Author Archive: J.B. Elliott

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JB’s Journal (October 23, 2013)

JB’s Journal (October 23, 2013)

| October 23, 2013 @ 11:29 am

A STORY ABOUT JAMES SPANN:  He has been around a long time and totally immersed in weather. I first met him right after he came to Birmingham to be the meteorologist at one of the TV stations on Red Mountain. It so happened that the National Weather Service Office at that time was located not […]

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JB’s Journal: Partly Cloudy vs. Partly Sunny

JB’s Journal: Partly Cloudy vs. Partly Sunny

| September 3, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

What is the difference between the forecast terms “partly cloudy” or “partly sunny.” Well, you tell me. I think it is more or less a personal opinion. However, it became a sticking point between a couple of forecasters at the old National Weather Service Birmingham office at Birmingham Airport. I was involved and I did […]

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Weather by the Numbers 7/3/13

Weather by the Numbers 7/3/13

| July 3, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

As promised, here is a list of cities that were too hot again today, maybe I should say “way too hot.” This has been a hot weather event to remember forever, not just in the Desert Southwest and other parts of the West, but also in the Midwest and East and even parts of the […]

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JB’S Journal, 6/25/13

JB’S Journal, 6/25/13

| June 25, 2013 @ 9:39 am

Another reason I often say that, “LIGHTNING IS FRIGHTENING” Yesterday, a bolt of lightning struck a Boy Scout’s camp in New Hampshire. Nearly two dozen scouts were injured–all of them hospitalized. I have had several close calls with lightning in my life so that is why I try to head for the hills in a […]

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