Author Archive: Bill Murray

Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

| May 22, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

Minor flooding is expected along Village Creek in Ensley tonight, especially near Avenue W due to moderate to heavy rainfall over western Birmingham.

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Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

| May 22, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

A nice, steady rain is falling across parts of Central Alabama tonight, but there could be some minor flooding in spots where 1.5 to inches of rain may fall tonight.

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Strong Storms Over Central Alabama

Strong Storms Over Central Alabama

| May 20, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

Rain and storms are increasing across Alabama this afternoon. They will have lots of heavy rain, deadly lightning and gusty winds. A couple could become severe and produce damaging winds.

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Storms Approaching Shelby County from the South

Storms Approaching Shelby County from the South

| May 20, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

A few moderate showers are across Central Alabama at this hour with a cluster of storms over Chilton County that may affect eastern Shelby County between now and 3 p.m.

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Showers and Storms Developing Across West Alabama

Showers and Storms Developing Across West Alabama

| May 20, 2017 @ 11:35 am

Showers and storms are developing across easternMississippi and Western Alabama just before lunchtime. They will continue to grow and spread across Alabama during the afternoon with more storms this evening ahead of a cold front.

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PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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Storms Lifting North Across Central Alabama

Storms Lifting North Across Central Alabama

| May 18, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

Strong storms lifting northward across Central Alabama tonight could reach the Birmingham Metro before 10 p.m. if they hold together.

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A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Central Alabama’s tornado count so far this year is 27, very close to the long term averages.

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A Mother’s Day Gift:  The Weather

A Mother’s Day Gift: The Weather

| May 14, 2017 @ 11:17 am

A beautiful day is in progress across Alabama on this Mother’s Day.

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Rain Moving Out; Summer to Arrive Early

Rain Moving Out; Summer to Arrive Early

| May 13, 2017 @ 5:34 am

Once again Alabama dodged a marginal severe weather threat on Friday, with morning storms and convection to the south limiting our instability. That’s good news, but we need the rain. Part of West and North Central Alabama did pick up 1-3 inches of rain with some isolated 4 inch amounts perhaps occurring across Lamar, southwestern […]

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The Nearest Rain to Alabama Is…Friday

The Nearest Rain to Alabama Is…Friday

| May 7, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

A beautiful Sunday is in progress across Central Alabama with brilliant sunshine, mild temperatures and low humidities along with a nice northerly breeze.

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Today’s Lunch Dessert:  Blackberry Cobbler for Blackberry Winter

Today’s Lunch Dessert: Blackberry Cobbler for Blackberry Winter

| May 5, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

Birmingham is flirting with its coldest May high temperature reading ever as clouds hang tough and light rain affects some spots.

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Lots of Wind Damage Reports

Lots of Wind Damage Reports

| May 4, 2017 @ 8:35 am

Strong winds associated with a wake low this morning have downed numerous trees across Central Alabama. A wind advisory continues until this evening for gusty winds.

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Mobile Issues This Morning

Mobile Issues This Morning

| May 3, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Good Morning AlabamaWXers! This morning, spammers exploited the plugin on our site that displays content to mobile users to redirect to spam sites.

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Meteorology 101:  Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

Meteorology 101: Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

| May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Professor Peters tests your knowledge about hurricane names in this week’s edition of Meteorology 101.

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