“If You See Something, Say Something!”

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Flash Flood Watch Issued by the NWS until August 2, 2018 at 7 PM

As of 9:30 am August 1, 2018

A flash flood watch is in effect through 7 PM CDT Thursday with multiple rounds of heavy rain expected across portions of Central Alabama. Please find the Flash Flood Watch and a Graphic below:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
226 AM CDT Wed Aug 1 2018

...PERIODS OF STORMY WEATHER MAY LEAD TO FLOODING ISSUES ACROSS
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...

.A steady stream of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and
a series of upper level disturbances will combine forces to bring
a prolonged period of off and on stormy weather to Central
Alabama.

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-Cleburne-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-Clay-
Randolph-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-Chambers-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-
Montgomery-Macon-Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
Including the cities of Gadsden, Anniston, Centre, Heflin,
Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega,
Sylacauga, Ashland, Roanoke, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City,
Dadeville, Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Prattville, Fort Deposit,
Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee,
Union Springs, Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula
226 AM CDT Wed Aug 1 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast
  Alabama, and southeast Alabama, including the following areas,
  in central Alabama, Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes,
  Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega. In east central
  Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon,
  Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama,
  Cherokee and Etowah. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock,
  and Pike.

* Through Thursday evening

* Repeated heavy rain from thunderstorms expected over the next
  two days may lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&




Elmore County: Severe weather threat for tonight and tomorrow (July 20 – 21, 2018)(1) ….

Posted at 8:45 a.m. on 7/20/2018

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), severe storms will be possible tonight into Saturday morning. The main threat will be damaging straight line winds up to 60 mph. Forecast confidence has increased somewhat. The placement of the highest risk area is still uncertain, and the timing is also subject to change. Please monitor the weather forecasts closely as changes to timing and impacts areas is still being adjusted. Also, another round of storms is possible Saturday afternoon and evening.

Below are graphics provided by the NWS that outline the severe weather threats and timing of those threats for tonight and tomorrow.

 

UPDATE: Marginal severe weather threat tomorrow, July 20, 2018 and Saturday, July 21, 2018

As of 8:00 p.m. July 19, 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has made some changes to the Friday night severe forecast and added a severe threat for Saturday as well. Here’s a brief discussion of the forecast/changes.

Friday Night

Risk: Introduced an Enhanced Risk for the NW counties for potential widespread damaging winds. Our confidence is increasing in the damaging wind threat, but the placement of the highest risk is still uncertain.

Threats: Damaging winds main threat.

Location: All of Central AL, with the highest risk in the NW.

Timing: Roughly 9 PM north to 5 AM south. Times will likely be adjusted in future updates.

Saturday (low confidence)

Risk: Marginal Risk

Threats: Damaging winds, hail, tornado possible

Location: Most of Central AL, with the exception of the NW counties.

Timing: Saturday afternoon and evening

Below are some updated graphics and the latest HWO:

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HWOBMX

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

718 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

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Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-

Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-

Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-

Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-

Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-

718 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

The combination of high temperatures and humidity will push heat index values to around 105 degrees on Friday afternoon and again Saturday afternoon. This will occur generally west of a line from Eufaula to Alabaster to Hamilton.

Severe thunderstorms will be possible across all of Central Alabama Friday night into early Saturday morning. A line of storms with damaging winds may enter our northern counties as early as 9 PM Friday and continue southward through 5 AM Saturday. Currently the highest threat area appears to be along and northwest of Interstate 59, where widespread wind damage is possible.

Severe storms may develop again on Saturday afternoon and evening along and southeast of Interstate 59. These storms may be isolated to scattered in nature and capable of producing damaging winds, quarter size hail, and perhaps a tornado. Currently, forecast confidence in this scenario is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed on Friday night and Saturday.

$$

 

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Elmore County

As of 3:33 P.M. 6/28/2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a 
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4:30 P.M.

000
WUUS54 KBMX 282033
SVRBMX
ALC051-081-087-123-282130-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0080.180628T2033Z-180628T2130Z/
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
333 PM CDT THU JUN 28 2018
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  WESTERN LEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  NORTHERN MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
  SOUTHERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
* UNTIL 430 PM CDT.
* AT 333 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR WELONA TO WESTERN LAKE MARTIN TO NEAR CAMP
  HILL, MOVING SOUTH AT 45 MPH.
  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.
  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  AUBURN, PRATTVILLE, MILLBROOK, TUSKEGEE, WETUMPKA, TALLASSEE,
  NOTASULGA, MILSTEAD, ELMORE, COOSADA, DEATSVILLE, ECLECTIC,
  FRANKLIN, WAVERLY, MARTIN DAM, SANTUCK, TITUS, TUSKEGEE NATIONAL
  FOREST, TEN CEDAR ESTATES AND DEXTER.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.
&&
LAT...LON 3243 8541 3244 8553 3242 8604 3241 8605
      3244 8617 3243 8619 3245 8618 3250 8626
      3249 8631 3241 8631 3243 8635 3241 8641
      3273 8641 3277 8634 3275 8632 3275 8601
      3279 8601 3276 8559 3273 8559 3273 8557
TIME...MOT...LOC 2033Z 340DEG 37KT 3282 8634 3276 8596 3280 8560 
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH
$$

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Elmore County

As of 2:45 P.M., June 28, 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham Alabama has placed Elmore County under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00 P.M.

000
WWUS64 KBMX 281943
WCNBMX
WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 231
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
243 PM CDT THU JUN 28 2018
ALC001-005-011-017-021-037-051-081-085-087-101-109-113-123-290000-
/O.EXA.KBMX.SV.A.0231.000000T0000Z-180629T0000Z/
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WATCH 231 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING
IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 14 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL ALABAMA
AUTAUGA               CHILTON               COOSA                
ELMORE                LOWNDES               MONTGOMERY           
IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA
CHAMBERS              LEE                   MACON                
RUSSELL               TALLAPOOSA            
IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
BARBOUR               BULLOCK               PIKE                 
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALEXANDER CITY, AUBURN, CLANTON, 
EUFAULA, FORT DEPOSIT, LANETT, LOWNDESBORO, MILLBROOK, 
MONTGOMERY, OPELIKA, PHENIX CITY, PRATTVILLE, ROCKFORD, TROY, 
TUSKEGEE, UNION SPRINGS, VALLEY, AND WETUMPKA.
$$

ALC009-015-019-027-029-055-073-111-115-117-121-127-133-290000-
/O.CON.KBMX.SV.A.0231.000000T0000Z-180629T0000Z/

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 231 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BLOUNT                JEFFERSON             SHELBY               
ST. CLAIR             TALLADEGA             WALKER               

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN               CLAY                  CLEBURNE             
RANDOLPH              

IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

CHEROKEE              ETOWAH                

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

WINSTON               

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALABASTER, ANNISTON, ASHLAND, 
BIRMINGHAM, CENTRE, COLUMBIANA, GADSDEN, HALEYVILLE, HEFLIN, 
HOOVER, JACKSONVILLE, JASPER, LINEVILLE, MOODY, ONEONTA, PELHAM, 
PELL CITY, ROANOKE, SYLACAUGA, AND TALLADEGA.

Latest Information from NWS on Severe Weather for Elmore County 6/28/2018

As of 6/28/2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

Below is the latest statement from the National Weather Service in Birmingham, some updated graphics and the HWO:

After re-assessing the potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon, we have updated the Severe Threat graphic to include a Slight risk across most of the area, from 1 PM to 10 PM. Please see the attached graphic below.

The Heat Advisory remains in place for portions of the west and south, through 7PM this evening. This graphic is also attached.HWO

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HWOBMX

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

447 AM CDT Thu Jun 28 2018

 

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Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-

Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-

Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-

Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-

Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-

447 AM CDT Thu Jun 28 2018

 

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

 

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

 

Heat indices will may reach 105 degrees for portions of Central Alabama this afternoon.

 

Strong to severe thunderstorms along with heavy rainfall, are possible this afternoon through 10 pm, for portions of Central Alabama. The main concern will be damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour.

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

 

Heat indices will may reach 105 degrees for portions of Central Alabama each afternoon Friday through Saturday. Overall coverage will decrease each afternoon, so confidence remains low.

 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

 

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed this afternoon through 10 pm.

 

$$