Photos Catch Circulation Associated With Tornado Warnings

June 22, 2017

Wednesday afternoon, our cameras caught a broadening area of circulation associated with two tornado warnings.

The tornado warnings were issued during the 4 p.m. hour for the North Escambia area in Florida and for eastern Escambia County in Alabama. According to the National Weather Service, radar indicated a likely tornado moving through Barrineau Park, Walnut Hill and Atmore.

There were unconfirmed reports that the circulation was seen over Walnut Hill. There were no reports of any touchdown or damage as the rotation remained airborne.

The photo above was taken from Highway 97 just south of the Florida/Alabama state line, looking just west of Atmore. photo, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Photos Catch Circulation Associated With Tornado Warnings”

  1. EMD on June 22nd, 2017 1:20 pm

    Yesterday was the second time that I have received an automated and recorded tornado warning by phone. Anyone else out there receive these calls?

  2. Ken on June 22nd, 2017 11:19 am

    Tornado sirens are good if you’re outdoors and near one. Otherwise, they’re ineffective. A much better option is a NOAA weather radio for indoors, and/or a smart phone with a good weather app that will push severe weather notifications.

  3. GH on June 22nd, 2017 8:03 am

    I can verify it. Watched it from just south of Mason Rd on 97. The entire storm circulation was spinning like a top. Several small vortex formed with a couple dropping to ground level. Followed it towards Walnut Hill where it crossed 97 right around McKinnonville road. Another small vortex formed before the storm crossed 97. They looked very weak and were short lived.

  4. Gary on June 22nd, 2017 5:22 am

    Atmore needs tornado warning sirens. Channel 3 and channel 5 did an excellent job, but for those of us who do not have cable service in our area and rely on Dish we lose our TV coverage in a heavy overcast like yesterday afternoon.

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