Winter Weather Awareness Week 2017

A slushy mix of snow and ice covers the parking lot of the Pilot Travel Center in Decatur, Ala., after a heavy snowfall in the Tennesse Valley caused schools, businesses and offices to close, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A record winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on north Alabama left roads coated with an icy slush that complicated travel Thursday, but rising temperatures melted away some of the problem. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Brennen Smith)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — The National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have designated this week as Winter Weather Awareness Week. This is because even though severe winter weather may not happen every winter, Central Alabama is still no stranger to snow, ice, and extreme cold events.

According NWS Birmingham, Birmingham has just under a 23 percent chance of seeing two inches of snow each year. We know that it can happen! Everyone remembers the event last year and also “Snowpocalypse” of 2014.

Now is the time to have a plan in place. For more information and tips visit: 



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