NWS has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Elmore County

As of 5 :35 P.M. June 1, 2018

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Elmore County!

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WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 144

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

534 PM CDT FRI JUN 1 2018

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 144 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 18 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON

COOSA                 ELMORE                PERRY

SHELBY                TALLADEGA

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHAMBERS              CLAY                  LEE

MACON                 RANDOLPH              TALLAPOOSA

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

GREENE                HALE                  PICKENS

TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALABASTER, ALEXANDER CITY, ALICEVILLE, ASHLAND, AUBURN, BRENT, CARROLLTON, CENTREVILLE, CLANTON, COLUMBIANA, EUTAW, GREENSBORO, LANETT, LINEVILLE, MARION, MILLBROOK, MOUNDVILLE, OPELIKA, PELHAM, PRATTVILLE, ROANOKE, ROCKFORD, SYLACAUGA, TALLADEGA, TUSCALOOSA, TUSKEGEE, UNIONTOWN, VALLEY, AND WETUMPKA.

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Elmore County Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 P.M.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 144
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
258 PM CDT FRI JUN 1 2018

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 144 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON
COOSA                 ELMORE                JEFFERSON
PERRY                 SHELBY                ST. CLAIR
TALLADEGA             WALKER

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN               CHAMBERS              CLAY
CLEBURNE              LEE                   MACON
RANDOLPH              TALLAPOOSA

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

MARION

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

FAYETTE               GREENE                HALE
LAMAR                 PICKENS               TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALABASTER, ALEXANDER CITY,
ALICEVILLE, ANNISTON, ASHLAND, AUBURN, BIRMINGHAM, BRENT,
CARROLLTON, CENTREVILLE, CLANTON, COLUMBIANA, EUTAW, FAYETTE,
GREENSBORO, HAMILTON, HEFLIN, HOOVER, JACKSONVILLE, JASPER,
LANETT, LINEVILLE, MARION, MILLBROOK, MOODY, MOUNDVILLE, OPELIKA,
PELHAM, PELL CITY, PRATTVILLE, ROANOKE, ROCKFORD, SULLIGENT,
SYLACAUGA, TALLADEGA, TUSCALOOSA, TUSKEGEE, UNIONTOWN, VALLEY,
VERNON, AND WETUMPKA.

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Elmore County Remains Under Flash Flood Watch

As of 2:15 P.M. May 30, 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has allowed the Flash Flood Warning to expire at 1:45 P.M.

However we will remain under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 P.M. this evening.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

151 PM CDT Wed May 30 2018

…Heavy rains will continue over already saturated grounds

today…

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Including the cities of Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion,

Centreville, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City, Dadeville,

Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Demopolis, Linden, Selma, Prattville,

Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery,

Tuskegee, Union Springs, Auburn, Opelika, and Phoenix City

151 PM CDT Wed May 30 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS

EVENING…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, southeast

Alabama, and west central Alabama, including the following

areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa,

Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Perry. In east

central Alabama, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, and

Tallapoosa. In southeast Alabama, Bullock. In west central

Alabama, Greene, Hale, and Marengo.

* Until 7 PM CDT this evening

* Heavy rains over the last few days have saturated grounds.

Additional rains today will allow for quicker runoff and 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.

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Flash Flood Warning EXTENDED until 1:45 p.m. issued for Elmore County by NWS…..

Flash Flood Warning Extended


Flash Flood Warning
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
751 AM CDT WED MAY 30 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Autauga County in central Alabama...
  Southern Perry County in central Alabama...
  Lowndes County in south central Alabama...
  Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 145 PM CDT.

* At 749 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms moving
  southward into areas that experienced flooding rains overnight
  last night. Flash Flooding will quickly begin as these storms move
  back into Southern Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, and Autauga Counties.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Prattville, Selma, Millbrook, Valley Grande, Uniontown, Mosses,
  Hayneville, Selmont, West Selmont, Deatsville, Autaugaville, White
  Hall, Gordonville, Orrville, Billingsley, Lowndesboro, Benton,
  Bogue Chitto, Tyler, Autauga County Airport and Dannelly Reservoir.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

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Tropical Update Tuesday 5/29 8:30 AM CDT

 

8:30 a.m. on 5/29/2018

As Subtropical Depression Alberto moves on to the north, the NWS Office in Birmingham extended the Wind Advisory for Elmore County to 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. Elmore County also remains under the Flash Flood Watch through 7:00 p.m. tonight. The tornado threat has passed. Below are the graphics issued by the NWS on the Wind Advisory and Flash Flood Watch.

 

 

 

Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto – 5-27-2018(2)

5:45 p.m. on 5/27/2018

According to the NWS Office in Birmingham, Subtropical Storm Alberto is forecast to make landfall tomorrow morning near Panama City Beach and move north into Alabama. At this point, the primary threats will be the potential flash flooding, gusty winds, and a low end threat of a spin up tornado.

The threat of flash flooding with the potential for 4 to 6 inches of rainfall forecasted from now, Sunday evening through Wednesday morning. Wind gusts may reach 30 to 40 mph from Monday afternoon through mid-day Tuesday. Also, there will be a Marginal (low end) tornado threat due to being on the east side of the system as it moves through the area.

Below are the graphics issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham. The graphics cover Subtropical Storm Alberto and the hazards associated for central Alabama to include Elmore County.

 

 

 

 

Flood and Flash Flood Safety!…..

Elmore County EMA wants you to remember Safety when dealing with Flash Flooding

Flash floods occur suddenly and usually within hours of excessive localized heavy rainfall. Flash floods can become raging torrents, ripping through neighborhoods, streets or valleys, destroying whatever is in their path.

Flood Watch
When conditions look favorable for flash flooding, the National Weather Service will issue a Flood Watch, highlighting flash flood potential in and around the specified area. A Watch usually encompasses several counties. This is the time to start thinking about your plan of action if water begins to rise or a flash flood warning is issued.

Flash Flood Warning
issued for a smaller, more specific area. This is when you must act quickly as flash floods are an imminent threat to you and your family. You may only have seconds to move to higher ground.

Flood and Flash Flood Safety Rules:

Heavy rain should be a signal to alerting you to the possibility of dangerous flood conditions.

During periods of heavy rains, stay away from flood prone areas such as stream beds, drainage ditches and culverts.

Move to higher ground if flooding threatens your area.

If you live or work in flood prone areas, remain alert during periods of heavy rain.

Be especially cautious at night as it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Never drive your car into water of unknown depth. Most flash flood deaths occur when people drive their vehicles into flood waters. Remember: Turn Around Don’t Drown!!

If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Flood water may rise quickly, cover the vehicle and sweep it away.

Stay out of flooded areas. The water may still be rising and very swift. A rapidly flowing stream can sweep you off your feet and sweep your vehicle downstream.

Children are especially vulnerable and should not be allowed to play in or around flowing water.

Water can run off streets and parking lots rapidly, causing natural and man-made drainage systems to overflow with flood waters.

Flood waters can hide rocks, trees, trash and other debris that can be dangerous to someone in their path.

Water is a very powerful force and should NEVER be underestimated.

Additional Information

Turn Around, Don’t Drown Campaign

Update on the Tropics! 5-25-2018 #2

The latest update concerning Alberto and its potential impacts to Central Alabama.

There have been no significant changes to the ongoing forecast since this morning. We still anticipate the main impact to be potential for flash flooding beginning late Sunday into Monday and continuing through Wednesday.  Right now, we’re forecasting generally 3-4″ of rain across Central Alabama, but there will most certainly be localized higher totals. Also, please remember that our impacts could change depending on the strength and track of the system.

I have attached the latest Tropical Update graphic (based on the 4PM NHC

advisory) and the updated statewide QPF graphic.

Memorial Day Weekend Weather and Sub Tropical Storm Alberto!

Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook for Elmore County, a Discussion and Outlook for Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto, and 2 graphics from the National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, Alabama and the National Hurricane Center.

Heavy Rainfall is expected for the Memorial Day Weekend, please make sure you have a way to receive weather information at all times.

If you are going to the beach during this holiday, Please be informed of the possibility for RIP CURRENTS associated with STS Alberto!

Elmore County EMA will continue to monitor the situation throughout the holiday and update our website as information becomes available.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Elmore County

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

928 AM CDT Fri May 25 2018

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928 AM CDT Fri May 25 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the

National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Slow moving thunderstorms will produce periods of heavy rainfall

this afternoon, and localized flooding.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

A very moist air mass will continue across Central Alabama into next

week, and there is a potential for localized areas of heavy rainfall

each day. A tropical disturbance moving northward across the Gulf of

Mexico may bring an enhanced threat for heavy rainfall Sunday

through Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management is not

expected at this time.

For Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto

was located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 86.8 West. The storm

is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h). A general

slow motion toward the north is expected through the weekend,

followed by a northwest turn by Monday. On the forecast track,

Alberto is expected to pass near the eastern coast of the Yucatan

peninsula tonight, be near the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning,

emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night, and

approach the north-central Gulf Coast on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Gradual strengthening is forecast for the next 72 hours.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the

center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL:  Alberto is expected to produce total rain accumulations

of 10 to 15 inches with isolated totals of 25 inches across the

northeastern portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba.

These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and

mudslides. Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum

amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and

southern and southwestern Florida.  Heavy rain will likely begin

to affect the central Gulf Coast region and the southeastern Untied

States later this weekend and continue into early next week.

Flooding potential will increase across this region early next

week as Alberto is forecast to slow down after it moves inland.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch

area through Saturday.

SURF:  Swells generated by Alberto are affecting portions of

the coast of eastern Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba.  These

swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current

conditions.  Hazardous surf conditions are likely to develop along

much of the central and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. For

more information, consult products from your local weather office.

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