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Flood Warning
Issued: 7:45 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Birmingham al has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Tombigbee river at bevill lock and dam.
* From Wednesday afternoon until further notice... or until the
warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Monday the stage was 117.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 122.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Wednesday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 126.8 feet by early Friday morning.
* Impact... at 128.0 feet... cattle in the area should be moved to
higher ground. Flooding of some Cabins and camps along the river
can be expected.


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




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:22 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late
Thursday night...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, northeast
Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,
including the following areas, in central Alabama, Blount,
Jefferson, St. Clair, and Walker. In northeast Alabama,
Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama, Marion and Winston.
In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and
Tuscaloosa.

* From Tuesday afternoon through late Thursday night

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting Tuesday and
continuing through the end of the week for portions of north
central Alabama. Surface soil conditions are already or will
become saturated, and much of this rainfall will runoff, filling
low lying areas, ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams
are also expected to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and
across upstream river basins.

* 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: 3:22 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late
Thursday night...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, northeast
Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,
including the following areas, in central Alabama, Blount,
Jefferson, St. Clair, and Walker. In northeast Alabama,
Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama, Marion and Winston.
In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and
Tuscaloosa.

* From Tuesday afternoon through late Thursday night

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting Tuesday and
continuing through the end of the week for portions of north
central Alabama. Surface soil conditions are already or will
become saturated, and much of this rainfall will runoff, filling
low lying areas, ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams
are also expected to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and
across upstream river basins.

* 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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