Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Day Soaker

New Year’s Day Soaker

| December 31, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

**We are on a holiday schedule… just one Weather Xtreme video per day through tomorrow** SO LONG 2012: Looking back at the year, Birmingham’s hottest temperature was 104 on July 1; coldest was 20 on February 12. On this last day of the year, clouds have thickened, and rain is on the way. TWO WET […]

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Cool, Wet Weather To Start The New Year

Cool, Wet Weather To Start The New Year

| December 31, 2012 @ 6:12 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. First off thanks to Brian Peters, Bill Murray, J.B. Elliott, and the rest of the gang for allowing me […]

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WeatherBrains 362: Mute When I Sniff

WeatherBrains 362: Mute When I Sniff

| December 31, 2012 @ 5:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 362 is now online (December 31, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! The WeatherBrains crew spends time looking back at the biggest weather stories of 2012 in our annual year ender. Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but […]

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Help Us Rank the Top U.S. Weather Events of 2012

Help Us Rank the Top U.S. Weather Events of 2012

| December 30, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

Tonight on WeatherBrains, we will discussĀ  the top weather events of 2012 in the United States. Please give us your input by ranking them. We will share the results later.

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Another Cold Day

Another Cold Day

| December 30, 2012 @ 7:14 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. It is going to be another chilly day across Central Alabama. With the return of full sunshine, perhaps it […]

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Cold Night Tonight

Cold Night Tonight

| December 29, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

With clearing skies by this evening, continued Northwest flow across snow to the Northwest of Alabama, and winds going light, tonight looks to be bitterly cold across Alabama and the Southeast. Locations all the way to the Gulf Coast could be below freezing with some locations getting into the upper 20s across Southern Alabama. Back […]

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U.S. Snow Cover Changes

U.S. Snow Cover Changes

| December 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

Still no snow cover in Alabama, just the tease of flurries earlier in the week. Snow cover from this time last week til today has changed as Christmas Day and the day after saw a lot of snow dumped from Oklahoma, across Arkansas into the Great Lakes. Portions of Arkansas received over a foot of […]

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A Raw Winter’s Day

A Raw Winter’s Day

| December 29, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

A lot of reports especially across North Alabama of various types of wintry precip falling but no accumulations. Some snow flakes across the Tennessee Valley and areas from Fayette to Jasper to Haleyville, even have some reports of ice pellets from Cullman to Oneonta as some wrap around moisture continues to interact with cold temperatures […]

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Chilly for the End of 2012

Chilly for the End of 2012

| December 29, 2012 @ 7:06 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. No, the title does not project the end of the world, just the end of another year! Wow, hard […]

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Birmingham Weather Radio Dead

Birmingham Weather Radio Dead

| December 28, 2012 @ 10:42 am

Just a heads up to anyone who has a new NOAA Weather Radio or even those who have had a NOAA Weather Radio for some time! The weather radio serving Birmingham on a frequency of 162.550 megahertz is down and there is probably going to be an extended outage. Technicians working on the problem believe […]

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Rain Today and Tonight

Rain Today and Tonight

| December 28, 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. The overall weather pattern is going to remain active for the foreseeable future with a new weather system every […]

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Weather Pattern Remains Fast

Weather Pattern Remains Fast

| December 27, 2012 @ 7:55 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. Our weather pattern remains pretty fast as we see weather systems about every 3 days or so. For today, […]

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Tornado Survey Results

Tornado Survey Results

| December 26, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

A number of tornado tracks have been identified by the NWS from the outbreak yesterday… PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 325 PM CST WED DEC 26 2012 …NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY SEVERE WEATHER EVENT… .UPDATE…VANGALE TORNADO. A TORNADO HAS ALSO BEEN DISCOVERED IN PIKE COUNTY THAT ENDED NEAR THE TROY […]

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No Need To Panic

No Need To Panic

| December 26, 2012 @ 7:50 am

In the cold air over Alabama, snow flurries continue in many places. Twitter has been lightning up like a Christmas tree with reports. Flurries will continue off an on this morning, but temperatures are well above freezing, and of course there is no chance of accumulation in Alabama. For some real snow, head north and […]

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Storm Surveys Planned

Storm Surveys Planned

| December 26, 2012 @ 7:21 am

Part of the work done by the National Weather Service is to document storm events in order to preserve the storm climatology of the US. Below you will find the storm survey plans of the NWS in Birmingham. I can only assume that something similar will be taking place in Southwest Alabama out of the […]

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Cold the Word of the Day

Cold the Word of the Day

| December 26, 2012 @ 6:46 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. I don’t think there is any other way to describe the conditions for us for today – and that […]

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In The Clear

In The Clear

| December 26, 2012 @ 1:01 am

All severe weather watches and warnings in our coverage area have been cancelled. Severe weather chances are over. There are a few elevated thunderstorms north and west of Birmingham. Cold front will be sweeping across the state tonight and it will be a cold blustery day across Alabama tomorrow.

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Almost In The Clear

Almost In The Clear

| December 26, 2012 @ 12:00 am

  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE TORNADO WATCH FOR MACON, TALLAPOOSA, BULLOCK AND PIKE THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALEXANDER CITY…TROY… TUSKEGEE AND UNION SPRINGS. TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHAMBERS, LEE, RUSSEL AND BARBOUR COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUBURN…EUFAULA…LANETT… OPELIKA…PHENIX CITY AND VALLEY.

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Watch Status

Watch Status

| December 25, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  Tornado watch has been cancelled for Montgomery County. Tornado watch remains in effect for Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Barbour, Bullock and Pike Counties in Southeast Alabama until 4 AM CST.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Bullock/Pike Counties until 1130PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Bullock/Pike Counties until 1130PM

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 1130 PM CST * AT 1043 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Macon County until 1130 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Macon County until 1130 PM

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 1130 PM CST * AT 1043 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HARDAWAY…OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST […]

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Tornado Warning : Pike County til 11 PM

Tornado Warning : Pike County til 11 PM

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

Very strong thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is rapidly approaching the city of Troy in Central Pike County. This storm has very intense rotation, take shelter now if you are in the path of this storm. Intense couplet with this storm. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Bullock County til 11 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning : Bullock County til 11 PM

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… * UNTIL 1100 PM CST * AT 1023 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PINE LEVEL…OR 7 […]

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More Area Getting Cleared from Watches

More Area Getting Cleared from Watches

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

Tornado Watch has been allowed to expire for Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes counties. Severe thunderstorms watch has expired for Coosa, Clay, Cleburne and Randolph Counties. Tornado watch remain in effect for counties to the southeast.

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10 PM Update

10 PM Update

| December 25, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

The main severe weather threats for Central Alabama are winding down. There is still widespread showers and thunderstorms ongoing. Low pressure is lifting north across west Alabama and is actually causing additional convection to develop from Tuscaloosa up towards Cullman, with some reports of hails associated with these storms. Our part of the state dodged […]

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