On 6/17 storms moved into central north Alabama near Meridianville and New Market. I chased these cells for quite a few hours and finally had to call it quits after ending up on a dead-end road that GPS didn’t show as a dead-end road.
I started in Meridianville looking west as the storms approached:
A cell formed over the Moore’s Mill area of Alabama and just sat there for awhile, dumping heavy rain on the area the entire time. Localized flooding occurred, but nothing major: just the drainage having a hard time keeping up with the amount of rain coming down.
The flooding started simple enough.
Then the drainage started to struggle to keep up.
And it just got worse from there.
This was the maximum amount in my yard when the rain finally let up. At the center of that “pond” it is about 3 1/2 feet deep.
But the sun finally came out and gave us a gorgeous post-storm sunset!