Alabama's Weather

A Few Heavy Downpours Across Alabama

A Few Heavy Downpours Across Alabama

| August 22, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

RADAR CHECK: A few slow moving storms have formed across North/Central Alabama this afternoon producing heavy rain and lots of lightning. Radar data suggests over two inches came down over parts of Southwest Jefferson and North Shelby Counties. Away from the scattered storms, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s.

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Blanketed By A Cumulus Cloud Deck At Midday, But Showers Are Expected Later Today

Blanketed By A Cumulus Cloud Deck At Midday, But Showers Are Expected Later Today

| August 22, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

We’ll have scattered showers and thunderstorms form during the afternoon hours, but we’ll have a boundary pushing in giving us an extra increase in activity later this evening and into tonight, especially as we enter into the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday.

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Harvey Comes Back; Headed For Texas

Harvey Comes Back; Headed For Texas

| August 22, 2017 @ 6:24 am

MOISTURE LEVELS SLOWLY RISING: As expected, we had a great day yesterday for solar eclipse viewing across the northern two-thirds of Alabama, but moisture levels begin to rise today, and a few spots could see a passing shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny with a high in the low 90s.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 22, 2017 @ 6:51 pm

Satellite images and surface observations indicate that the area of low pressure associated with the remnants of Harvey is moving off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula into the southern Gulf of Mexico.

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Harvey Weakens To A Tropical Depression

Harvey Weakens To A Tropical Depression

| August 19, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Harvey was located near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 70.0 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected Sunday night or Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Harvey will move across the central and western Caribbean Sea through Monday.

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Gert Becomes A Post-tropical Cyclone

Gert Becomes A Post-tropical Cyclone

| August 17, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Gert was located near latitude 44.8 North, longitude 46.0 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 39 mph (63 km/h). Gert should move quickly toward the northeast for a day or so, before slowing and merging with another low pressure system over the weekend.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Birmingham-Southern College

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Birmingham-Southern College

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The last time Tony Joe White attended a football game at Birmingham-Southern College, he was standing on the visitors’ sideline.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Donna Jean Godchaux Was Born In Florence

On This Day In Alabama History: Donna Jean Godchaux Was Born In Florence

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 22, 1947 – Singer Donna Jean Godchaux was born in Florence. Godchaux worked as a session singer in Muscle Shoals and recorded with artists such as Boz Scaggs, Cher and Neil Diamond.

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Big Daddy Sauces Is An Alabama Maker That Knows How To Pour It On

Big Daddy Sauces Is An Alabama Maker That Knows How To Pour It On

| August 21, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Big Daddy Sauces (Birmingham): His New Orleans roots gave Dwayne Thompson a keen sense for food, but it was his cooking in Alabama that birthed his business.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Another Hurricane Camille Eyewitness Story

Another Hurricane Camille Eyewitness Story

| August 17, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

There are many harrowing stories of survival along the Mississippi Coast from Hurricane Camille, which struck on this date in 1969. Here is one.

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Camille:  An Amazing Afternoon

Camille: An Amazing Afternoon

| August 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter likely saved many lives with their report from Hurricane Camille on this date in 1969, hours before landfall.

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Remembering 1969’s Hurricane Camille:  In the Crosshairs

Remembering 1969’s Hurricane Camille: In the Crosshairs

| August 17, 2017 @ 10:45 am | 1 Reply

On the morning of August 17, 1969 the Mississippi Gulf Coast woke up in the crosshairs of monster Hurricane Camille.

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Spacey Stuff

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

| July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am

We are 4 weeks out and If you’ve not made plans yet on where to experience the total eclipse, NASA and the Space Science Institute may have some ideas for you. NASA’s eclipse website has everything you need, including interactive maps, links to live streams, and lists of events in your area. There are maps […]

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 605:  Ode to a Saltine Cracker

WeatherBrains 605: Ode to a Saltine Cracker

| August 22, 2017 @ 6:11 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks all about the eclipse and we have a very special guest, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate.

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WeatherBrains 604:  Solar Eclipse 2017

WeatherBrains 604: Solar Eclipse 2017

| August 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

In episode 604 the somewhat limited WeatherBrains gang discusses the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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WeatherBrains 603:  I Wrapped Up and the Phones Went Wild

WeatherBrains 603: I Wrapped Up and the Phones Went Wild

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:40 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with James Aydelott, chief meteorologist at Fox 23 in Tulsa, about the rare August tornado. And Bill Murray interviews Dr. Judith Curry.

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Other Recent Posts

Moisture Levels Slowly Rise In Coming Days

Moisture Levels Slowly Rise In Coming Days

| August 21, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

NICE DAY FOR AN ECLIPSE: As expected, most people across North/Central Alabama had a great setup for viewing the solar eclipse today. Scattered cumulus clouds, no showers. The temperature at the Birmingham Airport dropped from 91 to 88 degrees during the eclipse; the drop was more pronounced in the path of totality over Tennessee.

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Are You Ready For The Eclipse? Skies Are Fine To View As We Approach Midday

Are You Ready For The Eclipse? Skies Are Fine To View As We Approach Midday

| August 21, 2017 @ 11:37 am

We have a few cumulus clouds forming out there across the the northern half of Central Alabama at this point, but we do not have any rain on radar.

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Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

| August 21, 2017 @ 6:56 am

The amount of bad information concerning today’s event is scary. Here are some notes this morning to set the record straight. *A total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. today from the Pacific to the Atlantic for the first time in 99 years. Understand, there have been 26 solar eclipses visible over parts of the […]

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Only Isolated Showers This Afternoon

Only Isolated Showers This Afternoon

| August 21, 2017 @ 6:30 am

WEATHER FOR THE ECLIPSE: We will have a field of scattered to broken cumulus clouds, and maybe even a few isolated showers from Noon to 3:00 pm today, which will allow you to see most of the eclipse.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Justices Voted To Remove Ten Commandments Monument

On This Day In Alabama History: Justices Voted To Remove Ten Commandments Monument

| August 21, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 21, 2003: Eight Alabama Supreme Court justices voted to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Civil Rights Activist Was Murdered In Hayneville

On This Day In Alabama History: Civil Rights Activist Was Murdered In Hayneville

| August 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 20, 1965 – A civil rights activist was murdered in Hayneville.

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Isolated Cooling Showers:  Lucky Today, Unlucky Tomorrow

Isolated Cooling Showers: Lucky Today, Unlucky Tomorrow

| August 20, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

A few lucky spots are getting a cooling shower. That won’t be considered luck tomorrow…

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Dry Today and Monday

Dry Today and Monday

| August 20, 2017 @ 6:52 am

The weather is expected to remain pretty warm but dry today and Monday. Eclipse viewing for Central Alabama looks pretty good, but remember to have the proper protective eye wear if you plan to view it. Highs today and Monday will be in the middle 90s.

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$2.2 Million NIH Grant Will Extend Distracted Driving Research At UAB

$2.2 Million NIH Grant Will Extend Distracted Driving Research At UAB

| August 20, 2017 @ 5:03 am

The Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $2.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to address a major health issue.

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World Travelers: Alabama-Made Vehicles Crisscross The Globe As Exports Surge

World Travelers: Alabama-Made Vehicles Crisscross The Globe As Exports Surge

| August 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

From the deserts of the Middle East to urban centers across Asia and villages dotting the European countryside, vehicles made in Alabama are making a lasting impression.

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Southern Research Specialist To Collect Solar Eclipse Data From Stratosphere

Southern Research Specialist To Collect Solar Eclipse Data From Stratosphere

| August 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

When a total solar eclipse unfolds over the United States on Monday, Southern Research communications engineer Donald Darrow will have a front-row seat for the spectacular event 50,000 feet above Earth.

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Bluegill Crab Claws And Gumbo Are A One-Two Punch Of Alabama Gulf Goodness

Bluegill Crab Claws And Gumbo Are A One-Two Punch Of Alabama Gulf Goodness

| August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

When new owners bought the Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile Bay inlet, there was no question about the quality of the location or even the loveable quirkiness of the restaurant itself. What they wanted to add was stellar food.

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Hot August Weekend

Hot August Weekend

| August 19, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

It is a hot and humid August weekend across the state. Little heat relief in the form of showers and storms, but there are a few isolated showers out there, however, most of will be staying dry.

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Dry and Warm for the Weekend

Dry and Warm for the Weekend

| August 19, 2017 @ 7:05 am

A backdoor cold front has helped to lower the moisture level across much of Alabama with the exception of small sliver of West Central Alabama that extends southward to Mobile. Highs will be in the lower and middle 90s today and Sunday with shower chances very close to zero.

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On This Day In Alabama History: John Herbert Orr Was Born In Lee County

On This Day In Alabama History: John Herbert Orr Was Born In Lee County

| August 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 19, 1911: Entrepreneur, inventor and engineer John Herbert Orr was born in Lee County. Orr served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was part of a team that discovered a new German-developed recording medium, magnetic recording tape.

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Red Diamond Dinner Highlights Creativity Of Birmingham Restaurant Week

Red Diamond Dinner Highlights Creativity Of Birmingham Restaurant Week

| August 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

One of the best things about Birmingham Restaurant Week is how its special menus allow chefs and mixologists to demonstrate their creativity and flair.

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Mostly Dry Through Monday

Mostly Dry Through Monday

| August 18, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

The weekend looks hot and mostly dry; we are forecasting a good supply of sunshine tomorrow and Sunday with highs up in the low to mid 90s. The chance of an afternoon shower is not zero, but it is so small that we won’t mention it in the forecast. Showers should be confined to far South Alabama, and even there they will be widely spaced.

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