IS OUT BACK OF OUR STUDIO HERE IN BIRMINGHAM. HE WAS TAKING A POUNDING FROM THE RAIN AND WIND EARLIER. JON: WE ARE DOING OK. THIS ANEMOMETER I WAS GIVEN BY STEPHANIE WALKER HAS BEEN USEFUL IN GAUGING THE WIND SPEEDS. I HAVE NOT USED THIS SINCE HURRICANE IVAN MORE THAN A DECK AND — DECADE AGO. WE ARE BEHIND THE TV STATION. SO WE ARE SOMEWHAT SHIELDED FROM THE WIND. BUT JUST A SECOND AGO, IT REACHED 25 MILES PER HOUR. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 25 MILES PER HOUR. THE RAIN STARTED TO LET UP A LITTLE BIT, BUT IT IS STARTING TO COME BACK DOWN IN SHEETS, BLOWING SIDEWAYS AT US HERE ON RED MOUNTAIN, WHICH IS NOT FAR FROM VULCAN STATUE TO OUR EAST. WE HAVE GUSTS AROUND 10 TO 15. THERE IS ANOTHER GOOD ONE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE CONDITIONS. THIS IS WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING IN CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY AND OTHER AREAS. THERE IS ANOTHER ONE. 24 MILES PER HOUR. SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEARING AND SEEING AN DEALING OUT HERE ON RED MOUNTAIN. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS CONDITIONS HOPEFULLY IMPROVE