Overnight June 10th - Morning June 11th: Needed Heavy Rainfall

       On Sunday afternoon (June 10th) into Monday (June 11th) morning, a weakening area of low pressure pushed northeast into Georgia and then into the Carolina states. By 7 am CDT on June 11th, it had weakened to an upper level disturbance reflected in surface analysis by a weak boundary.  This produced some much needed heavier rainfall across northern Alabama late Sunday night into Monday morning, when 1 to  around 3 inches fell across Marshall, Jackson, Dekalb, and eastern portions of Madison counties.

Below are rainfall totals from 06/10/2012 at 7am through 06/11/2012 at 7 am.

      This was much needed rainfall as it kept much of northern Alabama from dropping into a D2 drought index category.


 June 11th:  Some Additional Rainfall with Severe Storms

       Additional rainfall occurred on Monday (June 11th) in the afternoon and evening, as a large area of showers and strong to severe thunderstorms pushed southeast from Arkansas across northwestern Alabama. Below is another plot of additional rainfall totals that were reported starting at 7 am on Monday and ended at 7 am on Tuesday.

Below are rainfall totals from 06/11/2012 at 7am through 06/12/2012 at 7 am.

      This area of convection prompted a severe thunderstorm watch #373, which was issued at 1:30 pm and was in effect for Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties until 9 pm.  Lawrence and Cullman counties were later added to this watch.  This area of storms produced widespread damaging wind reports, with the strongest winds primarily affecting Franklin, Colbert, Lawrence, and Cullman counties. Below is a plot of wind damage with this event.


Storm Damage Reports

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
429 PM CDT TUE JUN 12 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WSW CHEROKEE            34.76N 87.97W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ON RESIDENCE REQUIRING TARPS.

0537 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SW RIVERTON           34.87N 88.09W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES AND POWERLINES WERE REPORTED BLOWN DOWN ON THE 
            RIVERTON ROSE TRAIL.

0553 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N CHEROKEE            34.78N 87.96W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A BREEZEWAY AWNING WAS BLOWN APART AT CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY
            SCHOOL.

0553 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N WATERLOO            34.94N 88.06W 
06/11/2012                   LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ONTO A HOUSE ON RIVERTON ROSE 
            TRAIL. NO INJURIES REPORTED. 

0558 PM     TSTM WND GST     MUSCLE SHOALS           34.74N 87.67W 
06/11/2012  M43.00 MPH       COLBERT            AL   ASOS            

            THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST OF 43 MPH MEASURED AT NORTHWEST 
            REGIONAL AIRPORT IN MUSCLE SHOALS.

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNE FLORENCE          34.82N 87.67W 
06/11/2012                   LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN.

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 E RED BAY             34.45N 88.08W 
06/11/2012                   FRANKLIN           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A COUPLE OF TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND POWER WAS REPORTED 
            OUT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 247 AND HIGHWAY 24.

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 NE FLORENCE           34.85N 87.60W 
06/11/2012                   LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A POWERLINE WAS BLOWN DOWN.

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NE FLORENCE           34.83N 87.65W 
06/11/2012                   LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A POWER POLE WAS BROKEN AND POWERLINES WERE DOWN AT THIS 
            LOCATION.

0601 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SE FLORENCE           34.76N 87.63W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ON 2ND STREET.

0601 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WSW SHEFFIELD         34.73N 87.78W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN.

0604 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E UNDERWOOD-PETERSVIL 34.88N 87.64W 
06/11/2012                   LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES WERE REPORTED DOWN.

0605 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WNW DUKETON           34.38N 87.87W 
06/11/2012                   FRANKLIN           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN ON COUNTY ROAD 16 AND HIGHWAY 187. TIME 
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0606 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 S RUSSELLVILLE        34.46N 87.73W 
06/11/2012  E56.00 MPH       FRANKLIN           AL   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            A GUST TO 56 MPH WAS REPORTED BY A SKYCAM AT 20 FEET AGL.


0606 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WSW MUSCLE SHOALS     34.72N 87.73W 
06/11/2012                   COLBERT            AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES AND POWERLINES REPORTED DOWN ON MEMPHIS ROAD.

0606 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 SW LEIGHTON           34.65N 87.58W 
06/11/2012  E51.00 MPH       COLBERT            AL   AMATEUR RADIO   

            A GUST TO 51 MPH WAS REPORTED NEAR LA GRANGE MOUNTAIN.

0607 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNW HODGES            34.36N 87.95W 
06/11/2012                   FRANKLIN           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN ON WILSON WEST ROAD NEAR HODGES. TIME 
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0615 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW RUSSELLVILLE      34.49N 87.74W 
06/11/2012                   FRANKLIN           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN ALONG GRAVEL HILL ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM 
            RADAR.

0633 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S NORTH COURTLAND     34.60N 87.33W 
06/11/2012                   LAWRENCE           AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            TREES BLOWN DOWN ON CR 593 IN THE HATTON COMMUNITY.

0648 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 SSW TRINITY           34.55N 87.12W 
06/11/2012  E55.00 MPH       LAWRENCE           AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            A SPOTTER REPORTED WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 50 AND 60
            MPH.

0648 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE MOULTON           34.50N 87.28W 
06/11/2012                   LAWRENCE           AL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POWERLINES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND CAUSED A HOUSE TO CATCH ON
            FIRE.

0701 PM     TSTM WND GST     NW SPEAKE               34.42N 87.17W 
06/11/2012  M46.00 MPH       LAWRENCE           AL   AMATEUR RADIO   

            46 MPH THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST MEASURED BY CWOP WEATHER 
            STATION AT SPEAKE SCHOOL.

0717 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 SSW MADISON           34.66N 86.77W 
06/11/2012  M44.00 MPH       MADISON            AL   ASOS            

            THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST OF 44 MPH MEASURED AT HUNTSVILLE 
            INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

0723 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 ENE HARVEST           34.87N 86.72W 
06/11/2012  M46.00 MPH       MADISON            AL   MESONET         

            46 MPH THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST MEASURED AT CWOP WEATHER 
            STATION NEAR HARVEST.

0730 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 S LACON               34.28N 86.91W 
06/11/2012  E46.00 MPH       CULLMAN            AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            ESTIMATED 46 MPH WIND GUST FROM TRAINED SPOTTER 3 MILES 
            NORTHWEST OF CULLMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT. SMALL TREE LIMBS 
            DOWN.

0732 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ENE CRANE HILL          34.10N 87.06W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ON POWERLINES NEAR GUTHREYS CROSSING AND 
            COUNTY ROAD 222.

0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW BREMEN            34.02N 86.98W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 109.

0737 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE LOGAN             34.10N 86.98W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 346. TIME ESTIMATED FROM 
            RADAR.

0739 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NW NEW MARKET         34.93N 86.47W 
06/11/2012  M42.00 MPH       MADISON            AL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            A 42 MPH WIND GUST WAS MEASURED WITH UAH MOBILE RADAR.

0740 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNW WALTER            34.17N 86.72W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 747.

0746 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SE BAILEYTON          34.25N 86.59W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 1755. TIME ESTIMATED FROM 
            RADAR.

0755 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ENE HANCEVILLE        34.09N 86.68W 
06/11/2012                   CULLMAN            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 649. TIME ESTIMATED FROM 
            RADAR.

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