Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
145 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

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145 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE COUNTIES SERVED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM.

.DAY ONE...OUTLOOK THROUGH TONIGHT.

AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH THE
MORNING AND WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES TO DROP TO LESS THAT 1 MILE AT
TIMES FOR AREAS GENERALLY SOUTH OF A GEIGER TO PRATTVILLE LINE.
USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

FOR THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT, THERE IS A THREAT FOR ISOLATED
DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW BRIEF TORNADOES ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL
ALABAMA. THE THREAT COULD BEGIN IN WEST ALABAMA AS EARLY AS 4 PM
THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH 4 AM FRIDAY IN EAST ALABAMA.

FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY, A MORE POTENT WEATHER SYSTEM
MAY BRING A THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES TO
ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. AT THIS TIME THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS TO BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF CENTRAL
ALABAMA, MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM DEMOPOLIS TO ALEXANDER CITY.
THERE COULD BE MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF STORMS, AND TIMING IS UNCLEAR AT
THIS POINT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MAY BE
NEEDED THURSDAY AND AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND DUE TO THE SEVERE
WEATHER THREAT.

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