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03/04/2015 – Winter Storm Warning for Thursday

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Effective: 12:50 CST on 03-04-2015
Expires: 15:00 CST on 03-05-2015
Event: Winter Storm Warning
Alert:

…WINTER STORM EXPECTED ON THURSDAY…

.AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING ANOTHER ROUND
OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA ON
THURSDAY. AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT…
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DECREASE BEHIND THE FRONT.
AREAS OF RAIN WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE
SLEET MAY BE LIMITED TO JUST THE NORTHWEST. ICE ACCUMULATIONS
COULD BE BE SUBSTANTIAL IN THE NORTHWEST. TEMPERATURES ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO RETURN TO ABOVE FREEZING UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST
THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE COMBINED WITH PERIODS
OF SLEET AT TIME…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST
THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EVENT…SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING ICE IN THE WARNED AREA…WITH
THE POSSIBILITY OF MIXING IN WITH SLEET AT TIMES.

* TIMING…FROM 3 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH 3 PM THURSDAY
AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION…AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM MILLPORT…TO
CORDOVA…TO ONEONTA.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ICE TOTALS OF OVER THREE TENTHS FOR THE WARNED
AREA. THERE COULD BE A VERY SMALL SECTION THAT RECEIVES SOME
SLEET ACCUMULATION AS WELL…BUT THE BIGGEST CONCERN REMAINS
ICING POTENTIAL.

Instructions: THIS WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND SOME SLEET…WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Target Area:
Blount
Fayette
Lamar
Marion
Walker
Winston

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Written by 49 County News.Net

March 4, 2015 at 8:13 PM

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