Archive for December 16th, 2012

Rain Ending For Now

Rain Ending For Now

| December 16, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

Rain is ending from west to east across Central Alabama. The backside of the rain shield is roughly a line from Gadsden to Anniston, through Talladega, Clanton and near Marion. The rain will continue to taper off over the next couple of hours. More development of showers and thunderstorms is expected during the early morning […]

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Gusty Winds

Gusty Winds

| December 16, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

As the rain tapers off across the area winds will increase briefly. Expect some gusty winds for 15-30 minutes on the back side of the rain shield. A gravity wave feature is working across North Central Alabama. Winds will be gusting 20-30 mph. No severe winds but much of Central Alabama is under a significant […]

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What to Expect Overnight

What to Expect Overnight

| December 16, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

Looking at this overall event. Much of north Central Alabama continues to remain in stable air as rain has been falling most of today.  Rain is beginning to taper off in our northwestern counties and should begin to taper off in Central Alabama. Rain and thunderstorms will redevelop and become widespread again during the early […]

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Sunday Evening Thoughts

Sunday Evening Thoughts

| December 16, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

Let’s try and answer your questions concerning Alabama’s weather tonight and tomorrow. RIGHT NOW: A large rain mass is over North and Central Alabama. The air is cool and stable for now, and there is no severe weather. I don’t expect any through the evening hours. Many churches have Christmas music programs tonight; severe weather […]

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Flood Advisory: Autauga/Elmore Counties until 6PM

Flood Advisory: Autauga/Elmore Counties until 6PM

| December 16, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN… SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PRATTVILLE… SOUTHWESTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MILLBROOK… * UNTIL 600 PM CST * AT […]

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Afternoon Update…

Afternoon Update…

| December 16, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

A nice steady rain continues to fall across much of North Central Alabama. Heaviest rain continues to fall from a line near Demopolis to Heflin. Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along the cold front back off to our west and will be impacting Alabama overnight. The severe weather threat has lessened across […]

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Flood Advisory for Lamar County until 4:45PM

Flood Advisory for Lamar County until 4:45PM

| December 16, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

The graphic below shows rainfall totals are approaching and exceeding 2 inches in potions of Northwest Alabama. Some streams have been reported with high water and the threat for flooding is likely. Flooding could become a threat for many areas in Central Alabama as rainfall continues to fall. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS […]

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Latest SPC Outlook

Latest SPC Outlook

| December 16, 2012 @ 10:56 am

Much of Central Alabama remains under a risk for severe weather today. The showers and thunderstorms affecting North Central Alabama are not where our severe weather will be coming from. This is just some initial activity. The better dynamics will come together this afternoon and through the overnight hours for our area. This latest outlook […]

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10 AM Radar Check

10 AM Radar Check

| December 16, 2012 @ 10:07 am

Rain has moved into the Birmingham Metro and across much of Central Alabama. No severe storms anywhere in Alabama right now. The heaviest rain is falling along and north of Interstate 20. Heavier pockets of rain are west of downtown from Adamsville back towards the Samantha community in northern Tuscaloosa County. Another are of heavier […]

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Active Weather Next 36 Hours

Active Weather Next 36 Hours

| December 16, 2012 @ 7:09 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. Central Alabama is in for a period of active weather through Monday. This morning we find a lines of […]

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New Day One

New Day One

| December 16, 2012 @ 6:59 am

The Storm Prediction Center’s first severe weather outlook of the day didn’t include Birmingham, as James noted earlier. But the 7 a.m. update did nudge the severe weather risk eastward a bit, as you can see in this graphic from the College of DuPage. This graphic compares the current one with the last one issued. […]

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Active Weather Day Ahead

Active Weather Day Ahead

| December 16, 2012 @ 6:29 am

Brian Peters will be along shortly with a detailed discussion and Weather Xtreme video; here are some notes on what to expect today… *LOTS OF RAIN: Heavy rain is already in place this morning over Northwest Alabama… see the radar below… This batch of heavy and and storms will slowly drop southward this morning. The […]

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