Snow Day!

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 @ 10:47pm

The streak has finally been broken. After nearly 9 years without any measurable snow amount in Birmingham, we finally got a significant snow event – in March no less! Here are some of my favorite photos, and of course the ones that aren’t listed can always be found on my flickr account.

My car was covered early in the morning. Not that I could drive it anyway…

Snow Car 2

A quick view down the street.

Acton Park

This was in front of the pool patio.


A dead cactus, which for some reason I found amusing…

Dying of Thirst

There is a path that goes down into the woods behind our community, and the walk was just amazing!

Walk in the Woods

I was trying to be all “artsy”, but was having focus issues at the same time.

Walk in the Woods

Snow is a Four Letter Word

Sunday, January 20th, 2008 @ 3:34pm

Snow and Birmingham is a rare combination, but within the past week Alabama has had two snow events, neither of which were significant in Birmingham. Here at the apartment we only received a light dusting which accumulated on cars and roofs, but nothing beyond that.

It is of interest to note, that Birmingham typically receives an inch or so every year, but we’ve had a “snowless” streak the past couple of years. Birmingham is currently in its longest streak without having any measurable snow accumulation. (Note: A measurable amount according to the weather service 0.1 inches) The last measurable snow amount at the B’ham airport was Jan 28, 2000 (2,913 days). I wonder how long it will continue? Here the other 4 streaks following this one:

  • 2/1/1951 to 3/6/1957: 2,225 days
  • 2/13/1905 to 12/18/1909: 1,769 days
  • 2/13/1971 to 12/1/1974: 1,387 days
  • 1/5/1919 to 2/15/1922: 1,137 days

It’s bound to end at some point, but it seems like snow has skipped over Birmingham the past 8 years. Hopefully we’ll see some significant snow either within this year or the next.