Gov. Bentley Issues State of Emergency In Preparation for Winter Weather

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WZDX) – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties in preparation for winter weather that is expected to move through Alabama.

“With winter weather expected to impact Alabama, we are taking precautions to protect Alabamians,” Governor Robert Bentley said in a news release. “By issuing a State of Emergency, I have directed all state agencies to take necessary actions to be prepared to respond to the anticipated winter conditions including sleet, ice and snow.  We will actively monitor the storm as it begins to hit the state and are prepared to respond to any requests for assistance.”

According to the National Weather Service offices in Alabama, various portions of the state are expected to experience ice, sleet, snow and freezing rain beginning Wednesday morning and lasting through Thursday.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is activating the State Emergency Operations Center in order to monitor the storm and assist county Emergency Management Agencies as needed. State law enforcement agencies have coordinated state resources in order to respond to stranded drivers.

Governor Bentley has authorized 250 Alabama National Guardsmen to prepare to respond to any emergency requests for assistance.

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Huntsville

63°F Overcast Feels like 63°
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16 mph S
Humidity
84%
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Thunderstorms this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. Low 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
42°F Thunderstorms this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. Low 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
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12 mph WSW
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100%
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Waning Gibbous
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Decatur

63°F Overcast Feels like 63°
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20 mph S
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87%
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Thunderstorms this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 41F. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
41°F Thunderstorms this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 41F. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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14 mph WSW
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90%
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Waning Gibbous
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Florence

64°F Broken Clouds Feels like 64°
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13 mph SSW
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80%
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A steady rain in the evening. Showers continuing late. Low 37F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
37°F A steady rain in the evening. Showers continuing late. Low 37F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
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10 mph WNW
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70%
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Waning Gibbous
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Scottsboro

58°F Overcast Feels like 58°
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9 mph S
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92%
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Thunderstorms early, overcast overnight with occasional rain. Low around 45F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
45°F Thunderstorms early, overcast overnight with occasional rain. Low around 45F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
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10 mph SW
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90%
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Waning Gibbous
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Guntersville

59°F Overcast Feels like 59°
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7 mph S
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88%
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Showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. Low 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
44°F Showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. Low 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Wind
12 mph SW
Precip
90%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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