Winter weather threats for Tuesday evening into Wednesday (1-16 & 17 -2018)….

Issued at 10:30 a.m. on 1/15/2018 – Below is the latest information from the NWS office in Birmingham on the snow potential and very cold temperatures for late Tuesday into Wednesday. This forecast will have to be watched closely for impacts in central Alabama. The potential for light snow exists across the entire forecast area Tuesday through early on Wednesday with the best chance for light to moderate snowfall roughly along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Wedowee.

Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook along with a graphic issued by the NWS office in Birmingham that outlines the potential impacts we may see along with the forecast timing of this event. For Elmore County this will be an overnight event Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Travel conditions and very cold temperatures are the primary concerns and travel impacts will have to be evaluated early Wednesday.

A Hard Freeze Watch is in effect for Elmore County from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing Tuesday evening and drop into the mid-teens Wednesday morning and not rise above freezing until around lunch time on Wednesday. The high Wednesday will be in the mid-30’s and the low Thursday morning will be back into the teens. Remember to check on the people, pets, pipes and plants that you need to.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
500 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

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500 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday.

An Arctic cold front is expected to bring light to moderate snow to
most of the forecast area on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The best
chance for accumulating snow currently appears to be along and north
of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Wedowee. Snow amounts are
forecast to remain under 2 inches, but temperatures in the 20s as the
snow occurs could lead to significant impacts to travel. Areas
farther south and east could also see accumulating snowfall, but
confidence is low.

The cold air mass will result in temperatures falling into the teens
Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Wind chill values are forecast to
range from zero degrees in the North to the teens in the South late
Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
required Tuesday through early Wednesday morning.

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Slight snow potential in the forecast for Tuesday, 1-16-2018, for central Alabama….

Issued at 12:45 p.m. on 1/14/2018 – Below is the latest information from the NWS office in Birmingham on the snow potential for late Tuesday. This forecast will have to be watched closely for impacts in central Alabama as the greater impacts are forecast for the northern half of the state. Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook along with a graphic issued by the NWS office in Birmingham.

According to the NWS, though much uncertainty remains in the forecast, the potential for snow exists across the entire forecast area Tuesday through early on Wednesday with the best chance for snowfall roughly along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Jemison to Ashland to Ranburne. Accumulations are currently expected the be less than an inch overall but forecast amounts may increase in future forecasts. Due to very cold temperatures moving into the area on Tuesday, significant impacts may result despite relatively light snow amounts.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
557 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

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557 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

A cold front will bring a new surge of arctic air on Tuesday, along
with a chance of snow along and behind the front. Although
uncertainty exists on most likely areas for snowfall, accumulations
are expected to be less than one inch. The cold air mass will result
in temperatures falling into the teens Wednesday and Thursday
mornings. Wind chill values are forecast to reach the single digits
late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
required on Tuesday.

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Hard Freeze Warning Continues for Elmore County!

As of 8:45 A.M., January 3, 2018

The latest Hard Freeze Warning, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Graphics from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham, AL

Hard Freeze Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
256 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

...PROLONGED COLD TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT CENTRAL ALABAMA...

.A very cold air mass will remain in Central Alabama through the
end of the week. This air mass will bring bitterly cold
temperatures to the area, with low temperatures falling into the
low teens to low 20`s several mornings. Some areas may even
experience single digits.

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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, and Eufaula
256 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

...HARD FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST FRIDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TEMPERATURE...will range from 10 to 22 degrees each morning. A
  few locations across the northern counties could experience
  singe digit lows.

* IMPACTS...prolonged exposure to these temperatures could
  result in exposed water pipes freezing and possibly bursting,
  as well as killing sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Hard Freeze Warning means very cold temperatures are imminent
or highly likely. These conditions could be hazardous to
property, pets, and plants.

A Hard Freeze Watch means very cold temperatures are forecast to
impact the area, and could be hazardous to your property, pets,
and plants.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
320 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

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320 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...Outlook through Tonight.

Another cold night in store with temperatures in the low teens in
the north to near 20 degrees in the southeast. Wind chill values
will dip to zero or just below across the northeastern sections of
the area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

The prolonged period of cold temperatures will be in place for the
rest of the week. While conditions will remain dry, temperatures
will drop into the lower teens to lower 20s each morning, resulting
in a hard freeze possible through Saturday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management is not
expected at this time.

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Hard Freeze Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
256 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

...PROLONGED COLD TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT CENTRAL ALABAMA...

.A very cold air mass will remain in Central Alabama through the
end of the week. This air mass will bring bitterly cold
temperatures to the area, with low temperatures falling into the
low teens to low 20`s several mornings. Some areas may even
experience single digits.

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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, and Eufaula
256 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

...HARD FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST FRIDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TEMPERATURE...will range from 10 to 22 degrees each morning. A
  few locations across the northern counties could experience
  singe digit lows.

* IMPACTS...prolonged exposure to these temperatures could
  result in exposed water pipes freezing and possibly bursting,
  as well as killing sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Hard Freeze Warning means very cold temperatures are imminent
or highly likely. These conditions could be hazardous to
property, pets, and plants.

A Hard Freeze Watch means very cold temperatures are forecast to
impact the area, and could be hazardous to your property, pets,
and plants.

&&

 

Winter Weather Impacts for Sunday – Wednesday! (12-31-2017 at 8:45 A.M.)

As of 8:45 A.M., December 31, 2017

Latest Hazardous Weather Outlook and graphics from the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

339 AM CST Sun Dec 31 2017

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339 AM CST Sun Dec 31 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

A low pressure system forming in the northern Gulf of Mexico will bring rain and possibly some wintry weather, including a mixture of sleet and freezing rain, causing light accumulations of ice, or less than a tenth of an inch. The precipitation will also shift southward into warmer temperatures, so conditions should improve.

Rain, mixed with sleet at times, is possible as far south as the Interstate 85 corridor.

Behind the storm system, very cold temperatures will spread into the region. Temperatures in Central Alabama will drop into the teens and low 20s overnight. The coldest temperatures are expected in the north, where readings as low as the lower teens are expected. In addition to the cold temperatures wind chills will drop into the single digits and even below zero across the north as early as 4 am and may continue through the morning hours.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

A prolonged period of cold temperatures will be in place for much of the week. While conditions remain dry, temperatures will drop into the lower teens to lower 20s each morning, resulting in a hard freeze possible through Saturday morning. A few locations may even drop into the single digits across the north. Winds chills will also be below zero across the northern portions of the area on both Monday and Tuesday mornings.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed through this afternoon.

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Winter Weather Impacts for Sunday – Wednesday! (12-30-2017 at 10:45 a.m. )

10:00 a.m., December 30, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, counties just to our west have been placed under a Winter Weather Advisory due to the chance of seeing a wintry mix of freezing rain or sleet. The precipitation forecast for Elmore County is expected to be light throughout the day with isolated and scattered showers. Temperatures will be key to what precipitation is seen across central Alabama. West Alabama continues to be the area with the highest likelihood of seeing the wintry mix. There is a  chance of seeing the wintry mix here in Elmore County with little to no accumulation expected at this time. The Winter Weather Advisory may be shifted eastward and northward due to the possibility of seeing the wintry mix.

We’ll start the New Year off with bitterly cold temperatures. Lows Monday morning will be in the teens and 20s with minimum wind chills falling into the single digits across areas to our north. Another bitter cold day is expected on Tuesday with morning lows in the teens to the lower 20s and wind chills again in the single digits across areas to our north. Remember to prepare now and check on the 4 P’s – People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants.

We are working with a number of our stakeholder and partner agencies to have some warming stations across the county available to the those who need a place to warm up. This information will be sent out in a separate email, posted to our website, posted on social media pages and sent to our media partners.

Below is the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook for central Alabama along with a few graphics issued by the National Weather Service on the weather expected over the next few days.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

352 AM CST Sat Dec 30 2017

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352 AM CST Sat Dec 30 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

A low pressure system forming in the northern Gulf of Mexico will bring rain and possibly some wintry weather to the western and southwest portions of central Alabama beginning overnight as early as

3 am and continuing in Sunday afternoon. Only trace amounts of accumulation is expected for areas by 6 am.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday.

A mixture of sleet and freezing rain will continue to slide into west central Alabama early Sunday morning, causing light accumulations of ice, or less than a tenth of an inch. During the afternoon hours temperatures will likely warm just enough to prevent any additional accumulations of freezing rain. The precipitation will also shift southward Sunday afternoon into warmer temperatures, so conditions should improve. Rain, mixed with sleet at times, is possible as far south as the Interstate 85 corridor.

Behind the storm system, very cold temperatures will spread into the region next week. Temperatures in the lower teens to lower 20’s are likely each morning next week, resulting in a hard freeze.

Stay tuned for changes to the forecast as we go through the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed on Sunday.

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(Updated) Weather Information for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As of 10:30 A.M. December 20, 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
956 AM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

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956 AM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

The potential exist for a few severe storms through 3 PM across
the southeast half of Central Alabama. The threats including a brief
tornado and damaging wind. Locally heavy rainfall is possible as
well in this area. A few locations may receive 1 to 2 inches of rain.
This will cause some isolated runoff issues and minor flooding in
poor drainage areas.

Dense fog may develop once again over much of Central Alabama,
restricting visibilities to less than one mile at times after
midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Dense fog may persist across portions of the area through 9 AM
Thursday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
through this afternoon.

$$

Latest Weather Information for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As of 8:30 A.M. December 20, 2017

Please find the latest HWO and a graphic issued by the National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, AL for Elmore County. We are still under a marginal threat. The onset being mid – morning and diminishing mid – afternoon.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

533 AM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

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533 AM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the

National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

The potential exist for a few severe storms through 3 PM across much

of Central Alabama. The threats including a brief tornado and

damaging wind.

Locally heavy rainfall is possible as well. A few locations may

receive 1 to 2 inches of rain. This will cause some isolated runoff

issues and minor flooding in poor drainage areas.

Dense fog may develop once again over much of Central Alabama,

restricting visibilities to less than one mile at times after

Midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday.

Dense fog may persist across portions of the area through 9 am

Thursday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed

through this afternoon.

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