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January 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - 5 hours 53 min ago
January 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 156 4 ratings Time: 04:14 More in News & Politics
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Rain Returns To Alabama Sunday

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - 6 hours 1 min ago

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COOL MID-WINTER DAY: Despite maximum available sunshine, temperatures are only in the 48-53 degree range across much of North/Central Alabama this afternoon. A pretty decent freeze is ahead tonight; lows early tomorrow will drop down into the 25-29 degree range.

Tomorrow will be another cool, dry day with a partly sunny sky and a high in the mid 50s.

WET WEATHER RETURNS: Rain will begin across Alabama on Sunday by mid to late morning… continuing through the afternoon and nighttime hours. Some thunder is possible in a few spots; rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely. The rain will taper off late Sunday night.

FLURRIES EARLY MONDAY? As the surface low deepens and moves northeast of Alabama, and colder air advects into the state, we will continue to mention the chance of a few snow flurries Monday morning. No impact is expected with surface temperatures above freezing, and the deeper moisture off to the east. The sky will begin to clear Monday afternoon, but the day will be blustery and cold with a high only in the low to mid 40s along with a chilly north wind.

Tuesday morning will be cold, and a low in the 20-25 degree range. Then, the day Tuesday will be sunny with a high close to 50 degrees.

MORE RAIN: The next wave in the southern branch of the jet stream promises to bring more rain back to the state on Wednesday, followed by colder and drier air Thursday and Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I had a great time today visiting the 2nd graders at Bluff Park Elementary School… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted early Monday morning by 7:00; Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

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January 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - 15 hours 34 min ago
January 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:50 More in News & Politics
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Cooler Today; Rain By Sunday

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - 15 hours 38 min ago

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SUNNY, BUT COOL: A cold front passed through Alabama last night; many noticed the strong north winds that developed right behind the boundary. Thanks to that front today will be noticeably cooler with a high around 50 degrees; that is about 15 degrees cooler than the highs we enjoyed yesterday. We note Tuscaloosa soared to 72 degrees yesterday, not bad for late January in Alabama. The air over Alabama is very dry, and we expect sunshine in full supply today.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dry weather continues Saturday with a partly sunny sky; we start the day in the 25-29 degree range, but rise into the mid 50s by afternoon. Clouds thicken late in the day and Saturday night, ahead of a storm system to the west. Then, rain returns Sunday with a surface low passing just northwest of Alabama. The rain should begin by mid-morning, and continue at times through Sunday night. A few thunderstorms could be in the mix, but with a stable airmass we don’t expect any severe weather problems. Rain amounts of 1/2 to 3/4 inch look likely, with isolated amounts to one inch.

NEXT WEEK: Sharply colder air moves into Alabama Monday following the rain, and we will continue to mention a chance of snow flurries Monday morning in the cold air. No impact, however, with temperatures above freezing at the surface, and the deeper moisture off to the east. Monday’s high will be in the low to mid 40s with a strong north wind to make it feel colder.

A pretty significant freeze is likely at daybreak Tuesday, with a low in the 20-25 degree range. Tuesday will be dry with a high close to 50 degrees.

Then, the next wave in the southern branch of the jet stream will bring the next chance of rain Wednesday; we don’t have model consistency in this feature; some global model runs keep the best chance of rain over South Alabama, others show a good wet-down for the entire state. And, the European model wants to hold off the best chance of rain until Wednesday night and maybe Thursday. For now we will just mention a chance of rain for the entire state Wednesday and we can make adjustments as needed.

Then, another shot of colder air moves in late in the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I have a weather program today at Bluff Park Elementary in Hoover… be looking for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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January 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:04
January 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:48 More in News & Politics
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Cooler Air Returns Tomorrow

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:59

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MILD WINTER DAY: Temperatures, as expected, have reached the 60s across much of North and Central Alabama this afternoon; Tuscaloosa has actually hit 70 degrees at 3:00 p.m. There is some filtered sunshine, and no rain on the radar. We will maintain a small risk of a shower early tonight with a cold front passing through, but many communities won’t see a drop.

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: The weather will be noticeably cooler tomorrow with a high close to 50 degrees, but the sky will be bright and sunny. Saturday will be dry, with a partly sunny sky and a high in the mid 50s. Clouds begin to thicken late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night ahead of the next storm system in the southern branch of the jet stream.

RAIN RETURNS SUNDAY: We will forecast periods of rain statewide, and maybe even a thunderstorm or two as a surface low passes just to the north. The latest QPF numbers have come down a bit; totals of 1/2 inch are likely, with isolated amounts to one inch. Sunday’s high will be in the low 50s.

COLDER AIR MONDAY: A sharp change to colder weather is likely Monday following the rain; some places north of Birmingham won’t get out of the 30s with strong north wind, and we will maintain the chance of snow flurries Monday morning over the northern third of Alabama. The flurries should be a low or no impact event with surface temperatures above freezing, and the deeper moisture east of Alabama by then.

NEXT WEEK: Tuesday will be dry with a cold morning; lows will be in the 20-25 degree range. Then, clouds return Tuesday night, and more rain is likely Wednesday. Again we see evidence that a few snow flurries are possible as the rain ends late Wednesday night over North Alabama, but no significant impact is expected. Another shot of colder air arrives Thursday.

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I enjoyed seeing the kids today at Knollwood Christian School in Sylacauga… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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January 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:20
January 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 1043 3 ratings Time: 06:05 More in News & Politics
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Warmer With A Few Scattered Showers

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:15

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RADAR CHECK: We have a few showers over Northwest Alabama at daybreak… moving east ahead of a surface cold front. Temperatures are mostly in the 40s, and we should rise into the low 60s this afternoon… making for a rather comfortable late January day. Showers will move through the Tennessee Valley this morning, and a few more could develop later today or early tonight over Central Alabama, but moisture is very limited, and rain will be very light and spotty. Many North/Central Alabama communities won’t see a drop.

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: These two days will be cool and dry with a partly to mostly sunny sky. We expect a high in the low 50s tomorrow, and mid 50s Saturday afternoon. It will be cold early Saturday morning with temperatures in the upper 20s to start the day. Clouds begin to return late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

RAIN RETURNS SUNDAY: Sunday continues to look like a wet day, with a cloudy sky and periods of rain. Some thunder is possible, but there is no risk of severe weather with no real surface based instability. Still looks like rain amounts of around one inch will be likely for the northern half of Alabama, with temperatures reaching the low 50s during the afternoon.

SHARPLY COLDER EARLY NEXT WEEK: Model guidance is trending colder for early next week; the 00Z GFS run is printing a high of only 39 degrees for Birmingham Monday. And, we should note there is a chance of snow flurries on the back side of the departing system during the morning hours over the northern counties of the state, but temperatures should be a little above freezing, and with the deeper moisture off to the east it looks like a little to no impact situation for now.

Tuesday morning will feature a significant freeze, with a low between 20 and 25 degrees. Then, we expect a high in the upper 40s Tuesday afternoon with a bright, sunny sky.

We will mention a chance of rain statewide Wednesday, although the most widespread rain could very well come over the southern half of the state.

VOODOO LAND: In the “land of voodoo” (looking at weather beyond seven days, where there is little skill in a specific forecast), the AO (Arctic Oscillation)/NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) combination seems to want to hang in negative territory, which suggests somewhat cold and unsettled weather for the eastern and southern U.S. into mid-February. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I have a weather program this morning at Knollwood Christian School in Sylacauga, and then at midday I will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Birmingham Federal Executive Association in downtown Birmingham. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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January 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:36
January 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 625 3 ratings Time: 05:13 More in News & Politics
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A Few Showers Tomorrow

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:36

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SUNNY WINTER DAY: It has been a day of maximum sunshine across Alabama today; temperatures are mostly in the mid 50s this afternoon, right at average values for late January.

Clouds will increase across the state tomorrow with a clipper passing to the north, dragging a cold front through here tomorrow night. Ahead of the front, temperatures should reach the low 60s. A few showers will break out during the afternoon and nighttime hours, but they will be widely scattered and rain amounts will be light.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY: These two days will be cool and dry; lots of sunshine Friday with a high in the low 50s, followed by a partly sunny day on Saturday with mid 50s. Saturday morning will be cold with a low in the 27-32 degree range.

SUNDAY: Clouds will thicken across the state Saturday night, and wet weather returns to Alabama Sunday. Curiously, the 12Z GFS run is drier, but I expect a pretty good rain event state wide with periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm or two as a surface low passes northwest of Alabama. Rain amounts of around inch are likely.

NEXT WEEK: Colder and drier air returns Monday; a few lingering snow flurries are possible early Monday morning over the northern third of the state with little or no impact. The sky will clear during the day with a steady north breeze and a high in the 40s. Tuesday looks cold and dry with a high near 50 degrees.

Later in the week, a southern stream system promises to bring more rain to the state by Wednesday or Thursday, and the GFS is hinting at some risk of winter weather mischief for parts of the Deep South toward the end of the week. Needless to say, there is no way to resolve details at this stage of the game; just something to watch for now. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I enjoyed seeing the 3rd graders today at Gwin Elementary in Hoover… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News at 5:00! Also, a big thanks to those in the Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Alabama Gadsden center… I enjoyed the visit at midday today. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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Snow Reports from Boston

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:21

For all of us snowfall enthusiasts, here is a rather long but interesting Public Information Statement from the Boston NWS office with a summary of snowfall observations from a variety of sources. Let there be no mistake that the area served by the Boston NWS office experienced blizzard conditions in this storm.

-Brian-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT SPOTTER REPORTS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 803 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015 THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON ********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL******************** LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS SNOWFALL OF /INCHES/ MEASUREMENT CONNECTICUT ..HARTFORD COUNTY MARLBOROUGH 22.0 448 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER MANCHESTER 19.0 1143 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NEWINGTON 15.0 1231 PM 1/27 NONE WEST HARTFORD 13.0 1132 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO WETHERSFIELD 12.5 650 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS FARMINGTON 12.3 100 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS GLASONBURY 12.0 846 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOUTHINGTON 11.2 835 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SOMERS 11.0 820 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO AVON 10.0 652 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS WINDSOR 10.0 850 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ENFIELD 9.7 841 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO GRANBY 9.0 842 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO HARTLAND 8.5 1120 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER EAST FARMINGTON HEIG 8.0 1110 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER EAST GRANBY 8.0 653 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS 1 WNW WINDSOR LOCKS 7.8 1200 AM 1/28 AIRPORT NEW BRITAIN CITY 6.0 847 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH GRANBY 4.5 336 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ..TOLLAND COUNTY STAFFORDVILLE 23.0 901 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER TOLLAND 21.5 713 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER COLUMBIA 16.5 212 PM 1/27 NONE STAFFORD SPRINGS 16.5 332 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SOMERS 16.4 607 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER COVENTRY 15.0 448 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER UNION 15.0 225 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS VERNON 14.8 227 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS ELLINGTON 14.0 1111 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO BOLTON 13.5 1120 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..WINDHAM COUNTY THOMPSON 33.5 647 PM 1/27 MEDIA PUTNAM 30.0 650 PM 1/27 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS MOOSUP 25.0 1220 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO EAST KILLINGLY 24.2 418 PM 1/27 NONE DAYVILLE 23.0 156 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC HAMPTON 22.5 1016 AM 1/27 COOP OBSERVER DANIELSON 22.3 1050 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO POMFRET CENTER 22.0 758 AM 1/28 NONE SOUTH KILLINGLY 21.0 1226 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO POMFRET 20.0 1116 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ASHFORD 18.5 1219 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO PLAINFIELD 15.0 917 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MASSACHUSETTS ..BARNSTABLE COUNTY WEST HARWICH 28.5 955 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER HYANNIS 27.0 748 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO EAST FALMOUTH 24.8 1000 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST YARMOUTH 24.0 250 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO HARWICH 23.0 749 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO CENTERVILLE 21.0 700 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTH DENNIS 18.2 728 PM 1/27 EMERGENCY MANAGER ORLEANS 17.6 547 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WELLFLEET 17.5 136 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO BREWSTER 14.0 308 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..BRISTOL COUNTY EAST FREETOWN 26.0 458 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOMERSET 24.0 1235 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO FALL RIVER 23.1 805 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ACUSHNET 22.2 605 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NEW BEDFORD 21.0 808 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO TAUNTON 20.8 700 AM 1/28 NWS OFFICE MANSFIELD 19.8 548 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER FAIRHAVEN 19.0 629 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH ATTLEBORO 18.9 306 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH DIGHTON 18.4 558 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOUTH DARTMOUTH 17.5 921 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH ACUSHNET 16.0 806 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO WEST ACUSHNET 14.3 1229 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..DUKES COUNTY OAK BLUFFS 27.0 237 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO EDGARTOWN 16.0 905 AM 1/27 CO-OP OBSERVER ..ESSEX COUNTY METHUEN 31.5 900 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC IPSWICH 28.0 600 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SWAMPSCOTT 27.1 707 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC PEABODY 27.0 819 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO GEORGETOWN 26.5 835 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER TOPSFIELD 26.5 630 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER HAVERHILL 25.6 1159 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NAHANT 25.0 923 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SALEM 24.0 345 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ROCKPORT 23.5 855 PM 1/27 MEDIA GLOUCESTER 23.0 453 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER MARBLEHEAD 22.0 546 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ANDOVER 22.0 626 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO DANVERS 21.5 221 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..FRANKLIN COUNTY NORTHFIELD 7.2 240 PM 1/27 NONE LEYDEN 5.5 819 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ASHFIELD 5.0 828 AM 1/27 NONE HEATH 5.0 412 PM 1/27 NONE SHELBURNE FALLS 4.0 820 AM 1/27 SOCIAL MEDIA ..HAMPDEN COUNTY WALES 16.0 810 PM 1/27 BROADCAST MEDIA LUDLOW 14.0 729 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER EAST LONGMEADOW 12.5 1206 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO LONGMEADOW 12.0 1215 PM 1/27 NONE AGAWAM 10.9 1100 AM 1/27 CWO HAMPDEN 10.5 919 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SPRINGFIELD 7.3 930 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WESTFIELD 6.8 222 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTHWICK 4.5 108 PM 1/27 NONE HOLYOKE 4.0 816 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..HAMPSHIRE COUNTY WARE 8.0 840 AM 1/27 BROADCAST MEDIA WESTHAMPTON 6.2 113 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER AMHERST 6.0 430 PM 1/27 NONE ..MIDDLESEX COUNTY HUDSON 36.0 400 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC NORTH BILLERICA 34.0 1146 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ACTON 34.0 1014 PM 1/27 NONE LITTLETON 34.0 600 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER CHELMSFORD 33.8 925 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO FRAMINGHAM 33.5 540 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO WESTFORD 33.0 1004 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER LOWELL 33.0 952 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER TYNGSBORO 32.8 711 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC NORTH CHELMSFORD 32.5 813 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO DUNSTABLE 32.0 330 PM 1/27 NONE WINCHESTER 30.0 530 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER MARLBOROUGH 29.5 152 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH READING 29.0 825 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WAKEFIELD 29.0 758 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER GROTON 29.0 449 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER LEXINGTON 27.8 558 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC DRACUT 27.2 532 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC ASHBY 27.0 1229 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO PEPPERELL 26.5 513 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER BILLERICA 26.0 232 PM 1/27 MEDIA TEWKSBURY 25.6 603 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NATICK 25.5 745 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST NEWTON 25.0 1240 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC BEDFORD 25.0 1021 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER AYER 24.0 1054 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO WOBURN 24.0 302 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER MELROSE 23.0 841 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC SUDBURY 23.0 245 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO WILMINGTON 23.0 1032 AM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC WESFORD 22.5 145 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOMERVILLE 22.3 308 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC STOW 22.0 255 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO TOWNSEND 21.6 528 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER CONCORD 21.5 1108 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER HOLLISTON 21.5 618 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO READING 21.5 220 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH WOBURN 21.0 115 PM 1/27 NONE NEWTON 20.0 953 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO WAYLAND 20.0 428 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO BURLINGTON 19.5 805 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SHERBORN 19.4 857 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO STONEHAM 17.0 849 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MEDFORD 15.0 1034 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MEDFIELD 12.5 1108 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MALDEN 12.0 820 AM 1/27 SOCIAL MEDIA ..NANTUCKET COUNTY NANTUCKET 12.0 411 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..NORFOLK COUNTY MILTON 29.7 727 PM 1/27 COOP OBSERVER SHARON 29.0 546 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC BRAINTREE 26.0 407 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC BLUE HILLS 25.5 100 PM 1/27 CO-OP OBSERVER WALPOLE 24.6 619 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO QUINCY 24.5 840 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC SOUTH WEYMOUTH 24.0 907 PM 1/27 MEDIA WEYMOUTH 23.0 404 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO RANDOLPH 23.0 1003 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER FOXBORO 22.0 624 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORWOOD 22.0 623 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO WRENTHAM 22.0 1249 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NEEDHAM HEIGHTS 21.0 312 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NORFOLK 20.0 1251 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO SHERBORN 19.4 907 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MEDFIELD 19.0 430 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO COHASSET 18.3 235 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST WALPOLE 18.0 1107 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO STOUGHTON 17.0 429 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO MILLIS 16.5 620 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO HOLBROOK 16.0 832 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO DOVER 14.0 825 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..PLYMOUTH COUNTY PLYMOUTH 30.7 1139 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC KINGSTON 28.0 526 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER HANOVER 24.0 736 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC MARSHFIELD 24.0 238 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER HULL 23.5 817 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO PEMBROKE 23.0 432 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ROCKLAND 22.0 913 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER BROCKTON 22.0 1135 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST WAREHAM 21.5 230 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER CARVER 21.3 900 PM 1/27 NWS EMPLOYEE HANSON 20.0 605 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO HALIFAX 13.8 959 AM 1/27 NONE BRIDGEWATER 12.5 954 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..SUFFOLK COUNTY SOUTH BOSTON 31.0 100 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER BOSTON 26.0 300 PM 1/27 NONE 1 N EAST BOSTON 24.6 700 AM 1/28 AIRPORT WINTHROP 24.6 700 AM 1/28 NONE CHELSEA 20.0 854 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO BOSTON CITY 17.6 534 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..WORCESTER COUNTY AUBURN 36.0 947 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER LUNENBURG 36.0 717 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER 3 WNW WORCESTER 34.5 1200 AM 1/28 AIRPORT CLINTON 34.1 419 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC WEST BOYLSTON 33.5 730 PM 1/27 COCORAHS WORCESTER 32.0 421 PM 1/27 NONE HOLDEN 32.0 546 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER UPTON 31.5 754 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER SHREWSBURY 30.9 740 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER MILFORD 30.7 833 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER WHITINSVILLE 30.0 503 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER FITCHBURG 30.0 305 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NORTHBOROUGH 29.3 217 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER STERLING 29.3 352 PM 1/27 NONE SPENCER 29.0 735 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NORTH GRAFTON 29.0 805 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER LEOMINSTER 29.0 437 PM 1/27 NONE LANCASTER 28.5 302 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO BOYLSTON 28.0 534 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER LEICESTER 27.0 222 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTHBORO 27.0 1217 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO HARVARD 27.0 910 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER BERLIN 26.5 1102 AM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC BOLTON 26.0 318 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO GRAFTON 25.0 1042 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ROCHDALE 24.0 1041 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH WORCESTER 24.0 914 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO DOUGLAS 24.0 312 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER MENDON 23.0 249 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOUTHBRIDGE 22.3 700 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTHBORO 22.1 1133 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO MILBURY 21.0 856 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTHBRIDGE 19.0 844 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO OAKHAM 18.0 301 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO WESTMINSTER 15.0 617 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO HUBBARDSTON 13.0 223 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO BARRE 11.0 910 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ASHBURNHAM 10.0 426 PM 1/27 CO-OP OBSERVER RHODE ISLAND ..KENT COUNTY WEST WARWICK 20.5 954 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER 2 NNW WARWICK 19.1 1200 AM 1/28 AIRPORT GREENE 18.0 351 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ..NEWPORT COUNTY TIVERTON 19.0 807 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO MIDDLETOWN 16.0 738 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER PORTSMOUTH 15.0 820 AM 1/27 SOCIAL MEDIA LITTLE COMPTON 13.0 835 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ..PROVIDENCE COUNTY BURRILLVILLE 28.5 731 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC WEST GLOCESTER 25.6 714 AM 1/28 TRAINED SPOTTER GLENDALE 23.5 254 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO NORTH FOSTER 20.7 546 PM 1/27 CO-OP OBSERVER PROVIDENCE/NORTH PRO 18.5 709 AM 1/28 GENERAL PUBLIC SMITHFIELD 18.0 913 PM 1/27 HAM RADIO CUMBERLAND 18.0 213 PM 1/27 NWS EMPLOYEE N. CIMBERLAND 18.0 1221 PM 1/27 NONE CRANSTON 17.0 338 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC PROVIDENCE 17.0 622 PM 1/27 MEDIA NORTH PROVIDENCE 16.0 1215 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER 1 W PROVIDENCE 15.5 509 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER PAWTUCKET 15.5 350 PM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC EAST PROVIDENCE 14.5 837 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ..WASHINGTON COUNTY WESTERLY 21.0 624 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER HOPE VALLEY 18.5 527 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER NORTH KINGSTOWN 16.0 1208 AM 1/28 FINAL HOPKINTON 14.5 203 PM 1/27 NONE SAUNDERSTOWN 12.0 1145 AM 1/27 GENERAL PUBLIC RICHMOND 11.0 834 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ***********************PEAK WIND GUST*********************** LOCATION MAX WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS GUST OF MPH MEASUREMENT MASSACHUSETTS ..ANZ250 8 SSE BASS ROCKS 67 804 AM 1/27 BUOY 44029 ..BARNSTABLE COUNTY CHATHAM 75 926 AM 1/27 CHH UPPER AIR CENTERVILLE 72 915 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTH DENNIS 64 1240 PM 1/27 EMERGENCY MANAGER EAST FALMOUTH 47 455 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ..ESSEX COUNTY ROCKPORT 64 1253 PM 1/27 MEDIA ..NANTUCKET COUNTY NANTUCKET 56 924 AM 1/27 NOS NTKM3 ..PLYMOUTH COUNTY PLYMOUTH 72 1039 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER 4 SW PLYMOUTH 65 1002 AM 1/27 ASOS MARSHFIELD 61 1110 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO ..WORCESTER COUNTY NORTHBOROUGH 52 220 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER RHODE ISLAND ..NEWPORT COUNTY MIDDLETOWN 48 740 PM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER ***********************SUSTAINED WIND*********************** LOCATION WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS SPEED OF MPH MEASUREMENT MASSACHUSETTS ..BARNSTABLE COUNTY 2 NE HYANNIS 45 957 AM 1/27 ASOS CENTERVILLE 44 915 AM 1/27 TRAINED SPOTTER EAST FALMOUTH 28 1254 PM 1/27 NONE ..ESSEX COUNTY ROCKPORT 41 1014 AM 1/27 MEDIA 5 WNW BEVERLY 33 343 PM 1/27 ASOS ..NANTUCKET COUNTY NANTUCKET 40 1006 AM 1/27 NOS NTKM3 ..WORCESTER COUNTY 3 WNW WORCESTER 31 1141 AM 1/27 ASOS RHODE ISLAND ..ANZ236 3 ENE KIEFER PARK 39 812 AM 1/27 NOS QPTR1 ..WASHINGTON COUNTY NARRAGANSETT 37 900 AM 1/27 POTTERS COVE NAXR1
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Sunny Mid-Winter Day

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:05

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COLD START: Temperatures are in the 28-32 degree range across the great state of Alabama early this morning; with a dry airmass we expect a good supply of sunshine today with a high in the mid 50s this afternoon.

TOMORROW: Clouds return to the state tomorrow as a clipper passes well to the north; it will drag a cold front through here tomorrow night, and this could bring a few scattered showers to the northern counties during the afternoon and evening hours. Rain amounts will be light and spotty, and before the showers temperatures will rise up into the low 60s… it will be warmest day of the week.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY: Friday will be mostly sunny and cooler with a high in the low 50s; some places north of Birmingham could hold in the 40s through the afternoon. Then, on Saturday as the weekend begins, the weather stays dry, but clouds begin to increase during the afternoon hours ahead of an approaching storm system. The high Saturday will be in the mid 50s.

RAIN RETURNS SUNDAY: A deepening surface low, supported by an upper trough, will pass northwest of Alabama, setting the stage for widespread rain. Looks now like there will be enough dynamic forcing for some thunderstorms to be involved, although severe weather isn’t expected. Rain amounts of around one inch look likely through Sunday night.

NEXT WEEK: Much colder air blows into Alabama Monday, and there is the risk of a few snow flurries over the northern counties of the state during the morning hours, but with little or no impact. Look like we won’t get past the mid 40s Monday afternoon with a strong north wind to make it feel colder. And, significant freeze is likely by early Tuesday with a low down in the mid 20s.

Another weather system will bring more rain to the state by Wednesday and Thursday… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, details, and graphics. Looks like temperatures will be generally below average for the first 7-10 days of February.

ONE YEAR AGO: Snow Jam, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, whatever you want to call it. Two inches of snow (which we forecast to be a dusting) turned into a winter weather nightmare for much of North/Central Alabama, and Birmingham was especially hard hit.

Read my detailed review event here…. and a sincere apology for a bad forecast here.

Needless to say, I feel the pain my colleagues are experiencing this week in New York City and Boston.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I have weather programs today at Gwin Elementary in Hoover, and the University of Alabama Center in Gadsden. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon…. enjoy the day!

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January 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:04
January 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 806 0 ratings Time: 06:01 More in News & Politics
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January 27, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:46
January 27, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 419 8 ratings Time: 04:40 More in News & Politics
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Calm January Weather

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:43

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RADAR CHECK: This has turned out to be a sunny day for most of Alabama, except the northwest corner of the state where clouds linger. Temperatures are mostly in the 50s; Tuscaloosa has reached 61 degrees at mid-afternoon.

Tomorrow will be another bright, sunny day with a high in the 50s. Then, on Thursday, there will be an increase in clouds, and a clipper system passing well to the north could squeeze out a few raindrops over North Alabama late in the day or Thursday night, but rain will be very light, and very spotty. A chance we reach the low 60s Thursday afternoon.

Then, on Friday and Saturday, our weather will be rain-free with seasonal temperatures; highs in the 50s, and lows in the 30s. Colder pockets could reach the upper 20s at daybreak Saturday.

RAIN RETURNS SUNDAY: Clouds will return late Saturday and Saturday night, and Sunday still looks like wet day for Alabama with amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch. No severe storms, and probably not much thunder. Just a rainy day.

NEXT WEEK: Colder and drier air settles in here Monday as highs drop into the 40s. A few snow flurries are possible early Monday morning over far North Alabama, but with no impact if they happen. The next wave brings more rain to the state later in the week, Wednesday night into Thursday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I had a great time today visiting with the second graders at Briarwood Christian School… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM on ABC 33/40 News at 5:00! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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Spann Walks To Work - January 28, 2014

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:24
Spann Walks To Work - January 28, 2014
After he ditched his car along Riverchase Parkway, like so many others, James walked to ABC 33/40 in a surreal setting. A two inch snow that created the same impact as a crippling ice storm.... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 153 10 ratings Time: 02:49 More in News & Politics
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January 27, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:05
January 27, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 891 4 ratings Time: 05:30 More in News & Politics
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A Benign Weather Pattern For Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:57

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CALM LATE JANUARY WEATHER: While places like Boston will be digging out from their big blizzard that is still raging this morning, our weather will be pretty quiet for the rest of the week. Temperatures are near the freezing mark early this morning, but we expect a high in the low to mid 50s today with a mix of sun and clouds. Tomorrow will feature sunshine in full supply with a high in the mid 50s.

A clipper will pass well north of Alabama Thursday; that might drag some clouds into the far northern part of the state, but the air will be very dry, and I really think the chance of a shower is so small that we can drop it from the forecast. Again, the high will be in the 50s Thursday afternoon.

Friday will be another dry day, with ample sunshine and a high in the mid 50s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: It begins with a sunny sky Saturday morning, but clouds will move in Saturday afternoon ahead of the next storm system to the west. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 50s Saturday afternoon. Then, wet weather returns Sunday with a good chance of rain throughout the day; the high will be in the 50s once again. Looks like rain amounts of around 1/2 inch will be likely, with isolated totals to one inch. No severe weather threat, just rain.

NEXT WEEK: Colder air drops into the state Monday following the rain; a few snow flurries are not out of the question for the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama, but it looks like a no impact situation.

Another weather system could potentially bring rain back to Alabama at mid-week Wednesday or Thursday; it will be cold rain, but for now the atmosphere looks too warm for any winter weather mischief. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last night.

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I have a weather program today at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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WeatherBrains 470: I’d Rather Be Here

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:37

WeatherBrains Episode 470 is now online (January 26, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our special guest panelist this week is Dr. Marshall Shepherd, host of “Weather Geeks” on The Weather Channel, and a professor at the University of Georgia. Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener Barry in Rochester (MN not NY)… John Wetter, who is the Technical Services Manager with Hopkins (MN) Public Schools.

We also spend some time analyzing the “Blizzard of 2015″, in progress on the upper Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

WeatherBrains 101: We all know that the wind changes direction and speed with height. But what does the change in direction mean for forecasting the weather? This week we explore the backing and veering nature of the wind and what it means.

Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Conference on broadcast meteorology

Bill Murray – Ensemble prediction systems

Dr. Marshall Shepherd – Low level wind streamlines

Brian Peters – A Wind Tree?

John Scala – January 2011 Northeast U.S. winter storm

Kevin Selle – Funny or Die Weather

Rick Smith – Tornado Forecasting Workshop Announcement

James Spann – Ten things every Oklahoman should know about snow forecasts

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weatherwise Magazine – The Intertropical Convergence Zone

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 470: I’d Rather Be Here

WeatherBrains - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 04:49

WeatherBrains Episode 470 is now online (January 26, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our special guest panelist this week is Dr. Marshall Shepherd, host of “Weather Geeks” on The Weather Channel, and a professor at the University of Georgia. Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener Barry in Rochester (MN not NY)… John Wetter, who is the Technical Services Manager with Hopkins (MN) Public Schools.

We also spend some time analyzing the “Blizzard of 2015″, in progress on the upper Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

WeatherBrains 101: We all know that the wind changes direction and speed with height. But what does the change in direction mean for forecasting the weather? This week we explore the backing and veering nature of the wind and what it means.

Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Conference on broadcast meteorology

Bill Murray – Ensemble prediction systems

Dr. Marshall Shepherd – Low level wind streamlines

Brian Peters – A Wind Tree?

John Scala – January 2011 Northeast U.S. winter storm

Kevin Selle – Funny or Die Weather

Rick Smith – Tornado Forecasting Workshop Announcement

James Spann – Ten things every Oklahoman should know about snow forecasts

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weatherwise Magazine – The Intertropical Convergence Zone

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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