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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Midday Check On Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

Midday Check On Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 24, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

Currently at the midday hour across Central Alabama, we still have the line of storms associated with a shortwave continuing to slowly push through the eastern parts of the area. A few of these storms are strong, especially in portions of Cleburne and Clay counties. The cells in the line are moving to the northeast at 25 MPH, while the line is slowly progressing eastward.

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Strong Storms Affecting Calhoun, Cleburne, & Cherokee Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Calhoun, Cleburne, & Cherokee Counties

| May 24, 2017 @ 11:19 am

At 11:16 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Pleasant Gap to 6 miles northwest of Heflin. Movement was northeast at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Strong Storms Affecting Talladega, Cleburne, Coosa, & Clay Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Talladega, Cleburne, Coosa, & Clay Counties

| May 24, 2017 @ 10:56 am

At 10:52 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Waldo to near Sylacauga. Movement was northeast at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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A Quick Update On Our Weather Situation At 9:15AM

A Quick Update On Our Weather Situation At 9:15AM

| May 24, 2017 @ 9:19 am

We have a line of showers and storms pushing through Central Alabama, mainly on the eastern side of the area. This line is associated with a shortwave that is pushing through the area.

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Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am

On this week’s edition of the Carolina Weather Group’s podcast, the crew will be talking about auto racing and weather. Their guests will be the guys from Racecast Weather, meteorologists Doug Schneider and Scott Martin. If one of those names sound familiar to you, that is because he is one of the meteorologists here on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog.

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The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 23, 2017 @ 11:43 am

Currently at the 11 o’clock hour across Central Alabama, most of the area is dry at this point, with most of the rain activity in the south and southeastern portions of the area. We do have a few more showers that have developed back in the western parts of the area over portions of Marion, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Fayette counties.

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Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 23, 2017 @ 9:40 am

At 11:01AM CDT, the National Weather Service has removed Barbour and Russell Counties from Tornado Watch 257. There are no counties in the Central Alabama area in the Tornado Watch, as the threat for severe weather has now pushed across the state line into Georgia.

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Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

| May 22, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

We have several showers and a few storms out there at this later-than-midday check of Central Alabama’s weather.

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Late Afternoon Check On Our Weather

Late Afternoon Check On Our Weather

| May 21, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

We have a mostly cloudy skies at 3PM across Central Alabama, and radar is clear of any rainfall at this time. Storms are not that far away, as there is currently rain along the Gulf Coast from Mobile back to the west, and up into southwestern Mississippi and across much of Louisiana.

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Strong Storms For Marion & Winston Counties

Strong Storms For Marion & Winston Counties

| May 20, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

At 3:53 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Hackleburg to near Haleyville. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Heads Up Chilton, Elmore, Shelby, Tallapoosa, & Coosa Counties

Heads Up Chilton, Elmore, Shelby, Tallapoosa, & Coosa Counties

| May 20, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

At 3:49 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Chilton County Motor Sports Park to near Verbena to Jacksons Gap. Movement was north at 30 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Active Storms Affecting Walker, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Jefferson & Fayette Counties

Active Storms Affecting Walker, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Jefferson & Fayette Counties

| May 20, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

At 3:41 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 9 miles east of Ashcraft Corner to near Coaling to near Helena. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Strong Storm Affecting Jefferson & Blount Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Jefferson & Blount Counties

| May 20, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

At 3:35 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Pinson-Clay-Chalkville, moving north at 35 mph. Pea size hail will be possible with this storm.

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Strong Storms Continuing To Affect Pickens County

Strong Storms Continuing To Affect Pickens County

| May 20, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

At 2:35 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Bevill Lock And Dam, or near Pickensville, moving northeast at 10 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

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Strong Storms Affecting Lamar & Pickens County

Strong Storms Affecting Lamar & Pickens County

| May 20, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

At 2:09 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Steens, or 9 miles east of Columbus AFB, moving northeast at 30 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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