Looking back to February of 2010, heavy snow fell due to a low pressure system skirting across the Gulf of Mexico. This picture shows it falling in southwestern Pike County. (Courtesy: Sean Sporman)
Monday, the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama and Alabama Emergency Management Agencies kicked off Winter Weather Awareness Week.
They begin this week with a look back at some of the most historic winter weather events in Alabama.
Looking back to February of 2010, heavy snow fell due to a low pressure system skirting across the Gulf of Mexico. This system brought as much as seven inches in Troy just as the Winter Olympics were kicking off in Vancouver, Canada.
A year before that, on March 1st, 2009, parts of the Wiregrass saw a dusting from a snow event. The heaviest snowfall totals in the state from that storm were in Lee County. Specifically, Auburn saw 5 inches of snow.
And, there was the storm of the century in 1993, where some places in the state saw a foot or more of snow across the state.
Even the city of Dothan saw some significant snow. Some Alabama communities even reported rare thunder-snow from the powerful storm.
Tuesday, the Weather Service takes a look at winter weather terminology.
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