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 Feb 9 at 3 pm

Surface Analysis Feb 9 at 6 pm

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Surface Analysis Feb 9 at 9 pm

Surface Analysis Feb 10 at 12 am

Click here for the Local Storm Reports from the event.

Here is a map of snowfall totals for the event:

 
Snowfall Map
 

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Submitted by Beverly Daniels in Sand Rock, AL

 

Submitted by James Simms in Tuscaloosa, AL 

 

   

Snowfall 

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Pictured submitted by David Hartin in Tuscaloosa, AL 

Picture submitted by Michelle Miklik on Moorman Mtn 

 
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Picture submitted by David Jones in Woodstock, AL

 
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