Saturday Evening Storms: Live Blog

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Storms move out of the Tennessee Valley by midnight, but there is a threat of gusty winds and heavy rain mainly east of Interstate 59. Flash flooding is also a problem in Madison, Limestone and Morgan Counties in particular.

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Jason Simpson June 7, 201410:54 pm
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1053 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

ALZ010-080430-
DE KALB AL-
1053 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN DE KALB COUNTY UNTIL
1130 PM CDT...

AT 1053 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7
MILES EAST OF IDER...OR 11 MILES SOUTH OF TRENTON...MOVING EAST AT 40
MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
IDER...VALLEY HEAD...MENTONE AND SULPHER SPRINGS. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL TREE
LIMBS...ALONG WITH OTHER SMALL UNSECURED ITEMS. SEEK SAFE SHELTER
UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.
Ben Smith June 7, 201410:41 pm

More scattered but NON-SEVERE storms developing in NE Miss. and NW Ala.  The rain-cooled air will prevent any additional widespread severe weather threat tonight.  The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is still in effect, but the risk is low. 

Jason Simpson June 7, 201410:27 pm

Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 1 NNE Crossville [Dekalb Co, AL] trained spotter reports TSTM WND DMG  at 10:10 PM CDT — two trees were blown down at the intersection of highway 227 and cr 46. pea size hail was also reported at this location.

Jake Reed June 7, 201410:21 pm

Storms still knocking down trees and producing a lot of lightning in DeKalb, Jackson, and Etowah Counties.

Jason Simpson June 7, 201410:19 pm

@simpsonwhnt trees down in Scottsboro. Crazy ground lightening, high winds and LOTS OF RAIN!

Jason Simpson June 7, 201410:09 pm
ALZ009-010-080330-
DE KALB AL-JACKSON AL-
1007 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DE KALB AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON
COUNTIES UNTIL 1030 PM CDT...

AT 1006 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM PISGAH TO NEAR WALNUT
GROVE...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FORT PAYNE...RAINSVILLE...LITTLE RIVER CANYON NATIONAL PRESERVE...
HENAGAR...COLLINSVILLE...CROSSVILLE...SYLVANIA...FYFFE...POWELL AND
GERALDINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL TREE
LIMBS...ALONG WITH OTHER SMALL UNSECURED ITEMS. SEEK SAFE SHELTER
UNTIL THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS PASSED.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

	
Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:49 pm

Severe threat is much, much lower now; storms are still very heavy though!  Jackson, Marshall & DeKalb Counties will see a lot of rain, lightning and 20-40 MPH winds through 11 PM.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:41 pm

Shelf cloud over Killen in Lauderdale County. Photo credited by Stokes Kasmeier. 

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:28 pm
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
925 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

ALZ008>010-TNZ097-080300-
MARSHALL AL-DE KALB AL-JACKSON AL-FRANKLIN TN-
925 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN MARSHALL...
SOUTHWESTERN DE KALB...JACKSON AND SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES
UNTIL 1000 PM CDT...

AT 925 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTH OF SKYLINE TO
GUNTERSVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ALBERTVILLE...SCOTTSBORO...GUNTERSVILLE...RAINSVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...
STEVENSON...SYLVANIA...FYFFE...HOLLYWOOD AND POWELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:28 pm

It’s hard to see, but we’ve got rain-cooled air shutting down the instability – that means weakening storms in North Alabama.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:23 pm

@simpsonwhnt 2 transformers on fire in north Arab around Meadowood Circle and one around Warehouse groceries. #valleywx

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:20 pm

Athens reports:

Tree partially blocking Sandra Lane; tree blocking Elkton Street just outside city limits; and Piney Creek Drive In Canebrake flooded. Motorists use caution

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:13 pm

From NWS Huntsville: Complex approaching NE AL is definitely been undergoing a weakening trend as far as storm organization and wind energy mixing down to the sfc. Rain rates though are still fairly impressive with radar rates showing 2-3″ per hr in some locations. The bowing segment moving eastward across southern mid TN is a little better organized, although the better part of this complex may remain just north of Lincoln and Moore Counties, TN…

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:11 pm

All Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have expired in North Alabama; multiple Severe and Tornado Warnings in Middle Tenn.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20149:09 pm
TNZ076-096-097-080245-
MOORE TN-FRANKLIN TN-LINCOLN TN-
900 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MOORE...WESTERN FRANKLIN AND
LINCOLN COUNTIES UNTIL 945 PM CDT...

AT 859 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF
LEWISBURG TO NEAR ARDMORE...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FAYETTEVILLE...LYNCHBURG...ESTILL SPRINGS...HUNTLAND...PETERSBURG...
TIMS FORD LAKE...LINCOLN...TAFT...KELSO AND HURDLOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL TREE
LIMBS...ALONG WITH OTHER SMALL UNSECURED ITEMS. SEEK SAFE SHELTER
UNTIL THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS PASSED.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.
Ben Smith June 7, 20149:04 pm

The heaviest storm is over SE Morgan County near Florette. More heavy rain weather continues for Madison County and along I-65 near Elkton.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:53 pm

Flash Flood Warning in effect for Madison and Limestone – circled area show where we have 2-3″ of rain in one hour.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:41 pm

Numerous trees down in Limestone County, several mobile homes damaged near Red Bank in Lawrence County.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:35 pm

During the Shoals warning earlier:

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:29 pm

Limestone Co: Report that a tree fell on Sheriff Blakely’s car.   Sheriff is ok.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:26 pm

Owner of Fisherman’s Resort near Town Creek in Lawrence County says they have damage.  A mobile home has been flipped and a woman is trapped inside.   EMTs are working to free her now.

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:22 pm

Some of the heaviest weather in Limestone County and in western Madison County. Downtown Athens over to Research Park Blvd around Madison getting soaked.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:17 pm

Colbert Co. EMA Report via NWSChat: “Tree on a house reported at 8770 Old Lee Hwy in Barton (east of Cherokee). “

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:17 pm

Dime sized hail from WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch at Research Park.

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:15 pm

Several severe thunderstorm warnings in effect at 8:15pm. No tornado warnings in effect right now.

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:11 pm

Report of Toney Road between Old Railroad Bed Road and AL-53 is FLOODED.

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:10 pm

Small tree down on AL-101, 1.5 miles N of US 72 from the National Weather Service.

Ben Smith June 7, 20148:08 pm

Shane Hays is in Storm Hunter 19. Heavy rain in Athens. Athens, Tanner, and down to Pryor Field.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20148:06 pm

Tornado warnings cancelled; numerous severe thunderstorm warnings still in effect. Damage Reports: mobile home damaged near Rogersville; some damage also reported in Lawrence Co. 

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:50 pm

Tornado Warning issued for Franklin County until 8:15 p.m.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:49 pm

Tornado Warning for Franklin Co.  Belgreen, Russellville Take Cover!

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:44 pm

7:44 PM: Rogersville TAKE COVER

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:42 pm

Some wind damage reported in Colbert County; take the Lauderdale County Tornado Warning seriously!

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:38 pm

Tornado Warning issued for Lauderdale County until 8:00 p.m.

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:31 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Madison, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties until 8:15 p.m.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:30 pm

Earlier: This is the view from Locust Shores in Tuscumbia looking towards Cherokee/Waterloo

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:29 pm

Photo from Kenny Duckett in Madison a short time ago:

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:23 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Morgan County until 7:45 p.m.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:23 pm

Rain-free base with developing storms over Limestone County:

https://twitter.com/standeffer/status/475431466407428096

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:19 pm

Live look in Florence right now!

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:17 pm

Large shelf cloud in Tuscumbia; hail reported as well (relatively small):

Jake Reed June 7, 20147:14 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued for Colbert, Lauderdale, Limestone, & Lawrence Co’s until 8:00 p.m.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:09 pm
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
  NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 708 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES EAST OF TISHOMINGO STATE
  PARK...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RUSSELLVILLE...LITTLEVILLE...BELGREEN...COLBERT HEIGHTS...NEW
  BETHEL...CROOKED OAK...SRYGLEY CHURCH...DEMPSEY...POGO AND
  ROCKWOOD.

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.
Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:07 pm
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
704 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

ALC033-077-080015-
/O.CON.KHUN.SV.W.0055.000000T0000Z-140608T0015Z/
COLBERT AL-LAUDERDALE AL-
704 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT
FOR NORTHERN COLBERT AND LAUDERDALE COUNTIES...

AT 704 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER UNDERWOOD-PETERSVILLE...OR NEAR
FLORENCE...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FLORENCE...MUSCLE SHOALS...SHEFFIELD...KILLEN...ST. FLORIAN...
UNDERWOOD-PETERSVILLE...ST. JOSEPH...WATERLOO...WRIGHT AND CENTER
STAR.

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.



Jason Simpson June 7, 20147:05 pm

From Colbert County EMA: “Trees down on Riverton Rose Trail, near Blankenship Dr.  This was the path the previous storm took that had the Tornado Warning” via NWSChat

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:59 pm

Tornado Warning for Colbert & Lauderdale Counties has been cancelled.

Jake Reed June 7, 20146:42 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for most of the Tennessee Valley:

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:40 pm

Tornado Warning issued for Tishomingo County in MS until 6:45. A storm with rotation on radar is moving close to Riverton and heading towards Florence/The Shoals. No tornado warnings in Alabama as of 6:40 p.m.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:20 pm

Shelf cloud moving into Savannah, Tenn:

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:16 pm

Hail still likely with a storm over northern Tishomingo County; not as strong as it was north of Corinth a half-hour ago.  It will come into Lauderdale and Colbert Counties between Waterloo and Cherokee by 6:45 PM.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:09 pm
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
607 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

ALZ003-004-072330-
LAWRENCE AL-FRANKLIN AL-
607 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN LAWRENCE AND
SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM CDT...

AT 607 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
PHIL CAMPBELL...OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF HALEYVILLE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOULTON...PHIL CAMPBELL...COURTLAND...MT HOPE...NE SMITH...
THARPTOWN...HATTON...SPRUCE PINE...DUKETON AND LANDERSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL TREE
LIMBS...ALONG WITH OTHER SMALL UNSECURED ITEMS. SEEK SAFE SHELTER
UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20146:02 pm

Latest HRRR has a better handle on this…storms progressing across Southern Tenn. and North Alabama between 7 PM and midnight.  A few could produce strong straight-line winds, hail, and heavy rain.  We do not expect a major tornado threat tonight.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20145:53 pm
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
549 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  WAYNE COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 544 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL...
  AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THE STORM WAS NEAR OLIVE
  HILL...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WAYNESBORO...COLLINWOOD...CLIFTON...LUTTS AND CYPRESS INN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO OCCUR WITH THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...WHICH
COULD FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS QUICKLY AND COVER ROADS WITH WATER. DO
NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY MORNING FOR
CENTRAL TENNESSEE.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20145:44 pm

Storm north of Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi is producing golfball-sized hail: “Local Storm Report by NWS MEG: N Corinth [Alcorn Co, MS] trained spotter reports HAIL of golf ball size (M1.75 INCH)  at 05:38 PM CDT — hail was falling near tennessee/mississippi border.”

Jason Simpson June 7, 20145:40 pm

Storms are still organizing to our north and west over western parts of Tennessee…

Jason Simpson June 7, 20145:39 pm

Picture of what might have been a tornado near Greenfield, Tennessee (Weakley County):

Jake Reed June 7, 20145:34 pm

5:32 p.m.: Tornado & severe thunderstorm warnings have been off-and-on to our northwest over the last hour. There are only a few stray downpours to speak of in the Tennessee Valley right now. That changes later this evening; most of us will be affected by a gusty batch of storms closer to, or just after dark.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20145:27 pm

The HRRR guidance is not handling this situation very well, so this image should be taken with a grain of salt.  This is the approximate position of storms through 8 PM.  The severe weather risk is highest to the northwest of the Tennessee Valley.

Jason Simpson June 7, 20144:45 pm

A Tornado Watch has been posted for our Tennessee counties of Wayne, Lawrence, and Giles until 12:00 a.m.

Jake Reed June 7, 20144:19 pm

The strongest storms will contain heavy rain, gusty wind, and lots of lightning. Brief flash flooding is also possible with the heaviest storms. Here is the chance of 0.10″ of rain between 7 p.m. tonight and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Jake Reed June 7, 20144:17 pm

Storms are still to our west as of 4:15 p.m. but they are slowly moving south and east towards the Tennessee Valley.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20146:48 pm

Storms are weakening rapidly in the rain-cooled air north of US 72 in Madison County.  No additional severe weather expected.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20146:41 pm

View of the Downtown Huntsville downpour from USSRC!

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20146:39 pm

Downpour developed right over Downtown Huntsville in about 5 minutes – heavy rain won’t last long, moves east over Monte Sano.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20146:33 pm

Shelf Cloud over Madison from William Good:

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20146:28 pm

This is the definition of “bark worse than the bite!”  It’s not going to even rain that hard behind this shelf cloud in Downtown Huntsville…

Jason Simpson June 6, 20146:22 pm

East Limestone:

Jason Simpson June 6, 20146:21 pm

Awesome view of a shelf cloud moving over Loretto, TN earlier today from April Moore:

Jason Simpson June 6, 20146:01 pm

Limestone Co. shelf cloud:

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20145:46 pm

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been CANCELED for the entire TN Valley. Strong storms will still be possible for the next few hours.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20145:43 pm

Storms moving due east at about 35mph into Western Limestone Co… Not classified as severe, but could still produce some hail and gusty winds along with definite torrential rain and frequent lightning.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20145:36 pm

The Severe T’Storm Warning for Lauderdale County has expired.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20145:07 pm

Severe T’storm warning until 5:30pm for NE Lauderdale County…

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
505 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 504 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF KILLEN...OR 13
  MILES NORTHEAST OF FLORENCE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LEXINGTON...ST. FLORIAN...ZIP CITY AND GREEN HILL. 

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.
Jason Simpson June 6, 20145:04 pm

Shelf cloud from Lisa Pettus in Green Hill (Lauderdale County)

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20144:51 pm

1-hour rainfall in The Shoals area; storms are now shifting east-northeast ahead of a large MCV (mesoscale convective vortex) entering North Mississippi.  Another round of showers and some storms headed toward Athens, Decatur, Huntsville through 7 PM – severe threat is less in Morgan, Madison, Marshall, Limestone, DeKalb and Jackson because of heavy rain from earlier today.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20144:45 pm

View of the shelf cloud from Pickwick Lake in The Shoals: 

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20144:31 pm

Heavy storms moving east through Central/Southern Lawrence Co…. not officially severe, but packing quite a punch.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20144:16 pm

View of shelf cloud west of Downtown Florence; heavy storms headed into town soon.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20144:12 pm

Storms beginning to make an eastward move in the Shoals, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds to the Quad cities soon.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20143:59 pm

Flash Flood Watch for NW Alabama and parts of Middle Tennessee until 1 AM…heavy rain will be “training” over this area through the evening hours; some 2-4″ rainfall totals are possible in heavier storms.

Jake Reed June 6, 20143:42 pm

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20143:33 pm

Even though the warning has expired in Franklin Co, AL… more heavy rain is headed your way.. Areas near Vina, Hodges, and Phil Campbell have seen well over 2″ in under an hour… flooding will increasingly become a concern with additional rain.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20143:28 pm

The Severe T’Storm Warning for Franklin County will be allowed to expire at 3:30pm.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20143:17 pm

More storms are likely – especially south of where we’ve already had them today.  This is SPC’s wind outlook; that 30% area is significant, and it’s all because of storms near Memphis moving southeast that could produce widespread damaging winds in Central and parts of North Alabama.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20143:14 pm

Flash Flood report from across the state line in North Mississippi:

Local Storm Report by NWS MEG: Falkner [Tippah Co, MS] trained spotter reports FLASH FLOOD  at 03:13 PM CDT — water covering roadways in Faulkner

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20143:06 pm

Severe T’storm warning in effect for Franklin Co., AL until 3:30pm.

ULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
300 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 300 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
  HACKLEBURG...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RED BAY...AND MOVING EAST AT
  25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  PHIL CAMPBELL...VINA...HODGES...LITTLE BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR...
  ROCKWOOD...SPRUCE PINE...DUKETON...ISBELL...ATWOOD AND HALLTOWN.

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 6, 20143:04 pm
ULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
300 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 300 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
  HACKLEBURG...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RED BAY...AND MOVING EAST AT
  25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  PHIL CAMPBELL...VINA...HODGES...LITTLE BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR...
  ROCKWOOD...SPRUCE PINE...DUKETON...ISBELL...ATWOOD AND HALLTOWN.

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 6, 20142:59 pm

The T’Storm Warning for Cullman County has been allowed to expire.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:50 pm

Updated Severe T’Storm warning for Cullman County. Valid through 3pm…

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT
FOR CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY...

AT 247 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR 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 NEAR
STRAWBERRY TO NEAR GOOD HOPE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CULLMAN...HANCEVILLE...GOOD HOPE...HOLLY POND...DODGE CITY...GARDEN
CITY...COLONY...WALTER...PHELAN AND LOGAN.

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 6, 20142:41 pm

Strong storms now affecting Franklin Co, AL… watch for gusty winds to 50mph a frequent lightning. Moving slowly SE… more storms moving into NW Alabama from Mississippi.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20142:36 pm

Small hail with the Cullman storm: 

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:36 pm

Rain totals are really piling up in Southern Marshall Co… radar estimating close to 3″ in an hour west of Albertville… Flash Flood warning has been posted.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:30 pm

New Severe T’Storm Warning for Cullman Co. until 3PM….

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
228 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 227 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR 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 NEAR
  STRAWBERRY TO 7 MILES WEST OF CULLMAN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20
  MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CULLMAN...HANCEVILLE...GOOD HOPE...HOLLY POND...DODGE CITY...
  BALDWIN...VINEMONT...BAILEYTON...WEST POINT AND GARDEN CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO 
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS 
IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. 
REMEMBER... IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE 
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Jason Simpson June 6, 20142:24 pm

Report from Eva:  Lisa White Childers Eva had 35 mph at 2:11 pm with 1.54 in rain and counting.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:24 pm

Radar estimating close to 2″ or more in the last hour from nearly stationary storms running east/west across Southern Marshall Co…. watch for flooded roads.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:20 pm

2:20PM: Incredible lightning with this storm approaching the intersection of Morgan, Marshall and Cullman counties… severe t’storm warning continues through 2:30PM

Jason Simpson June 6, 20142:18 pm

Shelf cloud in NE Cullman; strong winds likely from Cullman east to Holly Pond through 2:35 PM…

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:16 pm

HSV Int’l and Decatur Pryor Field Airports report 1.07″ and  1.14″ respectively in last hour #valleywx

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:05 pm

A radar view of the storm that prompted the new t’storm warning…

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20142:04 pm

New T’storm warning for Marshall, Morgan and Cullman Counties…Until 2:30pm.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
202 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  SOUTHWESTERN MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
  NORTHEASTERN CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 230 PM CDT

* AT 201 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORGAN CITY...OR 11 MILES
  NORTHWEST OF ARAB...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  GUNTERSVILLE...ARAB...HOLLY POND...BAILEYTON...EVA...FAIRVIEW...
  FLORETTE...EDDY...RYAN CROSSROADS AND JOPPA.

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 6, 20141:59 pm

No warnings on this cluster of storms in Morgan Co… but some gusty winds still possible as seen from live ARMOR radar.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20141:53 pm

A line of intense storms moving through Arkansas will approach Northwest Alabama between 6 and 7 PM.  Ongoing storms may help reduce the strength here, but we will still need to be on guard for strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning.

Wind damage reports beginning to trickle in from Little Rock:

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20141:45 pm

The severe t’storm warning for Morgan, Limestone, and Madison counties has been allowed to expire… storms still capable of some gusty winds and intense lightning. No other warnings in affect for the TN Valley at this moment.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20141:41 pm

Severe T’storm warning continues for SE Limestone, Extreme South Madison and NE Morgan… storms producing intense lightning and high winds. Moving southeast at 40mph.

Jason Simpson June 6, 20141:34 pm

Mike Melton from Colbert Co. EMA reports power lines down on Highway 20 at Wilson Dam Road in Colbert County east of Muscle Shoals; appears a lightning strike on a power pole caused it.

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20141:23 pm

Radar view of the severe thunderstorm warned section of storms with winds up to 60mph or greater possible.  Moving SE at 35mph…

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20141:21 pm

New Severe T’storm warning for Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties utnil 1:45PM. Winds to 60mph possible…

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
120 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  SOUTHEASTERN LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 145 PM CDT

* AT 120 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED OVER DECATUR...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DECATUR...HARTSELLE...REDSTONE ARSENAL...PRICEVILLE...TRINITY...
  TRIANA...HUNTSVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SOMERVILLE...
  MOORESVILLE AND BASHAM.

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.
Jason Simpson June 6, 20141:18 pm

View from Fort Payne with the earlier storms:

https://twitter.com/andreatwoodall/status/474963777759084544

Brandon Chambers June 6, 20141:13 pm
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
112 PM CDT FRI JUN 06 2014

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1145 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW IDER              34.72N 85.68W 
06/06/2014                   DEKALB             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREE DOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 121 AND 
            COUNTRY LANE NEAR IDER. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1153 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNE HAMMONDVILLE      34.63N 85.61W 
06/06/2014                   DEKALB             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREE DOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF U.S. 11 AND CR 239 NORTH 
            OF HAMMONDVILLE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
Brandon Chambers June 6, 201412:56 pm

12:55 PM: A cluster of strong storms bringing heavy rain, lightning, and occasional gusty winds to sections of Lauderdale and Colbert counties as they move SE.

Jake Reed June 6, 201412:43 pm

12:43 p.m.: A burst of heavy rain and gusty winds is about to move through Athens.

Ben Smith June 6, 201412:26 pm

Heavy storms moving into Huntsville within the hour.

Jake Reed June 6, 201412:19 pm

An intense storm continues moving east over the northern parts of Sand and Lookout Mountains in DeKalb County. This is affecting areas generally north/east of Fort Payne with heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds.

Ben Smith June 6, 201412:19 pm

Facebook message from Flat Rock: Melissa Bevel Jackson I live in Flat Rock and we in hallway! No warnings yet but trees are bent over from wind and making my house shake!

Jake Reed June 6, 201412:15 pm

Scattered strong storms will be around through the afternoon, followed by a line of storms now in Arkansas. This line will present the best chance for strong, perhaps damaging winds:

Jason Simpson June 6, 201412:03 pm
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1201 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

ALZ005-006-TNZ096-061730-
MADISON AL-LIMESTONE AL-LINCOLN TN-
1201 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN MADISON...
NORTHEASTERN LIMESTONE AND SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN UNTIL 1230 PM CDT...

AT 1200 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 9
MILES NORTH OF ARDMORE...OR 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PULASKI...MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FAYETTEVILLE...MERIDIANVILLE...HAZEL GREEN...ARDMORE...TAFT...
BOONSHILL...CAMARGO...BLANCHE...FISK AND CASH POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE
YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE SEVERAL MILES AWAY FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM.
SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

Jason Simpson June 6, 201411:46 am

DE KALB AL-JACKSON AL-
1144 AM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN DE KALB AND EAST 
CENTRAL JACKSON UNTIL 1215 PM CDT...

AT 1144 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
IDER...OR 12 MILES SOUTH OF BRIDGEPORT...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HENAGAR...IDER...PISGAH...VALLEY HEAD...HAMMONDVILLE...MENTONE...
HIGDON...SULPHER SPRINGS...FLAT ROCK AND FABIUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY LEAD 
TO MINOR FLOODING ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR 
VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS 
STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE SEVERAL MILES AWAY FROM THE PARENT 
THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.
Jason Simpson June 6, 201411:38 am

Heavy storms in Jackson and DeKalb Counties aren’t severe, but you may experience wind gusts over 40 MPH, intense lightning, and heavy rain.

Jason Simpson June 6, 201411:35 am

   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0853
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1122 AM CDT FRI JUN 06 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF NRN MS...NRN AL...NRN GA...SRN TN...ERN
   AR

   CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY 

   VALID 061622Z - 061745Z

   PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...95 PERCENT

   SUMMARY...THE RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE INTO THE
   AFTERNOON HOURS...AND A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WILL BE ISSUED.

   DISCUSSION...RICH DEEP MOISTURE SAMPLED BY THE 12Z JAN...BMX...AND
   FFC RAOBS EXISTS S OF A STATIONARY BOUNDARY ANALYZED WNW/ESE THROUGH
   THE MID-SOUTH REGION -- DRAWN N OF MEMPHIS METRO. SFC OBS REFLECT A
   MODEST INCREASE IN DEWPOINTS INTO THE LOWER/MIDDLE 70S ACROSS THE
   REGION...PROBABLY A REFLECTION OF DIURNALLY ENHANCED VERTICAL MIXING
   INTO HIGH TROPOSPHERIC MOISTURE -- E.G. PW VALUES AROUND 1.5-1.7
   INCHES PER GPS DATA -- AND EVAPOTRANSPIRATION. THIS IS FOSTERING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG BUOYANCY...WITH MODIFICATIONS TO THE
   AFOREMENTIONED RAOBS SUGGESTING MLCAPE ALREADY AROUND 2000-3500 J/KG
   ACROSS THE REGION WITH LITTLE REMAINING INHIBITION.

   VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY ALREADY INDICATES BOUNDARY-LAYER CUMULUS
   BECOMING INCREASINGLY AGITATED AS PBL CIRCULATIONS DIURNALLY
   GROW...AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY BLOSSOM FROM THE ASCENDING
   BRANCHES OF THESE CIRCULATIONS AND INVOF THE AFOREMENTIONED BOUNDARY
   DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. STORMS ENTERING NRN AL MAY ALSO INTENSIFY
   AS THEY TRACK SEWD TOWARD NWRN GA. LATER THIS AFTERNOON...LIFT
   ACCOMPANYING RESIDUAL CIRCULATIONS RELATED TO AN UPSTREAM MCS
   CURRENTLY ENTERING WRN AR MAY ALSO BREED SCATTERED TO LOCALLY
   NUMEROUS STORMS. GIVEN THE HIGH BUOYANCY IN PLACE...AND PRESENCE OF
   ENHANCED MID-LEVEL FLOW SUPPORTING 25-40 KT OF EFFECTIVE BULK
   SHEAR...SUSTAINED INTENSE MULTICELL CLUSTERS WILL LIKELY
   OCCUR...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DMGG WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.

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