A Flash Flood Watch is in effect beginning for Elmore County at 1:00 p.m. lasting through Tuesday evening….

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Flash Flood Watch that goes into effect today (May 22, 2017) at 1:00 p.m. for Elmore County until tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Remember … “Turn Around Don’t Drown”

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Changes in timing and treat for Elmore County as it pertains to severe weather March 31 into April 1, 2016 – Update #3

Posted 5:30 p.m. The National Weather Service in Birmingham moved Elmore County into an elevated category for severe weather saying a greater severe weather threat exists after 5 PM, when additional storms develop and move eastward across the area. These storms could produce tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail. This threat could continue as late as 4 AM Friday morning in the southeast. Below is an updated 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 time frames are approximate range, make sure you are prepared for watches and warnings if and when they become necessary.

For the latest information on the weather you can go to the National Weather Service’s Birmingham WFO website at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

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Slight risk of servere weather for Elmore County for today and tomorrow, March 31 & April1 (update 2)

Posted as of 9:00 a.m. – According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk of severe thunderstorms on Thursday across all of central Alabama. The thunderstorms will occur in several waves. At this point the greatest time frame for severe weather for Elmore County is this afternoon into tomorrow. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornados. Flash Flooding may also be an issue in isolated areas as 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is forecasted area wide. Below is a graphic provided by the NWS office in Birmingham that depicts the threat area, timing and types of hazards we could see in central Alabama. The forecast may be adjusted some, so stay tuned for changes. Stay up to date with the latest weather information at the National Weather Service Birmingham Weather Forecast Office website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

We will send out an update if/when the forecast changes significantly.

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Slight risk of severe weather for Elmore County for Thursday, March 31 (update1)

Posted at 3:00 p.m. – According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday across all of central Alabama. The thunderstorms may come in several waves. At this point the greatest time frame for severe weather for Elmore County is tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Flash flooding may also be an issue in isolated areas as 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is forecasted area wide. 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 adjusted some, so stay tuned for changes. Stay up to date with the latest weather information at the National Weather Service Birmingham Weather Forecast Office website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

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Slight risk of severe weather for Elmore County for Thursday, March 31st

Posted at 10:35 a.m. – The Storm Prediction Center has Elmore County under a slight risk for severe weather for Thursday, March 31. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday across all of central Alabama. The thunderstorms may come in several waves. The greatest time frame for severe weather for Elmore County is during the mid to late morning hours and then again tomorrow late afternoon into tomorrow night. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Flash flooding may also be an issue in isolated areas as 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is forecasted area wide. 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 adjusted some, so stay tuned for changes. Stay up to date with the latest weather information at the National Weather Service Birmingham Weather Forecast Office website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

There is a lot of uncertainty in this forecast for this weather event. The timing and severity of the weather may change significantly.

We will send out an update if/when the forecast changes significantly, however, at this point we are not sure when we may send out an updated email notice, so stay watchful as the forecast may change quickly.

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Slight risk of severe weather for today, Thursday, March 24th (update 4)

Posted as of 2:30 P.M. Elmore County remains under a slight risk for severe weather for today, Thursday, March 24. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms today across all of central Alabama, mainly in the afternoon, evening and early night time hours. Below is an updated graphic provided by the NWS office in Birmingham that depicts the threat area, timing and type of hazards we could see in central Alabama.

For the latest information on the weather you can go to the National Weather Service’s Birmingham WFO website at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

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Slight risk of severe weather for today, Thursday, March 24th (update 3)

Posted at 8:45 a.m. – Elmore County remains under a slight risk for severe weather for today, Thursday, March 24. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms today across all of central Alabama, mainly in the afternoon, evening and early night time hours. A cold front will push through the area this afternoon. Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity during the day. Look for cloudy skies and warmer conditions with highs in the 70s. Strong to severe storms are possible along and ahead of an approaching frontal system. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Below is an updated 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 timing may be updated some, so watch for changes. This will most likely be the last email update we send out.

 

For the latest information on the weather you can go to the National Weather Service’s Birmingham WFO website at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

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Slight risk of severe weather for tomorrow, Thursday, March 24th (update 2)

Posted at 2:15 p.m. – Elmore County remains under a slight risk for severe weather for tomorrow, Thursday, March 24. 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, evening and early night time hours. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Below is an updated 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, especially with regards to timing, so watch for changes. We will send out an update if any significant changes are made.

 

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