The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama…
Southwestern St. Clair County in central Alabama…
Northeastern Shelby County in central Alabama…
* Until 1100 PM CDT.
* At 808 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain
has fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 3 inches in 1 hour.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Hueytown, Pell City, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Fairfield,
Pleasant Grove, Tarrant, Lincoln, Midfield, Adamsville, Brighton,
Indian Springs Village and Lipscomb.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.
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