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The Alabama Refrigerator

| January 6, 2010 @ 10:57 am | 21 Replies

Residents of International Falls, Minnesota and good old Deadhorse, Alaska would chuckle at the attention given to our low temperatures this week. But we have our own adjectives: “unbelievable and illegal.”

Larry Mason reported a low of 13 this morning at his location in the Clay/Pinson area. But he also mentioned that as of noon today, the temperature has been below freezing for 114 hours in a row! That hurts!

Here is a roundup of low temperatures around the state this morning. With reports coming in from so many different sources, we may have overlooked some, but we don’t mean to.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND
If we do get about a 2-inch snow cover and the skies clear and the wind drops off and we keep these incredibly low dew points, it could get colder than we expected over the weekend. Here are the temperatures. It is possible that the ole thermometer may have dropped a degree or so after the 6 am report time of the official stations.

5 Grantley
6 Hamilton
7 Russellville Airport
8 Ashby, Hokes Bluff, Lincoln, Hytop, Millport
9 Scrougeout, Moody, Cottondale, Cedar Bluff, Pinson, Madison, Dora
10 Kimberly, Winfield, 9 miles North of Fayette
11 Coker, Munford, Roanoke, Cullman, Hazel Green, Moulton, Jasper
12 Pleasant Grove, NE Huntsville, Bankhead National Forest, Crossville, Meridianville, Muscle Shoals, Athens, Florence, Scottsboro Airport, Valley Head, Camp Hill, Centreville
13 Marion, Weaver, East Cullman County, Decatur, Ft. Payne Airport, Tri-County (near where Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount Counties join)
14 Chelsea/Columbiana, Clay (near Deerfoot and Trussville/Clay Road), Springville/Simmons Mountain, Alabaster/Thompson Road, Huntsville, Fyffe, Livingston
15 Oxford, Inverness, Ashland, Birmingham Airport
16 Jemison, Springville (just north), Albertville, Anniston, Troy
17 Noccalula Falls, Shelby County Airport, Montgomery, Guntersville
18 Auburn, Selma
19 Brewton
20 Evergreen, Fairhope, Robertsdale
21 Dothan
22 Mobile Regional Airport
23 Mobile/Brookley Field
25 Dauphin Island
30 Gulf Shores Airport

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
-1 Mt. LeConte (15 inches of snow)
12 Cades Cove (trace of snow)
15 Gatlinburg (trace of snow)

USA EXTREMES
81 yesterday at Whiteman, California
22 below this morning at International Falls, Minnesota
19 below Ft. Yukon, Alaska

USA SNOW SURVEY
56% of the lower 48 states under a blanket of snow as of this morning.

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