Advance Notice: Severe Weather Threat, Tornadoes in Alabama Next Week
It seems like we can’t catch a break when it comes to severe weather in 2023. Our season for active weather runs from November through May with a more heightened expectation of storms in the springtime.
We are closely monitoring a weather system that has the potential to bring tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, and hail to our coverage area on Thursday, February 16.
Our Townsquare Media radio stations cover a large area and the counties include Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker.
Storm Prediction Center Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has the entire state of Alabama under a severe weather threat with a "probability between 15 to 29%."
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that "all of the elements will be in place for strong to severe thunderstorms. Unstable air, strong wind fields that veer with altitude, steep lapse rates, etc. But, the magnitude of a severe weather event is usually determined by mesoscale (small scale) features that simply can’t be identified so far out.”
Slight Risk Threat Level
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has our coverage area under a “slight risk.”
It’s true we are many days ahead of this system and weather conditions do and will change. We will bring all necessary updates to keep you well informed of this mid-February severe weather threat. Over the next few days, we expect the timing to become more fine-tuned to help you prepare.
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