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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
331 PM CDT SAT APR 5 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO
SUNDAY MORNING...STRENGTHENING AS IT PUSHES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE
OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS BY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM THE SOUTHWEST
DURING THIS TIME...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN TO
OCCUR FOR NORTH ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

IN ADDITION TO THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER WITH THIS EVENT...
AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL SEE THE HIGHEST RAINFALL
AMOUNTS...WITH WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED. LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS APPROACHING 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. LESSER RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE INTERSTATE 65
CORRIDOR...WITH ONLY AROUND AN INCH OF RAIN EXPECTED OVER NORTHWEST
ALABAMA.

THOUGH CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN DRY SO FAR THIS YEAR...THIS AMOUNT OF
RAINFALL MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA. THIS IS
ESPECIALLY THE CASE FOR LOCATIONS EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 WHERE SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL REPEATEDLY AFFECT THE SAME AREAS. AREAS WITH
POOR DRAINAGE AND LOCATIONS IN LOW-LYING AREAS WILL BE MOST
SUSCEPTIBLE TO MINOR FLOODING CONCERNS. 

KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A FLOOD WATCH OR WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR
LOCATION! NEVER DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. REMEMBER: "TURN
AROUND...DON'T DROWN!" A DETOUR WHEN TRAVELING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER FORECAST UPDATES OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS!

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

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