A Few Flood Reports From The Birmingham Metro Storm

| August 23, 2019 @ 7:14 pm

A large amount of rain fell on the Birmingham metropolitan area and some of the surrounding locations earlier this afternoon during a pretty intense thunderstorm. Over 4.00 inches of rain (unofficial) fell in parts of the metro within a 90-minute time span leading to some roadways being covered in a few feet of water for a while. The cloud-to-ground lightning was very intense with this storm as well. With the precipitable water values near 2.00 inches, heavier rain amounts were expected. Here are the local storm reports in their raw feed format from the NWS Chat:

bmxchat 2019/08/23 5:16 PM
2 SW THE Summit [Jefferson Co, AL]
COCORAHS reports HEAVY RAIN of 4.08 INCH at 4:20 PM CDT — 4.08 INCHES IN 90 MINUTES.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 5:01 PM
2 ESE Vestavia Hills [Jefferson Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports TSTM WND DMG at 4:45 PM CDT — TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND DAMAGED A FEW VEHICLES.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 4:49 PM
Hoover MET [Jefferson Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 4:00 PM CDT — STANDING WATER A FEW FEET DEEP AT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 4:39 PM Hoover Veterans Park [Shelby Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 4:15 PM CDT — WATER A FEW FEET DEEP IN VETERANS PARK.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 4:15 PM
THE Summit [Jefferson Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 4:00 PM CDT — CAHABA HEIGHTS ROAD HAS SEVERAL FEET OF WATER ACROSS IT NEAR AUTUMN LANE.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 4:06 PM
2 SE Vestavia Hills [Jefferson Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 3:58 PM CDT — SEVERAL VEHICLES SUBMERGED IN WATER NEAR THE ROCKY RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 3:51 PM
1 ESE Vestavia Hills [Jefferson Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 3:45 PM CDT — VIDEO INDICATING A FEW FEET OF FLOWING WATER ACROSS THE ROADWAY AT ROCKY RIDGE ROAD AND MORGAN DR.

bmxchat 2019/08/23 3:45 PM
OAK Mountain Amphitheat [Shelby Co, AL]
PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 3:40 PM CDT — VIDEO RELAYED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. WATER A FEW FEET DEEP FLOODING AREAS NEAR WALMART AND EDGARS BAKERY IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 119.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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