498  
WGUS64 KBMX 201154  
FFABMX  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL  
554 AM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
..FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
.WIDESPREAD RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH  
THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF. ANYWHERE FROM .5 TO 1 INCH  
OR RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE WATCH AREA SINCE WEDNESDAY MORNING.  
AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 PM TODAY.  
RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO RANGED FROM 1 TO 5 INCHES.  
THEREFORE, MANY AREA RIVERS, CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE RUNNING WELL  
ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS. DUE TO THESE SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS,  
SOME FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.  
 
ALZ028>033-035>048-210000-  
/O.CON.KBMX.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-200221T0000Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-CHILTON-COOSA-TALLAPOOSA-  
CHAMBERS-MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-ELMORE-MONTGOMERY-MACON-  
BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASHLAND, ROANOKE, LIVINGSTON, EUTAW,  
GREENSBORO, MOUNDVILLE, MARION, CLANTON, ROCKFORD,  
ALEXANDER CITY, DADEVILLE, VALLEY, LANETT, LAFAYETTE, DEMOPOLIS,  
LINDEN, SELMA, PRATTVILLE, FORT DEPOSIT, HAYNEVILLE, WETUMPKA,  
TALLASSEE, MONTGOMERY, TUSKEGEE, UNION SPRINGS, AUBURN, OPELIKA,  
AND PHENIX CITY  
554 AM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
..FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA, EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA, SOUTHEAST  
ALABAMA, AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING  
AREAS, IN CENTRAL ALABAMA, AUTAUGA, CHILTON, COOSA, DALLAS,  
ELMORE, LOWNDES, MONTGOMERY, AND PERRY. IN EAST CENTRAL  
ALABAMA, CHAMBERS, CLAY, LEE, MACON, RANDOLPH, RUSSELL, AND  
TALLAPOOSA. IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, BULLOCK. IN WEST CENTRAL  
ALABAMA, GREENE, HALE, MARENGO, AND SUMTER.  
 
* THROUGH 6 PM TODAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY  
HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.  
 
* ONGOING RIVER FLOODING MAY BE WORSENED AND THE HIGH CREEKS AND  
STREAMS MAY AFFECT THE RUNOFF OF THE NEW RAINFALL AND PRODUCE  
FLOODING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD  
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION  
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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