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Another Fine Midday Out There In Central Alabama

Another Fine Midday Out There In Central Alabama

| October 19, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

Other than a few wispy cirrus clouds and contrails, skies are crystal clear as we approach the midday hour across Central Alabama.

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Still Dry Through Most Of The Weekend

Still Dry Through Most Of The Weekend

| October 19, 2017 @ 6:22 am

FINE FALL WEATHER CONTINUES: Temperatures are mostly in the 40s across North/Central Alabama early this morning, and we expect another delightful day with ample sunshine and a high in the 70s this afternoon. And, no real change tomorrow; with a sunny sky we rise into the upper 70s.

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Blue Sky And Sunshine

Blue Sky And Sunshine

| October 18, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

Nothing but blue sky and sunshine across Alabama again this afternoon… temperatures are in the 70s after starting off the day in the 40s in most places. The humidity is low, and the day is very comfortable.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| October 19, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

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

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Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

This Is The Last Advisory From the National Hurricane Center.

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Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

| October 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Ireland is bracing for the heavy rains and high winds from a transitioning Hurricane Ophelia, which will track across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday.

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Partner News Stories

Can’t Miss Alabama Brings You Some Of The Best Autumn Festivals Yet

Can’t Miss Alabama Brings You Some Of The Best Autumn Festivals Yet

| October 19, 2017 @ 5:15 am

Can’t Miss Alabama brings you some of the best autumn festivals yet… Make this weather-perfect weekend a family affair.

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Third Saturday In October Has Tennessee Visiting Alabama; Auburn Traveling To Arkansas; Uab Approaching Bowl Eligibility

Third Saturday In October Has Tennessee Visiting Alabama; Auburn Traveling To Arkansas; Uab Approaching Bowl Eligibility

| October 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It’s the third Saturday in October and the traditional meeting between Alabama and Tennessee is set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Richard Arrington Jr. Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Richard Arrington Jr. Was Born

| October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 19, 1934: Richard Arrington Jr., the first African-American mayor of Birmingham, was born in Livingston.

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Weather Headlines

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Throughout the Southeastern United States, the spring months of March, April and May are considered the primary severe weather season, but did you that we also have a secondary severe weather season near the end of the year?

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Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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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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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 613:  Meteorologists Gone Wild

WeatherBrains 613: Meteorologists Gone Wild

| October 17, 2017 @ 7:41 am

For episode 613 we look back at Hurricane Harvey with the help of the MICs from Houston and Corpus Christi along with the perspective of the Harris County Flood Control District.

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WeatherBrains 612:  Fun with a Chainsaw

WeatherBrains 612: Fun with a Chainsaw

| October 10, 2017 @ 11:24 am

This episode of WeatherBrains corals several meteorologists who traveled to Key West NWS office to help with the workload during the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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WeatherBrains 611:  Lots of Hurricane Talk

WeatherBrains 611: Lots of Hurricane Talk

| October 3, 2017 @ 6:57 am

There is lots of talk about hurricanes from this year during the 611th episode of WeatherBrains, the original netcast all about the weather.

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Tony Rice's Spacey Stuff

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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Nice & Cool At Midday In Central Alabama

Nice & Cool At Midday In Central Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

Cobalt blue skies and bright sunshine can be seen all across Central Alabama at this midday hour, with not a single cloud showing up on the latest visible satellite image.

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Fantastic Fall Weather

Fantastic Fall Weather

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:51 am

We expect another cloudless sky today with temperatures reaching the mid 70s this afternoon. And, no real change tomorrow and Friday… mostly sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights. Highs in the upper 70s both days, early morning lows in the upper 40s for most communities.

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Amazon Second HQ Bid Ignites Frenzy From Bethlehem To Birmingham

Amazon Second HQ Bid Ignites Frenzy From Bethlehem To Birmingham

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Don Cunningham was in a meeting in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office when a colleague texted: “Amazon is looking for a new location. Let’s get it.” This wasn’t just any new location, but a second headquarters.

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Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers A Fuel Economy Headache

Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers A Fuel Economy Headache

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Judging from General Motors Co.’s test cars and Elon Musk’s predictions, the world is headed toward a future that’s both driverless and all-electric. In reality, autonomy and battery power could end up being at odds.

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Neato! Customized Flavored Snacks

Neato! Customized Flavored Snacks

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Sometimes you just want an extra flavor on top of your popcorn or other foods that need a punch. Maybe it’s a taste you already love with another snack like potato chips.

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On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 18, 1540: Hernando de Soto’s Spaniards and Chief Tascaluza’s Mabila Indians met in the Battle of Mabila, the largest battle ever fought between Indians and whites on North American soil.

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Pleasant Days, Chilly Nights

Pleasant Days, Chilly Nights

| October 17, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Temperatures are around 70 degrees this afternoon across North/Central Alabama under a cloudless sky. The average high for October 17 (for Birmingham) is 75. And, we note it was as cold as 39 degrees in Alabama this morning…that was the low at Cullman and Black Creek.

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Way Later Than Midday Look at Central Alabama’s Weather

Way Later Than Midday Look at Central Alabama’s Weather

| October 17, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Clear and cool as we approach the 3:00 PM hour in Central Alabama. Temperatures are running in the upper 60s to the lower 70s throughout the area, with Birmingham currently at 70 degrees.

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Fine Fall Weather Through Friday

Fine Fall Weather Through Friday

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:54 am

Generally speaking this is our coolest morning since early May. The day ahead will feature sunshine in full supply with a high in the mid 70s. The humidity will stay low. Not much change through Friday as the delightful early autumn weather continues. Sunny pleasant days, clear cool nights. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s and 50s.

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See Alabama’s Beauty Through The Pages Of A Coloring Book

See Alabama’s Beauty Through The Pages Of A Coloring Book

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:02 am

After attending the Alabama Book Festival and not being able to find a coloring book about the state, Auburn resident Laura Murray was urged to action by her husband.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: William Rufus King

Alabama Legacy Moment: William Rufus King

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:01 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…

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On This Day In Alabama History: Mae Jemison Was Born In Decatur

On This Day In Alabama History: Mae Jemison Was Born In Decatur

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 17, 1956: Former astronaut Mae Jemison was born in Decatur. In 1992, Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel to space when she served as a science mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

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Cool Night Ahead

Cool Night Ahead

| October 16, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

Tonight will be chilly; we drop into the mid 40s by daybreak tomorrow. The last time Birmingham had a temperature below 50 degrees was back on May 8 when the low was 49.

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A Mighty Fine Day Out There In Central Alabama At Midday

A Mighty Fine Day Out There In Central Alabama At Midday

| October 16, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

At this point, much of Central Alabama is free from any cloud cover. The only location seeing clouds at this point are in the south and southeastern parts of the area, but those will soon be gone as well.

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Refreshing Weather Change For Alabama Today

Refreshing Weather Change For Alabama Today

| October 16, 2017 @ 6:25 am

The sky becomes mostly sunny today with a cool north wind of 12-22 mph; the high over North/Central Alabama will be in the 65-70 degree range. Tonight will be clear and cool with temperatures in the 40s by daybreak tomorrow.

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Wild Bill’s Sauce Is An Alabama Maker Wingin’ It On The Wild Side

Wild Bill’s Sauce Is An Alabama Maker Wingin’ It On The Wild Side

| October 16, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Wild Bill’s Sauce, Gulf Shores: All Bill Howard set out to do was to duplicate a wing sauce he had loved at an Atlanta restaurant.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Historic Chattahoochee Commission Bought Hart House

On This Day In Alabama History: Historic Chattahoochee Commission Bought Hart House

| October 16, 2017 @ 5:01 am

October 16, 1985 : The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) bought the Hart House in Eufaula to use as its headquarters.

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