Winter Weather Update / School Closing Information – 10 PM…
February 11, 2010 1 Comment
Tuscaloosa County and City schools have closed tomorrow in anticipation of winter weather. Please check our homepage, www.wvuatv.com for additional school/business closings. If you hear of any school closings in our area, please use the comments section of the blog or call the WVUA-hotline at (205)-348-8010 to relay school closing information.
We continue to monitor the potential for snow across western Alabama. The latest thinking remains unchanged, and the National Weather Service is continuing a winter storm warning that will go into effect at Midnight and expire at 6 PM CST tomorrow for Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties and points to the south. A winter weather advisory continues for areas to the north over northwest Alabama.
There have been reports of snow beginning to fall over central and southern Mississippi. Here in our area, the air remains too dry to support any more than flurries or sleet pellets at the current time; however, moisture is expected to increase and precipitation should begin to begin to fall over western sections of the area near the state line after Midnight. The upper-air system responsible for this wintry weather will also begin to lift east-northeast, and the energy associated with this feature will slowly overspread the area during the overnight hours, and snow should increase in intensity after 4 AM over western Alabama. A surface low has developed off the Texas coast near Corpus Christi, and this feature will move generally eastward across northern Gulf of Mexico.
The National Weather Service in Jackson is receiving reports all across of central Mississippi of snow beginning to fall. It appears a large area of precipitation in the form of snow is ongoing over central Mississippi, well in advance of the primary upper energy that remains over eastern Texas. 1.3″ of snow has accumulated in Greenville, Mississippi, and 0.3″ has accumulated in Indianola, MS. This snow will gradually spread eastward, or perhaps a little south of east, throughout the nighttime hours.
At this time, the earlier snowfall accumulation projections remain on track. The highest snowfall totals should remain south of the I-20 corridor, but accumulations of 1-3″ for areas along the I-20 corridor of west Alabama still look on track.
Please continue to check the blog for additional winter weather information. If you have any reports, use the comments section of the blog to relay your information.
Isaac Williams/Wes Wyatt