Archive for January 6th, 2017

Dang Warm Nose

Dang Warm Nose

| January 6, 2017 @ 10:45 pm

The warm nose that was evident all day on the upper air sounding from the NWS at the Shelby County Airport was very stubborn and never relented. Here is the 6 p.m. Skew-T diagram that interprets the data. Hence snow falling from aloft melted at about 2.5 miles above the earth and then refroze in […]

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Screaming Message:  Do Not Drive Across Central Alabama Tonight or Saturday Morning

Screaming Message: Do Not Drive Across Central Alabama Tonight or Saturday Morning

| January 6, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

A winter storm warning and winter weather advisory continues tonight for all of the counties across Central Alabama. In fact, warnings and advisories cover all of the state except for the far North and coastal Mobile and Baldwin counties. A plethora of winter alerts cover the areas from Louisiana to the Mid-Atlantic. A blizzard warning […]

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Snow and Sleet Beginning to Taper Off; Roads Very Dangerous Across Much of Area

Snow and Sleet Beginning to Taper Off; Roads Very Dangerous Across Much of Area

| January 6, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

Our precipitation shield has changed to all dry snow and sleet tonight. The radar shows reflectivity on the left and precipitation type on the right. The light blue is dry snow and the peach color is sleet. Temperatures are falling as the colder air finally begins to work easy. It is down to 25F at […]

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A Quick Update At 7:00 PM

A Quick Update At 7:00 PM

| January 6, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

The warm air in the atmosphere at 5,000 feet above the surface has started eroding away quickly, and snow is now falling for most north of the I-20 corridor from Leeds to Springville to Oneonta and back to the west of that. A wintry mix is falling over the eastern counties from Gadsden to Lincoln […]

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