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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:00 AM CST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast
Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,
including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,
Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.
In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In
northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,
Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,
Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through late tonight

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions
of north central Alabama through Saturday morning. Surface soil
conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will
runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.
Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive
rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain
amounts since Sunday are already 3 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible
over the watch area through Saturday morning with locally higher
amounts. Yet another storm system will move across central
Alabama Saturday night. We will monitor closely for any needed
extension of the watch.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and
along local rivers in north and west central Alabama, should
be ready to take action if water levels rise.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:00 AM CST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast
Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,
including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,
Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.
In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In
northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,
Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,
Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through late tonight

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions
of north central Alabama through Saturday morning. Surface soil
conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will
runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.
Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive
rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain
amounts since Sunday are already 3 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible
over the watch area through Saturday morning with locally higher
amounts. Yet another storm system will move across central
Alabama Saturday night. We will monitor closely for any needed
extension of the watch.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and
along local rivers in north and west central Alabama, should
be ready to take action if water levels rise.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




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