Alabama's Weather

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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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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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 20, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission earlier this afternoon indicated that the remnants of Harvey, located over the central Caribbean Sea, do not have a well-defined center of circulation.

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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

$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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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

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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Solar Eclipses Past and Future

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

| July 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

6 weeks from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. You’ve probably see headlines claiming this is a first in 99 years, which is true, if you are talking about coast to coat eclipses. These headlines refer to the eclipse on June 8 of 1918 which passed trough Washington State, […]

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WeatherBrains

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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WeatherBrains 602:  Supposed to be my Natural Scent

WeatherBrains 602: Supposed to be my Natural Scent

| August 1, 2017 @ 7:12 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, we discuss the Oklahoma City television market with Damon Lane, Chief Meteorologist at KOCO-TV Channel 5.

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Other Recent Posts

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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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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Hot And Dry In Central Alabama At The Midday Hour

Hot And Dry In Central Alabama At The Midday Hour

| August 18, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

Not a drop can be found on the radar as we are approaching the 1 o’clock hour in the afternoon in Central Alabama.

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Hot, Mostly Dry Weekend

Hot, Mostly Dry Weekend

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:59 am

QUIET PATTERN: While we will hang on to the risk of a few isolated showers or storms today, it sure looks like most of North and Central Alabama will be rain-free through early next week as drier air will slip into the state during the next 24 hours. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny today with a high at or just over 90 degrees.

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Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Miles College

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Miles College

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The Golden Bears of Miles College were the very definition of an up-and-down football team in 2016.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Bandleader, Comedian Hank Penny Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Bandleader, Comedian Hank Penny Was Born

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 18, 1918 – Western swing bandleader and comedian Hank Penny was born in Birmingham. Penny formed several popular swing bands, including the Painted Post Rangers, who released three Billboard top-10 country

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UA Students Part Of NASA Project To Capture Solar Eclipse From Near Space

UA Students Part Of NASA Project To Capture Solar Eclipse From Near Space

| August 17, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

A group of students at the University of Alabama plan to launch a balloon to take video of the solar eclipse next week as part of a nationwide science project led by NASA.

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Drier Air Arrives Over The Weekend

Drier Air Arrives Over The Weekend

| August 17, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far this afternoon, showers have been few and far between across the great state of Alabama, but we will maintain the chance of scattered storms through tonight as a moist airmass hangs over the state, and a surface front approaches from the north. Temperatures are mostly in the 88-91 degree range.

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Hurricane Hunter Aircraft En-Route To Investigate The Disturbance

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft En-Route To Investigate The Disturbance

| August 17, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 54.1 West. The system is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

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A Few Clouds, A Few Showers, And Hot At Midday

A Few Clouds, A Few Showers, And Hot At Midday

| August 17, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

For the northern half of Central Alabama, the day has started off with more clouds than sun, and it continues to be that way at midday. For the southern half of the area, it ranges from mostly clear to partly cloudy.

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A Few Scattered Storms This Afternoon

A Few Scattered Storms This Afternoon

| August 17, 2017 @ 6:35 am

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fairly routine weather for August continues today and tomorrow across the great state of Alabama; partly sunny days with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs pretty close to 90 degrees. Chance of any one spot getting wet both days is around 30 percent.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Gives You A Great Head Start To An Entertaining Summer Weekend With Sidewalk Film Festival, Future And Lyle Lovett

Can’t Miss Alabama Gives You A Great Head Start To An Entertaining Summer Weekend With Sidewalk Film Festival, Future And Lyle Lovett

| August 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Can’t Miss Alabama is the gateway to a fantastic summer weekend.

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Showers More Widely Spaced This Afternoon

Showers More Widely Spaced This Afternoon

| August 16, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

A CALMER AFERNOON: Not much to see on weather radar this afternoon; we have showers and storms over parts of West Alabama, but many communities are dry with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures are mostly in the 87 to 90 degree range. Showers will end later this evening once the sun goes down.

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A Brief Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather

A Brief Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather

| August 16, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

As we are getting close to the 1:00 PM hour, we have a mix of sun and clouds across Central Alabama, and those clouds are not holding the temperature back that much at all.

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