Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Storm Watch - NWS Mobile, Alabama



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
525 AM CST THU FEB 11 2010

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY FOR INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA...

.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...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. RAIN
WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO WET SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT OVER
THE INTERIOR COUNTIES...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF A WIGGINS-ATMORE-
ANDALUSIA LINE. THE WET SNOW LINE WILL MOVE PROGRESSIVELY SOUTHWARD
TOWARD THE COAST ON FRIDAY. SIGNIFICANT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...WHERE 4 TO 7
INCHES IS POSSIBLE. PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY
EVENING.

LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
INLAND OKALOOSA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOBILE...TILLMANS CORNER...THEODORE...
DAPHNE...SPANISH FORT...CENTURY...FLOMATON...MOLINO...JAY
525 AM CST THU FEB 11 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD INTO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND
SOUTHWEST ALABAMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AS THE
PRECIPITATION MOVES IN...A MIXTURE OF RAIN 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-
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 POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER
THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...WHERE 4 TO 7 INCHES IS POSSIBLE. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE
MOBILE METRO AREA TO CRESTVIEW FLORIDA...WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES
POSSIBLE FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD THE COAST. 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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