Remembering the December 2017 Alabama snowstorm

Remembering the December 2017 Big Alabama snowstorm

It was one of the largest snowstorms in Alabama’s history and occurred on a Friday six years ago.

On the morning of December 8, 2017, the forecast called for a few inches of snow in the Birmingham area, but what we got was a record-breaking snowstorm that shut down Central Alabama for the day, caused thousands of power outages, and dumped up to one inch of fluff in the Mobile area.

The “normal” December snowfall in Birmingham is only 0.2 inches. The 4 inches of snow that fell at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport were the 14th-heaviest on record.

Ragland in St. Clair County received 6 inches of snow, the county’s biggest single-day snowfall on record.

To the east, it became more heavier! Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, and Calhoun counties received more than a foot of snow.

Delta, on the highlands east of Mount Cheaha, received 15 inches of snow. This is Alabama’s seventh-largest single-day snowfall on record. It is also the second-highest December snowfall in state history, trailing only Huntsville’s 15.7 inches on December 31, 1963.

If you want to see county-by-county information on other snowfall records across the state, utilize the tool on

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