Monday, January 31, 2011

Live on WeatherBrains tonight!

I am honored to be a guest panelist on tonight's special 5th anniversary episode of WeatherBrains.


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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Winter Storm 2011 Coverage

I will be posting most of my updates on my Facebook "Fan" page. Come join us there! I will also post updates on Twitter at Bamawx. Later, I will stream video which you will see below:


Saturday, January 08, 2011

Thoughts on Alabama Winter Storm Potential


I have finally decided to put up a map of my accumulation predictions for the snow predicted tomorrow into Monday. I think the greatest likelihood of heavy snow accumulation is across the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. Some isolated spots may see as much as 10".

Ice is the main threat in Central Alabama. The area outlined in dark blue has a risk of significant icing but the greatest risk is in the light blue polygon. Earlier this evening I put together a few model maps into video form, below. It will be interesting to see what happens. 64/67 Alabama counties are under a Winter Storm Watch and much of the state is now under a Winter Storm Warning.

Map Discussion:

1/7/88 North Alabama Winter Storm

On January 6, 1988 a low pressure system developed over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and moved across the northern Gulf over the next few days. Moisture spread over a shallow cold air mass bringing an historic winter storm to North Alabama. Huntsville's total of 9.6" inches of snow was the second-highest snowfall on record. Here are a few photos, videos, and links for this event.


My front yard after 10 inches of snow on January 6th and 7th, 1988

Six more photos I took on January 7, 1988.


Accumulation map from the NWS Huntsville

Page about the event from the NWS Huntsville
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Video from WAFF 48 in Huntsville, Alabama


Video from The Weather Channel, Part 1


Video from The Weather Channel, Part 2