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PDS Tornado Watch in Effect for Portions for Alabama–UPDATED

NWS Birmingham

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION TORNADO WATCH in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for much of North and West Alabama. This watch now includes the city of Tuscaloosa.

Counties impacted by PDS Tornado Watch 108  are highlighted yellow in the map above. They include:

  • Colbert
  • Cullman
  • DeKalb
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Jackson
  • Lamar
  • Lauderdale
  • Lawrence
  • Limestone
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Morgan
  • Pickens
  • Sumter
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Walker
  • Winston
In our listening area, this includes Tuscaloosa as well as the cities of Aliceville, Carrolton, Eutaw, Fayette, Livingston, Haleyville, Hamilton, Jasper, Sulligent, Vernon, and York.

The following is the text of the PDS Tornado Watch issued by the NWS:

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1240 PM UNTIL

900 PM CDT.

 

…THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION…

 

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY

WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL

EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY

SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

 

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE

MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE

ALABAMA TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE

DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE

(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR

TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH

AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR

THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS

AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

The following statement was issued by the NWS at 4:32 p.m., adding Tuscaloosa, Sumter, and Greene Counties to the currently existing watch:

 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 108 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

 

GREENE SUMTER TUSCALOOSA

 

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUTAW…LIVINGSTON…

TUSCALOOSA AND YORK.

 

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