Archive for January 5th, 2017

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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Evening Update

Evening Update

| January 5, 2017 @ 6:52 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have some patches of light rain/sleet/snow over West Alabama already this evening, but temperatures there are well above freezing, and we expect no travel issues before midnight. A winter storm warning goes into effect tomorrow morning for East-Central Alabama, with winter weather advisories for much of the rest of Alabama. Heaviest snow, […]

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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 Weather Ahead For Alabama Tomorrow

Winter Weather Ahead For Alabama Tomorrow

| January 5, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today due to extremely heavy radio/TV/social media duties; the blog discussion will explain it all nicely** WINTER STORM AHEAD: NWS offices in Alabama have issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories this afternoon that will be in effect tomorrow, tomorrow night, and early Saturday morning for much of the […]

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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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Late Morning Update

Late Morning Update

| January 5, 2017 @ 10:05 am

New model guidance has arrived, and I have adjusted the snow accumulation potential map slightly southward… The rest of the morning discussion still stands (below). Will have a new blog discussion and Weather Xtreme video posted by 3:30 this afternoon… NOTE: It is likely that a Winter Weather Advisory will be needed for parts of […]

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From U.S. Drought Monitor: Drought Conditions Improve Across Central Alabama

From U.S. Drought Monitor: Drought Conditions Improve Across Central Alabama

| January 5, 2017 @ 9:42 am

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor indicates significant improvement in the drought conditions across Central Alabama following rainfall during the past week. Extreme drought conditions persist over an area along and to the right of a line from near Lafayette to Columbiana to Clinton to Pickensville to Kennedy to Manchester. Severe drought covers remaining areas north […]

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Winter Storm Watch Expanded Southward

Winter Storm Watch Expanded Southward

| January 5, 2017 @ 6:02 am

CALM TODAY: While all of the attention is focused on wintry precipitation possibilities tomorrow, we need to mention that today will a cool, calm day for the state. We are in the 27-32 degree range early this morning, and the high this afternoon should be in the low 50s with a mix of sun and […]

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