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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Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Extended Westward; Rainfall Along Gulf Coast Major Threat

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Extended Westward; Rainfall Along Gulf Coast Major Threat

| June 20, 2017 @ 9:53 am

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three continues to get better organized and will be Tropical Storm Cindy soon.

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June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

| June 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

A highly acclaimed documentary is being shown tonight in Birmingham as part of our Sidewalk Film Festival’s Screen Talk Series.

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Three Moving North Northwest Across the Gulf of Mexico

Three Moving North Northwest Across the Gulf of Mexico

| June 19, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is moving north northwestward across the southern Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Cindy soon. It will bring heavy rain, high surf, wind and tornadoes to the Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Storm Bret Moving Across Trinidad and Tobago

Tropical Storm Bret Moving Across Trinidad and Tobago

| June 19, 2017 @ 9:47 pm

Tropical Storm Bret is moving Trinidad and Tobago tonight with top winds of 40 mph. The storm will track just north of the coast of Venezuela overnight and Tuesday morning. The impact of the air flow off the land mass and increasing wind shear will eventually weaken the storm and it should lose its tropical […]

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An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 9:30 p.m.

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 9:30 p.m.

| June 19, 2017 @ 9:27 pm

The cold front has stalled just south of I-20 this evening. Showers and storms continue over West Alabama where some heavy rain is falling.

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Hello Bret!

Hello Bret!

| June 19, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

The disturbance approaching the southeastern Caribbean has been named Tropical Storm Bret. It is expected to dissipate over the next 72 hours however, due to land interaction and increasing wind shear.

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A Few Quick Notes on PTC2

A Few Quick Notes on PTC2

| June 19, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is not very organized but does have surface winds of tropical storm force well removed from the center according to the Hurricane Hunter aircraft that is investigating. Will it be named soon?

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

| June 19, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Birmingham’s amazing food scene was recently recognized in a featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out travel editor Larry Bleiberg’s take on our city.

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On This Date in 1972:  Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

On This Date in 1972: Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

| June 19, 2017 @ 6:50 am

On this date in 1972, Hurricane Agnes moved ashore in the Florida panhandle as a weak Category 1 storm.

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Strong Storms Push Eastward

Strong Storms Push Eastward

| June 18, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Strong storms continue to push eastward tonight across North and Central Alabama with heavy rain, dangerous lightning and gusty winds. They are not severe now but still have some potential to.

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A Sunday Evening Look at the Tropics

A Sunday Evening Look at the Tropics

| June 18, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

The low pressure system east of the Yucatan that is forecast to move into the Gulf remains poorly defined this afternoon but is likely to become a tropical depression this week.

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Storms Entering the Birmingham Area, West Alabama

Storms Entering the Birmingham Area, West Alabama

| June 18, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

Storms are affecting the Birmingham area at this hour and a line of storms is entering West Alabama. They are not severe at this time, but there is still a threat of damaging winds through the evening hours.

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New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

| June 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

The New York Times featured Birmingham a couple of weeks ago in its Thirty Six Hours series, another feather in the area’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination.

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Flooding, Slight Risk Area Expanded and Tropical Mischief for Father’s Day

Flooding, Slight Risk Area Expanded and Tropical Mischief for Father’s Day

| June 18, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

Two fronts and a potential tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico will make for an interesting week ahead in Central Alabama’s weather.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued for Parts of Autauga, Lowndes and Montgomery Counties Until 2:30 p.m. CDT

Areal Flood Warning Issued for Parts of Autauga, Lowndes and Montgomery Counties Until 2:30 p.m. CDT

| June 18, 2017 @ 11:43 am

An Areal Flood Warning is in effect until 2:30 p.m. for Montgomery and areas to the North and West where 3-6 inches of rain has fallen today so far. Several roads are flooded and low lying areas inundated.

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