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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All’s Quiet at Noon; Assessing the Severe Weather Situation

All’s Quiet at Noon; Assessing the Severe Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Here’s a detailed look at the evolution and intensity of today’s severe weather system as of noon.

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New SPC Outlook Out:  No Real Change

New SPC Outlook Out: No Real Change

| April 22, 2017 @ 11:32 am

The new SPC Day One was issued at 11:30. The current forecast thinking still is on track for a round of severe weather late this afternoon and evening across parts of Alabama.

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Good News to Report:  Showers Dissipating, But Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon, Evening

Good News to Report: Showers Dissipating, But Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon, Evening

| April 22, 2017 @ 9:44 am

The good news is that showers are dissipating across North Alabama making for dry conditions for today’s big events.

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Severe Threat Late This Afternoon and Evening

Severe Threat Late This Afternoon and Evening

| April 22, 2017 @ 9:25 am

Much of North and Central Alabama has a severe weather threat for this afternoon and evening as a strong storm system approaches. Damaging winds and hail are the main threats.

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Radar Update at 8:15 a.m.: Most Folks Stay Dry, But Keep Rain Gear Handy

Radar Update at 8:15 a.m.: Most Folks Stay Dry, But Keep Rain Gear Handy

| April 22, 2017 @ 8:14 am

An update on recent radar and model trends for a busy Saturday across Central Alabama.

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It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

| April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 am

When severe weather threatens, stack the odds in your favor by having a plan and a reliable way to get warnings immediately.

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Late Night Look at the Saturday Severe Weather Threat

Late Night Look at the Saturday Severe Weather Threat

| April 22, 2017 @ 1:35 am

Storms to our west are weakening late tonight but a line of strong storms will affect the northern half of the state Saturday afternoon and evening wind the potential for damaging winds and hail.

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Northeast Mississippi Storm Weakens, No Longer Severe

Northeast Mississippi Storm Weakens, No Longer Severe

| April 21, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

The storm entering Colbert and Franklin Counties in Northwest Alabama is no longer severe, but will have lots of lightning, gusty winds and small hail.

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Potentially Tornadic Storm in Northeast Mississippi

Potentially Tornadic Storm in Northeast Mississippi

| April 21, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

We are monitoring potentially tornadic storms in Northeast Mississippi that could affect Franklin or Colbert Counties just after 9 p.m.

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Radar Check at 12:30 pm Shows Increasing Showers and Storms Over North Alabama

Radar Check at 12:30 pm Shows Increasing Showers and Storms Over North Alabama

| April 21, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

There may be isolated severe storms over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama, with main threats being hail and damaging winds.

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Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

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Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on this Weekend’s Rainfall, Severe Weather Threat

Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on this Weekend’s Rainfall, Severe Weather Threat

| April 20, 2017 @ 7:33 pm

Saturday is Earth Day, a celebration of our planet. Will nature provide the fireworks? Satellite Sheldon says…

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Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

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Arlene Forms:  Rare April Tropical Storm

Arlene Forms: Rare April Tropical Storm

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

The depression over the North Central Atlantic has strengthened enough to become a tropical storm and to get a name.

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