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Tornado Watch
Issued: 5:53 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

Tornado Watch 6 remains in effect until 1000 PM CST for the
following locations


Al
. Alabama counties included are

Bibb Blount Chilton
Colbert Cullman Etowah
Fayette Franklin Greene
Hale Jefferson Lamar
Lauderdale Lawrence Limestone
Madison Marion Marshall
Morgan Perry Pickens
St. Clair Shelby Sumter
Tuscaloosa Walker Winston




Flood Warning
Issued: 9:05 AM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for the Tombigbee river at bevill lock and dam.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Saturday the stage was 133.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 122 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 137.5 feet by
tomorrow evening then begin falling.
* Impact... at 138 feet... major flooding of homes in the Rivermont
subdivision of Pickensville can be expected. Some homes in Warsaw
will also likely become flooded.


Lat... Lon 3321 8827 3307 8816 3287 8813 3285 8822
          3301 8825 3320 8832




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:58 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues 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.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall over the past week have
caused creeks and rivers to become full and overflowing their
banks. Many roads across the watch area are flooded and closed
to traffic. Surface soil conditions are saturated, and any
additional rainfall will quickly runoff, filling low lying
areas, ditches, and creeks. Even though forecast rainfall
amounts are not overly excessive, any rainfall will aggravate
existing conditions.

* 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: 3:58 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues 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.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall over the past week have
caused creeks and rivers to become full and overflowing their
banks. Many roads across the watch area are flooded and closed
to traffic. Surface soil conditions are saturated, and any
additional rainfall will quickly runoff, filling low lying
areas, ditches, and creeks. Even though forecast rainfall
amounts are not overly excessive, any rainfall will aggravate
existing conditions.

* 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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