Redland Road reopened after emergency repair work completed………

Posted at 10:00 p.m. on 6/23/17 – The Elmore County Highway Department completed emergency repairs to Redland Road this evening. As of 10:00 p.m. the road was back open to traffic. The County advises everyone to use caution as they travel this stretch of Redland Road as the repairs were intended to restore essential travel and may need additional work after normal traffic resumes.

The County Commission appreciates the patience of our citizens whose normal travel routes were interrupted today.

 

 

Marginal severe weather threat for this evening continues, rain tomorrow.

Posted at 3:20 p.m., 6-23-17 – According to the National Weather Service WFO in Birmingham, Elmore County remains under a marginal risk of severe weather to include tornadoes and damaging wind gusts this afternoon into this evening. Rain showers with some strong storms will continue on Saturday with the highest chances in southern and central Alabama ahead of a cold front moving into the area.

Below is a graphic from the NWS on the severe weather threat for this afternoon. Also you will find the latest updated Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
418 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-
Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
418 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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 threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind
gusts from 11 AM to 7 PM today mainly along and north of a line from
Demopolis to Anniston. A lesser threat may extend as far south as
Interstate 85.

A risk for flash flooding will continue today. An additional 1 to 3
inches of rain is possible through this afternoon over already
saturated ground.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. Minor
flooding is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

A potential for flash flooding may continue into Saturday along a
cold front. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible over
already saturated ground.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. Minor
flooding may continue into the early part of the upcoming week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
late this morning through this afternoon.

$$

 

Severe weather threat for Elmore County today, Friday (6-23-17)

According to the National Weather Service WFO in Birmingham there is a marginal to slight risk of tornadoes and damaging wind gusts today into this evening. Also wind gusts to 40 mph will be possible this morning along the leading edge of enhanced convection associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Sustained winds may exceed 25 mph along with higher gusts but should not last more than 30 minutes at any given location. Below is a graphic from the NWS and the Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
418 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-
Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-
Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
418 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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 threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind
gusts from 11 AM to 7 PM today mainly along and north of a line from
Demopolis to Anniston. A lesser threat may extend as far south as
Interstate 85.

A risk for flash flooding will continue today. An additional 1 to 3
inches of rain is possible through this afternoon over already
saturated ground.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. Minor
flooding is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

A potential for flash flooding may continue into Saturday along a
cold front. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible over
already saturated ground.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. Minor
flooding may continue into the early part of the upcoming week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
late this morning through this afternoon.

 

Severe weather threat for Elmore County for tonight (6-22-17) through tomorrow (6-23-17)

According to the National Weather Service WFO in Birmingham, there will be scattered to numerous showers tonight, with a few thunderstorms. Low temperatures will be in the 70’s. There is a marginal to slight risk of tornadoes tonight and there is also a marginal to slight risk of tornadoes and damaging wind gusts Friday into Friday evening. Below are 2 graphics from the NWS WFO in Birmingham that describe the severe weather threat and timing of the threat.

  

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

720 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

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

Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-

720 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

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

.DAY ONE…Through Tonight.

Flash flooding will be possible mainly west of a line from Gadsden to Clanton To Linden. Many parts of Central Alabama have received 2 to 4 inches of rain in the past day or so, and an additional 2 inches of rain is possible through Friday. Any heavy rain will have the potential of causing flash flooding on the already saturated ground.

This Flash Flood Watch may need to be expanded in time or area at a later time.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes overnight. What is left of Tropical System Cindy was well west and northwest of Central Alabama, but the rain bands associated with this system will still affect the area. All areas in Central Alabama have some potential.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind gusts on Friday. The main window on Friday will be during the afternoon and evening hours as the remnants of Cindy move just northwest of Central Alabama.

A risk of flash flooding will continue Friday. An additional 2 inches is possible through Friday which will have the potential to produce flooding issues. Some threat may extend into Saturday too.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. The rivers will continue rising but any flooding looks to be minor at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and Emergency Management may be needed now through Saturday due to the multiple threats across the area.

$$

Tornado Watch for Elmore County 6/22/2017 until 10:00 P.M.

As of 1:07 P.M. 6/22/2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Tornado Watch until 10:00 P.M.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 364 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BIBB                  BLOUNT                CHILTON              
COOSA                 ELMORE                JEFFERSON            
SHELBY                ST. CLAIR             TALLADEGA            
WALKER                

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN               CLAY                  MACON                
TALLAPOOSA            

IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

ETOWAH                

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

FAYETTE               LAMAR                 PICKENS              
TUSCALOOSA            

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALABASTER, ALEXANDER CITY, 
ALICEVILLE, ANNISTON, ASHLAND, BIRMINGHAM, BRENT, CARROLLTON, 
CENTREVILLE, CLANTON, COLUMBIANA, FAYETTE, GADSDEN, HOOVER, 
JACKSONVILLE, JASPER, LINEVILLE, MILLBROOK, MOODY, ONEONTA, 
PELHAM, PELL CITY, ROCKFORD, SULLIGENT, SYLACAUGA, TALLADEGA, 
TUSCALOOSA, TUSKEGEE, VERNON, AND WETUMPKA.


WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 363/364 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 107 PM CDT THU JUN 22 2017 ALC001-047-063-065-085-091-101-105-119-230300- /O.EXP.KBMX.TO.A.0363.000000T0000Z-170622T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KBMX.TO.A.0364.170622T1807Z-170623T0300Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 364 UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING. TORNADO WATCH 363 HAS EXPIRED. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL ALABAMA AUTAUGA DALLAS LOWNDES MONTGOMERY PERRY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA GREENE HALE MARENGO SUMTER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF DEMOPOLIS, EUTAW, FORT DEPOSIT, GREENSBORO, LINDEN, LIVINGSTON, LOWNDESBORO, MARION, MONTGOMERY, MOUNDVILLE, PRATTVILLE, SELMA, UNIONTOWN, AND YORK.

Weather update fore 6/22/17 through Friday 6/23/17

Please find below the latest information on weather conditions for Elmore County. We are under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 P.M. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible, some local amounts could be higher. Counties to our south and west are currently under a Tornado Watch until 1:00 P.M.

Below are 3 graphics and the Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham that show the hazards and timing of the hazardous weather forecast at this time.

From the National Weather Service in Birmingham AL

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

500 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

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

Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-

500 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the

National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Widespread rainfall will continue across Central Alabama due to a

tropical air mass in place east of Tropical Storm Cindy. Flash

flooding will be possible mainly along and south of a Hamilton to

Jasper to Wetumpka to Troy line due to rainfall amounts of 2 to 4

inches with locally higher amounts.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes through 7 PM as the center of

Tropical Storm Cindy tracks west of the area. The best chances will

be generally along and west of Interstate 65, however, all areas in

Central Alabama may be impacted.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind

gusts on Friday as well. The main window on Friday will be during

the afternoon and evening hours on Friday across northern portions

of Central Alabama.

A risk of flash flooding will continue Friday, primarily across the

western half of Central Alabama.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed

now through Friday due to the multiple threats across the area.

Tropical weather update for this evening 6-21-17 through Friday 6-23-17

Posted at 5:40 p.m. on 6/21/17 – According to the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham the severe weather threat is forecast at this time to stay to our west. There will be a break in the rainfall tonight and the rainfall will resume and remain steady through the day on Thursday.  The following is a graphic from the NWS in Birmingham.

Tropical Weather for Elmore County (Update) June 21, 2017 at 7:00 A.M.

As of 7:00 A.M. June 21, 2017

Graphic, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Flash Flood Watch information below:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL
445 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

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Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-
Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
445 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Widespread rainfall will occur today and tonight due to a tropical
air mass in place east of Tropical Storm Cindy. Flash flooding will
be possible mainly along and south of a Sulligent to Jasper to
Wetumpka to Eufaula line due to rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches
with locally higher amounts.

There is also a low confidence threat of a brief tornado after 8 PM
tonight south of a Livingston to Fort Deposit line.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind
gusts Thursday and Friday as the center of Tropical Storm Cindy
tracks west of the area. The two windows of the relatively greatest
threat will be during the day on Thursday west of Interstate 65, and
then during the afternoon and evening hours on Friday across
northwestern portions of Central Alabama.

A risk of flash flooding will continue Thursday and Friday, primarily
across the western half of Central Alabama.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
now through Friday due to the multiple threats across the area.

Flash Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
326 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

...Heavy Rains and Flooding Possible Across Portions of Central
Alabama...

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Including the cities of Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper,
Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham,
Alabaster, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion,
Centreville, Clanton, Rockford, Demopolis, Linden, Selma,
Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee,
Montgomery, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Troy, and Eufaula
326 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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, Jefferson, Lowndes,
  Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, and Walker. In east central
  Alabama, Macon. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock, and
  Pike. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar,
  Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa.

* From 10 AM CDT this morning through Thursday evening

* Moderate to heavy rains will continue to stream in from the
  south as the northern bands of Tropical Storm Cindy moves
  northwest. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is possible with locally
  near 6 inches in the southwest. This will be a prolonged heavy
  rain event and flooding could persist for some time. Flash flood
  warnings as well as areal flood warnings may be issued as the
  rain begins to pile up.

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.