As AccuWeather has been forecasting, severe thunderstorms will continue to put lives and property in danger as they march across portions of the Southeast and parts of the Ohio Valley through Wednesday night.
This comes at a time when three National Weather Service radars are malfunctioning and out of service in southern Georgia and southeast Alabama, as the area is impacted by severe weather and strong tornadoes.
The location of these three radar sites are Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; Fort Rucker, Alabama; and Maxwell, Alabama.
The NWS has reported that some of these radars will not be available at least through Thursday as parts are required for service restoration.
AccuWeather-produced services remained available and reliable during this outage.
CALLING ALL STORM SPOTTERS!! We need your help in SE AL today with two radars DOWN (KMXX & KEOX). https://t.co/qIKZFv0QWK #alwx pic.twitter.com/7vfsVqIOSs
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) April 5, 2017
To give eyes on the ground to report sited tornadoes, the NWS Birmingham office sent out notices on social media this morning requesting assistance from storm spotters. These storm reports are enabled by special technology patented by an AccuWeather company, and licensed free of charge to NOAA as a public service, for storm reporting in such situations.