Thursday, April 10, 2008

Friday's the day

Tomorrow (Friday) we are under a risk of severe weather. As a matter of fact, the SPC is saying much of Alabama can expect a 30% chance of severe weather within 25 miles of any point. The main risk is damaging wind, hail, and isolated tornadoes. I think that the main threat will be straight line winds with an isolated tornado.

This would be similar to what we experienced last Friday. The Huntsville NWS CWA experienced two EF0 tornadoes (Colbert and Limestone counties) and straight line winds of 110 mile per hour in Cullman, Alabama.

The Birmingham NWS mentioned straight line wind damage in Livingston in Sumter County (2:40 p.m.), an EF0 tornado 2 miles ESE of Fort McClellan in Calhoun County ( 3:25 p.m.), straight line wind damage at Forkland in Greene County (2:50 p.m.), Nauvoo in Walker County, Arley in Winston County, just south of Moundville in Hale County, Houston in Winston County, Eutaw in Greene County, 6 miles south of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Greensboro in Hale County, Fairfield in Jefferson County, Centreville in Bibb County, Maylene in Shelby County, 4 miles west of Rockford in Coosa County, Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Calera in Shelby County, Leeds in Jefferson County, Wilsonville, Harpersville, and Columbiana in Shelby, west of Oxford in Calhoun, Tallassee and Ware in Elmore, Dadeville in Talapoosa, Shorter in Macon, and Valley in Lee County. There were numerous reports of funnel clouds but no confirmed tornadoes in the Birmingham NWS CWA. There were also numerous reports of hail. The largest was golfball-sized in the following areas: I85 exit 66 in Lee County and 4 miles NNE of Pelham in Shelby County.

Strong storms scatter damage across Alabama, but no serious injuries Birmingham News

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