Thursday, December 28, 2006

December in Alabama

The weather has generally been warmer than usual during the last half of December in Alabama despite an extremely cold start to the month. There were actually a few flurries in parts of North Alabama the day after Christmas, but I didn't see it. As we approach the new year, storms appear likely on Saturday the 30th.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

James Spann added one of my fog photos to his blog. If you have even a passing interest in Alabama weather, this is the place to go!

The Month of Fog

A girl, a guitar, a blizzard, and an airport...

This is a really cool perspective on the Denver blizzard.

More cool photos from the blizzard. Wish I was there!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Another Foggy Morning

It was another foggy morning in North Alabama. I encountered visibilities of less than 1/10th of a mile on Lacon Mountain on my way to work this morning just after 7:00. I had a meeting in Cullman at 10 this morning and fog remained thick as I crossed over Lacon Mountain at 9:50 a.m.

Friday 12/15/06...Fog Continues!

This was the third morning in a row with thick fog in North Alabama. I don't know about you, but I have enjoyed this foggy weather. If I lived in Seattle or London, I'd get tired of it, but it's a cool change of pace here in Alabama.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Snow Questions

I read an interesting post by a blogger named "Meander" tonight. She posted the following questions and asked her readers to post their answers. In honor of snow lovers everywhere, I am posting my answers to those questions here. I would like you hear your thoughts!

Mike said...

1. Who would you most like to hit with a snowball? My boys! I have three sons who never have seen significant snow and I know they (and I) would have the time of our lives!

2. Are you good at making snow angels? Yes, but who isn't?!

3. Have you ever been in a blizzard? The blizzard of March 1993 struck my home state, Alabama, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, being a weather geek. The best part was the green sky after midnight during the lightning, thunder, heavy snow, and high winds. In my area we had one foot!

4. What is the most snow you have experienced in feet and inches? See above blizzard of 1993. We also had a freak snow of 8" in Huntsville in 1988 and 6-8" in Tuscaloosa in the early 1990's.

5. What would you most like to be doing if you were snowed in? Snuggling up in front of a wood burning stove with no TV, just family and friends enjoying each other's company. I also would like to be playing outside with the boys.

6. Have you ever peed in the snow? I can't remember but I wouldn't be surprised if I did. If we get a blizzard in Bama this year, I will!

7. Are you good at driving in snow? Probably the best in my county, which isn't saying much!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

More fog this morning

The fog this morning was thicker than yesterday. Visibility was down to 1/10 th of a mile at times and it didn't burn off until 10:30.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006


12.0 was the low in Vinemont.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Frontal Passage

The temperature has dropped since frontal passage around midday here in North Alabama. However, it has dropped rapidly since sunset. Now in Vinemont we are down to 23.7.

Update at 9:39 pm
High 51.8 at midnight
Temp dropped through the 30's in the afternoon...
As of 9:39 we are down to 19.9

It's down to 18.0 in Vinemont at 11:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Another cold morning...

The low this morning in Vinemont was 19. The high was 55.

More Cold!

I spent the night in Huntsville last night so I won’t have a report from Vinemont until this evening. However I feel certain that we were down into the teens again. Channel 19 in Huntsville was reporting 17 at 6 am in Falkville in southern Morgan County at 6 a.m.

Monday, December 04, 2006


The low this morning in Vinemont was 18.7. It was the coldest morning so far this season and our first time to dip into the teens.
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