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Winter Weather Awareness Week

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Winter Weather Awareness Week is Sunday, November 17th - Friday, November 22nd, 2013
NWS Picture submitted by James Simms in Tuscaloosa, AL on January 17th, 2013

Information provided by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL

January 17, 2013: A strong cold core upper level low pressure area moving east out of Mississippi, combined with deep Gulf of Mexico moisture led to a quick burst of snow across areas north of I-20. Generally 1-3 inches fell, with locally higher totals of 4-5 inches, which led to very hazardous roadway conditions and numerous traffic accidents.

January 9-10, 2011: Areas north of Interstate 20 were reporting anywhere from 1 to 14 inches of snow with the heaviest totals near the Alabama-Tennessee state line. Ice reports were as high as 0.50 inches in multiple counties south of Interstate 20.

Christmas Day Snow - 2010:

 The snowfall blanketed much of northern and central Alabama.  Some locations saw the first White Christmas on record, while others just missed out on a White Christmas.

March 1, 2009:  Snow piled up across almost all of central Alabama, with 5+ inches in Lee County.

Here is a link to the 
Alabama All-Hazards Awareness Booklet
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/bmx/aware/swaw_2013/2013_booklet.pdf

Here are the topics we will be covering this week:

Monday -Winter Weather History in Central Alabama

Tuesday -Winter Weather Terminology

Wednesday -Winter Weather and YOU

Thursday -Winter Weather and Your Home

Friday -Winter Weather SafetSafety ander Weather Driving

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