Lake levels are on the rise and those with campers or property around Weiss Lake that may be affected by the rising waters may want to take action as soon as possible to protect your belongings.
Bear in mind, boats may need to be removed from boathouses to prevent damage from logs entering the structure or to keep the boats from striking the roof and suffering any damage, should the water rise to that extreme. Of course, we’ve seen flooded campers in the past as the result of similar weather situations – and that, needless to say, can run into big money.
North Alabama has experienced a great deal of rainfall over the past days – and a great deal more is on the way according to the National Weather Service. They’re saying an additional two to four inches of rain will be possible for a total rain amount exceeding six inches.
Here at WEIS Radio, we’ve measured more than five-and-a-half inches of rainfall in the past five days – that’s as of 7:00am Wednesday.
A Flood Watch remains in effect until early Friday morning (February 22nd).
On Tuesday at 6:45am the Lake level was at 561’ 11” / at 5:45pm it was at 562’ 7”
This morning (Wednesday) at 6:00 Lake level was 563’ 6”
Full Pool is 564’ – so we’re almost there.
Again, we urge all those with property of any sort in the Easement Area around Weiss Lake to take proper precautions to protect yourself against loss as soon as possible.
If you know anyone that lives out of town, but owns property locally that may be at risk, we urge you to contact them and make them aware of the situation.
* A Flood Watch remains in effect through early Friday morning – multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for our area through that time. Surface soil conditions are already saturated and much of this rainfall will run-off, filling the low lying areas, ditches, and creeks. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is possible, with total rain amounts exceeding 6 inches or more.
Showers and thunderstorms throughout the day possibly heavy at times
High of 56
Low around 50
Showers and thunderstorms likely
High of 61
Low of 50
Friday and Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms
High Friday – 67 / High Saturday – 73
Becoming Mostly Sunny by mid-morning
High of 64
Island Subdivision off of County Road 761 in Cedar Bluff