Special Weather Statement
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WWUS84 KMOB 170441

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1041 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Mobile Central-
Baldwin Central-Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Inland-
Escambia Coastal-Santa Rosa Inland-Santa Rosa Coastal-
Okaloosa Inland-Okaloosa Coastal-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
Including the cities of Butler, Lisman, Silas, Chatom, Millry,
Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, Camden, Pine Hill, Homewood,
Monroeville, Evergreen, Greenville, Brantley, Luverne, Atmore,
Brewton, Flomaton, Andalusia, Opp, Citronelle, Saraland,
Stockton, Mobile, Prichard, Theodore, Bay Minette, Daphne,
Fairhope, Foley, Spanish Fort, Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island,
Grand Bay, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Century,
Molino, Walnut Hill, Beulah, Ensley, Fort Pickens, Pensacola,
Pensacola Beach, Perdido Bay, Jay, Milton, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze,
Navarre, Crestview, Destin, Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach,
Niceville, Seminole, Valparaiso, Wright, Waynesboro, Beaumont,
New Augusta, Richton, Leakesville, McLain, Wiggins, and Lucedale
1041 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

At 1015 PM CST Radar, Satellite, and surface reports indicate
that the leading edge of precipitation is roughly along the I-65
corridor and gradually spreading east across the area. Most of the
precipitation is falling in the form of snow, with reports from
inland areas of southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama
(especially along and north of Highway 84) indicating many
locations with a quarter to one half inch of snow on the ground,
with localized totals up to around three quarters to near one

The leading edge of the precipitation is in the form of freezing
rain and sleet, with slight accumulations of that occurring before
the onset of snow. Since temperatures are already well below
freezing across most of the area, this accumulating precipitation
is quickly freezing onto roads, bridges, overpasses and other
surfaces, creating a thin glaze of ice. Driving conditions are
becoming hazardous, and a number of roads impassable in some
areas across the northern two thirds the area, roughly from just
south of Highway 84 and points northward.

A wintry mix of precipitation will move eastward across the
coastal counties of Alabama and into the western Florida panhandle
during the late evening and overnight hours. Freezing rain, sleet
and snow will all be possible in these areas. Generally light
accumulations are expected in these areas, with less than a tenth
of an inch accumulation of freezing rain, and less than one half
of an inch of sleet/snow accumulation.

It is advised to stay off roads tonight as hazardous driving
conditions could become widespread due to accumulating snow and


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