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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Begin Date 11/30/2010 03:51:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth ESE
Begin Location RUSSELL HILL
Begin Lat/Lon 34.55/-86.99
End Date 11/30/2010 09:00:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth WNW
End Location CEDAR LAKE
End Lat/Lon 34.55/-86.98
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A long-lived mesoscale convective system that contained heavy rain and thunderstorms enveloped the region during the late evening and overnight hours. The initial wave of thunderstorms produced some isolated wind damage. Ahead of the line, gusty southeasterly winds caused isolated wind damage as well. 24 hour rainfall amounts from this system reached 3 to over 5 inches. A daily record rainfall of 3.93 inches was recorded in Huntsville. Runoff and flash flooding from the heavy rainfall began during the late evening on the 29th and lasted through the morning hours of the 30th. The runoff pushed several small creeks and streams out of their banks, flooding several roads, and submerging a few vehicles in the process. Hardest hit areas were in Morgan and Madison counties. Several county schools were delayed due to the high water and impassible roadways.
Event Narrative Rainfall amounts of 2 to over 5 inches produced flash flooding of several roads. Many streets in the Hartselle and Decatur communities were flooded. Rainfall of 5.75 inches was measured in southwest Decatur. Some specific streets impacted in Decatur included Riverview Avenue SE, Poole Valley Road at Central Parkway SW, Ray Avenue SW, Bird Springs Road SW, Somerville Road SE at Magnolia and Corsbie Streets, Stratford Road at Country Club Road SE, Ben Poole Road at Crown Point Drive SE, Pennylane at Quince Drive SE, Cedar Lake Road at Central Parkway SW and Sandlin Road at Hay Drive SW. In the county, other roads included Gum Springs Road and Hobb Ward Road at Highway 36. Portions of highway 36 in the western portions of Hartselle and Forest Chapel Road were barricaded due to flash flooding.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 29.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 11/29/2010 22:25 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OLD BETHEL COLBERT CO. AL 11/30/2010 01:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TOWN CREEK LAWRENCE CO. AL 11/30/2010 01:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
COURTLAND AIRFIELD LAWRENCE CO. AL 11/30/2010 01:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 11/30/2010 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 11/30/2010 02:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE LAWRENCE CO. AL 11/30/2010 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPEAKE LAWRENCE CO. AL 11/30/2010 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSSELL HILL MORGAN CO. AL 11/30/2010 03:51 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAZEL GREEN MADISON CO. AL 11/30/2010 05:32 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEN DEKALB CO. AL 11/30/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 29.00K 0.00K