Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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A Late Look At Thursday’s Threat Of Strong To Severe Storms

A Late Look At Thursday’s Threat Of Strong To Severe Storms

| March 29, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

Thursday’s threat for strong to severe weather across North/Central Alabama is definitely still on the table, as we will have favorable dynamics, shear, lapse rates, and moisture in place.

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Pretty Nice Out There At Midday & A New Wrinkle Introduced To Thursday’s Severe Threat

Pretty Nice Out There At Midday & A New Wrinkle Introduced To Thursday’s Severe Threat

| March 29, 2017 @ 11:36 am

No worries for today’s weather, but latest model have now added a new wrinkle to the mix that could affect our chances for strong to severe storms.

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Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

| March 28, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

As of Monday, March 27, 2017, two of those names have been retired from the list of Atlantic storm names… Matthew and Otto. These two names were associated with systems that wreaked havoc through the Caribbean just last year.

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Sun & Clouds Out There At Midday Across Central Alabama, Along With A Few Showers

Sun & Clouds Out There At Midday Across Central Alabama, Along With A Few Showers

| March 28, 2017 @ 11:47 am

We have a mix of sun and clouds across Central Alabama at this point, but a very active day is in store out in Texas and Oklahoma.

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A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

| March 28, 2017 @ 1:07 am

After a day that featured a very unstable airmass over the area this afternoon and into this evening, an upper low will move to the east during the overnight hours and will push a trough axis into North Alabama.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:49 pm

At 1143 PM CDT, strong thunderstorms were along a line extending from New Salem to near Lake Buttahatchee. Movement was southeast at 25 mph. Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:18 pm

At 1116 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over southern Tuscaloosa, moving east at 45 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

At 1042 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Fairview to 6 miles southeast of Moulton.

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A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

For much of the Central Alabama area, this have calmed down greatly, but up to the northern part of the state, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms are continuing their march to the southeast.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

At 946 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Huntland, or 17 miles southwest of Winchester, moving east at 50 mph. Penny size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

At 851 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Logan Martin Lake to Bradford. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

At 842 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Glencoe, or 9 miles south of Hokes Bluff, moving northeast at 50 mph. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

At 822 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Westover, or 8 miles north of Wilsonville, moving northeast at 50 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Just A Few Storm Reports From Around The Area

Just A Few Storm Reports From Around The Area

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

Several reports of hail covering the ground from all around the area, along with funnel clouds spotted and some wind damage.

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Latest On Our Weather Situation At 3:00PM

Latest On Our Weather Situation At 3:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Severe thunderstorms have now moved into the northwestern corner of the state, with other cells developing across parts of Central Alabama out ahead of that action.

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Strong Storms Will Soon Be Affecting Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

Strong Storms Will Soon Be Affecting Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

At 1:32 PM, a cluster of strong thunderstorms over Tishomingo moving northeast at 55 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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A Quick Look At Our Weather Situation At 1:00PM

A Quick Look At Our Weather Situation At 1:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

We have a few isolated showers breaking out over parts of the state right now, but the severe activity is really starting to pick up to our northwest.

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At The Midday Hour, Here Is A Quick Look At Our Weather Situation

At The Midday Hour, Here Is A Quick Look At Our Weather Situation

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:16 am

At the 11:00AM hour across North/Central Alabama, all is pretty quiet at the moment, but showers and storms are developing back to our west. Keep your source of weather alerts handy and smartphones charged.

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