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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
333 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN ALABAMA AND
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE INTO THE AFTERNOON...

.IN THE WAKE OF AN ARCTIC FRONT PASSAGE...AND MUCH COLDER AIR
FILTERING ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...A MIX OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION
WILL CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON. AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING
LATE TONIGHT AND 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 AFFECTING THE REMAINDER OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY THROUGH
THE DAY. 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 ACROSS THE AREA...AND SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
AROUND A HALF AN INCH.

ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-052100-
/O.CON.KHUN.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150305T2100Z/
LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLORENCE...MUSCLE SHOALS...
RUSSELLVILLE...MOULTON...ATHENS...HUNTSVILLE...DECATUR...
GUNTERSVILLE...SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...CULLMAN...LYNCHBURG...
FAYETTEVILLE...WINCHESTER
333 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO
  FREEZING RAIN THROUGH 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING...AND THEN TO FREEZING
  RAIN AND SLEET IN THE LATE MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE TENNESSEE
  VALLEY. THIS INCLUDES THE COUNTIES OF LAUDERDALE...COLBERT...
  LAWRENCE...LIMESTONE...MADISON...MORGAN...DEKALB...JACKSON...
  MARSHALL AND CULLMAN COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ALABAMA...AND LINCOLN...
  MOORE...AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES OF SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

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

&&

$$



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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