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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb And Jackson Counties

| January 23, 2017 @ 2:30 am

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
     Jackson County in northeastern Alabama…
     DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 830 AM CST Monday

* At 224 AM CST, reports from emergency managers and automated rain
     gauges indicated ongoing flooding over portions of the warned
     area, with 2 to 4 inches of rain observed. Although much of the
     heavier rainfall has ended, residual flooding will continue.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
     Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Bridgeport, Little River Canyon
     National Preserve, Henagar, Stevenson, Collinsville, Crossville and
     Sylvania.

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Flash Flood Warning Continues For Parts Of Madison County Until 1245 AM CS

| January 22, 2017 @ 10:45 pm

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At 1044 PM CST, gauge reports indicate that Indian Creek remains
     well above flood stage. The combination of runoff and additional
     rainfall which may impact the basin later this evening will result
     in a continued threat for flash flooding.
     Some locations that will experience flooding include…
     Western Huntsville, Madison, Redstone Arsenal, Triana, Marshall Space
     Flight Center, Huntsville International Airport and Harvest.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 10:43 pm

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
     Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama…
     Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 445 AM CST Monday

* At 1041 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
     flooding. One to three inches of rain have already fallen, with
     moderate rain continuing for the next few hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
     Gadsden, Rainbow City, Piedmont, Hokes Bluff, Centre, Cedar Bluff,
     Forney, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Centre Municipal
     Airport, Attalla, Glencoe, Sardis City, Leesburg, Reece City, Sand
     Rock, Gaylesville, Tabor Road, Pleasant Gap, Aurora and Noccalula
     Falls.

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Flash Flood Warning Extended For Parts Of Dekalb County

| January 22, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

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National Weather Service Huntsville AL
     1029 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017
     The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for…
     Big Wills Creek in southeastern DeKalb County in northeastern
     Alabama…

* Until 145 AM CST

* At 1029 PM CST, emergency management officials and NWS trained
     storm spotters reported significant flooding throughout the Big
     Wills Creek basin. Between 4 and 5 inches of rain have already
     fallen, and flash flooding is already occurring. The combination
     of additional rainfall and runoff will result in flash flooding
     continuing into early Monday morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
     Fort Payne, Rainsville, Little River Canyon National Preserve,
     Henagar, Collinsville, Crossville, Sylvania, Little River Falls,
     Valley Head and Hammondville.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman, Dekalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin, And Lincoln Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 9:29 pm

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Jackson County in northeastern Alabama…
Marshall County in northeastern Alabama…
Madison County in north central Alabama…
Limestone County in north central Alabama…
DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama…
Cullman County in north central Alabama…
Morgan County in north central Alabama…
Southeastern Lincoln County in Middle Tennessee…
Franklin County in Middle Tennessee…

* Until 230 AM CST Monday

* At 828 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated persistent and widespread
moderate to heavy rain impacting the warning area. Radar estimates
suggest that most of the warning area has received between two and
four inches of rain since Midnight last night.
Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible in
the warning area. This flood warning replaces the previous flood
warnings that were in effect for the same region.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

Heavy rain continues across North Alabama on the north side of the upper low, which is moving across South Central Alabama.

With the recent drought, it’s hard to imagine that we could be worried about flooding, but the steady rain all afternoon and last night are causing some problems.

The rain over Northwest Alabama should begin pivoting southeastward as the love moves eastward. This could pull it into the Birmingham area later.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama…
Northeastern Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 1045 PM CST

* At 749 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the
warned area. More than three inches of rain has already fallen in
the past 6 hours. An additional one to two inches of rain can be
expected.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Gadsden, Hokes Bluff, Centre, Cedar Bluff, Forney, Little River
Canyon National Preserve, Centre Municipal Airport, Glencoe, Sardis
City, Leesburg, Reece City, Sand Rock, Gaylesville, Tabor Road,
Pleasant Gap, Noccalula Falls, Ballplay, Slackland, Western Weiss
Lake and Moshat.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb, Jackson, Madison, Marshall, And Franklin Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

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Eastern Madison County in north central Alabama…
     DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama…
     Southern Franklin County in Middle Tennessee…

* Until 1115 PM CST

* At 720 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated persistent and widespread
     moderate to heavy rain impacting the warning area. Radar estimates
     suggest that most of the warning area has received between one and
     three inches of rain since Midnight.
     Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible in
     the warning area.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, And Limestone Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

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Southeastern Colbert County in northwestern Alabama…
     Eastern Franklin County in northwestern Alabama…
     Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…

* Until 945 PM CST

* At 653 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated a slow moving band of
     moderate to heavy rain impacting the warning area. Radar estimates
     suggest that most of the warning area has received between one and
     three inches of rain since Midnight.
     Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible in
     the warning area.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, And Limestone Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

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Southeastern Colbert County in northwestern Alabama…
     Eastern Franklin County in northwestern Alabama…
     Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…

* Until 945 PM CST

* At 653 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated a slow moving band of
     moderate to heavy rain imapcting the warning are. Radar estimates
     suggest that most of the warning area has received between one and
     three inches of rain since Midnight.
     Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible in
     the warning area.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, And Morgan Counties

| January 22, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

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Limestone County in north central Alabama…
     Cullman County in north central Alabama…
     Morgan County in north central Alabama…

* Until 830 PM CST

* At 534 PM CST, reports from emergency managers, trained weather
     spotters, and the general public confirmed flooding occurring at
     many locations in the warning area. Doppler radar and ground truth
     reports indicate that most of the warning area has received
     between two and four inches of rain since Midnight.
     Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the
     warning area, and this will continue to result in flooding on roads
     and in low lying areas normally more prone to impacts from
     persistent moderate rainfall.

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Severe Weather Threat Over For Alabama; Wind and Showers Now the Story

| January 22, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

Barometers are on the rise and dewpoints are plummeting across Alabama as a compact and powerful low pressure moves northeast out of East Central Alabama. The barometer at the center of the low is measuring an eye-popping 29.12 inches or so. The barometer at Birmingham dropped to a near record 29.25 inches.

The rain shield has lifted north of I-20 now and rain has ended over the southern half of the Birmingham Metro area. It may build back south a bit over the next few hours as the upper low slides to the southeast.

Winds are still strong over East Alabama, averaging 15-25 mph and gusting to 30-35 mph. They have calmed a bit to the west, but are averaging 10-15 mph out of the west. Winds will remain brisk through Monday as the low lifts out to the northeast. A wind advisory is in effect for all of Central Alabama starting at midnight tonight

Showers will accompany the upper low as it moves across the area tonight as well.

BIG TORNADO IN GEORGIA
A large tornado struck Albany GA this afternoon. There is considerable damage.

This tornado is now on the ground near Abbeville.

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Nearly a Record Low Barometer Reading at Birmingham

| January 22, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

Michael Clemmer sent a picture of his barometer, which is as low as you will ever see in Alabama without a landfalling hurricane. The needle is in the “Stormy” category. You think?!?!

The barometer bottomed out at 29.25 at 1:10 p.m. at Birmingham. 29.14 inches at Alex City is the lowest I have seen so far overall.

The all time record for Birmingham is 29.16 on January 11, 1918.

During Hurricane Ivan, the barometer bottomed out at 29.22 inches at Birmingham.

A category one hurricane is usually around 29.00 inches.

Look at the PRES readings in the 2 p.m. State Weather Roundup:

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