1 Mar 2017 Severe Weather Likely (6-10PM Tonight)

03/01/2017  11:56:05  The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office, Birmingham continues to hold Elmore County under a “Limited Threat” for the potential of severe weather for today, March 1, 2017. The graphic below shows the greatest threats for Elmore County are damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail. As of right now, severe weather is expected to enter our area around 6 PM tonight and be through the area by 10 PM. Please remain weather aware on this first day of March 2017, have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts and notifications, and be prepared to activate your severe weather plans should the need arise. Remember:  It does not matter if winds are blowing in a straight line or are blowing in circles (tornadic) when they are in excess of 60 mph! Your safety/action steps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning should be the same as for a Tornado Warning! Be safe and if the Elmore County EMA can be of any assistance with severe weather preparedness information, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 334-567-6451.