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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, And Morgan Counties Until 2:00AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, And Morgan Counties Until 2:00AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 1:30 am

At 1:29 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Courtland to near Needmore, moving east at 45 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Walker And Winston Counties Until 2:30AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Walker And Winston Counties Until 2:30AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 1:22 am

At 1:21 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northeast of Phil Campbell to near Detroit, moving southeast at 60 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 1:45AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 1:45AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 1:15 am

At 1:28 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Sylvania, or near Rainsville, moving east at 30 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Fayette And Lamar Counties Until 2:30AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Fayette And Lamar Counties Until 2:30AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 1:09 am

At 1:24 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Amory to near Hamilton, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Marion County Until 2:00AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Marion County Until 2:00AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 12:50 am

At 1:30 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Crews to near Haleyville, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for North/North Central Alabama Until 5:00AM CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for North/North Central Alabama Until 5:00AM CDT

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:12 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 5:00AM CDT for North and North Central Alabama.

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Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

| April 26, 2017 @ 9:01 am

It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather watches and warnings immediately. Lead times for tornado warnings have increased dramatically since the implementation of Doppler Radar and false alarm rates continue to drop. Prior to 2007, severe weather warnings were only issued for entire counties. In 2007, the National Weather […]

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Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:59 am

Storm Prediction Center outlooks can be confusing. This post explains what they mean.

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Alabama's Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Likely For The Northern Parts of Central Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Likely For The Northern Parts of Central Alabama

| May 28, 2017 @ 12:03 am

The risk for scattered 50-65 mph gusts and wind damage will likely move into north-central parts of MS and AL during the overnight. The greatest severe-gust risk will probably concentrate over MS and the adjacent counties of AL.

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A Quick Check On Alabama’s Weather Situation At 10:45PM

A Quick Check On Alabama’s Weather Situation At 10:45PM

| May 27, 2017 @ 10:49 pm

A line of strong to severe storms have already moved into the northern parts of that state at the moment, but an even yet stronger line will be moving in from the northwest later into the overnight and early morning hours.

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Severe Threat Overnight; Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North Alabama

Severe Threat Overnight; Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North Alabama

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:08 pm

There is an enhanced damaging wind threat for North Alabama tonight as a line of severe storms drops into the state.

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Headlines

We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

| May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Earlier today, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.

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Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am

On this week’s edition of the Carolina Weather Group’s podcast, the crew will be talking about auto racing and weather. Their guests will be the guys from Racecast Weather, meteorologists Doug Schneider and Scott Martin. If one of those names sound familiar to you, that is because he is one of the meteorologists here on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog.

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PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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Partner News Stories

What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Enjoy The Beach Ball Drop, The Hot Air Balloon Festival Or Jazz In The Park this weekend in this week’s edition of Can’t Miss Alabama.

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Americans Go Hog Wild For Pork As Summer BBQ Season Kicks Off

Americans Go Hog Wild For Pork As Summer BBQ Season Kicks Off

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It’s boom times for pork enthusiasts. Americans celebrating Memorial Day this weekend – the unofficial kick-off to summer and the grilling season – can keep the party going with cheaper pork chops.

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Smoked Chicken Spring Rolls Pack Many Flavors Into An Edible Package

Smoked Chicken Spring Rolls Pack Many Flavors Into An Edible Package

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Alabama’s youngest celebrity chef joined with the owner of Urban Cookhouse at the Market at Pepper Place this morning for some Alabama and Asian fusion.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

May 27, 1973: Two Monster Tornadoes Ravage Parts Of Central Alabama

May 27, 1973: Two Monster Tornadoes Ravage Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

It was an extremely active end to the month of May of 1973 across a large part of the United States due to severe weather. From May 22nd through the 26th, several large and destructive tornadoes struck parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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Meteorology 101:  Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

Meteorology 101: Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

| May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Professor Peters tests your knowledge about hurricane names in this week’s edition of Meteorology 101.

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The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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Spacey Stuff

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

| May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 am

The names given to asteroids and comets is as varied as the interests of the astronomers who discover them.

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Eclipse Glasses Safety

Eclipse Glasses Safety

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 am

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as a full moon, and just as safe to look at. But the partial eclipses lasts 2-3 hours and requires the right kind of protection to prevent eye injury.

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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

| May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Be on the lookout for the Eta Aquariid meteor shower this week, peaking Saturday night May 6 into the 7th.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 592:  Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

| May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the folks behind the ustornadoes.com web site which includes a discussion of storm chasing as it has become today.

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WeatherBrains 591:  Stick Your Nose on the Screen

WeatherBrains 591: Stick Your Nose on the Screen

| May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Mike Wolfinbarger from Warning Decision Technologies talks all about RadarScope, one of the best apps for displaying radar data.

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WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

| May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The discussion for this episode of WeatherBrains centers around the study conducted by a graduating senior at OU trying to answer the question of how broadcast meteorologists can be more effective at communicating severe weather to the public.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, And Limestone Counties Until 1:30AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, And Limestone Counties Until 1:30AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 1:03 am

At 1:02 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Lexington to near Red Bay, moving southeast at 60 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, And Lauderdale Counties Until 1:15AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, And Lauderdale Counties Until 1:15AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 12:33 am

At 12:50 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles northeast of Cherokee to near Sandy Springs, moving southeast at 45 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb, Jackson, And Madison Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb, Jackson, And Madison Counties

| May 27, 2017 @ 10:46 pm

The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, Franklin (TN), And Lincoln (TN) Counties Until 10:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, Franklin (TN), And Lincoln (TN) Counties Until 10:30PM

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

At 10:13 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Stevenson to near Harvest, moving south at 20 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Franklin (TN) And Moore (TN) Counties Until 10:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Franklin (TN) And Moore (TN) Counties Until 10:00PM

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

At 9:48 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Sewanee to Winchester, moving southeast at 25 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Franklin (TN), Lincoln (TN), And Moore (TN) Counties Until 10:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Franklin (TN), Lincoln (TN), And Moore (TN) Counties Until 10:00PM

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

At 9:50 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Winchester to near Fayetteville, moving southeast at 55 mph.

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Do You Know The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning?

Do You Know The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning?

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Knowing the difference between a watch and warning can save your life in a severe weather situation.

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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

| May 27, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

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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A Rare PDS Severe Thunderstorm Watch to the North

A Rare PDS Severe Thunderstorm Watch to the North

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

Not something you see very often, but a rare PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for portions of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.

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Mainly Dry Today, Several Rounds of Storms Ahead

Mainly Dry Today, Several Rounds of Storms Ahead

| May 27, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

It is a very warm and muggy day. We should stay dry today, but storms are not that far away.

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