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Event Winter Weather
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Begin Date 01/12/2012 15:00:00 CST-6
End Date 01/12/2012 19:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A strong Arctic cold front pushed through the region Friday morning and afternoon bringing gusty westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting at times near 40 mph and dropping temperatures from the 40s and lower 50s into the upper 20s and lower 30s in a matter of one to three hours. Rain and drizzle gave way to snow showers behind the front, with a few convective snow showers reducing visibility to 3/4 mile or less for short periods in moderate snowfall. Snowfall accumulated in spots from a trace up to three tenths of an inch, especially in northwest and north central Alabama, and on higher elevations where temperatures dropped below freezing a bit faster than valleys.

Due to very wet road conditions from earlier rainfall and additional snowfall, black ice developed rapidly around sunset. Any melted snow due to traffic on roadways melted and refroze quickly, causing icy conditions to develop during rush hour in the Shoals. Over one hundred automobile accidents occurred as a result. Many schools were delayed on the morning of the 13th due to the icy travel.
Event Narrative Late afternoon moderate snow showers produced a quick one to three tenths of an inch of snow in some areas. Combined with sharply colder temperatures, very slick travel developed rapidly during the late afternoon rush hour.


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
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 01/12/2012 16:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K