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 Snow Event of February 9, 2011


During the overnight hours of Tuesday, February 8th, a low pressure system formed just off the Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico.  This surface low tracked eastward along the coast during the morning of Wednesday, February 9th, dragging moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico and pulling cold air in from the north.  After dumping upwards of 12 to 14 inches of snow in Arkansas, the combination of the two brought snowfall to much of central Alabama. The first report of snow was in Hamilton in Marion County beginning around 4 pm.   As the precipitation moved through the state, many areas started out as light rain due to temperatures warming to around 50 degrees during the afternoon, especially across the southern counties of central Alabama, but the cold air was not far behind.  Snowfall totals ranged from 4 inches in Lamar county to Trace amounts along the Interstate 85 corridor.

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                                        Surface Analysis February 9th 3 PM                       Surface Analysis February 9th 6 PM

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                                       Surface Analysis February 9th 9 PM                      Surface Analysis February 10 at 12 AM 

Snow and Ice Totals


Sleet in Maylene  Snow in Oneonta

                              Submitted by Beverly Daniels in Sand Rock, AL.        Submitted by David Hartin in Tuscaloosa, AL.                   

Snow in St. Clair  Snow in Pell City

                                           Submitted by Michelle Miklik                           Submitted by David Jones in Woodstock, AL.

                                                on Moorman Mountain.                                                                     

Satellite of Snow

Submitted by James Simms in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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