River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FGUS84 KBMX 260222
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ALC047-105-260622-

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
822 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

...RIVER STATEMENT FOR THE CAHABA RIVER...

HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IS PRODUCING RISES ON THE
CAHABA RIVER AT MARION JUNCTION.  LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW
ESTABLISHED FLOOD STAGES...AND ANY OVERFLOW ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD BE
OF A MINOR NATURE.

THE CAHABA RIVER AT MARION JUNCTION.
 LATEST STAGE:     15.5 FEET AT 8 PM THURSDAY.
 CAUTION STAGE:    15 FEET.
 FLOOD STAGE:      36 FEET.
 FORECAST:         CREST NEAR 17.9 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON
                   AND THEN BEGIN TO FALL.

* IMPACT...AT 15 FEET...FLOODING AROUND OAKMULGEE CREEK BEGINS AND
  CATTLE NEED TO BE MOVED TO HIGHER GROUND. OVERFLOW OF PASTURE LANDS
  INCREASES AT STAGES ABOVE 20 FEET.


PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR LATER
STATEMENTS CONCERNING THIS EVENT.

IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT THESE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON RAINFALL THAT HAS
ALREADY OCCURRED AND ON ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EXPECTED TODAY AND
TONIGHT.  IF MORE RAINFALL THAN IS CURRENTLY FORECAST OCCURS IT MAY
BECOME NECESSARY TO REVISE THESE FORECASTS UPWARD.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED FRIDAY MORNING...OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

&&

FOR DETAILED WEB INFORMATION CONCERNING RIVER STAGES AND FORCAST FOR
CENTRAL ALABAMA...GO TO:

         HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=BMX

FOR PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS...GO TO:

         WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SERFC/QPFVSMAP.SHTML

FOR FORECAST PRECIPITATION...GO TO:

         WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SERFC/?N=QPFPAGE

$$




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