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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:08 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until further notice... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Coosa River at Gadsden.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:30 PM Thursday the stage was 511.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 511.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to remain near flood stage for
the next several days.
* Impact... at 511.0 feet... low lying farm lands in the Gadsden area
begin to flood.


Lat... Lon 3398 8586 3397 8591 3386 8602 3390 8609
          3403 8599 3403 8589




808 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Warning extended until further notice... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Coosa River at Weiss Dam.
* From Saturday morning until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Thursday the stage was 565.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 567.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 567.5 feet by Sunday evening.
* Impact... at 567.0 feet... flooding of Lakeside property occurs. Some
docks and boathouses become inundated.


Lat... Lon 3416 8548 3407 8559 3416 8569 3411 8580
          3414 8583 3430 8561




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:14 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through 6 am Friday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Alabama, including the following areas,
Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker,
Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee, Etowah, Marion, Winston,
Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through 6 am Friday.

* 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 3 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional inch of rain is possible over the
watch area through Friday morning with locally higher amounts.
Yet another storm system will move across central Alabama this
weekend. We will monitor closely for any needed 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.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:14 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through 6 am Friday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Alabama, including the following areas,
Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker,
Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee, Etowah, Marion, Winston,
Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through 6 am Friday.

* 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 3 to 6 inches, with locally
higher amounts. An additional inch of rain is possible over the
watch area through Friday morning with locally higher amounts.
Yet another storm system will move across central Alabama this
weekend. We will monitor closely for any needed 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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