Category: Winter Weather

A Quick Winter Weather Update For Central Alabama At 11:15 AM

A Quick Winter Weather Update For Central Alabama At 11:15 AM

| January 6, 2017 @ 11:17 am

Just within the last hour, sleet and freezing rain has started falling in many locations in the western 2/3rds of the area, including Center Point, Pinson, Vestavia Hills, Deatsville, Altoona, Pell City, Alabaster… just to name a few. A sleet/freezing rain mix is now moving into eastern parts of the area, starting to affect cities […]

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Winter Storm Warning Extended Farther Into West Alabama

Winter Storm Warning Extended Farther Into West Alabama

| January 6, 2017 @ 10:35 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the Winter Storm Warning into Greene, Marengo, and Sumter counties. All of the counties under the Winter Storm Warning will be in the warning until 9:00 AM CST on Saturday morning. We are already getting several reports of roads starting to get slick in the western parts […]

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A Quick Winter Weather Update At 9:20 AM

A Quick Winter Weather Update At 9:20 AM

| January 6, 2017 @ 9:25 am

It is currently a mostly cloudy day out there across Central Alabama at this time, but we do notice that there are some breaks in the clouds allowing some sun to reach the surface. Those breaks in the clouds are not helping the temperatures out at all at this point. At 9:15 AM, temperatures are […]

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New GFS Run Supports Current Forecast

New GFS Run Supports Current Forecast

| January 5, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

Just a quick note to say that the evening run of the GFS is in for this system and it looks a lot like the morning run that generated so much concern. It appears our forecast is on track, and now we will just have to see how the system evolves.

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Some Mid-Evening Notes on the Forecast

Some Mid-Evening Notes on the Forecast

| January 5, 2017 @ 9:07 pm

The forecast die has been cast and now we are in wait and watch mode across Alabama tonight as the first winter storm of the new year and season takes aim at the Southeast. Rarely does it seem that forecasts are cut and dried when it comes to winter weather in Alabama. Have probably seen […]

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Updated Closings As Of 3:30 PM

Updated Closings As Of 3:30 PM

| January 5, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

As of 3:30 PM, here is a list of school closings and delays for Friday… SCHOOL Alabaster City Schools : Closed Tomorrow Attalla City Schools : Closed Tomorrow Bessemer City Schools : Closed Tomorrow Bibb County Schools : Closed Tomorrow Blount County Schools : Closed Tomorrow Calhoun County Schools : Closed Tomorrow Chilton County Schools […]

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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Now Up For Central Alabama

Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Now Up For Central Alabama

| January 5, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

The National Weather Service has just issued the upgrades to the Winter Storm Watch. Here are the details: …Winter Storm Warning for Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Shelby, Talladega and Tallapoosa Counties. …Winter Weather Advisory for Bibb, Blount, Cherokee, Etowah, Jefferson, Pickens, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties. . …Winter Weather Advisory for […]

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued To Our North

Winter Weather Advisory Issued To Our North

| January 5, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

The National Service in Huntsville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 12:00 PM CST on Friday until 12:00AM CST on Saturday for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, and Limestone counties. Timing and Areas Affected: Northwest Alabama beginning early Friday afternoon and lasting into Friday evening. Accumulations: Around 1 inch or less. Other Hazards: On Friday […]

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School Closings & Delays For Friday

School Closings & Delays For Friday

| January 5, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

As of 1:45 PM, here is a list of school closings and delays for Friday… Jefferson County Schools – CLOSED Walker County Schools – DELAYED: Friday to 11:30; buses will delay routes 3-1/2 hours Fairfield City Schools – CLOSED Sumiton Christian School – CLOSED Clay County Schools – CLOSED Cleburne County Schools – CLOSED Attalla […]

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Winter Storm Watch to be Upgraded Shortly; Here’s Latest Thinking

Winter Storm Watch to be Upgraded Shortly; Here’s Latest Thinking

| January 5, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

Just finished conference call with the National Weather Service and media partners. It is nice to have this kind of collaboration with a potentially high impact winter weather event coming up. As you know, we always show our work here on the AlabamaWX Blog, so let’s dig in. A complex winter weather scenario is setting […]

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Clouds Are Moving In At Midday Ahead Of A Possible Snowmaker

Clouds Are Moving In At Midday Ahead Of A Possible Snowmaker

| January 5, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

How’s The Weather Outside At This Hour At the midday hour across Central Alabama, clouds are already starting to build in from the northwest from the approach of our next system, that could bring us some wintry mischief in several different forms for tomorrow through the early morning hours on Saturday. Much of the area […]

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Some Confusion On Winter Storm Watch

Some Confusion On Winter Storm Watch

| January 4, 2017 @ 11:26 pm

As I watched a little television with my family tonight, I noticed something about what the local stations were informing us on the upcoming Winter Storm Watch. These stations were already showing a watch/warning graphic in the corner of the screen, and accompanying that was the informative crawl. The one station that I started with, […]

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A Quick Look at the Wintry Threat for the End of the Week

A Quick Look at the Wintry Threat for the End of the Week

| January 1, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

I have a feeling the European has a good handle on the situation for the end of the week. It is a classic situation for a winter storm in Alabama, with a developing wave moving eastward along the Gulf Coast and a cold air mass invading Alabama from the north. But in this situation, we […]

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A Miserable Day Across Central and North Alabama

A Miserable Day Across Central and North Alabama

| December 18, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

It is a miserable day across most of Central Alabama behind a strong cold front. Temperatures are in the 30s in and north of the I-59 Corridor, and in the 40s further south. Temperatures will continue to slowly fall through the afternoon and will be near freezing shortly after sunset across areas from Lamar, Fayette, […]

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A Little Wintry Mix

A Little Wintry Mix

| December 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Temperatures are near or below freezing now northwest of a line from southern Lamar County through Marion, Fayette and Winston Counties on into the Huntsville area. Rain, freezing rain and sleet continues across the area with freezing temperatures. We can’t rule out a few pockets of a light wintry mix might be occurring from southern […]

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Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings Issued

Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings Issued

| March 20, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

Frost advisories have been issued for tonight for all of Central Alabama with a freeze warning for Marion and Winston Counties in Northwest Alabama, as well as the rest of the Tennessee Valley. A late season cold snap will deliver frost and some freezing temperatures to a large part of the area by morning. Any […]

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Talk Turns from Wintry to Severe Weather

Talk Turns from Wintry to Severe Weather

| February 14, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

Funny how we have gone from talking about the threat of a wintry mix early Monday to the threat of severe weather for Monday afternoon and evening across the state. WINTER WEATHER UPDATE A wintry mix will affect parts of Middle and eastern Tennessee overnight tonight. Places like Clarksville, Nashville and Murfreesboro may see a […]

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Winter Weather Advisory for Cherokee County

Winter Weather Advisory for Cherokee County

| February 9, 2016 @ 10:06 am

The NWS in Birmingham has issued a winter weather advisory for Cherokee County. It will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Beverly Daniel from Cherokee County EMA reports there is a good dusting in most places on the mountain. Getting reports of heavier snow in the very northern part of the county north of Gaylesville. […]

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Flakes are Flying!

Flakes are Flying!

| February 9, 2016 @ 9:07 am

LATE REPORT at 9:12: US-231 closed at Brindley Mountain in northeastern Morgan County. Traffic is a nightmare in that area. The highway 231 bridge over the Tennessee River is closed according to EMA. Flakes are flying across North and Central Alabama this morning. Our favorite flake @spann is getting greetings from far and wide. The […]

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Another Satellite View of Snow

Another Satellite View of Snow

| January 25, 2016 @ 8:32 am

Just perusing a variety of weather resources this morning, and I happened upon another view of the snowfall from the storm that dumped so much snow on the Mid-Atlantic states. This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument around 1815Z (12:15 pm CST) on January 24, 2016. Over the last decade, NASA […]

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Dangerous Conditions Over North, Northeast Alabama; Winds Causing Problems Too

Dangerous Conditions Over North, Northeast Alabama; Winds Causing Problems Too

| January 22, 2016 @ 10:02 pm

Things are going downhill quickly over Northeast Alabama tonight. Roads throughout Etowah County are reported to be icy according to EMA. The NWS maintains a winter weather advisory for Cleburne, Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, Cullman, Morgan, Madison Limestone, Lawrence, Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale. The winter weather advisory has been cancelled for all the […]

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Birmingham at Freezing

Birmingham at Freezing

| January 22, 2016 @ 6:47 pm

Widespread very light snow continues across much of Central Alabama tonight, generally east of I-59 and across North Alabama east of I-65. The snow is accumulating lightly on exposed surfaces like cars. Temperatures are in the lower 30s along and north of the I-20 Corridor. It is now 32F at the Birmingham Airport. Roads are […]

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Early Afternoon Update

Early Afternoon Update

| January 22, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

We are watching the rain transition to snow across North-Central Alabama this afternoon as the much colder air spills into the state. A band of rain/snow mix is now working towards the Interstate 65 corridor and the Birmingham Metro. Within this band, there a numerous reports of bursts of heavy snow, but nothing more than […]

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Operation Snow Watch

Operation Snow Watch

| January 22, 2016 @ 11:18 am

LATE NOTE: All Jefferson County Schools will close at 1 p.m. today. RADAR UPDATE Precipitation echoes are starting to pick up again in a band of snow that is rotating eastward across Northwest and West Central Alabama late this morning. The heavier snow will be across the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. Places like Moulton, […]

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Mid-Morning Update

Mid-Morning Update

| January 22, 2016 @ 9:27 am

Here is a mid-morning update. The forecast remains unchanged: At this hour, light to moderate rain is pushing northeastward across North and Central Alabama. The surface low (1006mb) is just east of Birmingham. The rain is heaviest and most widespread north of the low in the US-278 corridor curving down into East Alabama round Anniston. […]

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