Archive for January 17th, 2013

Shelter Open in Cullman for Stranded Motorists

Shelter Open in Cullman for Stranded Motorists

| January 17, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

UPDATE 10:25 Reports from WHNT in Hunstville indicate that traffic is finally flowing again. That is great news. ORIGINAL POST We have a major situation continuing tonight on I-65 in Cullman County where multiple accidents from earlier today shut down the interstate and have stranded motorists tonight. There are reports that people are running out […]

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Bye Bye Snow

Bye Bye Snow

| January 17, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

It has certainly been an interesting weather day across North and Central Alabama as a powerful upper level low pressure system crossed the state. As it did, strong dynamic cooling caused by the decreasing pressure in the atmosphere allowed temperatures aloft to become very cold. Meanwhile, a surface low advancing ahead of the upper low, […]

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Beware Dangerous Black Ice Tonight / In the Morning

Beware Dangerous Black Ice Tonight / In the Morning

| January 17, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

We have a report that Adamsville Police have shut down their roads because of hazardous conditions. Hoover Schools were holding buses and high school students until road conditions could be determined. It is a slow go this afternoon for people traveling through areas where the heavy snow band dumped 1-2 inches quickly this afternoon. Be […]

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Snow Band Will Push Into East Alabama

Snow Band Will Push Into East Alabama

| January 17, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

Our band of heavy snow is pushing into eastern Alabama after dumping some heavy snowfall amounts from the Hunsville area down through Walker, Winston, Cullman, Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby and back into Mississippi. Many roads are snow covered and slushy where heavier snow has fallen . We have a report that the Hueytown FD is […]

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Heavy Snow in Birmingham Area

Heavy Snow in Birmingham Area

| January 17, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

Two reports from the NWS Birmingham from the Metro: …Adamsville [Jefferson Co, AL] law enforcement reports HEAVY RAIN of U0.00 INCH at 01:30 PM CST — snow is quickly accumulating on roadways in Adamsville. roads are becoming impassible with multiple wrecks reported. …Vestavia Hills [Jefferson Co, AL] law enforcement reports SNOW of E1.5 INCH at […]

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Snow Ending From West To East

Snow Ending From West To East

| January 17, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video due to ongoing weather issues** SNOW MOVES OUT LATE THIS AFTERNOON: Snow has ended in Tuscaloosa and points west, and clearing will follow rather quickly. See the visible satellite image below… A band of heavy snow is moving through the Birmingham metro as I write this at 1:30… making the […]

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Notes Just After 1

Notes Just After 1

| January 17, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

Amateur radio operator Grady Evans relayed a reported from the Walker Alert Relay Network that Highway 5 in northern Walker County is “impassable”. Fred Brakefield repors that Jasper PD is closing some roads. Skywatcher Terry Sasser is streaming live on I-65 northbound at this hour heading north from Gardendale. You can find his stream here: […]

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Heavy Band of Snow Approaching Birmingham

Heavy Band of Snow Approaching Birmingham

| January 17, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

We just talked about thunder with the snow in southern Tennessee, and now it is happening in Central Alabama. Three lightning strikes have showed up over northeastern Tuscaloosa and southern Walker Counties in the past few minutes. They are northeast of Samantha. They are in a developing convective band of snow that is set up […]

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Thundersnow!

Thundersnow!

| January 17, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

These strong upper lows can produce convective activity. Two lightning flashes were seen on detection systems before noon over southern Tennessee. This was borne out by observations from the NWS Coop Observer at Winchester TN. Meridianville observation also reported thunder in the vicinity.

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Snow Coming and Going

Snow Coming and Going

| January 17, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

Heaviest bands of snow now making it into the Birmingham Metro. Should see several hours of heavy snow fall across much of the city. Seen some pretty descent accumulations from our western counties and that should be the norm for much of us across Central Alabama. Roads conditions will be tricky as the snow will […]

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Snow Moving into Birmingham

Snow Moving into Birmingham

| January 17, 2013 @ 11:26 am

Much of West Alabama is picking up moderate to heavy snow at this hour. The snow is heaviest over Winston, southeastern Marion, much of Walker, Fayette, Pickens and northern Tuscaloosa. It is now into Jefferson County and will spread across the Birmingham Metro in the next hour. Some moderate to heavy snow is falling north […]

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Snow To Pick Up in Tuscaloosa Soon

Snow To Pick Up in Tuscaloosa Soon

| January 17, 2013 @ 10:11 am

The heaviest snow in Alabama is now over parts of Winston, eastern Marion, Walker, northern Tuscaloosa and Fayette Counties. Sanding trucks were requested a short time ago near Rabbitown, which is near Haleyville in Winston County. Big flakes starting to come down in Parrish at 9:45. Tuscaloosa will start to see moderate to heavy snow […]

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9:30 Notes

9:30 Notes

| January 17, 2013 @ 9:33 am

Snow is really increasing over northwestern Alabama at this hour. It is coming down hard over parts of Winston, Walker, Marion, western Cullman and Morgan Counties back into the Shoals. Here is the Columbus radar. The yellow bands are heavier snow, while the green is lighter. Just saw report of heavy snow falling in Guin […]

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Snow On The Way

Snow On The Way

| January 17, 2013 @ 9:20 am

Snowfall will be increasing from west to east across Alabama this morning and into the afternoon. Already getting reports of heavy snow from Aliceville, Sulligent and Fayette. Several bands of heavy snow from Interstate 55 across East Mississippi and now getting into West Alabama. Accumulating snow in several of our western counties and a mix […]

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Snow Expanding, Intensifying

Snow Expanding, Intensifying

| January 17, 2013 @ 9:11 am

The snow over eastern Mississippi is building into western Alabama and intensifying as it expands. There are four bands of precipitation for now on the radar. The first is a mix of light rain, sleet and snow extending from Blount across Jefferson, St. Clair, Talladega and into Chilton Counties. Sleet has been reported in the […]

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Mid-Morning Update

Mid-Morning Update

| January 17, 2013 @ 9:08 am

As expected, the rain has changed to snow over West Alabama, and now sleet and snow is mixing with the rain at Birmingham. The photo below is from Aliceville, in Pickens County. The shot below is from Vernon, in Lamar County… And, a look at Corridor X/I-22 in Marion County… No real change in our […]

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Snow Reports

Snow Reports

| January 17, 2013 @ 7:48 am

For now it is quiet in Alabama. Some sleet and rain is being reported over West Alabama. Ron Hughes reports rain/sleet mix at Coker northwest of Tuscaloosa. Just saw a report of sleep in the UA campus in Tuscaloosa. It will be changing to snow shortly. From Jason Simpson: snow at Central west of Florence. […]

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Snow Moving into Alabama

Snow Moving into Alabama

| January 17, 2013 @ 7:35 am

Bands of heavy snow continue to move east through Mississippi and now approaching the state line. Getting reports of snow mixing in with rain and sleet from Sumter, Pickens and Lamar Counties. The bands of snow will continue to move into and through Alabama this morning. The upper-level low that is producing the snow will […]

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