Author Archive: James Spann

James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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Slow Warming Trend Begins Later Today

Slow Warming Trend Begins Later Today

| January 18, 2018 @ 5:56 am

We finally climb above freezing today; most North/Central Alabama locations will see a high around 40 degrees. Still, about 15 degrees below average for mid-January, but certainly moving in the right direction. The air is dry and the sky will stay sunny.

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Another Frigid Night; Warmer Days Ahead

Another Frigid Night; Warmer Days Ahead

| January 17, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

SUB-FREEZING AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly in the 20s across Alabama this afternoon; the average high for Birmingham on January 17 is 54. At least the sun is shining brightly as dry air has moved into our state after a messy 24 hour period of snow and ice. Visible satellite imagery shows the snow cover nicely.

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Sunshine Returns, But Below Freezing Today

Sunshine Returns, But Below Freezing Today

| January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 am

The winter weather advisory for Southeast Alabama will be cancelled soon as the snow ends and the sky clears. Today will be sunny but cold, most of North/Central Alabama will remain below freezing all day, and a brisk northwest wind of 10-20 mph will make it feel colder. Hopefully the sun, wind, and dry air will help with the sublimation/evaporation process, but some secondary roads will probably stay icy through tonight, especially where heavier snow came down yesterday and last night.

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