Weather for Athens, Alabama
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 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.
000 FGUS74 KHUN 130837 ESFHUN ALC033-043-049-059-071-077-079-083-089-095-103-TNC051-103-127-132200- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 337 AM CDT MON APR 13 2015 ...OCCASIONAL HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER NORTHERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH MUCH OF THIS WEEK WITH POSSIBLE FLOODING... AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DEEPEN AND BECOME ANCHORED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THIS WEEK. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL STREAM AMPLE GULF MOISTURE OVER THE AREA WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE AT ANY TIME DURING THE NEXT WEEK. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP. HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PAST WEEK HAS LEAD TO NEAR SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS. THE HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED THIS WEEK WILL QUICKLY BE ABSORBED AND THEN RUNOFF INTO STREAMS AND RIVERS. THIS MAY LEAD TO FLOODING OF SMALLER STREAMS AND RIVERS. REMAIN ALERT FOR UPDATED FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS AS FLOOD WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED. FOR ADDITIONAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/. $$