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
Radar Update at 10 a.m. - Two mesoscale convective vortices are pushing north and northeast across Central Mississippi at this hour. One will impact West Alabama as early as 11:30 a.m.
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