http://domingodoorfao.net/?author=5 ***ALERT: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ***
from the Tropical Storm Research Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama:
Our TSRC office does not normally get involved in INLAND weather systems. Our normal task is to monitor conditions in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf Of Mexico for the formation, tracking and evaluation of Tropical Storm systems and hurricanes.
That being said, we are sending out this unofficial advisory due to extraordinary conditions that will be affecting millions of persons in the Gulf Coastal areas of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida over the next 60 hours or so. A significant cold front is ushering in from Canada and will be bringing sub freezing temperatures into the Gulf Coast area. This, combined with abundant Gulf moisture, will give the areas mentioned, freezing rain, sleet and wind driven snow ranging from 2 to 5 inches over the next 60 hours in many areas of the deep south.
The National Weather Service and Emergency Operations Centers in the Gulf Coast States are preparing for this event by issuing watches, warnings and travel advisories because there are no snow plows or salt trucks in these areas. Persons are being advised to get any necessary errands done before this weather system shuts down travel.
Please use extreme caution during this event. Even walking outdoors on flat surfaces may be hazardous due to snow and ice buildup.
Please refer to the link below for an interactive map for watches, warnings and advisories in your area. Take care and be safe!
WEATHER LINK >>> http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php
“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.