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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Areal Flood Advisory Until 6:30 PM for Parts of Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale Counties

Areal Flood Advisory Until 6:30 PM for Parts of Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale Counties

| August 7, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an Areal Flood Advisory until 6:30 PM for South-central Tuscaloosa, East-central Greene, and Northern Hale counties.

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Strong Storms Affecting Sumter County

Strong Storms Affecting Sumter County

| August 7, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

At 3:19 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Lauderdale, moving northeast at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Areal Flood Advisory for Greene & Sumter Counties Until 6:00 PM

Areal Flood Advisory for Greene & Sumter Counties Until 6:00 PM

| August 7, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Advisory for Central Greene and Northwestern Sumter Counties until 6:00 PM tonight.

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An Unstable Airmass At Midday, Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Today

An Unstable Airmass At Midday, Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Today

| August 7, 2017 @ 1:07 pm

We have a pretty unstable airmass across the area today, thanks in part to an approaching cold front and an approaching shortwave trough.

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2017 Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meteorology Scholarship Winner Announced

2017 Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meteorology Scholarship Winner Announced

| August 6, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The Central Alabama National Weather Association Chapter is pleased to announce that they have chosen the recipient of our 2017 Meteorology Scholarship.

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The Cold Front Approaches At Midday

The Cold Front Approaches At Midday

| August 4, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

A cold front has started moving into the northwest corner of the state and a few showers and storms have formed out ahead.

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Late Afternoon Weather Update For Central Alabama

Late Afternoon Weather Update For Central Alabama

| August 3, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

At 3:00 PM, we have scattered showers and thunderstorms across parts of the southern half of Central Alabama, mainly affecting locations such as Columbiana, Talladega Springs, Clanton, Maplesville, and Selma.

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Rush Hour Check On Our Weather, Rain Chances Will Stick Around

Rush Hour Check On Our Weather, Rain Chances Will Stick Around

| August 2, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

Radar at 4:10 PM shows main dry conditions across Central Alabama, with the exception of down in the southwestern parts of the area.

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Sneaky Showers Out There At Midday

Sneaky Showers Out There At Midday

| August 2, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

So what a surprise out there at midday in Central Alabama… We actually have rain on the radar, mainly over the west-central locations of the area.

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A Quick Mid-Afternoon Check On Our Weather

A Quick Mid-Afternoon Check On Our Weather

| August 1, 2017 @ 2:04 pm

High pressure off to our northeast continues to be in control of our weather across Central Alabama today, and as we approach the 2:00 PM hour, conditions are not that bad for the first day of August.

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Rush Hour Check On Central Alabama’s Weather, Emily Now A Depression

Rush Hour Check On Central Alabama’s Weather, Emily Now A Depression

| July 31, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

With a center of high pressure off to our northeast in control of our weather across Central Alabama today, conditions haven’t been all that bad for the last day of July.

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Bright And Sunny At Midday

Bright And Sunny At Midday

| July 31, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

High pressure off to our northeast continues to be in control of our weather across Central Alabama today, and at the midday hour, conditions are not that bad for the last day of July.

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A Few Active Storms Out There As We Approach 8:30 PM

A Few Active Storms Out There As We Approach 8:30 PM

| July 28, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Radar at 8:15 PM shows most of the scattered storm action in the western half of the state, with a few scattered storms in the eastern half.

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Showers & Storms Continue At Midday, Marginal Risk Expands

Showers & Storms Continue At Midday, Marginal Risk Expands

| July 28, 2017 @ 11:57 am

Most of the rain activity at this time is currently located mainly east of I-65 and north of I-20, but we do have some showers approaching the Birmingham Metropolitan Area and more developing in the northwestern parts of the state as well.

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A Marginal Risk For Severe Weather In North/Central Alabama Today

A Marginal Risk For Severe Weather In North/Central Alabama Today

| July 28, 2017 @ 9:01 am

The Storm Prediction Center updated their Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook for today and they have reintroduced a marginal risk for severe storms for nearly all of North/Central Alabama.

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Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

At 5:14 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Winterboro, or 8 miles east of Childersburg, moving west at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

| July 25, 2017 @ 11:40 am

Nearly every single bit of shower and thunderstorm activity in Central Alabama is associated with a MCV (mesoscale convective vortex) that is slowly moving to the south-southeast.

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Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 9:23 am

Very heavy rainfall continues to soak portions of the southeastern part of Central Alabama.

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The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:33 am

Central Alabama is susceptible to flooding year-round due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the nearly unlimited supply of moisture it provides. In our case, this can occur from slow-moving summertime thunderstorms, a decaying tropical system, or large storm systems.

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Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

Shower activity across Central Alabama has started to diminish somewhat at this point. No one’s rainfall at this point is heavy, but there are still a few areas of light to moderate rainfall.

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Flood Warning for Village Creek in Jefferson County

Flood Warning for Village Creek in Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

Heavy rainfall upstream of Avenue W will cause water to reach flood stage of 10 feet. Interests need to be aware of waters rapidly rising over flood stage over the next couple of hours.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are continuing to fall across portions of North and Central Alabama at this point. The larger storms on radar at this point are over portions of Clay, Randolph, and Cleburne counties, along with another storm over portions of Cullman and Blount counties. The latter storm has warranted a Significant Weather Advisory for parts of Cullman and Marshall counties until 3:45 PM.

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A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

| July 24, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

All of the shower and storm activity at this point across Central Alabama is currently across the northern half of the area, while the southern half is pretty much dry at this point. The beaches along the Gulf have been quite stormy as well.

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At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

| July 21, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

We already have a few showers that have popped up out there in Central Alabama at the midday hour.

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Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

| July 20, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

Showers and storms have already fired up in the northeastern parts of Central Alabama at the midday hour. The main concentration of these in our area at this point are located over parts of Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. These are progressing slowly to the south.

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