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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Hot And Dry In Central Alabama At The Midday Hour

Hot And Dry In Central Alabama At The Midday Hour

| August 18, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

Not a drop can be found on the radar as we are approaching the 1 o’clock hour in the afternoon in Central Alabama.

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A Few Clouds, A Few Showers, And Hot At Midday

A Few Clouds, A Few Showers, And Hot At Midday

| August 17, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

For the northern half of Central Alabama, the day has started off with more clouds than sun, and it continues to be that way at midday. For the southern half of the area, it ranges from mostly clear to partly cloudy.

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A Brief Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather

A Brief Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather

| August 16, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

As we are getting close to the 1:00 PM hour, we have a mix of sun and clouds across Central Alabama, and those clouds are not holding the temperature back that much at all.

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Strong Storms Out There As School Lets Out

Strong Storms Out There As School Lets Out

| August 15, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Numerous showers and thunderstorms have developed and are currently moving through the west and central parts of Central Alabama.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| August 15, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

Radar is currently showing scattered showers and thunderstorms across mainly the western parts of Central Alabama, with some thunderstorm activity in the eastern part over parts of Calhoun, Cleburne, and Cherokee counties.

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Heavy Rain Moving In At The Midday Hour

Heavy Rain Moving In At The Midday Hour

| August 14, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Much of the activity at this point is located over the northern half of Central Alabama mainly north of the I-20 and I-20/59 corridors.

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And Even More Counties Have Been Trimmed From The Flash Flood Watch

And Even More Counties Have Been Trimmed From The Flash Flood Watch

| August 11, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

Pockets of heavy rainfall could develop this afternoon and early evening across portions of southeast central Alabama. With already saturated ground conditions in place, any additional rain could result in localized flash flooding.

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Cloudy With Only A Few Showers Out There At Midday

Cloudy With Only A Few Showers Out There At Midday

| August 11, 2017 @ 11:05 am

We only have a few scattered showers in the Central Alabama area as we approach the 11 o’clock hour, with only light to moderate rainfall in those showers.

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Areal Flood Advisory Until 12:15 AM for Parts of Randolph, Calhoun, St. Clair, Cleburne, Cherokee Counties

Areal Flood Advisory Until 12:15 AM for Parts of Randolph, Calhoun, St. Clair, Cleburne, Cherokee Counties

| August 10, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

At 10:12 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain has already fallen in spots and another inch is possible.

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Areal Flood Advisory for Parts of Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Talladega, & St. Clair Counties Until 12:30 AM

Areal Flood Advisory for Parts of Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Talladega, & St. Clair Counties Until 12:30 AM

| August 10, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

At 9:36 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area.

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Areal Flood Advisory For Winston County Until 11:15 PM

Areal Flood Advisory For Winston County Until 11:15 PM

| August 10, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

At 9:12 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain has already fallen with another inch or so possible.

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Strong Storms Out There Tonight With Flooding Issues

Strong Storms Out There Tonight With Flooding Issues

| August 10, 2017 @ 8:16 pm

We have multiple storms out there as we have passed the top of the 8 o’clock hour in Central Alabama, some of which are causing some flood issues.

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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts of Barbour & Russell Counties Until 10:45 PM

Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts of Barbour & Russell Counties Until 10:45 PM

| August 10, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

At 7:52 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

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Only A Few Showers Out There At Midday, But More Are Expected

Only A Few Showers Out There At Midday, But More Are Expected

| August 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Currently, on radar across Central Alabama, we have a few widely scattered showers over the northeastern parts of the area, mainly over parts of Blount, Etowah, Cleburne, and Calhoun counties.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| August 9, 2017 @ 1:24 pm

At the 1 o’clock hour, we continue to have numerous showers and thunderstorms across Central Alabama.

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Flash Flood Watch Continues For Parts Of Central Alabama

Flash Flood Watch Continues For Parts Of Central Alabama

| August 9, 2017 @ 4:00 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday afternoon for portions of central Alabama.

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Heads Up Bibb And Perry Counties

Heads Up Bibb And Perry Counties

| August 8, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

Looking at the latest radar animation of the storms moving through parts of Bibb and Perry counties, it seems that a MCV is forming. You can easily see the very broad rotation in the animated radar image.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts of Cullman And Morgan Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Parts of Cullman And Morgan Counties

| August 8, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

At 2:22 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Sardis, or 13 miles southwest of Hartselle, moving east at 10 mph.

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Small Stream Flood Advisory for Southern Tuscaloosa County Until 2:30 PM

Small Stream Flood Advisory for Southern Tuscaloosa County Until 2:30 PM

| August 8, 2017 @ 12:32 pm

Heavy rain that will cause small stream flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain have already fallen… and up to another inch is possible.

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Showers And Storms With A Cold Front Out There At Midday

Showers And Storms With A Cold Front Out There At Midday

| August 8, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

A cold front is currently situated over Central Alabama as we approach the midday hour.

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Flood Warning For Village Creek In Birmingham

Flood Warning For Village Creek In Birmingham

| August 8, 2017 @ 9:41 am

Heavy rainfall of around two inches has occurred this morning… and is producing rises along Village Creek. A Flood Warning is now in effect for Village Creek at Avenue W.

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Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting Tonight

Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting Tonight

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:40 am

Please make plans now to attend our third chapter meeting of 2017. Bob Dreisewerd, Senior Vice President of R&D, Forecast and Customer Services of Barons Services will be our guest speaker.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At 8:50 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather At 8:50 PM

| August 7, 2017 @ 8:49 pm

The main focus of the shower and thunderstorm activity has shifted up to north Alabama, north of a line from Haleyville to Cullman to Collinsville, with a wrap to the south around the Center to Piedmont cities.

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Active Strong Storms Affecting Jefferson County

Active Strong Storms Affecting Jefferson County

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

At 5:35 PM, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Birmingham Fairgounds, or near Fairfield, moving northeast at 25 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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A Quick Check Of Our Weather At 5:15 PM

A Quick Check Of Our Weather At 5:15 PM

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

Radar continues to show moderate to heavy rainfall mainly over the western and southwestern parts of Central Alabama as we have now entered the evening rush hour period.

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