Coldest Readings Since February 2015 In Store for BHM

| January 7, 2017 @ 12:52 am

NWS Gridded Snowfall Forecasts

The precipitation is over tonight, but the roads are in terrible shape across much of the area. Most oft he wrecks have been cleared, but the roads are, especially the bridges, are impassable across the area.

Do not travel tonight or in the morning anywhere in Central Alabama.

Temperatures are crashing across the area. It is down to 23F at the BHM Airport, 21F at the Bessemer Airport, 25F at Calera and 26F at Tuscaloosa and Anniston. We are down to 19F in Haleyville and Cullman. Wind chills are running between 0F and 9F.

If we hit 19F at Birmingham tonight, it will be the coldest since January 19th last year.

If we hit the forecasted 17F tomorrow night, it will be the coldest since February 19, 2015, when it was 13F.

Lows tomorrow night will be 2-3 degrees colder.

Remember the four P’s tonight through Sunday morning: People, Plants, Pets and Pipes.

An interesting note: the GFS is predicting a low of -11 at Raleigh/Durham Sunday night. Their all time record low is -9F.

Take heart. It will be 70F by the end of next week.

Good night. We will have additional updates tomorrow.

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