Category: Pictures

Christmas in Fairhope

Christmas in Fairhope

| December 20, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

Fairhope, a charming community on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, comes alive with color and decorations during the Christmas season. Enjoy this video montage shot earlier this week, showing what Fairhope looks like at Christmas…

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Pell City Pelicans

Pell City Pelicans

| February 25, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

Nancy Galloway spotted an unusual sight from her home on Lake Logan Martin Saturday: a huge flock of visiting pelicans apparently passing through the area. She said the amazing thing was the size of the birds, dwarfing the Canadian Geese that frequent the area. They stayed around for about an hour before moving on. Thanks […]

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A View of the Snow

A View of the Snow

| February 18, 2014 @ 7:40 am

As many folks know, my daughter lives in Chicago. Yesterday afternoon she sent me a short video she took on her way to her job at the Royal George Theater. I know we’ve all had a good deal of snow this winter, but I thought you might find it interesting to see another Chicago snow […]

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Helena Market Days

Helena Market Days

| August 10, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

If you’re looking for something fun to do, stop in at Helena Market Days, in its last month of operation for the summer. The annual farmer’s market that runs from June through August off Hwy 261 by Buck Creek in Helena has become a favorite of folks from throughout the Shelby Co. area. You won’t […]

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Moonbow!

Moonbow!

| June 23, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

Friend of the Blog Jenny Ellison and her husband made a special trip to Corbin, Kentucky this weekend for one specific purpose: to take photographs of moonbows. Moonbows, or lunar rainbows, are hard to capture. To do so requires a bright moon and a moisture source, like spray from a waterfall. Generally, the colors aren’t […]

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Twenty Years Ago Today…

Twenty Years Ago Today…

| March 12, 2013 @ 5:41 am

Alabama’s greatest snow storm on record… the Blizzard of 1993 started. From Friday afternoon, March 12, 1993, through Saturday morning, March 13, the snow came down in a remarkable way. Winds gusted to hurricane force on ridge tops, and convective snow was widespread complete with thunder and lightning. Birmingham’s official total was 13 inches, but […]

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Twenty Years Ago…

Twenty Years Ago…

| March 11, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

The great Blizzard of 1993… March 12-13, 1993. Officially 13 inches of snow at Birmingham… some places had closer to 20 inches. Winds gusting to hurricane force on ridges, and convective snow complete with thunder and lightning. Much more later… here are some viewer submitted images. If you have photos from the generational snow event… […]

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Connecticut Snow Pictures

Connecticut Snow Pictures

| February 9, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

Friends at my church have a daughter who is currently living in New Haven, CT. They sent me these pictures this afternoon, and I thought I would share them with our Blog viewers. Quite an amazing snow storm! -Brian-

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Tropical Sunset

Tropical Sunset

| August 29, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

What a sky over Alabama this evening, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac to the southwest. This was the sunset over Birmingham… from Twitter user @jtkola

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Lightning Is Frightening

Lightning Is Frightening

| August 15, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

Thanks to Scott Rikansrud for these images… he writes… “Hi James, I wanted to share some photos of the lightning damage we received yesterday morning in Gadsden. At about 4:45am lightning blow a large hole ~4ft in diameter through the top of our chimney. We were very fortunate that there was no fire or injuries […]

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From the Amazon

From the Amazon

| August 14, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

Friend of the blog Melanie Thomas, who works with Resurrection Faith Ministries, shared these beautiful photos from her recent trip to Iquitos, Peru. This is an image of a beautiful rainbow over the Amazon. Melanie: “This is where the Nanay River is meeting with the Amazon. If I’m not mistaken, the choppy water is the […]

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Lightning Is Frightening

Lightning Is Frightening

| August 7, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

Thanks to David DeWeese for these images… he writes… James, My name is David DeWeese and I’m the Golf Course Superintendent at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, AL. I follow the weather blog daily, and saw where Rusty Howard at Greystone sent in some pictures of lighting striking the ground at his course and causing […]

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Sky on Fire

Sky on Fire

| July 27, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

Gorgeous sunset tonight from the pier in Fairhope.

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Gorgeous Shelf Cloud from Orange Beach

Gorgeous Shelf Cloud from Orange Beach

| July 25, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

Strong thunderstorms formed this afternoon to the northeast of Orange Beach and quickly became strong will lots of heavy rain and intense lightning. As one of the storms collapsed, it pushed out an outflow that approached our location from the east. We had already fled the beach thinking the storms would propagate further west and […]

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Gulf of Mexico Light Show

Gulf of Mexico Light Show

| May 30, 2012 @ 8:33 am

Thanks to Jim Culpepper for these images… he writes… “James, Some pictures from a severe thunderstorm that rolled across Orange Beach and out into the Gulf around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012. The three girls walking out onto the beach in the first photo beat a hasty retreat after the first lightning strike […]

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April 27, 2011 In Pictures

April 27, 2011 In Pictures

| April 26, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

Several hundred images from our readers and viewers…

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Vienna Sausage Roll

Vienna Sausage Roll

| April 21, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

JB turned 80 on Tuesday, April 17th. Friend of the Blog Chuck Biddinger and his wife took JB and Judy to eat at a Japanese Steakhouse. We always like to hear about what JB had for lunch on WeatherBrains each week, so we will be interested to hear if any sushi was involved. The restaurant […]

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Remarkable Sky

Remarkable Sky

| April 5, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

How about all of the shelf cloud/rainbow images from around Alabama this evening. These are many of them sent to us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Saturday’s Hailers

Saturday’s Hailers

| April 2, 2012 @ 6:42 am

Impressive images from across Alabama from those storms that popped up in scattered spots Saturday afternoon and into the evening. It didn’t rain everywhere, but the stronger storms dropped large hail in many cases…

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Shots at Honda Indy Grand Prix

Shots at Honda Indy Grand Prix

| March 31, 2012 @ 11:53 am

I’m handling weather duties for the Honda Indy Grand Prix being held at Barber Motorsports Park just south of Leeds, AL, on the eastern side of Birmingham, AL. The weather was very challenging yesterday with numerous showers, but since we just have some clouds after some dense fog this morning, I’ve had a chance to […]

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Stunning Sunset

Stunning Sunset

| March 23, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

Great sunset images from the Gulf Coast and other places from our viewers….

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Trouble In Paradise

Trouble In Paradise

| March 13, 2012 @ 6:46 am

Thanks to Charles Daniel of ABC 33/40 for passing these pictures along from Patty Bell. She writes… “Hi there, Thought you might enjoy this pictoral of life here last Friday. A water spout formed offshore during a thunderstorm. When it reached land at the 1180-1208 block of Mokulua it became a tornado and sketched a […]

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Enhanced 4.27 Tornado Images

Enhanced 4.27 Tornado Images

| February 3, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

Thanks to ABC 33/40 Skywatcher Mike Wilhelm for these images… he writes… “Rick Lipscomb did some editing on my 4/27 Tuscaloosa tornado pics. The file with the name “heavyedit” really shows details that I never noticed before. I posted them all on my blog. Thought you all might be interested. Mike Wilhelm www.bamawx.com”

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A Truthful Groundhog

A Truthful Groundhog

| February 2, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

When I saw this image running around on Facebook, I thought to myself, “A truthful groundhog!” -Brian-

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Damage Images

Damage Images

| January 23, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

From across Jefferson County…

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