Thursday Storms: Live Blog
Posted on: 10:41 pm, June 4, 2014, by Jason Simpson, updated on: 06:55pm, June 5, 2014
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.
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.”
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.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch CANCELED for Franklin [TN] and Jackson, DeKalb, and Marshall [AL].
New Hope, Madison County
Report from Eric in Scottsboro: “Lots of damage scottsboro goose pond area. Lots of trees down on homes. “
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.
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.”
Storm damage at Hyatt in Marshall County from Jessica Bean.
Storms should be out of Jackson, DeKalb and Etowah Counties by 6:30 PM; Cherokee clears by 7:00 PM.
HUN cancels Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lincoln, Moore [TN] and Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan [AL]
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.”
Severe T-Storm Warning for DeKalb, Jackson [AL] and Franklin [TN] until 6:15 p.m.
565 west bound and Zerdt Road. Stop and go. From Kenny Duckett at 5:31pm.
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.
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.
Facebook report: Carrie Mabrey
Redstone Arsenal- massive wind gusts, fences down in residential areas, trees snapped in half, and roof damage. Pretty crazy!
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
See the current Outage Map: https://www.hsvutil.org/outagemap/
NWS Huntsville: Trees blocking Scott Road near Bobo Section Road near the Elkwood Community in Madison County.
Storms rolling into the Lake Guntersville area as seen by our Jack’s camera: http://whnt.com/camera-network/guntersville-cam/
The Decatur campus of Calhoun Community College is
canceling evening classes tonight due to power outage. Decatur campus only.
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.
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.
Trees and power lines reported down in Danville in Morgan County by emergency management.
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
Strong winds headed into NE Madison County….
Multiple reports of trees down in Limestone County: https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#HUN/201406052151/201406052151
Huntsville International reports 59 m.p.h. wind gust at 4:50 p.m.
52 m.p.h. wind gust reported at Huntsville International at 4:49 p.m.
Severe storms moving toward Hartselle, Huntsville, Madison through 5:15 PM.
Storms as they came across Bay Hill Marina – same place an EF-3 tornado struck on April 28th.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DeKalb County until 5:15 p.m.
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.
Report from Al Whitaker, in Lawrence County AL: Trees down in areas of Courtland and Town Creek.
Sara Swinford -Hazel Green. Lightning Strike.
Lauderdale County Emergency Management reports Fairview Baptist Church has been struck by lightning.
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
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.
A wind gust of 45 m.p.h. was reported at KMSL (Muscle Shoals) at 4:07 p.m.
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.
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.
Severe storm in Jackson County viewed from Rainsville on Sand. Mt.
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!
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.
Laurie Davis near Greenhill.
Strongest storms on radar in Jackson Co. and entering The Shoals now. High winds likely with these storms; take the warnings seriously!
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.
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.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jackson & Northern Marshall until 4:15 PM. Strong winds, hail possible.
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.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning NW Lauderdale Co. until 4:15 PM
SPC upgrades the Tenn. Valley to a MODERATE RISK due to the intense nature of the complex of storms moving this way.
Storm with potential for some small hail and gusty winds moving across N. Lincoln Co. at about 30 MPH.
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.
This is a higher-end Severe Thunderstorm Watch; the probability of intense winds (greater than 65 knots/75 MPH) is *HIGH* -
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 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
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.
More rain and storms come later today; latest “full” update is at http://valleywx.com/2014/06/05/another-round-of-storms-coming-today/
Reed Armstrong (Facebook)
Here is a slightly elevated viewpoint as the shelf cloud came through Redstone Arsenal this morning.
Awesome view of this morning’s Madison Co. shelf cloud from Mike Whisante:
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.
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.
Impressive shelf cloud in Limestone Co. earlier:
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″
Some localized flooding is happening with this heavy rain:
8:22AM Storm Track
Awesome view of the shelf cloud moving into Huntsville:
View of the strong storm moving southeast through Limestone & Madison Counties:
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:
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.
2:57AM: The severe thunderstorm warning for Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin Counties in Southern TN has been CANCELED.
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.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lincoln, Moore and Franklin Counties in southern middle Tennessee until 3am.
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.
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.
Check out the latest HRRR’s rainfall output for this round of storms through Thursday morning! Some may get more than 2 inches: