The Wiregrass Region's Weather Source!
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Weather Warnings
Weather Warnings

Share | 
 

 First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.

Go down 
AuthorMessage
admin
Admin
Admin
avatar

Male
Number of posts : 191
Age : 38
Location : Clio, AL
Registration date : 2008-01-10

PostSubject: First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.   Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:00 am

Weather prediction models had been hinting at some wintry precipitation across Central Alabama for several days, but lacked the run to run consistency and consensus between models to give forecasters any confidence at all. Like most winter weather events across Central Alabama, this one was right on the border line between all rain and all snow.

Temperatures early Wednesday morning ranged from the upper 20s to mid 30s across north central Alabama. Clouds moved into the area rapidly from the west overnight which put a damper to any warming expected during daylight hours. Temperatures by late morning were only in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

The lower levels of the atmosphere were quite dry Wednesday morning with surface dew points in the teens and 20s. Precipitation began falling into this dry layer by mid morning, which cooled the atmosphere even more. Surface temperatures fell into mid 30s by around noon in many locations. The precipitation started off as sleet and snow in many locations during the afternoon hours. Preliminary data suggest that a majority of the precipitation was in the form of rain along and south of Interstate 20, except for the areas along and east of Mount Cheaha. Several locations reported around one inch accumulations of snow and sleet, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces. These locations included northern and western Clay County, northern Randolph County, parts of Cleburne County, parts of Calhoun County, parts of Cherokee County, and a few spots in Blount County. Areas from near Hamilton, to Haleyville, to Double Springs, to Oneonta, to Gadsden received up to a half in of accumulation. The preliminary areal map is below.

Due to the surfaces temperatures just above freezing and the soil temperatures above freezing, widespread road problems were not experienced during this event.



NWS-BMX

_________________
"The Wiregrass Region's Weather Source."
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.myspace.com/wiregrasswx
wizbiz
Dust Devil
avatar

Male
Number of posts : 16
Location : Newville
Registration date : 2008-01-12

PostSubject: Re: First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.   Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:35 am

It will interesting if this forecast holds true. I have enjoyed watching weather forecasting getting better every year and enjoy seeing it continue. A good thing even more so to the forecasters when all that hard work of data crunching pays off.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/imagesearch.html?handle=wizb
admin
Admin
Admin
avatar

Male
Number of posts : 191
Age : 38
Location : Clio, AL
Registration date : 2008-01-10

PostSubject: Re: First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.   Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:59 am

Yup, we got more of a chance of snow now... up to an inch.

Overnight: Periods of rain. Steady temperature around 43. North wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday: Periods of rain and snow, mainly before 1pm. Temperature falling to around 35 by 5pm. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 48. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.

_________________
"The Wiregrass Region's Weather Source."
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.myspace.com/wiregrasswx
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.   

Back to top Go down
 
First Winter Weather of Central Alabama.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 2013-2014 Winter Contest Thread *WINNER-Cooladi*!!
» Winter Outlook 2016 - 2017 Preview
» 2016-2017 Winter Outlook
» Spikes
» 'Flies in winter' questions

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WiregrassWx™ Forum :: General :: Winter Weather-
Jump to: