More From NWS/Birmingham

| March 7, 2008 @ 12:53 pm | 17 Replies

(Sorry, but earlier post did not include everything in their issuance)
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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1213 PM CST FRI MAR 7 2008

…WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY
BRINGING COLD TEMPERATURES FROM THE NORTHWEST ALONG WITH GULF
MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTH. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING ACROSS CENTRAL
ALABAMA THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING.

MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER
1213 PM CST FRI MAR 7 2008

…HEAVY SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAVY
SNOW WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
CST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

AS A STRONG SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT…COLD
AIR WILL BEGIN FILTERING INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN
SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGEOVER TO
SNOW DURING THE EVENING HOURS IN THE NORTHWEST AND LAST THROUGH
EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. INITIALLY THE GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL BE
TOO WARM TO SUPPORT ACCUMULATIONS. HOWEVER…AS THE TEMPERATURES
BEGIN TO COOL THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO GENERALLY BE UP TO 2.5 INCHES.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRIMARILY ON GRASSY
SURFACES. HOWEVER…A FEW ISOLATED SLICK ROAD SURFACES CAN NOT BE
RULED OUT…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS AND NORMALLY COLDER
LOCATIONS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CHEROKEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…CENTRE
1213 PM CST FRI MAR 7 2008

…HEAVY SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAVY
SNOW WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
CST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

AS A STRONG SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT…COLD
AIR WILL BEGIN FILTERING INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN
SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGEOVER TO
SNOW DURING THE EVENING HOURS IN THE NORTHEAST AND LAST THROUGH
EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. INITIALLY THE GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL BE
TOO WARM TO SUPPORT ACCUMULATIONS. HOWEVER…AS THE TEMPERATURES
BEGIN TO COOL THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO GENERALLY BE UP TO 2.5 INCHES.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRIMARILY ON GRASSY
SURFACES. HOWEVER…A FEW ISOLATED SLICK ROAD SURFACES CAN NOT BE
RULED OUT…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS AND NORMALLY COOLER
LOCATIONS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

CALHOUN-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-
TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-BIBB-CHILTON-
COOSA-TALLAPOOSA-CHAMBERS-MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-ELMORE-
MONTGOMERY-MACON-BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANNISTON…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON…
TUSCALOOSA…BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…
ALABASTER…PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…
ROANOKE…LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…MARION…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…ROCKFORD…ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…SELMA…
PRATTVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…HAYNEVILLE…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…
MONTGOMERY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…AUBURN…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…EUFAULA
1213 PM CST FRI MAR 7 2008

…SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A SNOW
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
SATURDAY.

AS A STRONG SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT…COLD
AIR WILL BEGIN FILTERING INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN
SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGEOVER TO
SNOW DURING THE LATE EVENING HOURS AND LAST THROUGH EARLY
TOMORROW MORNING. INITIALLY THE GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL BE TOO
WARM TO SUPPORT ACCUMULATIONS. HOWEVER…AS THE TEMPERATURES BEGIN
TO COOL THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO
ACCUMULATE ON MAINLY GRASSY SURFACES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL DECREASE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH BY TOMORROW MORNING. AMOUNTS UP
TO 1.5 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 20
CORRIDOR…UP TO 1.0 INCH ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 20
CORRIDOR….UP TO 0.5 INCH ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 85
CORRIDOR.

WIDESPREAD TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ARE NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER…A FEW ISOLATED
SLICK ROAD SURFACES CAN NOT BE RULED OUT…ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED
ROADWAYS AND IN RURAL AREAS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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