Winter Weather Advisory

| December 4, 2009 @ 3:27 pm | 43 Replies

Here is the WSW from the NWS in Birmingham…

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
254 PM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

…SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA OVERNIGHT…

.A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 6 AM
SATURDAY MORNING FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. THIS AREA IS
GENERALLY 30 TO 40 MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM DEMOPOLIS TO
CLANTON TO ANNISTON TO CENTRE. ACROSS THIS AREA SNOW ACCUMULATION
UP TO ONE INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE…MAINLY ON GRASSY AREAS AND
ELEVATED SURFACES. TO THE NORTH OF THE ADVISORY…MOISTURE WILL BE
LIMITED AND ONLY FLURRIES TO A LIGHT COATING OF SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE. TO THE SOUTH OF THE ADVISORY…RAIN IS FORECAST.

ALZ018>021-025>037-039>041-043-050500-
/O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0002.091205T0500Z-091205T1200Z/
ETOWAH-CALHOUN-CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-TALLADEGA-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-BIBB-CHILTON-COOSA-TALLAPOOSA-
MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-ELMORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GADSDEN…ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…
COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…
SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…ROANOKE…LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…
MOUNDVILLE…MARION…CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…ROCKFORD…
ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…SELMA…
PRATTVILLE…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE
254 PM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 6
AM CST SATURDAY.

RAIN WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN CHANGE TO A
MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW…THEN TO ALL SNOW BY 3 AM ON SATURDAY.
UP TO 1 INCH SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE…MAINLY ON GRASSY
AREAS AND ELEVATED SURFACES. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF
QUICKLY FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR
FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
BIRMINGHAM.

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