Live Blogging: Southeast Severe Weather Outbreak 4/15/2001

11:46 PM 4/15/2011: Still waiting on the next lone of storms approaching from the west. Severe thunderstorm warnings & Tornado warnings popping up west and north of Montgomery Al., should arrive within the next 2 hours. Tornado warnings southwest of there around Monroeville Al. All storms progressing east with front.

More later…

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10:00 PM 4/15/2011: Fairly quiet for the time being in my area. Rumbles of thunder and light rain at times. Nothing interesting since earlier this evening @ 7:30 pm EDT. [ see update 8:34 PM 4/15/2011 below ]

More on the way moving NE from Alabama. Not as many warnings at this time, storms loosing their punch. Front pushing through Central Al. trailing back to Mobile.

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8:54 PM 4/15/2011: Couple local storm reports

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
756 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..


0742 PM TSTM WND DMG HAMILTON 32.76N 84.88W
04/15/2011 HARRIS GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

HARRIS COUNTY RELAYED A REPORT OF TREES DOWN ACROSS THE
COUNTY.


0744 PM HAIL HAMILTON 32.76N 84.88W
04/15/2011 E2.75 INCH HARRIS GA PUBLIC


0755 PM HAIL HAMILTON 32.76N 84.88W
04/15/2011 E1.75 INCH HARRIS GA PUBLIC

TREES CRASHING DOWN


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8:34 PM 4/15/2011:

About 7:30pm EDT Harris County GA went under a Tornado Warning. Cataula is in Harris county. I went out with the camera and captured some intense lightning north of my location. I believe I also captured the Tornado from looking at the video. However, the camera and video are of such low quality, it is hard to tell. Nonetheless, I did capture some wild clouds. Will upload the video at a later time. Now, nightfall, cant see a thing. More storms on the way.

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5:52 PM 4/15/2011:

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 145
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
545 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2011

TORNADO WATCH 145 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

GA
GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BANKS BARROW BARTOW
BUTTS CARROLL CHATTOOGA
CHEROKEE CLARKE CLAYTON
COBB COWETA DAWSON
DEKALB DOUGLAS FANNIN
FAYETTE FLOYD FORSYTH
FULTON GILMER GORDON
GWINNETT HALL HARALSON
HARRIS HEARD HENRY
JACKSON JASPER LAMAR
LUMPKIN MADISON MERIWETHER
MONROE MORGAN MUSCOGEE
NEWTON OCONEE PAULDING
PICKENS PIKE POLK
ROCKDALE SPALDING TALBOT
TOWNS TROUP UNION
UPSON WALTON WHITE
$$

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5:44 PM 4/15/2011: Cataula,GA – Darkening Skies ahead of the Storms

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5:31 PM 4/15/2011:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
352 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2011

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/…
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ONGOING TO OUR WEST THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF
A STRONG SURFACE COLD FRONT WHICH WAS JUST CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER. MODELS CONSISTENT IN DECREASING CAPE VALUES OVER GEORGIA
THIS EVENING…HOWEVER THE ATMOSPHERE IS STRONGLY SHEARED WITH A
LOW LEVEL JET IN EXCESS OF 50KT. A NORTHWARD MOVING WARM FRONT
SHOULD HELP DESTABILIZE THE AIR MASS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
…AND THIS SHOULD SUPPORT STRONG TO A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE CWA.
SEVERE THREAT SHOULD LAST OVERNIGHT AS THE STORMS
TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE CWA.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/text.php?pil=ATLAFDFFC

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5:24 PM 4/15/2011:

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO OUTBREAK CONTINUES TO UNFOLD IN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA HEADING FOR GEORGIA

Folks, this is unreal ! I cant recall a time in the past where this many Tornado Warnings have been issued at one time in the deep south. This is a serious threat. Most of these storms [Supercells] didn’t have Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued. They went straight to Tornado Warnings.

Please be aware of what is taking place today, and please stay updated on this during this evening and tonight. We still have a lot to go through before we can relax. The Front is still way back in Mississippi and wont push through the Alabama/Georgia area until late tonight, Saturday Morning.

5:14 PM EDT

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4:00pmEDT:

Storm that is in western Alabama has a VIOLENT history – here is a pic of a car or truck that looks like a ball …

More images here- http://www2.wjtv.com/weather/2011/apr/15/severe-weather-mississippi-counties-ar-1720490/

Storm Tracking Live Stream from US 82 in N Bibb AL

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3:45 pm edt: I always found it funny how the weather stopped at the Alabama Georgia border. Here’s an example, Tornado Watch for Alabama counties, which stops at the Al/GA border.

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Local TV LIVE web chat tonight from 7-8 PM ET.. details to follow on how to get involved–we will be discussing severe weather threat #wtvm – https://twitter.com/#!/wtvmweather

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#cataulagawx #gawx #alwx #wx

Just got in, catching up, here’s a few to get us started:

Brett Adair caught back up with the storm SE of Linden, AL and is streaming a large wall cloud now: http://bit.ly/gX1kDb

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A look at the debris ball as the tornado came across Clinton Mississippi

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One of the first videos from the Clinton, Mississippi tornado. http://youtu.be/VVo5osbSvTs

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Great Image of the Clinton, MS tornado here http://www.alabamawx.com/?p=43948

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Extreme, up-close video of a violent tornado doing damage in the west side of Jackson, MS on April 15, 2011 http://youtu.be/jrkzBpeybkc

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