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Sunday Afternoon National Highlights:  More Wind and Rain for Northern California

Sunday Afternoon National Highlights: More Wind and Rain for Northern California

| February 19, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

I loved when JB Elliott, our late mentor and friend, used to use NOAA Weatheradio on fair weather days to highlight interesting weather going on in other parts of the country. Here are a few notes from around the Fruited Plain: …A major storm is set to impact Northern California with another “atmospheric river” event. […]

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Atmospheric River Wreaks Havoc in the West

Atmospheric River Wreaks Havoc in the West

| February 18, 2017 @ 11:13 am

Southwestern California is picking up, cleaning up and drying out after its worst winter storm since March 20, 2011. A strong storm system crashing onshore was accompanied by an atmospheric river that produced amazing rainfall, as well as snowfall in the mountains. Wait you say, there’s a new weather term I haven’t heard very much. […]

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The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/17/2017

The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/17/2017

| February 17, 2017 @ 10:19 am

Some great news… As of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor that was released on Thursday, not a single part of Alabama is defined in extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Much of the northern half of Central Alabama still remains in severe drought conditions, but that area has reduced from over 27% of the state to […]

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The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/13/2017

The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/13/2017

| February 13, 2017 @ 11:29 am

As of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor that was released on Thursday, conditions are still relatively similar from the previous week. Only a very small sliver of Central Alabama remains in an extreme drought condition, including parts of Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties. Most of the northern half of Central Alabama […]

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It’s Here! A New Look and More Content for AlabamaWX

It’s Here! A New Look and More Content for AlabamaWX

| February 12, 2017 @ 10:45 pm

The site looks a little different this morning! It’s no longer a test, it’s the real thing. James has prepared a 6 minute orientation video to the new look blog. Please take time to watch it and get familiar with the look. You’ve come to count on the AlabamaWX Weather Blog for the very latest […]

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The Maine Event

The Maine Event

| February 12, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

A dynamic storm system, the second major snow storm in less than a week, was battering the Northeast Sunday night. Deepening low pressure was southeast of Nantucket, off the Massachusetts coast late Sunday night. This low is expected to rotate up into the Gulf of Maine overnight and explode into an intense storm. The minimum […]

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Weather Roundup for 2/10/17: Winter Heat in the Plains; Winter Not Far Away

Weather Roundup for 2/10/17: Winter Heat in the Plains; Winter Not Far Away

| February 10, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

A big ridge of high pressure across the Southern Plains, as well as downslope from the Rockies will lead to some hot weather over northeastern Mexico, the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma today. It was already a sizzling 90F at Canadian in the Texas Panhandle at noon and 90F at Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle.. There […]

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The Weather Roundup for 2/8/17: Record Highs to Big Time Snows

The Weather Roundup for 2/8/17: Record Highs to Big Time Snows

| February 8, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

TUESDAY’S SEVERE WEATHER A few photos from tornado damage in NO East indicating EF3 damage. Bent metal transmission lines & complete loss of roof on multiple homes pic.twitter.com/Fe8lsVdE1c — NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) February 8, 2017 Latest update from the survey team exploring the damage in New Orleans East caused by the tornado has been […]

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Another Tornado Threatening New Orleans

Another Tornado Threatening New Orleans

| February 7, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

A new tornado warning has just been issued for New Orleans. The greatest threat is going to be along the Bank, from Marrero to Gretna and Terrytown. LaPalco in Westwego is nuder the gun now. It will be moving along the West Bank Expressway. It will eventually affect Chalmette around 12:35. Strong indications of rotation. […]

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Significant Tornado Damage in New Orleans East

Significant Tornado Damage in New Orleans East

| February 7, 2017 @ 11:50 am

A damaging tornado struck New Orleans East around 11:20 a.m. According to ProjectNOLA on Twitter, New Orleans Police Units are reporting major damage to homes and structures from Crowder to Read between Dwyer and Chef. This is in New Orleans East just south of I-20. NOPD is requesting all available officers to New Orleans East […]

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Tornado Emergency for Madisonville, Louisiana

Tornado Emergency for Madisonville, Louisiana

| February 7, 2017 @ 10:59 am

The NWS in Slidell has issued a tornado emergency for Madisonville, Louisiana. They are very concerned that the large, wedge tornado may go right through the town of Madisonville. CLOSER TO HOME For us in Central Alabama, the good news is that the current rain and thunderstorms are serving to stabilize the atmosphere, decreasing the […]

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Strong Indications of a Tornado Approaching Hammond, Covington, Mandeville Areas in Louisiana

Strong Indications of a Tornado Approaching Hammond, Covington, Mandeville Areas in Louisiana

| February 7, 2017 @ 10:18 am

PDS TORNADO WARNING The NWS in Slidell has issued a rare PDS Tornado Warning for the storm crossing I-55 south of Hammond. It is moving toward Mandeville and Covington. Here is a partial text of the warning: BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Tornado Warning National Weather Service New Orleans LA 1032 AM CST TUE FEB […]

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