Mid-Morning Update

| January 17, 2013 @ 9:08 am

As expected, the rain has changed to snow over West Alabama, and now sleet and snow is mixing with the rain at Birmingham. The photo below is from Aliceville, in Pickens County.


The shot below is from Vernon, in Lamar County…


And, a look at Corridor X/I-22 in Marion County…


No real change in our thinking…


The change to snow will happen by 10 a.m. in Birmingham, and by 11:30 a.m. in the Anniston/Gadsden area.

REMEMBER: The snow is the result of a cold core upper low. Dynamic cooling comes from above… temperatures will lower as the low passes overhead. Most places will see temperatures in the 33-36 degree range as the snow falls.

TRAVEL: Due to the warm ground, most roads will be simply wet, like on a rainy day. However, we do note some Northwest Alabama communities are close to freezing, so some slush could lead to slick spots on bridges as the snow falls. Major, widespread travel issues are not expected, but use your common sense and take it easy, whether the roads are slushy, or just wet.

For school delays, closings, etc… please see the ABC 33/40 site here.

The snow will end from west to east this afternoon as the upper low moves on to the northeast. Stay tuned for updates…


Category: Alabama's Weather

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