809  
WTUS84 KHUN 081522  
HLSHUN  
ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-082330-  
 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NATE LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 17  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL AL162017  
1022 AM CDT SUN OCT 8 2017  
 
THIS PRODUCT COVERS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY  
 
**TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**  
 
NEW INFORMATION  
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR CULLMAN, DE  
KALB, MARSHALL, AND MORGAN  
 
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:  
- NONE  
 
* STORM INFORMATION:  
- ABOUT 120 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HUNTSVILLE AL OR ABOUT 40  
MILES SOUTHWEST OF BIRMINGHAM AL  
- 33.1N 87.3W  
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH  
- MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 30 DEGREES AT 24 MPH  
 
SITUATION OVERVIEW  
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NATE HAS WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND WILL MOVE NORTHEAST OVER  
THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA LATER TODAY. DUE TO THIS WEAKENING, THE  
TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL  
WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS, WITH AN ADDITIONAL  
1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN POSSIBLE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE 20 TO 25 MPH  
WITH HIGHER GUSTS UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER  
TERRAIN OF NORTHEAST ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.  
 
POTENTIAL IMPACTS  
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* WIND:  
LITTLE TO NO IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  
 
* FLOODING RAIN:  
ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL A CONCERN ACROSS  
NORTHEAST ALABAMA. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS FLOOD  
WATERS HAVING FURTHER IMPACTS OF LIMITED POTENTIAL.  
 
* TORNADOES:  
PREPARE FOR A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE  
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ALABAMA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:  
- A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER  
AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS  
ANTICIPATED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS  
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:  
 
GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES THROUGH THE  
AFTERNOON. SECURE ALL UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS AS THESE COULD BE  
BLOWN ABOUT BY THE WIND. ANY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING OVER  
ROADWAYS IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS MAY ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BEING BLOWN OVER.  
 
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV  
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG  
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG  
 
NEXT UPDATE  
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AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT  
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE AL REGARDING THE  
EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.  
 

 
 
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