Wind Advisory through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow (4-23) & updated severe weather info for tonight.(2)….

Issued at 8:00 p.m. at 4/22/2018 – According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, Elmore County continues to be located in a Marginal risk area for severe weather that will continue through midnight to 1:00 a.m. tonight. The threats will be brief tornadoes and damaging winds gusts up to 60 mph. The risk area in central Alabama is generally along and south line from Vernon to Birmingham to Wedowee.

The NWS has included Elmore County in a Wind Advisory that is in effect until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (4-23-2018). The strongest winds will be possible through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 40 mph will be possible. These winds could cause large limbs and smaller trees to fall.

Below is a graphic issued by the NWS on the severe weather threat and timing of the threats tonight and a graphic on the Wind Advisory issued by the NWS.

Marginal severe weather threat for Elmore County this afternoon into tonight, April 22, 2018….(1)

Posted at 2:00 p.m. on 4/22/2018 – According to the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, Elmore County is included in a Marginal risk area for severe storms that will be possible this afternoon through around midnight tonight. There is potential for brief tornadoes and damaging wind gusts south of a Reform to Clanton to Phenix City. While widespread flash flooding is not expected, locally heavy rainfall today may also result in minor flooding of poor drainage areas/usual trouble spots and rises on some creeks and streams.

Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that describes the weather threats we may see this afternoon along with the likely timing of the threats.

 

 

Wind Advisory for Elmore County – 4-15-2018 (1)….

Posted at 6:45 a.m. on 4/15/2018 – Below is the latest graphic from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham along with the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10:00 p.m. tonight and Elmore County is in the area of central Alabama that will experience high winds today into to tonight. Winds will be sustained at 15 to 25 mph this afternoon and early evening. Gusts may be as high as 40 mph. Use caution while driving!

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

545 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

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545 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

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

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Winds will be brisk through tonight as an upper level low swings through. Winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph can be expected this afternoon through 10 pm.

Due to heavy rainfall across the area, minor river flooding is expected in the Tombigbee and Sucarnoochee River basins. Please refer to river flood statements for the latest information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

Due to heavy rainfall, minor river flooding is expected through Wednesday in the Tombigbee and Sucarnoochee River basins.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management is not expected at this time.

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Updated severe weather threat information for Elmore County – 4-14-2018 (5) …

Posted at 11:45 p.m. on 4/14/2018 – Below is the latest graphic from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham along with the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook. The severe threat for Elmore County is very close to being over. Only a marginal threat for severe weather continues for the southeastern portions of the County.  The tornado threat at this point is very minimal. Isolated flash flooding will be an issue to watch out for tonight.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

1143 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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1143 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Damaging winds of 40 to 60 mph are possible through 2 AM. The threat area is generally along and south of a line from Montgomery to Auburn.

Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches, with isolated higher totals, could lead to flash flooding through 5 AM. The best chance of flash flooding will be in an area bounded by Birmingham to Gadsden to Montgomery to Demopolis.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday.

Due to heavy rainfall, minor river flooding is expected Sunday through Wednesday in the Tombigbee and Sucarnoochee River basins.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management will continue to be necessary through around 5 AM.

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Updated severe weather threat information for Elmore County – 4-14-2018 (4)…

Posted at 8:15 p.m. on 4/14/2018 – Below is the latest graphic from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham along with the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook. The severe threat is diminishing but not completely over. The tornado threat at this point is minimal. Isolated flash flooding will be an issue to watch out for tonight.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

727 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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727 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Damaging winds and tornadoes will remain a threat tonight. The threat area is generally along and east of a line from Gadsden to Childersburg to Selma. To the west of this line, the severe threat has ended. The threat will diminish from west to east and should exit the eastern counties by 3 AM.

Rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches could lead to isolated flash flooding into tonight. The best chance of flash flooding will generally be west of a line from Gadsden to Montgomery.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday.

Due to heavy rainfall, minor river flooding is expected Sunday through Wednesday in the Tombigbee and Sucarnoochee River basins.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management will continue to be necessary through around 3 AM.

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Updated severe weather threat information for Elmore County – 4-14-2018 (3)…

Posted at 5:50 p.m. on 4/14/2018 – Below is the latest graphic from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham along with the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook. The severe threat is diminishing but not completely over. The tornado threat at this point is minimal. Isolated flash flooding will be an issue to watch out for tonight.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
512 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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512 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Damaging winds and tornadoes will be remain a threat into the evening
hours. The threat area is generally east of a line from Gadsden to
Childersburg to Selma. To the west of this line, the severe threat
has ended. The threat will diminish from west to east and should
exit the eastern counties by midnight.

Rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches could lead to isolated flash
flooding into tonight. The best chance of flash flooding will
generally be west of a line from Gadsden to Montgomery.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Due to heavy rainfall, minor river flooding is expected Sunday
through Wednesday in the Tombigbee and Sucarnoochee River basins.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management will continue
to be necessary through midnight.

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Update on severe weather threat for today, Saturday, 4-14-2018 (2)…

Posted on 2:15 p.m. on 4/14/2018 – Update on severe weather threat with updated graphic: According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, portions of Elmore County continue to be included the Enhanced risk area for severe weather and portions of Elmore County are in the Slight risk area for severe weather for today through early morning hours of tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms will slide slowly into the area over the next few hours. Areas located in the Enhanced risk area may see tornadoes and/or damaging winds up to 70 mph.

Below is an updated graphic from the NWS Office in Birmingham showing updates on the timing of the severe weather that we will likely see.

Please stay weather aware today…

Severe weather threat for today, Saturday, 4-14-2018 (1)….

Posted on 8:45 a.m. on 4/14/2018 – According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, portions of Elmore County continue to be included the Enhanced risk area for severe weather and portions of Elmore County are in the Slight risk area for severe weather for today through early morning hours of tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms will slide slowly into the area. Strong to severe thunderstorms could occur by early afternoon with heavy rain at times. Areas located in the Enhanced risk area may see tornadoes and/or damaging winds up to 70 mph.

Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Office in Birmingham along with their latest Hazardous Weather Outlook. The graphics show both the threat we will likely be dealing and the most likely timing of the threat.

Please stay weather aware today…