First Snowfall of 2013 Hits Central Alabama

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The first snowfall of 2013 hit Middle Alabamaland on Thursday, shutting down schools and causing power outages and other havoc even though the forecast only called for 1-3 inches and the winter storm was expected to be short-lived. Scroll down to see the best pics from later in the day. Click on the images for a larger view.

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Is a rose just a rose when it blooms in January and is covered in snow?

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A male cardinal checking out the snow.

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These photos were taken about noon as the first flakes started falling in Pinson Valley east of Birmingham.

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We’ll add more later today after the final accumulation has been established.

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More accumulation by about 2 p.m.

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In back and front.

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It really started to come down thick with large flakes coming up on 3 p.m.

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More to come…

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There was about a total white out for a brief time in the afternoon. Large flakes, blowing in the wind.

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A wet, white blanket covers the backyard.

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A red-breasted nuthatch [sitta canadensis] in a dogwood tree covered with snow.

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White out.

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We got about two and a half inches here.

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© 2013, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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