Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Storm Warning - Central Alabama


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
151 PM CST THU FEB 11 2010

...WINTER STORM EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY...

CALHOUN-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-
TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANNISTON...HEFLIN...CARROLLTON...
TUSCALOOSA...BIRMINGHAM...HOOVER...COLUMBIANA...PELHAM...
ALABASTER...PELL CITY...MOODY...TALLADEGA...SYLACAUGA...ASHLAND...
ROANOKE
151 PM CST THU FEB 11 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY.

THE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL BE CONDUCIVE TO A DOMINANT
PRECIPITATION TYPE OF SNOW. SNOW WILL BEGIN FALLING AFTER MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT ACROSS FAR WESTERN AREAS NEAR TUSCALOOSA. THE SNOW WILL
QUICKLY SPREAD EASTWARD FRIDAY MORNING...AND IS EXPECTED TO TAPER
OFF FROM WEST TO EAST LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME...IT
APPEARS THAT SNOW ACCUMULATION OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN AND NEAR THE WARNED AREA
.

AREAS WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE THE HEAVIEST
ACCUMULATING SNOW BETWEEN 7 AND 11 AM WHILE AREAS EAST OF
INTERSTATE 65 WILL GET THE HEAVIEST SNOW A BIT LATER BETWEEN 10 AM
AND 2 PM.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATER
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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