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March 17-18 Severe Weather Event


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Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
241 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

ALC125-172000-
/O.CON.KBMX.TO.W.0016.000000T0000Z-210317T2000Z/
Tuscaloosa AL-
241 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY...

At 241 PM CDT, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was
located near Shelton State Community College, or 9 miles south of
Tuscaloosa, moving northeast at 30 mph.

This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

SOURCE...Public confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may
         be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes
         will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
         businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction
         is possible.

Locations impacted include...
Tuscaloosa, Moundville, Coaling, University Mall, McFarland Mall,
Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Bryant
Denny Stadium, Englewood, Little Sandy, Maxwell, University Of
Alabama Quad, Taylorville, Hull, Mound State Park, Duncanville and
Stillman College.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous and potentially deadly
tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, 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.
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Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
248 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

ALC073-172015-
/O.CON.KBMX.TO.W.0015.000000T0000Z-210317T2015Z/
Jefferson AL-
248 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM CDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY...

At 247 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Cardiff, or near
Sumiton, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Damaging tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Emergency management confirmed tornado.

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.

Locations impacted include...
Gardendale, Adamsville, Graysville, Brookside, West Jefferson,
Cardiff, Sayre and Partridge Crossroads.
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Just now, Brick Tamland said:

Sounds like we are going to be really lucky if one of these tornados today doesn't hit a highly populated area with as many as there have been already. 

Yes, we would be for sure. These storms are dangerously close to the urbanized areas along I-20/59

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