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Summer-Like Pattern Through the Week With Better Chances On Friday

Daily chances for afternoon and evening thunderstorms exist through the rest of this week. Some storms may be strong to marginally severe in nature with damaging winds, torrential rainfall, small hail and frequent lightning.

AL SPC Day 1 Outlook
Simulated HRRR 5/3/22
Simulated HRRR 5/3/22

While widespread severe weather is not expected, it is important to stay tuned to your favorite local weather app in case a Warning needs to be issued. You can also follow us on Twitter for automated alerts.

Central AL Tornadoes 3-30-22

12 Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Alabama From 3/30/22 Event

Overview... A strong storm system moved into Central Alabama 
on the afternoon of March 30, 2022. Thunderstorms moved west to
east from late afternoon into the overnight hours. A few discrete
supercell storms developed ahead of the main convective line,
along with a few supercells embedded within the line. Some of
these storms produced tornadoes. Additionally, the storm system 
produced damaging straight line wind gusts and gradient wind
damage ahead of the convective line.

Our Team was very active during this time within our Slack Workspace especially for central Alabama – as there was not much activity across Coverage Zone 1. A summary of all of the tornado surveys by NWS Birmingham are below, paginated to 4 surveys on each page. Navigate using the page numbers/arrows at the bottom of each page to see more.

* indicates that this is outside of our Coverage Zone but is still included.

The featured image indicates where tornado damage was reported to NWS, but it is up to them to determine if this is one or separate tornadoes during their surveys.

Tornado #1 Greenwood Road-Livingston Tornado (Sumter County)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.23 miles 
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             08:51 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Old Mallard Airport / Sumter County
/ AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5369 / -88.2934

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               09:02 PM CDT
End Location:           Livingston / Sumter County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.6004 / -88.1957


Survey Summary:
NWS Birmingham storm survey team identified an EF-1 tornado damage
path in southwest Sumter County. The tornado is believed to have
touched down somewhere near Greenwood Rd and Interstate 20. This
area was heavily wooded and inaccessible, leaving the exact
touchdown point estimated by radar. However, timber damage was 
found along portions of Greenwood Rd and Interstate 20 where 
swaths of snapped and uprooted trees were observed from the 
highway. This associates with a tornado debris signature seen on 
KBMX and KGWX RADARs. The tornado continued northeast crossing 
County Rd 12 where additional trees were snapped and uprooted. The
tornado then moved between Livingston Country Club and Livingston
Park before dissipating near the UWA campus on Lake Dr.

Tornado #2: Kirk Tornado (Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  16.61 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   450 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             09:02 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 SSW Kirk / Pickens County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2126 / -87.9089

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               09:21 PM CDT
End Location:           2 E Brownville / Tuscaloosa County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.3938 / -87.7207

Survey Summary:
The tornado began in a wooded area southwest of Benevola Road,
south of Gordo in northeast Pickens County. It began to snap and
uproot trees as it crossed Snider Road, also causing roof damage
to a residence and shed. The tornado continued to snap and uproot
trees as it began to parallel Benevola Road, blowing off the roof
of a barn that was being constructed. It reached its first maximum
in intensity as it approached the Kirk community, snapping and 
uprooting many trees, with at least one falling on a home. It 
continued to damage sheds and damaged the roof of a manufactured 
home. The tornado began to decrease in intensity as it moved 
northeast towards Highway 82, but continued to down trees and 
caused minor roof damage to some homes along Highway 82. It 
appeared to increase again in intensity again as it approached the
intersection of Boyd Road and Upper Columbus Road in the Echola 
community, snapping and uprooting more trees and collapsing a 
couple chicken houses. The tornado continued to snap trees as it 
crossed the Sipsey River, dissipating just before reaching Highway
171.

* Tornado #3: County Road 72 Tornado (Greene County)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.81 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   275 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             09:10 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 WNW Tishabee / Greene County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6462 / -88.0263

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               09:21 PM CDT
End Location:           3 SE Allison / Greene County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.7465 / -87.9363

Survey Summary:
NWS Birmingham storm survey team determined an EF-1 tornado
touched down in rural Greene County west of Johnston Lake. Damage
began with snapped and uprooted trees, though impacted some
mobile homes on Knott Rd. One mobile home there was rolled and
destroyed. The tornado continued northeast across a heavily
wooded area but then impacted homes and farm buildings near
Taylor Branch. One house sustained minor roof and siding damage,
but a mobile home farther east was completely destroyed with
debris blown north into a tree line along County Rd 50. Residents
were not home at the time. The tornado continued northeast
impacting a nearby church at County Rd 50 and 72. Several homes
near there sustained minor to significant roof damage on Develle
Rd. The tornado continued northeast crossing County Roads 49,
20 and 148 where additional timber damage was observed at these
locations. The tornado lifted near Taylor Creek before it could
cross US Hwy 43.

* Tornado #4: Fikes Ferry Road Tornado (Perry County)

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.00 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   620 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/30/2022
Start Time:             09:33 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 NNW Hamburg / Perry County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5475 / -87.2944

End Date:               03/30/2022
End Time:               09:41 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NW Radford / Perry County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.6154 / -87.2309

Survey Summary:
NWS meteorologists confirmed a tornado damage track that occurred
just southeast of the town of Marion. The tornado began along Dr
JJ Howard Road where a path of trees were snapped and uprooted
either side of farmland. Additional trees were snapped and
uprooted along Albert Turner Sr Memorial Highway where a residence
escaped any significant damage despite significant surrounding 
timber damage. The most significant damage occurred along Fikes 
Ferry Road where a swath of pine trees were snapped, pushing the 
rating to EF-2. The tornado then continued northeastward, coming 
to an end before reaching Highway 14 just north of Radford.
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2 Days Of Severe Weather Potential

Primary Hazard(s): Heavy rainfall leading to flooding, severe thunderstorms capable of 60+ MPH winds

Secondary Hazard(s): Tornadoes

Confidence in Hazard(s): High


SUMMARY:

On Tuesday, severe thunderstorms are possible mainly for central Alabama, with the primary hazards being damaging winds although tornadoes cannot be ruled out. A greater risk more widespread damaging wind gusts will be for areas Pelham points south. Currently, an Enhanced Risk (Level 3/5) is in place for these areas. For the Slight Risk and Marginal Risk areas, this will be a conditional threat. There will also be a great concern for flash flooding as heavy amounts of rainfall move through.

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On Wednesday afternoon, a more widespread threat of severe weather is possible state-wide, especially across north-central Alabama. The potential exists for all modes of severe weather, including tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.

Significant Destructive Wind Event Very Likely Wednesday Evening

PRIMARY HAZARD(S): Non-thunderstorm winds of 25-35 MPH, gusts as high as 50 MPH. Destructive thunderstorm winds of 60-80 MPH associated with thunderstorms.

SECONDARY HAZARD(S): Tornadoes

Potential Impacts: Winds of 25-57 MPH can cause tree limbs to fall onto power lines and result in power outages. Winds of this magnitude can also blow around loose, unsecured furniture. Winds of 58 MPH or higher start causing damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

A few brief tornadoes are also possible as the line moves through. Tornadoes can cause damage to vehicles, structures and harm people. Know what to do when a Warning is issued.

Confidence in Hazard(s): High

SUMMARY: A vigorous line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move across the region Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. Parts of the area have been highlighted in a MODERATE RISK (Level 4/5) for severe weather. The rest of the Coverage Area is in an ENHANCED RISK (Level 3/5). Bottom line, the entire southeast will see severe weather tomorrow afternoon and evening.


DISCUSSION:

SPC highlights, model ensembles continue to hint at a fairly widespread damaging wind event shaping up for Wednesday afternoon into the night. No longer looking at it rolling into Thursday except for perhaps the eastern part of the state outside of our Coverage Area due to the speed of the line of thunderstorms.

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All Modes Of Severe Weather Possible Tuesday Evening Into Wednesday (3/22-3/23)

SUMMARY: Gusty winds, severe thunderstorms which may include large hail and winds of 60-70 MPH, flash flooding, and tornadoes are all possible Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning – especially across our western/southwest Coverage Area. Tomorrow is a day to stay weather aware anywhere in the state and not to stay too focused on the colors of Outlooks. They are only a point of reference as severe weather will be possible anywhere in the state tomorrow evening into Wednesday morning.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES, WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN EFFECT:

  • Flood Watch valid at Mar 22, 4:00 PM CDT for Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Wind Advisory valid at Mar 22, 10:00 AM CDT for Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Flood Watch valid at Mar 22, 4:00 PM CDT for Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Wind Advisory valid at Mar 22, 10:00 AM CDT for Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT

DISCUSSION: Forecast guidance continues to show the potential for an all-episode severe weather outbreak across central/south Mississippi Tuesday afternoon, and lingering into west/southwest Alabama by the evening. The slow progression of the system will also lead to a flooding threat. As the system approaches from the west, winds will begin to increase into the 25-35 MPH range.

In addition to the threat of severe storms, most of the Coverage Area has been placed in a Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall:

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Two Rounds Of Severe Storms Expected Friday (3/18)

SUMMARY: Warm gulf moisture will aid in severe thunderstorms development Friday morning and again in the afternoon. The primary risk with round 1 will be damaging winds of 50+ MPH, with round 2 all modes of severe weather are possible, including tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. This will greatly depend on how much the atmosphere destabilizes after round 1. Flash flooding will be a threat for portions of central Alabama that have received heavy rainfall.

SVR-HUN
A few strong/severe storms are possible on Friday. A line of strong thunderstorms will move through the forecast area early to mid-Friday morning. Then, a conditional threat for additional strong to severe storms will exist Friday afternoon and evening just ahead of a cold front. The primary threats will be gusty/damaging winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out with the afternoon and evening activity.
SVR-BMX

Winter Storm Warning In Effect (3/11)

SUMMARY: North Alabama has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, with central Alabama remaining under a Winter Weather Advisory. Total snow accumulations will range from 2-4″, with the highest amounts close to the Tennessee state line. Lesser amounts from 1-2″ are possible from Cullman County points south.

DISCUSSION: Winds will begin to increase overnight ahead of the cold front, with moisture quickly following. Precipitation will begin as all rain then change over to snow/sleet then eventually change over to all snow. The snow and sleet may be heavy at times. Temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing on Saturday. Expect surface temps to bottom out and fall below freezing overnight, with bridges and overpasses first. Travel may become difficult due to slick spots.

Additionally, sustained winds of 20 MPH will be possible with the passage of the cold front, with gusts over 40 MPH, especially in higher terrain.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: Prepare for power outages due to high winds, plan on slippery road conditions and sudden drops in visibility. Slow down and use caution if you must drive Saturday morning.

NWS GRAPHICS/DETAILS

Winter Storm Warning NWS Huntsville
A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued for all counties in north Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee starting at 9 PM this evening & continuing thru 9 AM Saturday. Significant travel impacts are expected due to the combination of snow and frozen water on roads. A few power outages could also occur due to strong northwest winds that may gust as high as 45 MPH.
Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory - NWS Birmingham
Rain is expected to mix with or change to snow for parts of Central Alabama from around Midnight to 8 AM Saturday. Accumulations and impacts are possible for portions of Central Alabama.
Wind Advisory NWS Huntsville
A Wind Advisory is in effect for all counties in northern Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee from 9 PM this evening through 12 PM Saturday. Strong northwesterly winds of 20-25 MPH (with frequent gusts of 35-45 MPH) may result in some tree and power line damage, especially in areas that receive heavy snow.
Wind Advisory - NWS Birmingham
A Wind Advisory is in effect Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Northwesterly winds are expected to be sustained 15-25 mph with gusts around 40 mph.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
240 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

ALZ001>007-009-TNZ076-096-097-121200-
/O.CON.KHUN.WS.W.0004.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
Jackson-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN-
Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Scottsboro, Lynchburg, Fayetteville,
Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs, and Cowan
240 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
  inches with locally higher amounts near 5 inches in the higher
  elevations of southern middle Tennessee. Winds gusting as high
  as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin AL, Lawrence, Limestone,
  Madison, Morgan, Jackson, Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin TN
  counties.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Snow and ice covered roadways will be possible.
  Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The combination of heavy snow and gusty
  winds may lead to tree and power line damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.


For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/hun


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
240 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

ALZ008-010-016-121200-
/O.UPG.KHUN.WW.Y.0005.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
/O.EXA.KHUN.WS.W.0004.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
Marshall-DeKalb-Cullman-
Including the cities of Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Fort Payne, Rainsville, and Cullman
240 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman counties.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Snow and ice covered roadways will be possible. Travel
  could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The combination of heavy snow and gusty
  winds may lead to tree and power line damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

ALZ017-018-020-121000-
/O.UPG.KBMX.WW.Y.0004.220312T0600Z-220312T1500Z/
/O.EXA.KBMX.WS.W.0001.220312T0600Z-220312T1500Z/
Blount-Etowah-Cherokee-
Including the cities of Oneonta, Gadsden, and Centre
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and sleet expected. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to two inches, with locally higher totals
  possible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Blount, Etowah and Cherokee Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

ALZ011-014-121000-
/O.CON.KBMX.WS.W.0001.220312T0600Z-220312T1500Z/
Marion-Winston-
Including the cities of Hamilton and Double Springs
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and sleet expected. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to two inches, with locally higher totals
  possible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Marion and Winston Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

ALZ012-013-015-019-021>028-030>032-034-121000-
/O.CON.KBMX.WW.Y.0004.220312T0600Z-220312T1500Z/
Lamar-Fayette-Walker-Calhoun-Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-
Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-Clay-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Bibb-
Including the cities of Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper,
Anniston, Heflin, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover,
Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega,
Sylacauga, Ashland, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville,
and Centreville
358 PM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and sleet expected. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to one inch, with locally higher totals
  possible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central Alabama.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Winter Storm System Impacting This Weekend

[UPDATE: 3:40AM FRI] Winter Storm Warnings now in effect for north Alabama

ALZ001>007-009-111800-
/O.UPG.KHUN.WW.Y.0005.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KHUN.WS.W.0004.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
Jackson-
Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, and Scottsboro
328 AM CST Fri Mar 11 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin AL, Lawrence, Limestone,
  Madison, Morgan and Jackson counties.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Snow and ice covered roadways will be possible.
  Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The combination of heavy snow and gusty
  winds may lead to tree and power line damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

SUMMARY: Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from 9:00pm Friday (11th) until 9:00am Saturday (12th) for northern Alabama. Bitter cold air will be met by moisture Friday night. A change to all snow is expected by late Friday night. Temperatures will bottom out Friday evening into the lower 30’s and reach the lower 20’s overnight. Surface temperatures will quickly fall leading to hazardous travel conditions Saturday morning. Temperatures will only reach the mid 30’s on Saturday. Conditions will improve Sunday.

NWS Graphics

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for southern middle Tennessee and a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of north Alabama. These are effective from 9 PM Friday evening through 9 AM Saturday morning. This is for significant travel impacts and a high probability of snowfall accumulations of 1-3 inches. A few locations could reach above 3 inches in southern middle Tennessee.
Snowfall accumulations of 2-3 inches are expected in southern middle Tennessee and 1-3 inches in much of north Alabama. The lowest amounts of an inch or less are expected in south and east areas of north Alabama.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
309 PM CST Thu Mar 10 2022

ALZ001>010-016-111215-
/O.NEW.KHUN.WW.Y.0005.220312T0300Z-220312T1500Z/
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-
Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, and Cullman
309 PM CST Thu Mar 10 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM FRIDAY TO 9 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Rain late Friday evening is expected to change over to
  all snow quickly around midnight. Total snow accumulations of 1
  to 2 inches are expected in most areas. Winds gusting as high
  as 40 mph are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest
  Alabama.

* WHEN...From 9 PM Friday to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Flash freezing of previously fallen
  rainfall or melted snow is possible and could add to the
  hazardous wintry conditions underneath snowfall accumulations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
300 PM CST Thu Mar 10 2022

ALZ011>015-017-018-020-022>024-026-111000-
/O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0004.220312T0600Z-220312T1500Z/
Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Cherokee-
Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-St. Clair-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Gadsden, Centre, Carrollton,
Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Pell City, and Moody
300 PM CST Thu Mar 10 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT
TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...A changeover from rain to snow is expected Friday night.
  Total snow accumulations of one half inch are possible. Locally
  higher amounts up to two inches is possible in far northwest
  Central Alabama.

* WHERE...Portions of central Alabama.

* WHEN...From Midnight Friday night to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.
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Severe Storms Possible Today (2/22)

SUMMARY: In addition to the threat of flooding, thunderstorms that develop this evening will be capable of damaging winds and a few tornadoes.

DISCUSSION: A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will approach from the north this evening. Conditions will be favorable for the development of severe storms within the line and a few tornadoes – especially if isolated cells form ahead of the main line. Looking at model data, this scenario is possible.

As previously posted, a Flood Watch is also in effect for northern Alabama this afternoon through midnight Wednesday.

Simulated Radar 4pm
Simulated Radar 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
STP values 4pm
Significant Tornado Paramaters – 4:00 pm – 2:00 AM Wed
SCP 4pm
Supercell Composite Parameters – 4:00pm – 2:00 AM Wed
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5 Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Alabama From 2/3/22 Storms

SUMMARY: 3 tornadoes were confirmed in our south-central Coverage Zones, 2 more in Elmore County which is outside of our Coverage Zone. 8 injuries and a fatality have been confirmed in Sawyerville (Hale County).

..Tornado 1: Kinterbish Tornado (Sumter County)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.47 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   900 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             12:52 PM CST
Start Location:         6 S Cuba / Sumter County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3565 / -88.3857

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               01:15 PM CST
End Location:           3 WNW Lilita / Sumter County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.5009 / -88.1832

Survey Summary:
The tornado began on Jarman Road in far southwest Sumter County
where some trees were snapped. It continued northeast and quickly
reached its maximum intensity near Jemison Street and Campbell
Street. Here numerous trees were downed and a home was shifted
off its foundation with collapse of some of its walls. The
tornado weakened by the time it crossed County Road 10, but
continued to cause timber damage on Johnson Street and Siloam
Road. Trees continued to be snapped and uprooted near the
intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 17, with a 300 yard wide
swath of downed trees reported by a landowner on Rumley Tower
Road. The tornado dissipated after crossing County Road 13.

..Tornado #2: Forkland-Sawyerville Tornado (Greene and Hale 
Counties)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    135 mph
Path Length /statute/:  25.95 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1700 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               8

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             01:38 PM CST
Start Location:         2 E Tishabee / Greene County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8585 / -87.6089

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               02:16 PM CST
End Location:           Harper Hill / Hale County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            32.6331 / -87.9639

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down just south of Greene County Road
69 in the Charleston Swamp east of Tishabee and west of Riverwalk
Road.  The first damage produced was along CR 69, and was limited
to trees damaging homes.  Tree damage continued as the tornado
moved off to the north-northeast, crossing Al HWY 43 before
moving over inaccessible land between HWY 43 and the Black
Warrior River.  The tornado crossed into Hale County at
approximately 1:53 PM and intensified, uprooting and mowing down 
hundreds of trees as it moved along Bass Lane near the Black
Warrior.  The tornado then moved along Mason Bend Road on a
slightly diagonal angle uprooting and snapping numerous hardwood
and softwood trees, damaging or destroying several manufactured
homes, and causing a few minor injuries.  One unoccupied single-
wide manufactured home rolled over and landed upside-down on top
of a car.  From there it continued east-northeastward, crossing
Erie Rd and CR 92 with slightly less intense damage to trees.  As
it approached AL HWY 14 just north of Sawyerville, several homes
were damaged, and one double-wide was destroyed, causing several
injuries.  The tornado turned over a fish truck causing the load
of fish to be  across the road, and deposited two pickup trucks
in a pond.  The tornado continued east-northeastward snapping and
uprooting trees as it crossed CR 17.  As it approached CR 30, the
tornado reached its maximum intensity of about 135 mph.  A double-
wide manufactured home was torn from it's anchors, lofted and
tossed approximately 50 yards across the road, causing one
fatality and 2 serious injuries.  A site-built home diagonally
across the street sustained significant roof damage and broken
glass.  A double-wide home a few hundred yards south of the first
home was split in two, with one half of the home remaining
anchored while the other half appeared to roll away.  The tornado
then crossed wooded land and pastures on either side of Big Brush
Creek, before crossing CR 21, snapping and uprooting numerous
trees along the road.  Similar but less consistent damage
continued as it crossed Raspberry and Hubbard Roads before moving
over inaccessible woods and pastures along Five Mile Creek.  The
tornado continued to weaken as it crossed AL HWY 69 near Harper
Hill, causing only sporadic tree damage.  Based on radar data the
tornado quickly dissipated past this point and may have continued
a few hundred yards into woods somewhere between Harper Hills
Road and CR 31.

..Tornado #3: Low Gap Tornado (Hale, Bibb, and 
Tuscaloosa Counties)...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.08 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/03/2022
Start Time:             02:31 PM CST
Start Location:         3 ENE Phipps / Hale County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9401 / -87.4512

End Date:               02/03/2022
End Time:               02:42 PM CST
End Location:           3 NNW Low Gap / Tuscaloosa County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            33.0309 / -87.405

Survey Summary:
The tornado started just southwest of Eagle Drive off of CR49
where notable tree damage was observed. The tornado crossed CR49
just north of the intersection with Eagle Drive where it uprooted
a few trees and tore some sheet metal from the roof of a barn.
The tornado then crossed CR721 west of Low Gap where widespread tree
damage occurred. It continued onward, crossing CR707 with trees
down that had been blocking the road. The tornado track ended 
just across Lake Payne Road north of the fork with Shiloh Fire 
Tower Loop Road.

Tornadoes 4 and 5 in Elmore County are outside of our Coverage Zones but will be included for information.

..Tornado #4 Northwest Elmore County

A very brief EF0 tornado was noted just northeast of Deatsville in 
the northwest part of Elmore County. More information is to come 
once the teams get back to the office.

..Tornado #5 Northeast Elmore County

A very brief EF0 tornado was noted just northeast of Eclectic in the 
far northeast section of Elmore County. More information is to come 
once the teams get back to the office.