Category: Winter Weather

Freeze Watch Issued for Central Alabama for Early Friday Morning

Freeze Watch Issued for Central Alabama for Early Friday Morning

| March 31, 2021 @ 2:44 pm

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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NWS to Stop Using “Advisory” in Its Hazard Messaging by 2024

NWS to Stop Using “Advisory” in Its Hazard Messaging by 2024

| March 4, 2021 @ 12:23 pm

Eli Jacks, the Chief of the NWS Forecast Services Division, released a statement this morning that there will be a major change to the NWS Hazard Messaging Headlines by discontinuing “Advisory” due to the confusion that the term causes, especially compared to a watch or warning.

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A Few Winter Wonderland Images from the Spann Twitter Army

A Few Winter Wonderland Images from the Spann Twitter Army

| February 17, 2021 @ 10:11 pm

These are just a few Tweets that were sent in this evening and tonight from the locations that have received snow during this latest winter weather event.

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Blount County Added to the Winter Weather Advisory

Blount County Added to the Winter Weather Advisory

| February 17, 2021 @ 9:52 pm

Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch. Plan on slippery road conditions.

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A Brief Update as of 9:15 pm… Temperatures Are Actually Starting to Rise in Some Locations

A Brief Update as of 9:15 pm… Temperatures Are Actually Starting to Rise in Some Locations

| February 17, 2021 @ 9:17 pm

The low level jet across the area is starting to increase in speed which is allowing for some surface temperatures to start rising. This is allowing some locations in the northern parts of North Alabama to make a transition from a wintry mix or snow to all rain.

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A Quick Update as of 7:15 PM

A Quick Update as of 7:15 PM

| February 17, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

Pretty decent snow showers are falling over the northwestern and portions of the north/central parts of North/Central Alabama where accumulations of 1/2-inch to 1-inch up in Town Creek.

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Cullman County Added to Winter Weather Advisory

Cullman County Added to Winter Weather Advisory

| February 17, 2021 @ 3:26 pm

Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

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Snow/Sleet Approaching Northwest Alabama

Snow/Sleet Approaching Northwest Alabama

| February 17, 2021 @ 2:55 pm

ANOTHER WINTER STORM: A winter storm warning remains in effect for Lamar, Marion, Winston, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Limestone counties through tonight… a winter weather advisory is in effect for Morgan, Madison, Jackson, Pickens, Fayette, Walker counties.

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