Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Snow in Alabama Friday?

That is the question on the minds of many Alabamians as we approach mid-week. There is some disagreement among the models. One thing they all seem to have in common is that if Alabama gets a significant snow, it will likely be south of Birmingham. Some models keep the bulk of the precipitation in the Gulf. Other models push some significant precipitation in to South Alabama.

After looking at several models and thinking about history, I am believing that enough moisture pushes into South-Central Alabama to set up a band of significant accumulation in communities such as Thomasville, Selma, Montgomery, and Auburn.

Disclaimer: It is very much too early to put any serious stock in this map (3 days out), but it is interesting to consider nonetheless.


1 comment:

gara said...

Well I'm dying for SNOW ( not a wimpy dusting) here in Oxford, MS! I want to photograph a real snowfall event. Last one here was '98 w/about 6" I think it was. However, we seem to reside in a peculiar place where snow or rain of the much needed sort in summers goes either north of us or just south of us. It's a bizarre thing to watch on radar.

25 miles N of here, Holly Spring got 6" on Mon.! Many areas got inches while Oxford got 0!

So, how is it that we can miss snow again?!