Alabama's Weather

Cool Night Ahead; Warmer By Friday

Cool Night Ahead; Warmer By Friday

| May 24, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

Some of the heavier showers could produce hail; SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms for the eastern half of Alabama through the evening. The core severe weather threat is well to the east of Alabama, where tornado watches cover much of the Carolinas and far East Georgia.

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Midday Check On Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

Midday Check On Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 24, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

Currently at the midday hour across Central Alabama, we still have the line of storms associated with a shortwave continuing to slowly push through the eastern parts of the area. A few of these storms are strong, especially in portions of Cleburne and Clay counties. The cells in the line are moving to the northeast at 25 MPH, while the line is slowly progressing eastward.

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Strong Storms Affecting Calhoun, Cleburne, & Cherokee Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Calhoun, Cleburne, & Cherokee Counties

| May 24, 2017 @ 11:19 am

At 11:16 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Pleasant Gap to 6 miles northwest of Heflin. Movement was northeast at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Headlines

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am

On this week’s edition of the Carolina Weather Group’s podcast, the crew will be talking about auto racing and weather. Their guests will be the guys from Racecast Weather, meteorologists Doug Schneider and Scott Martin. If one of those names sound familiar to you, that is because he is one of the meteorologists here on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog.

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PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Central Alabama’s tornado count so far this year is 27, very close to the long term averages.

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Partner News Stories

The Sweet Life: How An Alabama Baker And Blogger Connects With Her Family On Lake Martin

The Sweet Life: How An Alabama Baker And Blogger Connects With Her Family On Lake Martin

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:02 am

The aroma of hazelnut cinnamon rolls and the sound of carefree toddler giggles fill the room while Kate Wood and her 2-year-old daughter, Aimee, stir homemade icing together. It’s a happy childhood memory in the making – the familiar scent of a mother’s cooking and the comfort that comes from being together in the kitchen.

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Morbidly Curious And Scientific-minded Will Enjoy Mobile Medical Museum

Morbidly Curious And Scientific-minded Will Enjoy Mobile Medical Museum

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The Mobile area has many sites for tourists to visit. The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Theater, the USS Alabama Battleship, the beautiful flowers of Bellingrath Gardens, dipping your toes in the warm Gulf waters off Dauphin Island, celebrating Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum. There’s one other attraction in Mobile that may not immediately catch your attention, but you should not miss: the Mobile Medical Museum.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Tuskegee Introduced Jesup Agricultural Wagon

On This Day In Alabama History: Tuskegee Introduced Jesup Agricultural Wagon

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 24, 1906: The Jesup Agricultural Wagon began going to rural farms as part of the Tuskegee Institute Movable School. Meant to carry agricultural equipment and demonstration materials to farmers unable to travel, the Movable School program reached approximately 2,000 people a month throughout its first summer.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Meteorology 101:  Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

Meteorology 101: Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

| May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Professor Peters tests your knowledge about hurricane names in this week’s edition of Meteorology 101.

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The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

The Dixie Tornado Outbreak of 1908 turned out to be a deadly event across the south and eastern parts of the United States.

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Spacey Stuff

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

| May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 am

The names given to asteroids and comets is as varied as the interests of the astronomers who discover them.

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Eclipse Glasses Safety

Eclipse Glasses Safety

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 am

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as a full moon, and just as safe to look at. But the partial eclipses lasts 2-3 hours and requires the right kind of protection to prevent eye injury.

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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

| May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Be on the lookout for the Eta Aquariid meteor shower this week, peaking Saturday night May 6 into the 7th.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 592:  Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

| May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the folks behind the ustornadoes.com web site which includes a discussion of storm chasing as it has become today.

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WeatherBrains 591:  Stick Your Nose on the Screen

WeatherBrains 591: Stick Your Nose on the Screen

| May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Mike Wolfinbarger from Warning Decision Technologies talks all about RadarScope, one of the best apps for displaying radar data.

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WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

| May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The discussion for this episode of WeatherBrains centers around the study conducted by a graduating senior at OU trying to answer the question of how broadcast meteorologists can be more effective at communicating severe weather to the public.

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Other Recent Posts

Strong Storms Affecting Talladega, Cleburne, Coosa, & Clay Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Talladega, Cleburne, Coosa, & Clay Counties

| May 24, 2017 @ 10:56 am

At 10:52 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Waldo to near Sylacauga. Movement was northeast at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Jackson Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Jackson Counties

| May 23, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

| May 23, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

We will maintain a good chance of occasional showers through tomorrow as a cold, deep upper trough moves over Alabama. Strong storms are possible over parts of East and South Alabama tomorrow, where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms.

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The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 23, 2017 @ 11:43 am

Currently at the 11 o’clock hour across Central Alabama, most of the area is dry at this point, with most of the rain activity in the south and southeastern portions of the area. We do have a few more showers that have developed back in the western parts of the area over portions of Marion, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Fayette counties.

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Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 23, 2017 @ 9:40 am

At 11:01AM CDT, the National Weather Service has removed Barbour and Russell Counties from Tornado Watch 257. There are no counties in the Central Alabama area in the Tornado Watch, as the threat for severe weather has now pushed across the state line into Georgia.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

| May 23, 2017 @ 6:27 am

Rain across the state today won’t be as widespread or as heavy as last night, but we will continue to mention the chance of a few passing showers through the day and tonight with a cloudy sky. A few strong thunderstorms are possible over Southeast Alabama.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Horace King

Alabama Legacy Moment: Horace King

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Watco Companies, owner of the Birmingham Terminal Railway and Port of Birmingham, has opened a training center near Fairfield that will bring hundreds of its employees from around the country to Birmingham each year.

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Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Standing in front of The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika, it’s hard to imagine that just over a year ago this place was in shambles. Google maps still show 605 Avenue B in its primal state, complete with peeling paint and boarded up doors and windows. That’s what greeted Rob and Jen Slocumb when they first stumbled upon the house. But you will also see the good lines and oozing charm that enabled the husband and wife team to see beyond the gruff exterior, allowing them to envision all that the property could and would become.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 23, 1970: The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile dedicated a memorial statue honoring the Crommelin brothers. The brothers — John, Henry, Richard, Charles and Quentin — are the only group of five siblings to graduate from the United States Naval Academy.

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