Category: Winter Weather

Roads Still Icy in Spots;  Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

Roads Still Icy in Spots; Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

| January 8, 2017 @ 7:55 am

Saturday was still a mess across the Birmingham metro area as well as almost all of I-20 east of the city. The sun tried very hard to fix things, working in conjunction with plenty of dry air was sublimation. But shade and temperatures that never reached freezing conspired against the process. Problems continued through the […]

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Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning Criteria Explained

Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning Criteria Explained

| January 8, 2017 @ 5:00 am

A lot of confusion results from the criteria that triggers the various types of winter weather advisories, watches and warnings. We have to remember that… A WATCH for winter weather means that there is the potential for hazardous wintry conditions to occur within the next 24 to 72 hours A WARNING means hazardous winter conditions […]

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Coldest Since When?

Coldest Since When?

| January 7, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

If you have been following the weather, you know it has been and is going to be cold. When temperatures drop below 20 degrees, I think most people would agree with calling it “brutally cold.” So I was curious. The GFS MOS guidance forecast low tonight is 14 degrees. So, when was the last time […]

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I-20 Near I-459 Closed (as of 2:00 PM)

I-20 Near I-459 Closed (as of 2:00 PM)

| January 7, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

Alabama State Troopers say all lanes of I-20 are now closed near I-459. No timeframe for reopening. Even though some travel issues are clearing up with the sun slowly melting the ice, there are still many issues near the Birmingham Metropolitan Area. Please use caution if you have to drive. If you don’t have to […]

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