|Incredible hook echo just left of center image.|
|Strong tornado (blue-red-yellow) indicated in the same location on|
the Doppler wind data.
4:35pm: Tornado warning for Downtown Birmingham 4:30pm. Tornado currently in SW Shelby Co., moving northeast.
Apparently, a tornado has struck Tuscaloosa ("tremendous number of damage reports" from Tuscaloosa County) and Tuscaloosa County. My friend meteorologist James Spann is doing live streaming here. There is a tornado warning for Jefferson Co., Alabama (part of Birmingham Metro).
Extreme danger currently 5 mi. north of downtown Brent, AL.