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Update 11:59 p.m. Severe weather clearing out of Alabama:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR MACON, TALLAPOOSA, BULLOCK AND PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…TROY…
TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS.

TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHAMBERS, LEE, RUSSEL AND BARBOUR COUNTIES.

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…LANETT…
OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY AND VALLEY.

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Update 11:22 p.m. Tornado damage near Brantley area:


 

Photo tweeted by @BamaBoss1984 showing tornado damage in Brantley during a late Christmas night storm.

Only minor injuries have been reported at this time.

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Update 11:01 p.m. Tornado watch canceled in Montgomery County:

Tornado watch has been canceled for Montgomery County. Tornado watch remains in effect for Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Barbour, Bullock and Pike Counties in Southeast Alabama until 4 AM CST.

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Update 10:18 p.m. Tornado warning for Pike County until 11 p.m.:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1100 PM CST

* AT 1015 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR LUVERNE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GOSHEN…TROY…ANSLEY…TROY UNIVERSITY…TROY MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT…BANKS…LINWOOD…HENDERSON…MOSSY GROVE AND ORION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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Update 10:04 p.m. Tornado/Severe Thunderstorm watches expire in 7 counties:

Tornado Watch has been allowed to expire for Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes counties. Severe thunderstorms watch has expired for Coosa, Clay, Cleburne and Randolph Counties.

Tornado watch remain in effect for counties to the southeast,

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Update 9:52 p.m. Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County until 10:30 p.m.:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CST

* AT 951 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LOGAN…OR 11
MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT DEPOSIT…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 70 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MEADVILLE…NAFTEL…STRATA…SELLERS…GRADY…RAMER…SPRAGUE AND
DUBLIN.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBER 16…

WINDS OF 70 TO 80 MPH WILL UPROOT TREES…DOWN POWER LINES AND CAUSE
DAMAGE TO HOMES AND STRUCTURES.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOUR ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDAITELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 9:50 p.m. Gov. Bentley releases statement:

Governor Robert Bentley releases statement regarding Christmas Day tornadoes and storms in Alabama.

"A powerful storm system continues to move through Alabama and has caused significant damage in several areas. First responders are doing a tremendous job helping people in areas impacted by the storms, and those efforts will continue. Click to read full statement.

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Update 9:24 p.m. New tornado watches issued in 9 counties:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHAMBERS, LEE, MACON,RUSSELL, TALLAPOOSA

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR, BULLOCK, PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…AUBURN…EUFAULA…
LANETT…MONTGOMERY…OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY…TROY…TUSKEGEE…
UNION SPRINGS AND VALLEY.

TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA, ELMORE, LOWNDES

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…FORT DEPOSIT…LOWNDESBORO…
MILLBROOK…PRATTVILLE AND WETUMPKA.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

COOSA

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CLAY, CLEBURNE, RANDOLPH

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ASHLAND…HEFLIN…LINEVILLE…
ROANOKE AND ROCKFORD.

James Spann: "Other storms in Alabama could produce hail, but the tornado threat has ended for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston."

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Update 8:55 p.m. Tornado/Thunderstorm watch statuses update:

Tornado watch has been canceled for Dallas County. The severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for Chilton, Talladega, Shelby, St. Clair and Calhoun

Watches remain valid for all other locations.

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Update 8:42 p.m. Tornado Warning for Autauga, Elmore, Montgomery Counties:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 945 PM CST

* AT 840 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR LOWNDESBORO…OR NEAR HAYNEVILLE…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PRATTVILLE…MONTGOMERY…MILLBROOK…WETUMPKA…CANTELOUS…
DANNELLY FIELD…HOPE HULL…WOODCREST…HYUNDAI MOTORS OF ALABAMA
AND HUNTER.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 164 THROUGH 181…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 11…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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Update 8:12 p.m. Tornado Warning for Lowndes County until 9:15 p.m.:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 915 PM CST

* AT 805 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED 7 MILES EAST OF SNOW HILL…OR 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
MOSSES…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOSSES…HAYNEVILLE…GORDONVILLE…BEECHWOOD…WHITE HALL…
LOWNDESBORO…FOSTORIA…COLLIRENE…MOUNT WILLING AND MANACK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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Update 7:57 p.m. Watches canceled in Perry, Bibb, Jefferson Counties:

Tornado watch has been canceled for Perry County. Severe thunderstorm watch canceled for Bibb and Jefferson Counties.

Both watches continue for all other locations until 10 PM CST.

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Update 7:37 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warning for East Central Alabama:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
COOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 845 PM CST

* AT 738 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
WILSONVILLE TO LAY LAKE DAM TO PARNELL…AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
TALLADEGA SPRINGS…CLANTON…CHILDERSBURG…WEOGUFKA…
SYLACAUGA…STEWARTVILLE…ROCKFORD AND GOODWATER.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 193 THROUGH 212…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

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Update 7:30 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warning for South Central Alabama:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 830 PM CST

* AT 728 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ACKERVILLE…OR 15 MILES EAST OF
CAMDEN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOSSES…DALLAS LAKE…BELKNAP…TYLER…GORDONVILLE…BENTON…
WHITE HALL AND LOWNDESBORO.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

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Update 7:08 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warning for Bibb, Chilton, Shelby County:

12-25-2012 6-52-12 PM

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
EAST CENTRAL PERRY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 800 PM CST

* AT 705 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
PELHAM TO CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK TO 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MARION JUNCTION…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
JEMISON…COLUMBIANA…VALLEY GRANDE…CLANTON…WILSONVILLE…
MAPLESVILLE…PARNELL AND THORSBY.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 205 THROUGH 242…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

 

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Update 6:46 p.m. Tornado Warning for West Central Ala./Watch status report in Alabama:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CST

* AT 640 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR BRUNDIDGE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BOOT HILL…PICKETT…BARBOUR COUNTY PUBLIC LAKE DAM…BRUNDIDGE
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…JOSIE…TANYARD AND MOUNT ANDREW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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Tornado Watch is canceled for Greene, Sumter Counties…

Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Tuscaloosa County…

Tornado Watch continues for Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Dallas, Elmore, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pike and Russell Counties till 8 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues for Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega Counties till 8:00 PM CST.

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Update 6:39 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warnings for 9 Alabama Counties:


 

No warnings are in effect for North Central Alabama at this time.

There still is a severe thunderstorm watch for Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa till 8:00 PM CST.

We have a line of intense storms pushing through western Jefferson, northeastern Tuscaloosa, western Bibb, western Perry and eastern Hale Counties.

But so far, no major damage reports in North Central Alabama.

For now just thunder and lightning and heavy rain as well as some gusty winds for places like Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden.

Also, behind this line, the threat for severe weather is over for folks in Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale, Sumter, Marengo and Choctaw Counties.

Further south, a dangerous situation now for far northeastern Clarke and Wilcox Counties.

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Update 6:18 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warnings for Chilton, Hale Counties:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EXTREME WEST CENTRAL CHILTON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PERRY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CST

* AT 614 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9
MILES SOUTHWEST OF MERTZ TO FAUNSDALE…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MARION…HEIBERGER…VAIDEN…MORGAN SPRINGS…FOLSOM…VAIDEN
FIELD AIRPORT…ELLARDS AND JUDSON COLLEGE.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 6:12 p.m. Possible tornado moving into Grove Hill:

NWS Mobile reports possible tornado touchdown in Antioch, south of Grove Hill.

Strong indications of rotation moving into Grove Hill now.

This possible tornado will move toward Camden in Wilcox County.

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Update 6:10 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warning- Dallas, Marengo, Perry counties:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN PERRY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CST

* AT 609 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FREDDIE JONES FIELD…OR NEAR
LINDEN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
UNIONTOWN…FREDDIE JONES FIELD…THOMASTON…DAYTON…CONSUL…
FAUNSDALE…BOGUE CHITTO AND MARION JUNCTION.

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 6:03 p.m. Warnings coming for Jefferson, Tuscaloosa:


 

A new severe thunderstorm warning is being issued for Jefferson County. Stand by for that information.

We continue to track an s-shaped thunderstorm segment moving through eastern Tuscaloosa and into Hale County near Demopolis. It is just east of the City of Tuscaloosa, approaching Coaling and Brookwood, as well as Greensboro.

No reports of damage from Tuscaloosa County.

The storms will reach I-459 by 6:20 and I-65 by 6:45.

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Update 5:48 p.m. Some counties cleared for Severe Thunderstorm Watch:

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WATCH 697 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 4 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

WALKER

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

FAYETTE LAMAR PICKENS

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALICEVILLE…CARROLLTON…FAYETTE…
JASPER…SULLIGENT AND VERNON.

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TORNADO WATCH 695 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA DALLAS ELMORE
LOWNDES MONTGOMERY PERRY

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

MACON RUSSELL

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

GREENE HALE MARENGO
SUMTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…DEMOPOLIS…EUFAULA…EUTAW…
FORT DEPOSIT…GREENSBORO…LINDEN…LIVINGSTON…LOWNDESBORO…
MARION…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…MOUNDVILLE…PHENIX CITY…
PRATTVILLE…SELMA…TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…
UNIONTOWN…WETUMPKA AND YORK.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 697 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BIBB BLOUNT CHILTON
COOSA JEFFERSON SHELBY
ST. CLAIR TALLADEGA

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…HOOVER…MOODY…ONEONTA…
PELHAM…PELL CITY…ROCKFORD…SYLACAUGA…
TALLADEGA AND TUSCALOOSA.

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Update 5:46 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warning issued in West, Central Alabama:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…
EAST CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CST

* AT 546 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
KNOXVILLE TO 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF DEMOPOLIS…AND MOVING EAST AT 40
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEMOPOLIS…GREENSBORO…AKRON…EVANSVILLE…WEDGEWORTH…
MOUNDVILLE…SAWYERVILLE AND DUFFYS BEND.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBER 52…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 5:22 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for Marengo, Sumter County:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 518 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR INDIAN SPRINGS…OR 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CUBA…
AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEMOPOLIS…JEFFERSON…WHITFIELD…US 80 AND AL 28…DEMOPOLIS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…MCDOWELL…BELMONT AND DEMOPOLIS LOCK AND DAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORNADOES ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. TAKE COVER NOW.

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Update 5:07 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warning for Tuscaloosa County:


 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 504 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
REFORM TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF WEST GREENE…AND MOVING EAST AT 45
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
NORTHPORT…TUSCALOOSA…HOLT…COKER…LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK…
LAKE TUSCALOOSA BINION CREEK LANDING…SAMANTHA AND SHELTON STATE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 62 THROUGH 79…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 5:05 p.m. Tornado emergency in Mobile:


A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CST FOR EAST
CENTRAL MOBILE AND WEST CENTRAL BALDWIN COUNTIES…

…THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR DOWNTOWN MOBILE…

AT 459 PM CST…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR DOWNTOWN MOBILE…OR 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF I65 AND US
45…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MIDTOWN MOBILE… DOWNTOWN MOBILE… PRICHARD…
I65 AND US 45… I65 AND I165… I10 AND I65…
CHICKASAW… SPANISH FORT… I65 AND CR 47…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 10 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 18 AND 34. THIS
INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TO REPEAT…A LARGE…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE…TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A
MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

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Update 4:49 p.m. 7 Tornado warnings in South Alabama:


 

Bow echo now in Pickens County heading toward Aliceville. Will impact much of Pickens County into Tuscaloosa County with damaging winds. The winds will reach the City of Tuscaloosa at 5:15 or so. Widespread tree damage is likely.

Dangerous storm south of Meridian will enter Sumter County, affecting York and Livingston.

Further south, tornado on the ground near I-10 exit 15 in Mobile.

Also, strong indication of a tornado in West Butler and Butler in Choctaw County.

There are now 7 tornado warnings in South Alabama.

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Update 4:32 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm warnings: Greene/Pickens/Sumter Counties


 

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTHWESTERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 515 PM CST

AT 431 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES WEST OF BEVILL LOCK AND DAM TO 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PANOLA…AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH. 

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… PICKENSVILLEALICEVILLECARROLLTONEUTAWGORDOBEVILL LOCK AND DAMPANOLA AND GAINESVILLE. THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 32 THROUGH 52… WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Update 3:48 p.m. Severe weather warnings to come in west Alabama

 

"Severe storms are just over an hour west of Pickens, Sumter and Greene Counties.

"They are trailing from a comma head shaped quasi-linear convective system now approaching Louisville and Philadelphia MS.

"The complex is moving east northeast at 50 mph.

"Look for warnings to be issued for western Alabama counties by 4:30 or so.

"On its current trajectory, it will affect Tuscaloosa around 6 p.m. and Birmingham and hour later.

"Two separate tornado warnings are in effect for Clarke/Monroe Counties in Southwest Alabama and Covington/Crenshaw Counties in South Alabama.

"The tornado watch has been extended eastward to include the Montgomery area.

"In Mississippi, tornado damage has been reported in Pearl River County. These storms will move toward Washington and northern Mobile Counties."

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Update 3:42 p.m. Tornado watch remains in effect in 9 Alabama counties:

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 695 TO
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

CENTRAL ALABAMA:

AUTAUGA, ELMORE, LOWNDES, MONTGOMERY

EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA:

MACON, RUSSELL

SOUTHEAST ALABAMA:

BARBOUR, BULLOCK, PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT…
LOWNDESBORO…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…PHENIX CITY…PRATTVILLE…
TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS AND WETUMPKA.

TORNADO WATCH 695 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES:

CENTRAL ALABAMA:

DALLAS, PERRY

WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA:

GREENE, HALE, MARENGO, SUMTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…
LINDEN…LIVINGSTON…MARION…MOUNDVILLE…SELMA…
UNIONTOWN AND YORK.

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Update 3:15 p.m. Tornado warnings for Clarke, Monroe Counties:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The main squall line is now passing through Jackson now. Numerous warnings are oriented up along the line. "We have a few severe thunderstorm warnings (yellow) and tornado warnings (red) out ahead of the main line as well. "The storm approaching Thomaston has a severe thunderstorm warning on it. It previously was tornado warned. This storm will affect the town of Marion and possibly Centreville if it holds together. "There is a tornado warning for Clarke and Monroe Counties between Jackson AL and Monroeville AL."

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Update 3 p.m. Western Jefferson warnings continue:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A severe thunderstorm warning continues for extreme northeastern Tuscaloosa and western Jefferson Counties. The rotation is now into western Jefferson County.

"Trees were reported down just south of Moundville along highway 69 at 1:49 with this same storm. Winds were estimated at 50-55 mph.

"This small storm has shown signs of rotation and is in a favorable location along the warm front. It is showing signs of a better updraft.

"The storm will continue over western Jefferson County. It is heading toward Rock Creek, Concord, Hueytown, Sylvan Springs and Short Creek. It will pass west of downtown Birmingham heading toward Adamsville."

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Update 2:34 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning Jefferson/Tuscaloosa Counties:


"Severe thunderstorm in Northeast Tuscaloosa County near the communities of Kellerman, Brookwood and Burchfield will be moving towards southwester Jefferson County. This storm has had a history of producing tree damage back to the south in Hale County near the community of Moundville. This storm will be approaching, Bull City, Oak Grove and Adger."

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ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann kicked off the Christmas Day severe weather coverage at 2 p.m., streaming live here. 

Here is the latest update from Spann and company at alabamawx.com, the ABC 33/40 weather blog:

"The main severe weather is still at least a couple of hours away for us here in Alabama. The warm sector is moving northward behind the retreating warm front. We will be watching to see how far north it gets.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A line of intense thunderstorms is pushing across Central Louisiana and into southwestern Mississippi. Ahead of this and south of the warm front, the airmass is becoming moderately unstable and wind fields are extremely strong. This means that any storms that form ahead of the main line have the potential to produce strong, long track tornadoes.

"Storms along the line will produce widespread damaging winds and more tornadoes later tonight as they move through.

"We will delay the main window for severe weather by couple of hours. The primary window is now from 5 p.m. today to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow. The initial threat over West Alabama begins around 5:00, then spreading east. For those of you traveling across the state today, consider completing the trip by 5 p.m. over West Alabama, and by 7 p.m. over the eastern side of the state."

We'll continue to update this post with the latest information from the Alabama Weather Blog. You can watch Spann's live stream below.

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