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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Winter forecast 2-24-2015

Just a quick update for you all on the winter weather potential for tomorrow. According to the forecast by the NWS Office in Birmingham, the snow and wintry precipitation is going to stay to our north. At this point all precipitation for Elmore County is forecasted to be rain. Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Office that do show the type of precipitation, timing and forecasted amounts of precipitation.

Again, there is some uncertainty with regards to the forecast when talking about wintry weather, so check the weather forecast to make sure that nothing significant has changed. Should we have any significant changes in the forecast we will send out another informational package.


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Elmore County EMA launches new website!

Elmore County – The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is excited to announce the launch of their new website at either www.elmorecoema.org or www.elmorecoema.com.


According to EMA Director, Eric Jones, “We’ve strived to build a website that connects the citizens of Elmore County with the most accurate, timely, and useful information available to help build a resilient Elmore County.”


The new website includes features such as:  active incident alerts; road conditions; the Safer Places Program (with real-time locational/activated sites map); user-friendly navigation; social media sharing; a “Just- In-Time” video training library; and emergency/suspicious activity reporting. The website also features numerous links and information on topics such as: current weather conditions; active Impassable Travel Advisory/Resumption of Travel announcements; local training and outreach opportunities; individual, family, and business emergency preparedness tools; and programs offered through the EMA, such as the Yellow Dot Program and other volunteer opportunities.


As is, the new website is informative and robust. However, we urge citizens to check back frequently for updates and additions as the site continues to grow with additional features and information. Your feedback and comments are welcome by calling the Elmore County EMA Office at 334-567-6451.