Alabama school delays http://apr.org en Ala Schools Opening Late Amid Weather Threat http://apr.org/post/ala-schools-opening-late-amid-weather-threat <DIV> <P>Dozens of Alabama schools are opening late because of the threat of damaging winds and other severe weather, which struck western parts of the state during the pre-dawn hours Wednesday.</P> <P>The National Weather Service said the storms would post a threat through mid-day Wednesday.</P> <P>A county emergency manager reported that numerous trees were down just northwest of Fayette in western Alabama early Wednesday morning.</P> <P>Numerous school systems throughout central Alabama were delaying opening as a precaution. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:55:59 +0000 The Associated Press 24014 at http://apr.org Ala Schools Opening Late Amid Weather Threat NWS Cancels Winter Weather Advisory for North Ala http://apr.org/post/nws-cancels-winter-weather-advisory-north-ala <DIV> <P>Forecasters say the threat of freezing rain is over for most of north Alabama.</P> <P>Temperatures are well above freezing in the Tennessee Valley, and the National Weather Service has canceled a freezing rain advisory for the region.</P> <P>Forecasters say light coatings of ice are still possible in the east Alabama counties of Cherokee and Cleburne along the Georgia line. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:33:48 +0000 The Associated Press 23757 at http://apr.org NWS Cancels Winter Weather Advisory for North Ala Ala Thawing Out From Snowy Blast http://apr.org/post/ala-thawing-out-snowy-blast <DIV> <P>North and central Alabama are trying to get back to normal after a winter storm dumped as much as 4 inches of snow on the area.</P> <P>Dozens of school systems, businesses and government offices planned to open late Friday to let roads thaw out after an overnight freeze. The delays extended from the Tennessee line as far south as metro Birmingham.</P> <P>But many people won't forget about the storm for a while.</P> <P>Some motorists were stuck on Interstate 65 north of Cullman for seven or more hours Thursday after a series of wrecks snarled the highway. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:41:46 +0000 The Associated Press 23382 at http://apr.org Ala Thawing Out From Snowy Blast