Potential of snow brings hazardous weather outlook for area
by Laura Camper
Mar 01, 2013 | 6049 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A car makes its way up Bain's Gap Road earlier this year. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
A car makes its way up Bain's Gap Road earlier this year. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook advisory today that includes Calhoun County.

Anniston, which is in the southern region of the advisory, might see accumulations of up to one-quarter inch of snow by midmorning Saturday, said Jessica Talley, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The chance for snow is expected to start this evening and continue into Saturday, Talley said. However, Anniston probably won’t see much accumulation until early Saturday morning, she added.

“Might see some flurries after sunset, but we’re not expecting much accumulation,” Talley said.

Areas north of Jacksonville might see accumulations start overnight and could accumulate up to half an inch by midmorning Saturday, Talley said.

Some areas of higher elevations in Northeastern Alabama could see up to an inch of snow accumulate, the weather advisory states.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 40s on Saturday, so any accumulation probably won’t stick around long.

The National Weather Service issues a weather advisory if the service is 80 percent confident that there will be an accumulation of at least one-quarter inch of snow, Talley said.

That much accumulation is enough to cause problems on back roads in more rural areas, she said.

Dry air will settle in the state on Monday, which could introduce a high fire danger across all of Central Alabama, the weather advisory states.

Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.

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