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National Weather Service, Mobile-Pensacola


Rare Deep South Wintry Weather Event
January 16-17, 2018


Summary of all Local Storm Reports (LSRs) of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the area on January 16th and 17th, as well as all the LSRs across the region (western portion/eastern portion) for this event.


STATS: MOB (Mobile, AL) measured 0.1" of sleet/snow during this event. This marks only the SECOND time in recorded history that TWO measurable snow events were recorded in the same winter (December through February) in Mobile. The first measurable event of the winter occurred on December 8-9, 2017. The only other time that two measurable snow events occurred in one winter in Mobile, AL was the winter of 1976/1977 (January 18th and 31st in 1977).


Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mobile AL
445 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

...UPDATED: Wintry Precipitation Totals From January 16-17, 2018 Event...

The following is a list of PRELIMINARY snowfall, sleet, and
freezing rain reports from around southeast Mississippi, southwest
Alabama, and the northwest Florida panhandle. These reports were
received from various sources including NWS COOP reports,
CoCoRaHS, emergency management, spotters, social media, and the
public. Not all data listed are considered official. We will
update this list more in the coming days.

Precip Type- SL: Sleet. SN: Snow. FZRA: Freezing Rain.

Location                   Amount(in.)   Type        Source

...George County...
Bexley                     1.0           SN          Social Media
Lucedale                   1.0           SL/SN       Social Media
Lucedale                   0.5-1.0       SL/SN       EMA

...Greene County...
Sand Hill                  2.0-2.5       SN          EMA
Neely                      2.0           SN          Social Media
Sand Hill                  1.75          SL/SN       Social Media
Leakesville                1.0-1.5       SN          EMA

...Perry County...
Beaumont                   1.5-2.0       SN          EMA
New Augusta                0.5           SN          EMA

...Stone County...
Wiggins                    0.5-1.0       SL/SN       EMA

...Wayne County...
Strengthford               2.0-3.0       SN          EMA
Waynesboro                 2.0           SN          Social Media
Waynesboro                 1.0-2.0       SN          EMA

...Baldwin County...
Phillipsville              0.4           SL/SN       Public
Phillipsville              0.15          FZRA        Public
Malbis                     0.1           SL          Off-Duty NWS
Loxley                     0.08          SL/SN       Spotter
Malbis                     0.02          FZRA        Off-Duty NWS
Robertsdale                Dusting       SL/SN       COOP
Orange Beach               Dusting       SL/SN       Social Media

...Butler County...
Greenville                 2.75          SN          EMA
Greenville                 2.0           SN          Social Media

...Choctaw County...
Barrytown                  2.0           SN          EMA
Butler                     1.0-1.5       SN          EMA

...Clarke County...
Thomasville                3.5           SN          EMA
Bashi                      3.0           SN          EMA
Grove Hill                 2.5           SN          Social Media
Grove Hill                 2.0           SN          EMA
Jackson 4.3 WSW            2.0           SN          CoCoRaHS
Springfield                2.0           SN          Social Media
Zimco                      1.8           SN          Social Media
Jackson                    1.5           SN          EMA
Chilton                    1.5-1.0       SN          Spotter

...Conecuh County...
Evergreen                  1             SN          COOP
I-65 and AL Hwy 41         0.5           SL          Spotter

...Covington County...
Andalusia                  1             SL          Social Media
Red Level                  0.3           SN          Spotter
Andalusia                  T             FZRA/SN     EMA

...Crenshaw County...
Luverne                    3.0           SN          EMA

...Escambia County...
Brewton                    T             FZRA/SL     Media

...Mobile County...
Citronelle                 1.2           SL/SN       Social Media
Chickasaw                  1.0           SN          Social Media
West Mobile                0.125         SL          Media
NWS Mobile                 0.10          SL          NWS
NWS Mobile                 0.02          FZRA        NWS

...Monroe County...
Uriah 8.1 W                1.5           SN          CoCoRaHS

...Washington County...
McIntosh                   2.5           SN          Social Media
Leroy                      2.0           SN          Social Media
Vinegar Bend               1.75          SL/SN       Social Media
Frankville                 1.5-1.0       SN          EMA

...Wilcox County...
Camden 1 NNE               2.3           SN          CoCoRaHS
Camden                     2.25          SN          Spotter
Pine Hill 3.6 WSW          1.6           SN          CoCoRaHS

...Escambia County...
Gonzalez                   0.1-0.25      SL/FZRA     EMA
Southern Part of County    T             SL/FZRA     EMA

...Santa Rosa County...
Pace 2.4 N                 1.2           SN          CoCoRaHS
Navarre                    T             SL          Social Media

...Okaloosa County...
Crestview                  0.02          FRZA        EMA
Ft Walton Beach            T             SL          Social Media



Acknowledgements: Page created by Morgan Barry (Forecaster).

LAST UPDATED: January 2018