Alabama's Weather

Isolated Storms Give Way to a Dry Week

Isolated Storms Give Way to a Dry Week

| September 24, 2017 @ 6:53 am

Our satellite image this morning showed clear skies across all but the southeast corner of the state with a few spots reporting reduced visibility due to some patchy fog. As we saw yesterday, we should have a mostly sunny day with only an isolated thunderstorms, but like yesterday in Cherokee County, a couple of these […]

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Not Feeling Like Fall

Not Feeling Like Fall

| September 23, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

A very summer-like weekend of weather is underway across the state of Alabama with ample sunshine and very warm temperatures this afternoon.

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Weather Turning Mainly Dry

Weather Turning Mainly Dry

| September 23, 2017 @ 7:07 am

Much of the week ahead for Central Alabama will be dry as the air mass in place has somewhat lowered precipitable water values. Highs will remain in the middle and upper 80s, but a substantial taste of Fall is likely to come about at the end of the week and into next weekend.

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Tropical Weather

Tiny Lee A Little Stronger

Tiny Lee A Little Stronger

| September 24, 2017 @ 9:49 am

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 31.4 North, longitude 49.9 West. Lee is moving toward the southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. A turn toward the southwest or west-southwest is expected by late Monday.

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Maria Slightly Weaker As It Moves Northward

Maria Slightly Weaker As It Moves Northward

| September 24, 2017 @ 9:42 am

Interests Along The Carolina And Mid-atlantic Coasts Should Monitor The Progress Of Maria

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 24, 2017 @ 6:23 am

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Maria, located a few hundred miles east-northeast of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, and on Hurricane Lee, located over the central Atlantic Ocean almost a thousand miles east of Bermuda.

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Partner News Stories

Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push In Alabama

Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push In Alabama

| September 23, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Daimler AG plans to spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the world’s largest luxury carmaker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla Inc. on its home turf.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Cramton Bowl Hosts First Football Game In The South Played Under Lights

On This Day In Alabama History: Cramton Bowl Hosts First Football Game In The South Played Under Lights

| September 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

September 23, 1927: Cloverdale High School played Pike Road High School at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery in the first football game in the South played under artificial lights…

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Magic City Harvest Perishes The Thought Of Perishable Food

Magic City Harvest Perishes The Thought Of Perishable Food

| September 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Next time you go out to dinner, try to figure out what happens to all the extra perishable food. Or when you’re at the grocery store, what about all the food nearing expiration that hasn’t been bought?

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Weather Headlines

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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Remembering Katrina:  Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

Remembering Katrina: Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

| August 27, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

On this date in 2005, preparations were underway along the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina, but inexplicably there was still no mandatory evacuation for New Orleans.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 609:  It’s Complicated!

WeatherBrains 609: It’s Complicated!

| September 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

In this episode four of the WeatherBrains gang are at the 42nd annual meeting of the National Weather Association in Garden Grove, CA, so we’re going to be bringing a vast array of guests to this rather special – and long – episode.

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WeatherBrains 608:  Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

| September 13, 2017 @ 6:35 am

In one of the busiest episodes ever for WeatherBrains, we talk with two people that were involved with Harvey and the Houston flooding, the topic of hurricane messaging with Dr. Laura Myers and Kim Klockow, and several of the people responsible for the upcoming NWA annual conference.

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WeatherBrains 607:  Kevin is Half Dressed!

WeatherBrains 607: Kevin is Half Dressed!

| September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with Mike Gerber from the NWS who delves into the details to the WEA messages (wireless emergency alerts). We also talk with the guys who launched a weather balloon into the eye wall of Harvey.

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Space Weather by Tony Rice

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Marengo County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Marengo County

| September 23, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Lee And Russell Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Lee And Russell Counties

| September 22, 2017 @ 4:12 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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Tropical Storm Warnings Lowered For Southern New England

Tropical Storm Warnings Lowered For Southern New England

| September 22, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

This Is The Last Advisory On Jose

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Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

HELLO FALL: The equinox was at 3:02p CT… today is the day we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Of course, this is Alabama, and often we don’t really enjoy the first good front of fall until October, and we will stay warm for the next 5 to 7 days.

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Mostly Clear, Hot, & Humid at Midday

Mostly Clear, Hot, & Humid at Midday

| September 22, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

We only have a few cumulus clouds dotting the skies across Central Alabama at this point of the day, but I do expect a few more clouds to develop during the main heating part of the afternoon.

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Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 6:34 am

THE DAY OF THE EQUINOX: The autumnal equinox is today at 3:02p CT… that is when the sun will be directly over the equator, and we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. And, while fall “officially” arrives, it will still feel like summer with temperatures reaching the upper 80s again today. And, like recent days, a few showers and storms are possible this afternoon and early tonight, but they should be widely separated.

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Artist Garland Farwell Felt The Staying Power Of York, Alabama

Artist Garland Farwell Felt The Staying Power Of York, Alabama

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Most artists spend their lives trying to get to New York or Los Angeles. For Garland Farwell, it was the opposite. For the Los Angeles native, and sometime New Yorker, light bulbs of inspiration and curiosity went off when he started thinking about the South.

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Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

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Neato! Make An Emergency Orange Peel Candle

Neato! Make An Emergency Orange Peel Candle

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

There are times when you need light and don’t have access to candles or a flashlight.

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The 21st Night Of September

The 21st Night Of September

| September 21, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: No change, as the upper ridge over the eastern U.S. holds. Partly sunny, very warm days, fair nights, and isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The chance of any one spot getting wet each day is only about one in five. Highs remain mostly in the upper 80s.

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