Posted by Bluerod on January 08, 2004 at 11:28:31:
I just got this in from the local weather email service (y'all be careful up there!!):
"The NWS office in Huntsville has issued a winter weather advisory for Cullman, Marshall, DeKalb, and Jackson counties for the rest of today and tonight. A large mass of rain continues to move into the state this morning, and due to evaoprative cooling temperatures will hold steady, or even drop some through the afternoon. There is a chance of freezing rain (rain that falls then the temperature is 32 degrees of colder) or sleet (ice
pellets) over this area, and we have posted the NWS advisory below."
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA ARE CURRENTLY HOVERING NEAR THE FREEZING MARK. LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE REGION BY LATE AFTERNOON AND WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AFTER SUNSET. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL PRIMARILY IN THE FORM OF SLEET...RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
THE MAIN CONCERNS FOR FREEZING RAIN WILL BE COOLER RIDGETOPS ALONG WITH SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS. DUE TO OUR RECENT COLD SPELL...THE GROUND AND ROAD SURFACES REMAIN FROZEN AND PRECIPITATION MAY FREEZE IMMEDIATELY UPON CONTACT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF TOWARD SUNRISE ON FRIDAY.
ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES IN THE ADVISORY AREA WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS BY EARLY EVENING. CAUTION SHOULD BE ADVISED WHEN TRAVELING ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA TONIGHT.
"We still have some concern over the possibilty of some sleet or freezing rain for east-central Alabama as well for late today and tonight. We believe the greatest risk of any icing will be along and east of a line from Decatur to Cullman to Pell City and down to Roanoke....."
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