Author Archive: Ryan Stinnett

Montgomery Television Meteorologist and long time Contributor on AlabamaWX. Stormchaser. I did not choose Weather, it chose Me. College Football Fanatic. @Ryan_Stinnet

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Midday Update: Watching the Radar

Midday Update: Watching the Radar

| March 25, 2017 @ 11:42 am

Here is the latest convective outlook from the SPC. As you can see, the SPC has trimmed back the severe weather risk areas.

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Clearing Sky

Clearing Sky

| March 18, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

The rain is over and for the rest of our Saturday, the sky will gradually clear and by this evening we should see a clear sky as drier air works into the state behind the cold front.

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Sun-Filled Saturday, Clouds Return Tomorrow

Sun-Filled Saturday, Clouds Return Tomorrow

| March 4, 2017 @ 2:01 pm

A gorgeous day of weather is ongoing across the state of Alabama, thanks to an area of high pressure that is in control of the weather of the Southeast.

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Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

| February 25, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

The cold front moved through overnight, the sky has cleared, and a new air mass is ushering into the state. It is a brisk day with gusty northwest winds and much cooler as temperatures are mainly in the upper 50s across Central Alabama, while 40s are hanging on in North Alabama, and 60s and 70s […]

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Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:52 am

Tons of sun across Alabama today, and this final Friday of February looks and feels more like the final Friday of April. We are going to continue to stay dry today, but we will see rain and storms overnight, and then much cooler weather this weekend. Temperatures at midday are already into the mid 70s. […]

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Midday Nowcast: Some Sun, Spring-Like Warmth

Midday Nowcast: Some Sun, Spring-Like Warmth

| February 23, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

After the foggy and cloudy start to our day for many of us, the sky has cleared some, but we are still dealing with clouds and we are seeing plenty of peeks of sunshine. Through the afternoon, we should end up seeing a fair amount of sunshine as we should see more of the clouds […]

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Rain Exiting, Clouds Linger

Rain Exiting, Clouds Linger

| February 18, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

Most of the rain is done across Alabama, but we are still going to see a few light showers through the rest of the afternoon, mainly east of the Interstate 65 corridor. There are some breaks in the clouds, and that is allowing for some peeks of sunshine, however, most of us continue to deal […]

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Clouds, Warm, Isolated Showers

Clouds, Warm, Isolated Showers

| February 11, 2017 @ 1:50 pm

What a difference a day makes when it comes to Alabama weather. After the freezing temperatures yesterday morning, this morning, we were 20-30 degrees warmer across the state thanks to a southerly flow that developed over the state yesterday. The southerly flow has brought more moisture and warmer weather and that is why we are […]

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Midday Nowcast: Sunny and Cool

Midday Nowcast: Sunny and Cool

| February 10, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

A sun-filled sky continues to greet you outside today. Our surface winds are shifting out of the southeast as the area of high pressure moves to our east and the clockwise flow around it brings in warmer air. After the chilly start the day, our temperatures are in the 50s and 60s, not too bad […]

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Sunny and Seasonal Saturday

Sunny and Seasonal Saturday

| February 4, 2017 @ 1:45 pm

After the very cold start to the day, we are seeing more seasonal temperatures as many of us are into the 50s this afternoon. The sky remains full of sunshine and overall it is hard to find a complaint with this weather. The clear sky will only last today as clouds return tonight. Not as […]

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Sun-Filled Saturday

Sun-Filled Saturday

| January 28, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

Most of us are enjoying a day with a mainly sunny sky, and temperatures are in the lower 50s for most of us as well. It is another breezy day a times, which makes it feel cooler, but overall not a bad final Saturday of January. COLD TONIGHT: Clouds will slowly increase after midnight, but […]

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Significant Severe Weather Threat Possible for Portions of Alabama Tonight

Significant Severe Weather Threat Possible for Portions of Alabama Tonight

| January 21, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Later tonight, we are going to see another strong upper-level jet streak round the base of the trough, and this will cause a shortwave to eject out of the upper-level low over the Southern Plains. This is going to allow numerous storms to develop to our west and move towards Alabama late tonight. We should […]

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Midday Forecast: Calm Today, Strong Storms Develop Late Tonight

Midday Forecast: Calm Today, Strong Storms Develop Late Tonight

| January 20, 2017 @ 11:01 am

We are seeing a mix of sun and clouds today and overall it is a calm day across the state. There are a few sprinkles showing up on the radar, but nothing too widespread. Another very warm day and late this morning, temperatures are into the 60s, which is well-above average for this time of […]

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Splendid Warm January Saturday

Splendid Warm January Saturday

| January 14, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Once again I am having to do a double and triple look at the calendar as the weather is feeling more like early April compared to mid-January across the state. Near record warmth continues to highlight our forecast, and it is hard to believe that just a week ago, we were iced in and temperatures […]

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COLD is the Word

COLD is the Word

| January 7, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

It certainly has been a wild first week of 2017 in the category of Alabama weather. We started the week off with the threat of severe weather in the state, with a couple of tornadoes over southern portions of the state, and ended the week with wintry weather. The winter weather precip. is out of […]

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Cloudy and Wet Final Day to 2016

Cloudy and Wet Final Day to 2016

| December 31, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

The clouds and rain moved into Alabama during the overnight hours, and the rain was mixing with some sleet early today. A break in the action late morning and early this afternoon, but more rain is developing and moving towards the area. For the rest of today, we stay cloudy and we are going to […]

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Spring-Like Warmth

Spring-Like Warmth

| December 24, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

Our second year in a row with temps well above average for Christmas. We are seeing a mix of sun and clouds today through Central Alabama, North Alabama is seeing more clouds than sun, while South Alabama is basking in full sunshine. For our temperatures, we are all 10-15 degrees above normal this afternoon as […]

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New Tornado Watch Issued Northwest of Alabama

New Tornado Watch Issued Northwest of Alabama

| December 17, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

Effective from 145 PM until 900 PM CST and includes portions of eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, West and Central Tennessee and Kentucky, and extreme SE Missouri. Primary threats include…A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible, scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely, isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter […]

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