Warnings, Watches, Advisories, and Outlooks for Elko,Alabama
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Flood Watch for Elko, Alabama


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
251 PM CST Mon Feb 18 2019

...Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall will impact the Tennessee
Valley this week...

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Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN-
Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Cullman, Lynchburg,
Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs,
and Cowan
251 PM CST Mon Feb 18 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Alabama and southern middle
Tennessee, including the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert,
Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin AL, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence,
Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan. In southern middle
Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

* From Tuesday morning through late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected starting Tuesday
and continuing through Thursday night. Surface soil conditions
are saturated and much of this rainfall will occur as runoff. In
addition to the excessive rainfall, releases of water along the
Tennessee River are expected to result in flooding for portions
of the river. The combination of flooding along the Tennessee
River and excessive rainfall are forecast to cause many of the
local rivers and streams to become overwhelmed and go into
flood.

* Based on the current forecasts of river levels and rainfall,
residents along the Tennessee River are advised to prepare for
flooding that resembles the Christmas Day flooding of 2015.
Residents are also advised to prepare for worst case flooding
that resembles the flooding in 2003.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.






Flood Warning for Elko, Alabama


Flood Warning
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1038 AM CST Mon Feb 18 2019

...The National Weather Service in Huntsville AL has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in Alabama...


Paint Rock River NEAR Woodville affecting Jackson...Madison and
Marshall Counties

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...A flood warning means that flooding along the river

is imminent or occurring. Move to higher ground to escape flood
waters. Residents living along creeks and streams should take
immediate precautions to protect life and property. Additional
information is available at http://water.weather.gov. Once there,
click on the Tennessee Valley to view local river information.



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1038 AM CST Mon Feb 18 2019

The National Weather Service in Huntsville AL has issued a Flood
Warning
* from this afternoon until late Thursday night.
* At 10 AM Monday the stage was 13.4 feet and rising.
* Flood Stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above Flood Stage by late this afternoon and crest
near 16.5 FEET BY early Thursday morning. The river will fall below
Flood Stage by early Thursday evening.
* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Flood waters affect mostly bottomland along
the river...including low lying farm and pasturelands.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.3 feet
on Dec 11 2018.



RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 12PM 6PM 12AM 6AM CREST
LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME Mon Mon Tue Tue STG DAY TIME

PAINT ROCK RIVER
Woodville 15.0 13.4 Mon 10 AM 14.5 15.4 15.7 15.7 16.5 Thu 12 AM



LAT...LON 3491 8628 3489 8606 3442 8637 3450 8653




Hydrologic Outlook for Elko, Alabama


Hydrologic Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
312 PM CST Sun Feb 17 2019

...Heavy rain and flooding likely this week...

A wet pattern will set up across the Tennessee Valley for much of the
week, with several rounds of heavy rainfall affecting Northern
Alabama and portions of Southern Middle Tennessee beginning late
Monday. Throughout the week ahead, a frontal boundary will stall
across the area, though there is still some uncertainty as to
exactly where this feature will end up. The heaviest rainfall axis is
expected to be along this stalled frontal boundary, where anywhere
between 7 to 10 inches of rainfall are forecast. Isolated higher
amounts are possible.

While rainfall is literally forecasted for every day next week, the
greatest potential for heavy rainfall and flooding will be from
late Tuesday through at least Thursday, if not lingering into
Friday. Given the wet ground conditions in place from recent
rainfall, much of this expected 7 to 10 inches of rainfall will
immediately convert to runoff. This will overwhelm the natural
drainage processes, leading to flash flooding potentially at the
onset of the heavy rain, and later in the week, widespread river
flooding. Again, while there is still some uncertainty in exactly
where the front will stall, nearly all of the river gages on the
Tennessee River (and those on tributaries that feed into the
Tennessee River) will likely reach flood stage at some point this
week. The question will be how many will reach Moderate Stage (or
higher). Lingering flooding on the Tennessee River will begin late
this week, and will likely linger into the following week as well.

Residents across Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee
should continue to monitor this unfolding weather situation over the
holiday weekend and stay tuned to further forecast updates from NWS
Huntsville!

For additional hydrologic information, visit our website at
weather.gov/huntsville.


Any use of the information on this page is at your own risk. This information should not be relied upon in life-threatening situations, potential financial loss situations or in lieu of any officially disseminated information. Visit the National Weather Service for official information.

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