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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Etowah/St. Clair; Heads Up Gadsden : The Alabama Weather Blog

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Strong winds are beginning to build in the upper reaches of this storm northwest of Altoona, which is now over 51,000 feet tall. Inset shows a cross section of the storm’s wind.

Currently 33 flash per minute of lightning. Beginning to get hail core near Altoona. Hail could approach 1 inch in diameter.

Heads up to all our friends in Gadsden, which has had a history of high winds events in the past month or so.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Central Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…
North central St. Clair County in central Alabama…

* Until 345 PM CDT.

* At 247 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Susan Moore,
or 9 miles north of Oneonta, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Gadsden, Rainbow City, Attalla, Glencoe, Steele, Altoona, Walnut
Grove, Reece City, Aurora, Gadsden Mall, Noccalula Falls, Neely
Henry Lake, Southside, Gadsden Steam Plant, Big Wills Creek,
Howelton, Gallant, Gadsden Municipal Airport, Rockledge and Camp

Category: Alabama’s Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

Bill Murray

2023-08-12 19:55:02

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