Alabama's Weather

Cool Days/Cold Nights; Rain Returns Sunday

Cool Days/Cold Nights; Rain Returns Sunday

| December 13, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

SUNNY, COOL WEDNESDAY: Temperatures are only in the 48-52 degree range across much of North/Central Alabama this afternoon despite a full supply of sunshine. The sky will stay mostly fair tonight; it won’t be as cold as last night with most communities seeing a low in the 31-35 degree range early tomorrow. Colder spots will see 20s again.

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Clear, Chilly, and Calm At Midday In Central Alabama

Clear, Chilly, and Calm At Midday In Central Alabama

| December 13, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

As we have entered into the noon hour in Central Alabama, the title pretty much sums up our conditions.

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Dry Weather Continues Through Saturday

Dry Weather Continues Through Saturday

| December 13, 2017 @ 6:02 am

COLD START: Our Skywatcher at Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, reports a frigid 19 degrees early this morning with a clear sky and light wind. Most other locations across North/Central Alabama are in the 20s.

Today will be sunny with a high in the low to mid 50s this afternoon. Tomorrow will be dry again with sunshine through scattered clouds along with a high in the 50s, then colder air slips in here Friday with some clouds and a high down in the 45-49 degree range.

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Partner News Stories

Target To Buy Birmingham’s Shipt For $550 Million

Target To Buy Birmingham’s Shipt For $550 Million

| December 13, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Target Corp. will purchase Birmingham-based grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up efforts to challenge Amazon.com Inc. in e-commerce orders.

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Mobile’s Business Confidence Ahead Of Other Alabama Cities

Mobile’s Business Confidence Ahead Of Other Alabama Cities

| December 13, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Mobile businesses are markedly more confident as 2017 comes to a close than those in other Alabama cities, which speaks to the overall state of the economy in the Port City.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Poet Presented Regimental Flag To Marion Rifles

On This Day In Alabama History: Poet Presented Regimental Flag To Marion Rifles

| December 13, 2017 @ 5:00 am

December 13, 1860: Poet Julia Zitella Cocke presented a regimental flag to the Marion Rifles during a ceremony held in her hometown of Marion

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

| December 9, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

We had quite the spread of snowfall amounts from Friday’s snow event, one in which overperformed what everyone was expecting.

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Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

| December 8, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

The unofficial measurement of 4 inches at BHM makes this third snowiest December day in Birmingham history.

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One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

| December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am

The 1983 Iron Bowl featured a great game and a tornado warning.

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 621: The Atmosphere Is Very Unforgiving

WeatherBrains 621: The Atmosphere Is Very Unforgiving

| December 12, 2017 @ 9:21 am

Joining us is Guest WeatherBrain Steve Weiss from the Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK. To our knowledge this is Steve’s first appearance on WeatherBrains. And our guest panelist is Mark Jelinek. Mark is a returning guest having been on episodes 584 and 585.

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WeatherBrains 620:  Every Day a Tornado Day

WeatherBrains 620: Every Day a Tornado Day

| December 5, 2017 @ 5:12 am

Eli Jacks from the National Weather Service Hazard Simplification Project joins the WeatherBrains gang for a lively discussion on the topic of messaging hazardous weather.

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WeatherBrains 619:  When A Tree Falls In The Forest

WeatherBrains 619: When A Tree Falls In The Forest

| November 28, 2017 @ 6:20 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, we look back at a historic event for New England, especially Vermont, as told by author Stephen Long in this book, Thirty-Eight.

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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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Cool Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

Cool Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

| December 12, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: Temperatures are in the 48-55 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through scattered clouds; tonight will be clear and cold with lows down in the 20s early tomorrow morning.

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Just A Few Clouds And Rather Chilly At Midday

Just A Few Clouds And Rather Chilly At Midday

| December 12, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

As we have entered into the 1 o’clock hour here in Central Alabama, skies are generally clear across much of the area with a few clouds floating over the eastern half.

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Calm Weather Continues Through Saturday

Calm Weather Continues Through Saturday

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:57 am

DRY PATTERN: A very dry airmass will stay in place across Alabama through the beginning of the weekend. We warmed to near 60 degrees yesterday, but today will be about 10 degrees cooler thanks to a clipper passing north of the state; today’s high will be in the 48-52 degree range for most places despite sunshine in full supply. Expect a breezy day as well with a north wind of 10-18 mph.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Carver Theatre

Alabama Legacy Moment: Carver Theatre

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 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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Whole Foods-Amazon Deal Gives Unlikely Boost To Delivery Startups Like Birmingham’s Shipt

Whole Foods-Amazon Deal Gives Unlikely Boost To Delivery Startups Like Birmingham’s Shipt

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

When Amazon.com Inc. acquired Whole Foods as part of its attack on the supermarket industry, it looked like a crushing blow for grocery-delivery startups like Shipt Inc. and Instacart Inc.

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Plant Farley Celebrates 40 Years Of Safe, Reliable, Affordable Nuclear Energy

Plant Farley Celebrates 40 Years Of Safe, Reliable, Affordable Nuclear Energy

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Community leaders, employees and retirees today celebrated 40 years of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant providing safe, reliable, affordable energy to Alabama Power customers.

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APSO Gifts Of Play-Based Equipment Increase Learning For Westside Elementary Kindergartners

APSO Gifts Of Play-Based Equipment Increase Learning For Westside Elementary Kindergartners

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Christmas morning came four months early for kindergarten teachers at Westside Elementary School in Demopolis.

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On This Day In Alabama History: German POW Camp Opened In Opelika

On This Day In Alabama History: German POW Camp Opened In Opelika

| December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

December 12, 1942: Camp Opelika opened as one of four major prisoner-of-war camps in Alabama during World War II

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Colder Tomorrow; Dry Through Friday

Colder Tomorrow; Dry Through Friday

| December 11, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

BIG WARM-UP: After starting off the day below freezing, temperatures are generally in the upper 50s and low 60s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine in full supply.

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Quiet Week Ahead For Alabama

Quiet Week Ahead For Alabama

| December 11, 2017 @ 5:58 am

COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing over the northern half of Alabama early this morning; colder values are over East Alabama, where many spots are in the mid 20s. We warm nicely today with a sunny sky… the high should be in the mid 50s. The average high for Birmingham on December 11 is 57.

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