Archive for January 10th, 2013

Winds Slowly Diminishing

Winds Slowly Diminishing

| January 10, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

It has been a wild night of high winds across Central Alabama as a dying convective system triggered a gravity wave and wake low setup. The result was widespread 40-50 mph sustained winds with some higher gusts. Winds just off the surface were roaring at near hurricane force. Luckily, we didn’t have any convection to […]

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More Reports

More Reports

| January 10, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

Crazy winds are blowing across Central Alabama, including the Birmingham Metro now. John Talbot says Homewood PD reports transformers blowing and power going out in parts of the city. John Talbot and Bryan Falls report a tree down on a vehicle on I-22 at the Flat Top exit. Windows are reportedly blown out of homes […]

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Strong Winds Moving Into The Birmingham Metro

Strong Winds Moving Into The Birmingham Metro

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

Peak wind gusts from our SKYCAM network so far… Tuscaloosa (atop the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse) 74 mph Oak Grove (Cliff’s Natural Resources) 57 mph Birmingham (atop the Daniel Building downtown) 41 mph Cullman 36 mph Jasper 29 mph The period of highest winds with this gravity wave/wake low event lasts about 15 minutes, but strong […]

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57 mph Wind Gust at Oak Grove

57 mph Wind Gust at Oak Grove

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

Winds just gusted to 57 mph at the Oak Grove Skycam according to James. The 40-50 mph winds with gusts to 60 mph will continue to spread across much of Central Alabama including the Birmingham Metro over the next hour. Be ready for weaker trees to be blown down. Some powerlines will be affected. Try […]

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Trees Down, Power Out Western Jefferson County

Trees Down, Power Out Western Jefferson County

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

A high wind event is moving across Central Alabama tonight. It has caused numerous reports of downed trees and powerlines, especially across the Tuscaloosa Metro. A tree was just reported down by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Warrioir River Road near Steve’s Grocery according to John Talbot. Ryan Stinnett, one of our meteorologists, reports […]

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High Winds Roar Through Tuscaloosa/West AL

High Winds Roar Through Tuscaloosa/West AL

| January 10, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

Winds have gusted to 57 mph at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse tonight due to a wake low/gravity wave on the back side of a departing rain mass. Power is out across parts of the city of Tuscaloosa, and many reports of trees and power lines have been received via social networks. Scroll down for an […]

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Strong Winds Over West Alabama

Strong Winds Over West Alabama

| January 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Strong winds are reported over much of West Alabama this evening… on the back side of a departing rain mass… Trees have been blown in a few spots over Sumter and Pickens Counties; from most reports it seems like winds are averaging 35-45 mph, with higher gusts. LATE NOTE: We just recorded a peak wind […]

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Rain, Gusty Winds Push Northeast

Rain, Gusty Winds Push Northeast

| January 10, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

Thunderstorms that have been severe sporadically across Mississippi and Louisiana have weakened as they have moved into the more stable air over West Central Alabama this evening. They are mainly affecting southern Pickens, Greene, Sumter and Choctaw Counties. They will move into Tuscaloosa, Hale and Marengo Counties in the next hour. Other heavy showers have […]

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Severe Weather Just to Our West

Severe Weather Just to Our West

| January 10, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

We are watching the storm system to our west continue to move slowly east this afternoon. Storms are approaching the state line and a few of them are strong. There is a tornado warned storm in Clarke and Lauderdale Counties inĀ  Mississippi, the latter is the county that Meridian is located. The storm is moving […]

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Warm, Wet Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Wet Weather Through The Weekend

| January 10, 2013 @ 3:37 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. TOO WARM FOR JANUARY: The average high for January 10 is 52 degrees… today we are well in the […]

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Stuck in Warm/Wet Pattern

Stuck in Warm/Wet Pattern

| January 10, 2013 @ 7:07 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. Right now the weather pattern is very slow to change, and we are stuck on the warm and wet […]

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First Tornado Watch Of 2013

First Tornado Watch Of 2013

| January 10, 2013 @ 5:41 am

Tornado watch number one is up for much of Louisiana and SW Mississippi until 12 noon CST… a pretty nasty looking squall line is moving through that region this morning. While showers and storms are likely across Alabama today and tonight, we don’t expect severe weather here. Our weather will be warm and wet through […]

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