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 Quick Update On Our Weather Situation At 2:20 PM

A Quick Update On Our Weather Situation At 2:20 PM

| November 18, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

At this point across North/Central Alabama, there is not very much going on but a few sprinkles showing up on radar at the moment, but activity will be picking up later this afternoon.

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Wind Advisory Issued For Parts of Central Alabama Until 3:00 AM Sunday

Wind Advisory Issued For Parts of Central Alabama Until 3:00 AM Sunday

| November 18, 2017 @ 10:20 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 3:00 AM CST Sunday.

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Updated Severe Weather Outlook For Today

Updated Severe Weather Outlook For Today

| November 18, 2017 @ 9:59 am

SPC has now introduced a Slight Risk for severe storms for parts of North Alabama, and extended the Marginal Risk a little farther south into parts of Central Alabama that includes Jefferson County.

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A Great Midday For Central Alabama, Rain Returns For Saturday

A Great Midday For Central Alabama, Rain Returns For Saturday

| November 17, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

We’ll continue to have mostly clear to clear skies across Central Alabama for the remainder of the daytime and early evening hours.

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At A Little Later Than Midday, Skies Clearing Out Across Central Alabama

At A Little Later Than Midday, Skies Clearing Out Across Central Alabama

| November 16, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

For the most part across Central Alabama, we have mostly clear skies as we make the approach to the 2:00 PM hour, with some cloud cover over the southwestern corner of the area.

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Unhealthy Air Quality Across & South Of The Birmingham Metropolitan Area This Morning

Unhealthy Air Quality Across & South Of The Birmingham Metropolitan Area This Morning

| November 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Air Quality Index for today is currently at 57 (Code Yellow) for the city of Birmingham as of the latest reading, but earlier this morning, the index was as high as 161, putting that in a Code Red situation.

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Clouds Moving In At Midday… Could We See Some Sprinkles Tonight?

Clouds Moving In At Midday… Could We See Some Sprinkles Tonight?

| November 15, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

We have some clouds moving in from the northwest as a cold front is making its way towards Central Alabama.

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Maximum Sunshine At Midday Tuesday Across Central Alabama

Maximum Sunshine At Midday Tuesday Across Central Alabama

| November 14, 2017 @ 11:41 am

Looking at the latest visible satellite image across the southeastern United States, all of Central Alabama can enjoy maximum sunshine at this point.

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Columbus Radar (KGWX) Will Be Down For Maintenance Starting Today

Columbus Radar (KGWX) Will Be Down For Maintenance Starting Today

| November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The weather radar (KGWX) used by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Jackson, Memphis, Huntsville, and Birmingham will be down for approximately five days beginning today for technicians to install an important technological upgrade.

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Clear And Cool Across Central Alabama At Midday

Clear And Cool Across Central Alabama At Midday

| November 13, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Central Alabama is basking under bright sunshine as we make the approach to the midday hour, and that is helping these cooler temperatures feel a little warmer.

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Conditions Across Central Alabama At 1:45 PM

Conditions Across Central Alabama At 1:45 PM

| November 10, 2017 @ 1:45 pm

Bright and sunny as we make the run up to the 2:00 PM hour in Central Alabama, with just a little northerly breeze and cooler temperatures.

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Dense Fog Advisory Issued For Most Of Central Alabama

Dense Fog Advisory Issued For Most Of Central Alabama

| November 9, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

Normally cooler locations, areas that remain wet from resent rain and areas near water may experience dense fog overnight.

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Conditions Across Central Alabama At Midday

Conditions Across Central Alabama At Midday

| November 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Clearing is already happening in the northwestern part of Central Alabama, while a few showers are still lingering in the southeastern parts.

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Central Alabama’s Weather At Midday

Central Alabama’s Weather At Midday

| November 8, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

Much of Central Alabama is dry at this point, with rainfall moving into the western parts of the state.

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Cold Front Moving Through Northern Parts of Central Alabama At Midday

Cold Front Moving Through Northern Parts of Central Alabama At Midday

| November 7, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

A broken line of showers and a couple of embedded thunderstorms are currently pushing its way east-southeastward through the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the eastern half of North Alabama.

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Dense Fog Advisory For Parts of Central Alabama Until 8AM Tuesday

Dense Fog Advisory For Parts of Central Alabama Until 8AM Tuesday

| November 6, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 8 AM CST Tuesday. Counties include: Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay, Randolph.

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Conditions Out There At Midday

Conditions Out There At Midday

| November 6, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

We have a good bit of cloud cover out there as we are making the run up to the midday hour in Central Alabama, but at this point we are dry across the area.

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A Mid-Afternoon Look At Central Alabama’s Weather

A Mid-Afternoon Look At Central Alabama’s Weather

| November 3, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

At the 2:00 PM hour in Central Alabama, it is a quite warm and very humid day.

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A Few Sprinkles Out There At Midday, Few Strong Storms Later Today

A Few Sprinkles Out There At Midday, Few Strong Storms Later Today

| November 2, 2017 @ 1:28 pm

Not much going on in Central Alabama during the 1 o’clock hour, but I have a feeling that we could see some active weather in the northwestern parts of the area by the late afternoon into the early evening hours.

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Welcome to November: A Transition Month

Welcome to November: A Transition Month

| November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

November is considered a “transition month” between fall and winter across much of the country, and Central Alabama is no different.

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Conditions Across Central Alabama At Midday

Conditions Across Central Alabama At Midday

| November 1, 2017 @ 11:36 am

Much of Central Alabama is dry at this point on the first day of November, but over in the west and southwestern parts of the area, there are some decent showers out there.

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A Nice Midday in Central Alabama, Great Weather For Trick-Or-Treating Tonight

A Nice Midday in Central Alabama, Great Weather For Trick-Or-Treating Tonight

| October 31, 2017 @ 12:27 pm

It’s pretty hard to find any clouds over Central Alabama at this point of the day, but if you look closely in eastern Alabama near Dadeville, there are just a few.

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WeatherBrains 615:  Another Spit Take From Bill

WeatherBrains 615: Another Spit Take From Bill

| October 31, 2017 @ 11:22 am

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Josh Eachus, a meteorologist with WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a newly minted Doctor of Philosophy in Geography and Anthropology from LSU.

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Frost Advisory Issued For Parts Of West Alabama For 2AM-8AM Sunday

Frost Advisory Issued For Parts Of West Alabama For 2AM-8AM Sunday

| October 28, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

Temperatures will fall between 32 and 36 degrees in the advisory area. These temperatures, along with clear skies and light winds, will be favorable for the development of frost late tonight through sunrise Sunday morning.

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The Central Alabama Weather Situation at 2:15 PM

The Central Alabama Weather Situation at 2:15 PM

| October 27, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

We have more clouds than sun out there at the 2PM hour across Central Alabama, and a few sprinkles or very light showers have been seen out there.

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Conditions In Central Alabama At 2:00 PM

Conditions In Central Alabama At 2:00 PM

| October 26, 2017 @ 2:02 pm

Not a cloud out there across not only Central Alabama, but across nearly the entire southeastern United States. Maximum sunshine with a shift in our winds at the surface has allowed our temperatures to be much warmer than just 24-hours ago.

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Even Cooler Today Across Central Alabama At Midday

Even Cooler Today Across Central Alabama At Midday

| October 25, 2017 @ 11:21 am

Hard to see any clouds out there across Central Alabama as we approach the midday hour. You will definitely need a jacket if you head out to grab lunch, with the cooler temperatures and a little wind blowing at the time.

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Beautiful But A Little Cool Out There As We Approach Midday

Beautiful But A Little Cool Out There As We Approach Midday

| October 24, 2017 @ 10:29 am

It is an absolutely beautiful day out there as we are approaching midday, but you will probably need to grab a light jacket if you’re heading out for lunch.

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Clouds Out There As We Approach The Midday Hour, Clearing To Come

Clouds Out There As We Approach The Midday Hour, Clearing To Come

| October 23, 2017 @ 10:43 am

All of the main rain activity has pushed well over into Georgia as we are approaching the 11:00 AM hour in Central Alabama.

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Sunny & Comfortable At Midday

Sunny & Comfortable At Midday

| October 20, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

We are enjoying another great midday in Central Alabama with generally clear skies with bright sunshine.

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