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AL WFO HUNTSVILLE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Posted at 3:15 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 15:15:51-05

WFO HUNTSVILLE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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AREAL FLOOD WARNING

Flood Statement...Corrected

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

211 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM CST FOR CENTRAL

LAUDERDALE AND COLBERT COUNTIES...

At 153 PM CST, reporting gauges indicated moderate flooding on Bear

Creek in far western Colbert County. Little to no additional

rainfall is expected for the remainder of today, but further rises

on Bear Creek are possible as water continues to drain into the

creek basin. Otherwise, flooding reports have been received in other

areas of Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, particularly in the

Florence area.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Killen, Cherokee,

Littleville, Lexington, St. Florian and Underwood-Petersville.

Flood waters are moving down Bear Creek from Bishop to Allsboro. The

river is expected to crest tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All

interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM CST FOR CENTRAL

LAUDERDALE AND COLBERT COUNTIES...

At 153 PM CST, reporting gauges indicated moderate flooding on Bear

Creek in far western Colbert County. Little to no additional

rainfall is expected for the remainder of today, but further rises

on Bear Creek are possible as water continues to drain into the

creek basin. Otherwise, flooding reports have been received in other

areas of Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, particularly in the

Florence area.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Killen, Cherokee,

Littleville, Lexington, St. Florian and Underwood-Petersville.

Flood waters are moving down Bear Creek from Bishop to Allsboro. The

river is expected to crest tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All

interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

for...

Marengo County in southwestern Alabama...

Perry County in central Alabama...

Hale County in west central Alabama...

Bibb County in central Alabama...

Northern Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CST.

* At 211 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to

thunderstorms spreading across the area. A quick one to two inches

of rain is possible in some areas. This may produce flooding of

some streets and roadways in the area...especially in low-lying

flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and

streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Demopolis, Brent, Marion, Centreville, Greensboro, Linden,

Uniontown, Jefferson, Woodstock, West Blocton, Thomaston, Sweet

Water, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale, Dayton, Bogue Chitto,

Vaiden, Consul and Brierfield Ironworks Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

for...

Marengo County in southwestern Alabama...

Perry County in central Alabama...

Hale County in west central Alabama...

Bibb County in central Alabama...

Northern Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CST.

* At 211 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to

thunderstorms spreading across the area. A quick one to two inches

of rain is possible in some areas. This may produce flooding of

some streets and roadways in the area...especially in low-lying

flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and

streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Demopolis, Brent, Marion, Centreville, Greensboro, Linden,

Uniontown, Jefferson, Woodstock, West Blocton, Thomaston, Sweet

Water, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale, Dayton, Bogue Chitto,

Vaiden, Consul and Brierfield Ironworks Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

for...

Marengo County in southwestern Alabama...

Perry County in central Alabama...

Hale County in west central Alabama...

Bibb County in central Alabama...

Northern Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CST.

* At 211 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to

thunderstorms spreading across the area. A quick one to two inches

of rain is possible in some areas. This may produce flooding of

some streets and roadways in the area...especially in low-lying

flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and

streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Demopolis, Brent, Marion, Centreville, Greensboro, Linden,

Uniontown, Jefferson, Woodstock, West Blocton, Thomaston, Sweet

Water, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale, Dayton, Bogue Chitto,

Vaiden, Consul and Brierfield Ironworks Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

for...

Marengo County in southwestern Alabama...

Perry County in central Alabama...

Hale County in west central Alabama...

Bibb County in central Alabama...

Northern Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CST.

* At 211 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to

thunderstorms spreading across the area. A quick one to two inches

of rain is possible in some areas. This may produce flooding of

some streets and roadways in the area...especially in low-lying

flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and

streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Demopolis, Brent, Marion, Centreville, Greensboro, Linden,

Uniontown, Jefferson, Woodstock, West Blocton, Thomaston, Sweet

Water, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale, Dayton, Bogue Chitto,

Vaiden, Consul and Brierfield Ironworks Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

for...

Marengo County in southwestern Alabama...

Perry County in central Alabama...

Hale County in west central Alabama...

Bibb County in central Alabama...

Northern Dallas County in south central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CST.

* At 211 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to

thunderstorms spreading across the area. A quick one to two inches

of rain is possible in some areas. This may produce flooding of

some streets and roadways in the area...especially in low-lying

flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and

streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Demopolis, Brent, Marion, Centreville, Greensboro, Linden,

Uniontown, Jefferson, Woodstock, West Blocton, Thomaston, Sweet

Water, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale, Dayton, Bogue Chitto,

Vaiden, Consul and Brierfield Ironworks Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

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