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AL WFO BIRMINGHAM Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Posted at 4:35 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 04:35:46-05

WFO BIRMINGHAM Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, February 22, 2019

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AREAL FLOOD WATCH

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

331 AM CST Tue Feb 19 2019

...Multiple Rounds of Heavy Rainfall to Impact Central Alabama

This Week...

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues 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 this 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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama and east

central Alabama, including the following areas, in central

Alabama, Bibb, Shelby, and Talladega. In east central Alabama,

Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne.

* From this afternoon through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting today

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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