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01/07/2015 – HARD FREEZE WARNING

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
208 PM CST WED JAN 7 2015

…WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY FOLLOWED BY BITTERLY COLD WEATHER
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY…

.AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL INVADE CENTRAL ALABAMA. WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT WILL BE SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS OF 30 TO
35 MPH. IN ADDITION…THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE WINTER
SEASON ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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MONTGOMERY-MACON-BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON…TUSCALOOSA…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…
PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…ROANOKE…
LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…MARION…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…ROCKFORD…ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…SELMA…
PRATTVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…HAYNEVILLE…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…
MONTGOMERY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…AUBURN…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…EUFAULA
208 PM CST WED JAN 7 2015

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING…
…HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY…

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL BE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…OCCASIONALLY SUSTAINED BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH WITH A
FEW GUSTS INTO THE 30 TO 35 MPH RANGE.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE 6 TO 13 DEGREE RANGE ALONG AND NORTH OF
I-20 AND IN THE 13 TO 18 DEGREE RANGE SOUTH OF I-20.

* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS CAN LEAD TO
HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO DROP TO
15 DEGREES OR LOWER.

THE COMBINATION OF COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CAN LEAD TO
HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE. WEAR LAYERED CLOTHING AND COVER
EXPOSED SKIN. COVER YOUR HEAD WITH A HAT.

TO PREVENT FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER
PIPES…PIPES SHOULD BE WRAPPED…DRAINED…OR ALLOWED TO DRIP
SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN
THEIR SYSTEMS…OR COVER ANY ABOVE-GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM
FROM FREEZING.

OUTDOOR PETS SHOULD BE PROVIDED A WARM PLACE TO SHELTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 24 MPH AND HIGHER…
OR WIND GUSTS OF 36 MPH AND HIGHER…ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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Written by 49 County News.Net

January 7, 2015 at 5:14 PM

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