Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Storm Warning


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
121 PM CST THU FEB 11 2010

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE NORTH
CENTRAL GULF COAST LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING EASTWARD
ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...DEEP MOISTURE...AND COLD AIR
POURING INTO OUR REGION FROM THE NORTH...WILL SET THE STAGE FOR
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. RAIN AND
SLEET WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO WET SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
OVER THE INTERIOR COUNTIES...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF A
WIGGINS...ATMORE...TO ANDALUSIA LINE. THE WET SNOW LINE WILL MOVE
PROGRESSIVELY SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE COAST ON FRIDAY. SIGNIFICANT TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10.

CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-
WAYNE-PERRY-GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUTLER...LISMAN...SILAS...CHATOM...
MILLRY...JACKSON...THOMASVILLE...GROVE HILL...CAMDEN...
PINE HILL...HOMEWOOD...MONROEVILLE...EVERGREEN...GREENVILLE...
LUVERNE...BRANTLEY...ATMORE...BREWTON...EAST BREWTON...
ANDALUSIA...OPP...MOBILE...PRICHARD...SARALAND...BAY MINETTE...
TILLMANS CORNER...THEODORE...DAPHNE...FAIRHOPE...FOLEY...
SPANISH FORT...CENTURY...FLOMATON...MOLINO...JAY...CRESTVIEW...
WAYNESBORO...RICHTON...BEAUMONT...NEW AUGUSTA...LEAKESVILLE...
MCLAIN...WIGGINS...LUCEDALE

121 PM CST THU FEB 11 2010

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

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

PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD INTO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND
SOUTHWEST ALABAMA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME SLEET WILL MIX
WITH THE RAIN THIS AFTERNOON...BUT NO ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED. AS
THE PRECIPITATION INCREASES IN INTENSITY...A MIXTURE OF RAIN...SLEET...
AND SNOW IS LIKELY GENERALLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 BY MID EVENING...
WITH PRECIPITATION BECOMING ALL SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT ROUGHLY NORTH OF
A WIGGINS...ATMORE...TO ANDALUSIA LINE
. COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO
FILTER INTO THE AREA DURING THE DAY FRIDAY AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE
TRACKS EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. THE WET SNOW LINE
WILL MOVE PROGRESSIVELY SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE COAST ON FRIDAY.
PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY EVENING.

SIGNIFICANT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED NEAR AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 10. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
OVER THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES ARE EXPECTED FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR.
LOCALLY HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN ANY HEAVIER SNOW BANDS
THAT MATERIALIZE. FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD THE IMMEDIATE COAST...SNOWFALL
TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AN INCH OR LESS.

THE SNOW WILL BE WET AND HEAVY IN NATURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN SOME
DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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