Author Archive: Brian Peters

Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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Much Cooler After Record Warmth

Much Cooler After Record Warmth

| February 25, 2017 @ 7:09 am

After a Friday that saw record worth including a number of new records, the weekend will be much colder with highs mainly in the upper 50s. New record highs for February 24th were set for Birmingham (81), Montgomery (83), Muscle Shoals (81), and Huntsville (81). It is also interesting to note that the coolest place […]

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WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:18 am

WeatherBrains Episode 579 is now online (February 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight we take on the topic of the upcoming 2017 National Weather Association (NWA) annual meeting which will be held in Garden Grove, CA, from September 16-21, 2017. You can find all […]

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Foggy Then Sunny and Warm

Foggy Then Sunny and Warm

| February 19, 2017 @ 9:02 am

A dense fog advisory is in effect for all of Alabama until at least 8 am, so use caution if you are going to be out early. The fog and low clouds should give way by the middle of the morning to sunshine for much of the day with highs climbing into the lower and […]

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Wet Beginning for Your Weekend

Wet Beginning for Your Weekend

| February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Cloudy along with a bit of a wet start to your morning as an upper level low over Missouri traverses the Southeast US today. You can expect to see clouds for much of the day while the threat of rain will be diminishing during the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures will warm a little in […]

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Cloudy and Mild with Showers, Cooler Monday

Cloudy and Mild with Showers, Cooler Monday

| February 12, 2017 @ 7:03 am

Cloudy skies cover much of the Southeast US this morning with temperatures quite warm as readings fell little over night. The temperature at my weather station in Helena fell only 5 degrees from the high of 71 yesterday to a low so far this morning of only 66. So even with the clouds in place […]

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Cloudy but Warm with Some Rain

Cloudy but Warm with Some Rain

| February 11, 2017 @ 6:58 am

Your Saturday is going to be unseasonably warm since warm air advection kicked in over night. As you can see from the temperature plot at my station in Helena, the temperature was falling pretty much as expected until 10 pm when it leveled off for the rest of the night as the warm air advection […]

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WeatherBrains 577:  Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

WeatherBrains 577: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

| February 7, 2017 @ 5:59 am

WeatherBrains Episode 577 is now online (February 6, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is author Wayne Neely. Mr. Neely attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados, where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting. He is an international speaker, […]

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Weather 101:  Hole Punch Clouds

Weather 101: Hole Punch Clouds

| February 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

I am excited to be contributing my library of Weather 101 stories to the blog. Look for a couple of them each week as we renew our commitment to Alabamians with the best weather information and other relevant content. – Brian Peters I’ve never had the opportunity to see one in 50 years in the […]

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Wet and Cool for Your Sunday

Wet and Cool for Your Sunday

| February 5, 2017 @ 7:10 am

First, let’s celebrate National Weatherperson’s Day for 2017! Hope you didn’t forget to get your favorite weatherperson a nice gift or at least a card! In the Southeast US it is going to be a cool and somewhat wet National Weatherperson’s Day. Light rain and showers are a bit more prevalent than I thought they […]

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Sunny but Cool

Sunny but Cool

| February 4, 2017 @ 6:54 am

Satellite image this morning showed clear skies with just some streaks of passing cirrus clouds. Temperatures had really dropped off, and the Skywatcher at Black Creek in Etowah County reported a low of 18 degrees. With plenty of sunshine beating down on the landscape, highs should climb well into the lower 50s, just a few […]

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WeatherBrains 576:  Kevin Goes Down the Tubes

WeatherBrains 576: Kevin Goes Down the Tubes

| February 1, 2017 @ 6:39 am

WeatherBrains Episode 576 is now online (January 31, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Joining us for this episode is the newly retired former Meteorologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Birmingham, AL, Jim Stefkovich. Stefkovich launched his career with NOAA’s National Weather Service […]

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WeatherBrains 575:  Brian, Quit Muting; Guest: Tim Marshall

WeatherBrains 575: Brian, Quit Muting; Guest: Tim Marshall

| January 25, 2017 @ 7:38 am

WeatherBrains Episode 575 is now online (January 24, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! One of the biggest guests we’ve ever had joins us from the NWA Chapter meeting in Birmingham, Tim Marshall. Tim has worked a long time with assessing storm damage and conducting storm […]

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