Alabama's Weather

Showers/Storms To Slowly Increase

Showers/Storms To Slowly Increase

| July 21, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

HOT MUGGY SUMMER AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly in the mid 90s across Alabama this afternoon, and with high dewpoints heat index values are over 100 in most spots. The NWS expanded the heat advisory to include more of Alabama this afternoon… mostly the central and western counties.

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At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

| July 21, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

We already have a few showers that have popped up out there in Central Alabama at the midday hour.

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Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

| July 21, 2017 @ 6:25 am

The heat will headline the forecast again today across our state; for North/Central Alabama, highs will be mostly in the mid 90s, with upper 90s to the north over the Tennessee Valley, where a “heat advisory” has been issued by the NWS Huntsville. The best chance of scattered showers and storms this afternoon and early tonight will be along and south of I-20.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 21, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern
Caribbean Sea

Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern Caribbean Sea

| July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Don no longer has a center of circulation. At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Don were located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. The remnants are moving quickly toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

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Will We See Don This Week?

Will We See Don This Week?

| July 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The GFS has been consistently predicting the development of a tropical depression in the main development region of the Atlantic, potentially affecting the East Coast of the U.S.

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Partner News Stories

Boeing Ramping Up Alabama Aerospace Employment, Investment

Boeing Ramping Up Alabama Aerospace Employment, Investment

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:02 am

With a legacy in Alabama that spans more than half a century, Boeing Co. is looking toward the future with plans for new jobs, investment and breakthrough developments at its operations in the state.

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100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die: Fonseca Factory Spinach Dip

100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die: Fonseca Factory Spinach Dip

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Guests are treated to comfort food in a comfortable environment. Fonseca Factory in Arab specializes in Italian foods that warm the soul.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 21, 1790 – Col. Alexander McGillivray and 30 representatives of the Creek Nation arrived in New York to negotiate the Treaty of New York with the United States.

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Weather History /Meteorology 101

Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

If I could nominate a word in the field of meteorology for king of the most misspelled category, my nomination would be lightning. I along with most meteorologists just absolutely cringe when we see the word used and misspelled.

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July 17, 1987 – Flooding Creates Havoc On The Guadalupe River

July 17, 1987 – Flooding Creates Havoc On The Guadalupe River

| July 17, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

A heavy rain event during the early morning hours of July 17th caused flooding on the Guadalupe River that swept away campers at a local church camp in Texas.

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On This Date in 1980:  The Heat Was the Headline

On This Date in 1980: The Heat Was the Headline

| July 12, 2017 @ 11:26 am

Birmingham and much of the southern United States was broiling in one of the worst heat waves in history on this date in 1980.

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Spacey Stuff

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

| July 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

6 weeks from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. You’ve probably see headlines claiming this is a first in 99 years, which is true, if you are talking about coast to coat eclipses. These headlines refer to the eclipse on June 8 of 1918 which passed trough Washington State, […]

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Happy Asteroid Day!

Happy Asteroid Day!

| June 30, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

Today is Asteroid Day, in honor of the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact in Earth’s recent history – an event that took place in 1908 over Russia, known as the Tunguska explosion.

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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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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 600:  Hiding Behind a Hoodie

WeatherBrains 600: Hiding Behind a Hoodie

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:28 am

WeatherBrains Episode 600 is now online (July 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the recently selected Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center. His Masters and Ph.D. in meteorology are from the University of Oklahoma. His undergraduate is from the […]

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WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

| July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Our Guest WeatherBrain, Greg Stumpf, is a Research Meteorologist at the University Of Oklahoma/CIMMS.

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WeatherBrains 598:  James Needs Lots of Fiber

WeatherBrains 598: James Needs Lots of Fiber

| July 5, 2017 @ 8:12 pm

The trio of guests on WeatherBrains discusses a big issue of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lowndes County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lowndes County

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:41 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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Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

| July 20, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: A disturbance riding down the eastern periphery of the upper high, that represents the bubble of hot air over the middle of the nation, is producing a number of showers and storms over Central and East Alabama this afternoon. They are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and a good bit of lightning as they move south.

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Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

| July 20, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

Showers and storms have already fired up in the northeastern parts of Central Alabama at the midday hour. The main concentration of these in our area at this point are located over parts of Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. These are progressing slowly to the south.

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Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am

An upper high, anchored over the nation’s mid-section which represents the center of the hot air, has expanded into Alabama, and that will keep afternoon highs up in the mid 90s today. Combine that with high dew points and that will make for another very uncomfortable day. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon, but they will be widely scattered, like yesterday.

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Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Part 1 of 2

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Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

“How do you hit a golf ball straight?” “Can a sports car go faster than a golf ball?” “How far do you hit a golf ball?”

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 20, 1799 – Alabama’s first major industrialist, Daniel Pratt, was born in New Hampshire. Pratt founded the Daniel Pratt Gin Company in 1833 and in 1838, constructed a permanent factory and founded the town of Prattville on 1,822 acres in Autauga County.

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Hot Summer Weather

Hot Summer Weather

| July 19, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers and storms are very isolated across Alabama this afternoon; they aren’t moving much, and will fade after sunset.

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Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

| July 19, 2017 @ 10:58 am

So you can tell that ridging has taken over our weather pattern in Central Alabama. Skies are mainly clear at the 11 o’clock hour, and radar is quiet and should stay that way for nearly everyone in Central Alabama throughout the remainder of the day.

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Heat Levels Creeping Up

Heat Levels Creeping Up

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:38 am

HOT SUMMER WEATHER: An upper ridge over the nation’s mid-section is expanding, and that will bring the hottest weather so far this summer to Alabama in coming days. We project a high in the low 90s today, followed by mid 90s tomorrow and Friday. Up until now our hottest day of the year was on June 15 when the high was 93.

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Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has issued a CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties, including the Birmingham Metropolitan Area, for Wednesday.

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State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

| July 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Bevill State Community College in Jasper and Alabama Power have joined forces to develop the HVAC Training Center on the college campus.

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Hot Summer Days Ahead

Hot Summer Days Ahead

| July 18, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

QUIET AFTERNOON: As expected, showers and storms have really thinned out across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. Isolated storms are drifting to the southwest, and will dissipate once the sun goes down. Temperatures are mostly in the 88-92 degree range with a partly sunny sky.

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It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

| July 18, 2017 @ 11:09 am

What’s Happening With Our Weather As We Approach The Midday Hour We have mainly clear skies and warm temperatures at the 11 o’clock hour across the northern half of Central Alabama, with partly cloudy skies to the south. There are a few showers that have popped up over the southeastern counties in the area, but […]

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Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:38 am

UPPER RIDGE TO STRENGTHEN: Let’s say up front that we will have some risk of an afternoon storm every day through the weekend, but they will gradually become fewer in number each day for the rest of the week as an upper ridge begins to build across the Deep South.

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