Alabama's Weather

Still Heavy Clouds to the North and Southwest; A Few Light Showers as Well

Still Heavy Clouds to the North and Southwest; A Few Light Showers as Well

| June 25, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

We can’t shake the clouds and showers just yet across Central Alabama. We promise, better weather is coming. Just hold on.

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Where Do We Stack Up in the Rainfall Department After Cindy’s Rains?

Where Do We Stack Up in the Rainfall Department After Cindy’s Rains?

| June 25, 2017 @ 11:52 am

Central Alabama has enjoyed drought busting rains over the past 90 days, but the Birmingham Airport still shows a 1.8 inch deficit for the past 365 days.

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Drier Air Arriving This Afternoon

Drier Air Arriving This Afternoon

| June 25, 2017 @ 6:46 am

Moisture remains this morning at the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere over the Southeast US, so you can expect to see some patchy light rain and sprinkles. Drier air arrive this afternoon, so the first half of the week ahead looks to be very nice as temperatures stay slightly below the 30-year averages for late June.

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Partner News Stories

Grilled Succotash Salad Recipe Adds Twist To Classic Side Dish

Grilled Succotash Salad Recipe Adds Twist To Classic Side Dish

| June 25, 2017 @ 5:01 am

This Grilled Succotash Salad is an easy make-ahead side dish that will promise to please a crowd.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Montgomery Submits Bid For WWI Military Training Base

On This Day In Alabama History: Montgomery Submits Bid For WWI Military Training Base

| June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 am

June 25, 1917- The city of Montgomery submitted a bid to the War Department to create Camp Sheridan, a U.S. Army training facility during World War I.

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SEEK Exposes Engineering Basics In A Hands-on Camp For Birmingham Students

SEEK Exposes Engineering Basics In A Hands-on Camp For Birmingham Students

| June 24, 2017 @ 5:02 am

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is sponsoring engineering camps underway in more than a dozen cities across the country this summer.

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Weather History

On This Date in 1957:  Florida Congressman Claims Hurricane Forecasts Scare Away Tourists

On This Date in 1957: Florida Congressman Claims Hurricane Forecasts Scare Away Tourists

| June 25, 2017 @ 10:42 am

Long range hurricane forecasts scaring away tourists? Ys, that claim was made sixty years ago this week even au Audrey gained strength in the Gulf.

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On This Date in 1972:  Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

On This Date in 1972: Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

| June 19, 2017 @ 6:50 am

On this date in 1972, Hurricane Agnes moved ashore in the Florida panhandle as a weak Category 1 storm.

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Welcome to June!

Welcome to June!

| June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Welcome to the month in which both meteorological and astronomical summer both begin. In case you do not know what the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons, I’ll try to explain it as best as possible.

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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 596:  Pick A Tab, Any Tab

WeatherBrains 596: Pick A Tab, Any Tab

| June 21, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

This week’s WeatherBrains episode is a two hour and 45 minute marathon with two GOES-16 experts! Learn all about the new satellite and its features.

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WeatherBrains 595:  Unified Message Mania

WeatherBrains 595: Unified Message Mania

| June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 am

In this episode of the original weather podcast, the WeatherBrains gang talks with Lan Rothfusz from the National Severe Storms Laboratory about a variety of topics including some of the latest on warn on forecast.

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WeatherBrains 594:  Oh Crap!

WeatherBrains 594: Oh Crap!

| June 6, 2017 @ 6:17 am

In this episode of the highly acclaimed podcast that’s all about the weather, we talk with about the lives of married people when both of them are meteorologists. Give a listen to some of the trials and benefits to this kind of situation.

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IN Birmingham

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

| June 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

A highly acclaimed documentary is being shown tonight in Birmingham as part of our Sidewalk Film Festival’s Screen Talk Series.

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

| June 19, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Birmingham’s amazing food scene was recently recognized in a featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out travel editor Larry Bleiberg’s take on our city.

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New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

| June 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

The New York Times featured Birmingham a couple of weeks ago in its Thirty Six Hours series, another feather in the area’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination.

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Other Recent Posts

One Last Hurrah for the Showers, Storms

One Last Hurrah for the Showers, Storms

| June 24, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

One last batch of showers has triggered an Areal Flood Warning for parts of the area. Remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, And Tallapoosa Counties Until 8:00PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, And Tallapoosa Counties Until 8:00PM

| June 24, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

At 6:01 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated showers and a few thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will cause minor flooding.

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Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

| June 24, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

The tornado that occurred in Fairfield on June 22, 2017, was initially considered to be an EF-2, however, with additional survey work performed today, the NWS has decided a high-end EF-1 rating is more appropriate. See the details of their reasoning here.

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Rain Chances Gradually Decreasing

Rain Chances Gradually Decreasing

| June 24, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

Rain continues to be a threat for today, but finally, sunny and dry weather will return to Alabama tomorrow.

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One More Wet One!!

One More Wet One!!

| June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

More rain fell overnight across parts of the area and additional rain is possible today before a front moves through later today.

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On This Day In Alabama History: First Phil Campbell Convention Held In Phil Campbell

On This Day In Alabama History: First Phil Campbell Convention Held In Phil Campbell

| June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

June 24, 1995: Brooklyn-based writer Phil Campbell organized a Phil Campbell Convention in Phil Campbell attended by 22 Phil Campbells and one Phyllis Campbell.

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Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

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Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

All counties in Central Alabama have been removed from the Tornado Watch as the threat of organized severe weather has come to an end behind the line of storms.

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