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[6:27pm CDT] This is a Tornado-Warned (🌪) storm currently spurring across parts of Pontotoc & Lee Counties in northeaste...
06/08/2021

[6:27pm CDT] This is a Tornado-Warned (🌪) storm currently spurring across parts of Pontotoc & Lee Counties in northeastern Mississippi. It includes the more-populated city of Tupelo. We continue to closely monitor convective trends & evaluate radar feed concerning this complex of convection centered over northern Mississippi.

This is a heads up for those located across far NORTHWESTERN Alabama (e.g. Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale Counties). While not likely, there is low-end potential of strong to severe thunderstorms this evening. It is highly-uncertain how this complex will evolve as it continues to propagate eastward.. just understand that the odds of hazardous storms are not quite zero in these areas.

Warning information will continue to be distributed to this page if required, but make sure you are armed with a reliable source of warning information in case one is issued for your location. #alwx

[6:27pm CDT] This is a Tornado-Warned (🌪) storm currently spurring across parts of Pontotoc & Lee Counties in northeastern Mississippi. It includes the more-populated city of Tupelo. We continue to closely monitor convective trends & evaluate radar feed concerning this complex of convection centered over northern Mississippi.

This is a heads up for those located across far NORTHWESTERN Alabama (e.g. Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale Counties). While not likely, there is low-end potential of strong to severe thunderstorms this evening. It is highly-uncertain how this complex will evolve as it continues to propagate eastward.. just understand that the odds of hazardous storms are not quite zero in these areas.

Warning information will continue to be distributed to this page if required, but make sure you are armed with a reliable source of warning information in case one is issued for your location. #alwx

Hello folks. I'm here to inform you about the low-end severe weather threat that exists across most of the state today. ...
05/28/2021

Hello folks. I'm here to inform you about the low-end severe weather threat that exists across most of the state today. Indeed, a few strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms appear possible later this afternoon & early evening with strong to damaging wind gusts. Most of the state is marginally threatened, however more-concentrated storms are more likely to exist across parts of northern & central Alabama [N-C AL]. Still, all severe weather potential is low today.

Thunderstorms (associated with a weakening storm system) will increase in frequency & intensity as the day goes on. There will be enough destabilization for a few storms on the stronger side with hazardous surface wind fields (damaging wind gusts possible), but that's about it. To quickly sum things up, low-level wind shear is too marginal for any meaningful indication of tornado potential.

Still, if you're located virtually anywhere across the state (particularly north-central Alabama), it would be wise to periodically keep up with the weather as time advances. Like always, we do not know where these storms will form specifically, emphasizing the importance of having a reliable source of warning information by your side.

That is all for now; just another stormy day across parts of Alabama. No need to be alarmed. Go to https://alstormalert.org for more comprehensive information (our website has been successfully updated). Thank you for listening. Have a wonderful Friday, Alabama! #alwx

..Alex Roberts

Folks, it's hard to catch a break around here, isn't it? More strong to severe storms appear possible once again this Mo...
05/09/2021

Folks, it's hard to catch a break around here, isn't it? More strong to severe storms appear possible once again this Mother's Day across portions of NORTHWESTERN Alabama with damaging wind gusts & perhaps large hailstones. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out, too! Ugh.

There is good news, though! And here it is: this time around.. the whole state will NOT be affected! Only the NW sector of the state is at risk today. The other good news is that this event is NOT expected to be nearly as significant or widespread as last time. Let's get into the details!

First of all, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of the wonderful mothers out there (I love you, mom). A relatively significant severe weather event is forecast today for portions of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee (the states off to our west) as a large cold front progresses eastward towards our general area. All severe hazards could be seen over various locations within those states.

Instability/shear combination does not appear as strong when the system makes it into our state. This means that as thunderstorms get closer to our state, they should be gradually weakening. However, a few storms could still be on the stronger-side with strong to damaging winds & perhaps small to large hailstones.

Yes, a tornado cannot be ruled out too. But the odds of one occurring appear pretty low. Storms will approach the northwestern portions of the state later this afternoon & last throughout the evening hours. A few strong storms could make it as far south as central Alabama after sunset. Any remaining severe threat will end closer to midnight. No severe weather for southern Alabama today or tonight.

So.. lower-end severe weather day in stock for NW AL. Bigger weather event likely off to our west. Storms approach NW AL later in the day (closer to evening) and could still be strong to severe at times. Threat decreases gradually throughout the evening hours as storms progress east/south towards central Alabama, and then progressively weaken altogether. Have your reliable source of warning information TURNED ON - just in case!

That is all you need to know! Have a great day, Alabama.. and be weather-aware! #alwx

-Alex Roberts 😁

Today's the day! A large-scale significant severe weather event is forecast today for most of Alabama with increasing al...
05/04/2021

Today's the day! A large-scale significant severe weather event is forecast today for most of Alabama with increasing all-severe hazards potential (wind, hail tornado). All 67 Alabama counties need to be closely weather-aware. Again, two distinct waves of storms are expected. One this morning. The bigger one in the afternoon. I will get into the specifics below! Ready?

THIS MORNING: Storms will increase in coverage this morning over portions of north & central Alabama. A few of them could become strong to severe with strong winds & hail. The threat this morning will likely sit on the lower-end. A brief tornado also cannot be ruled out with a stronger storm. There is no telling who exactly gets hit, emphasizing the importance of having a good source of warning information by your side.

THIS AFTERNOON: Most of the state is affected. Solutions are indicative of vigorous activity developing in Mississippi & tracking eastward into Alabama during the afternoon hours. While a big squall line seems most likely here, some discrete activity is possible ahead of the main line too. In short, the afternoon round of storms could feature numerous to potentially widespread swaths of damaging wind to various portions of the state (still appears somewhat more conditional over northern AL), with a secondary threat of large hailstones & a few tornadoes. Activity will progress from west to east, entering the state sometime in the afternoon & exiting the eastern portions of the state during the evening. A greater corridor of enhanced destructive wind potential could transpire over portions of southwest-central Alabama during this timeframe. But again, most of the state is at risk for well-organized activity here.

ALL 67 Alabama counties, be closely weather-aware today. There is no guarantee of being directly impacted by severe weather, however odds today appear greater than normal. Have a reliable alert source in gear. Anticipate periodical weather updates from Alabama Storm Alert throughout the day! #alwx

-Alex Roberts

Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms are likely tomorrow over most of Alabama with related all-severe hazards pote...
05/04/2021

Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms are likely tomorrow over most of Alabama with related all-severe hazards potential (wind, hail, tornado). Tomorrow will be a day to where all 67 Alabama counties need to be closely paying attention to the weather in advance of these storms as there's no telling who directly gets hit and who doesn't.

So.. there could be two distinct waves/opportunities for storms tomorrow; one in the morning hours & another bigger one in the afternoon/early evening. I will explain the crucial information as clearly as I can. Let's do this.

TOMORROW MORNING: Round 1. Solutions depict increasing shower & thunderstorm activity drifting across portions of north & central Alabama after sunrise tomorrow. The environment, while not overly impressive, could still support some strong to perhaps severe storms, unfortunately. Damaging winds, large hail, and maybe even a tornado or two could be seen somewhere over these areas [N-C AL] during this timeframe, after sunrise. Again, the threat here is not significant, but clearly non-zero.

TOMORROW AFTERNOON: Round 2. This round/opportunity appears to be the more-serious of the two. A cold front will make its way across the area. Given the intense parameters in place, scattered to numerous severe thunderstorm development appears possible from west to east starting in the afternoon & lasting throughout the early evening. The afternoon round appears more conditional over northern Alabama as the morning round could impact how intense the afternoon round is to a degree. However, assuming everything verifies & falls into place, rather significant severe storms are probable over larger chunks of the state. Damaging to destructive winds, large hailstones, and isolated tornadoes will be possible with any band of activity.

Overall, the odds of organized severe weather being observed in Alabama tomorrow are high.. and of course there is no guarantee of being directly impacted by a severe storm. Remember to have a good source of alert information by your side just in case of a weather-related emergency. Again, thunderstorms will be spreading from west to east tomorrow periodically, and eventually end over eastern Alabama by tomorrow evening.

That is all for now, anticipate more weather information being released by tomorrow. Thank you for reading & have a great night, Alabama! #alwx

-Alex Roberts

Well folks, it looks like severe weather just doesn't want to end quite yet. While a couple of strong to severe storms c...
05/02/2021

Well folks, it looks like severe weather just doesn't want to end quite yet. While a couple of strong to severe storms cannot be ruled out later THIS afternoon & evening over southwestern & west-central Alabama, our main area of concern revolves around this coming Tuesday (most of Alabama appears at risk for severe weather). I'll get into the specifics & provide the crucial information as simply as I can.

First off, the graphical outlook & weather data that I've attached below concerns Tuesday.. NOT today. But, I'll briefly cover today first, then Tuesday. Sound good? Lol.

TODAY/SUNDAY: A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out across portions of southwestern & west-central Alabama later this afternoon & evening. There is no telling where these storms specifically form. That is why you need a good source of alert information by your side. Damaging winds are possible, with a secondary threat of hailstones & perhaps a brief tornado or two. All severe weather potential appears pretty low, and does not yield too much concern. Again, if you're located anywhere across the SOUTHWESTERN OR WEST-CENTRAL portions of the state (for example, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, etc.), it would be wise for you to periodically check up on the weather by the late afternoon & evening hours. Severe storms are not expected anywhere else across the state at this time.

TUESDAY: Clearly, this day warrants more attention. Confidence is increasing in a larger-scale severe weather event taking place across most of Alabama during the afternoon & evening hours. Storms will be operating within a seasonably unstable environment, which will only help storms to form & maintain their strength. Damaging winds & large hailstones could be periodically observed with evolving storms during this timeframe. The good news is that wind shear appears to be too weak for tornadoes, however shear will continue to be monitored. While specific timing & location details still cannot yet be fully deciphered, just understand that ALL 67 Alabama counties will probably need to be weather-aware this coming Tuesday, and expect more changes to the outlook below over the next 24-48 hours.

That is all you need to know now, Alabama! I've provided our latest synopsis below briefly describing/summing up our findings, for those of you who are really interested. Otherwise, have a great day & anticipate future updates from this page. STAY TUNED! 😁

SYNOPSIS [TUESDAY]: We continue to assess synoptic trends in advance of a potentially larger-scale convective event occurring over most of Alabama on 5/4 (Tuesday). Guidance across the mid-range spectrum continues to depict mid-level troughing taking place over portions of the central plains & Mississippi River Valley in the wake of a low pressure system centering over the Great Lakes region. At the surface, cold frontogenesis is progged to complement the system over parts of the Mississippi, Tennessee, & Ohio Valleys, providing a dominant focus for convective initiation & entrance. Remnant outflow & differential heating could encourage thunderous activity earlier in the diurnal period over parts of the state. However, the main energetic plume is anticipated to mature by afternoon; surface dew points climb to & maintain 70F+, MLCAPE/SBCAPE pushes 3000J/kg, LIs appear to approach/exceed -10, and steep mid-level lapse rates exceed 7C/km over larger portions of the state.. signifying a thoroughly unstable boundary-layer environment, allowing for surface-based updrafts to efficiently transpire & accelerate in the wake of sufficient lift/forcing dynamics. Deep-layer parameter fields/850mb LLJ (

⚠ SEVERE WEATHER TODAY: Folks, this one almost caught us by surprise! Convective probabilities have been increased to ac...
04/29/2021

⚠ SEVERE WEATHER TODAY: Folks, this one almost caught us by surprise! Convective probabilities have been increased to account for the potential strong to severe thunderstorms that could be experienced today, particularly over the northern & central portions of the state late this afternoon & evening. Damaging winds appear to be the focus of our concern per usual, however instances of large hailstones cannot be ruled out in deeper convective structures that can initiate/propagate. Know that this potential is thankfully sitting on the lower-end of the intensity/hazard spectrum, but it's also important to understand that low threat ≠ no threat!

Convection could be influenced by a collectively-meager but proficient thermodynamic & kinematic parameter space ahead of a forthcoming cold front, and could generate periodical swaths of damaging/dangerous gusts of wind & perhaps hailstones [in the stronger cores] wherever they develop [N-C AL is the prime area]. We are NOT anticipating severe thunderstorm development [let alone any thunderstorm development] across southern Alabama today or tonight at this time. There also appears to be a tiny [NON-ZERO] threat of tornadoes across portions of the target area [N-C AL] & perhaps western Alabama in addition to the affromentied severe hazards.. however all tornadic potential appears very low at this time.

To sum it up, if you're anywhere across the northern or central portions of the state [roughly the entire northern-half of the state], it would be extremely wise to perpetually keep up with the weather as we approach the later afternoon & early evening hours. All convective potential is forecast to end after midnight. Once again repeating, a low threat is NOT a no threat!

OTHER NEWS: Portions of Dixie Alley might experience more increasing convective potential in both periodicity/areal extent over the next several days [SUN-WED] given proficient mid-range guidance continuity. Boundary-layer & tropospheric parameter spaces appear conducive to organized structures. In essence, we'll have to monitor parts of this next coming week for more severe thunderstorms. It's too early to elaborate.. just know that we're still technically in spring!

That's all for now. No scientifically-rooted forecast discussion today. More updates will be distributed on this page throughout the rest of the day, if required. Thank you all for reading & and have a wonderful day! #alwx

-Alex Roberts 😁

⚠ SEVERE WEATHER TODAY: Folks, this one almost caught us by surprise! Convective probabilities have been increased to account for the potential strong to severe thunderstorms that could be experienced today, particularly over the northern & central portions of the state late this afternoon & evening. Damaging winds appear to be the focus of our concern per usual, however instances of large hailstones cannot be ruled out in deeper convective structures that can initiate/propagate. Know that this potential is thankfully sitting on the lower-end of the intensity/hazard spectrum, but it's also important to understand that low threat ≠ no threat!

Convection could be influenced by a collectively-meager but proficient thermodynamic & kinematic parameter space ahead of a forthcoming cold front, and could generate periodical swaths of damaging/dangerous gusts of wind & perhaps hailstones [in the stronger cores] wherever they develop [N-C AL is the prime area]. We are NOT anticipating severe thunderstorm development [let alone any thunderstorm development] across southern Alabama today or tonight at this time. There also appears to be a tiny [NON-ZERO] threat of tornadoes across portions of the target area [N-C AL] & perhaps western Alabama in addition to the affromentied severe hazards.. however all tornadic potential appears very low at this time.

To sum it up, if you're anywhere across the northern or central portions of the state [roughly the entire northern-half of the state], it would be extremely wise to perpetually keep up with the weather as we approach the later afternoon & early evening hours. All convective potential is forecast to end after midnight. Once again repeating, a low threat is NOT a no threat!

OTHER NEWS: Portions of Dixie Alley might experience more increasing convective potential in both periodicity/areal extent over the next several days [SUN-WED] given proficient mid-range guidance continuity. Boundary-layer & tropospheric parameter spaces appear conducive to organized structures. In essence, we'll have to monitor parts of this next coming week for more severe thunderstorms. It's too early to elaborate.. just know that we're still technically in spring!

That's all for now. No scientifically-rooted forecast discussion today. More updates will be distributed on this page throughout the rest of the day, if required. Thank you all for reading & and have a wonderful day! #alwx

-Alex Roberts 😁

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