Alabama's Weather

Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

| February 28, 2017 @ 6:45 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a few scattered showers early this morning over Northwest Alabama, ahead of a northward moving warm front… We also note a dense fog advisory remains in effect for parts of Central and East Alabama; that fog will dissipate soon as the warm front counties to move away. Today will be mostly […]

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A Brief Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 7:15 PM

A Brief Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 7:15 PM

| February 27, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

Currently across almost all of Central Alabama, rainfall has come to an end. The only place in the are receiving any rain at this moment are the extreme southeastern locations. Eufaula, Clayton, Louisville in Barbour County, along with Troy, Brundidge, and Banks in Pike County, are receiving some decent rainfall. There are a few scattered […]

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Warmer Tomorrow; Stormy Wednesday

Warmer Tomorrow; Stormy Wednesday

| February 27, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

RADAR CHECK: The most widespread rain across Alabama is now south and east of Montgomery, but more showers are moving into West Alabama from Mississippi… There is also a huge thermal contrast across the state; North Alabama communities are in the cool 50s north of a warm front near U.S. 84… but south of that […]

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Severe Weather

Update On Wednesday’s Potential Severe Weather Event For Central Alabama

Update On Wednesday’s Potential Severe Weather Event For Central Alabama

| February 28, 2017 @ 10:14 am

Alabama is facing an early season severe weather threat this week, just a week after Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state, so you should be up to date on your safety plan and terminology, and ready to RESPECT THE POLYGON. We will use this post until Wednesday as sort of a running blog to […]

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It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

| February 28, 2017 @ 6:42 am

With a severe weather threat for this week across North and Central Alabama, now is a good time to review your severe weather safety plan. When severe weather threatens, stack the odds in your favor by having a plan and a reliable way to get warnings immediately. Here are some things that you need to […]

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Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:30 am

We have a severe weather threat coming this week, so I thought it would be a great time to review the Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook categories: The Storm Prediction Center issues convective outlooks that depict non-severe thunderstorm areas and severe thunderstorm threats across the contiguous United States. Then the SPC breaks down these […]

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: First Black Agriculture Extension Agent Retired

On This Day In Alabama History: First Black Agriculture Extension Agent Retired

| February 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am

By Graydon Rust Alabama 200 February 28, 1953 The nation’s first black agriculture extension agent, Thomas Monroe Campbell, retired from the USDA after 47 years of service. A student of George Washington Carver at the Tuskegee Institute, Campbell managed projects such as Tuskegee’s Movable School of Agriculture to improve the economic conditions of black farmers […]

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Florence Culinary Incubator Stirs Entrepreneurship Dreams

Florence Culinary Incubator Stirs Entrepreneurship Dreams

| February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 am

By Dawn Azok Made in Alabama Entrepreneurs looking to break into the highly competitive food industry have found invaluable tools and support in northwest Alabama. The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups to rent at reasonable rates. Beyond that, the center’s […]

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Mobile Mardi Gras Is A Royal Tradition For This Family

Mobile Mardi Gras Is A Royal Tradition For This Family

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:05 am

By Kelli M. Dugan A fully embellished, early 19th-century Regency-inspired period costume complete with a 15-foot, fur-lined train might seem an odd wardrobe choice for a typical high school senior, but welcome to Mardi Gras in Mobile. Joseph Kimble Carr Little, 17, donned the elaborate custom robes – designed and created by Julia Greer Fobes […]

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

February 20`5 was a cold month across Alabama with average temperatures for the month running some 8-10 degrees below normal. With all that cold, snow lovers would be licking their chops all month for that one really big snow. In Birmingham, the week before Valentine’s Day was relatively balmy with highs in the 60s on […]

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Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:53 am

Our Resident Satellite Expert and General Man About Town Sheldon Kusselson has a trick for seeing snow in the mountains when the WSR-88D radar network can’t… Sheldon may be gracing our site with more posts in coming days. Follow him at @wxman27. CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments

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Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

The tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on February 23, 1975 just before 3 p.m. CST was not only the strongest tornado that struck the State of Alabama that year, it was the deadliest. Weather maps that Sunday morning showed a low pressure system over North Central Mississippi. The low was not very strong. At 6 a.m. […]

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Spacey Stuff

Citizen Science Wants Your Eclipse Images

Citizen Science Wants Your Eclipse Images

| February 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The August 21 total eclipse spanning the continental United States is just 25 weeks away. A first-of-its-kind citizens science project kicks off this week which will gather valuable scientific data during the eclipse. The Eclipse Megamovie Project will gather images and video from over 1000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers. Stitching these together will provide […]

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Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am

A WeatherBrains listener had a great question: “Venus is so bright tonight it looks closer. I know we’re nearing the end of the Venus viewing time in the evening sky, is it getting closer?” Venus is getting closer and will continue to do so until the end of March. Each night this week Venus will […]

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2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:21 am

The International Space Station will be making a pass through the sky over Alabama this evening and it will give you a great chance to see it! It will be visible to the naked eye and will look like a fast moving plane, only hundreds of miles higher and moving thousands of miles an hour […]

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WeatherBrains Podcast

March is National Weather Podcast Month

March is National Weather Podcast Month

| February 28, 2017 @ 6:43 am

Fourteen years ago, we wanted to do a weather talk show, but it was just too difficult to set up an arrangement with a local station, buy the time, sell the ads and drive to produce a broadcast each week. Then podcasting happened. Podcasts are just online talk shows. We designed the WeatherBrains podcast for […]

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Should Private Weather Companies Issue Their Own Weather Alerts to the Public?

Should Private Weather Companies Issue Their Own Weather Alerts to the Public?

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:28 am

Should anyone be issuing severe weather warnings for the public beside the National Weather Service? One company, MetLoop, is going to this year. This Northwest Florida based company, comprised mainly of retired Air Force meteorologists, purports a 95% +/- forecast accuracy and 30 to 60 minute advance alerts for hail, wind, rain and tornadoes. They […]

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WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:18 am

WeatherBrains Episode 579 is now online (February 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight we take on the topic of the upcoming 2017 National Weather Association (NWA) annual meeting which will be held in Garden Grove, CA, from September 16-21, 2017. You can find all […]

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Other Recent Posts

Rain Continues To Push Across the Southern Half of Central Alabama At Midday

Rain Continues To Push Across the Southern Half of Central Alabama At Midday

| February 27, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

HOW’S THE WEATHER ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA AT MIDDAY A line of light to moderate rainfall is stretching across the eastern parts of Central Alabama down to the south-central parts of the area, with scattered pockets of rain over the western parts of the state. There are no lightning strikes showing up at this time, as […]

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Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

| February 27, 2017 @ 6:40 am

RADAR CHECK: We have patches of rain over North/Central Alabama early this morning as an active pattern begins across the Deep South. The air over the northern half of the state will be stable today, and the only part of Alabama with a risk of strong storms will come over the southwest counties, where SPC […]

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Crimson Tide Football Legend Tony Nathan Talks Baseball At Negro Southern League Museum

Crimson Tide Football Legend Tony Nathan Talks Baseball At Negro Southern League Museum

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:03 am

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The hot corner proved to be too hot for Tony Nathan. The man who would become a legend on the football field also had baseball on his athletic resume at Woodlawn High School. “That corner was hot,” he recalled with a laugh. “I got hit in the chest and the chin. […]

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Drivers Can Now Charge Electric Vehicles On UAB Campus

Drivers Can Now Charge Electric Vehicles On UAB Campus

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:02 am

By Tiffany Westry Drivers of electric vehicles are now able to charge their cars on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. The electric vehicle service equipment, or EVSE, charging ports opened for use in February. These charging ports are not the first to be placed on UAB’s campus. In 2016, six EVSEs were installed […]

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On This Day In Alabama History: Legislature Created The Department Of Archives And History

On This Day In Alabama History: Legislature Created The Department Of Archives And History

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:01 am

By Graydon Rust Alabama 200 February 27, 1901 The state Legislature created the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), the nation’s first publicly funded state archives agency. Founded to foster an interest in Alabama history and to preserve and make historical records and artifacts accessible, the department initially displayed its collections in the Senate […]

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Tim Lewis and the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Commemorate ‘Bloody Tuesday’

Tim Lewis and the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Commemorate ‘Bloody Tuesday’

| February 27, 2017 @ 4:00 am

It was a cloudy day when I visited with Tim Lewis in Tuscaloosa last week – appropriate. Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 grace history books, draw presidents and civil rights leaders to anniversary marches, and live as a reminder of that horrible time when many thought they were better […]

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Sunny Sunday, Rain Tomorrow, Warm Tuesday, Severe Storms Wednesday

Sunny Sunday, Rain Tomorrow, Warm Tuesday, Severe Storms Wednesday

| February 26, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Tweaking the forecast early on this Sunday afternoon. JB would call it “severe clear” today in describing the weather across all of Alabama this afternoon. The closest clouds are over eastern Texas, Arkansas and extreme northwesterly Louisiana. Showers are already showing up across Missouri and northwestern Arkansas ahead of the next system which is a […]

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On This Day in Alabama History (2/26/1930): Sara Crews Finley Was Born in Lineville

On This Day in Alabama History (2/26/1930): Sara Crews Finley Was Born in Lineville

| February 26, 2017 @ 7:34 am

Medical geneticist Sara Crews Finley was born in Lineville. She and her husband, Wayne Finley, co-founded the UAB Laboratory of Medical Genetics, the first medical genetics program in the Southeast, which they oversaw for more than 30 years. Throughout her career, Sara Finley authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and was the first woman […]

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Dry, Sunny Today, Rain Monday

Dry, Sunny Today, Rain Monday

| February 26, 2017 @ 7:01 am

It is a chilly and crystal clear morning across Alabama. If you draw an east-west line through Prattville, just about every reporting station north of that line is at or below freezing. Our Skywatcher in Black Creek in Etowah County reported a low of 25 this morning with frost. Another Skywatcher in Centre reported 27. […]

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Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

| February 26, 2017 @ 4:00 am

By Linda Brannon Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming up this weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and ending at midnight Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabama shoppers will get a break from the state’s 4 percent sales tax on common items needed for a natural disaster or even a general emergency. Certain […]

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Chilly Night Ahead for Central Alabama

Chilly Night Ahead for Central Alabama

| February 25, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

It was a cool and breezy day across North and Central Alabama behind an early morning cold front. Across the Tennessee Valley, highs were in the lower 50s. The I-20 Corridor checked in fairly uniformly around 60F. Winds were breezy out of the northwest, gusting to 25 mph at times. Skies cleared fairly quickly, making […]

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Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Satellite Sheldon on Today’s Severe Weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

| February 25, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Severe thunderstorm watches are lined up along the Mid-Atlantic Coast this afternoon , from southern Vermont and eastern New York to just west of new York City to Philadelphia, Baltimore, eastern D.C., Richmond and into southeastern Virginia. Those are severe thunderstorm warnings in bright yellow. Also found out that there has only been one February […]

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