Huntsville Tornado, Nov. 15, 1989 - Southern Region Disaster Survey

Appendix B

 

ZCZC BHMSPSBHM
TTAAOO KBHM 151647
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1050 AM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER THREAT POISED FOR...
...ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA...

ALL THE NEEDED INGREDIENTS ARE COMING INTO PLACE
FOR A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT ACROSS ALABAMA AND THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

THE NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS FORECAST CENTER IN
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI IS FORECASTING A HIGH RISK OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST
FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON...TONIGHT...AND THURSDAY
MORNING.  THESE THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDSTORMS.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS WEATHER SITUATION.  ITS
IMPORTANT FOR ALL RESIDENTS TO REVIEW SEVERE
WEATHER SAFETY RULES NOW BEFORE THE WEATHER TURNS
THREATENING.  ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCIES SHOULD PREPARE NOW FOR
ADEQUATE STAFFING THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SPECIAL NOTE TO MEDIA...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ALWAYS DEPENDS ON THE MEDIA TO QUICKLY DISTRIBUTE
WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS AND CRITICAL
WEATHER INFORMATION.  PLEASE GEAR UP NOW TO GIVE 
FULL ATTENTION TO ALL WEATHER INFORMATION...
ESPECIALLY WATCHES AND WARNINGS THIS AFTERNOON 
AND TONIGHT.  THANKS IN ADVANCE.

SAFETY RULES COVERING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND 
TORNADOES WILL BE SENT LATER THIS MORNING.

NNNN

ZCZC BHMSWSAL
TTAAOO KBHM 151720
ALABAMA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1120 AM CST WED NOV 15 1989

A MOIST SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW KEPT CLOUDS AND
PATCHES OF RAIN OVER MOST OF ALABAMA DURING THE 
MORNING HOURS.  THE MORNING LOWS WERE IN THE 60S.
THESE READINGS ARE WHAT WE USUALLY EXPECT FOR 
NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MID NOVEMBER. SOME 
RECORDED LOW TEMPERATURES AROUND THE STATE....
    ANNISTON...63
    CENTREVILLE...61
    DOTHAN.....66

GADSDEN WAS THE ONLY STATION ACROSS THE STATE WITH 
A TEMPERATURE BELOW 60...ITS MORNING LOW WAS 57.

RAINFALL WAS WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE STATE LAST NIGHT.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE LIGHT...LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF
AN INCH.  MOBILE WAS THE ONLY EXCEPTION WITH NEARLY AND
INCH AND ONE QUARTER /1.17/ DURING THE PAST 12
HOURS.

A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WITH ITS ASSOCIATED COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS
SITUATED OVER ALABAMA.  SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BE 
SEVERE...ARE EXPECTED TO BREAK OUT OVER THE OF THE
STATE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WEATHER SITUATION.  
PERSONS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP ABREAST OF WEATHER 
CONDITIONS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING BY 
LISTENING TO LOCAL TV..RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

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ZCZC MKCSELO
TTAAOO KMKC 151801
MKC WW 151801
TNZOOO-MSZOOO-ALZOOO-160200-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 750
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY MO
1201 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

.A..THE NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS FORECAST CENTER HAS
ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR

    MUCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE 
    PARTS OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
    AND PARTS OF NOR ALABAMA

FROM 1230 PM CST UNTIL 800 PM CST THIS WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH THE
POSSIBILITY OF VERY DAMAGING TORNADOES.  ALSO...LARGE HAIL
...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND DAMAGING 
THUNDERSTORM WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND 80 STATUTE

MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES SOUTH 
SOUTHWEST OF COLUMBUS AFB MISSISSIPPI TO 35 MILES 
NORTH NORTHEAST OF NASHVILLE TENNESSEE

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.  
PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR 
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR 
LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

C...TORNADOES AND A FEW SVR TSTMS WITH HAIL SFC AND
ALF TO 3 IN.  EXTRM TURBC AND SFC WND GUST TO 80 KTS.
A FEW CBS WITH MAX TOPS TO 500.  MEAN WIND VECROR 250/40.

D...LNS OF SVR TSTMS EXPCD TO MOVE EWD ACRS TN/MS/AL IN
RESPONSE TO STG DIGGING UPR TROF.  AMS VRY UNSTBL OVR
AREA WITH LI OF MINUS 8. STG DRYING MOVG INTO AREA AT
MID LVLS INCRSG THREAT OF DMGG TORNADOES.

E...OTR TSTMS...CONT WW 748..749.

...WILSON

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ZCZC BHMSLSAL
TTAAOO KBHM 151809
AREAL OUTLINE FOR TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 750
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1201 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

IN ALABAMA

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA 19 COUNTIES...
BLOUNT   COLBERT    CULLMAN    FAYETTE
FRANKLIN    JACKSON    JEFFERSON    LAMAR
LAUDERDALE    LAWRENCE    LIMESTONE    MADISON
MARION    MARSHALL    MORGAN    PICKENS
TUSCALOOSA    WALKER    WINSTON

IN SOUTH ALABAMA 1 COUNTY ...
GREENE

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ZCZC BHMSLSAL
TTAAOO KBHM 151812
AREAL OUTLINE FOR TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 750 CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1201 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989 (added Sumter & Hale Counties)

IN ALABAMA

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA 19 COUNTIES...
BLOUNT   COLBERT    CULLMAN    FAYETTE
FRANKLIN    JACKSON    JEFFERSON    LAMAR
LAUDERDALE    LAWRENCE    LIMESTONE    MADISON
MARION    MARSHALL    MORGAN    PICKENS
TUSCALOOSA    WALKER    WINSTON

IN SOUTH ALABAMA 3 COUNTY ...
GREENE      HALE   SUMTER

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ZCZC BHMZFPAL
TTAAOO KBHM 151830
ALABAMA ZONE FORECASTS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1045 AM CST WED NOV 15 1989 (incorrect time)

ALZO01-002-004-005-160000-
AL01-AL02-AL04-AL05-
ALABAMA ZONES 1 2 4 5
1230 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

... TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 8 PM CST...
.THIS AFTERNOON...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...SOME
WILL BE SEVERE.  LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR AREA
LAKES FOR SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH.  HIGH IN THE MID
70S.  CHANCE OF RAIN IS 90 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT THUNDERSTORMS ENDING EARLY AND TURNING
COLDER.  LOW AROUND 40.  CONTINUED WINDY WITH NORTH
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.  A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE
REQUIRED.  CHANCE OF RAIN IS 90 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...WINDY AND COLD.  STEADY OR FALLING
TEMPERATURES.  HIGH AROUND 40.  NORTH WIND 15 TO 25
MPH.

$$

... Remainder of text included Alabama Zones 3, 6, and 8...

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ZCZC BHMSPSBHM
TTAAOO KBHM 151834
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1235 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR A PART OF
NORTHWEST AND WEST
CENTRAL ALABAMA UNTIL 800 PM TONIGHT...

AT 1230 PM THUNDERSTORMS WERE DEVELOPING OVER 
NORTHWEST ALABAMA.  ONE OF THE STRONGER 
THUNDERSTORMS WAS OVER WALKER COUNTY AND
ANOTHER WAS IN EASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY.  OTHERS
WERE DEVELOPING OVER NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND WILL
BE MOVING INTO LAMAR AND MARION COUNTIES WITHIN
THE NEXT HOUR.  ALL THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING TO
THE NORTHEAST AT 35 MILES AND HOUR.

THESE STORMS WERE DEVELOPING WELL AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT THAT WAS MOVING THROUGH ARKANSAS EARLY THIS 
AFTERNOON.  THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS WEATHER
SITUATION.  ITS IMPORTANT FOR ALL RESIDENTS TO REVIEW
SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES NOW AND LISTEN FOR 
POSSIBLE WARNINGS.  ADDITIONAL SEVERE WEATHER
WATCHES ARE LIKELY OVER OTHER PARTS OF ALABAMA
LATER TODAY AS THE STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES TO THE
SOUTHEAST.

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ZCZC BHMSPSHSV
TTAAOO KHSV 151845
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1245 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER NORTH ALABAMA...

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED RAPIDLY OVER
NORTH ALABAMA EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.  AT 1245 PM 
CST...WEATHER SERVICE RADAR AT HUNTSVILLE SHOWED 
THE STRONGEST STORMS TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF 
THE FLORENCE/TUSCUMBIA AREA...AND IN THE 
GUNTERSVILLE LAKE AREA IN MARSHALL COUNTY.  OTHER
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR HAMILTON
AND NEAR LEWIS SMITH LAKE.

THESE ST0RMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY
DOWNPOURS...DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND 
LIGHTNING..STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND SOME HAIL. THE 
STORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.  THIS 
MOVEMENT WILL TAKE A FEW OF THE STRONGEST STORMS 
TOWARDS THE QUAD CITIES...MOULTON AND SCOTTSBORO
DURING THE NEXT 30 TO 60 MINUTES.

REMEMBER A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF
NORTH ALABAMA UNTIL 8 PM CST.  BEFORE THE WEATHER
TURNS THREATENING...NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO 
REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES.

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ZCZC BHMSFDBHM
TTAAOO KBHM 151903
STATE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL
1259 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

REFERENCE SWODY1 AND STATUS MESSAGES.

THERE IS GOING TO BE VERY LITTLE TIME FOR AN SFD, SO 
WSOS ARE ADVISED THAT A PRELIMINARY EVENING 
FORECAST PACKAGE IS NOW UNDER WRKZFP AND WRKFLZ.  
UNLESS YOU HAVE STRONG REASONS LET'S NOT QUIBBLE
TOO MUCH ABT THE FCST WORDING.

MY BASIC THOUGHT IS THE THE LOW TONIGHT WILL BE THE
HIGH FOR THURSDAY.  THINK THE FPC GUIDANCE IS A LITTLE
TOO LOW - WENT CLOSER TO FWC GUIDANCE.

MAY BE MORE CLOUDS TOMORROW THAN INDICATED BUT
MOST EFFORT GOING IN TO THE FIRST PERIOD.

.AL...LWA ZONES 1 THROUGH 15 AND 17 AND 18 
.NWFL...LWA ZONE 3

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ZCZC MKCSWODY1
ACUS1 KMKC 151935

MKC AC 151900
CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK..REF AFOS NMCGPH940

VALID 151900 - 16120OZ

REF WW 748 TIL 21Z...WW 749 TIL 23Z...AND WW 750 AND 751 TIL
02Z.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF SVR TSTMS PNTS OF MS..SE
LA..AL..SC..WRN NC..TN..KY..GA..NWRN FL. AREA IS TO RT OF
LN FM 50 S GPT BTR HEZ GLH MEM OWB SDF LEX LOZ AVL SSC 
CHS 20 S TLH.

THERE IS ALSO A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ELSW TO RT OF LN
FM 20 S LCH MLU BYH HUF JXN MTC AOO IAD RIC
HAT...CONTD...NRB PIE.

VIGOROUS UPR LVL TROF CONTS TO DIG SEWD ACRS THE
CNTRL U.S. AS STG UPR LVL WND MAX MOVS SEWD INTO THE
BASE OF THE TROF.  INTNS CNVCTN HAS DVLPD AHD OF THE
CDFNT ACRS THE LWR MS VLY/LWR OH VLY.  IMPRSSIVE SFC
PRES FALL AXIS FM ERN TN TO SERN LA INDC CONTD DEEPNG
OF SFC SYS PRODG SGFNT SVR TSTMS/TORN OUTBREAK ACRS
THAT AREA.  CDFNT IS PROGD TO MOV ACRS WRN NC/NWRN 
FL BY END OF FCST PD WITH STG UPR LVL DVRGNC EXPCD TO
CONT OVR SERN U.S. INTNS TSTMS ARE EXPCD TO CONT OVR
HIGH RISK AREA AHEAD OF SFC SYS IN UNSTBL AMS WHR STG
UPR LVL DVRG AREA CROSSES LO LVL JET MAX.

SMITH.. 11/15/89

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ZCZC BHMSPSHSV                  BHM ATL 
TTAAOO KHSV 151941

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
140 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS INTENSIFYING OVER NORTH
ALABAMA...

AT 140 PM CST WEATHER SERVICE RADAR AT HUNTSVILLE
CONTINUED TO SHOW VERY STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER
NORTH ALABAMA.  A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS
ENTERING MARION COUNTY AND MAY AFFECT PARTS OF
FRANKLIN AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES.  RESIDENTS OF THESE
COUNTIES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE COVER SINCE A
WARNING MAY HAVE TO BE ISSUED.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS NORTH ALABAMA...STRONG 
THUNDERSTORMS WERE IN EASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTY
AND AROUND GUNTERSVILLE LAKE NEAR SCOTTSBORO.  THE 
STORM IN EASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTY DID PRODUCE 
HAIL A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH IN DIAMETER AT 
CHEROKEE IN COLBERT COUNTY.

REMEMBER A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF
NORTH ALABAMA.  YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE 
SHELTER IF A WARNING IS ISSUED OR THE WEATHER 
BECOMES THREATENING.

NNNN

ZCZC BHMSPSHSV               BHM ATL 
TTAAOO KHSV 152035
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
233 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...SEVERE WEATHER A GOOD POSSIBILITY OVER NORTH ALABAMA...

AT 230 PM CST WEATHER SERVICE RADAR AT HUNTSVILLE 
CONTINUED TO SHOW VERY STRONG OVER THE TENNESSEE 
VALLEY.  A THUNDERSTORM CONTAINING A POSSIBLE 
TORNADO WAS IN MARION COUNTY.  THIS STORM MAY 
AFFECT PARTS OF FRANKLIN AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES 
SHORTLY...THEREFORE A WARNING MAY HAVE TO BE ISSUED.

ELSEWHERE...THUNDERSTORMS...A FEW WHICH ARE 
SEVERE...WERE MOVING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN
MISSISSIPPI AND WESTERN TENNESSEE.  THESE STORMS WILL
BE AFFECTING PARTS OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA WITHIN THE
NEXT HOUR OR TWO.

REMEMBER A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF
NORTH ALABAMA.  YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE 
SHELTER IF A WARNING IS ISSUED OR THE WEATHER 
BECOMES THREATENING.

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ZCZC BHMSVRHSV         AL MS TN GA
TTAAOO KHSV 152043 
ALCO33-059-077-152145-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
241 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS 
ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING EFFECTIVE 
UNTIL 345 PM CST FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA

    ...COLBERT...FRANKLIN...LAUDERDALE

AT 236 THIS AFTERNOON HUNTSVILLE RADAR INDICATED A 
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO THE 
WESTERN SECTIONS OF LAUDERDALE...COLBERT...AND FRANKLIN 
COUNTIES.

THE THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING EAST AT AROUND 30 
MPH AND WILL APPROACH THE QUAD-CITIES AREA AND 
RUSSELLVILLE DURING THE NEXT HOUR.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVING THROUGH MARION 
COUNTY MAY MOVE INTO SOUTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY 
AND A WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED.

A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED 
AREA.  REMEMBER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND 
OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR 
NO ADVANCE WARNING.  REMAIN CALM BUT BE ALERT TO 
RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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ZCZC BHMSVRHSV         AL TN MS GA
TTAAOO KHSV 152102
ALCO79-152200-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
301 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE 
HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING EFFECTIVE 
UNTIL 400 PM CST FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTY...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ... LAWRENCE

AT 255 THIS AFTERNOON RADAR INDICATED A POSSIBLE 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVING INTO THE SOUTHWEST
PART OF LAWRENCE COUNTY AND SHOULD PASS NEAR OR
JUST SOUTH OF MOULTON DURING THE NEXT HOUR,

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 
UNTIL 345 THIS AFTERNOON FOR

LAUDERDALE...COLBERT...AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES OF 
NORTH ALABAMA.

A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED 
AREA.  REMEMBER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND 
OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR 
NO ADVANCE WARNING.  REMAIN CALM BUT BE ALERT TO 
RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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ZCZC BHMSFDBHM
TTAAOO KBHM 152110 AMD

STATE FORECAST DISCUSSION UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL
310 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THERE IS GOING TO BE VERY LITTLE TIME FOR AN SFD, SO 
WSOS ARE ADVISED THAT A PRELIMINARY EVENING 
FORECAST PACKAGE IS NOW UNDER WRKZFP AND WRKFLZ.  
UNLESS YOU HAVE STRONG REASONS LET'S NOT QUIBBLE
TOO MUCH ABT THE FCST WORDING.

MY BASIC THOUGHT IS THE THE LOW TONIGHT WILL BE THE
HIGH FOR THURSDAY.  THINK THE FPC GUIDANCE IS A LITTLE
TOO LOW - WENT CLOSER TO FWC GUIDANCE.

MAY BE MORE CLOUDS TOMORROW THAN INDICATED BUT
MOST EFFORT GOING IN TO THE FIRST PERIOD.

*** ADDED CCF TYPE INFORMATION IN THIS UPDATE ***

HSV 40/40/22/40 100/0/0/0
BHM 42/42/25/44 100/0/0/0
MGM 46/50/26/52 100/0/0/0
MOB 48/53/29/53 100/0/0/0
AUO 48/51/25/50 100/0/0/0
DHN 48/54/28/51 100/0/0/0
PNS 51/59/30/52 100/0/0/0
AQO 57/60/31/52 100/0/0/0

.AL...LWA ZONES 1 THROUGH 15 AND 17 AND 18 
.NWFL...LWA ZONE 3

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ZCZC BHMSVSHSV
TTAAOO KHSV 152118

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
315 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 345 PM FOR LAUDERDALE...COLBERT AND FRANKLIN 
COUNTIES...AND UNTIL 4 PM FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY.  A 
TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF NORTH 
ALABAMA UNTIL 8 PM CST AND FOR MARSHALL...JACKSON 
AND DEKALB COUNTIES UNTIL 10 PM CST.

AT 315 PM CST THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING 
ACROSS THE QUAD CITIES AREA...AND APPROACHING 
MOULTON FROM SOUTHWEST LAWRENCE COUNTY.  HAIL UP 
TO THREE-QUARTERS OF AN INCH HAVE FALLEN OVER PARTS 
OF COLBERT COUNTY.  PEA TO MARBLE SIZE HAIL HAS BEEN 
REPORTED AT PHIL CAMPBELL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.  THE 
STORMS WERE MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

THESE STORMS ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN 
LIGHTLY.  IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS...TAKE 
SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.  THE STORMS SHOULD REACH THE 
HUNTSVILLE VICINITY BETWEEN 4 AND 5 PM CST.

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ZCZC BHMTORHSV
TTAAOO KHSV 152140
ALCO79-103-152245-

BULLETTN - EBS ACTIVATION REQUESTED 
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
340 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS 
ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING EFFECTIVE UNTIL 445 PM CST

FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ... LAWRENCE...MORGAN

AT 336 THIS AFTERNOON RADAR INDICATED A POSSIBLE 
TORNADO NEAR THE CITY OF MOULTON.  THIS TORNADO WAS 
MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AT AROUND 30 MPH AND MAY
PASS NEAR THE CITY OF DECATUR DURING THE NEXT HOUR.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 345 PM FOR LAUDERDALE...COLBERT...AND FRANKLIN 
COUNTIES.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF A TORNADO...THE SAFEST PLACE 
IS A BASEMENT.  GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR PIECE OF 
STURDY FURNITURE.  IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK 
SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET ON THE 
LOWEST FLOOR.  USE BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR CUSHIONS TO 
COVER YOUR BODY.  AVOID WINDOWS.

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ZCZC BHMSVRHSV               AL TN MS GA
TTAAOO KHSV 152155
ALCO79-083-103-152300-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
354 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS 
ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING EFFECTIVE 
UNTIL 500 PM CST FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ...LAWRENCE...LIMESTONE...MORGAN

AT 350 PM RADAR INDICATED POSSIBLE SEVERE 
THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH LAWRENCE AND 
NORTHERN MORGAN COUNTIES AND INTO LIMESTONE
COUNTIES.  THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE PRODUCED LARGE 
HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND INJURIES IN NORTHWEST
ALABAMA.

A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED 
AREA.  REMEMBER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND 
OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR 
NO ADVANCE WARNING.  REMAIN CALM BUT BE ALERT TO 
RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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ZCZC BHMZFPAL
TTAAOO KBHM 152152
ALABAMA ZONE FORECASTS
NAT10NAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 
405 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

ALZ001-002-004-160500-
AL01-AL02-AL04-
ALABAMA ZONES 1 2 4
405 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

...TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 8 PM CST...
.REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON AND 
TONIGHT...THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WILL BE SEVERE...
ENDING EARLY. TURNING SHARPLY COLDER WITH A LOW
AROUND 40.  WINDY WITH WIND BECOMING NORTHWESTERLY 
15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY.  A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN 
EFFECT FOR AREA LAKES.  CHANCE OF RAIN IS 100 PERCENT
EARLY.
.THURSDAY...WINDY AND COLD WITH STEADY OR FALLING
TEMPERATURES.  HIGH AROUND 40.  NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 
25 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...FAIR AND QUITE COLD WITH A LOW IN
THE LOWER 20S.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY BUT COLD WITH A HIGH NEAR 40.

...Text included remainder of Alabama Zones 3, and 5 through 18...

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ZCZC BHMSVSHSV 
TTAAOO KHSV 152210

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
409 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 
PM CST FOR LAWRENCE...MORGAN AND LIMESTONE COUNTIES.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING 
WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.  HAIL THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS 
HAVE BEEN REPORTED OVER PARTS OF MORGAN COUNTY 
INCLUDING THE DECATUR AREA.  THESE STORMS HAVE 
PRODUCED DAMAGING WINDS...CAUSING A FEW BUILDINGS 
TO COLLAPSE AT LEIGHTON IN COLBERT COUNTY.  TREES 
WERE ALSO DOWN IN COLBERT HEIGHTS.

THESE STORMS ARE DANGEROUS.  IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH
OF THESE STORMS...PARTICULARLY IN THE HUNTSVILLE 
VICINITY...YOU NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT TAKING 
COVER.  A WARNING WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED.

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ZCZC BHMSVRHSV
TTAA00 KHSV 152214
ALC083-089-152315-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
413 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS 
ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING EFFECTIVE 
UNTIL 515 PM CST FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ...LIMESTONE...MADISON...MORGAN

AT 410 THIS AFTERNOON RADAR INDICATED SEVERE 
THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH LIMESTONE AND 
NORTHERN MORGAN COUNTIES AND INTO MADISON COUNTY.
THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN PRODUCING VERY 
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED 
AREA.  REMEMBER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND 
OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR 
NO ADVANCE WARNING.  REMAIN CALM BUT BE ALERT TO 
RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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ZCZC BHMSVSHSV
TTAAOO KHSV 152225

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
424 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM 
CST FOR MORGAN...LIMESTONE AND MADISON COUNTIES.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING 
WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.  HAIL THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS 
HAVE BEEN REPORTED OVER PARTS OF MORGAN COUNTY 
INCLUDING THE DECATUR AREA.  THESE STORMS HAVE 
PRODUCED DAMAGING WINDS...CAUSING A FEW BUILDINGS 
TO COLLAPSE AT LEIGHTON IN COLBERT COUNTY.  TREES 
WERE ALSO DOWN IN COLBERT HEIGHTS.

THE STORMS WERE CURRENTLY APPROACHING THE 
HUNTSVILLE AREA.  PERSONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS 
NEED TO TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.  PERSONS LIVING TO 
THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF HUNTSVILLE...INCLUDING 
SUCH CITIES AS SCOTTSBORO AND GUNTERSVILLE NEED TO 
BE READY TO TAKE QUICK ACTION.  

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF NORTH 
ALABAMA UNTIL 8 PM CST AND FOR MARSHALL..JACKSON 
AND DEKALB COUNTIES UNTIL 10 PM CST.

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ZCZC BHMSVSHSV 
TTAAOO KHSV 152236

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
435 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO MOVE THROUGH 
THE HUNTSVILLE AREA.

AT 435 PM CST...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS HAVE 
OCCURRED IN PARTS OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA.  STRONG 
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DESTROYED A HOUSE AND A HOUSE 
TRAILER AT KILLEN IN EASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTIES.
TREES ARE DOWN ALL OVER DECATUR. LARGE HAIL HAS 
ALSO BEEN REPORTED OVER MOST OF MORGAN COUNTY.

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ZCZC BHMTORHSV
ITAAOO KHSV 152240
ALCO89-152345-

BULLETIN - EBS ACTIVATION REQUESTED 
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
439 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS 
ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CST 
FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTY...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ...MADISON

AT 4:30 PM A TORNADO WAS REPORT IN SOUTH HUNTSVILLE 
NEAR THE OLD AIRPORT AREA.

THE TORNADO HAS BEEN MOVING NORTHEAST 30 MPH.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF A TORNADO...THE SAFEST PLACE
IS A BASEMENT.  GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR PIECE OF 
STURDY FURNITURE.  IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK 
SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET ON THE 
LOWEST FLOOR.  USE BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR CUSHIONS TO 
COVER YOUR BODY.  AVOID WINDOWS.

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ZCZC MKCWWAMKC
WWUS8 KMKC 152254
MKC WW-A 152254

STATUS REPORT ON WW NR 750

WW NR 750 IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT W OF A LN FM 35 NNW BNA 
TO 30 NNE CBM TO 50 ESE GWO.  OTRW CONT WW.

SQLN IS MOVG E NR 3OKT.  TOPS ARE TO 480.  A TORNADO IS 
REPORTED IN S HUNTSVILLE AL. LARGE SFC PRESSURE 
RISE/FALL COUPLET CONTINUES ACRS THE SQLN...ENHNCG 
THE LOW LVL
CNVGNC AS THE LN MOVES THRU THE UNSTBL AIRMASS.  WITH 
SUPPORTING DYNAMICS CONTG TO STRENGTHEN WDSPRD 
SVR ACTVTY WILL CONT WITH THE SQLN.  CONT VALID PTN OF 
WW.

..ARNS..11/15/89

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ZCZC BHMTORHSV              ALTNGA
TTAAOO KHSV 152303
ALCO71-089-095-160000-

BULLETIN - EBS ACTIVATION REQUESTED 
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 
502 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS
ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING EFFECTIVE UNTIL 600 PM CST
FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN NORTH ALABAMA
    ...JACKSON...MADISON...MARSHALL

AT 500 PM CST RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH
POSSIBLE TORNADOES MOVING THROUGH SOUTHEAST
MADISON COUNTY.  THESE THUNDERSTORMS AND POSSIBLE
TORNADOES WILL BE MOVING INTO JACKSON AND
MARSHALL COUNTIES DURING THE NEXT HOUR.

THE TORNADOES HAVE HAD A HISTORY OF PRODUCING 
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF A TORNADO...THE SAFEST PLACE
IS A BASEMENT.  GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR PIECE OF 
STURDY FURNITURE.  IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK 
SHELTER IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET ON THE 
LOWEST FLOOR.  USE BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR CUSHIONS TO 
COVER YOUR BODY.  AVOID WINDOWS.

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ZCZC MKCSEL0           363,0875 363,0850 330,0871 330,0900
WWUS9 KMKC 160017
MKC WW 160017
TNZ000-MSZOOO-ALZOM-160017-

BULLETIN
TORNADO WATCH CANCELLATION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY MO
0617 PM CST WED NOV 15 1989

THE NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS FORECAST CENTER HAS 
CANCELED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 750 ISSUED AT 1201 
PM CST FOR

    MUCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
    PARTS OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
    AND PARTS OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA

.JOHNS..

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Radar Observations from WSMO Centreville, AL (CKL), taken Nov. 15,1989

|CKL 2325 AREA 2TRWX5R/NC 17/190 71/160 184/165 263/140 C2438 MT 
370 AT 57/34
^HK114321 IK243332 JJ224452453 K3223142 L11224551 MI122432 
NI222442
OI2212421 PI1112321 QK12321 RK12221=

|CKL 2225 LN 10TRWX/NEW 305/90 15/115 2OW C2438 MT 400 342/86 
AREA 1TRWX6R/NC 22/220 85/130 217/180 292/130 C2438 MT 370 AT 
80/91
^HKI341 IJ1341 002 JI135215225 K1352222225 LH2242322332 
MH224321102
NH12432 OH1233221 PI123211 QJ23211 RJ132=

|CKL 2125 COR AREA 1TRWX2R-/NC 30/160 240/165 19OW C2438 MT 
400 AT 259/95
^HJ2 IJ45 IQ1 JH245 JO2 KH43 K0404 LG24 L023 MH311 M055 
NH421 N042
OH350054 PI220205 QI222 RJll=

|CKL 2125 AREA 1TRWX2R-/NC 30/160 240/165 19OW C2438 MT 400 
AT 259/95
^HJ2 IJ45 IQ1 JH245 J02 KH43 K0404 LG24 L023 MH311 M055 
NH421 N042
OH350054 PI220205 QI222 RJll=

|CKL 2025 AREA 1TRWX3R-/NC 2/165 260/170 8OW C2542 MT 370 AT
329/84
AREA 1TRWXlR-/NC 55/135 215/140 11OW C2333 MT 310 AT 155/64 
^GL4 HJ2 IH441 KH43 K0342 LG105 L04 NJ22104 0052 PK32 QK305 
RK32=

|CKL 1925 AREA 4TRWX/NC 360/125 285/135 4OW C2644 MT 320 AT 
324/94
AREA 1TRWXIR-/NC 50/125 205/135 12OW C2232 MT 350 AT 75/43
^HJ330021 II32001002 JI5WW2003 KI5000210222 LN54 MN2 NN32
OJ32004
PM25 QL24=

|CKL 1835 COR AREA 1TRWXlR-/+ 25/125 225/120 21OW C2530 MT 
350 AT 310/103
^II24300201 JH3002302211 KH5 MW10012 LH4 LM53412 MG2 MN5221 
NN11 QN2
RK1O2=

|CKL 1725 AREA 1RW +/+ 313/150 138/65 15OW C2530 MT 200 AT 
325/48 TRWU NW PTN
^GH9 HH9 IK22 JG9 KG90023 KP2 LG20003 ML202 NG9 NL2 OL2 
PL202 QL302=

|CKL 1625 AREA 1RW/NC 359/90 270/65 25W C2530 MT 190 AT 338/68 
^IL2 JK2 KK2 LK2 NJ2=

|CKL 1525 AREA 1RW/NEW 354/95 274/95 25W MT 170 AT 278/93
^IK1 MI2 NI2=

|CKL 1425 PPINE=
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