Archive for January 13th, 2013

Heavy Rain in Areas

Heavy Rain in Areas

| January 13, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

Heavy rain continues to fall across many portions of Central Alabama this evening. The heaviest activity is lined up along Interstate 59 from De Kalb County through Gadsden, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa to about Meridian. The activity will continue to push east, but will begin to slow as the frontal system slows down. We should expect rain […]

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Some Flooding Reports

Some Flooding Reports

| January 13, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

Rainfall amounts according to Doppler Radar estimates are between 1 and 2 inches over a fairly wide area along and north of the I-59 corridor. You can see those in the right panel of the graphic in the areas in yellow and red. The left panel is the current radar reflectivity showing the areas of […]

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Flash Flood Warning: Cullman County til 11:30 PM

Flash Flood Warning: Cullman County til 11:30 PM

| January 13, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 1130 PM CST * AT 530 PM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS CULLMAN COUNTY…WITH UPWARDS OF ONE INCH OF RAIN IN LESS THAN 45 MINUTES. THIS WILL LEAD TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF…CAUSING FLASH […]

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Severe Storm in Greene County

Severe Storm in Greene County

| January 13, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning continues for northeastern Greene County. A storm with rotation and the potential for damaging winds is passing north of Eutaw. It will pass between Akron and Union, crossing Highway 11 and eentually moving in the direction of Knoxville. If it hold together, it could affect the City of Tuscaloosa around 5 […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Greene County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Greene County

| January 13, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

Showers and some embedded thunder are over the northwestern quarter of Alabama at this time. There is a small amount of instability and a fairly decent amount of low level helicity, so we are getting rotational signatures on Doppler radar. One is near Fayette right now. Other indications of possible strong winds were over Greene […]

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Dramatic Temperature Changes

Dramatic Temperature Changes

| January 13, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

Let’s take a trip down I-20 early this afternoon toward Texas for a study in contrasts. By the time you get to Tuscaloosa, temperatures are in the 70s. They stay that way until Jackson, Mississippi. It’s only a short distance, around 50 miles, from Jackson to Vicksburg, but by the time you cross the Mississippi […]

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Early Afternoon Update

Early Afternoon Update

| January 13, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

Cold front continues to slowly inch down the Interstate 22 corridor towards us this afternoon. Looking at the latest surface observations, we can really see how sharp a front this is as temperatures in Tupelo just a head of the front are in the low 70s. Less than 50 miles to the west, in Oxford […]

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Change to Cold and Wet Tomorrow

Change to Cold and Wet Tomorrow

| January 13, 2013 @ 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. As James has noted below, the cold air that has remained well to the northwest of us is finally […]

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Early Sunday Morning Notes

Early Sunday Morning Notes

| January 13, 2013 @ 7:01 am

Brian will be along shortly with a full discussion and Weather Xtreme video. COLD AIR KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Not too hard to find our front this morning. 70 at Tuscaloosa; 43 at Memphis… The cold air will spill into Northwest Alabama later today, where temperatures will fall from the 60s this morning into the […]

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Early Morning Update

Early Morning Update

| January 13, 2013 @ 5:05 am

A line of thunderstorms continues to push eastward across northern Mississippi early on this Sunday morning. They have lots of lightning still, but all have weakened below severe levels as the main dynamics are now to the northeast over the Ohio Valley. There was a tornado watch for parts of western Tennessee, southern Arkansas, northern […]

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