Category: Headlines

Montgomery Radar Is Operational Again!

Montgomery Radar Is Operational Again!

| June 21, 2017 @ 11:51 am

Technicians have successfully repaired the NWS Radar located at Maxwell Air Force Base (KMXX). The radar is now operational and back in service.

Read More

Maxwell AFB Weather Radar Is Back Up And Running

Maxwell AFB Weather Radar Is Back Up And Running

| June 8, 2017 @ 5:45 am

As of 11:09PM on Thursday, June 7th, the prolonged work on KMXX radar for the SLEP has been completed. The radar is operational. Techs will be monitoring stability over the next 24 hours, but the work is complete.

Read More

Auburn NOAA Weatheradio Off the Air

Auburn NOAA Weatheradio Off the Air

| May 29, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

The Auburn NOAA Weatheradio is off the air on this Memorial Day. Technicians are working on the problem.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Central Alabama’s tornado count so far this year is 27, very close to the long term averages.

Read More

Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

| May 10, 2017 @ 10:48 am

Pizitz Middle School will be launching a weather balloon at approximately 12:30PM, and we would like for you to watch as well.

Read More

Preparing For Launch: Pizitz Preparing To Launch Second Weather Balloon

Preparing For Launch: Pizitz Preparing To Launch Second Weather Balloon

| May 10, 2017 @ 5:50 am

6th grade students at Louis Pizitz Middle school will be launching their own weather balloon, PiBaL 2017 on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 PM.

Read More

Mobile Issues This Morning

Mobile Issues This Morning

| May 3, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Good Morning AlabamaWXers! This morning, spammers exploited the plugin on our site that displays content to mobile users to redirect to spam sites.

Read More

April Goes Out with a Bang

April Goes Out with a Bang

| April 30, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

A blizzard in the West, 90s in the East, and severe weather in the Middle of the U.S. April went out with a bang.

Read More

Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

Read More

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

Read More

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

Read More

Drought Conditions Actually Increased Over The Past 7 Days

Drought Conditions Actually Increased Over The Past 7 Days

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Over the past 7 days, we have seen a little increase in the drought conditions across Central Alabama, due to the limited amount of rainfall.

Read More

Arlene Forms:  Rare April Tropical Storm

Arlene Forms: Rare April Tropical Storm

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

The depression over the North Central Atlantic has strengthened enough to become a tropical storm and to get a name.

Read More

Subtropical Depression Forms Over the North Central Atlantic

Subtropical Depression Forms Over the North Central Atlantic

| April 19, 2017 @ 9:43 am

The low over the North Central Atlantic has been classified as a subtropical depression. It should not intensify or affect any land areas.

Read More

Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

| April 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Thanks to all who attended this year’s basic/advanced storm spotter classes at the BJCC in Birmingham; we had a great crowd and really enjoyed the day.

Read More

Weather by the Numbers:  Sunday Morning Lows

Weather by the Numbers: Sunday Morning Lows

| April 9, 2017 @ 11:02 am

It was a crisp, cool morning across North and Central Alabama with lows mostly in the 40s. There were 30s in the normally colder locations.

Read More

Spotter Training in Birmingham Today!

Spotter Training in Birmingham Today!

| April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am

The annual ABC3340 WeatherTeam Spotter Training is Saturday at the BJCC with basic and advanced storm spotter classes led by Brian and a talk by James Spann.

Read More

Guest Post:  Picking a Launch Date by Bella Gentry

Guest Post: Picking a Launch Date by Bella Gentry

| April 7, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Pizitz Middle School sixth grader Bella Gentry penned this guest post about the Launch Weather Officer Training they underwent two weeks ago in preparation for their upcoming balloon launch.

Read More

Good Or Bad Forecast

Good Or Bad Forecast

| April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Weather brings out the best and worst in people. James discusses response to yesterday’s forecast. Over 300 people have commented. Join them!

Read More

Tornado Emergency Issued for Alexandria LA

Tornado Emergency Issued for Alexandria LA

| April 2, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

A tornado emergency has been issued for Alexandria LA. A dangerous tornado may impact the city directly around

Read More

Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

| March 28, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

As of Monday, March 27, 2017, two of those names have been retired from the list of Atlantic storm names… Matthew and Otto. These two names were associated with systems that wreaked havoc through the Caribbean just last year.

Read More

Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

Yesterday’s storms were generally hail producers, but one produced a good bit of wind damage on Birmingham’s East Side.

Read More

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Drought conditions improve slightly over the past week, with the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that the only part of the area in extreme drought conditions are located in the southern parts of Jefferson County and just very small parts of Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Shelby counties. The rest of Central Alabama are […]

Read More