Alabama's Weather

Storm in Montgomery County Showing Signs Of Rotation

Storm in Montgomery County Showing Signs Of Rotation

| April 27, 2017 @ 9:07 am

A strong thunderstorm located just south of Pike Road in Montgomery County is currently showing signs of rotation.

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East Alabama Storms Still Packing a Punch

East Alabama Storms Still Packing a Punch

| April 27, 2017 @ 8:54 am

A few strong storms continue over South Central and East Central Alabama this morning. Rain had ended over North and West Central Alabama.

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The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Storms Moving Out Of Alabama

The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Storms Moving Out Of Alabama

| April 27, 2017 @ 7:02 am

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: These two days will be warm and mostly dry with a partly sunny sky. We rise into the mid 80s tomorrow, followed by upper 80s Saturday. Some places could touch 90 degrees Saturday afternoon for a real summer preview.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

The Dixie Tornado Outbreak of 1908 turned out to be a deadly event across the south and eastern parts of the United States.

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“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

| April 23, 2017 @ 6:55 am

On this date in 1927, one of the worst floods in American history was unfolding along the Mississippi River.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: Coretta Scott King Was Born In Heiberger

On This Day In Alabama History: Coretta Scott King Was Born In Heiberger

| April 27, 2017 @ 5:00 am

On this date in 1927, civil rights leader Coretta Scott King was born in Heiberger.

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Electric Vehicles And Alternative Fuels Take Center Stage In Alabama

Electric Vehicles And Alternative Fuels Take Center Stage In Alabama

| April 26, 2017 @ 5:04 am

Buddy Gamel would have claimed the prize for most unusual entrance to the Odyssey Day event last week on the Bessemer campus of Lawson State Community College.

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Planet Fundraiser Embraced By Birmingham Merchants, Charitable Organizations

Planet Fundraiser Embraced By Birmingham Merchants, Charitable Organizations

| April 26, 2017 @ 5:03 am

If you were at Chick-fil-A in Vestavia Hills on a recent Wednesday night, you would have felt like you were waiting in line until the cows came home.

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Weather Headlines

Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

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Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

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Spacey Stuff

Cassini Probe Enters Its Grand Finale At Saturn

Cassini Probe Enters Its Grand Finale At Saturn

| April 26, 2017 @ 5:30 am

After 20 years in space NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is running out of fuel. A spectacular end has been planned for this long-lived traveler from Earth after over a decade of studying Saturn, a giant world ruled by raging storms and delicate harmonies of gravity

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Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

| April 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am

On April 18th, NASA will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

| April 16, 2017 @ 5:30 am

We have a few good opportunities coming up tonight and this weekend to see the International Space Station as it passes overhead as it continues to orbit the Earth.

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WeatherBrains: The Weekly Netcast About Weather

WeatherBrains 588:  Brian Drinks A Lot Of Schlitz

WeatherBrains 588: Brian Drinks A Lot Of Schlitz

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 am

A somewhat limited WeatherBrains gang talks the latest GOES satellite with Dr. Shawn Miller.

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WeatherBrains 587:  Horns Out of Your Ears

WeatherBrains 587: Horns Out of Your Ears

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Tony Rice, the astronomy guy, joins the WeatherBrains gang for an episode discussing just about everything about the upcoming eclipse in August, 2017.

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The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The U.S. will experience a coast to coast total eclipse on August 21st of the year. Tonight, Tony Rice will share viewing, safety and photography tips with the WeatherBrains crew.

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Other Recent Posts

Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Bullock And Montgomery Counties

Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Bullock And Montgomery Counties

| April 27, 2017 @ 9:09 am

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado.

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Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lowndes County

Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lowndes County

| April 27, 2017 @ 6:13 am

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Parts of Central Alabama Has Expired

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Parts of Central Alabama Has Expired

| April 27, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of Central Alabama has expired.

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Heads Up Southeastern Counties In Central Alabama

Heads Up Southeastern Counties In Central Alabama

| April 27, 2017 @ 4:43 am

The line of showers and thunderstorms is currently stretching from Piedmont and Jacksonville, back to the southwest through Clanton and Selma, and through Citronelle and corssing over into the extreme southeastern part of Mississippi.

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3AM Update On Our Weather Situation

3AM Update On Our Weather Situation

| April 27, 2017 @ 3:04 am

Showers and storms continue to move across the state at this time, but the air mass over the northern parts of the state is more stable and keeping the risk for strong to severe storms rather low.

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Heads Up Hale, Bibb, Shelby, Marengo, Perry, Chilton, and Coosa Counties

Heads Up Hale, Bibb, Shelby, Marengo, Perry, Chilton, and Coosa Counties

| April 27, 2017 @ 1:09 am

At this moment, the main action across Central Alabama is located to the southwestern parts of the area, and current trends will likely keep most of the severe weather along and south of I-20.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Sumter County Until 1:45AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Sumter County Until 1:45AM

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:57 am

At 1:32 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Coatopa, or 11 miles southeast of Livingston, moving northeast at 50 mph.

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Strong Storm Affecting Franklin & Lawrence Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Franklin & Lawrence Counties

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:42 am

At 1237 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Hackleburg, or 9 miles west of Haleyville, moving northeast at 80 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph and frequent lightning will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Greene County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Greene County

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:33 am

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and has exited the warned area.

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Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Pickens County

Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Pickens County

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:07 am

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Sumter County Until 12:45AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Sumter County Until 12:45AM

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:06 am

At 12:34 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Gainesville, or 11 miles north of Livingston, moving east at 60 mph.

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Heads Up Pickens, Lamar, Sumter

Heads Up Pickens, Lamar, Sumter

| April 27, 2017 @ 12:01 am

Heads up to our friends in Lamar, Pickens and Sumter to be in a safe place as dangerous storms move out of Mississippi between now and 1 a.m.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

| April 26, 2017 @ 11:37 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Strong Storm Affecting Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Counties

| April 26, 2017 @ 11:30 pm

At 1125 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Belgreen, or 10 miles west of Russellville, moving northeast at 60 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph…frequent lightning…and very heavy rainfall will be possible with this storm.

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Heads Up Lamar, Marion and Franklin;  Severe Storms Arrive by 11:15-11:30 p.m.

Heads Up Lamar, Marion and Franklin; Severe Storms Arrive by 11:15-11:30 p.m.

| April 26, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

Severe storms are less than an hour away from the border of Lamar, Marion and Franklin Counties in West Alabama.

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Here’s a 9:45 p.m. Look at the Alabama Severe Weather Situation

Here’s a 9:45 p.m. Look at the Alabama Severe Weather Situation

| April 26, 2017 @ 9:44 pm

A line of strong storms will bring a severe weather threat to Alabama after midnight, including the threat of damaging winds, hail and even tornadoes.

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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued to the West

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued to the West

| April 26, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

A new severe thunderstorm watch has just been issued for much of Mississippi until 2 a.m. Storms will arrive in West Alabama after 10:30 p.m.

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Severe Weather Threat Overnight

Severe Weather Threat Overnight

| April 26, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

New high resolution model data is now suggesting potential for the line of storm to become more “cellular” after midnight in Alabama, and with high storm relative helicity values we will need to hit the chance of a tornado or two a little harder. The limiting factor will be somewhat marginal instability values, but they are sufficient for severe storms.

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