I do not believe that we could change the climate if we wanted. We couldn't even make it rain in Alabama in March!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Video of last night's storm



This is a short (19 second) video of the lightning, thunder, and rain that occurred late last night as a line of strong to severe storms passed through North Alabama. Damage was reported in the Tennessee Valley (Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, and Jackson Counties). By the time the line drifted south toward Cullman, the storms had weakened slightly.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Reports coming in...

Numerous damage reports are coming in from Tennessee and North Alabama. A tornado warning was issued earlier for madison County. There have been numerous reports of trees down in Lauderdale, Limestone and Madison Counties. Following are some reports from WHNT Channel 19 in Huntsville and ABC 33/40 Skywatcher "weatherjames-huntsville":

(22:46:22) Dan Satterfield is saying that he is no longer seeing the strong rotation
(22:48:07) roof ripped off a carport in Toney in Madison County

(22:51:05) weatherjames-huntsville: Just had a 44 mph wind gust & lost cable

(22:56:20) metal building blown of slab in Ardmore
(22:56:30) tree on house near Ardmore
(22:56:42) power outages in Hazel Green in Madison Co

(23:05:16) weatherjames-huntsville: Pea sized hail in downtown huntsville & heavy rain

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UPDATE 4/4/07 - Storm Reports Posted by the NWS Huntsville:

Preliminary Storm ReportsTuesday, April 3, 2007
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
1137 AM HAIL CULLMAN 34.18N 86.84W
04/03/2007 E1.00 INCH CULLMAN AL PUBLIC

1215 PM HAIL HOLLY POND 34.17N 86.62W
04/03/2007 M1.00 INCH CULLMAN AL TRAINED SPOTTER
PHOTOGRAPH OF HAIL SUGGESTS SMALL HAIL CLUMPED TO FORM A
LARGER STONE. REPORT RELAYED BY BROADCAST MEDIA.

0145 PM HAIL MADISON 34.70N 86.75W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC

0151 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E1.00 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
ONE INCH HAIL REPORTED BY NWS EMPLOYEE AT UAH CAMPUS.

0152 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E0.25 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
35 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PEA SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN SOUTHWEST
HUNTSVILLE BY THE PUBLIC.

0153 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN SOUTHWEST HUNTSVILLE BY ABC
33/40.

0156 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL EMERGENCY MNGR
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN DOWNTOWN HUNTSVILLE AND AT
THE HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL.

0157 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED COVERING MUCH OF THE GROUND AT
THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 20 AND GOVENORS WEST IN
HUNTSVILLE BY PUBLIC

0201 PM HAIL HUNTSVILLE 34.73N 86.59W
04/03/2007 E0.75 INCH MADISON AL NWS EMPLOYEE
DIME TO SLIGHTLY LARGER HAIL REPORTED AT THE PARKWAY
PLACE MALL ON SOUTH PARKWAY.

0203 PM HAIL MADISON 34.70N 86.75W

04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC
HAIL COVERING THE GROUND

0209 PM HAIL COLLINSVILLE 34.27N 85.86W

04/03/2007 E0.75 INCH DEKALB AL PUBLIC
MARBLE TO PENNY SIZE HAIL REPORTED BY AT THE CITY HALL BY
THE PUBLIC.

0210 PM HAIL COLLINSVILLE 34.27N 85.86W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL PUBLIC

0215 PM HAIL COLLINSVILLE 34.27N 85.86W
04/03/2007 E1.75 INCH DEKALB AL TRAINED SPOTTER

0220 PM HAIL 5 E COLLINSVILLE 34.27N 85.78W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN WESTERN PORTION OF THE SAND
ROCK COMMUNITY.

0225 PM HAIL BROWNSBORO 34.75N 86.44W
04/03/2007 E0.75 INCH MADISON AL POST OFFICE

0245 PM HAIL TRENTON 34.74N 86.25W
04/03/2007 E0.25 INCH JACKSON AL POST OFFICE

0248 PM HAIL HUNTLAND 35.06N 86.27W
04/03/2007 E0.50 INCH FRANKLIN TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0315 PM HAIL WINCHESTER 35.19N 86.11W
04/03/2007 E0.25 INCH FRANKLIN TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0321 PM HAIL WINCHESTER 35.19N 86.11W
04/03/2007 E0.75 INCH FRANKLIN TN CO-OP OBSERVER

0322 PM HAIL WINCHESTER 35.19N 86.11W
04/03/2007 E0.50 INCH FRANKLIN TN NWS EMPLOYEE
DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED FOR 5 MINUTES IN WINCHESTER.
INFORMATION RELAYED BY WFO OHX.

0329 PM HAIL WINCHESTER 35.19N 86.11W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH FRANKLIN TN EMERGENCY MNGR
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED AT THE WINCHESTER 911 CENTER.

0335 PM HAIL WINCHESTER 35.19N 86.11W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH FRANKLIN TN CO-OP OBSERVER

0355 PM HAIL FORT PAYNE 34.44N 85.72W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR

0359 PM HAIL 5 E FORT PAYNE 34.44N 85.63W
04/03/2007 E0.50 INCH DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR

0407 PM HAIL 10 W SAND ROCK 34.23N 85.95W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL EMERGENCY MNGR

0830 PM HAIL TONEY 34.90N 86.73W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH MADISON AL PUBLIC

1013 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N GREEN HILL 34.99N 87.51W
04/03/2007 LAUDERDALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN NEAR HWY 13

1015 PM TSTM WND DMG CLOVERDALE 34.94N 87.77W
04/03/2007 LAUDERDALE AL EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN NEAR HWY 157 AND COUNTY ROAD 41

1025 PM TSTM WND DMG ELKMONT 34.93N 86.98W
04/03/2007 LIMESTONE AL EMERGENCY MNGR
TREE DOWN NEAR HWY 127

1040 PM TORNADO HAZEL GREEN 34.93N 86.57W
04/03/2007 MADISON AL PUBLIC
PUBLIC REPORT OF A POSSIBLE TORNADO

1045 PM HAIL 1 S FLINTVILLE 35.05N 86.42W
04/03/2007 E1.00 INCH LINCOLN TN NWS EMPLOYEE

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG TONEY 34.90N 86.73W
04/03/2007 MADISON AL EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN FROM TONEY
TO CHASE TO MAYSVILLE

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E NORMAL 34.79N 86.54W
04/03/2007 MADISON AL EMERGENCY MNGR
POWER POLES DOWN NEAR HOMER NANCE ROAD

1050 PM TSTM WND DMG MERIDIANVILLE 34.85N 86.57W
04/03/2007 MADISON AL EMERGENCY MNGR
HOUSE DAMAGED ON PATTERSON LANE

1055 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E NORMAL 34.79N 86.54W
04/03/2007 MADISON AL AMATEUR RADIO
AMATEUR RADIO WEATHER EQUIPMENT REPORTED 113 MPH WIND
GUST

1104 PM HAIL 4 N MOULTON 34.54N 87.28W
04/03/2007 E0.75 INCH LAWRENCE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

1134 PM HAIL IDER 34.70N 85.67W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL PUBLIC

1135 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 S SECTION 34.51N 85.99W
04/03/2007 JACKSON AL EMERGENCY MNGR
TREE DOWN ON A HOUSE NEAR MACEDONIA

1142 PM HAIL IDER 34.70N 85.67W
04/03/2007 E0.88 INCH DEKALB AL LAW ENFORCEMENT

1157 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 E GUNTERSVILLE 34.36N 86.17W
04/03/2007 MARSHALL AL EMERGENCY MNGR
POWER LINES DOWN NEAR MARTLING