Archive for November, 2012

Mild Weekend Ahead

Mild Weekend Ahead

| November 30, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today** This afternoon’s forecast discussion courtesy of J.B. Elliott, the great American weather legend… A PLEASANT WEEKEND TO START WINTER: Yes, winter officially begins on December 1 which is tomorrow. As usual, we pay little attention to any change in weather based on just one day. In fact, we look […]

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Mild Start To December

Mild Start To December

| November 30, 2012 @ 6:04 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. WARM-UP CONTINUES: Temperatures are not as cold as recent mornings across the great state of Alabama; most places are […]

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November Shaping Up as Very Dry

November Shaping Up as Very Dry

| November 29, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

Since the forecast calls for no rain through the end of the month, I think we can safely say that November, 2012, will be one of THE driest Novembers on record for Central Alabama. According to the observations made at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, November, 2012, will tie 1910 as the eighth driest in […]

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Mild Afternoons Ahead

Mild Afternoons Ahead

| November 29, 2012 @ 3:36 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. NICE WARM-UP: A very nice temperature recovery for Alabama today. Most places started the day below freezing; this afternoon […]

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Big Warm-Up In Coming Days

Big Warm-Up In Coming Days

| November 29, 2012 @ 5:51 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. ANOTHER COLD START: Temperatures are well below freezing over much of North Alabama this morning… some 5:00 a.m. temperatures… […]

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Warming Trend Ahead

Warming Trend Ahead

| November 28, 2012 @ 3:25 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. SEVERE CLEAR: Not a cloud in the Alabama sky this afternoon, and temperatures around here are generally in the […]

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Dry Through The Weekend; Warmer Afternoons

Dry Through The Weekend; Warmer Afternoons

| November 28, 2012 @ 5:44 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. THIS MORNING: Looks like the clouds didn’t want to exit the state last night as expected; they linger this […]

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Sunshine Returns Tomorrow

Sunshine Returns Tomorrow

| November 27, 2012 @ 3:28 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. RAIN OUT; COLDER AIR IN: Low clouds have been hanging tough over North Alabama this afternoon as expected, and […]

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Some Much Needed Rain

Some Much Needed Rain

| November 27, 2012 @ 6:14 am

The showers and thunderstorms continue to push off to the southeast this morning. Most of the action is to the southeast of Interstate 20/59 now. Even though these storms have been non-severe, a couple of them have had some very impressive lightning and very loud thunder. Some beneficial rains are falling with these storms and […]

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Rain Ending From West To East

Rain Ending From West To East

| November 27, 2012 @ 5:47 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. WET START: A band of showers and storms is moving through Alabama early this morning. As I write this […]

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Heavy Non-Severe Thunderstorms

Heavy Non-Severe Thunderstorms

| November 27, 2012 @ 4:59 am

Waking up this morning to some heavy thunderstorms moving through Central Alabama. Heavy rain and frequent lightning are accompanying these storms, but none of them are severe. The heaviest activity is along Interstate 20/59 from near Vance through Birmingham to about Springville. Behind these initial storms, heavy rain is falling in Jasper, Tuscaloosa and Aliceville. […]

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WeatherBrains 357:  Dropping Like Flies

WeatherBrains 357: Dropping Like Flies

| November 27, 2012 @ 4:55 am

WeatherBrains Episode 357 is now online (November 26, 2012). If you are really nuts about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener Ken Hoglund. He is an alum, having appeared on show number 249 in November, 2010, not one of his greatest claims to fame. […]

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Rain Moves Into Alabama Tonight

Rain Moves Into Alabama Tonight

| November 26, 2012 @ 3:01 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. BIG WARM-UP: Some North Alabama communities have warmed up nearly 40 degrees today… from morning low to afternoon high. […]

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Lunchtime Update

Lunchtime Update

| November 26, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

Checking out the latest satellite image, clouds have been moving into Alabama all morning. High clouds have made it into East Alabama. The more widespread and thicker cumulus clouds are running along and west of the Interstate 65 corridor from Huntsville through Birmingham down towards Montgomery. The clouds off to our west in Mississippi will […]

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Rain Returns Late Tonight

Rain Returns Late Tonight

| November 26, 2012 @ 6:04 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. ANOTHER COLD MORNING: Many communities are below freezing again this morning. Some 5:00 a.m. observations include… Black Creek (just […]

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A Case of Severe Clear

A Case of Severe Clear

| November 25, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

It’s a case of one of JB’s favorite weather phenomena today: severe clear. Bright blue skies cover Alabama and most of the Southeast. If you look hard, you would find one patch of fast moving, high clouds east of Charlotte over North Carolina. Folks traveling back home from the holidays anywhere in our area are […]

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Warming Up with Some Rain Ahead

Warming Up with Some Rain Ahead

| November 25, 2012 @ 7:31 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. Thanks for tuning into the Weather Xtreme Video. Sorry for the audio issues yesterday. I think I tracked down […]

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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950

The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950

| November 25, 2012 @ 6:00 am

Forecasts for Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1950, had warned of an approaching cold wave from the Ohio Valley into the Deep South, but weathermen were caught unaware by the explosive deepening of the weather system they were monitoring. Rain changed to snow late on Thanksgiving Day and continued through much of Friday the 24th across […]

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A Bitterly Cold Night

A Bitterly Cold Night

| November 24, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

After yesterday’s cold front passed through much colder air is settling in behind the front. The strong north winds today will continue to bring the colder air into Central Alabama and the Southeast. The winds are expected to go calm this evening, and with no cloud cover, optimal radiational cooling will take affect. Temperature will […]

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A Look at the Weather Map

A Look at the Weather Map

| November 24, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

High pressure is in control over much of the Eastern half of the United States. That is keeping beautiful and sunny conditions in place, but very cold conditions too. It is also responsible for our breezy north winds today. The cold front that brought in the colder weather has now pushed off the East Coast. […]

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November 24, 2001 Alabama Tornadoes

November 24, 2001 Alabama Tornadoes

| November 24, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

On this date in 2001, thirty six tornadoes touched down on a Saturday in Alabama, setting a record for the number of tornadoes in a single day for the state until that time. It surpassed the previous record for the state which was set during the April 3, 1974 outbreak, when 27 twisters hit the […]

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Tropical Storm Boldwin

Tropical Storm Boldwin

| November 24, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

Even though hurricane season officially ends at the end of November. No development is expected and we should end this very active hurricane season ending on the “T” storm, as Tropical Storm Tony was our last storm to be named. However, with our season winding down, other parts of the world are beginning their tropical […]

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Cold in the South

Cold in the South

| November 24, 2012 @ 7:31 am

The current video lacks the audio I recorded. I’ve been working to figure out the problem without much luck so far. Sorry for the problem with the video!!! 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 […]

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Quite a Dichotomy

Quite a Dichotomy

| November 23, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

There is quite a dichotomy in the weather across Alabama this afternoon, thanks to a cold front that is cutting across the state. The front is just south of the I-20 corridor at this hour. It was heralded by a about a 100 mile wide band of fairly thick clouds. It was associated with a […]

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Cold Front Almost Here

Cold Front Almost Here

| November 23, 2012 @ 8:30 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 MAPS: The long awaited cold front is near Memphis this morning; ahead of the front a narrow […]

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