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Lat: 34.79N, Lon: 86.96W
Wx Zone: ALZ005 CWA Used: HUN

Alabama Drought Monitor

The Alabama Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Alabama land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Alabama Drought Monitor

Alabama Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1033 PM CDT SAT APR 26 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING WILL IMPACT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY EARLY
NEXT WEEK...

AS A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM MOVES EASTWARD FROM THE CENTRAL
PLAINS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BEGIN AFFECTING THE AREA LATE
SUNDAY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE
BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY MORNING...WITH SEVERAL ROUNDS OF HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WILL LIKELY RANGE
FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
IN AREAS WHERE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS REPEATEDLY AFFECT THE SAME
LOCATIONS. AREA CREEKS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY BECOME
OVERWHELMED WITH THIS MUCH RAINFALL IN THIS SHORT PERIOD OF
TIME...WITH FLASH FLOODING LIKELY. LOW LYING AREAS AND LOCATIONS OF
POOR DRAINAGE ARE ALSO AT A HIGHER RISK OF FLASH FLOODING.

DETAILS ARE STILL BECOMING CLEAR ABOUT THIS ANTICIPATED HEAVY
RAINFALL EVENT. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER FORECAST UPDATES OVER THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS...AND KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A FLOOD WATCH OR WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA! REMEMBER: "TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!" A DETOUR
WHEN TRAVELING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! TAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE NOW!
DON'T WAIT UNTIL MONDAY TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE!

FOR ADDITIONAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

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