Marginal severe weather threat along with flash flood threat continues today for Elmore County…

Posted at 7:30 a.m. on 2/11/2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to keep Elmore County in a Marginal Risk severe weather threat area through this evening. Isolated severe storms possible this afternoon and evening. The main threat will be damaging winds, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.

Also, a Flood Watch continues to be in effect for all of Central Alabama through 6 PM this evening. Rainfall totals of generally 1.0″-1.5″ likely, with locally higher amounts are possible today.

Please monitor the weather closely!

Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham:

DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

Rainfall will continue move through Central Alabama today. Some of
the rain may be heavy at times and may cause flooding in low lying
areas. The main area of concern is along and southeast of a Selma to
Sylacauga to Centre line.

Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible this afternoon
and evening generally along and south of a Selma to Alexander City
line. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts, but a short lived
isolated tornado will also be possible.

River Flood Warnings will remain in effect for portions of the Black
Warrior River and Tombigbee River Basins to reach minor flood stage.
Please refer to River Flood Statements for specific point flood and
crest information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

River Flood Warnings will continue for portions of the Black Warrior
River and Tombigbee River Basins for minor flooding through at least
Wednesday. Please refer to River Flood Statements for specific point
flood and crest information.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
this afternoon and evening.

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Marginal severe weather threat for Elmore County along with a flash flood threat….

Posted at 2:30 p.m. on 2/10/2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) has Elmore County in a Marginal Risk severe weather threat area this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon. Isolated severe storms possible this afternoon and evening and again Sunday afternoon and evening. The main threat will be damaging winds, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.

Also, a Flood Watch is in effect for all of Central Alabama from 9 AM this morning through 6 PM Sunday. Rainfall totals of generally 1.5″-2.5″ likely, with locally higher amounts possible.

Please monitor the weather closely!

Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham:

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible this afternoon
and evening across Central Alabama. Although most storms are
expected to remain below severe limits, due to wet and saturated
grounds, sub severe winds could potentially cause some weaker trees
to go down. The risk for an isolated tornado will be limited but not
zero.

Flood warnings will remain in effect for portions of the Black
Warrior River and Tombigbee River basins. Please refer to river
statements for specific point flood and crest information. In
addition to river flooding, the prolonged heavy rains could result
in rises of small stream, creeks, and in low lying areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday.

Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible again on Sunday
afternoon ahead of a front across Central Alabama.

Flood warnings will remain in effect for portions of the Black
Warrior River and Tombigbee River basins. Due to the forecast of
localized heavy rainfall through Monday, river flooding will
continue to be possible through Wednesday. Please refer to river
statements for specific point flood and crest information. Also,
flooding potential due to prolonged heavy rains could result in
rises of small stream, creeks and in low lying areas again on
Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
both today and Sunday.

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Today’s Hazardous Weather Potential (1-22-2018)

As of 8:415 A.M., January 22, 2018

Below please find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) and a graphic showing the potential treat area and timing for a line of Thunderstorms moving through Elmore County later this afternoon.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

357 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the

National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

There is a low confidence threat of severe thunderstorms across a

good portion of Central Alabama from 11 am until 7 pm. A brief

tornado, quarter size hail, and isolated damaging wind gusts will be

possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed

through tonight.

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Marginal severe weather threat for Elmore County for tomorrow, Monday, 1-22-2018

Issued at 11:15 a.m., 1/21/2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center has Elmore County covered by a Marginal severe weather threat for tomorrow. Skies will be mostly cloudy on Monday with showers, and possibly a thunderstorm at times, moving in from the west along and ahead of a cold front. At this time this is a very limited, low end severe weather threat for Elmore County.

Below is a graphic from the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham and another graphic from the NWS Storm Prediction Center.

Elmore County Officials Open Roads but urge Caution

As of 2:30 P.M., January 19, 2018

             

ELMORE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
P.O. Box 1060, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
Telephone (334) 567-6451 Fax (334) 514-5213

 

Release Number: January 19, 2018 – 001

For Immediate Release: REQUEST Your Widest Dissemination

Memorandum for Local Media Contacts
From: Eric Jones, Director
Ref: Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions –
Date: January 19, 2018 as of 2:30 p.m.

Press Release
Elmore County Officials Open Roads but urge Caution

The following roads in Elmore County have reopened:

Redland Road from Rock Springs to Friendship Road
Friendship Road from Redland Road to Cherokee Trail
Friendship Road from Indian Trail to Dark Corners Road

All county-maintained roads in Elmore County have been reopened by the Elmore County Highway Department today as of 2:30 p.m. There may remain numerous locations where travel on roads and bridges may be slick due to lingering effects of the wintry precipitation, especially during the overnight hours where temperatures will fall back below freezing. During the overnight hours it is likely that water that has ponded on or is draining across roadways will freeze creating occasional icy patches. Please continue to use extreme caution while driving.

The following communities are specifically impacted: From west to east: Titus, Weoka, Central, Eclectic, Kowaliga and Friendship.
The Elmore County EMA will do its best to keep the public informed of any changes with regards to the closures. Citizens can check EMA’s website at www.elmorecoema.com for updates that will be posted to the website as they become available.

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(Update as of 10:45 A.M.) Road Opening Information in Elmore County 1/19/2018

As of 10:45 A.M., January 19, 2018

The following roads in Elmore County have reopened:

County Roads

Redland Road from Hidden Forest East to Ware Road has reopened

Rifle Range Road beginning at the west end of Mack Taylor to Alice Lane (Private Road)

Flat Rock Road from Ellis Lazenby Road to Burt Mill Road

The following county roads remain closed:

 

Friendship Road from Redland Road to Cherokee Trail

Friendship Road from Indian Trail to Dark Corners

Millbrook

Rose Hill and Main Street has reopened

Tallassee

None Closed

Wetumpka

Green Street, Ready Street, and Boundary Street remain closed

Love Lane has reopened

Road Opening Information in Elmore County 1/19/2018

As of 8:45 A.M., January 19, 2018

 

The following roads in Elmore County have reopened:

County Roads

Redland Road from Hidden Forest East to Ware Road has reopened

The following county roads remain closed:

Rifle Range Road beginning at the west end of Mack Taylor to Alice Lane (Private Road)

Flat Rock Road from Ellis Lazenby Road to Burt Mill Road

Friendship Road from Redland Road to Cherokee Trail

Friendship Road from Indian Trail to Dark Corners

Millbrook

Rose Hill and Main Street has reopened

Tallassee

None Closed

Wetumpka

Green Street, Ready Street, and Boundary Street remain closed

Love Lane has reopened 

Road Closings in Elmore County (1-18-2018 thru 1-19-2018)

As of 6:30 P.M. January 18, 2018

ELMORE COUNTY

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

P.O. Box 1060, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Telephone (334) 567-6451            Fax (334) 514-5213

Release Number:  January 18, 2018 – 002

For Immediate Release: REQUEST Your Widest Dissemination

 Memorandum for Local Media Contacts

 From:  Eric Jones, Director

 Ref: Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions –

Date:  January 18, 2017 as of 6:30 p.m.                                    

Press Release

Road Closings in Elmore County

 The following is the listing of current road closures for Elmore County:

Redland Road from Hidden Forest East to Ware Road

Rifle Range Road beginning at the west end of Mack Taylor to Alice Lane (Private Road)

Flat Rock Road from Ellis Lazenby Road to Burt Mill Road

Friendship Road from Redland Road to Cherokee Trail

Friendship Road from Indian Trail to Dark Corners

There may remain numerous locations where travel on roads and bridges may be slick due to lingering effects of the wintry precipitation, especially during the overnight hours where temperatures will fall back below freezing. During the overnight hours it is likely that water that has ponded on or is draining across roadways will freeze creating occasional icy patches. Please continue to use extreme caution while driving during this next 24 hours.

The Elmore County EMA will do its best to keep the public informed of any changes with regards to the closures. Citizens can check EMA’s website at www.elmorecoema.com for updates that will be posted to the website as they become available.

 

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