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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WeatherBrains 584:  The Only Stud Muffins On the Show

WeatherBrains 584: The Only Stud Muffins On the Show

| March 28, 2017 @ 7:11 am

Jim Cantore joins the WeatherBrains gang to discuss his career and thoughts on the field of meteorology.

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Stormy Pattern Continues

Stormy Pattern Continues

| March 26, 2017 @ 7:15 am

Storms remained below severe limits Saturday, but the overall weather pattern for Central Alabama remains stormy for the week ahead, especially Monday afternoon/evening and again Thursday afternoon/evening.

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Stormy Today and in Days Ahead

Stormy Today and in Days Ahead

| March 25, 2017 @ 7:01 am

Central Alabama is in for a period of stormy weather today, and with an active weather pattern forecast, there will be additional storms to contend with in the week ahead.

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WeatherBrains 583:  Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

WeatherBrains 583: Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

| March 21, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

WeatherBrains tackles the issues related to communicating uncertainty when forecasting winter weather even in the Northeast US. It’s always a spirited discussion when Dr. Chuck Doswell joins us.

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Dry but Coolish Day, Warmer Monday

Dry but Coolish Day, Warmer Monday

| March 19, 2017 @ 6:44 am

Look for a nice mid-March Sunday across Central Alabama with highs a little on the cool side with readings in the lower half of the 60s.

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Wet Early, Cooler Sunday

Wet Early, Cooler Sunday

| March 18, 2017 @ 7:02 am

The first half of Saturday will be wet but we dry out for the afternoon and Sunday. Temperatures a little cooler than recent days.

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WeatherBrains 582:  Some Show with Naked People

WeatherBrains 582: Some Show with Naked People

| March 14, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Great WeatherBrains this week with tropical expert Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dakota Smith from the Weather Junkies podcast.

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Few Snowfall Observations

Few Snowfall Observations

| March 12, 2017 @ 11:51 am

Clouds have moved away from North and Central Alabama but temperatures remain a trifle chilly with highs only in the 50s today.

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Dry, Wet, Dry Again and Cold

Dry, Wet, Dry Again and Cold

| March 12, 2017 @ 6:20 am

Rain returns Monday afternoon and evening with much colder conditions for midweek, including a widespread freeze Wednesday and Thursday mornings. More rain Friday.

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A Rather Chilly Pattern for Us

A Rather Chilly Pattern for Us

| March 11, 2017 @ 7:17 am

Alas, winter is not yet over!

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WeatherBrains 581:  We’re a Bunch of Ding Dongs

WeatherBrains 581: We’re a Bunch of Ding Dongs

| March 7, 2017 @ 5:21 am

Taking you behind the scenes of severe weather issuances in the US with the Director of the Storm Prediction Center, Dr. Russ Schneider.

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This Week’s Meteorology 101 from Professor Peters:  Wall Clouds

This Week’s Meteorology 101 from Professor Peters: Wall Clouds

| March 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

No one said that nature would make it easy for meteorologists or storm spotters to identify rotation in a wall cloud. Here is what “Professor Peters” has to say in this week’s Meteorology 101.

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Cloudy but Mild

Cloudy but Mild

| March 5, 2017 @ 6:55 am

Clouds increased overnight but temperatures remain mild. Radars to the west are lighting up with precipitation, but most of it is not reaching the ground. For much of Central Alabama, this system will only manage to produce a few sprinkles.

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Fabulous March Weekend

Fabulous March Weekend

| March 4, 2017 @ 6:52 am

A chilly morning gives way to a fairly warm afternoon for the first weekend of March.

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Dry, Sunny Today, Rain Monday

Dry, Sunny Today, Rain Monday

| February 26, 2017 @ 7:01 am

It is a chilly and crystal clear morning across Alabama. If you draw an east-west line through Prattville, just about every reporting station north of that line is at or below freezing. Our Skywatcher in Black Creek in Etowah County reported a low of 25 this morning with frost. Another Skywatcher in Centre reported 27. […]

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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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