Category: Hodgepodge

Interesting Discussion Note

Interesting Discussion Note

| September 23, 2017 @ 11:11 am

A look at how important data is when forecasting hurricanes/tropical storms with a focus on one paragraph of the NHC discussion on Maria.

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Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

| August 21, 2017 @ 6:56 am

The amount of bad information concerning today’s event is scary. Here are some notes this morning to set the record straight. *A total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. today from the Pacific to the Atlantic for the first time in 99 years. Understand, there have been 26 solar eclipses visible over parts of the […]

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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

DJ- PerForM

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Who’s Your Astronomer?

Who’s Your Astronomer?

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and WeatherBrains Contributor Tony Rice will be sharing his weekly astronomy column with us here on Alabama. It will start regularly appearing next Tuesday, February 21st. Welcome Tony to the team! His Twitter account is @RTPHokie! Don’t get me wrong, I’m of course all for getting people outside and enjoying […]

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Bye To January, Hello To February

Bye To January, Hello To February

| February 1, 2017 @ 10:17 am

February is the last month of meteorological winter, but astronomical winter doesn’t actually end until March 20th at 5:29 AM CST. The traditional midpoint of winter is on February 2nd. Most people call this day “Groundhog’s Day,” but it is also known as “Candlemas Day,” the Christian festival of lights. February is generally a sunnier […]

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January 31st:  Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

January 31st: Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

| January 31, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

Look to the west immediately after sunset and you will be wowed by the show that the moon, Venus and Mars will be putting on for your viewing pleasure. According to WeatherBrains’ Resident Astronomer Tony Rice (@RTPHokie), the trio will form a nearly right triangle in the western sky this evening. The weather will be […]

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Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

| January 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Please make plans to attend the first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 24th. The chapter is excited to have Tim Marshall as the guest speaker. Tim is a renowned speaker within the meteorological community and avid storm chaser. He will certainly have some incredible stories and images of his many days spent chasing tornadoes. […]

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Happy New Year! Birmingham’s January Weather Infographic

Happy New Year! Birmingham’s January Weather Infographic

| January 10, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

Welcome to a new year, and to what usually ranks as the coldest month on the calendar for the city of Birmingham. The average high for the entire month of January is 52.8 degrees, while the average low is 32.3 degrees. The month starts off on New Year’s Day with the average high at 53 […]

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Apps And Winter Weather; Bad Mix

Apps And Winter Weather; Bad Mix

| January 10, 2017 @ 6:55 am

We live in the “age of information”, yet ignorance and misinformation seem to be at an all-time high. Those of us in the weather enterprise laugh at journalists upset over “fake news”… welcome to our world. We have been fighting this for a long time. Our biggest issues come from weather enthusiasts, or Internet entrepreneurs […]

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Taking Time to Enjoy Some Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

Taking Time to Enjoy Some Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

| January 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Because winter weather took center stage on Friday, our weekly edition of Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter was abbreviated. Be sure to take time today to enjoy some of our favorite stories from across the lovely state of Alabama! Boxing champion Deontay Wilder announces fourth Birmingham bout Alabama academic researchers work to power new […]

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Traffic Update

Traffic Update

| January 7, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

Still getting flooded with specific traffic questions this evening… again, I am a meteorologist, not a highway engineer, and all I can do is let you see the current real time situation… most of the issues are in the Birmingham metro. See the map below… NOTES… *While most roads are dry, icy spots remain *Biggest […]

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Let’s Talk Traffic

Let’s Talk Traffic

| January 7, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

After last night’s winter storm, we have a bright sunny, but very cold day. The high will be around 30 degrees for most. The weather forecast is the easy part. But, due to horrible icy/snowy conditions traffic was a nightmare in the Birmingham metro this morning, and I am being inundated with traffic questions. Unfortunately, […]

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Good News Stories From Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

Good News Stories From Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

| January 6, 2017 @ 12:32 pm

Our Alabama NewsCenter friends bring us more Good News Stories from across the lovely state of Alabama! Because we are keeping our focus on winter weather updates, we are posting an abbreviated list of our favorite stories with a link to see the entire line-up of Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter. Here they are: […]

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Remembering the Best of 2016 and Looking Forward to the New Year With Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

Remembering the Best of 2016 and Looking Forward to the New Year With Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

| December 30, 2016 @ 11:25 am

As we ring in the New Year, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter show us that festivities abound and highlight the best of 2016!  Here are some of our favorite stories. Take a hike this New Year’s Day at one of these six Alabama State Parks A quick how-to guide to ring in the New Year […]

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Alabama NewsCenter Brings Holiday Joy with More GoodNews Stories!

Alabama NewsCenter Brings Holiday Joy with More GoodNews Stories!

| December 16, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

From the 2016 holiday gift guide to Can’t Miss Alabama events and from homemade goodies to hometown heroes, this week’s edition of GoodNews Stories from Alabama NewsCenter will put you in the holiday spirit!  Here are a few of our favorite stories. More than 30 Crimson Tide student-athletes graduate from the University of Alabama Santa […]

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More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

| December 2, 2016 @ 11:31 am

From the festive events to football championships, from community outreach to scientific advances, and from building businesses to building relationships, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us good news stories from across Alabama. Here are a few of our favorites! There is something for everyone this holiday season in Can’t Miss Alabama Crimson Tide and […]

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Here’s the Latest Good News from  the Alabama News Center

Here’s the Latest Good News from the Alabama News Center

| November 28, 2016 @ 10:18 am

The AlabamaWX Blog is in severe weather mode, but take a second to peruse some uplifting stories from this week’s Alabama News Center roundup. Pies and popcorn are just two of the Alabama products featured in this week’s positive look at news from our state in the Alabama News Center roundup. Love is the main […]

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Spectacular Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Inspire & Delight!

Spectacular Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Inspire & Delight!

| November 18, 2016 @ 10:42 am

From space exploration to satsumas, from buttery bags to burgeoning businesses, and from holiday festivals to Hall of Fame artists, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us stellar news from across the state and even more reasons to give thanks! Football preview: Saban goes ‘Shawshank’ to keep top-ranked Tide focused; Auburn hosts Alabama A&M Skate […]

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Celebrating Veteran’s Day With Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

Celebrating Veteran’s Day With Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| November 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

This week, we pay homage to America’s service men and women by bringing you Good News Stories from our Alabama NewsCenter partners. This week’s edition highlights events that honor the brave men and women who have protected our country. Can’t Miss Alabama honors and celebrates veterans Football preview: Top-ranked Crimson Tide awaits Mississippi State; Auburn […]

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Set Those Clocks Back Tonight

Set Those Clocks Back Tonight

| November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

A friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends tonight. We fall back on Standard Time at 2AM in the morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back before heading to bed, and gain that extra hour of sleep tonight. With the time changing, that means more sun in the mornings, while evenings will be dark. […]

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Alabama Happenings & Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

Alabama Happenings & Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| November 4, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

From football, festivals and fresh food to national parks to new productions, our Alabama NewsCenter friends inspire us to get out and enjoy all the happenings across our beautiful state.  Here is a sampling of some of our favorite good news stories this week: Football Preview: ‘No magical potion’ as Alabama faces LSU; Auburn hosts the ‘Dores Spend […]

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More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

| October 28, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

Each week we are proud to bring you Good News Stories from across our lovely state, as reported by our Alabama NewsCenter partners.  Here are our favorite stories this week! Football preview: Auburn faces Ole Miss; Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State in 75th Magic City Classic Celebrate the Magic City Classic and Halloween fun this […]

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Find Out What Is Happening Across Alabama With Alabama NewsCenter’s Good News Stories

Find Out What Is Happening Across Alabama With Alabama NewsCenter’s Good News Stories

| October 21, 2016 @ 11:05 am

From fall festivities to football, from industrial vacancies to innovation visions, from startups to pop-ups, and from hummingbirds to haunted houses, our Alabama NewsCenter partners bring us more reasons to celebrate and take pride in our great state.  Here are some of this week’s top stories: Football preview: Top-ranked Crimson Tide faces No.6 Texas A&M; Auburn hosts […]

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Festivals, Football & Innovative Feats – Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Share More Good News Stories!

Festivals, Football & Innovative Feats – Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Share More Good News Stories!

| October 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am

From to block prints to Broadway stardom, from shrimp festivals to state-of-the-art sawmills, and from ‘Hey Day’ to Halloween safety, our Alabama NewsCenter partners bring us more reasons to take pride in Alabama. Here are a few of our favorite good news stories: Football preview: Third Saturday in October finds heated rivals Alabama, Tennessee in […]

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Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends Make Us Alabama-Proud

Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends Make Us Alabama-Proud

| October 7, 2016 @ 10:44 am

From Marvel comics to motorcycles, from Oktoberfest to football, and from cursive to clean-up, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us more Good News Stories! This weekend’s edition describes Can’t Miss Alabama events across our state, highlights rising Alabama Makers, and reminds of us of the many reasons to be Alabama-proud. Football preview: Crimson Tide, Tigers […]

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Prepare for Takeoff:  Start Your Weekend with Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter!

Prepare for Takeoff: Start Your Weekend with Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter!

| September 30, 2016 @ 11:29 am

From Fiesta, festivals & flea markets to ships, planes & automobiles, our Alabama NewsCenter Partners capture what is happening across our state and people who are making Alabama great.  Get your weekend started with these good news stories! Enjoy a weekend of Fiesta, festivals, flea markets, art shows and more! Football preview: Lashlee takes over AU […]

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Soaring to New Heights — Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

Soaring to New Heights — Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

| September 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am

From Airbus to artistic expression, from channels of communication to coal country, and from musicians to medical advances, our Alabama NewsCenter friends inspire us with Good News Stories from across the state.  Here are a few of our favorites! Samford senior sports marketing student chosen for coveted ESPN internship Alabama jobs rising in manufacturing, bioscience […]

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Get Your Weekend Started With Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

Get Your Weekend Started With Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

| September 16, 2016 @ 11:20 am

Start your weekend with a look at upcoming events and a look back at this week’s Good News stories from across Alabama!  From fall football to fairs & festivals, from restoring faith to Restoration Academy, and from Paralympics to porch swings, there is plenty to make you Alabama proud in the latest from our friends at Alabama NewsCenter. […]

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A Festive Collection of Stories from the Alabama News Center

A Festive Collection of Stories from the Alabama News Center

| September 9, 2016 @ 1:04 pm

It’s Festival Time across Alabama and some great events headline this week’s collection of Good News from the Alabama News Center! Football Preview:  Crimson Tide takes on the Hilltoppers as Auburn hosts Malzahn’s former team Art, music and festivals brighten up this Can’t Miss Alabama weekend St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival Kicks Off in […]

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