Widespread Rain and Severe Weather Events: March 8-9th, 2011


Moderate to heavy rainfall spread into Central Alabama Tuesday night ahead of an approaching storm system. Rain continued through much of Wednesday, resulting in widespread flash flooding and river flooding.  Rainfall totals ranged from around 6 inches in western portions of the area to 2 to 4 inches elsewhere.  In addition, a line of thunderstorms with areas of embedded rotation moved through Central Alabama early Wednesday morning. These thunderstorms caused wind damage across southern portions of the area, knocking down trees, power lines and causing structural damage at several locations.

 
12Z Wed 500mb analysis 12Z Wed Surface analysis

500mb Analysis at 6 am CST on March 9th, 2011 

Surface Analysis at 6 am CST on March 9th, 2011 

Storm Reports March 8th, 2011 Storm Reports March 9th, 2011

Storm Reports March 8th, 2011 

Storm Reports March 9th, 2011 

Rainfall Plot Rainfall Plot

24 Hour Rainfall Plot ending 7 am March 9, 2011 

24 Hour Rainfall Plot ending 7 am March 10, 2011 

Storm Damage Storm Damage

Straight Line Wind Damage from Pike County 

Straight Line Wind Damage from Perry County 

Storm Damage Storm Damage

Etowah County Flooding

Etowah County  Flooding

Storm Damage Storm Damage

Etowah County Flooding

Etowah County Flooding

Storm Damage Storm Damage

Etowah County Flooding

Etowah County Flooding

 
Preliminary Local Storm Reports
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