...Winter Weather History in Central Alabama...
Only 8 months ago on March 1, 2009, snow blanketed central Alabama. Citizens as far south as Montgomery saw at least a dusting, but most everyone saw snowfall totals between 1 and 5
Almost two years ago on January 19, 2008, snow fell across central Alabama. Areas from Demopolis to Selma to Clanton received 2 to 5 inches of snow. Areas as far north as Birmingham and south
Back on January 28-29, 2005, an ice storm occurred across eastern Alabama. Ice accumulations of one quarter to one inch caused significant icing and widespread power outages across Randolph and
In March 1993, the storm of the century occurred. The state was held in the grip of record snowfall with more than a foot of snow across a wide portion of central Alabama. The snow completely
An outbreak of severe cold weather occurred December 22 through 25, 1989, killing five people in Alabama. Low temperatures for two consecutive nights dropped into the 0 to minus 5 degree range over the northern third of Alabama and into the single digits all the way to the Gulf Coast. Daytime high temperatures reached only into the teens. Brisk northerly winds created wind chills as low as minus 15 to minus 35 degrees below zero over north Alabama and zero to minus 15 in south Alabama.
At least 5 people perished in the extreme cold of January 19 through 22, 1985. This event re-established low temperature records over much of Alabama. This storm brought ice accumulations of up to one foot as reported in Lauderdale county. Bridges were coated with ice well into central Alabama and four people were killed in traffic accidents on icy roads.
One of the most tragic outbreaks of cold weather in Alabama history occurred January 10 through 18, 1982. Twenty people died and 300 were injured during this extremely cold weather. Sixteen
The arctic outbreak of December 19 through 21, 1981, took the lives of at least two people in unheated homes and at least 17 people were injured by slipping and falling on ice.