Saturday, January 08, 2011

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

Video from WAFF 48 in Huntsville, Alabama

Video from The Weather Channel, Part 1

Video from The Weather Channel, Part 2


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Diane Cain said...

Thank you so much for sharing a lot of this good content! I am looking forward to seeing more!
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