Freezing Rain Advisory Area Reduced

| January 25, 2013 @ 6:43 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has reduced the area for the Freezing Rain Advisory to just Cleburne and Cherokee counties. The advisory for the counties of Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay, and Randolph has been cancelled.

A quick check of the NWS Huntsville office shows no winter weather advisories in effect for any of the Tennessee Valley counties.

It appears that the development of rain is going to be much slower to develop while temperatures near the ground remain well above the freezing mark over North and Central Alabama. PLus the sounding from the Shelby County Airport from last night showed the layer of above freezing temperatures to be quite thick – generally slightly more than 10,000 feet – which helped to insulate the atmosphere from the cooling affect of the rain.

Freezing Rain Advisories and Winter Weather Advisories were still in effect this morning for a large area to the northeast of us including parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.


Category: Alabama's Weather

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