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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:54 PM CST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Thursday night...

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 Thursday night

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions
of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil
conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will
runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.
Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive
rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain
amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible
over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm
system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor
closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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.




Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:39 AM CST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Demopolis NOAA Weather Radio is off the air...

The Demopolis NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a
frequency of 162.475 mhz, is off the air.

We are working with technicians to get it back up and running as
soon as possible. In the meantime, please refer to local media and
commercial radio for the latest severe weather information. Backup
NOAA Weather Radio transmitters are:

Selma, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450 mhz, and
Tuscaloosa, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.400 mhz.

Keep in mind that not all backup transmitters will tone for your
specific County, so please stay weather aware during the outage.

Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this
outage may cause.


839 am CST Wed Feb 20 2019

... Demopolis NOAA Weather Radio is off the air...

The Demopolis NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a
frequency of 162.475 mhz, is off the air.

We are working with technicians to get it back up and running as
soon as possible. In the meantime, please refer to local media and
commercial radio for the latest severe weather information. Backup
NOAA Weather Radio transmitters are:

Selma, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450 mhz, and
Tuscaloosa, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.400 mhz.

Keep in mind that not all backup transmitters will tone for your
specific County, so please stay weather aware during the outage.

Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this
outage may cause.



Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:54 PM CST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Thursday night...

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 Thursday night

* multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions
of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil
conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will
runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.
Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive
rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain
amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible
over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm
system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor
closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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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