Birmingham to experience one last cold snap Monday to Wednesday. Be prepared.

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Mayor Woodfin Birmingham
Mayor Randall Woodfin greeting a visitor to the Warming Station at the BJCC on Christmas Day, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Starting early Monday morning, Birmingham will experience one last cold snap for the winter of 2019.

According to the National Weather Service Birmingham Office, temperatures will dip near freezing early Monday morning. Beginning Monday, daytime high temperatures will be in the 40s,  but after sundown on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday temperatures will  plummet down to the 20s. By Thursday, temperatures will be back to normal for this time of  year in Alabama.

Don’t be taken by surprise

If you have already stored your heavy coats, hats and gloves, break them out one last time this winter.

February 2019 was unseasonably wet and warm with only one day reaching a low of 32 degrees the entire month, so don’t be fooled.  Bundle up!

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Bring in pets and plants

It’s been so warm this winter even the Bradford pear trees bloomed prematurely two weeks early.  Don’t forget to bring in your plants too.  And of course, over the next three days take shorter walks with the dog and let your cats inside.

Check out some helpful cold weather pet tips  – HERE.

Help your neighbor – Support the Warming Station

Boutwell Auditorium warming station is open January 17, 2018.

Birmingham will be opening up its Warming Station at Boutwell Auditorium Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights beginning at 5:00pm.

From a Facebook post by the Don Lupo with the city of Birmingham:

Good morning angels — the WARMING STATION at Boutwell will open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5pm –temps dip into the mid to low 20s this week. We need washable blankets — warm clothing, big underwear (xl,xxl,xxxl) for men and women, socks. We also need prepared ready to serve soup, chili, pb&j sandwiches, ham & cheeses sandwiches, pizza, oranges, bananas, bottled water, individually wrapped snack foods.

We’ll be at Boutwell from noon tomorrow till Thursday morning — by chance you want to drop off items (not prepared food) today call me at 335 -4573

Last gasp of cold weather this month?

How does the rest March look?  AccuWeather’s March forecast predicts 60-70 degree temps for the rest of the month.

Now that’s something to celebrate… after Wednesday.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.