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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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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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