Tuesday Afternoon Discussion Update 4:41 PM

We started off the day in the cold upper 20s and our temperatures only reached the lower 50s for highs. Even though we enjoyed nice sunshine, there was quite a chill in the air. You can expect another very cold night, with lows again in the upper 20s. Our weather will change quickly starting tomorrow, with clouds filtering in late in the day. Our winds have already become southerly and this flow will aid in providing increasing clouds and moisture during the day tomorrow.

You can expect a wet start to the day on Thursday as a cold front swings into the area. A decent period of morning rain will be possible, with some rumbles of thunder. The wet weather will slide east, with some clearing by Thursday afternoon. The clearing sky will allow for a light freeze Thursday night. Another broad surface high will keep us dry on Friday and Saturday however, it’s going to be cool and dry. The chill will be very noticeable at night, with lows at or below the critical freezing point. Sunday and Monday will be milder days as a south flow returns in advance of our next rain maker. I’m expecting another front to bring a chance for a shower or thunderstorm Monday night.

Don’t forget about “Dickens Downtown,” happening in downtown Northport this year. This is always a very fun event and I know many snow fans didn’t see much wintry precipitation. However, tonight there will be fake snow and the atmosphere that brings the Christmas classic to life. Its fun for the entire family and it is happening tonight, starting at 5:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM. It’s going to be a dry evening, with temperatures falling into the 30s. Have a great evening!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist

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Official Snowfall Totals From North Alabama/South Tennessee

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1039 AM CST TUE DEC 02 2008

..TIME…   …EVENT…      …CITY LOCATION…     …LAT.LON…
..DATE…   ….MAG….      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
            ..REMARKS..

1050 AM     SNOW             HODGES                  34.33N 87.93W
12/01/2008  E1.0 INCH        FRANKLIN           AL   PUBLIC

            POST OFFICE EMPLOYEE REPORTED 1 INCH OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY SURFACES AND ROADS.

1103 AM     SNOW             WEST POINT              34.24N 86.96W
12/01/2008  M0.5 INCH        CULLMAN            AL   CO-OP OBSERVER

            COOP OBSERVER REPORTED 1/2 OF AN INCH OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY AREAS AT WEST POINT.

1122 AM     SNOW             ARAB                    34.32N 86.50W
12/01/2008  E0.2 INCH        MARSHALL           AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ARAB POLICE REPORTED 1/4 OF AN INCH OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY SURFACES.

1130 AM     SNOW             MENTONE                 34.58N 85.59W
12/01/2008  E3.0 INCH        DEKALB             AL   PUBLIC

            EMPLOYEE AT CLOUDMONT SKI AND GOLF RESORT REPORTED 3
            INCHES OF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY SURFACES AND
            CARS.

1143 AM     SNOW             SECTION                 34.58N 85.99W
12/01/2008  E0.5 INCH        JACKSON            AL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FYFFE POLICE IN DEKALB COUNTY REPORTED SNOW COVERING
            ROADWAYS FROM SCOTTSBORO TO SECTION ALONG HIGHWAY 35.

1231 PM     SNOW             SEWANEE                 35.20N 85.92W
12/01/2008  E1.5 INCH        FRANKLIN           TN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEWANEE POLICE REPORTED 1.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION.

1237 PM     SNOW             SKYLINE                 34.81N 86.12W
12/01/2008  E1.0 INCH        JACKSON            AL   PUBLIC

            SYYLINE ELEMENTARY REPORTED APPROXIMATELY 1 INCH OF
            SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY SURFACES.

1237 PM     SNOW             1 NE COWAN              35.17N 86.01W
12/01/2008  M0.0 INCH        FRANKLIN           TN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A DUSTING OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED BY ED BROCK IN THE
            COWAN COMMUNITY.

1252 PM     SNOW             FLORENCE                34.80N 87.68W
12/01/2008  E1.0 INCH        LAUDERDALE         AL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED INCH OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION ON VEHICLES AT EMA OFFICE.

0154 PM     SNOW             NW WINCHESTER           35.19N 86.11W
12/01/2008  M0.3 INCH        FRANKLIN           TN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            WINCHESTER COOP OBSERVER REPORTED .3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
            ACCUMULATION.

0245 PM     SNOW             HUNTSVILLE              34.73N 86.59W
12/01/2008  M0.5 INCH        MADISON            AL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ONE HALF AN INCH OF SNOWFALL WAS REPORTED BY WAAY-TV
            STATION ON MONTE SANO.

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