Storms remained below severe limits Saturday, but the overall weather pattern for Central Alabama remains stormy for the week ahead, especially Monday afternoon/evening and again Thursday afternoon/evening.
Here is the latest convective outlook from the SPC. As you can see, the SPC has trimmed back the severe weather risk areas.
March 26, 1966 – A group of black craftswomen officially established the Freedom Quilting Bee cooperative in Rehoboth, Wilcox County.
Some dishes, such as massive seafood towers crowned with elaborate shellfish and seven-tiered weddings cakes, are best left to the professionals.
Birmingham and Gadsden-area ninth-grade students explored careers in engineering on March 23 at Alabama Power’s Linemen, Engineers and Apprentice Programs (LEAP) Career Day. Hosted at the 12th Street Crew Headquarters in downtown Birmingham, students heard speakers, participated in hands-on programs and saw firsthand some careers available to them.
Drought conditions improve slightly over the past week, with the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that the only part of the area in extreme drought conditions are located in the southern parts of Jefferson County and just very small parts of Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Shelby counties. The rest of Central Alabama are […]
Pizitz Middle School Sixth grader Faye Miceli penned this guest post about their exciting adventures in weather leading up to their weather balloon launch.
The sixth grade science teachers at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia kicked off their second annual weather balloon launch yesterday with a special training session for 395 Launch Weather Officers.
In this special guest post, Dr. Chuck Doswell wonders why people keep complaining when weather forecasts aren’t perfect.
A third wave of tornadoes affected Alabama during the evening hours on March 21, 1932. One of the hardest hit communities was Sylacauga.
Chilton County was arguably the hardest hit of the counties affected by the March 21, 1932 tornado outbreak with two destructive long track tornadoes that killed over 49 and 31 people respectively.
A great explanation on the meaning of “equinox” and how it affects the sunlight and the dark hours across Central Alabama.
Throughout March, you can see Mars and Venus in the evening sky. Each is Earthlike in some respects but not so Earthlike in others, such as the weather.
The Moon will perform a bit of a disappearing act tonight with Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. The moon will pass in front of the star, an event also known as a lunar occultation. This will be visible across the Southland as well the rest of the continental United States south […]
WeatherBrains tackles the issues related to communicating uncertainty when forecasting winter weather even in the Northeast US. It’s always a spirited discussion when Dr. Chuck Doswell joins us.
Great WeatherBrains this week with tropical expert Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dakota Smith from the Weather Junkies podcast.
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The line of showers and storms continue to slowly inch its way across North/Central Alabama at the moment, stretching from Rogersville to Jasper to Uniontown. No warnings are currently in effect for Alabama, but we do have some strong storms out there.
RADAR CHECK The line of storms have slowly pushed into the western parts of the state, and the intensity has picked up since the last update. The strongest part of the line right now is over parts of Lamar and Pickens counties. Millport and Reform are really having some heavy rainfall at this moment. The […]
Today, the Old State Bank in Decatur, recognized for its architectural significance, celebrates its 45th year on the National Register of Historic Places. The bank and the Somerville Courthouse Building, Alabama’s oldest existing courthouse, were the first Morgan County buildings to be honored.
March 25, 1931 – Local law enforcement arrested nine young black men ranging in age from 13 to 20 under false accusations of raping two white women on a train in Jackson County.
RADAR CHECK: A line of storms over Mississippi is moving toward West Alabama early this morning… for now they are under severe limits. These storms will move into West Alabama in a few hours, and storms will be possible statewide this afternoon and into the evening hours. With the daytime heating process, the air will […]
It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather watches and warnings immediately. Lead times for tornado warnings have increased dramatically since the implementation of Doppler Radar and false alarm rates continue to drop. Prior to 2007, severe weather warnings were only issued for entire counties. In 2007, the National Weather […]
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 […]
Storm Prediction Center outlooks can be confusing. This post explains what they mean.
Re-Invention has a slogan: “Gorgeous goods for good, as one-of-a-kind as you are!”
Skies across the area at the midday hour are mostly clear for a good part of the area, with a little more cloud cover along the Alabama/Mississippi state line and down into southwest Alabama.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., archaeologist and associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders.
An important Alabama Supreme Court decision will benefit Jefferson County.
March 24, 1832: The U.S. government and the Creek Nation signed the Treaty of Cusseta in Washington, D.C.
From career selection solutions to improving personal image, the 2017 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference (YWEC) was held with one main mission in mind.
Capstone Agency and Alabama Power are nearing the final stretch of the first phase of the Igniting Innovation grant competition that began on Feb. 20.
We stay dry tomorrow with a partly sunny sky and a high back in the 70s. To the west we will be keeping an eye an upper trough moving out of the Rockies that will bring a severe weather threat to places like Dallas, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Shreveport.
Take Your Spring Break At The Birmingham Zoo, A Flower Show Or A Concert This Weekend In Can’t Miss Alabama
Here are our top picks for the first spring weekend of 2017.