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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
720 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-051200-
LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
720 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH ALABAMA AND PORTIONS
OF SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT...

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TONIGHT TO BELOW FREEZING ACROSS
NORTHWEST ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE AROUND MIDNIGHT AND
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE REGION DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
THIS WILL ALLOW SCATTERED RAIN TO TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN FROM
WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

FREEZING RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SLEET ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AREAS
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. LINGERING LIGHT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE
THURSDAY MORNING AS PRECIPITATION EXITS THE REGION. ICE ACCUMULATIONS
OF 0.25 TO 0.3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. SLEET
AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF HALF AN INCH TO AN INCH IS EXPECTED WITH
MOST OF THAT FALLING AS SLEET. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM THURSDAY.

A BRISK NORTH WIND WILL CREATE WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS ON THURSDAY
MORNING...WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS EXPECTED BY FRIDAY
MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING FOR MOST LOCATIONS
UNTIL AROUND NOON FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IS
EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND ON THURSDAY IN SUPPORT OF WINTER WEATHER
OPERATIONS.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
845 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN ALABAMA AND
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...

.AN ARCTIC FRONT HAS MOVED THROUGH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY THIS EVENING.
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY MORNING.
AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL FIRST CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET OVER NORTHWEST ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE REST OF THE AREA BY
THURSDAY MORNING...WITH THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION SPREADING SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE REST OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW FREEZING FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD
OF TIME OVER NORTHERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE. AS A
RESULT...THERE IS A HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF BETWEEN ONE QUARTER TO THREE
TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATING ON GROUND AND ROAD SURFACES
OVER THE AREA AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A HALF AN INCH.

ALZ004>010-016-051200-
/O.CON.KHUN.WS.W.0004.150305T0900Z-150305T2100Z/
LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOULTON...ATHENS...HUNTSVILLE...
DECATUR...GUNTERSVILLE...SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...CULLMAN
845 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST
THURSDAY...

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO
  FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN 3AM AND 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING AND THEN TO
  SLEET DURING THE MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE TENNESSEE
  VALLEY...INCLUDING LAWRENCE...LIMESTONE...MADISON... MORGAN...
  DEKALB...JACKSON...MARSHALL AND CULLMAN COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
  ALABAMA.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN ONE QUARTER TO THREE
  TENTHS OF AN INCH AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A HALF AN
  INCH AREA LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY
  ACROSS NORTHERN ALABAMA DUE TO THE ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ON
  ROADS AND BRIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE...SLEET...
AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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