Alabama's Weather

Cool Days, Chilly Nights Ahead

Cool Days, Chilly Nights Ahead

| October 23, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

COOL OCTOBER DAY: The average high for Birmingham on October 23 is 74 degrees; we are way below that this afternoon with temperatures only in the upper 50s and low 60s in most spots. Clouds linger over parts of the state under a deep upper trough moving through, but the sky becomes clear tonight.

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Clouds Out There As We Approach The Midday Hour, Clearing To Come

Clouds Out There As We Approach The Midday Hour, Clearing To Come

| October 23, 2017 @ 10:43 am

All of the main rain activity has pushed well over into Georgia as we are approaching the 11:00 AM hour in Central Alabama.

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Rain Moving Out; Cool Week Ahead

Rain Moving Out; Cool Week Ahead

| October 23, 2017 @ 6:26 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain has already ended over the western two-thirds of the state early this morning, and the rain still falling over East Alabama will be out of here soon. Expect gradual clearing this afternoon with temperatures holding in the 60s all day. West winds will gust to 20 mph at times, pushing drier air into the state.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| October 23, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

An elongated area of low pressure has formed near the northeastern coast of Nicaragua.

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Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

This Is The Last Advisory From the National Hurricane Center.

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Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

| October 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Ireland is bracing for the heavy rains and high winds from a transitioning Hurricane Ophelia, which will track across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Makers Sandy And Trish Toomer Are Well-Grounded In Good Coffee

Alabama Makers Sandy And Trish Toomer Are Well-Grounded In Good Coffee

| October 23, 2017 @ 5:03 am

As longtime coffee aficionados, it just made sense to Sandy and Trish Toomer to turn their love of the morning brew into a business.

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Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer In Mice From Lethal To Treatable Form

Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer In Mice From Lethal To Treatable Form

| October 23, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly treatable breast cancer.

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UAB Hospital Named Among Top Breast Centers In The Nation

UAB Hospital Named Among Top Breast Centers In The Nation

| October 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

UAB Hospital has received a 2017 Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers in the United States.

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Weather Headlines

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Throughout the Southeastern United States, the spring months of March, April and May are considered the primary severe weather season, but did you that we also have a secondary severe weather season near the end of the year?

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Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 613:  Meteorologists Gone Wild

WeatherBrains 613: Meteorologists Gone Wild

| October 17, 2017 @ 7:41 am

For episode 613 we look back at Hurricane Harvey with the help of the MICs from Houston and Corpus Christi along with the perspective of the Harris County Flood Control District.

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WeatherBrains 612:  Fun with a Chainsaw

WeatherBrains 612: Fun with a Chainsaw

| October 10, 2017 @ 11:24 am

This episode of WeatherBrains corals several meteorologists who traveled to Key West NWS office to help with the workload during the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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WeatherBrains 611:  Lots of Hurricane Talk

WeatherBrains 611: Lots of Hurricane Talk

| October 3, 2017 @ 6:57 am

There is lots of talk about hurricanes from this year during the 611th episode of WeatherBrains, the original netcast all about the weather.

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Tony Rice's Spacey Stuff

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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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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Other Recent Posts

On This Day In Alabama History: Bryce Hospital Staff Filed Wyatt V. Stickney

On This Day In Alabama History: Bryce Hospital Staff Filed Wyatt V. Stickney

| October 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 23, 1970 : Recently-fired staff of Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa filed Wyatt v Stickney at the United States District Court in Montgomery.

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Clouds Increasing, Rain/Storms on the Way

Clouds Increasing, Rain/Storms on the Way

| October 22, 2017 @ 11:15 am

Rain and storms will overspread Alabama today and tonight ahead of a strong trough and a couple of strong cold fronts that will lead to a big change in Alabama’s weather this week.

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Wet into Monday then Colder

Wet into Monday then Colder

| October 22, 2017 @ 7:10 am

Alabama starts the day out dry, but that will change into the afternoon as showers along and ahead of an approaching cold front move into the state. Rain is likely for all of Alabama this evening and into the start of Monday, but thanks to the steady motion of the front, rain should be exiting the state by Monday afternoon. You can expect some pretty chilly air for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Violins Of Hope Are A Mission And A History

Violins Of Hope Are A Mission And A History

| October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

For Avshi Weinstein, Violins of Hope are more than instruments he restores. They are a mission, and a history.

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Mainly Sunny, Warm Saturday

Mainly Sunny, Warm Saturday

| October 21, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

Our winds are becoming more southerly today, and that is allowing our moisture levels to rise as our dew points are climbing into the 60s this afternoon.

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Fine Fall Saturday

Fine Fall Saturday

| October 21, 2017 @ 6:49 am

Another warm Fall day for Central Alabama with a good deal of high cirrus clouds to filter the sunshine as highs reach the upper 70s. Sunday will start dry but transition into a wet evening as a cold front approaches with widespread amounts of 2 to 3 inches of rain possible before the rain ends Monday afternoon.

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On This Day In Alabama History: President Harding Denounced Lynchings

On This Day In Alabama History: President Harding Denounced Lynchings

| October 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 21, 1921 : President Warren Harding delivered a speech in Birmingham denouncing the lynching of blacks in the South.

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Dry Weekend; Big Soaker Monday

Dry Weekend; Big Soaker Monday

| October 20, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: High cirrus clouds are moving into Alabama this evening, but the low levels remain dry, and we expect no rain through tomorrow. Tonight won’t be as cool as recent nights; most communities will see a low in the mid 50s early tomorrow. Tomorrow afternoon will be pleasantly warm with high close to 80 degrees with a partly sunny sky.

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Sunny & Comfortable At Midday

Sunny & Comfortable At Midday

| October 20, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

We are enjoying another great midday in Central Alabama with generally clear skies with bright sunshine.

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Rain Returns Sunday Night/Monday

Rain Returns Sunday Night/Monday

| October 20, 2017 @ 5:51 am

ANOTHER CHILLY MORNING: Coldest spot we can find early this morning is Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, with 36 degrees. Most communities are in the 40s, and some are in the low 50s. The sky is clear, and the day ahead will feature a good supply of sunshine with a high in the 77 to 80 degree range.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Brings You Some Of The Best Autumn Festivals Yet

Can’t Miss Alabama Brings You Some Of The Best Autumn Festivals Yet

| October 20, 2017 @ 5:15 am

Can’t Miss Alabama brings you some of the best autumn festivals yet… Make this weather-perfect weekend a family affair.

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12th Annual Habitat Home Builders Blitz Builds 10 Homes In One Week

12th Annual Habitat Home Builders Blitz Builds 10 Homes In One Week

| October 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Ten families have a new place to call home thanks to the 12th Annual Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz.

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SSAB To Move U.S. Headquarters To Alabama, Creating 60 Jobs

SSAB To Move U.S. Headquarters To Alabama, Creating 60 Jobs

| October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

SSAB Americas, a division of global steelmaker SSAB, announced plans to relocate the division’s head office from suburban Chicago to Mobile, a move that will bring 60 jobs to Alabama.

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Dry Weather Continues Through Saturday

Dry Weather Continues Through Saturday

| October 19, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

FANTASTIC FALL WEATHER: With sunshine in full supply this afternoon, temperatures are generally in the mid 70s, right at seasonal averages for mid to late October. Tonight will be clear and cool again with a low in the mid to upper 40s for most places.

Tomorrow will be another sunny day with a high close to 80; humidity levels remain low.

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Another Fine Midday Out There In Central Alabama

Another Fine Midday Out There In Central Alabama

| October 19, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

Other than a few wispy cirrus clouds and contrails, skies are crystal clear as we approach the midday hour across Central Alabama.

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Still Dry Through Most Of The Weekend

Still Dry Through Most Of The Weekend

| October 19, 2017 @ 6:22 am

FINE FALL WEATHER CONTINUES: Temperatures are mostly in the 40s across North/Central Alabama early this morning, and we expect another delightful day with ample sunshine and a high in the 70s this afternoon. And, no real change tomorrow; with a sunny sky we rise into the upper 70s.

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Third Saturday In October Has Tennessee Visiting Alabama; Auburn Traveling To Arkansas; Uab Approaching Bowl Eligibility

Third Saturday In October Has Tennessee Visiting Alabama; Auburn Traveling To Arkansas; Uab Approaching Bowl Eligibility

| October 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It’s the third Saturday in October and the traditional meeting between Alabama and Tennessee is set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

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