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A Cold Alabama Morning

| 7:36 am December 17, 2007 | Comments (7)

UPDATED 11 AM CST

Generally, this was the coldest morning so far this season across much of Alabama. It was below freezing (29) all the way down to Mobile Regional Airport. Here is an early look at some low temperatures from all sources, including the ABC 33/40 skywatchers.

16 Hamilton (NWS) Cottondale
18 Concord/Hueytown, Remlap
19 Ingramtown (Hale County about 10 air miles SE of Havana Junction), Blackwater/Macedonia (North Walker County) Jasper
20 Vigo, Sycamore, Centreville, Munford, Kimberly, Scrougout, Wilsonville, Pinson
21 Alabaster/Navajo Pines, Fayette, Hamilton (North Fork community)
22 Vinemont, Jasper, Muscadine, Decatur, Tuscaloosa
23 Scottsboro, Livingston, Oneonta, Gaylesville, Ft. Payne Airport, Huntsville Airport, Meridianville, Muscle Shoals, Cullman Airport, Birmingham Airport
24 Clanton, Dearmanville, Talladega, East Trussville (Jay Shelley, NWS retired) Crossville, DeSoto State Park, Huntsville/UAH, Anniston Airport, Mt. Cheaha (skycam), Bankhead National Forest, South Pinson
25 Childersburg, Highland Home, Haleyville, Hayden
26 Greystone Cove (James Spann) Alexander City, Ashland, Geneva, Jackson, Thomasville
27 Noccalula Falls, Albertville, Jemison, Shelby County Airport, Evergreen, Montgomery/Dannelly Field, Noccalula Falls.
28 Wadley, Bay Minette, Robertsdale, Atmore, Meadowbrook, Auburn, Troy, Selma
29 Mobile Regional Airport
30 Dothan
31 Mobile/Brookley Field
42 Dauphin Island

A FROSTY MORNING ALSO
Widespread moderate to heavy frost this morning. Mike Wilhelm, 3340 Skywatcher for Vinemont, in North Cullman County, was on the way to work this morning. He said the frost was so heavy around Falkville that the bushes and small trees looked more like a freezing rain event.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL
12 St. Louis
14 Milwaukee
16 Chicago
26 New York City
32 Philadelphia
24 Pittsburgh
33 Washington, DC
39 Orlando

USA EXTREMES/LOWER 48 STATES
83 Sunday afternoon Miami, Ft. Lauderdale
20 below this morning, Gunnison, Colorado. That town is nestled along the Gunnison River over on the west slope.

DEFINITELY NOT A DAY TO HANG OUT THE WASH.
Look at this report from atop Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Temperature 15 below zero. Visibility zero in snow, blowing and drifting snow and freezing fog. Wind NW 93 mph with gusts to 109 mph. They received 1.70 inches of water equivalent precipitation in the last 24 hours. That means they got tons of new snow. A great part of that was likely swept right off the mountain like it was a giant broom because of those 100 plus mph winds.

MT. CHEAHA
If you look at the ABC 33/40 skycam from on Mt. Cheaha this morning, the roofs are still white with snow as well as some of the grassy areas. They received some good snow flurries Sunday morning.

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  1. Zachary in Blackwater Macedonia says:

    Can’t vouch for the accuracy of the thermometer, but it shows this morning’s low at 19.2* (707am) here in northern Walker County. VERY heavy frost all over.

  2. Bill in Vigo says:

    Good morning all.
    Here in Vigo It is very pretty this morning. Ice and frost everywhere, on the cars, on the grass, on the porch and on the trees.

    Low 19.8
    current 29.7
    light breeze

    Bill

  3. Stephan Frank says:

    The low in Munford was 20 with a heavy frost.

  4. Alan says:

    According to the automated log at Haleyville’s Posey Field, the LOW temperature was 20.1 degrees F reported BOTH at 6am and 8am.

  5. Matt Padgett says:

    Hello J.B.,

    Low of 21 degrees here in Moody

  6. WOW!!!…we thought we had it cold…Mt. Washington is incredible…living up to it’s billing as “Home Of The World’s Worst Weather”…

    http://cookevilleweatherguy.blogspot.com

  7. Sue says:

    JB I’ve said this before I love your writing. I haven’t thought of hanging out the wash in a long time. I remember my grandmother hanging clothes on the line and the clothes freezing stiff. If you had to have a piece you just brought it in to hang by the fireplace… and of course, you put a bucket below for the drip before it dried.

    Thanks for the memories.

    Sue

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