Friday, January 25, 2008

From the NWS Huntsville...


236 PM CST FRI JAN 25 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM CST SATURDAY.

PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF SLEET AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
TO ACCUMULATE AROUND 9 PM ACROSS NORTHEAST ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN
MIDDLE TENNESSEE. ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE GREATEST SOUTH OF THE
TENNESSEE RIVER...MAINLY IN CULLMAN...MARSHALL AND SOUTHERN DEKALB
COUNTIES WHERE 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. FURTHER NORTH...TRACE
TO LESS THAN AN INCH OF ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED. HOWEVER...DUE
TO THE TEMPERATURE REMAINING AROUND FREEZING...ANY ACCUMULATION
WILL REMAIN ON THE GROUND THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

AFTER THE SNOW AND SLEET ENDS BY 3 OR 4 AM...A PERIOD OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
WILL LEAVE A LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE...ESPECIALLY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
1000 FEET. ALL PRECIPITATION WILL THEN END BY AROUND 8 AM TOMORROW
MORNING...FOLLOWED BY TEMPERATURES RISING ABOVE FREEZING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.
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A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS ANTICIPATED TONIGHT. SNOW AND SLEET WILL ARRIVE EARLY THIS EVENING IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…SPREADING EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 65 CORRIDOR BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT. ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND SLEET…ON THE ORDER OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH IS ANTICIPATED SOUTH OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER…ESPECIALLY ACROSS FRANKLIN…LAWRENCE…AND CULLMAN COUNTIES. ISOLATED SPOTS COULD SEE MORE SNOWFALL THAN SLEET…INCREASING TOTALS TO AS HIGH AS 2 TO 3 INCHES. FURTHER NORTH…A HALF INCH OR LESS OF ACCUMULATION OF SLEET AND SNOW IS EXPECTED. AFTER THE SLEET AND SNOW MIXTURE EXITS LATE TONIGHT…A PERIOD OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE…PRODUCING A LIGHT COATING OF ICE.

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