BLOG: Severe weather moves through Tennessee Valley Nov. 29-30

A line of intense storms moved across the Tennessee Valley late November 29 and into the early morning hours of November 30. The storms brought heavy rain, strong winds, lightning and tornadoes.

Below is an archive of our blog we updated through the system.

 

Resources when you’re away from your TV:
How to program a NOAA Weather Radio
WHNT.com’s Maps & Radar Page
Live Alert 19 and the WHNT News 19 App
Baron Saf-T-Net (phone/text)

Christina Edwards November 29, 20163:54 pm

Christina Edwards November 29, 20164:11 pm

Per Jamie L. Lay’s post to WHNT’s Facebook page, “Storm shelter at North Sand Mountain Park will be open this evening and throughout the night.” 

Christina Edwards November 29, 20164:24 pm

Jason Simpson November 29, 20164:39 pm

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:08 pm
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
504 PM CST Tue Nov 29 2016

...WINFIELD NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS OFF THE AIR...

The Winfield NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a
frequency of 162.525 MHz, is off the air.

We are working with technicians to get it back up and running as
soon as possible. In the meantime, please refer to local media and
commercial radio for the latest severe weather information. Backup
NOAA Weather Radio transmitters are:

Tuscaloosa, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.400 MHz,
Aberdeen, MS, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450 MHz, and
Birmingham, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550 MHz.

Keep in mind that not all backup transmitters will tone for your
specific county, so please stay weather aware during the outage.

Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this
outage may cause.

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:11 pm

NOAA Weather Radio county/code/transmitter information for Alabama: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/ccov.php?State=AL 

Christina Edwards November 29, 20165:20 pm

Christina Edwards November 29, 20165:22 pm

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:26 pm

https://twitter.com/simpsonwhnt/status/803741863270236160 

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:26 pm

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:41 pm

Jason Simpson November 29, 20165:52 pm

The storm moving south of Tupelo did this…should be in Franklin/Marion, Alabama by 6:30 PM.

Local Storm Report by NWS MEG: Pittsboro [Calhoun Co, MS] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG  at 05:10 PM CST — power lines reported down across calhoun county. time estimated from radar.

Jason Simpson November 29, 20166:10 pm

NWS Huntsville: now looking at the development in Winston, Cullman, and Morgan Counties for quick ramp-up in strength.

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:17 pm

Don’t wait until warnings are issued to figure out if your weather radio is working. Watch this tutorial on how to program it! http://whnt.com/2016/11/29/how-to-program-a-noaa-weather-radio-3/

Christina Edwards November 29, 20166:24 pm

Christina Edwards November 29, 20166:25 pm

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:28 pm

HUN issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 70 MPH, hail: 1.25 IN]  for  Franklin [AL] till 7:15 PM CST 

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:41 pm

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Jake Reed November 29, 20166:48 pm

HUN issues Tornado Watch for Franklin, Lincoln, Moore [TN] and Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till Nov 30, 12:00 AM CST

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:48 pm

HUN continues Tornado Watch for Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale [AL] till 11:00 PM CST

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:51 pm

Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Red Bay [Franklin Co, AL] emergency mngr reports HAIL of nickel size (E0.88 INCH) at 06:38 PM CST — nickel sized hail reported in red bay.

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:52 pm

HUN continues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 70 MPH, hail: 1.25 IN] for Franklin [AL] till 7:15 PM CST

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:55 pm

From NWS Huntsville: Destructive 70-80 mph winds north of Vina and east of Red Bay.

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:56 pm

BMX issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH, hail: 1.00 IN] for Lamar, Marion [AL] till 8:00 PM CST

Jake Reed November 29, 20166:56 pm

BMX continues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH, hail: <.75 IN] for Pickens [AL] till 7:30 PM CST

Jake Reed November 29, 20167:17 pm

HUN issues Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN] for Colbert, Franklin [AL] till 7:45 PM CST …AT 714 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES NORTH OF BELGREEN…OR 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF RUSSELLVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

Jason Simpson November 29, 20167:39 pm

Tornado Warning for Colbert County set to expire at 7:45 PM; NWS Huntsville has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning ‘downstream’ into Lawrence and Lauderdale.

Jake Reed November 29, 20167:40 pm

Local Storm Report by NWS BMX: 2 SSW Shaw [Pickens Co, AL] trained spotter reports TSTM WND DMG  at 07:36 PM CST — trees blocking the roadway on county road 34 north of u.s. highway 82. possible tornado.

Jake Reed November 29, 20167:40 pm

BMX continues Tornado Warning [tornado: OBSERVED, hail: <.75 IN]  for  Fayette, Lamar [AL] till 8:15 PM CST  …AT 734 PM CST…A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER KENNEDY…OR NEAR MILLPORT…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

Jake Reed November 29, 20167:42 pm

HUN expires Tornado Warning for  Colbert, Franklin [AL] 

Jake Reed November 29, 20167:48 pm

BMX continues Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: <.75 IN]  for  Fayette [AL] till 8:15 PM CST  …AT 743 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER BELK…OR NEAR FAYETTE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

Jason Simpson November 29, 20168:04 pm

Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 5 WNW Littleville [Colbert Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG  at 07:30 PM CST — numerous trees and powerlines down along underwood mountain road in tuscumbia. home damaged as well with two injuries. possible tornado. relayed by colbert eoc.

Jake Reed November 29, 20168:09 pm

HUN issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 70 MPH, hail: 1.00 IN]  for  Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone [AL] till 8:30 PM CST 

Jason Simpson November 29, 20168:26 pm
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
825 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
  FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
  LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  NORTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
  LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 1230 AM CST

* AT 825 PM CST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED
  THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH
  FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  FLORENCE...ATHENS...MUSCLE SHOALS...RUSSELLVILLE...SHEFFIELD...
  TUSCUMBIA...RED BAY...ROGERSVILLE...ARDMORE AND PHIL CAMPBELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
Jason Simpson November 29, 20168:41 pm

Colbert Co. EOC: “Sinking Vehicle in a flash flood – no occupants – Walmart Parking Lot in Muscle Shoals,  34.745255, -87.673683″

Jessica Grotjahn November 29, 201610:53 pm

Jessica Grotjahn November 29, 201611:22 pm

Christina Edwards November 30, 201612:03 am
000
WFUS54 KHUN 300602
TORHUN
ALC049-071-300645-
/O.NEW.KHUN.TO.W.0027.161130T0602Z-161130T0645Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1202 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
  NORTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM CST

* AT 1201 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
  TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER PISGAH...OR 13 MILES EAST OF SCOTTSBORO...
  MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

  HAZARD...TORNADO. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. 

  IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT 
           SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. 
           DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS...AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR.  
           TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. 

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
  IDER AROUND 1205 AM CST. 

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
HIGDON...FABIUS...ROSALIE AND FLAT ROCK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS...IN A
MOBILE HOME...OR IN A VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3463 8582 3474 8589 3494 8560 3475 8556
TIME...MOT...LOC 0601Z 232DEG 35KT 3470 8580 

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN

$$
Christina Edwards November 30, 201612:05 am
000
WUUS54 KHUN 300605
SVRHUN
ALC059-079-103-300645-
/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0076.161130T0605Z-161130T0645Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1205 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  EASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
  NORTHWESTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM CST

* AT 1205 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NEEDMORE...
  OR NEAR HALEYVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DECATUR...MOULTON...TRINITY...PHIL CAMPBELL...TOWN CREEK...
  COURTLAND...NORTH COURTLAND...HILLSBORO...HATTON AND NE SMITH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM CST FOR NORTH
CENTRAL...NORTHEASTERN AND NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA.

LAT...LON 3457 8758 3457 8752 3462 8750 3465 8747
      3465 8745 3467 8744 3476 8731 3457 8689
      3430 8741 3431 8763 3441 8780
TIME...MOT...LOC 0605Z 237DEG 49KT 3433 8760 

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH

$$

LN
Christina Edwards November 30, 201612:06 am
000
NWUS54 KHUN 300604
LSRHUN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1203 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

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

0930 PM     TORNADO          1 NNW BROWNSBORO        34.76N 86.46W 
11/29/2016                   MADISON            AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SEVERAL HOMES DAMAGED NORTH OF CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
            ALONG RYLAND PIKE. RELAYED VIA HAM RADIO OPERATORS.

Christina Edwards November 30, 201612:07 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 201612:08 am

Jake Reed November 30, 201612:19 am
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM CST FOR EAST
CENTRAL JACKSON AND NORTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTIES...

AT 1213 AM CST...A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR IDER...OR 12
MILES SOUTHWEST OF TRENTON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:03 am
000
NWUS54 KHUN 300659
LSRHUN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1259 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

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

1226 AM     TORNADO          4 NNE IDER              34.76N 85.65W 
11/30/2016                   DEKALB             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            ROOF TORN OFF OF A HOME ALONG COUNTY ROAD 159 NORTH OF 
            IDER.
Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:03 am
000
NWUS54 KHUN 300654
LSRHUN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1254 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

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

1210 AM     TORNADO          2 NNW IDER              34.73N 85.69W 
11/30/2016                   DEKALB             AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            MULTIPLE TREES AND POWERLINES REPORTED DOWN. MULTIPLE 
            INJURIES ALSO REPORTED.
Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:07 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:09 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:10 am
000
NWUS54 KHUN 300707
LSRHUN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
107 AM CST WED NOV 30 2016

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

1240 AM     TSTM WND GST     6 WSW TRINITY           34.57N 87.17W 
11/30/2016  E63 MPH          LAWRENCE           AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SPEED MEASURED BY AN APRS WEATHER STATION AT EAST 
            LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL. RELAYED VIA HAM RADIO OPERATORS.
Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:23 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:32 am

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Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:35 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:41 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:49 am

Typing too fast — that is Jackson County https://twitter.com/ChristinaWHNTwx/status/803868152505532416

Christina Edwards November 30, 20161:56 am

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Christina Edwards November 30, 20162:26 am

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Jake Reed November 30, 20163:14 am

HUN issues Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN]  for  Cullman, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till 3:45 AM CST  …AT 307 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CULLMAN…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:14 am

HUN issues Flash Flood Warning for  Jackson [AL] till 9:15 AM CST

Christina Edwards November 30, 20163:19 am

Christina Edwards November 30, 20163:27 am

Drew Galloway November 30, 20163:30 am

Here’s another image of the damage in the Rosalie community.

Drew Galloway November 30, 20163:32 am

More images from Rosalie.

Christina Edwards November 30, 20163:32 am

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:35 am

HUN issues Tornado Warning [tornado: RADAR INDICATED, hail: 1.00 IN]  for  Madison, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till 4:00 AM CST  …AT 333 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MORGAN CITY…OR 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF ARAB…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:39 am

HUN cancels Tornado Warning for  Cullman [AL] 

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:48 am

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:55 am

HUN expires Tornado Warning for  Madison, Marshall [AL] 

Jake Reed November 30, 20163:56 am

HUN issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [tornado: POSSIBLE, wind: 60 MPH, hail: 0.75 IN]  for  Jackson, Madison, Marshall [AL] till 4:30 AM CST 

Jake Reed November 30, 20164:29 am

HUN expires Severe Thunderstorm Warning for  Jackson [AL]

Maxie Gardner November 30, 20164:39 am

Maxie Gardner November 30, 20164:51 am

This is what’s left of a daycare in Ider where a family sought shelter from the storm. Four adults and three children were injured.

Jake Reed November 30, 20164:56 am

Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 2 SSW Huntsville [Madison Co, AL] broadcast media reports FLASH FLOOD  at 04:30 AM CST — water covering the roadway at 1st street and 15th avenue.

Maxie Gardner November 30, 20165:02 am

Jake Reed November 30, 20165:18 am

HUN issues Flash Flood Warning for  Cullman, Madison, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till 11:15 AM CST

Maxie Gardner November 30, 20165:27 am

MCSO: AVOID Brownsboro rd from Stone Dr to Wall Rd due to traffic incident. Road is impassable.

Jake Reed November 30, 20165:30 am

Jake Reed November 30, 20165:37 am

Radar rainfall estimates between Noon Tuesday and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Green areas are about 2.5″, purple 3.5″, dark blue 4.5″, and the yellow areas are where more than 5 inches of rain are estimated to have fallen.

Maxie Gardner November 30, 20165:39 am

We have added a number of school delays to our website. Check out the latest info here: http://via.whnt.com/EhL3D