Elmore County has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning as of 4:14 p.m. this afternoon. Below is the Winter Storm Warning issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham. We have also been included in a Civil Emergency Message to assist in disseminating the Impassable Travel Advisory.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
414 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017
…ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…
.Cold air moving in from the west and northwest will keep
temperatures mainly in the 30s. These temperatures will begin
falling after the sun sets. Snow accumulations have been
experienced across much of Central Alabama. The snow will
continue into the overnight hours, ending early Saturday morning
from west to east.
Including the cities of Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Selma,
Prattville, Wetumpka, and Tallassee
414 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CST SATURDAY…
* WHAT…Snow continues. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute into the overnight hours.
Total snow accumulations of 5 inches will be common, with
higher totals up to 10 inches in the higher terrain in east
central Alabama. Most of the accumulations will on be grassy
and elevated surfaces, but some roadways will become covered.
* WHERE…Chambers, Dallas, Autauga and Elmore Counties.
* WHEN…Until 7 AM CST Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times and hazardous driving conditions. Be
especially careful as trees, limbs and power lines may come
down due to the weight of the snow.
A Winter Storm Warning for wet snow means severe winter weather
conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
Civil Emergency Message
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
423 PM CST FRI DEC 8 2017
THE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FOR SUMTER, GREENE,
MARENGO, HALE, PERRY, DALLAS, AUTAUGA, CHILTON, BIBB, JEFFERSON,
SHELBY, COOSA, ELMORE, TALLAPOOSA, CLAY, TALLADEGA, RANDOLPH,
CLEBURNE, AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
FOR EACH COUNTY ARE REQUESTING THAT RESIDENTS USE EXTREME CAUTION
ON AREA ROADWAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING
OVERNIGHT AND WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO FREEZE, LEADING TO HAZARDOUS
WINTRY MIXED PRECIPITATION HAS ACCUMULATED AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AND SOME ROADS
COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. PLEASE LIMIT
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AND USE EXTREME
CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.