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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State ALABAMA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO HUN
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-11-28 23:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-11-29 04:00:00.0 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 An intense upper level low developed on the 28th at the base of a highly amplified upper trough across the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley. The upper low closed off over the mid South and tracked northeast across the Tennessee Valley during the morning of the 29th. A warm conveyor belt of heavy rainfall developed in advance of the low which dumped from around 2 to over 5 inches of rain across the eastern two thirds of north Alabama and middle Tennessee. The highest rain amounts were recorded in Jackson and DeKalb Counties with 3 to 5 inches. The rain fell over 24 to 36 hour period, with rainfall remaining light to moderate during most its duration. The rainfall resulted in minor river flooding along the Little River, Big Wills Creek and Paint Rock. A landslide occurred on Highway 35 just north of Section in Jackson County. A driver was trapped in his vehicle, but was rescued unharmed. Trees, boulders and debris blocked 100 to 250 yards of Highway 35.
The rain mixed with and changed to snow across north Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours of the 28th, and lasted into the 29th. The heaviest bursts of snow occurred in northwest Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours, and in north central and northeast Alabama during the overnight and morning hours. Since ground temperatures were in the 50s, and air temperatures in valley areas only dropped into the mid 30s, most of the snowfall melted on impact with mostly trace amounts reported in valley locations. However, above 1500 foot elevation, snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches were reported. The heaviest amount was 2.3 inches on Monte Sano Mountain, about 5 miles northeast of Huntsville.
Event Narrative A snowfall of 0.8 inches was reported 3 miles southwest of Phil Campbell.


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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
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 11/28/2011 14:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 11/28/2011 14:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 11/28/2011 20:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 11/28/2011 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 11/28/2011 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 11/29/2011 03:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K