Minnesota Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Alabama, Covington

Small Craft Advisory

Statement as of 12:12 PM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 23, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
evening...

* winds... northwest diminishing to around 20 knots this afternoon
then 13 to 18 knots through this evening.

* Waves... rough becoming choppy.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds or frequent gusts
of 20 to 33 knots and/or seas of 7 feet or higher are expected to
produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced
mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should
avoid navigating in these conditions.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:33 AM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 9:45 AM EST on January 24, 2017


... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


1033 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



1033 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Updated NWS damage survey for the 01/21/2017 Choctaw County Alabama
tornado event...

.Choctaw County, al tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-120 mph
path length /statute/: 15 miles
path width /maximum/: 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 4

Start date: 01 21 2017
start time: 5:14 am CST
start location: 2.8 miles southeast of Gilbertown, al
start lat/lon: 31.847599, -88.290451

End date: 01 21 2017
end time: 5:29 am CST
end location: 15 miles northeast of Gilbertown, al
end lat/lon: 31.99628, -88.10702

Survey summary: the tornado first touched down on Clark Road and
continued 15 miles to the northeast to the Choctaw and Marengo County
line. 4 homes were destroyed, including 2 Mobile homes. Another 20
structures experienced varying degrees of damage, some of which included
major roof damage. The most significant damage was located on Chapel HIll
Road, wimberly Road, and Pleasant Hill Road.

We would like to thank Choctaw County Ema and the people of Choctaw
County for their time and assistance with this survey.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement
Arizona - Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Freeze Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement, High Surf Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning
Connecticut - Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory , High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Kansas - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Maine - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Maryland - Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Freezing Rain Advisory , Freezing Fog Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Winter Storm Watch
Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
New York - Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Public Information Statement
Oregon - High Surf Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Winter Storm Watch
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Watch , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Washington - Dense Fog Advisory
West Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Campaign 2016
Good Question
Download The Weather App

Listen Live