Alabama's Weather

Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

| February 27, 2017 @ 6:40 am

RADAR CHECK: We have patches of rain over North/Central Alabama early this morning as an active pattern begins across the Deep South. The air over the northern half of the state will be stable today, and the only part of Alabama with a risk of strong storms will come over the southwest counties, where SPC […]

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Sunny Sunday, Rain Tomorrow, Warm Tuesday, Severe Storms Wednesday

Sunny Sunday, Rain Tomorrow, Warm Tuesday, Severe Storms Wednesday

| February 26, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Tweaking the forecast early on this Sunday afternoon. JB would call it “severe clear” today in describing the weather across all of Alabama this afternoon. The closest clouds are over eastern Texas, Arkansas and extreme northwesterly Louisiana. Showers are already showing up across Missouri and northwestern Arkansas ahead of the next system which is a […]

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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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Partner News Stories

Tim Lewis and the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Commemorate ‘Bloody Tuesday’

Tim Lewis and the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Commemorate ‘Bloody Tuesday’

| February 27, 2017 @ 5:00 am

It was a cloudy day when I visited with Tim Lewis in Tuscaloosa last week – appropriate. Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 grace history books, draw presidents and civil rights leaders to anniversary marches, and live as a reminder of that horrible time when many thought they were better […]

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On This Day in Alabama History (2/26/1930): Sara Crews Finley Was Born in Lineville

On This Day in Alabama History (2/26/1930): Sara Crews Finley Was Born in Lineville

| February 26, 2017 @ 7:34 am

Medical geneticist Sara Crews Finley was born in Lineville. She and her husband, Wayne Finley, co-founded the UAB Laboratory of Medical Genetics, the first medical genetics program in the Southeast, which they oversaw for more than 30 years. Throughout her career, Sara Finley authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and was the first woman […]

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Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

| February 26, 2017 @ 4:00 am

By Linda Brannon Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming up this weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and ending at midnight Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabama shoppers will get a break from the state’s 4 percent sales tax on common items needed for a natural disaster or even a general emergency. Certain […]

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

February 20`5 was a cold month across Alabama with average temperatures for the month running some 8-10 degrees below normal. With all that cold, snow lovers would be licking their chops all month for that one really big snow. In Birmingham, the week before Valentine’s Day was relatively balmy with highs in the 60s on […]

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Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:53 am

Our Resident Satellite Expert and General Man About Town Sheldon Kusselson has a trick for seeing snow in the mountains when the WSR-88D radar network can’t… Sheldon may be gracing our site with more posts in coming days. Follow him at @wxman27. CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments

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Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

The tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on February 23, 1975 just before 3 p.m. CST was not only the strongest tornado that struck the State of Alabama that year, it was the deadliest. Weather maps that Sunday morning showed a low pressure system over North Central Mississippi. The low was not very strong. At 6 a.m. […]

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Spacey Stuff

Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am

A WeatherBrains listener had a great question: “Venus is so bright tonight it looks closer. I know we’re nearing the end of the Venus viewing time in the evening sky, is it getting closer?” Venus is getting closer and will continue to do so until the end of March. Each night this week Venus will […]

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2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:21 am

The International Space Station will be making a pass through the sky over Alabama this evening and it will give you a great chance to see it! It will be visible to the naked eye and will look like a fast moving plane, only hundreds of miles higher and moving thousands of miles an hour […]

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Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

| February 15, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

You may have noticed the first entry in our new Spacey Stuff Category earlier this week by new AlabamaWX Contributor Tony Rice. If you haven’t, make sure to check it out. Tony grew up in Southern California in the path of space shuttle orbiters landing at Edwards Air Force Base and has been looking up […]

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WeatherBrains Podcast

March is National Weather Podcast Month

March is National Weather Podcast Month

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:59 am

Fourteen years ago, we wanted to do a weather talk show, but it was just too difficult to set up an arrangement with a local station, buy the time, sell the ads and drive to produce a broadcast each week. Then podcasting happened. Podcasts are just online talk shows. We designed the WeatherBrains podcast for […]

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Should Private Weather Companies Issue Their Own Weather Alerts to the Public?

Should Private Weather Companies Issue Their Own Weather Alerts to the Public?

| February 26, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

Should anyone be issuing severe weather warnings for the public beside the National Weather Service? One company, MetLoop, is going to this year. This Northwest Florida based company, comprised mainly of retired Air Force meteorologists, purports a 95% +/- forecast accuracy and 30 to 60 minute advance alerts for hail, wind, rain and tornadoes. They […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

Chilly Night Ahead for Central Alabama

Chilly Night Ahead for Central Alabama

| February 25, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

It was a cool and breezy day across North and Central Alabama behind an early morning cold front. Across the Tennessee Valley, highs were in the lower 50s. The I-20 Corridor checked in fairly uniformly around 60F. Winds were breezy out of the northwest, gusting to 25 mph at times. Skies cleared fairly quickly, making […]

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Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

| February 25, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Severe thunderstorm watches are lined up along the Mid-Atlantic Coast this afternoon , from southern Vermont and eastern New York to just west of new York City to Philadelphia, Baltimore, eastern D.C., Richmond and into southeastern Virginia. Those are severe thunderstorm warnings in bright yellow. Also found out that there has only been one February […]

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Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

| February 25, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

The cold front moved through overnight, the sky has cleared, and a new air mass is ushering into the state. It is a brisk day with gusty northwest winds and much cooler as temperatures are mainly in the upper 50s across Central Alabama, while 40s are hanging on in North Alabama, and 60s and 70s […]

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On This Day in Alabama History (2/25): Davey Allison Inducted into State Sports Hall of Fame

On This Day in Alabama History (2/25): Davey Allison Inducted into State Sports Hall of Fame

| February 25, 2017 @ 7:17 am

NASCAR driver Davey Allison was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on what would have been his 34th birthday. A member of the Alabama Gang, a group of successful NASCAR drivers from the state that included his father and uncle, Allison won the 1987 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year. He […]

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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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Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:48 am

Thunderstorms are moving into Etowah County as we approach 1 a.m. early on this Saturday morning. They will coninue into DeKalb and Cherokee Counties as they slowly weaken. Showers over West Central Alabama ahead of a cold front are weakening also. They are over parts of Marion Lamar, Fayette, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties. They will […]

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Strong Storms Over North Central Alabama

Strong Storms Over North Central Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:41 pm

Strong storms are moving across northeastern Walker and Cullman Counties at this hour. They will bring heavy rain, lightning, 40 mph wind gusts and some small hail. The storms will affect Blount County over the next 90 minutes. They should stay mainly north of Jefferson County. Storms over eastern Mississippi have weakened considerably. The strongest […]

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Strong Storms Over Fayette County; Will Affect Walker and Winston; Mississippi Storms Moving East Too

Strong Storms Over Fayette County; Will Affect Walker and Winston; Mississippi Storms Moving East Too

| February 24, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

UPDATE 1055PM Those strong storms over southeastern Winston and northwestern Walker County are capable of producing wind gusts of 40 mph and one half inch hail as they move northeast at 45 mph. They will move into Cullman County within the next hour. The storms over eastern Mississippi are falling apart now. ORIGINAL POST Those […]

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Showers About to Build into Storms, Move into Lamar, Fayette Counties

Showers About to Build into Storms, Move into Lamar, Fayette Counties

| February 24, 2017 @ 9:19 pm

Showers over West Central Alabama and East Central Mississippi are trying to become storms. They extend from Marion through Lamar and into Lowndes County, Mississippi. The cells northeast of Columbus are moving into Lamar County between Vernon and Millport. Those are close to producing lightning. This activity will move across Lamar County and into Fayette […]

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Strong Storms over Northwest Alabama

Strong Storms over Northwest Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

Strong storms are over Northwest Alabama this evening. One intense thunderstorm is over eastern Lauderdale County in Northwest Alabama, northwest of Athens. It will clip northwestern Limestone County before passing into Tennessee. Another storm is over Lawrence County northwest of Moulton. Not much else going in the state at this hour. There are showers over […]

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A 7:20 pm Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

A 7:20 pm Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

| February 24, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

After a very warm day that saw every one of the 8 major reporting stations in Alabama except Mobile set a record high for the date, a change to colder is coming. 81s were wild across the northern half of the state, with 81F being reported at Muscle Shoals, Huntsville, Anniston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Montgomery […]

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A Record Day Across Central Alabama

A Record Day Across Central Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

A ridge of high pressure over Alabama on Friday, southerly winds and a strong late winter sun conspired to bring record high temperatures to Alabama. Every major reporting station in the state except for Mobile established new record highs for the date. Here are the records and old records: Muscle Shoals 81/78 Huntsville 81/77 Anniston […]

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