Friday, April 10, 2009

Preliminary story on today's chase....



I did a lot of of storm chasing in Alabama today. I aw two wall clouds, hail, and severe thunderstorm. I was with John Brown who was streaming from Blount County.

Here is an intial summary in reverse chronological order.

pine tree uprooted on highway 160 in Hayden from the storm that came through at 4:55

Tree also blew down at the Hayden Post Office at 4:55 as the severe thunderstorm rolled through.
pea sized hail and high winds just blew through the hayden po also down spout from gutter blew off post office building #alwx at 455pm
John Brown and I are going to the Hwy 160 exit to follow the storm that is moving out of Walker County 4:45
3:45 John are at the guy hunt rest stop in good hope --- no sign of any wall cloud but a big ct g strike east of good hope...
John is streaming a possible wall cloud nw of cullman from 157/65

john brown and i are at 157 in cullman on 165 at 3 pm
Trees down on lines on hw 67, east of wheeler wildlife refuge, tree down at dairy queen in e decatur on 67
Trees down on lines on hw 67, east of wheeler wildlife refuge, tree down at dairy queen in e decatur on 67
hail as lg as as golfballs w of trinity on hwy 24 bn 2 and 215
2:05 hail on hwy 24 e of moulton
at town creek on hwy 157 at 125pm 73, light rain, gusty south winds

large wall cloud---classic--- moving w and nw of leighton in the past few mins at 1:13
12:31 in Town Creek in Lawrence Co on AL HWY 20, at intersection of Hwy 101, south of TVA Wheeler Dam. 75, mostly cloudy.
Mostly Cloudy (dark skies) and 75F ne of Moulton at 12:16. #alwx
Made a quick stop at Whiits BBQ in Decatur....Now headed to Moulton.....77 on the car thermometer and mostly sunny at 11:50.

If you live in N AL your wx radio should have alerted you at 11:22 of a TORNADO WATCH until 7pm. Stay close to a source of wx info.

Moderate risk for severe wx expanded. http://tinyurl.com/bar6
60F at West Point in Cullman Co Alabama at 7:38 am. Sun beginning to peek out.


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