Smoke Leading to Poor Visibility across Tennessee Valley 

There are several reports on social media in regards to smoke issues across the northern portions of Alabama and in middle Tennessee. NWS Huntsville had just issued a new statement: 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 

602 PM CST SUN NOV 13 2016 

ALZ005>010-016-140500- 

LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-MARSHALL-JACKSON-DE KALB-CULLMAN- 

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATHENS…HUNTSVILLE…DECATUR… 

ALBERTVILLE…BOAZ…GUNTERSVILLE…ARAB…SCOTTSBORO…FORT PAYNE… 

RAINSVILLE…CULLMAN 

602 PM CST SUN NOV 13 2016 
…SMOKE WILL RESULT IN VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ALABAMA THIS EVENING… 

SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES BURNING ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE WILL LEAD TO VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ALABAMA THIS EVENING. 

ALTHOUGH VISIBILITY WITHIN THE AREAS OF SMOKE WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 3 TO 5 MILE RANGE…A FEW LOCATIONS  MAY EXPERIENCE REDUCTIONS DOWN TO 1 MILE. IF CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE…A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY MAY BE ISSUED LATER THIS  EVENING. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION IF SMOKE IS ENCOUNTERED WHILE TRAVELING THIS EVENING.