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The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:36 am

WARM, DRY DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high up in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, to the west, severe thunderstorms will form, and SPC has defined a “moderate risk” of severe storms for parts of North Louisiana and South Arkansas. Those storms will enter far West Alabama around midnight tonight, and we have a “marginal risk” defined for the western counties of our state in the Day One outlook that runs through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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Storms Return To Alabama Very Early Thursday

Storms Return To Alabama Very Early Thursday

| April 25, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY: With a sunny sky, temperatures are generally in the 74-77 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with low humidity levels. Tonight will be fair and pleasant with a low in the 55-60 degree range.

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Mainly Sunny Skies And Starting To Warm Up At Midday

Mainly Sunny Skies And Starting To Warm Up At Midday

| April 25, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

Skies will continue to be mostly clear, and highs will reach the low to mid 80s for the afternoon. Those mostly clear skies will continue over into the evening and overnight hours, with lows dropping into the mid to upper 50s across Central Alabama.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

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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“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

| April 23, 2017 @ 6:55 am

On this date in 1927, one of the worst floods in American history was unfolding along the Mississippi River.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: Professional Baseball Pitcher Virgil Trucks Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Professional Baseball Pitcher Virgil Trucks Was Born

| April 26, 2017 @ 5:00 am

April 26, 1919

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Alabama Legacy Moment: The Fabulous Flocks

Alabama Legacy Moment: The Fabulous Flocks

| April 25, 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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On This Day In Alabama History: Honda Manufacturing Of Alabama Broke Ground In Lincoln

On This Day In Alabama History: Honda Manufacturing Of Alabama Broke Ground In Lincoln

| April 25, 2017 @ 5:02 am

April 25, 2000 – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) broke ground on their plant in Lincoln. A subsidiary of Honda Motor Company of Japan, HMA chose Lincoln as the site of its plant after the state and Talladega County offered more than $158 million in incentives.

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Weather Headlines

Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

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Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

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Spacey Stuff

Cassini Probe Enters Its Grand Finale At Saturn

Cassini Probe Enters Its Grand Finale At Saturn

| April 26, 2017 @ 5:30 am

After 20 years in space NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is running out of fuel. A spectacular end has been planned for this long-lived traveler from Earth after over a decade of studying Saturn, a giant world ruled by raging storms and delicate harmonies of gravity

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Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

| April 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am

On April 18th, NASA will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

| April 16, 2017 @ 5:30 am

We have a few good opportunities coming up tonight and this weekend to see the International Space Station as it passes overhead as it continues to orbit the Earth.

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WeatherBrains: The Weekly Netcast About Weather

WeatherBrains 588:  Brian Drinks A Lot Of Schlitz

WeatherBrains 588: Brian Drinks A Lot Of Schlitz

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 am

A somewhat limited WeatherBrains gang talks the latest GOES satellite with Dr. Shawn Miller.

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WeatherBrains 587:  Horns Out of Your Ears

WeatherBrains 587: Horns Out of Your Ears

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Tony Rice, the astronomy guy, joins the WeatherBrains gang for an episode discussing just about everything about the upcoming eclipse in August, 2017.

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The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The U.S. will experience a coast to coast total eclipse on August 21st of the year. Tonight, Tony Rice will share viewing, safety and photography tips with the WeatherBrains crew.

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Other Recent Posts

Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

| April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am

We have patches of dense fog, and a dense fog advisory is in effect for the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama. The fog dissipates by mid morning, and the day will be sunny with a big warm-up; the high will be very close to 80 degrees.

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Bama, Beans, Steak And Rings (and A Jovial Nick Saban)

Bama, Beans, Steak And Rings (and A Jovial Nick Saban)

| April 25, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The University of Alabama football team received their 2016 SEC Championship rings and then dined together for the annual Steak and Beans Dinner on Monday evening.

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Samford Student Ashley Steiner Wins Regions New Venture Challenge

Samford Student Ashley Steiner Wins Regions New Venture Challenge

| April 25, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Ashley Steiner’s business plan for her company wowed the judges, and she was awarded the top prize in Samford University’s Brock School of Business annual business plan competition.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

| April 24, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

VARIABLE CLOUDS, COOL: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 60s, about ten degrees below average for late April. No rain on radar, and the sky becomes mostly fair tonight. Most communities will see a low between 48 and 52 degrees early tomorrow morning. Not […]

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Clouds And Cool Temperatures At Midday Across Central Alabama

Clouds And Cool Temperatures At Midday Across Central Alabama

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

We continue to have a mostly cloudy sky and cooler temperatures across the state as the upper trough is slowly moving off to the east.

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Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:33 am

COOL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE: A deep upper trough is over the Southeast U.S. this morning… and should keep Alabama mostly cloudy and cool today with temperatures not getting out of the 60s in most places. Despite the clouds the day will be dry here; heavy rain is likely well to the east over the Carolinas and Virginia. We could see a little sun this afternoon, especially over West Alabama.

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This Part Of Alabama’s Dauphin Island Is For The Birds

This Part Of Alabama’s Dauphin Island Is For The Birds

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:04 am

Spring bird migration is underway, and Alabama’s Dauphin Island is considered one of the top four birding destinations in all of North America.

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Hummingbird At Loom Is An Alabama Maker Quietly Weaving Beauty With Passion

Hummingbird At Loom Is An Alabama Maker Quietly Weaving Beauty With Passion

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:03 am

The Maker: Silvia Costantino. Hummingbird at Loom. Her fingers moved along the lines of yarn like a hummingbird, speeding for a few seconds, and then stopping, a few seconds here, a few there.

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Venture For America Draws Best And Brightest To Birmingham

Venture For America Draws Best And Brightest To Birmingham

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:02 am

More than 40 companies from Birmingham, San Antonio, New Orleans and Nashville were in Birmingham Friday hoping to hire one of 50 Venture for America fellows.

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On This Day In Alabama History: James L. Gilder Graduated From Graefenberg Medical Institute

On This Day In Alabama History: James L. Gilder Graduated From Graefenberg Medical Institute

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:01 am

April 24, 1854 – Graefenberg Medical Institute in Dadeville graduated its first student, James L. Gilder. The state’s first medical school, Graefenberg opened in 1852 after the legislature granted a charter to the school’s owner and professor, Philip M. Shepard.

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Passing Game Generates Excitement At Alabama Crimson Tide A-day Game

Passing Game Generates Excitement At Alabama Crimson Tide A-day Game

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

After a day highlighted by prolific passes, it was JK Scott’s 30-yard field goal on the final play that gave the Crimson team a 27-24 win over the White team in Alabama’s 2017 Golden Flake A-Day spring football game Saturday before a crowd of 74,326 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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A Cloudy, Cool Afternoon Across Central Alabama

A Cloudy, Cool Afternoon Across Central Alabama

| April 23, 2017 @ 12:59 pm

It’s a cloudy, cool afternoon across Central Alabama, with a mid-level low spinning near Memphis. A little light rain is rotating across our area.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Voters Back A Statewide Constitutional Convention

On This Day In Alabama History: Voters Back A Statewide Constitutional Convention

| April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

April 23, 1901

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Raceday Forecast Update: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Raceday Forecast Update: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

| April 23, 2017 @ 8:49 am

It’s that time of year again! It’s when the Verizon Indycar Series makes its way back into Birmingham for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video:  Cloudy and Much Cooler Today

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Cloudy and Much Cooler Today

| April 23, 2017 @ 7:05 am

Your Sunday will be cloudy, breezy and cooler with early morning showers giving way to a few sprinkles.

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New Millbrook Business Park Set To Open In Elmore County

New Millbrook Business Park Set To Open In Elmore County

| April 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Economic development efforts in one of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities are poised to get a boost from the opening of a new 90-acre business park just off Interstate 65 in Elmore County.

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Get Savory With These Made-from-scratch Croque-Madame Turnovers

Get Savory With These Made-from-scratch Croque-Madame Turnovers

| April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

 To keep the memory of her MawMaw alive, Laura Chancey took on the role of pie baker at every family gathering…

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch is Canceled for Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch is Canceled for Alabama

| April 22, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. CDT tonight for Northwest and North Central Alabama.

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