Tag: winter storm

Winter Storm Watch Issued

Winter Storm Watch Issued

| February 14, 2015 @ 5:57 am

**Brian Peters will be along with the regular morning discussion and Weather Xtreme video shortly** ENJOY TODAY: We expect a sunny sky today with a high around 60 degrees… but much colder air blows in here tomorrow, and things go downhill quickly after midnight Sunday night. WINTER STORM WATCH: NWS offices in Huntsville and Birmingham […]

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Snow Picture Awards

Snow Picture Awards

| January 10, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | 30 Replies

Looks I have over 4,000 pictures within the past 24 hours… here are some special ones I have selected tonight here in the old, lonely weather office… BEST SNOW BURIED CAR… 8 inches of snow at Mentone, atop Lookout Mountain in DeKalb County… BEST RIDE TALLEST SNOWMAN BEST CAR DESIGN BEST LIVESTOCK IN THE SNOW […]

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Many Snow Reports

Many Snow Reports

| January 9, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | 8 Replies

Snow is getting heavier… this shot below is from the Wellborn area (just west of Anniston) This image below is from the Bagley community of north Jefferson County And this image below is from Ross Bridge in Hoover…

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Do Not Drive In West Alabama

Do Not Drive In West Alabama

| January 9, 2011 @ 2:44 pm | 15 Replies

Multiple wrecks across the western third of the state, including Tuscaloosa. This shot is from Skip Baumhower, just south of Tuscaloosa on I-59/20. This wreck just happened… Below is a shot captured of the Hugh Thomas Bridge between Tuscaloosa and Northport with our SKYCAM. Road conditions will deteriorate across the rest of the state in […]

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Mid-Morning Update

Mid-Morning Update

| January 9, 2011 @ 8:56 am | 58 Replies

See our live radar composite of the winter storm: Most of what you see over Alabama is NOT reaching the ground; it is evaporating into the cold, dry air near the surface. A few mid-morning notes… *Generally speaking, the storm is developing as expected. There has been severe weather along the Texas Coast this morning, […]

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Major Snow/Ice Event Ahead

Major Snow/Ice Event Ahead

| January 9, 2011 @ 5:58 am | 66 Replies

Here is an early morning look at the winter storm headed for Alabama; Brian will be along shortly with a fresh Weather Xtreme video…. See the forecast accumulation graphics from me, and the Birmingham NWS below… Not much difference in the snow projection… the NWS is using 3-6″ for Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and points north, […]

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Winter Storm FAQ

Winter Storm FAQ

| January 8, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | 106 Replies

Scroll down for a treasure trove of information on what is coming our way. All the videos, maps, etc should answer many questions, but let’s break down some of the most important questions… *WHEN? A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain could begin over Southwest Alabama as early as 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. […]

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NWS Projection

NWS Projection

| January 8, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | 32 Replies

As I posted here a day or so ago, with any winter weather event, everybody has an opinion, like everyone has a belly button. Jim Stefkovich of the NWS sent me his projected snow accumulation… which is very similar to mine (NWS has 3-6″ for Birmingham, while I am at 4-8). I think most are […]

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T-Minus 30 Hours

T-Minus 30 Hours

| January 8, 2011 @ 11:04 am | 429 Replies

Writing this late Saturday morning, about 30 hours prior to the expected beginning of a significant winter storm for Alabama. You can scroll down for a look at our forecast and projections… but we are just about at that time when we quit flying with instruments (computer model output), and begin to fly visual (look […]

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Updated Snow Accumulation Projection

Updated Snow Accumulation Projection

| January 8, 2011 @ 9:13 am | 100 Replies

Here is a look at the 12Z snow accumulation output from the RPM model… We have to respect this model’s performance with the winter weather events this season (it has done very well), and it shows the snow maximum of 4-8 inches north of I-20, with lighter amounts to the south. We note the 09Z […]

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Another One For You

Another One For You

| January 7, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | 8 Replies

See this meteogram for Birmingham… snow accumulation from model output. Note that we have three model runs 7 to 11 inches here. Again, this is NOT a forecast, but something we must consider as we get closer to the event. The new 00Z NAM is suggesting around 10 inches for Birmingham as well.

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Friday Night Notes

Friday Night Notes

| January 7, 2011 @ 8:29 pm | 35 Replies

Just some random information as things have finally gone somewhat calm for a bit…. *Deep down inside, the anticipation of snow brings back the excitement I remember as a child. I saw my first snow flakes at the old Normandale Mall in Montgomery when I was in first grade (I was living in Greenville at […]

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Model Update

Model Update

| January 7, 2011 @ 5:54 pm | 86 Replies

A quick peek at the output of the new 18Z NAM shows heavy snow for North-Central Alabama… suggest 6-10 inches of snow around here. We are NOT that aggressive with our forecast, which I posted below the NAM output…

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Snow/Ice Threat Sunday/Monday

Snow/Ice Threat Sunday/Monday

| January 7, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | 76 Replies

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. Be sure and watch the Weather Xtreme video for all of the graphics that go along with this discussion… […]

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Accumulation Potential

Accumulation Potential

| January 7, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | 45 Replies

Will have the full discussion and video posted by 3:00, but here is a look at the new snow accumulation graphic we will use this afternoon… *Main impact of the winter storm will be from 12:00 noon Sunday through 12:00 noon Monday, with the heaviest snow and other winter precipitation Sunday night into Monday morning.

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Peek At New Model Output

Peek At New Model Output

| January 7, 2011 @ 9:37 am | 41 Replies

This is the snow accumulation through Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. CST from the 12Z run of the RPM… This suggests some light snow accumulation all the way down to Mobile and Dothan. Now… see the accumulated snow from the 12Z NAM. This will knock your socks off… More details coming soon…

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Major Winter Storm Ahead

Major Winter Storm Ahead

| January 7, 2011 @ 6:30 am | 53 Replies

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. Up front, just a reminder this event is still about 48 hours from beginning, so this forecast could (and […]

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Major Winter Storm Potential Sunday/Monday

Major Winter Storm Potential Sunday/Monday

| January 6, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | 76 Replies

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. BLOG: Let me apologize for the blog issues today… we are going to a distributed platform so you won’t […]

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