Flash Flood Warning until 9:00 a.m. issued for Elmore County by NWS…..

Posted at 3:02 a.m. on 5/30/2018

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

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Elmore County in east central Alabama...
  Central Tallapoosa County in east central Alabama...
  Northern Montgomery County in south central Alabama...

* Until 900 AM CDT Wednesday.

* At 254 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing 
  heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain are 
  falling on saturated soils. Flash flooding is expected to begin 
  shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Dadeville,
  Camp Hill, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville, Eclectic, Jacksons' Gap,
  Waverly, Martin Dam, Hyundai Motors Of Alabama, Santuck, Auburn
  University In Montgomery, Titus, Woodcrest and Ten Cedar Estates.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

&&

Flood Advisory issued by NWS for Elmore County lasting until 7:45 a.m…

Posted at 1:58 a.m. on 5/30/2018-

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
146 AM CDT WED MAY 30 2018

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146 AM CDT WED MAY 30 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
  Elmore County in east central Alabama...
  Tallapoosa County in east central Alabama...
  Northern Montgomery County in south central Alabama...
  Coosa County in east central Alabama...

* Until 745 AM CDT.

* At 146 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in 
  the advisory area due to 1 to 2 inches of rain falling on 
  saturated soils.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Montgomery, Prattville, Alexander City, Millbrook, Wetumpka,
  Tallassee, Dadeville, Goodwater, Camp Hill, Rockford, Kellyton,
  Equality, Stewartville, Pike Road, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville,
  Eclectic, Jacksons' Gap and New Site.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

&&

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 – May 28, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m. at 5/28/2018 –

Alberto has officially made landfall near Laguna Beach, FL, this evening and will continue to move northward across the state tonight. There have been no major changes to the forecast impacts since this morning by the NWS. Below is a recap of the expected impacts according to the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham.


7:45 a.m. on 5/28/2018 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Subtropical Storm Alberto is forecast to make landfall around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon near Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and will continue traveling north into and through the State of Alabama. Elmore County is now part of a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory. Below are the details issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham.

FLOODING:  Elmore County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the eastern half of Central Alabama, including the I-65 corridor. In this area, more than 3 inches of rainfall is expected through Wednesday afternoon, with a swath of 4-6 inches, with locally higher amounts, across much of the Watch area. See graphics below for details.

WIND: Elmore County is under a Wind Advisory until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. A Wind Advisory has been issued for areas along and southeast of a line from Selma to Clanton to Alex City, for this afternoon through early Tuesday morning. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts are possible in this area. Ridge tops in northeast Central Alabama could also have occasional wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph. With saturated ground conditions and additional rainfall expected, weakened trees could be brought down. See graphic below for details.

TORNADO: Isolated tornadoes within tropical rain bands are possible east of I-65 and south of I-20 late this afternoon and tonight.

Below are updated graphics for expected impacts to Central Alabama from Subtropical Storm Alberto.

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.

 

 

 

 

Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto – 5-27-2018(1)….

10:30 a.m. on 5/27/2018 –

According to the NWS Office in Birmingham, Subtropical Storm Alberto is forecast to make landfall tomorrow morning and move north into Alabama. At this point, the primary threat that we will be dealing with in Elmore County is flash flooding with 4 to 6 inches of rainfall forecasted from 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 from the NWS during their 10:00 a.m. weather briefing. The graphics cover Subtropical Storm Alberto and the hazards associated for central Alabama to include Elmore County.

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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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.

GRAPHICS

 

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.