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Current Weather Information

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Birmingham until 1 p.m. for the following counties.

It covers the following counties: Calhoun, Cherokee, Coosa, Talladega. Tuscaloosa County has been dropped from the Watch. 

At 9:39 a.m. The National Weather Service in Birmingham canceled the Tornado Watch for Fayette, Lamar, Marion, and Winston counties.

At 10:25 am The National Weather Service in Birmingham canceled the Tornado Watch for Pickens and Walker counties.

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Difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning

A great way to remember the difference is for a Tornado Watch is the time to prepare and stay weather aware. A Tornado Warning is the time to act.

According to the National Weather Service, they issue a TORNADO WATCH “when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible. Severe thunderstorms are defined as 1) Winds of 58 mph or higher AND/OR 2) Hail 1 inch in diameter or larger.” A TORNADO WARNING is “issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued, seek safe shelter immediately.”

There is a Wind Advisory for Thursday, January 12 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.

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If any of our coverage counties go under a “Tornado Warning” issued by the National Weather Service we will provide you with nonstop weather coverage on Praise 93.3, 92.9 WTUG, 95.3 The Bear, METV 97.5, Catfish 100.1, Tide 100.9, ALT 101.7, and 105.1 The Block.

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These counties include Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker.

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