Alabama's Weather

Cool Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

Cool Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

| December 12, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: Temperatures are in the 48-55 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through scattered clouds; tonight will be clear and cold with lows down in the 20s early tomorrow morning.

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Just A Few Clouds And Rather Chilly At Midday

Just A Few Clouds And Rather Chilly At Midday

| December 12, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

As we have entered into the 1 o’clock hour here in Central Alabama, skies are generally clear across much of the area with a few clouds floating over the eastern half.

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Calm Weather Continues Through Saturday

Calm Weather Continues Through Saturday

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:57 am

DRY PATTERN: A very dry airmass will stay in place across Alabama through the beginning of the weekend. We warmed to near 60 degrees yesterday, but today will be about 10 degrees cooler thanks to a clipper passing north of the state; today’s high will be in the 48-52 degree range for most places despite sunshine in full supply. Expect a breezy day as well with a north wind of 10-18 mph.

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Winter Weather

The Snow Of December 8, 2017

The Snow Of December 8, 2017

| December 9, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

Yesterday’s snow across Central Alabama was the biggest one for so early in the season. Data is still being compiled, but for Birmingham, with an official total of 4 inches, it was the third snowiest December day on record. Only surpassed by 8 inches during the famous New Year’s Eve event on December 31, 1963… […]

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Satellite View of Friday’s Snow

Satellite View of Friday’s Snow

| December 9, 2017 @ 8:13 am

The satellite view of the December 8, 2017, snow storm across Alabama and Mississippi.

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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Extended In Time and Area

Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory Extended In Time and Area

| December 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory FOR Cullman, Marshall, and Dekalb counties.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Legacy Moment: Carver Theatre

Alabama Legacy Moment: Carver Theatre

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 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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Whole Foods-amazon Deal Gives Unlikely Boost To Delivery Startups Like Birmingham’s Shipt

Whole Foods-amazon Deal Gives Unlikely Boost To Delivery Startups Like Birmingham’s Shipt

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

When Amazon.com Inc. acquired Whole Foods as part of its attack on the supermarket industry, it looked like a crushing blow for grocery-delivery startups like Shipt Inc. and Instacart Inc.

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Plant Farley Celebrates 40 Years Of Safe, Reliable, Affordable Nuclear Energy

Plant Farley Celebrates 40 Years Of Safe, Reliable, Affordable Nuclear Energy

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Community leaders, employees and retirees today celebrated 40 years of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant providing safe, reliable, affordable energy to Alabama Power customers.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

| December 9, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

We had quite the spread of snowfall amounts from Friday’s snow event, one in which overperformed what everyone was expecting.

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Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

| December 8, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

The unofficial measurement of 4 inches at BHM makes this third snowiest December day in Birmingham history.

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One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

| December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am

The 1983 Iron Bowl featured a great game and a tornado warning.

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 621: The Atmosphere Is Very Unforgiving

WeatherBrains 621: The Atmosphere Is Very Unforgiving

| December 12, 2017 @ 9:21 am

Joining us is Guest WeatherBrain Steve Weiss from the Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK. To our knowledge this is Steve’s first appearance on WeatherBrains. And our guest panelist is Mark Jelinek. Mark is a returning guest having been on episodes 584 and 585.

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WeatherBrains 620:  Every Day a Tornado Day

WeatherBrains 620: Every Day a Tornado Day

| December 5, 2017 @ 5:12 am

Eli Jacks from the National Weather Service Hazard Simplification Project joins the WeatherBrains gang for a lively discussion on the topic of messaging hazardous weather.

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WeatherBrains 619:  When A Tree Falls In The Forest

WeatherBrains 619: When A Tree Falls In The Forest

| November 28, 2017 @ 6:20 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, we look back at a historic event for New England, especially Vermont, as told by author Stephen Long in this book, Thirty-Eight.

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Other Recent Posts

APSO Gifts Of Play-Based Equipment Increase Learning For Westside Elementary Kindergartners

APSO Gifts Of Play-Based Equipment Increase Learning For Westside Elementary Kindergartners

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Christmas morning came four months early for kindergarten teachers at Westside Elementary School in Demopolis.

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On This Day In Alabama History: German POW Camp Opened In Opelika

On This Day In Alabama History: German POW Camp Opened In Opelika

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

December 12, 1942: Camp Opelika opened as one of four major prisoner-of-war camps in Alabama during World War II

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Colder Tomorrow; Dry Through Friday

Colder Tomorrow; Dry Through Friday

| December 11, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

BIG WARM-UP: After starting off the day below freezing, temperatures are generally in the upper 50s and low 60s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine in full supply.

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Quiet Week Ahead For Alabama

Quiet Week Ahead For Alabama

| December 11, 2017 @ 5:58 am

COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing over the northern half of Alabama early this morning; colder values are over East Alabama, where many spots are in the mid 20s. We warm nicely today with a sunny sky… the high should be in the mid 50s. The average high for Birmingham on December 11 is 57.

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Wilsonville Research Facility Marks Technology Testing Milestone

Wilsonville Research Facility Marks Technology Testing Milestone

| December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The National Carbon Capture Center, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored research facility at Alabama Power’s Plant Gaston in Wilsonville, recently surpassed 100,000 hours of technology testing.

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Shadow Catchers Art Is A Masterpiece Of An Alabama Maker

Shadow Catchers Art Is A Masterpiece Of An Alabama Maker

| December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Shadow Catchers Art (Greenville)

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Winter Storm Punches Alabama With Surprising Snowfall

Winter Storm Punches Alabama With Surprising Snowfall

| December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 am

A pre-winter storm that meteorologists predicted would provide a decorative sprinkle of snow instead dumped as much as a foot of the white stuff Friday on portions of Alabama. What was quickly dubbed Winter Storm Benji reached even to Mobile, breaking a record for the Gulf Coast city that had stood since record-keeping began in 1842.

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