Slight risk for severe weather issued for Thursday, March 22

Posted at 9:15 a.m. – The Storm Prediction Center has Elmore County under a slight risk for severe weather for Thursday, March 22. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday across all of central Alabama, mainly in the afternoon and early evening. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging straight line winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Below is a graphic provided by the NWS office in Birmingham that depicts the threat area, timing and type of hazards we could see in central Alabama. The forecast may be updated some, so watch for changes. We will send an update out tomorrow.

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Update to severe weather threat for today – March 1, 2016 (2)

Posted at 1:45 p.m. 3/1/16 – Just a quick update on the severe weather threat for this afternoon. There have been a few changes with the forecast.

According to the NWS Office in Birmingham, severe weather will be possible this afternoon and evening from around 3:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. The primary timeframe for Elmore County to see any severe weather is between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. however, there may be an isolated thunderstorm anytime this afternoon. The graphic below shows the area, timing and potential impacts for portions of Central Alabama. There will be an early wave of thunderstorms across the northern counties through the early afternoon. Additional storms are expected to develop and form a line later in the afternoon that will affect most of the area. Stay tuned for the latest updates, as threats and timing may continue to change through the afternoon and evening.

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Slight risk of severe weather for this afternoon, March 1, 2016

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has Elmore County in the Slight risk area for the possibility of severe weather today. According to the NWS Office in Birmingham, severe weather will be possible this afternoon from around 2 PM through 10 PM. The graphic below shows the potential impacts and potential timing for portions of Central Alabama. Stay tuned for the latest updates, as threats and timing may change some between now and this afternoon.

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Marginal Severe Weather Threat for Tomorrow – March 1, 2016

4:30:25 PM  02/29/2016

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has Elmore County in a Marginal threat area tomorrow for the potential for severe thunderstorms. According to the NWS in Birmingham isolated severe storms are possible across portions of Central Alabama Tuesday from around 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and at this time the most likely timeframe for thunderstorm activity in Elmore County will be from 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. The main threats will be damaging winds up to 60 to 70 mph and quarter sized hail. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out. Below is a graphic provided by the NWS Office in Birmingham that shows the possible threats and timing for severe weather tomorrow.        

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Severe Weather Threat Decreases

As of: 02/23/2016  11:44:01 PM  – According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham the timing and threats in regards to the severe weather tonight has been updated as below. The risk has lessened significantly. There is the potential for damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter sized hail.  

Elmore County will remain under a Wind Advisory through tomorrow night. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 40 mph can be expected. 

The current Tornado Watch is still in effect until 12:00, midnight.

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Safer Places Location in Elmore County

Safer Place Open/Closed Hours of Operation Address City Alabama Zip Code
1 Shoal Creek Baptist Open When Tornado Watch is issued 13214 Holtville Road Deatsville Alabama 36022
2 St James Family Worship Open When Tornado Watch is issued 1005 Nobles Road Wetumpka Alabama 36092
3 First Presbyterian – Wetumpka Open When Tornado Watch is issued 100 West Bridge Street Wetumpka Alabama 36092
4 City of Tallassee – City Hall Open When Tornado Watch is issued 3 Freeman Avenue Tallassee Alabama 36078
5 Redland Baptist Church Open When Tornado Watch is issued 1266 Dozier Road Wetumpka Alabama 36093
6 Town of Eclectic Courtroom Open When Tornado Watch is issued 145 Main Street Eclectic Alabama 36025
7 Deatsville Fire Department Open When Tornado Watch is issued 6930 AL Hwy 143 Deatsville Alabama 36022
8 City of Tallassee – Police Dept Open When Tornado Watch is issued 213 Barnett Blvd Tallassee Alabama 36078
9 Town of Elmore – FD Station 2 Open When Tornado Watch is issued 363 Fitzzpatrick Road Elmore Alabama 36024
10 Town of Elmore – Penny Parkway Open When Tornado Watch is issued 212 Penny Parkway Elmore Alabama 36024
11 Town of Elmore – Hwy 143 Open When Tornado Watch is issued 1245 Highway 143 Elmore Alabama 36024
12 Wetumpka Police Department Open When Tornado Watch is issued 208 Marshall Street Wetumpka Alabama 36092

 

Severe Weather Update for Elmore County -2-23-16 (3)

Posted at 4:45 p.m. – According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham the timing and threats in regards to the severe weather tonight is pretty much the same as the earlier today. A broken line of storms along a cold front will quickly push eastward tonight with the possibility of severe storms forming out ahead of that line. Those storms will also have the potential to be severe, with tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail all possible.

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Severe Weather Update for Elmore County -2-23-16 (2)

Issued at 12:30 p.m. 2-23-16 – The NWS Storm Prediction Center has updated the Moderate Risk area to take in the entire southern half of the state. Also, the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham has issued a slight update to the severe weather timing for the weather event. Below is a graphic from the NWS Office in Birmingham that outlines the threats associated with the weather expected this evening and tonight along with the severe weather timing. Also below is the updated graphic from the Storm Prediction Center and the Public Severe Weather Outlook that they issued earlier today.

This is a serious severe weather threat and we encourage everyone to review their severe weather plans and be ready to implement them.

A Wind Advisory for Elmore County is in effect from 3:00 p.m. this afternoon through 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Strong gusty winds not associated with thunderstorms will also be possible this afternoon through tomorrow. Winds will be 20 to 30 mph with gust of 35 to 40 mph will be possible.

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