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Severe WX Severe Weather Threat - February 15-16, 2023

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It will be interesting to see what happens. Some say we are done, some say not yet bc shear will increase after the sun goes down which COULD help things to fire up again.

Dixie is dynamic lol
That she is. Better to stay on guard than to say oh, it's over, and the next thing you know, boom, tornado.
 

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It will be interesting to see what happens. Some say we are done, some say not yet bc shear will increase after the sun goes down which COULD help things to fire up again.

Dixie is dynamic lol
I think any real threat that could materliaze from the nocturnal jet will probably be south central and south Alabama but even there it's pretty low. About ready to say the threat for most of central is over. The Cullman storm has been sneaky at times but it looks to be finished.
 

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National Weather Service Birmingham AL
559 PM CST Thu Feb 16 2023

...New MESOSCALE UPDATE...

.MESOSCALE UPDATE FOR SEVERE WEATHER...
Issued at 553 PM CST THU FEB 16 2023

Convection this afternoon has struggled to organize over Central
Alabama despite favorable shear profiles and progged thermodynamics
supportive of sustained updrafts which haven't truly materialized
up to this point due to several limiting factors. Nearby PERiLS
upper air soundings have indicated that capping aloft did
eventually erode, but early onset of showers and thunderstorms and
associated convective anvil blowoff from southern Mississippi
into southwest Alabama resulted in subdued surface heating and
weaker lapse rates than anticipated across west Central Alabama
which has limited the intensity despite favorable shear profiles.
In fact, latest observed soundings and forecast guidance confirms
that the low-level jet is beginning to intensify as we head into
the evening hours leading to even more favorable shear profiles
and hodograph curvature. While shear profiles continue to support
thunderstorm organization, it appears that waning instability as a
result of poor lapse rates from congealed thunderstorms and loss
of peak heating will further limit severe potential as the
activity gradually progresses eastward. Some cells continue to
show broad rotation, so will continue to monitor for a tornado or
two over the next several hours. Also monitoring for localized
flooding as there has been some evidence of training with heavier
downpours in thunderstorm activity. Based on surface obs, the cold
front has begun to reach the AL/MS state line. Despite lingering
post-frontal showers and a few elevated thunderstorms, the severe
threat will end abruptly once the front passes by any given
location as surface winds veer sharply.
 

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These two storms near the state border have some broad rotation to them. Good structures too

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My signal is horrible due to the rain and living basically in the woods so my radars won’t move. Is it going towards Kennedy? I know people there I need to warn if so
 

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Tight couplet. Possibly a spin up. And it's gone the next scan! Lol these storms are one and done haha. Just like highly touted college basketball players lol

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