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Strong Storms Over Southern Shelby and Northern Chilton

| 3:25 pm September 15, 2014

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Strong storms are over southern Shleby and northern Chilton Counties where the NWS has posted a Significant Weather Alert for lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds.

Storms are strongest from north of Jemsion to west of Talladega Springs.

They are moving east at 10 mph.

Strong Storms over Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair

| 2:38 pm September 15, 2014

UPDATE AT 2:50 PM
The NWS has added an Areal Flood Advisory for parts of Jefferson and St. Clair Counties as well. Communities include Pinson, Center Point, Trussville, Argo and Branchville. A wide area has received at least an inch of rain in a short time between the above communities.

ORIGINAL POST
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Strong thunderstorms are occurring at this time over northeastern Jefferson and western St. Clair Counties.  They are centered in the Clay, Argo and CenterPoint areas.

The NWS has issued a Significant Weather Alert for the area inside the polygon on the above graphic.

They are moving southeast at 10 mph and will pass near Trussville, Branchville and Moody.

They contain dangerous lightning, wind gusts to over 40 mph and copious amounts of rain.

Be indoors as these dangerous storms approach.

Flash Flood Warning Bibb/Jefferson/Shelby/Tuscaloosa til 7:30PM

| 4:43 pm September 12, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN…
EAST CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

*TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!!

9-12-2014 4-45-09 PM

* AT 441 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED SLOW MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
RADAR ESTIMATES NEARLY 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN PORTIONS OF
EASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY AND STORMS ARE SLOWLY MOVING EASTWARD.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THE WARNED AREA.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
ALABASTER…BESSEMER…HELENA…ABERNANT…ALABAMA ADVENTURE…
BLUFF PARK…BROOKWOOD…DEERLICK CREEK CAMPGROUNDS…HOOVER
METROPOLITAN STADIUM…LAKE VIEW…LAKE WILDWOOD…MAYLENE…NORTH
JOHNS…ROSS BRIDGE…TANNEHILL IRONWORKS STATE PARK…VANCE AND
WOODSTOCK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. RAINFALL FROM PERSISTENT RAINBANDS
WILL PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG STREETS. MANY
ROADS WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND DRIVING IS NOT RECOMMENDED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758 OR TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG ALWX

Flash Flood Warning Jefferson/St. Clair until 7PM

| 3:55 pm September 12, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
WEST CENTRAL ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!!

9-12-2014 3-59-18 PM

* AT 355 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED SLOW MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RAIN
AMOUNTS MAY EXCEED 3 INCHES IN A FEW LOCATIONS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
IRONDALE…MOODY…TRUSSVILLE…ALTON…ARGO…BALD ROCK…
BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT…BRANCHVILLE…CENTER POINT…CHALKVILLE…
CLAY…MARGARET AND TARRANT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NE Jefferson/ St. Clair Counties

| 3:42 pm September 12, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
WEST CENTRAL ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

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* AT 337 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
TRUSSVILLE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOODY…CLAY…ARGO…BALD ROCK…MARGARET…BRANCHVILLE AND CHULA
VISTA.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBERS 31 THROUGH 33…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 144 THROUGH 153…
INTERSTATE 59 EXIT NUMBERS 137 THROUGH 148…

A Few Strong Storms

| 7:51 pm September 6, 2014

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A few strong storms are occurring tonight over North Central Alabama ahead of a cool front.

Strong storms are over eastern Winston County, Cullman County near Hanceville and another weaker one between Ashville and Ohatchee in St. Clair County.

They are moving only slowly south southeast.

If you find yourself in the path of one of these storms be ready for torrential rains, deadly lightning and gusty winds.

Flash Flood Warning Cullman County til 7:30PM

| 5:28 pm August 19, 2014

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

THIS WARNING DOES INCLUDE THE CITIES OF CULLMAN AND HANCEVILLE. TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 65 AND U.S. HIGHWAYS 31 AND 278 COULD BE IMPACTED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER FLOODED ROADWAYS…TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!!

8-19-2014 5-31-19 PM

* AT 525 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF CULLMAN COUNTY. UP TO TWO INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN AN AREA FROM JUST NORTHWEST OF THE
CITY OF CULLMAN…TO NEAR HANCEVILLE. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED
TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…BALDWIN…VINEMONT…WEST
POINT…GARDEN CITY…WALTER AND PHELAN.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS CULLMAN COUNTY…ESPECIALLY AS THUNDERSTORMS REPEATEDLY
AFFECT THE SAME LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST
FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Bullock/Macon/Montgomery/Pike/Tallapoosa til 5:15 PM

| 4:22 pm August 18, 2014

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A line of strong and potentially severe storms is moving across the counties and will be capable of producing damaging straight-line winds. Travel along Interstate 85 and U.S. 80, 82, 231, and 280 will be impacted.

Lake Martin, Tuskegee University, Troy University, Union Springs, and Alexander City will be impacted by these dangerous storms.

8-18-2014 4-23-10 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 420 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
WIND CREEK STATE PARK TO SHORTER TO SHOPTON TO LUVERNE…AND MOVING
EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALEXANDER CITY…MILSTEAD…GOSHEN…DADEVILLE…TROY…UNION
SPRINGS…TUSKEGEE AND NOTASULGA.

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 85 EXIT NUMBERS 16 THROUGH 42…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758 OR TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG ALWX