Archive for February 15th, 2021

May Be Best to Leave A Little Early, Icing Issues May Start In a Few Hours for the Birmingham Metro

May Be Best to Leave A Little Early, Icing Issues May Start In a Few Hours for the Birmingham Metro

| February 15, 2021 @ 2:08 pm

Please, if at all possible, leave a little early, so you can safely make it home from work. Once the temperatures hit the freezing mark, it will not take long at all for those icing issues to start.

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Strong Storms Affecting Lowndes & Montgomery Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Lowndes & Montgomery Counties

| February 15, 2021 @ 1:21 pm

At 118 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Logan, or near Fort Deposit, moving northeast at 65 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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CORRECTION: NWS Birmingham Edits Expiration Times for the Ice Storm & Winter Storm Warnings

CORRECTION: NWS Birmingham Edits Expiration Times for the Ice Storm & Winter Storm Warnings

| February 15, 2021 @ 1:19 pm

Expiration times have been edited to now expire at 4:00 pm this afternoon instead of 9:00 pm tonight.

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More Roadways Are Becoming Impassible Due to Ice Accumulation

More Roadways Are Becoming Impassible Due to Ice Accumulation

| February 15, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

Here are a few reports from trustworthy sources on roadways becoming dangerous to travel and/or becoming impassable.

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Ice For Portions of North/Central Alabama; Tornadoes Possible in Southeast Alabama

Ice For Portions of North/Central Alabama; Tornadoes Possible in Southeast Alabama

| February 15, 2021 @ 12:40 pm

As of 12:29 pm, the western parts of North/Central Alabama continue to see a mixture of sleet and freezing rain. The eastern 2/3rds of the area is seeing mainly rain.

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Alabama Newscenter — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm

Alabama Newscenter — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm

| February 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Gov. Kay Ivey on Sunday evening declared a state of emergency for 28 western, northwestern and central Alabama counties expected to be affected by a winter storm bringing freezing rain and ice that could cause treacherous road conditions and power outages.

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All Roads in Colbert County Considered Impassable by EMA

All Roads in Colbert County Considered Impassable by EMA

| February 15, 2021 @ 10:46 am

All road in Colbert County should be considered impassable until further notice.

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Brief Update to North/Central Alabama’s Freezing Rain Event

Brief Update to North/Central Alabama’s Freezing Rain Event

| February 15, 2021 @ 10:24 am

As of 10:18 am, the freezing rain and sleet activity has been retreating a little westward this morning as some warm air advection is taking place and is allowing some locations west of I-65 in the northwestern parts of North/Central Alabama to rise above freezing.

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Latest Mesoscale Discussion Concerning Freezing Rain Threat

Latest Mesoscale Discussion Concerning Freezing Rain Threat

| February 15, 2021 @ 9:39 am

A relatively narrow band of freezing rain will persist for several hours across the discussion area.

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9 a.m. Update:  Icing Continues Across West and North Alabama

9 a.m. Update: Icing Continues Across West and North Alabama

| February 15, 2021 @ 9:07 am

Icing continues across parts of West and North Alabama this morning as a major winter storm impacts our state.

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