Category: Winter Weather

The Snow Of December 8, 2017

The Snow Of December 8, 2017

| December 9, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

Yesterday’s snow across Central Alabama was the biggest one for so early in the season. Data is still being compiled, but for Birmingham, with an official total of 4 inches, it was the third snowiest December day on record. Only surpassed by 8 inches during the famous New Year’s Eve event on December 31, 1963… […]

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Satellite View of Friday’s Snow

Satellite View of Friday’s Snow

| December 9, 2017 @ 8:13 am

The satellite view of the December 8, 2017, snow storm across Alabama and Mississippi.

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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Extended In Time and Area

Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Extended In Time and Area

| December 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory FOR Cullman, Marshall, and Dekalb counties.

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Winter Weather Advisory Extended Southward, Some Road Closures Reported

Winter Weather Advisory Extended Southward, Some Road Closures Reported

| December 8, 2017 @ 9:08 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the Winter Weather Advisory a little further southward to now include Lee, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties.

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Conditions Deteriorating Across Central Alabama;  Roads Becoming Snow Covered

Conditions Deteriorating Across Central Alabama; Roads Becoming Snow Covered

| December 8, 2017 @ 7:43 am

Road conditions are worsening quickly in parts of the winter storm warning area this morning. Please stay off the roads, which are becoming snow covered and slick.

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Snow Increasing Across the Area

Snow Increasing Across the Area

| December 8, 2017 @ 5:24 am

Reports of snow are increasing across the area now, mainly sticking on grassy areas and car but travel problems could develop as we head through the morning hours.

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Winter Storm Warning For Parts of Central Alabama

Winter Storm Warning For Parts of Central Alabama

| December 8, 2017 @ 3:06 am

NWS Birmingham has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory for some parts of the state to a Winter Storm Warning… Rain will continue to change to snow between now and 5am, and the snow could even become heavy at times. Warm ground temperatures will offset the accumulation potential some, but a few places could see 2-3″ […]

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Thursday Night Update For Friday’s Wintry Weather Event

Thursday Night Update For Friday’s Wintry Weather Event

| December 7, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

As we have now entered the 8 o’clock hour here in Central Alabama, we are now starting to get a good look at the system that will bring us some rain, some snow, and a rain/snow mix.

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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory For Parts Of Central Alabama On Friday 3AM-6PM

UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory For Parts Of Central Alabama On Friday 3AM-6PM

| December 7, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3:00 AM Friday to 6:00 PM Friday for parts of Central Alabama.

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A Look at Morning Model Data for the Upcoming Winter Weather Event

A Look at Morning Model Data for the Upcoming Winter Weather Event

| December 7, 2017 @ 11:32 am

A crazy, Deep South December snow is setting up for tomorrow as moisture overruns cold air in place in places that don’t see much snow ever, and certainly not this early in the winter season.

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Wind Impact Forecast for Central Alabama Lessened a Bit

Wind Impact Forecast for Central Alabama Lessened a Bit

| October 8, 2017 @ 8:55 am

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect across many counties of Central Alabama with wind advisories in the rest of the counties.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Northeast Alabama from 6PM Tonight Through 7AM Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory for Northeast Alabama from 6PM Tonight Through 7AM Sunday

| March 11, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

Half an inch to 1 inch of snow are possible in the higher elevations with less than a half an inch in the valley locations.

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Big Winter Storm for the East Coast Early Next Week

Big Winter Storm for the East Coast Early Next Week

| March 11, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

A major winter storm is expected to develop Monday and wallop the Northeast U.S. with major snowfall.

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Travel Problems to the North Tonight

Travel Problems to the North Tonight

| March 11, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Travel problems are expected tonight across areas to the north of Alabama as a wintry mix forms along the northern side of a precipitation shield.

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Where Did the Cold Come From?

Where Did the Cold Come From?

| January 8, 2017 @ 11:27 am

Ever wonder where the air in your location actually came from? Well, using the NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) HYSPLIT model, you can do just that. The HYSPLIT model is a complete system for computing simple air parcel trajectories as well as complex transport, dispersion, chemical transformation, and deposition simulations. HYSPLIT continues to be […]

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Roads Still Icy in Spots;  Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

Roads Still Icy in Spots; Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

| January 8, 2017 @ 7:55 am

Saturday was still a mess across the Birmingham metro area as well as almost all of I-20 east of the city. The sun tried very hard to fix things, working in conjunction with plenty of dry air was sublimation. But shade and temperatures that never reached freezing conspired against the process. Problems continued through the […]

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Coldest Since When?

Coldest Since When?

| January 7, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

If you have been following the weather, you know it has been and is going to be cold. When temperatures drop below 20 degrees, I think most people would agree with calling it “brutally cold.” So I was curious. The GFS MOS guidance forecast low tonight is 14 degrees. So, when was the last time […]

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I-20 Near I-459 Closed (as of 2:00 PM)

I-20 Near I-459 Closed (as of 2:00 PM)

| January 7, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

Alabama State Troopers say all lanes of I-20 are now closed near I-459. No timeframe for reopening. Even though some travel issues are clearing up with the sun slowly melting the ice, there are still many issues near the Birmingham Metropolitan Area. Please use caution if you have to drive. If you don’t have to […]

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