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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Possible Pattern Change 7-10 Days Out

Possible Pattern Change 7-10 Days Out

| April 14, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

ANOTHER WARM APRIL DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. No rain on radar. Tonight will be mostly fair and pleasant.

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Summer Preview Continues For Alabama

Summer Preview Continues For Alabama

| April 14, 2017 @ 5:51 am

SUMMER PREVIEW CONTINUES: The official high in Birmingham yesterday was 88 degrees… beating the old April 12 record of 86, set in 1981. Other highs included 87 at Anniston, Calera, and Huntsville, 86 at Tuscaloosa, Muscle Shoals, and Montgomery, and 85 at Decatur.

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Warm April Days

Warm April Days

| April 13, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

SUNNY, WARM APRIL AFTERNOON: Temperatures have reached the mid 80s across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… about ten degrees above average, right at record levels. Birmingham’s record high today is 86 set in 1981; a decent chance we tie, or even break it before the day is over.

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Warm, Dry Pattern Through The Weekend

Warm, Dry Pattern Through The Weekend

| April 13, 2017 @ 5:58 am

A warm and dry pattern will continue through the Easter weekend across Alabama. Temperatures will be running nearly 10 degrees above normal with highs in the 80s.

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Showers Are Widely Spaced This Afternoon

Showers Are Widely Spaced This Afternoon

| April 12, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, we have a few random, widely spaced showers and storms across the southern two-thirds of Alabama this afternoon south of surface front; the showers are drifting to the southwest.

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A Few Isolated Showers/Storms Today

A Few Isolated Showers/Storms Today

| April 12, 2017 @ 6:03 am

A few isolated showers and storms will dot the area today, but you’re chance of getting wet is only about 1 in 5. Dry and warm through the weekend otherwise.

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Isolated Showers Tonight/Tomorrow

Isolated Showers Tonight/Tomorrow

| April 11, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

A nice April afternoon is in progress across Central Alabama with temperatures near 80F. There could be an isolated shower or storm on Wednesday as a front stalls across the area.

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Only Isolated Showers Tonight/Tomorrow

Only Isolated Showers Tonight/Tomorrow

| April 11, 2017 @ 5:45 am

WARM, MOSTLY DRY PATTERN: We will forecast a partly sunny sky across Alabama today with a high at or just over 80 degrees again this afternoon, but we will introduce the chance of isolated showers and storms tonight and tomorrow with a weak surface front nearing the northwest corner of the state.

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Calm April Weather Pattern This Week

Calm April Weather Pattern This Week

| April 10, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

With sunshine in full supply, temperatures are close to 80 degrees across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with no rain on radar. We do note strong storms firing up in a zone from Texas to the Great Lakes, along a cold front…

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Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

| April 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Thanks to all who attended this year’s basic/advanced storm spotter classes at the BJCC in Birmingham; we had a great crowd and really enjoyed the day.

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Benign Pattern This Week

Benign Pattern This Week

| April 10, 2017 @ 5:59 am

Here’s your green light to plant across Central Alabama as this past weekend’s cold snap will be the last frost or freeze until the fall.

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April 8, 1998:  A Defining Day

April 8, 1998: A Defining Day

| April 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am

April 8, 1998 was a day that defined our TV station, and to some degree, my career at the time.

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Cold Night Ahead; Beautiful Weekend

Cold Night Ahead; Beautiful Weekend

| April 7, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

Once the sun goes down, it will cool off quickly this evening, and we expect a low between 35 and 40 degrees for most places early tomorrow with a chance of scattered light frost, but colder spots will have a good chance of seeing a late season freeze.

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Windy, Cool April Weather Continues

Windy, Cool April Weather Continues

| April 7, 2017 @ 6:35 am

CHILLY MORNING: Our Skywatcher up at Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden),Vic Bell, reports 33 degrees early this morning with some frost; most places are in the 38-42 degree range with a clear sky and cool north breeze. Today will be sunny, breezy, and cool with a high in the mid 60s this afternoon.

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Good Or Bad Forecast

Good Or Bad Forecast

| April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Weather brings out the best and worst in people. James discusses response to yesterday’s forecast. Over 300 people have commented. Join them!

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