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December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:47
December 2, 2014 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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 314 3 ratings Time: 04:43 More in News & Politics
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December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:43
December 2, 2014 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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 647 3 ratings Time: 06:23 More in News & Politics
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Mild Weather Continues; A Few Showers

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:38

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

RADAR CHECK: Some rain is falling over North Alabama at daybreak this morning… most of the showers are along and north of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden). Model data suggests the best chance of rain today will come during the morning hours, and mostly north of I-20. Rain amounts won’t be too heavy.

Otherwise, the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high close to 70 for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden. The Tennessee Valley will be cooler with a high in the low to mid 60s.

REST OF THE WEEK: The weather tomorrow and Thursday looks dry and mild; some sun both days with a high near 70, which is about ten degrees above average for early December in Alabama. The 00Z model set suggests the wave at the end of the week on Friday will bring the best chance of showers to the far northern part of the state, and up into Tennessee and Kentucky. If the 12Z data confirms this, we can reduce the chance of rain Friday for areas south of the Tennessee River. And, we stay mild Friday with a high not too far from the 70 degree mark.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: No doubt we will need to mention a chance of showers Saturday over the northern half of the state, but rain amounts most likely won’t be too heavy, and it certainly won’t rain all day. Just be aware of the potential for some rain during the day if you have an outdoor event planned. The GFS is printing a high of 67 degrees for Birmingham Saturday, which looks pretty good, and the day will feature more clouds than sun.

Sunday for now looks mostly rain-free as the short wave moves east of Alabama; we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the 60s.

ATLANTA WEEKEND WEATHER: For Alabama fans headed to Atlanta for Saturday’s SEC Championship game, needless to say you won’t have to worry about weather issues inside the Georgia Dome… but outside the sky will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a few passing rain showers. Due to cold air damming, the weather will be cooler in Atlanta, and there is a chance they won’t get out of the 50s Saturday.

NEXT WEEK: The GFS hints temperatures get back into a normal range next week; with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s by mid-week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

EARLY GEMINIDS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The shower is not expected to peak until Dec. 14th, but NASA meteor cameras are detecting Geminid fireballs over the USA two weeks early. A number of people reported seeing them over Alabama last night.

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 will be doing a weather program today at the Waldorf School in Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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WeatherBrains 462: Bringing in the Strange People

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:15

WeatherBrains Episode 462 is now online (December 1, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain this week include Paul Iniquez from the National Weather Service office in San Jaoquin/Hanford, CA. Paul is the SOO, Science and Operations Officer, at the NWS in Hanford, CA. He is from Minnesota but has worked in NWS offices all over. His undergraduate degree is from St. Cloud State University and his MS is from Arizona State. Paul Iñiquez, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Joseph Rentken. Joseph became a super moderator of the Accuweather.com forums in 2008. Since then, he has become a storm spotter for the various NWS offices where he has lived. He is a storm chaser and now serves as the volunteer meteorologist at KOPN.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 84 at Naples, FL, and -24 at Tioga, ND
  • Start of meteorological winter
  • Nice temperature contrast across a front with 73 at Birmingham and 17 at Chicago
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is out again, so we’re docking her Christmas bonus. Look for the email bag next week. But Nate is johnny on the spot with Nate’s News.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Bill Murray mentioned tule fog last week, so it seemed a great topic for this week’s 101 segment. Spelled T U L E it is pronounced like “tool e.” At least I hope it is.

    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.

    Web Sites from Episode 462:

    NWS Hanford, CA, web page

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Forecasters forced to lies to us

    Bill Murray – Winter Weather Safety

    Brian Peters – Davis Vantage Pro 2

    Joseph Rentken – 39th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop

    John Scala – Tornado days article

    Kevin Selle – KFDX Christmas Video

    James Spann – The Weather Station for Smartphones

    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 462: Bringing in the Strange People

    WeatherBrains - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:45

    WeatherBrains Episode 462 is now online (December 1, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

    Our guest WeatherBrain this week include Paul Iniquez from the National Weather Service office in San Jaoquin/Hanford, CA. Paul is the SOO, Science and Operations Officer, at the NWS in Hanford, CA. He is from Minnesota but has worked in NWS offices all over. His undergraduate degree is from St. Cloud State University and his MS is from Arizona State. Paul Iñiquez, welcome to WeatherBrains!

    Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Joseph Rentken. Joseph became a super moderator of the Accuweather.com forums in 2008. Since then, he has become a storm spotter for the various NWS offices where he has lived. He is a storm chaser and now serves as the volunteer meteorologist at KOPN.

    Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 84 at Naples, FL, and -24 at Tioga, ND
  • Start of meteorological winter
  • Nice temperature contrast across a front with 73 at Birmingham and 17 at Chicago
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is out again, so we’re docking her Christmas bonus. Look for the email bag next week. But Nate is johnny on the spot with Nate’s News.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Bill Murray mentioned tule fog last week, so it seemed a great topic for this week’s 101 segment. Spelled T U L E it is pronounced like “tool e.” At least I hope it is.

    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.

    Web Sites from Episode 462:

    NWS Hanford, CA, web page

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Forecasters forced to lies to us

    Bill Murray – Winter Weather Safety

    Brian Peters – Davis Vantage Pro 2

    Joseph Rentken – 39th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop

    John Scala – Tornado days article

    Kevin Selle – KFDX Christmas Video

    James Spann – The Weather Station for Smartphones

    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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    December 1, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

    Weather Xtreme Video - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:47
    December 1, 2014 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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 339 2 ratings Time: 05:07 More in News & Politics
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    Cold Front Over Northwest Alabama

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:41

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    COLD FRONT OVER FLORENCE: As expected, we have a huge temperature contrast across the region this afternoon. Memphis is at 37; Montgomery is at 77. The front is right on top of Muscle Shoals… temperatures have fallen into the 40s at Waterloo, in the northwest corner of Lauderdale County, but the rest of North/Central Alabama is enjoying temperatures around the 70 degree mark.

    The front will stall somewhere near a line from Hamilton to Hartselle to Scottsboro late tonight, where temperatures will turn colder with readings in the low 40s early tomorrow.

    We note a few widely scattered showers across the Tennessee Valley this afternoon; we will maintain the risk of showers near the front tonight, generally north of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden).

    REST OF THE WEEK: The front to the north will begin to move northward and lose it’s identity tomorrow; the day will feature more clouds than sun, and a few isolated showers are possible across North Alabama, with rain most likely over the Tennessee Valley. For places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston, and Gadsden, the high will be close to 70 degrees again, with cooler temperatures near the Tennessee border.

    Wednesday and Thursday look mild and dry with a mix of sun clouds both days, and a high between 68 and 71 degrees. Then, a wave will bring the risk of showers to the northern half of Alabama Friday afternoon and Friday night. Rain amounts with this feature won’t be too heavy with limited moisture.

    OUR WEEKEND: Still mild; highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the 60s, and for now the chance of rain looks pretty low both days with mixed sun and clouds.

    Some evidence the air will be a bit cooler over the state next week, with highs dropping into the 50s, and lows in the 30s in the 7-15 day period, but still no sign of any extremely cold, Arctic air blasts. 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. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… you can watch it on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

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    I had a great time today visiting with the 6th graders at Mountain Brook Elementary School… 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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    December 1, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

    Weather Xtreme Video - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:40
    December 1, 2014 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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 768 7 ratings Time: 07:15 More in News & Politics
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    Cold Front Creeps Into Alabama Later Today

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:34

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    MOST OF THE STATE STAYS MILD: A cold front is approaching Memphis early this morning; ahead of the front it is relatively mild across Alabama, and some dense fog has formed in spots. The NWS in Birmingham has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for that part of the state south of a line from Tuscaloosa to Eufaula. Temperatures will rise into the 67 to 70 degree range this afternoon; the sky will be occasionally cloudy. We can’t rule out a few showers this afternoon and tonight over the northern counties of the state, especially north of Birmingham, close to the surface front. Rain will be light and spotty.

    BIG THERMAL CONTRAST: If you live in Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, or Tuscumbia, up in the northeast corner of the state, you might be in the 60s late this afternoon, or you might be close to 40. It is all a matter of where the front stalls. Gut feeling says the Quad-Cities will be in colder air by late afternoon, but the rest of the state stays mild.

    REST OF THE WEEK: The front will slowly wash out and lift northward tomorrow, and we stay in relatively mild air through at least Friday. The average high for December 1 (for Birmingham) is 60 degrees, and we will be about 7 to 10 degrees above that this week. We will mention a small risk of a shower tomorrow afternoon over North Alabama, but Wednesday and Thursday look generally dry with only isolated showers. The sky will be cloudy at times.

    An upper wave will approach at the end of the week Friday, and a few showers are possible Friday afternoon and Friday night, especially north of Birmingham. Again, the rain won’t be really heavy or widespread.

    THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Not much change. The weather stays mild with highs in the 60s, and we will mention the chance of a few showers, mainly from Birmingham north. No widespread or heavy rain, just the risk of a passing shower from time to time. A little sun is possible, but there will be more clouds than sun both days.

    LONG RANGE: No sign of any open door for really cold, Arctic air here in Alabama through mid-December. The 00Z GFS is showing a potential severe weather setup on December 13, but that is out in voodoo land, and just something to watch now. We do need to remember that November and December is the late fall tornado season, and having severe weather this time of the year is not unusual.

    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. We will produce this week’s show tonight at 8:30 CT… you can watch it on “James Spann 24/7″ on cable systems around the state, or on the web here.

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    I will be doing a weather program today at Mountain Brook Elementary School today… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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    Gorgeous Sunday

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 16:33

    Today dawned cloudy across Central Alabama, but the clouds quickly thinned into a nice field of stratocumulus and then cleared completely. Temperatures have warmed nicely into the lower 70s across much of the area, indeed across the entire state. Clouds are massing to our northwest ahead of a cold front and those clouds will overspread the area tonight and additional low clouds will fill in like last night. Lows will be in the lower 50s over the west and upper 40s over eastern sections of Alabama.

    WHEREFORE ART THOU GOING, COLD FRONT? A pretty strong cold front is approaching the Missouri Bootheel this afternoon. At 3 p.m., it was 70F at Harrison AR. Meanwhile, just across the front it was 36F at Chanute, KS, a distance of less than 90 miles! The front will reach Northwest Alabama around noon tomorrow and slow its forward progress, reaching the I-20 corridor by Tuesday morning. The front will stall there and wash out. There will be a chance of showers on Monday with a slight chance lingering into much of Tuesday as the front falls apart. Highs will be in the upper 70s and lowers will in the upper 40s.

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    November 30, 2014, Weather Xtreme Video

    Weather Xtreme Video - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:57
    November 30, 2014, Weather Xtreme Video
    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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 316 3 ratings Time: 05:51 More in News & Politics
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    Nice Late November Warm-up

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:56

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    We saw a nice warm-up yesterday and overnight thanks in part to both an increasing southwesterly flow aloft and the increase in moisture with the cloud cover. Morning temperatures were in the 50s this morning, a far cry from the 20s and 30s yesterday morning. There was some fog out there, but the fog remained patchy with no fog advisory needed. As we close out November, what was a fairly chilly month as average monthly highs and lows were a good 4 degree below climatological value will end on a somewhat warm note with highs today in the upper 60s, about 5 to 7 degrees above the daily 30-year average for the 30th of November.

    The weather pattern for the next week will be characterized by a somewhat zonal flow aloft with embedded short wave impulses that will lead to a frontal boundary coming into the Tennessee River Valley. With the main storm track well to our north, the front will lose its southward push and wash out in the vicinity of North Alabama and Tennessee, but there will be fairly sharp temperature contrast across the front to our north. Rain chances on Monday and early Tuesday will be small.

    The weather remains warmer than our typical values by about 5 to 7 degrees as we head into December thanks to the nearly zonal flow aloft that will have a slight southwesterly component. This will keep the presence of clouds in our sky.

    Another approaching front by the end of the week will introduce rain chances back into the forecast for the first weekend of December. Right now the chances for rain appear to be small, but there are fairly substantial model differences so the confidence out to next weekend is not good.

    The pattern becomes more active and has a colder look as we head out into voodoo country. By the time we get to December 14th, the GFS is showing a old core upper low affecting the Southeast US. If this comes to pass, it could mean some winter weather for some locations in the Southeast US, but this is way out in voodoo land, so it is much too early to make a serious forecast for that time period yet.

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    Quite a shoot out for the Iron Bowl last night! Happy to see that the Florida State Seminoles were able to beat their arch rivals on this rivalry Saturday. James Spann will be back with the next edition of the Weather Xtreme Video on Monday morning. Enjoy the late November warmth and Godspeed.

    -Brian-

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    Mix of Sun & Clouds

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:09

    We continue to see a mix of sun and clouds, but temperatures have slowly warmed today. There is quite the range in temps across the state with lower 50s in Northeast Alabama, and lower 70s down in the Wiregrass Region. In Central Alabama we are seeing upper 50s and lower 60s.

    The clouds present will be acting like a blanket tonight and should keep temps in the upper 40s and lowers 50s tonight. Overall, temps will be about ten degrees warmer tonight.

    For Sunday, expect a mix of sun and clouds, highs will be in the upper 60s, and look for some 70s to show up on the maps in Central Alabama. It will be a very nice last day of November for the entire state of Alabama.

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    November 29, 2014, Weather Xtreme Video

    Weather Xtreme Video - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:54
    November 29, 2014, Weather Xtreme Video
    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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 235 4 ratings Time: 04:22 More in News & Politics
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    Let the Warmup Begin

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:54

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    A bit of chill in the air this morning as temperatures across Central Alabama were in the 30s. Some spots dipped into the 20s with the Skywatcher at Black Creek reporting a heavy frost with a low of 23. Quite a range of temperatures this morning with readings running all the way from that 23 to 42 at the Birmingham airport. Moisture was evident in clouds across the western sections of Alabama. Those clouds will mix out later this morning with a mostly sunny day for us as highs climb into the 60s.

    For football fans, terrific weather today if you are heading to Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl. Tailgating will have no weather woes with a sunny sky and temperatures in the 60s. By the time the games kicks off, 6:45 pm, a partly cloudy sky will see the temperature around 58 slowly drop through the 50s by the fourth quarter.

    In the upper atmosphere, we have a nearly zonal flow in place with the main storm track displaced well north for this time of year. This will keep us in generally good weather for the week ahead with temperatures warmer than we usually see for late November. Our 30-year average highs run about 61 with lows about 40. We should stay above those values for the week ahead.

    A short wave trough moving through the nearly zonal flow will bring a cold front into the Tennessee Valley by Monday and Tuesday. Rain chances will be fairly small as the front loses its southward push and gradually washes out. With a ridge in place over the western Gulf, we will have to wait until late next weekend before we see our next shot at some rain as a strong system digs into the Southwest US. This verges on voodoo country, so timing may have to be adjusted on precisely when this system takes shape.

    Looking out into Week 2, looks like a wet system and some colder weather around the 11th of December. That should be followed by a fairly quick warm up.

    And you can follow news and weather updates from ABC 33/40 on Twitter here. Stay in the know by following the whole gang – here’s the list…

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    I expect to have the next Weather Xtreme Video posted here by 8 am or so on Sunday morning. Enjoy the fine November weather. Godspeed.

    -Brian-

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    November 28, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video

    Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:36
    November 28, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video
    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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 327 4 ratings Time: 04:51 More in News & Politics
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    Weekend Warm-Up Ahead

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:35

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    COLD START: Here are some temperatures at daybreak across the great state of Alabama…

    Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) 21
    Sycamore 23
    Fort Payne 23
    Russellville 23
    Cullman 24
    Coker 26
    Gadsden (Noccalula Falls) 26
    Anniston 27
    Birmingham 28
    Lake View (Tuscaloosa County) 28
    Tuscaloosa 28

    Temperatures will remain below average today; most places will see a high between 47 and 52 degrees… the average high (for Birmingham) for November 28 is 60.

    THE WEEKEND: We warm into the low 60s tomorrow with a good supply of sunshine. Dew points and moisture levels begin to rise Sunday, so there should be a slow increase in cloud cover. And, we might consider mentioning the risk of a shower during the day, but for now we have left the forecast dry. Sunday’s high be in the upper 60s as the warming trend continues.

    IRON BOWL: Very nice weather for the state of Alabama’s biggest game tomorrow night in Tuscaloosa (6:45p CT kickoff)… most fair with upper 50s at kickoff, and low 50s by the final whistle.

    NEXT WEEK: A well defined cold front will be just north of Alabama Monday, and showers could drift down into the Tennessee Valley. But, down our way the chance of rain continues to be pretty small, and the weather stays mild with a high in the 60s. The front washes out to the north, and we are looking at dry and pleasant weather Tuesday through Thursday with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. A weak surface front will bring a chance of showers at the end of the week on Friday (December 5), but it sure doesn’t look like a big rain event for now. And, we see no sign of any severe weather issues for the next 10-15 days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and 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.

    CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

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    We are on a holiday schedule… so my next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here bright and early Monday morning by 7:00. Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday… enjoy the weekend!

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    November 27, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video

    Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:50
    November 27, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video
    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... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 184 2 ratings Time: 05:03 More in News & Politics
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    Warmer Days Ahead

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:48

    An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

    CHILLY THANKSGIVING AFTERNOON: Birmingham’s average high for November 27 is 61… we aren’t even close to that level today. In fact, some North Alabama communities aren’t out of the 30s at mid-afternoon… Haleyville and Fort Payne are reporting 39 degrees at 2p CT. We are seeing mostly mid 40s elsewhere; clouds have been hanging tough over the northern half the state, while South Alabama has enjoyed a sunny sky.

    A freeze is likely tonight; we project a low somewhere between 25 and 30 degrees early tomorrow… some of the coldest valleys could see low 20s. Tomorrow will be another cool day; expect a good supply of sunshine with a high in the low 50s.

    WARMER WEEKEND: Expect a weekend warm-up… we reach the low 60s Saturday, and upper 60s are likely Sunday. No rain Saturday, and while a front will be north of Alabama Sunday, the air looks too dry for any significant chance of rain at this point.

    IRON BOWL: Doesn’t get much better. For the 6:45p CT kickoff in Tuscaloosa Saturday, we project a fair sky with temperatures in the upper 50s, falling slowly into the low 50s by the final whistle.

    NEXT WEEK: Mild weather continues through the week with highs generally in the 60s. A stalled front north of Alabama should mean the best chance of showers will be over Arkansas and Tennessee… just a small risk of a shower over far North Alabama early in the week. The GFS has taken the idea of a late week rain event off the table; it shows just a weak front moving through on Saturday December 6 with a few showers. 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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    Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here tomorrow morning…

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    Sunny But Cold Thanksgiving Day

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:23

    **I will produce a Weather Xtreme video later today; we are on a holiday schedule so just one video per day through the weekend**

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING: We begin the day with temperatures mostly in the 30s, and despite a sunny sky today we don’t expect to get out of the 40s with a chilly north breeze. A freeze is likely tonight; the low early tomorrow will be in the 25 to 29 degree range for most North/Central Alabama communities.

    Tomorrow will be cool and dry with ample sunshine and a high in the low 50s; keep in mind we should be in the low 60s in late November based on long term averages.

    WARMER WEEKEND: A nice warm-up begins this weekend; we project a high in the low 60s Saturday, and then mid to upper 60s Sunday. A few scattered clouds show up Sunday, but the weather stays dry.

    IRON BOWL: Doesn’t get much better. For the 6:45p CT kickoff in Tuscaloosa Saturday, we project a fair sky with temperatures in the upper 50s, falling slowly into the low 50s by the final whistle.

    NEXT WEEK: Mild weather continues; the high will be in the 65-70 degree range for the first half of the week with a mix of sun and clouds each day. We might consider a small risk of a shower Monday for areas north of Birmingham, but most communities stay dry. Earlier global model runs suggested a rain event at the end of the week, but the GFS has trended drier with an upper ridge holding in place across the Deep South.

    No sign of any harshly cold air around here for the next 15 days.

    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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