Current Status of Tropical Storm 99L

There is a 30% chance of formation in the next 48 hours. 60% chance of formation in the next 5 days. 

There is a 70% chance of not forming through midday Sunday. 

The swaths below are the area for potential development. THESE ARE NOT CONES!

Takeaway Messages:

Significant uncertainty exists of the exact formation area and intensity. 

However, this  system is a potentially high impact weather event

The uncertain forecast means those on the coast are not likely to have 96 hours of prep time. 

Remember, you are not looking at cones as of yet, just potential formation areas. 

Remember, we are approaching peak hurricane season and the tropics are very active! Be prepared! Even if this system passes over our area as a weak tropical storm, we can still experience heavy rain, gusty winds and possible tornadoes. Be ready for power outages should the storm track near our area. 

Check your batteries in your NOAA Weather Radios

Make sure you have a supply of critical medications and supplies on hand. 

For more information:

National Weather Service Birmingham
Facebook: US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
Twitter: @NWSBirmingham #bmxwx

Stay alert and aware of changing forecasts. 

The Lee County EMA will provide additional updates, should the situation significantly change.

We will test the AU Tone Alert radios @ 11:30 a.m. today. We will test the Lee County Tone Alert radios @ 11:45 a.m. We will then test all of the Outdoor Warning Sirens @ 12 noon. Please comment below if you hear them with your location if possible. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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Deborah E HickokI heard the outdoor siren at noon on Rustic ST near Dunlop, Opelika, but did not hear the radio test.

5 days ago   ·  1

Martin Medina ElizaldeI live on Estate Ave, off Wrights Mill road and we heard the siren laud and clear.

5 days ago   ·  1

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We will host our first lunch and learn opportunity for the citizens of Lee County on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center located @ 908 Avenue B, Opelika. The topic for this session will be Outdoor Warning Notifications. Our Communications Officer, Chris Tate will discuss our warning notification system and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Then at 12 noon you are welcome to observe while we test the Outdoor Warning Sirens, weather permitting.

Seating is limited so pre-registration is a must. If you would like to attend please email Jeremy Jones: and he will get you on the list or call 334-749-8161.

Bring your lunch and join us for this informative discussion!

Teresa Hodges, Julie Stanley and 7 others like this

Lee County Emergency Management AgencySeveral have reserved their spot. We would love to have you join us!

1 month ago

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lee County until 4:15 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

Mary Beth McLeod, Ann Brown Madsen and 6 others like this

Terri Cummingsyep stoming at my house. already took down my fence.

2 months ago

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