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Dothan, 8 AM Tuesday

Enterprise, 8 AM Tuesday

Denser fog lies along the beaches and offshore. Dense fog Advisory over the Gulf until 11 AM, Dense Fog Advisories through 9 am in Covington and Okaloosa counties today.

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
724 PM EST MON JAN 17 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST


.BR TAE 0117 E DH19/TAIRZX/DH19/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  57 /  33 /  0.57
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  59 /  38 /  0.37
40J  : PERRY                    :  60 /  39 /  0.76
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  60 /  43 /  0.80
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  58 /  39 /  0.65
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  47 /  33 /  0.02
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  58 /  34 /  0.28
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  48 /  34 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  46 /  34 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  54 /  36 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  54 /  37 /
.END

:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  53 /  36 /  0.05
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  52 /  36 /  0.19
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  56 /  38 /  0.54
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  60 /  34 /  0.00
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :  62 /  44 /  0.00
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  50 /  36 /  0.20
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  47 /  34 /  0.37
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  49 /  35 /  0.18
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :  49 /  31 /  0.16

Dothan, Enterprise and Chipley all dropped to 22 degrees this morning.

Blakely fell to 21 and Geneva bottomed out at 16!

With the air mass finally starting to moderate a bit, we’re not expecting anymore hard freezes until at least the end of the coming week.

Area temperatures are already in the 50s… with some spots making it into the 60s by later today!

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
728 PM EST FRI JAN 14 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  53 /  18 /  0.00
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  49 /  26 /  0.00
40J  : PERRY                    :  54 /  18 /  0.00
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  56 /  18 /  0.00
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  55 /  23 /  0.00
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  51 /  17 /  0.00
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  50 /  20 /  0.00
VLD  : VALDOSTA                 :  54 /  22 /  0.00
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  50 /  21 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  50 /  19 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  52 /  27 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  51 /  23 /
:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  52 /  22 /  0.00
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  51 /  29 /  0.00
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  48 /  22 /  0.00
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  52 /  15 /  0.00
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :  52 /  24 /  0.00
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  53 /  21 /  0.00
MOB  : MOBILE                   :  53 /  23 /  0.00
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  50 /  20 /  0.00
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  43 /  20 /  0.00
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :  52 /  17 /  0.00

Guess what this is and where it’s from…


AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
420 AM EST FRI JAN 14 2011

AT 4 AM….TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA HAVE PLUMMITED TO NEAR
20 DEGREES AT MANY SITES WHICH HAS APPROACHED RECORD LOWS FOR THIS
DATE.

AT 4 AM EST…TALLAHASSEE AP WAS 20 DEGREES…APALACHICOLA 29…
CROSS CITY 21…MARIANNA 24…ALBANY 20 AND VALDOSTA 23 DEGREES.

RECORD LOWS FOR JAN 14TH…
TALLAHASSEE AP  18 (1973, 1918)
VALDOSTA        20      DEFUNIAK SP 16   ALBANY      24
MARIANNA        20      MADISON     19   THOMASVILLE 20
APALACHICOLA    30      MOULTRIE    19   FITZGERALD  17
CROSS CITY      20      COLQUITT    20
HEADLAND AL     15      TIFTON      17

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
SOUTHEAST AL...EASTERN FL PANHANDLE ...
SOUTHWEST GA AND FL BIG BEND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
718 PM EST THU JAN 13 2011

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY
LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 18 HOURS
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7PM EST / 6PM CST


.BR TAE 0113 E DH19/TAIRZX/DH19/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ

:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - EASTERN TIME ZONE
:AS OF 7PM EST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
TLH  : TALLAHASSEE              :  46 /  25 /  0.00
AAF  : APALACHICOLA             :  49 /  26 /  0.00
40J  : PERRY                    :  47 /  23 /  0.00
CTY  : CROSS CITY               :  49 /  21 /  0.00
JAX  : JACKSONVILLE INTL        :  48 /  22 /  0.00
ABY  : ALBANY                   :  43 /  22 /  0.00
VAD  : MOODY AFB                :  43 /  22 /  0.00
VLD  : VALDOSTA                 :  46 /  24 /  0.00
BGE  : BAINBRIDGE               :  41 /  23 /
BIJ  : BLAKELY                  :  43 /  25 /
MGR  : MOULTRIE                 :  43 /  27 /
TVI  : THOMASVILLE              :  44 /  25 /



:AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS - CENTRAL TIME ZONE
:AS OF 6PM CST
:                                 MAX   MIN
:                                 TEMP  TEMP   PCPN
ECP  : PANAMA CITY NW INTL ARPT :  45 /  24 /  0.00
PAM  : TYNDALL AFB              :  46 /  25 /  0.00
VPS  : EGLIN AFB                :  45 /  21 /  0.00
CEW  : CRESTVIEW                :  44 /  20 /  0.00
PNS  : PENSACOLA                :  44 /  23 /  0.00
MAI  : MARIANNA                 :  46 /  23 /  0.00
MOB  : MOBILE                   :  44 /  21 /  0.00
DHN  : DOTHAN                   :  43 /  20 /  0.00
OZR  : OZARK - CAIRNS AIR FIELD :  43 /  19 /  0.00
LOR  : FT RUCKER HELIPORT       :     /     /  0.00

WWUS72 KTAE 132032
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
332 PM EST THU JAN 13 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161- 141300-
/O.UPG.KTAE.HZ.A.0001.110114T0500Z-110114T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KTAE.HZ.W.0002.110114T0500Z-110114T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KTAE.HZ.A.0002.110115T0600Z-110115T1300Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY- INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-QUITMAN-CLAY- RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN- EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 332 PM EST THU JAN 13 2011 /232 PM CST THU JAN 13 2011/

Hard Freeze Warning in Effect From midnight EST /11 PM Cst/
Tonight to 8 AM EST /7 AM Cst/ Friday,
, Hard Freeze Watch in Effect From Late Friday Night Through Saturday Morning…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a hard freeze warning, which is in effect from midnight EST /11 PM cst/ tonight to 8 AM EST /7 AM cst/ friday. a hard freeze watch has also been issued and is in effect from late friday night through saturday morning.

a cold arctic area of high pressure will move over the region later this evening bringing clear skies and near calm winds. this will result in another hard freeze across the region
tonight, with temperatures in some locations dropping into the upper teens. hard freeze durations for some inland locations could easily approach four to six hours.

temperatures will be slightly warmer on friday night, but with the cold high pressure area remaining nearby, inland areas will have the potential of experiencing a couple hours of hard freezing conditions, especially in southeast alabama and southwestern georgia.

&&

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a hard freeze warning means temperatures less than 26 degrees are imminent or highly likely. long duration hard freezes are capable of killing crops and other sensitive vegetation if left
unprotected. exposed pipes will also be vulnerable in these
temperatures.

a hard freeze watch means temperatures less than 26 degrees are possible. listen closely to future forecasts and be prepared to take protective measures if necessary.

&&



Noon cirrus clouds, originally uploaded by wtvywxteam.

Pardon the language in the text…this was posted by someone else, but it was too silly not to share!

Picture taken in 2 feet of snow in Connecticut….but temps are the same here, minus the snow!!

Some preliminary Morning Lows today…

Dothan  19, Abbeville 18, Tupelo MS 10, Enterprise 20, Tallahassee 25, Montgomery 20, Evergreen AL 19, Panama City 24

Widespread windchills 10-15 degrees!!

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
942 PM EST WED JAN 12 2011

.UPDATE...COLD NIGHT ON THE WAY AS ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES
SOUTHEAST INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. COLD AIR ADVECTION TO
CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH THE REGION ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE
SFC HIGH. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S MOST LOCATIONS
BY MIDNIGHT...AND BOTTOM OUT IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S BY SUNRISE.
NO CHANGES PLANNED THIS EVENING TO THE GRIDS. NO CHANGES TO THE
WIND CHILL ADVISORY OR HARD FREEZE WARNING EITHER.

To determine the Wind Chill – or the “feels-like” temperature – find your actual temperature across the top, then your wind speed down the left side.

Where those two intersect is the “apparent” temperature to exposed flesh.

 

WWUS72 KTAE 121937
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
237 PM EST WED JAN 12 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115-118-127-128-134- GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-131400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.HZ.A.0001.110114T0500Z-110114T1300Z/
/O.CON.KTAE.HZ.W.0001.110113T0600Z-110113T1400Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY- INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-SOUTH WALTON- COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON- COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-QUITMAN-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN- EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…KEATON BEACH…STEINHATCHEE…SUWANNEE…
GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 237 PM EST WED JAN 12 2011 /137 PM CST WED JAN 12 2011/

A Hard Freeze Warning Remains in Effect Tonight and Thursday Morning for All of Southeast Alabama, Southwest and South Central Georgia, and The Florida Big Bend and Panhandle…

…a hard freeze watch is now in effect for the same areas from late thursday night through friday morning…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a hard freeze watch, which is in effect from late thursday night
through friday morning. a hard freeze warning remains in effect from 1 AM EST /midnight cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM cst/ thursday.

an arctic airmass continues to filter into the region from the northwest and temperatures will drop below freezing over most areas before midnight tonight with total freeze durations of up to 13 hours in the coldest inland locations. low temperatures are expected to bottom out into the lower to mid 20S right around sunrise, with the coldest temperatures away from the coast and warmer urban areas such as downtown tallahassee. hard freeze conditions will range from up to 4 to 6 hours well inland, to 2 to 4 hours elsewhere.

a hard freeze watch is also now in effect for thursday night, and low temperatures are expected to be even a few degrees colder than tonight. the coldest inland locations could possibly reach the upper teens.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are
imminent or highly likely. specifically, temperatures are
expected to drop below 26 degrees for at least two hours. these conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation if left unprotected. exposed pipes will also be vulnerable in these
temperatures.

a hard freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

&&

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Some Dogs Love Snow!  2 FEET AND COUNTING!!!

Taken by my dad, Terry Spencer. Bloomfield, CT Wednesday January 12th

16.5″ and still coming down hard at 9:15 Eastern Time

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A map of snowfall in the United States is revealing right now: 49 states have snow on this 1/11/11 and only one does not.

From the southern snow storm heading north, which is affecting air travel, to the pending storm in New York City, and flurries out west, there’s plenty of white stuff going around.

The lone state without a flake? It’s the Sunshine State…Florida. Locals are celebrating the fact, though interestingly, parts of the state saw snow just days ago.

Even Hawaii has snow, in Mauna Kea on the Big Island.

WWUS72 KTAE 121043
NPWTAE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
543 AM EST WED JAN 12 2011

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115-118-127-128-134- GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-131400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.HZ.W.0001.110113T0600Z-110113T1400Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY- INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-SOUTH WALTON- COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON- COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-QUITMAN-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN- EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY…PARKER…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…KEATON BEACH…STEINHATCHEE…SUWANNEE…
GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 543 AM EST WED JAN 12 2011 /443 AM CST WED JAN 12 2011/

Hard Freeze Warning in Effect From 1 AM EST /midnight Cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM Cst/ Thursday…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a hard freeze warning, which is in effect from 1 AM EST /midnight cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM cst/ thursday.

an arctic airmass continues to filter into the local region and temperatures will drop below freezing this evening with total freeze durations of up to 13 hours expected in the coldest inland
locations. temperatures are forecast to drop into the lower to mid 20S in the pre-dawn hours, especially away from urban areas. inland areas may see temperatures drop below 25 degrees for
several hours. coastal residents will see minimum temperatures in the mid 20S for 2 to 3 hours by daybreak thursday.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. specifically, temperatures are expected to drop below 26 degrees for at least two hours. these conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation if left unprotected. exposed pipes will also be vulnerable in these temperatures.

&&

Early morning temperatures will “feel like” they’re in the teens during the coldest part of the morning!

That strong NW wind will keep things cold all day, with even colder morning lows on Thursday.

 

If you’re traveling North of Montgomery tonight or Wednesday morning, stay updated about the icy road conditions.

Snow was still coming down in North Alabama this morning, as you can see from this picture from our AlfaCam in Trussville, just outside Birmingham, taken at 2:45pm today.

Another shot of Arctic Cold is moving through the state and heading our way.

Wind Chill Advisories are in effect until Wednesday morning, with our overnight lows dropping into the mid 20s!

Taken Tuesday Morning 10 am from our Huntsville Alfa Skycam Network

This is purely an editorial… :) 

Coming from spending 18 years in the frozen tundra that is the Northeast, I understand the importance of snow removal and preparation. However, the Southeast is not quite as prepared!

Ok…possibly the understatement of the year.

While Atlanta is not only one of the biggest airline hubs in the country, somewhere in the running with LAX, Laguardia in NYC and Boston.. you would think they’d have a better plan. This too should go the same for a city with highways 5 lanes wide.

Suprisingly though, as little as 2″ of frozen precip always manages to gridlock the city. No doubt it is a costly endevour budgeting a Winter Weather Plan…but I think the benefits outweigh the costs!

Car accidents, power outages, and grounded planes not only wreak havoc for the Peach state, but for everyone that quickly hustles and bustles through the city.

Generally when Atlanta is struck by winter weather, it doesn’t stick around very long..this week we were shown otherwise. Temps will fluctuate from below freezing to above during the day. What does this do? It melts snow….but when the sun goes down, what was once a pretty snowball turns into a skating rink.

So, after this week, will ATL re-evaluate their plans? We’ll see…but I think it’s a pretty good idea.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
908 PM EST MON JAN 10 2011

...AREAS OF BLACK ICE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT...

WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE REGION
EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW FREEZING...AREAS OF BLACK ICE WILL BE
POSSIBLE ON ANY ROADWAYS STILL WET FROM MONDAY`S RAIN. IN
FACT...WITH THE DRIZZLE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGHOUT
THE NIGHT...POCKETS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE...MAINLY
NORTH OF A LINE FROM DOTHAN TO TIFTON. FOR NOW...HAVE ISSUED A SPS
TO HIGHLIGHT THIS POSSIBILITY...BUT IF THE DRIZZLE BECOMES MORE
PERSISTENT OR TEMPERATURES DROP MORE THAN EXPECTED...A BRIEF WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BECOME NEEDED LATER THIS EVENING. MOTORISTS IN
THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SLICK SPOTS ON ROADS THIS
EVENING...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

Lets start with the good news… We MISSED the winter precip… most of us by about 80 miles, although we had some isolated reports of sleet and freezing rain.

Our roads stayed in solid shape… where places in North Alabama received 10″+ of snow!!!!

Now for the bad news… Jack Frost returns with a vengeance this week…

Tuesday morning lows will be tollerable, just below freezing, and highs around 48 to 52.

Wednesday morning we will be in the upper 20′s, Thursday, the lower 20′s with isolated areas in the teens!

Central Alabama is forecasting many locations in the teens by mid-late week.

Afternoon highs will be stuck in the 40′s through Friday! Bundle up…

Photo taken in Oxford, AL

I-59 deemed impassable St Claire and DeKalb Co, AL. Peach Co, GA roads impassable in Fort Valley.

1,700 power outages, mainly in Northern Alabama

2,200 Power Outages in Georgia

TEN INCHES of snow reported in Huntsville at the WHNT Tv station.

Ice Totals: Alex City 0.41″ East M’gmy 0.21″ Troy 0.26″ Seale 0.35″ Tallassee 0.5″ Wetumpka 0.25″ Rockford 0.25 

6.5″ Snow in Oxford, Mississippi

Taken by Meteorologist Ben Smith from WHNT in Huntsville, AL

1900 flights canceled in and out of Atlanta! 2 of 4 runways open.

All Flights out of Dothan on Monday CANCELLED.

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