Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Special Weather Statement - NWS Huntsville

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
140 PM CST TUE JAN 5 2010

ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-061100-
LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLORENCE...MUSCLE SHOALS...RUSSELLVILLE...
MOULTON...ATHENS...HUNTSVILLE...DECATUR...GUNTERSVILLE...
SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...CULLMAN...LYNCHBURG...FAYETTEVILLE...
WINCHESTER
140 PM CST TUE JAN 5 2010

...ACCUMULATING SNOW THURSDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING FOLLOWED BY
EXTREMELY COLD ARCTIC AIR FOR FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND...

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY ON
THURSDAY BRINGING ACCUMULATING SNOW AND EXTREMELY COLD
TEMPERATURES TO THE AREA. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN ONE HALF INCH
TO ONE INCH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA WITH
UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST
ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN ACROSS NORTHWEST ALABAMA JUST BEFORE SUNRISE
THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE SPREADING EAST THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE
SNOW WILL END BY LATE THURSDAY EVENING LEAVING ONLY FLURRIES AS THE
COLD FRONT EXITS THE AREA. WITH GROUND TEMPERATURES ALREADY NEAR
FREEZING...ANY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WILL BE CAPABLE OF CAUSING
TRAVEL PROBLEMS INCLUDING SNOW THAT MELTS AND REFREEZES FRIDAY
MORNING CREATING BLACK ICE. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE
NEEDED FOR MUCH OF THE AREA ON THURSDAY.

AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE...A SIGNIFICANT ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL
BUILD ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT. BITTERLY COLD AIR CAN BE
EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AS ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS OVER THE AREA.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WILL REMAIN IN THE LOW TO
MID 20S WITH FLURRIES POSSIBLE. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO
THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING WITH WIND CHILL
VALUES NEARING ZERO TO 10 BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL ADVISORIES MAY BE
NEEDED FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS.

RESIDENTS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY SHOULD PREPARE NOW FOR SNOWFALL
AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE EXTREME COLD EXPECTED ON FRIDAY AND
THE WEEKEND. PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INSULATE ALL PIPES
THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS...IN ATTICS...CRAWL SPACES...OR
ALONG OUTSIDE WALLS. LEAVE CABINET DOORS OPEN UNDER THE SINK TO
ALLOW WARMER AIR TO CIRCULATE AND LET FAUCETS DRIP SLOWLY TO KEEP
WATER FLOWING. LIVESTOCK AND PETS WILL REQUIRE SHELTER FROM THE
COLD.

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KNS

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