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High-End Severe Weather Threat!

CALL TO ACTION: Wednesday night’s severe weather event has the potential to be a high-end wind event for much of Alabama because of a low-level jet stream capable of producing 80 mph winds just above the surface; plan for power outages. Secure loose objects that may fly away with strong winds. Pay close attention to severe thunderstorm warnings tomorrow night; if you live in a mobile home, consider treating a severe thunderstorm warning like a tornado warning and be in a community shelter or business that is open and available as a shelter. Know where to go in your home or workplace if threatening weather approaches.

  • Go to the basement or an inside room (center of your home) without windows on the lowest floor (bathroom, closet, center hallway).
  • If possible, avoid sheltering in a room with windows.
  • For added protection get under something sturdy (a heavy table or workbench).
  • Use pillows, blankets, or mattresses for protection. Motorcycle or Bicycle helmets offer good protection.
  • Do not stay in a mobile home. Evacuate when a Watch is issued.

Be sure you have two reliable ways of hearing warnings… NOAA Weather Radio and your phone, and be sure emergency alerts are enabled on your phone. NEVER rely on outdoor warning sirens as your only means of notification.

I will go live tonight at 7:PM central / 8:PM eastern with the latest information.

The best window for severe weather across East Alabama and West Georgia is between 11:PM Wednesday night – 4:AM Thursday Morning