Public Information Statement
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
752 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...STORM SURVEY PLAN OF THE DAY FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH...

.OVERVIEW...

A DEEP WEATHER SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE WEST KICKED OFF SEVERAL
ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS
CENTRAL ALABAMA. ISOLATED SUPERCELLS AND CLUSTERS OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED IN THE WARM SECTOR DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS WELL OUT AHEAD OF AN ORGANIZED SQUALL LINE IN THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THE SQUALL LINE WEAKENED AS IT APPROACHED
CENTRAL ALABAMA, AND CONTINUED TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVED EASTWARD.
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF MAINLY TREE DAMAGE AND STRUCTURES DAMAGED BY
TREES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, WITH MOST OF THE DAMAGE APPEARING TO BE
CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. THERE ARE A FEW AREAS THAT NEED TO
BE INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE IF THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY A TORNADO
OR STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

SURVEY SUMMARY:

ONE SURVEY TEAM IS BEING DISPATCHED TO WESTERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
ALABAMA, WHERE RADAR SIGNATURES AND DAMAGE REPORTS ARE
INCONCLUSIVE AS TO WHETHER THE DAMAGE IS ATTRIBUTED TO A TORNADO
OR STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

AT THIS TIME...STORM SURVEYS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES TODAY:

TEAM ONE: PRIMARY TARGETS...MARION, LAMAR

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY
THROUGH THE DAY...AS SURVEYS TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND
PARTNERS. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO
HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES...PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICE...OR CALL OUR STORM REPORTING HOTLINE AT
1-800-856-0758.

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