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has alabama ever had snow

by Moshe Yost DDS Published 1 year ago Updated 3 months ago
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The most events occurring in one year were six, during the winters of 1970 (December 1969 to March 1970), 1971 (December 1970 to March 1971), and 1984 (December 1983 to March 1984). The only year that did not have a snow event that met the criterion was 1976, (December 1975 to March 1976).

What is the record snowfall in Alabama?

Alabama greatest one-day snowfall: 19.2 inches in Florence on Jan. 1, 1964. Birmingham greatest snowfall: 10.3 inches on March 13, 1993 (storm 2-day total was 13 inches at Birmingham International ...

What is the average snowfall in Alabama?

Although snow is a rare event in much of Alabama, areas of the state north of Montgomery may receive a dusting of snow a few times every winter, with an occasional moderately heavy snowfall every few years. Historic heavy snowfall events include the New Year's Eve 1963 snowstorm and the 1993 Storm of the Century. The annual average snowfall for the Birmingham area is 2 inches (51 mm) per year.

Where did it snow in the past 3 days?

The maps below show the latest accumulated snowfalls for all our weather forecast regions over the past 3 days. Rain is shown as blue contours, and snowfall as colour contours. Click on thumbs to view full area maps. Other Forecasts: Last 7 days Last 4-7 days Last 3 days Next 3 days Next 4–6 days Next 7–9 days. European Alps.

Is it snowing in Alabama now?

The timeframe for winter mischief has been adjusted overnight and now stretches from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Snow will be possible in north and north-central Alabama, and locations farther south may be in for a rain-snow mix, according to ...

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When was the last time Alabama get snow?

Top 10 Snowiest SeasonsEarliest SnowfallLatest SnowfallBirmingham 11/24/1938Birmingham 4/3/1987Montgomery 12/05/1886Montgomery 4/3/1987Anniston 11/02/1966Anniston 4/3/1987Tuscaloosa 12/31/1963Tuscaloosa 4/3/1987

What years did it snow in Alabama?

Nine other trace snowfall events occurring in 1961, 1963, 1966, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1995 were reported at the Birmingham International Airport on either December 24th or 25th.

Does it ever snow in Alabama?

Although snow is a rare event in much of Alabama, areas of the state north of Montgomery may receive a dusting of snow a few times every winter, with an occasional moderately heavy snowfall every few years. Historic heavy snowfall events include the New Year's Eve 1963 snowstorm and the 1993 Storm of the Century.

What is the record snowfall in Alabama?

In 1993, a record-breaking storm dropped 10.3 inches of snow over the state.

When was the blizzard in Alabama?

March 12, 1993The 1993 Storm of the Century (also known as the 93 Superstorm, The No Name Storm, or the Great Blizzard of '93/1993) was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993....Impact.PlaceTotalMobile, AL3 in (7.6 cm)Knoxville, TN15 in (38 cm)26 more rows

What year did it snow on Christmas in Alabama?

2010 Christmas Day Snowfall The snowfall blanketed much of Northern and Central Alabama. Some locations saw the first White Christmas on record, while others just missed out on a White Christmas.

What parts of Alabama got snow?

So far snow has been reported in Sumter, Chilton and Lee counties in south-central Alabama. Snow has also been reported in Huntsville and other locations in north Alabama, according to the National Weather Service.

What is the snowiest place in Alabama?

Snow falls predominantly in the northern regions of Alabama and is a rare occurrence in the south. On average, places like Huntsville receive 2.3 inches of snowfall while Birmingham records 1.6 inches. Mobile, on the other hand, collects up to 0.2 inches throughout the year.

How much snow falls in Alabama?

The US average is 28 inches of snow per year....Climate Averages.Alabama, AlabamaUnited StatesRainfall56.3 in.38.1 in.Snowfall0.7 in.27.8 in.Precipitation106.5 days106.2 daysSunny213 days205 days5 more rows

What city gets the most snow in Alabama?

Alabama has had other big snowfalls -- the main one being the "Storm of the Century" in March of 1993. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, 12 to 18 inches of snow fell across central Alabama -- with one of the highest totals being 21 inches in Walnut Grove in Etowah County.

Does it ever snow in Birmingham?

Birmingham receives 1.6 inches of snow on average, with nearly one half (0.6 inches) falling in the first month of the year. 11.80 inches of snow fell in January 1936. An inch of snow or more falls generally every five years or so in Birmingham in January. January is the cloudiest month of the year.

What month does it snow in Alabama?

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 8 to April 17, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Alabama is February, with an average snowfall of 5.7 inches. The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 17 to November 8.

First Two Inches

The first recorded date on which the city received its first 2 inches of snowfall.

Greatest Amount of Snow in One Day

15.7in. — The one-day record snowfall for Huntsville, Alabama was recorded on December 31st, 1963 as seen in the chart below. Greatest Amount of Snow in One Day

Greatest Snowfall in One Season

24 inches – The greatest cumulative snow fall for Huntsville, Alabama. This occurred during the year that ended December 31st, 1963. This was surely a banner year for snowplow contractors! Greatest Snowfall in One Season United States snow records can be found by reviewing the snowfall records of over 200 cities.

How Unusual Is This?

Given the lack of snowfall in the Deep South, this sounds strange. But it's closer to typical every winter season that one or more locations in every state picks up at least a few flakes of snow.

A Snowy Start, Even By Northern Standards

Areas accustomed to snow have also gotten off to a fast start to the season. Here are just a few examples.

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