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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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Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Pizitz Middle School Sixth grader Faye Miceli penned this guest post about their exciting adventures in weather leading up to their weather balloon launch.

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Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:45 am

The sixth grade science teachers at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia kicked off their second annual weather balloon launch yesterday with a special training session for 395 Launch Weather Officers.

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Learning To Be Launch Weather Officers

Learning To Be Launch Weather Officers

| March 21, 2017 @ 7:35 am

Nearly 400 sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School will receive some meteorological training as they learn to be Launch Weather Officers for their weather balloon project.

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Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/16/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/16/2017

| March 16, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

Rainfall from this past week has helped us some in the drought department, but we are still far from getting out of drought conditions in Central Alabama.

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Satellite Sheldon Updates Us on the Cherry Blossom Crisis

Satellite Sheldon Updates Us on the Cherry Blossom Crisis

| March 15, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

A low of 22F in Washington D.C. overnight means that the early growth of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin may have experienced severe damage.

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Satellite Sheldon: An Update for the Northeast; It Doesn’t Look Good for the Cherry Blossoms

Satellite Sheldon: An Update for the Northeast; It Doesn’t Look Good for the Cherry Blossoms

| March 13, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

An update on the nor’easter forecast from the satellite perspective, but things don’t look good for DC’s cherry blossoms.

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Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on the Nor’Easter

Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on the Nor’Easter

| March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am

The upcoming nor’easter is like the 1888 storm and the Superstorm of 1993 in that they were huge storms that ended thoughts of an early spring.

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Surf’s Up Along the Alabama and Northwest Florida Coast

Surf’s Up Along the Alabama and Northwest Florida Coast

| March 6, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

Strong southerly flow along the coastal sections of Alabama and Northwest Florida is causing high waves of up to 7 feet and dangerous rip currents. The conditions have prompted a rare High Surf Advisory along the beautiful beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.

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National Weather Roundup for Sunday, March 5, 2017

National Weather Roundup for Sunday, March 5, 2017

| March 5, 2017 @ 10:43 am

Nationally, a big storm out West is bringing snows to the Sierras and Rockies and a critical fire danger to the Plains again today. A long fetch of wind across Florida and the Gulf is causing rip current concerns. And wind chills in the Northeast were running -25F this morning. Just a few of the national highlights…

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Spann Between the Storms

Spann Between the Storms

| March 5, 2017 @ 6:53 am

When a commercial for Jergens Hand & Body Lotion came on the car radio, James Spann started fuming. He was in the middle of firing off some tweets on his iPad while simultaneously scrolling through various radar apps on his phone — “Not the crap apps,” he called them, but rather “the apps that will cost you $9.99.”

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The Weather Roundup for March 3rd, 2017

The Weather Roundup for March 3rd, 2017

| March 3, 2017 @ 11:43 am

It was a chilly morning this morning across the Foothills and Piedmont of Northeast Georgia and the Carolinas, where a widespread freeze occurred. Places like Lenoir (31F), Boone (29F) and Bryson City (26F) all recorded freezes. It was 14F atop Mt. Mitchell and 18F at Beech Mountain.

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Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation – 3/2/2017

Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation – 3/2/2017

| March 2, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

Even though most of Central Alabama have seen a small surplus in rainfall totals so far for 2017, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that nearly all of the area are still in a drought situation.

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Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

| February 25, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Severe thunderstorm watches are lined up along the Mid-Atlantic Coast this afternoon , from southern Vermont and eastern New York to just west of new York City to Philadelphia, Baltimore, eastern D.C., Richmond and into southeastern Virginia. Those are severe thunderstorm warnings in bright yellow. Also found out that there has only been one February […]

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We’re Listening:  Improvements to the New AlabamaWx Just For You!

We’re Listening: Improvements to the New AlabamaWx Just For You!

| February 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Thanks to all you loyal readers of the blog that have been with us for well over a decade. We appreciate you very much. You are the reason we do this day in and day out. We have worked very hard to refine the desktop experience and make the weather content very accessible, while organizing […]

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See Brian Peters’ and John Brown’s Storm Chasing Talk Now on Facebook Live

See Brian Peters’ and John Brown’s Storm Chasing Talk Now on Facebook Live

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

John Brown and Brian Peters are leading a storm chasing talk live at the Hoover Public Library this afternoon. Here is Scott Martin’s stream of the event on our Facebook Live account.

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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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