Thursday Storms: Live Blog

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The severe weather threat has ended for the Tennessee Valley tonight, but more storms are possible on Friday. See our forecast page at WHNT.com/Weather for the latest thoughts on that! Scroll down for the latest reports from today’s storms in this part of the country.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20148:46 pm

From the mailbox: “My name is Mitch McCullough. Just want to share a couple of pictures of the storm that came  through the Swearengin here in Marshall County today.”

Jake Reed June 5, 20147:07 pm

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:50 pm

https://twitter.com/paigesixtysix/status/474698476266487808

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:41 pm

Cullman County Damage near Fairview:

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:39 pm

Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 5 WNW Madison [Limestone Co, AL] trained spotter reports TSTM WND DMG  at 04:51 PM CDT — power poles snapped 10-feet up along bowers/greenbrier road…just south of huntsville brownsferry road.

Jake Reed June 5, 20146:33 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Watch CANCELED for Franklin [TN] and Jackson, DeKalb, and Marshall [AL].

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:32 pm
  • New Hope, Madison County 

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:27 pm

Report from Eric in Scottsboro: “Lots of damage scottsboro goose pond area. Lots of trees down on homes. “

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:27 pm
  • Fort Payne

Jake Reed June 5, 20146:17 pm

Much of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been allowed to expire early. The strongest storms now are pushing south of Lookout Mountain and crossing the AL/GA border out of DeKalb & Jackson Counties. Light to moderate rain and gusty winds (15-35 m.p.h.) continue elsewhere.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:14 pm

Anthony Clifton from DeKalb Co. EMA Reports: “DeKalb 911 Reports trees reported down widespread in southern DeKalb County. AL Hwy 168 Crossville tree down caused two vehicle accident with 2 injured. Trees down across Co rd 21 Crossville, Co Rd 8, Heaton Road Shiloh, Co Rd 246 Geraldine, Co Rd 45 Geraldine.”

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:11 pm

https://twitter.com/Monrovia_Fire/status/474687361956052992 

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:10 pm

Storm damage at Hyatt in Marshall County from Jessica Bean.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:02 pm

Storms should be out of Jackson, DeKalb and Etowah Counties by 6:30 PM; Cherokee clears by 7:00 PM.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20146:01 pm

HUN cancels Severe Thunderstorm Watch for  Lincoln, Moore [TN] and Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan [AL]

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:49 pm

Limestone County damage report via NWS HUN: “MINOR HOUSE DAMAGE /BROKEN WINDOWS/…OUTBUILDING BLOWN OVER AND CARPORT DETACHED TO RESIDENCE OFF WINFRED DRIVE, NEAR TANNER.” 

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:48 pm

Severe T-Storm Warning for DeKalb, Jackson [AL] and Franklin [TN] until 6:15 p.m.

Ben Smith June 5, 20145:40 pm

565 west bound and Zerdt Road. Stop and go. From Kenny Duckett at 5:31pm.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:37 pm

Intense storms moving east at about 40 MPH; wind gusts to 70 MPH possible in Jackson, DeKalb, Marshall, Blount, Etowah and Cherokee Counties through 7 PM.

Claire Aiello June 5, 20145:36 pm

A viewer named Paula Rhoden asked us to please remind people if traffic lights are out, they
become 3 or 4-way stops. She’s witnessed a few close calls this afternoon.

Thank you, Paula – good reminder.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:35 pm

Facebook report: Carrie Mabrey

Redstone Arsenal- massive wind gusts, fences down in residential areas, trees snapped in half, and roof damage. Pretty crazy!
Claire Aiello June 5, 20145:35 pm

Update from Huntsville Utilities: Another heavy thunderstorm event has caused several power
outages around Madison County, the City of Madison, and Huntsville. Currently,
crews are responding to large outages in Jones Valley, North Huntsville, Toney,
and the City of Madison, including a number of smaller outages scattered
generally west of Memorial Parkway / Hwy 231.

Crews are working to address each outage as quickly and
safely as possible. However, due to the dangerous weather conditions, power
restoration may take longer than normal until weather improves in the area.

Customers are urged to report outages by calling
256-53-LIGHT (5-4448). Please do not report outages through e-mail or social
media.

See the current Outage Map: https://www.hsvutil.org/outagemap/

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:30 pm

NWS Huntsville: Trees blocking Scott Road near Bobo Section Road near the Elkwood Community in Madison County.

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:27 pm

Storms rolling into the Lake Guntersville area as seen by our Jack’s camera: http://whnt.com/camera-network/guntersville-cam/

Claire Aiello June 5, 20145:25 pm

The Decatur campus of Calhoun Community College is
canceling evening classes tonight due to power outage.  Decatur campus only.

Ben Smith June 5, 20145:23 pm

Heavy rain: New Market, Gurley, Brownsboro, Owens Crossroads, New Hope, Union Grove, and Arab. Roads impacted: Winchester Road, US 72, US 431, US 231, and AL-69 near Scant City.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:22 pm

I-65 back up in Limestone Co.

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:19 pm

Ben Smith June 5, 20145:17 pm

Limbs down in Sarah Smith’s neighborhood in south Huntsville. Jennifer Cosby also reporting very strong winds and very heavy rain in New Market near Buckhorn High School.

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:17 pm

Trees and power lines reported down in Danville in Morgan County by emergency management.

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:15 pm

Strongest winds right now will be near and just south of New Market associated with this small bowing segment. Still could see gusts as high as 50-70 m.p.h. http://whntweather.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/screen-shot-2014-06-05-at-5-13-05-pm.png?w=660

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:14 pm

Strong winds headed into NE Madison County….

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:10 pm

https://twitter.com/Kevin_C_Burns/status/474674634357743619 

Jason Simpson June 5, 20145:09 pm

Multiple reports of trees down in Limestone County: https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#HUN/201406052151/201406052151

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:04 pm

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:02 pm

Jake Reed June 5, 20145:01 pm

Huntsville International reports 59 m.p.h. wind gust at 4:50 p.m.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:59 pm

52 m.p.h. wind gust reported at Huntsville International at 4:49 p.m.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:59 pm

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:56 pm

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:51 pm

Cindy Mitchell in Rogersville around 4pm.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:48 pm

Jason Simpson June 5, 20144:47 pm

Severe storms moving toward Hartselle, Huntsville, Madison through 5:15 PM.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20144:46 pm

Storms as they came across Bay Hill Marina – same place an EF-3 tornado struck on April 28th.

https://twitter.com/ShanBamaFan/status/474663601413029889

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:45 pm

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:42 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DeKalb County until 5:15 p.m.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:40 pm

Band of intense storms seems to be bowing out across Limestone & Morgan Counties as it moves east. This could increase wind gusts. Winds gusting 50-70 m.p.h. are still possible along and ahead of this line of storms.

Claire Aiello June 5, 20144:34 pm

Report from Al Whitaker, in Lawrence County AL: Trees down in areas of Courtland and Town Creek.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:31 pm

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:30 pm

Sara Swinford -Hazel Green. Lightning Strike.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:30 pm

Lauderdale County Emergency Management reports Fairview Baptist Church has been struck by lightning.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20144:28 pm

Tree down on Blackwell Road in Sheffield

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:27 pm

Colbert County Emergency Manager reports a roof torn off a building 3 miles SSW of Florence: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#HUN/201406052106/201406052106/0100

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:24 pm

Scattered showers pop up in Marshall County near Guntersville and Albertville. These aren’t severe yet. Moderate rain is possible here over the next 30 minutes.

Jake Reed June 5, 20144:23 pm

A wind gust of 45 m.p.h. was reported at KMSL (Muscle Shoals) at 4:07 p.m.

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:20 pm

Heavy rain and wind continue along US 72 near Rogersville south toward the Wheeler Dam along AL-101. More heavy rain falls around Littleville south to Russellville. Quarter sized hail and winds to 60 mph are possible in these areas.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20144:16 pm

View of the storms west of Athens; shelf cloud is miles ahead of the rain at this point…and so are the gusty winds.  20-40 MPH on average, but some areas may still get close to 60-70 MPH.

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:15 pm

Severe storm in Jackson County viewed from Rainsville on Sand. Mt. 

Jason Simpson June 5, 20144:09 pm

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:08 pm

New severe thunderstorm warning for Colbert, Franklin, Limestone, NW Lawrence, and Lauderdale Counties until 4:30pm. Areas impacted: Muscle Shoals, Russellville, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Red Bay. Ardmore and Town Creek could see damaging winds!

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:02 pm

Very heavy storms moving through Florence including UNA and McFarland Park. Cherokee and Barton also seeing extremely heavy rain and wind. Lauderdale and Colbert Counties remain in a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15pm.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:55 pm

Laurie Davis near Greenhill.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20143:49 pm

Strongest storms on radar in Jackson Co. and entering The Shoals now.  High winds likely with these storms; take the warnings seriously!

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:49 pm

3:48 pm. Heavy storms moving through Wright, Waterloo, and Underwood-Petersville. Winds to 60 mph are possible in these areas. Severe T’Storm Warning continues for Lauderdale County until 4:15pm.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:44 pm

The new warning will move eastward along US 72 near Woodville. This could impact the Cathedral Caverns Highway just north of Grant. AL-79 just south of Scottsboro could be impacted shortly on the current path as well.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:41 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jackson & Northern Marshall until 4:15 PM.  Strong winds, hail possible.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:39 pm

Severe storms moving into the Shoals right now. Damaging winds, dangerous lightning, and flash flooding are the main threats. Power outages and trees down are likely this afternoon into the early evening.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:31 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning NW Lauderdale Co. until 4:15 PM

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:13 pm

SPC upgrades the Tenn. Valley to a MODERATE RISK due to the intense nature of the complex of storms moving this way.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:11 pm

Storm with potential for some small hail and gusty winds moving across N. Lincoln Co. at about 30 MPH.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:07 pm

Storms developing ahead of the main “line” make it a difficult timing forecast, but this is the range of time when the strongest storms will impact the Tennessee Valley.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20142:42 pm

This is a higher-end Severe Thunderstorm Watch; the probability of intense winds (greater than 65 knots/75 MPH) is *HIGH* – 

Jason Simpson June 5, 20142:38 pm

Jonesboro, Arkansas airport:

Ben Smith June 5, 20142:30 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM

Jason Simpson June 5, 20142:24 pm

More damage from Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20142:09 pm

  MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0837
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0122 PM CDT THU JUN 05 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...MID SOUTH

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 230...

   VALID 051822Z - 051915Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 230
   CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WILL LIKELY BE WARRANTED TO
   INCLUDE PORTIONS OF MIDDLE TN AND POSSIBLY NRN AL.

   DISCUSSION...LONG-LIVED MCS IS PROGRESSING ALONG THE MO/AR BORDER AT
   ROUGHLY 50KT WITH THE APEX OF THE LEADING SQUALL LINE EXPECTED TO
   SURGE JUST NORTH OF THE MEM METRO AREA.  NUMEROUS 50KT MEASURED WIND
   GUSTS HAVE BEEN NOTED WITH THIS PORTION OF THE SQUALL LINE. 
   DOWNSTREAM...EAST-WEST BAND OF WARM ADVECTION CONVECTION EXTENDS
   ACROSS WRN TN AND IS SLOWLY INTENSIFYING.  THIS SHOULD SERVE AS
   BAROCLINIC ZONE FOR AFOREMENTIONED MCS TO TRACK ALONG.  WITH TIME
   ROBUST CONVECTION SHOULD PROPAGATE INTO MIDDLE TN AND WILL
   NECESSITATE A NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR
   SO.

   ..DARROW.. 06/05/2014
Jason Simpson June 5, 20142:05 pm

Damage from severe storms in Jonesboro, Arkansas:

Ben Smith June 5, 201410:55 am

10:54am Things are quieter in our short term forecast, this afternoon it will get active again. Strong to severe storms are possible especially for the Shoals later today.

Jason Simpson June 5, 201410:16 am

Jason Simpson June 5, 201410:02 am

More rain and storms come later today; latest “full” update is at http://valleywx.com/2014/06/05/another-round-of-storms-coming-today/

Jason Simpson June 5, 201410:00 am
Reed Armstrong (Facebook)
Here is a slightly elevated viewpoint as the shelf cloud came through Redstone Arsenal this morning.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20149:56 am

Awesome view of this morning’s Madison Co. shelf cloud from Mike Whisante:

Ben Smith June 5, 20149:48 am

More heavy storms move through Giles County just before 10am. These could impact northern Madison County in the 30-45 minutes.

Ben Smith June 5, 20149:31 am

More heavy storms move through Madison County this morning. Hazel Green and Meridianville are getting wet at 9:30am. Winchester Road is a wet drive from New Market to just north of Chapman Mountain.

Ben Smith June 5, 20149:08 am

We’ll monitor the timing of several disturbances across the TN Valley in the coming days. Another one is over Kansas tracking southeast. Storms remain in the forecast this afternoon into Friday.

Ben Smith June 5, 20149:03 am

9:02amStorms aren’t as strong as earlier. The heaviest is moving through Union Grove into Scant City along AL-69. From Arab to Guntersville including Georgia Mountain, expect moderate rain to heavy rain to move through. Lightning counter not as high just after 9am.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20148:57 am

Impressive shelf cloud in Limestone Co. earlier:

https://twitter.com/jasonechols/status/474546391638097920

Ben Smith June 5, 20148:41 am

Rainfall Totals as of 8:40am: 1. Lawrenceburg: 3.45″, 2. Pulaski: 3.20″, 3. Elkton: 3.16″, 4. Ardmore: 2.66″, and New Market: 1.24″

Jason Simpson June 5, 20148:33 am

Some localized flooding is happening with this heavy rain:

https://twitter.com/monamonet23/status/474543427678650368

Ben Smith June 5, 20148:33 am

8:30am Storms moving southeast this morning. NE Morgan County is next for heavy rain.

Ben Smith June 5, 20148:23 am

8:22AM Storm Track

Jason Simpson June 5, 20148:09 am

Awesome view of the shelf cloud moving into Huntsville: 

https://twitter.com/crimsontidejosh/status/474538093379190784

Ben Smith June 5, 20148:07 am

8:06am. Here is a look at Veterans Memorial Park with heavy rain moving through.

Ben Smith June 5, 20147:59 am

8:00 AM: Heavy storms moving into downtown Huntsville.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20147:54 am

View of the strong storm moving southeast through Limestone & Madison Counties:

https://twitter.com/mattnm312/status/474534252609306624

Ben Smith June 5, 20147:50 am

Heavy rain along AL-53 between Ardmore and Huntsville.

Jason Simpson June 5, 20147:36 am

Getting a lot of images of scary-looking clouds like this. This is a roll cloud ahead of the rain and storms…not a sign of severe weather: 

https://twitter.com/josephdavis85/status/474512729165012993

Ben Smith June 5, 20147:28 am

Heavy storms moving into Limestone County at 7:30am.

Ben Smith June 5, 20146:38 am

Showers and storms move through Madison County this morning. Not severe, but dangerous lightning and heavy rain is in the forecast.

Ben Smith June 5, 20145:46 am

Storms now entering Madison County.

Ben Smith June 5, 20145:19 am

I-65 north is a slow go this morning. Heavy rain continues from Pulaski to Fayetteville.

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:55 am

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern Lincoln County until 5:15am. This storm impacts communities just north of Fayetteville.

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:41 am

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Giles and Lawrence Counties in southern middle Tennessee until 5:15am.

Ben Smith June 5, 20144:22 am

4:21am: No active warnings. Heavy rain continues from southern middle Tennessee through northeast Alabama this morning.

Ben Smith June 5, 20143:33 am

3:30am: Showers and storms weaken as the move southeast this morning. Moderate rain falls in northern Madison County through northern Jackson County at 3:30am. No active warnings at this time.

Brandon Chambers June 5, 20142:57 am

2:57AM: The severe thunderstorm warning for Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin Counties in Southern TN has been CANCELED.

Brandon Chambers June 5, 20142:49 am

2:47AM: The strongest batch of winds on radar now blowing into Huntland in Franklin Co (TN).. moving southeast at about 40mph…eventually affecting NE Jackson Co.

Ben Smith June 5, 20142:42 am

Ben Smith June 5, 20142:40 am

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lincoln, Moore and Franklin Counties in southern middle Tennessee until 3am.

Brandon Chambers June 5, 20142:37 am
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
  SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
  MOORE COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 AM CDT

* AT 229 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
  EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LYNCHBURG...AND
  MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WINCHESTER...LYNCHBURG...COWAN...HUNTLAND...TIMS FORD LAKE...
  MAXWELL...HURDLOW...BEANS CREEK...MARBLE HILL AND BOONEVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

Brandon Chambers June 5, 20141:15 am

1:10AM: Strong storms are continuing their southwest movement through Middle Tennessee, on course for Southern Middle TN in a little less than an hour. The trend has been for the complex of storms to weaken as the move closer, and that is expected to continue, but occasional severe winds along with intense lightning will still be possible.

Jason Simpson June 4, 201410:45 pm

Check out the latest HRRR’s rainfall output for this round of storms through Thursday morning!  Some may get more than 2 inches:

2 comments

  • Eva Smith

    Dawson and Geraldine communities getting heavy rain right now. Thanks for all the updates this morning! My garden is taking a beating, I hope it will survive.

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