Prattville – Light snow began falling around 5:30 AM here in the Prattville area. The white stuff was already accumulating on cars and the ground. The snow is expected to fall for most of the day on Sunday.
Accumulations of around 1 to 2 inches are expected here in the city.
Snow is a rare event in the Prattville and the kids are in for a special treat today. The weather system that is bringing the flakes our way is predicted to exit this evening.
The weather service in Birmingham, Alabama has stated that they expect the most snow to accumulate in the East Alabama counties. Lee County (Auburn) is in the predicted path of this winter storm.
Special Weather Statement:
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:47 am CST, Sun., Mar. 1, 2009
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER CENTRAL ALABAMA ON SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON… AS A DEEPENING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVES OVER SOUTH ALABAMA. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO INCHES OR LESS ARE LIKELY.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
… SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH THE MIDDLE AFTERNOON HOURS…
.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO DIG SOUTHEAST TOWARD SOUTH ALABAMA BY SUNDAY MORNING… AND THEN EAST ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AS COLD AIR AND MOISTURE… ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM… SPREAD OVER THE AREA… LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER THE WESTERN COUNTIES… BEFORE SUNRISE… AND SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING… LINGERING IN EAST ALABAMA INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Article by Marc Parker
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