Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 39 kts.
State ALABAMA
County/Area MACON
WFO BMX
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-09-05 21:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-09-05 21:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 8.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A tropical depression developed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, September 1 and strengthened as it remained nearly stationary becoming Tropical Storm Lee Friday afternoon, September 2. Tropical Storm Lee slowly moved northward toward the central Louisiana coast, eventually making landfall Sunday, September 4 near Vermillion Bay, LA, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 45 mph. Rain bands spread northward into Central Alabama Saturday afternoon, September 3, skirting the southwest corner of the area for approximately 6 hours before pushing further north across west Central Alabama. Moderate to heavy rainfall finally moved into other portions of the area overnight and continued through Sunday, September 4. Lee was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone early Monday morning, September 5. As the remnants of Lee interacted with an approaching cold front, heavy rainfall and gusty winds continued to affect Central Alabama through late Monday evening, September 7.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee brought beneficial rainfall to Central Alabama over several days. However, an extended period of heavy rainfall led to significant flash flooding across portions of north Central Alabama, including the Birmingham metro area. First Responders across the Birmingham area conducted at least 30 water rescues as heavy rainfall caused widespread urban flooding and area creeks to rise out their banks, flooding nearby streets and neighborhoods. In addition, two tornadoes touched down and strong gradient winds caused widespread damage across many counties.
An area of maximum rainfall stretched from southwest to northeast along and north of the Interstate 59 corridor, with more than 8 inches of event total rainfall in many locations. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport set a new record for maximum daily rainfall with 7.11 inches on Monday, September 5. The previous record was 2.1 inches set in 1949. Longtime COOP Observer in Pinson Alabama, James B. Price, has been taking observations since January 1, 1951. The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee set a new record daily maximum rainfall of 8.94 inches on Monday, September 5 in Pinson. The previous record for September 5 was 1.2 inches set in 1968. Also, the 8.94 inches on September 5, 2011 breaks the all time record of rainfall received on any calendar day in Pinson. The previous record was 6.85 inches set on March 19, 1970.
Event Narrative Numerous trees were knocked down across Macon County as a result of gradient winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 284.00K 0.00K
RAINBOW CITY ETOWAH CO. AL 09/04/2011 14:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FERNBANK LAMAR CO. AL 09/05/2011 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON LAMAR CO. AL 09/05/2011 07:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLLTON PICKENS CO. AL 09/05/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN PICKENS CO. AL 09/05/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFORM PICKENS CO. AL 09/05/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 09:37 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 10:07 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 10:25 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MOORES BRIDGE TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 09/05/2011 10:36 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOGGLESVILLE HALE CO. AL 09/05/2011 11:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
WEST GREENE GREENE CO. AL 09/05/2011 11:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERRY (ZONE) PERRY (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 11:15 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 12:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BROWNVILLE JEFFERSON CO. AL 09/05/2011 12:23 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOLOMITE JEFFERSON CO. AL 09/05/2011 12:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
OAKMAN WALKER CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERNBANK LAMAR CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON LAMAR CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COAL VLY WALKER CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 13:45 CST-6 Landslide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT DAVIS MACON CO. AL 09/05/2011 13:56 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
BLOUNT SPGS BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYDEN BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONEONTA BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
AUTAUGA (ZONE) AUTAUGA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 14:36 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 14:41 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CARROLLTON PICKENS CO. AL 09/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN PICKENS CO. AL 09/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 1 10.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 15:10 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
ELMORE (ZONE) ELMORE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 15:18 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TUSCALOOSA (ZONE) TUSCALOOSA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 15:50 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 15:58 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BLOUNT (ZONE) BLOUNT (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 16:01 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 16:01 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ALTOONA ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 16:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEENER ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 16:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORD ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 16:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALNUT GROVE ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 16:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 16:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 16:34 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
IVALEE ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 17:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER WALKER CO ARP WALKER CO. AL 09/05/2011 17:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:03 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:13 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:18 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:18 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ELMORE (ZONE) ELMORE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:19 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MOORES BRIDGE TUSCALOOSA CO. AL 09/05/2011 17:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 17:45 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 18:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SHELBY (ZONE) SHELBY (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 18:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ST. CLAIR (ZONE) ST. CLAIR (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 18:20 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TALLADEGA (ZONE) TALLADEGA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 18:27 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 18:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 38 kts. MG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
VESTAVIA HILLS JEFFERSON CO. AL 09/05/2011 18:45 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ETOWAH (ZONE) ETOWAH (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 19:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 49 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 20:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 49 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BLOUNT SPGS BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYDEN BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONEONTA BLOUNT CO. AL 09/05/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUTAUGA (ZONE) AUTAUGA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 20:57 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. MG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
AUTAUGA (ZONE) AUTAUGA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 21:15 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
AUTAUGA (ZONE) AUTAUGA (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 21:15 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) AL 09/05/2011 21:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
ALTOONA ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 22:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEENER ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 22:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALNUT GROVE ETOWAH CO. AL 09/05/2011 22:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 284.00K 0.00K