The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Southeastern Walker County in central Alabama…
Jefferson County in central Alabama…
* Until 145 PM CDT.
* At 1248 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Warrior to near Burnwell to near Boley Springs,
moving southeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Trussville, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody,
Fairfield, Fultondale, Sumiton, Dora, Center Point, Pleasant Grove,
Clay and Pinson.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside
should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay
away from windows.
Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.