DUE TO TODAYS WINTRY PRECIPITATION ALONG WITH THE EVEN COLDER TEMPERATURES THAT WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT...THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR TRAVEL TO REMAIN HAZARDOUS ACROSS SOME AREAS OR BECOME HAZARDOUS AS CONDITIONS COOL FURTHER. ROADS... BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA MAY BECOME SLICK WITH BLACK ICE FORMING IN SPOTS. WINDS MAY HELP SOME
...WINTER STORM CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON... .AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION TO CENTRAL ALABAMA THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. THIS CHANGEOVER ZONE WILL SLIDE SOUTHEASTWARD AND THE PRECIPITATION WILL LAST INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES
...NEAR NORMAL SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA... HISTORICALLY FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA...THE RIVER FLOOD SEASON BEGINS IN EARLY TO MID JANUARY...WITH THE NUMBER OF RIVER FLOOD EVENTS INCREASING THROUGH LATE WINTER WITH A PEAK IN EARLY TO MID MARCH...ENDING IN LATE APRIL. FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA...CURRENT STREAMFLOWS ARE RUNNING SLIGHTLY BELOW
9-1-1 Dispatcher Brooke Allinder was presented with the 2014 Dispatcher of the Year Award by Director Dan Wright. Please join us in congratulating Brooke on her accomplishment.
I would like to welcome all of our new followers on Twitter and our new ‘Likes’ on Facebook. I trust that you have found our information useful and have chosen to follow and like us for that reason. Our goal is to utilize our social media channels to provide relevant safety information to our citizens and visitors so that you may make informed decisions. Due to so many new ‘fans’ I wanted to write a short blog and let everyone know how we are accomplishing our goals.
We recently conducted a survey of our social media content. Based on those results we have aligned our content delivery to better meet your requests. We have begun posting calls that potentially have an effect on traffic. These type calls are Wrecks and Road Hazards. Road Hazards can range from debris in the roadway to animals in the roadway to a stalled vehicle in the roadway. We have begun posting local agency submitted reports when they are posted. We will continue to post weather information as we have in the past.