Monday, November 28, 2011

Let the Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee Snow Games Begin...

***Updated to add another photo at 8pm CST:

Paragould, AR via twitter user "grantpickney"

***Updated to add more photos 6pm CST:

Ridgely, TN via twitter user "rukavin8"

Logan, AL via twitter user "spann"

--------------------------Original post below:

As the mid-afternoon rolls around, pictures of falling snow are starting to come in from across the Deep South. The first was taken by a twitter user near Jackson, TN:

via twitter user "goingsewcrazy" in Jackson, TN

This next image was just taken by a tower camera in Haleyville, AL:

As you can see, the flake sizes are rather large, indicative of the heavy, wet snow that is falling across the region (with more to come).  If the ground were cold enough, snow would be piling up fast and furious across the region for sure.  The picture (as well as other reports) in the Jackson, TN area shows that snow is beginning to stick to some of the elevated and grassy surfaces.  After a few more hours of evaporative cooling, it should start to accumulate in other surrounding areas as well.  

The forecasts from earlier today still look on track as far as accumulation goes.  I'll post a more detailed update on that element of the situation later this afternoon...

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