Skip to comments.
Possible Tornado hits Birmingham, Alabama
Posted on 11/24/2001 10:17:07 AM PST by Lucas1
A tornado was reported in or near the City of Birmingham during the past hour. The NWS reported that the tornado was on the ground.
This Metar indicates the tornado was visible from the airport
SPECI KBHM 241832Z 13010G14KT 8SM FC TS BKN020CB BKN025 BKN032 22/19 A2980 RMK FUNNEL CLOUD B31 AO2 TSB13RAB02E26 PRESFR TORNADO DSNT W LTGCG SW-W TS SW MOV NE P0000
Anyone live in or near that area? More information would be appreciated.
TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
posted on 11/24/2001 10:17:07 AM PST
About 7 Tornado warnings have been issued seemingly all over Alabama in the past hour. Here's the Birmingham report, plus a link to the NWS weather warnings service.
WFUS54 KBMX 241842
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1240 PM CST SAT NOV 24 2001
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA
* UNTIL 145 PM CST
* AT 1239 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO NEAR ABERNANT IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
40 MPH. SHERIFFS DEPUTIES REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR MILE MARKER 100
ON INTERSTATE 20.
* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...BESSEMER...
BIRMINGHAM...BRIGHTON...CAHABA HEIGHTS...CENTER POINT...FAIRFIELD...
NORTH JOHNS...PINSON...PLEASANT GROVE...TARRANT...TRUSSVILLE AND
AN ADDITIONAL DEVELOPING TORNADO WAS REPORTED NEAR
FULTONDALE...MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 40 MPH. THIS STORM WILL AFFECT
CENTER POINT AND PINSON AREAS.
THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...SEEK SHELTER NOW.
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
THIS TORNADO MAY BE OBSCURED BY RAIN...AND MAY NOT BE VISIBLE. TAKE
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CST SATURDAY AFTERNOON
LAT...LON 3335 8718 3326 8705 3355 8654 3379 8667
posted on 11/24/2001 10:27:10 AM PST
to view online National Oceanic and Atmospheric of North America, the 'in motion' Birmingham doppler images. Quite an impressive storm front moving in.
posted on 11/24/2001 10:33:45 AM PST
posted on 11/24/2001 10:34:20 AM PST
Thanks - looks like one of them in NW Alabama came right through my cousins' farm. Got an answering machine (real good sign), but nothing else at this point.
posted on 11/24/2001 10:43:23 AM PST
Listening to the radio it said that it hit in Trustville and Springville - missed Birmingham evidently. The reporter said that there were "multiple cars and 18-wheelers blown off the road". Evidently the storm is moving towards Gadsden along US411 and I-59. Also reporting other tornados in Shelby county. The link to the local news above is where all this info comes from.
posted on 11/24/2001 11:12:57 AM PST
Numerous reports of damage coming out of Alabama. Several towns have been hit hard.
posted on 11/24/2001 11:32:25 AM PST
What an afternoon. I'm in Athens and I heard the tornado sirens all day.
I'm in Mobile. Overcast and breezy, high humidity. Just checked TWC and it looks like the edge of the front is getting close to here. Tornado warnings in SE Mississippi.
posted on 11/24/2001 11:53:54 AM PST
Bin Laden strikes again.
My brother and his family live in Trussville. Please keep posting the news.
posted on 11/24/2001 12:19:47 PM PST
Trussville which is 10 miles northeast of Birmingham had a tornado. It traveled up I59, turned over some cars, some property damage. No reports of fatailities in Trussville. Other areas in the Northeast portion of the state also had tornadoes on the ground today. One fataility reported somewhere in the state but I don't know where yet.
posted on 11/24/2001 1:03:17 PM PST
I MUST be the DTK (designated thread killer)! Are all y'all in the storm cellar? Someone come up and tell me what is happening in Trussville!
posted on 11/24/2001 1:06:22 PM PST
"I MUST be the DTK (designated thread killer)! Are all y'all in the storm cellar? "
Nah. The storm is still to the west and north of me. I don't even know where Trussville is. It must be up in North Alabama in yankee territory. lol Conditions here are still the same as previously reported, I'll be The last in Alabama to feel the effects of the storm. Click on the radar site up near the top of the thread.
posted on 11/24/2001 1:33:25 PM PST
Twp confirmed deaths in Lamar County, Alabama - close to Kennedy and Millport.
posted on 11/24/2001 1:36:16 PM PST
Two confirmed deaths in Lamar County
posted on 11/24/2001 1:37:09 PM PST
I have not heard of any bad damage in Trussville, just highway 59 near Trussville where there are cars overturned.
posted on 11/24/2001 2:14:56 PM PST
Trussville is a suburb to the northeast of Birmingham. It lies along I-59.
posted on 11/24/2001 2:19:16 PM PST
I found this at accuweather.com:
The strongest of these storms will contain heavy rain, gusty wind, hail, and even a tornado. The best chance for this activity will be across Alabama Saturday afternoon and evening and then into Georgia later Saturday night
Anyone from Jasper, have a Grandma I can't reach there today. how can I find out the damage there?
This is the current advisories from our nation as of now CST, the colors and warnings at this site: Click Here
Thanks. My ISP loads so slowly that the links above just don't work well. Please keep me posted.
posted on 11/24/2001 2:58:23 PM PST
Anyone familiar with Irondale and how they are doing?
posted on 11/24/2001 3:09:40 PM PST
WFUS54 KBMX 242341- TORBHM- ALC027-111-250015-
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED- TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL- 540 PM CST SAT NOV 24 2001
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA
RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA
* UNTIL 615 PM CST
* AT 536 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A TORNADO OVER LINEVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...ASHLAND AND LINEVILLE...AND RURAL WESTERN RANDOLPH COUNTY.
THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING TORNADO. EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES...GO TO A STURDY BUILDING. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CST SATURDAY EVENING FOR ALABAMA. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CST SATURDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA.
LAT...LON 3328 8587 3315 8572 3339 8539 3347 8557
Couldn't find any info on Irondale, but here's the general latest:
As we move into the afternoon and evening hours, severe thunderstorms containing large hail, gusty winds and possible tornadoes will march across Alabama into western Georgia. Currently, a tornado watch is in effect for Mississippi and Alabama until this evening. Further north across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley's hail and wind will be the main threat. Stay tuned to The Weather Channel and Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes for the latest information.
I'm in Birmingham. According to news reports, no problems mentioned in Jasper.
posted on 11/24/2001 3:41:25 PM PST
What about Molton, Alabama........Is it close to Birmingham?
posted on 11/25/2001 4:28:51 AM PST
by Uff Da
Ft. Rucker Alabama has been evacuated due to four tornado's being spotted. Evacuation effective 3:20pm EST.
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson