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Help the National Weather Service Simplify Hazardous Weather Messages

Help the National Weather Service Simplify Hazardous Weather Messages

| February 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am

When winter weather threatens, the National Weather Service issues watches, warnings, and advisory products to warn you of the impending hazard. In Central Alabama, winter weather is often the most difficult weather to deal with, both because it is very difficult to forecast, and because it leads to serious travel problems. A few weeks back […]

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Fort Rucker Radar Will Be Offline Next Week for Upgrade

Fort Rucker Radar Will Be Offline Next Week for Upgrade

| February 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The Fort Rucker Doppler Radar will be down for approximately four days beginning Monday February 6, 2017 for technicians to install an important technological upgrade. For folks in Southeast Alabama around the radar site, this basically means they will need to rely on KMXX (Maxwell AFB) or KEVX (Eglin AFB). If severe weather is not […]

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The Latest Update On Drought Conditions

The Latest Update On Drought Conditions

| February 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor is in, and the drought conditions really haven’t changed that much from last week’s report. As of yesterday, over 67% of the state remains in a drought, which is a huge improvement from where we stood just 3 months ago. At that time, all of Alabama was […]

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UPDATE: An Early Spring Says Birmingham Bill (the Groundhog, not Our Bill Murray)

UPDATE: An Early Spring Says Birmingham Bill (the Groundhog, not Our Bill Murray)

| February 2, 2017 @ 8:31 am

UPDATE FROM THE BIRMINGHAM ZOO AND BIRMINGHAM BILL At 10:05 AM, Birmingham Bill made his appearance in the auditorium at the Birmingham Zoo. Due to the inclement weather, the event was held indoors. So, with that being said, Birmingham Bill did not see his shadow and an early spring can be expected for Central Alabama. […]

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Let it Snow!  Let it Snow!  Let it Snow!  The Montana Edition

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! The Montana Edition

| January 31, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

A major winter storm is affecting the western United States this week, including the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies, extending into the Plains States. Areas from eastern Washington and Oregon through parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming into extreme southwestern South Dakota are under winter storm watches and warnings and winter weather […]

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The Latest On Our Drought Situation

The Latest On Our Drought Situation

| January 26, 2017 @ 1:33 pm

The latest US Drought Monitor indicates that extreme drought conditions persist within a narrow band extending from southern Tuscaloosa County into northern Bibb County and across northern Shelby County and far southern Jefferson County into far southern St. Clair County and extreme northwest Talladega County. Severe drought conditions exist along and right of a line […]

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Weather By The Numbers: 1/19/2017

Weather By The Numbers: 1/19/2017

| January 19, 2017 @ 10:48 am

Here is the latest in the world of numbers dealing with the weather. All of these totals are up to the end of the day on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Enjoy. Temperatures 85F – Warmest high for the contiguous United States during the last 24 hours (Marathon, FL). 113.5F – Warmest high from around the […]

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Potentially Dangerous Situation Looming for Sugar Bowl Fans

Potentially Dangerous Situation Looming for Sugar Bowl Fans

| January 2, 2017 @ 11:43 am

A tornado watch has just been issued for southeastern Louisiana, including the New Orleans area. There are well over 100,000 football fans in town, including many of our Auburn friends. And with a volatile weather situation unfolding in southeastern Louisiana, we want to warn our friends to pay close attention to the latest all afternoon […]

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The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 12/22/2016

The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 12/22/2016

| December 22, 2016 @ 11:28 am

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor continues to show extreme to exceptional drought conditions across the eastern and central counties of Central Alabama. Some improvement continues across northwest and far southern Alabama. Exceptional drought conditions continue over much of the state, with severe to extreme drought conditions across the rest of the state, except over the […]

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Weather By The Numbers 12/19/2016

Weather By The Numbers 12/19/2016

| December 19, 2016 @ 8:46 am

With how much the temperatures changed within a few hours during the passage of the cold front on Sunday, it got me interested in posting another “Weather By The Numbers.” I see why the great J.B. Elliott loved to do these. It is very interesting, and fun, to find out what is happening not only […]

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A Minecraft Creeper Over Louisiana This Morning?

A Minecraft Creeper Over Louisiana This Morning?

| August 12, 2016 @ 9:15 am

If you are a Minecraft fan or have a kid who is, you might have a flash of recognition when you see this layout of the flash flood warnings in Louisiana this morning. It looks like a Minecraft Creeper. Sss…BOOM! One might think the National Weather Service had a sense of humor with the warnings […]

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Life Threatening Flooding in Louisiana This Morning

Life Threatening Flooding in Louisiana This Morning

| August 12, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Extremely heavy rain has been falling this morning across southeastern Louisiana from Lafayette up through Baton Rouge and Hammond and across the parishes that border Mississippi. More than five inches of rain has fallen across a wide area of southeastern Louisiana. Some notable reports this morning: …Numerous homes flooded around Watson, which is northeast of […]

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