Shelby County could see snow March 2

Published 4:10 pm Friday, March 1, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Parts of extreme northeastern Shelby County could see up to a half-inch of snow between midnight on March 1 and mid-afternoon on March 2, according to the National Weather Service.


According to a hazardous weather outlook statement released March 1 by the NWS in Calera, snowfall could result in snow accumulations of between a quarter-inch and a half-inch in grassy areas.

The greatest chance for snow accumulation in Shelby County will be from Hoover northward, according to the NWS.

The majority of Shelby County will see “flurries to a dusting” of snow on March 2, according to the NWS. Forecasts call for a 20 percent chance of snow on Friday night and a 30 percent chance of snow on Saturday.

The forecast low for Friday night is 32 degrees, and the forecast high on Saturday is 42 degrees. Forecasts call for a low of 26 degrees on Saturday night and a high of 47 degrees on Sunday.

“Some locations across north central Alabama could see up to one half-inch total snow accumulation with localized amounts up to one inch in higher elevations,” read the weather outlook statement.