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Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-25 03:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-25 09:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A low pressure system tracked east across the northern Gulf of Mexico producing a swath of snow across the Tennessee Valley on Christmas Day 2010. For Huntsville, this event resulted in a record snowfall for December 25th, and was the second White Christmas on record. The previous one was in 1989 when 0.3 inches of snow fell.
A mixture of rain and snow began in northwest and north central Alabama between 3 and 5AM CST, and between 5 and 7AM in northeast Alabama. The mixture rapidly changed to all snow and became moderate to heavy at times during the morning hours. Visibility fell to 1/4 to 1/2 mile at times, with snowfall accumulating at a rate of one half to one inch per hour in some areas. All told, snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches on average occurred, with a few locations in the higher elevations of northeast Alabama receiving between 4 and 7 inches. Many locations in valley areas remained just above 32 degrees much of the day, thus roadways were mainly wet and slushy through the day. However, the higher elevations remained below freezing which resulted in hazardous driving conditions. As colder air filtered into the region during the overnight hours, additional snow showers developed as an upper level low dropped southeast across the region. This system produced an additional dusting to up to one inch of snowfall.
Event Narrative Colbert County received 2 to 3 inches of snow across central and eastern portions of the county. 3.0 inches of snow was reported in Littleville.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 12/25/2010 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K