Friday, April 11, 2008

North Alabama storms this afternoon between 1:14 and 2:39 p.m.


Northwest of Cullman


North of Cullman, looking toward Vinemont


Northest Cullman County, west of Arab and Joppa


Just north of Lake Guntersville


Just north of Lake Guntersville

A huge thank you to Rick Lipscomb for his radar support during my chase today across North Alabama. I intercepted a mesocyclone and followed it from NW of Cullman, across the northern part of the county, all the way to Lake Guntersville. From there I drove south, on a fruitless chase down to Pinson, northeast of Birmingham. I did see a ton of heavy rain, minor flooding, and countless cloud to ground lightning strikes. Of course, I met some interesting folks along the way.

5 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Impressive tail on that wall cloud. I would imagine that got a lot of "sheriff-nado" calls.

Mike said...

I bet it did. I wasn't able to hear much of that as I was so preoccupied chasing. There was damage about 1/4 mile down the road from my house.

the weatherman said...

Great pics for that chase..those heavy dark cloud are awesome and looks very attractive for a severe weather storm..

Mike said...

Thanks weatherman!

Mike said...

There were actually 4 EF 0 tornadoes confirmed by the NWS HUN on this meso....2 in Culman and 2 in Marshall.