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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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