Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Storm Warning Update


BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CHEROKEE-Added
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
310 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2010

...WINTER STORM EXPECTED FRIDAY...

BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CHEROKEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEONTA...GADSDEN...CENTRE
310 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

THE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL BE CONDUCIVE TO A
DOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE OF SNOW. SNOW WILL BEGIN FALLING
AROUND 4 TO 5 AM THIS MORNING ACROSS FAR WESTERN AREAS NEAR EUTAW
AND GREENSBORO. 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. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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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