Archive for October, 2012

Updated Meteor Info

Updated Meteor Info

| October 31, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

From Bill Cooke of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville…. Update on our visitor from the asteroid belt: 1) Eyewitness reports put the meteor in the same area as the doppler echo – good confirmation. Check out the clump of lines in the map NW of Cullman (along with the eyewitness accounts) at this […]

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

| October 31, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

In October 1997, emergency management officials in Westchester County, New York ran a hurricane simulation for their area. The fictional storm was loosely based on the 1938 Long Island Express Hurricane, which caused extreme devastation on Long Island and in Westchester County. The practice hurricane was set to come inland on Saturday evening, October 4th […]

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Yesterday’s Fireball… More Data

Yesterday’s Fireball… More Data

| October 31, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

Good work by Chip Faust as we work to solve the mystery of the fireball seen by thousands across the Alabama sky around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Last night, Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville wrote… “This was NOT a Taurid meteor; probably a random interloper from […]

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Freeze Potential Tonight

Freeze Potential Tonight

| October 31, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. COLD HALLOWEEN NIGHT: The NWS has issued a freeze warning for all of their counties up in the Tennessee […]

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Warmer Days Ahead

Warmer Days Ahead

| October 31, 2012 @ 6:00 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. FIREBALL: Scroll down for the update on last night’s blazing streak across the sky at 5:30 p.m. NASA’s Bill […]

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Meteorites On The Ground In Alabama?

Meteorites On The Ground In Alabama?

| October 30, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

Thanks to Bill Cooke from NASA in Huntsville.. the best meteor expert in the state. He tells us this about the 5:30 p.m. fireball that was seen over much of our state… “This was NOT a Taurid meteor; probably a random interloper from the asteroid belt. Doppler weather radar shows a meteoritic “rain”, indicating that […]

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Bright Streaks, Loud Booms

Bright Streaks, Loud Booms

| October 30, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

Social media lit up like a Christmas tree around 5:30 this evening as thousands across North and Central Alabama saw an extremely bright fireball rolling through the southern sky. Then, loud explosive type “booms” were heard… mostly around Smith Lake and adjacent areas. The Taurid meteor shower is in progress now… and is most likely […]

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Amazing Optics

Amazing Optics

| October 30, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

This image was captured by Hank Bowman over the Birmingham area this afternoon… Almost looks like a big “eye in the sky”… thanks to these optics caused by a layer of high cirrus clouds, which are ice crystals, which refract the sunlight.

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Eye In The Sky

Eye In The Sky

| October 30, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. HALO AROUND THE SUN: Anybody see this in the Alabama sky this afternoon? That is a “22 degree halo” […]

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Another Windy And Cool Day

Another Windy And Cool Day

| October 30, 2012 @ 6:11 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. ON THE MAP: The deep surface low formerly known as Hurricane Sandy is on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border this morning, […]

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WeatherBrains 353:  I’m a Bald Boob ! ! !

WeatherBrains 353: I’m a Bald Boob ! ! !

| October 30, 2012 @ 4:50 am

WeatherBrains Episode 353 is now online (October 29, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! The guests for this episode have all become jumbled due to Sandy. That is, the regular guest planned for tonight has been superseded by having Sandy coming into the East Coast along […]

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WeatherBrains 353

WeatherBrains 353

| October 29, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

This week’s show is all about Sandy…

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Disturbing Reports

Disturbing Reports

| October 29, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

From the NWS New York City: RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 949 PM EST MON OCT 29 2012 …RECORD HIGH WATER LEVEL AT THE BATTERY NY… A RECORD HIGH WATER LEVEL OF 13.88 FEET WAS SET AT THE BATTERY NY TODAY AT 9:24 PM. THIS BREAKS THE OLDEST OFFICIAL RECORD OF […]

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Tide at Battery Park

Tide at Battery Park

| October 29, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

The tide at Battery Park is now approaching 8 feet above mean lower low water. The astronomical tide right now should be about 1 foot above mean lower low water, which means that the tidal level at the Battery at the south end of Manhattan is now 7 feet above normal and climbing as we […]

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Cold October Night

Cold October Night

| October 29, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. BREEZY, COLD NIGHT: We are forecasting a low of 34 degrees early tomorrow morning across North-Central Alabama. This is […]

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Sandy Notebook – 3:30 p.m.

Sandy Notebook – 3:30 p.m.

| October 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

The center of historic Hurricane Sandy is now moving much faster and will make landfall over southern New Jersey near Cape May in the next 90 minutes. At Cape May, the pressure is down to 28.67 inches. The pressure in Sandy is a record for that latitude. 1 p.m. advisory carried pressure of 940 mb. […]

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Great Lakes’ Impact

Great Lakes’ Impact

| October 29, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

While everyone is focused on the East Coast of the United States with the affects of Sandy, as they should be, don’t forget that these five, very large bodies of water will be impacted by Sandy as well. The United States Coast Guard is urging mariners on the Great Lakes to take extreme precautions. Historical […]

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Late Reports on Sandy

Late Reports on Sandy

| October 29, 2012 @ 11:15 am

Hurricane Sandy now strongest hurricane north of North Carolina (943 mb). Stronger than 1938 hurricane. NEW YORK …NYC Mayor urges people in Zone A to evacuate now …Holland and Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel closing at 2 p.m. …Mass transit shut down …Brooklyn: Large tree down on homes …Long Beach: coastal flooding with water over roads …4.3 foot […]

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A Few Spot Reports From a Very Mean Sandy

A Few Spot Reports From a Very Mean Sandy

| October 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am

…16 foot waves at the entrance to New York Harbor …Data Buoy, south of Fire Island, 20 foot waves every 12 seconds, wind gusts 58 mph …Boston Airport, gusts to 46 mph …Newark gusts to 49 mph. I believe if not all, then most flights have been cancelled. The worst is yet to come. …Tuesday-Wednesday […]

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Sandy’s Wind Field

Sandy’s Wind Field

| October 29, 2012 @ 9:20 am

Sandy is a very large storm system and its impacts will be felt by millions of people for days. From North Carolina to New England, tropical storm winds are beginning to impact the shoreline. The wind field with Sandy is one of the largest I can remember for an Atlantic Storm. Looking at the surface […]

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Sandy – Mid-Morning Look

Sandy – Mid-Morning Look

| October 29, 2012 @ 8:59 am

This storm remains a direct and serious threat to life and property for those in the path. Below is a visible satellite image. Here is a stunning satellite with Sandy and cold air advection cloud streets in Gulf and off Southeast US coast. And, radar… The central pressure remains under 950 mb… tropical storm force […]

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Coldest Weather So Far This Season

Coldest Weather So Far This Season

| October 29, 2012 @ 6:09 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. WINDY AND COLD: While Sandy grabs the national attention, our weather will be dry for the next seven days. […]

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WeatherBrains Sunday Night Special

WeatherBrains Sunday Night Special

| October 28, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

All about Sandy… some great guests and information. Here is the replay if you missed it live.

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Google’s Sandy “Crisis Map”

Google’s Sandy “Crisis Map”

| October 28, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

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Sunday Afternoon Weather Update

Sunday Afternoon Weather Update

| October 28, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Sandy: Sandy continues to churn along parallel to the Carolinas this afternoon with rain stretching all the way from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to extreme eastern Pennsylvania. Wind along the coastline from Cape Cod to Wilmington was sustained in most places at 15 to 25 mph with gusts ranging from 25 to 40 […]

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