Friday, January 18, 2008

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
425 AM CST FRI JAN 18 2008

COLBERT-CULLMAN-DE KALB-FRANKLIN AL-FRANKLIN TN-JACKSON-LAUDERDALE-
LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-LINCOLN-MADISON-MARSHALL-MOORE-MORGAN-
425 AM CST FRI JAN 18 2008

...SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL TENNESSEE VALLEY TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE TEXAS COAST TODAY AND
TRACK NORTHEASTWARD...ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF TO THE CAROLINA
COAST. PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED
STATES LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. COLD AIR IN PLACE ACROSS THE
REGION WILL ALLOW MOST OF THIS PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF
SNOW.

AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR IN
THE VICINITY OF INTERSTATE 59 ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. WHILE LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF THE
CENTRAL TENNESSEE VALLEY...A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF MORE SUBSTANTIAL
ACCUMULATIONS EXISTS ACROSS CULLMAN...MARSHALL...AND DEKALB COUNTIES
IN NORTH ALABAMA. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE ON SATURDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD.

AS WITH MOST WINTER WEATHER EVENTS ACROSS NORTH ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN
MIDDLE TENNESSEE...CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS REGARDING
SNOW AMOUNTS AND IMPACTS. MINOR ADJUSTMENTS IN THE TIMING OR TRACK
OF THESE WEATHER SYSTEMS COULD HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON AREA WEATHER.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR A FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET...OR
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE FOR THE LATEST WEATHER
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL WINTER WEATHER EVENT.

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