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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:08 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until further notice... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Tennessee River at Florence.
* Until further notice.
* At 10 PM Thursday the stage was 22.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast by the
Tennessee Valley authority.
* Recent activity... the maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at
10 PM Thursday was 22.3 feet.
* Forecast from the Tennessee Valley authority... the river will
continue rising to near 24.8 feet by Sunday morning. Additional
rises may be possible thereafter.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 23.7 feet
on Dec 29 2015.



River flood observed 12am 6am 12pm 6pm crest
location stage stg day time Fri Fri Fri Fri stg day time

Tennessee River
Florence 18.0 22.2 Thu 10 PM 22.3 22.3 22.7 23.7 24.8 sun 6 am


Lat... Lon 3485 8765 3471 8762 3466 8788 3473 8811 3500 8820





1040 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 1245 am CST for
Lauderdale... Colbert and northern Franklin counties...

At 1037 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated that heavy rainfall of 1-2
inches has fallen across the warned area over the past 6-8 hours,
with additional light to moderate rainfall expected to occur over
the next couple of hours. Given the already saturated ground, and
the swollen creeks and streams, this additional rainfall will begin
to produce flooding across the warning area over the next couple of
hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Florence, Muscle Shoals, Russellville, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Killen,
Cherokee, Littleville, Leighton and St. Florian.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3500 8740 3480 8740 3480 8742 3478 8743
      3477 8742 3474 8743 3471 8742 3470 8745
      3465 8745 3465 8748 3455 8753 3448 8815
      3489 8810 3492 8816 3501 8820


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 5:56 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through early Saturday
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, including
the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert, Franklin al,
Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison. In southern
middle Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

* Through early Saturday morning

* periods of showers and a few thunderstorms are expected tonight
through early Saturday morning. This will result in excessive
rain and a high risk of flash flooding. Rain amounts of 2 to 3
inches are likely, with locally higher amounts of 3 to 5 inches.

* Residents should make preparations now if they live in a flood
prone area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should continue to monitor forecasts and be prepared to take
action should flash flood warnings be issued.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 5:56 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through early Saturday
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, including
the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert, Franklin al,
Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison. In southern
middle Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

* Through early Saturday morning

* periods of showers and a few thunderstorms are expected tonight
through early Saturday morning. This will result in excessive
rain and a high risk of flash flooding. Rain amounts of 2 to 3
inches are likely, with locally higher amounts of 3 to 5 inches.

* Residents should make preparations now if they live in a flood
prone area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should continue to monitor forecasts and be prepared to take
action should flash flood warnings be issued.




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