Archive for February, 2013

Light Snow Accumulation Possible

Light Snow Accumulation Possible

| February 28, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

See the NWS graphic below for projected snow amounts. Any accumulation should be on grass; for now travel issues are not expected… Scroll down for J.B.’s afternoon discussion…

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Cold March Pattern

Cold March Pattern

| February 28, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

** No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; I am on the road at Clay Chalkville high school for tonight’s storm alert 2013 program** This afternoon’s discussion courtesy JB Elliott…. THAT OLD COLD NORTH WIND: If you have been outside today, you have certainly felt the bite in the wind. After all, we are still in […]

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February Rain Totals

February Rain Totals

| February 28, 2013 @ 10:10 am

With a rain-free forecast for the last day of February, we can now tabulate the actual rainfall amounts for the month for Central Alabama. Indeed, February was a wet month as you can see from the table below. All stations came in with monthly totals above the 30-year averages. And Montgomery really blasted into the […]

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Only a Few SKYWARN Spotter Classes Left

Only a Few SKYWARN Spotter Classes Left

| February 28, 2013 @ 9:35 am

Make sure you sign Up for one the last few SKYWARN spotter classes that are left this spring. In Marion County, there is a class tonight a 6:30PM at the Bobby Bishop Community Center in Bear Creek. If you can’t make it out, there is also an online class at 6PM tonight as well you […]

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Turning Colder; Snow Showers As The Weekend Begins

Turning Colder; Snow Showers As The Weekend Begins

| February 28, 2013 @ 5:53 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. MARCH STARTS OFF COLD: Both the NAM and the GFS are printing a high of 49 degrees for Birmingham […]

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Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

| February 27, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; we will be at Academy Sports on Highway 150 in Hoover from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. programming NOAA Weather Radio receivers; come see us if you need help** THIS AFTERNOON: Nice to see the sunshine across North Alabama this afternoon; temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 50s. […]

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Deadline Extended for Gradate Scholarship

Deadline Extended for Gradate Scholarship

| February 27, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

Greg Carbin from the SPC sent us word that the deadline for a valuable graduate meteorology scholarship had been extended to March 8th. FLASH (the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) and other organizations are behind the Storm Struck Scholarships. In addition to meteorology, there are also scholarships for social science studies, resilient construction, risk management […]

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Snow Showers Saturday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Snow Showers Saturday

| February 27, 2013 @ 5:54 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. PARTIAL CLEARING: A large upper low is near the Great Lakes this morning, and drier air is moving into […]

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Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

| February 26, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

Noticed the formatting was fouled up on my afternoon discussion… just got back from a packed Storm Alert 2013 stop at Ohatchee High School tonight. Here is the morning forecast I am posting for tomorrow from our seven day page… which explains the situation… DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: We projected dry weather for Alabama today with […]

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A Few Peeks of Sun

A Few Peeks of Sun

| February 26, 2013 @ 8:54 am

Getting  reports of sunshine across western and central  portions of the Alabama this morning. Clear skies being reported in Tuscaloosa and we should begin to see some sun in the Birmingham metro shortly. Most areas should see a little sun this morning as a cloud free area works across the state. Enjoy if you see […]

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Clouds Stick Around; Much Colder This Weekend

Clouds Stick Around; Much Colder This Weekend

| February 26, 2013 @ 6:14 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. MOSTLY CLOUDY: While the heavy rain is well east of here, the clouds will linger pretty much all day […]

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WeatherBrains 370:  Off To A Slow Start!

WeatherBrains 370: Off To A Slow Start!

| February 26, 2013 @ 4:55 am

WeatherBrains Episode 370 is now online (February 25, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Due to some technical difficulties, our scheduled guest, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society, was unable to get connected. So who knows where this show will go! And at […]

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Gusting Winds, Line of Heavy Showers

Gusting Winds, Line of Heavy Showers

| February 25, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

Late tonight, we are tracking some strong gusty winds on the back side of the area of rain moving across Central Alabama. …Winds gusted to 37 mph at the Birmingham Airport at 10:44. …Winds gusted to 52 mph atop the Daniel Building at the 3340 Downtown Skycam …Winds gusted to 37 mph at the 3340 […]

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High Winds Pushing into Birmingham Metro

High Winds Pushing into Birmingham Metro

| February 25, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

A large mass of rain and embedded thunder is pushing east northeastward across the middle part of Alabama tonight from Tuscaloosa and Birmingham southeastward. As advertised, strong winds are occurring behind the rain area, the result of a wake low or gravity wave. These winds are moving into the Birmingham area now. Expect winds of […]

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8:15 Update

8:15 Update

| February 25, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

We have been advertising a complex surface pattern over the Southeast for tonight, and it has panned out for sure. Look at the surface features in the right panel of the image. You can see surface low southeast of Little Rock with a warm front lifting across Mississippi before it curves southward and turns stationary […]

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A Wet Night

A Wet Night

| February 25, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

Severe weather threat continues across the southern third of Alabama this evening. The SPC continues a slight risk (outlined in green) for severe weather across the Northern Gulf Coast tonight. The risk runs from near Aliceville down to Selma and over towards Phenix City. The main threat of severe weather will stay south of North […]

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Tornado Watch – Southwest Alabama

Tornado Watch – Southwest Alabama

| February 25, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

The SPC has issued Tornado Watch #44 which includes the Alabama counties located in Southwest Alabama. Counties in the watch include Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe & Washington. The watch is in effect until 10:00 pm this evening. Cold air damming, what we refer to as the wedge, has kept the air more […]

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Soaking Rain Tonight; Severe Storms Way Down South

Soaking Rain Tonight; Severe Storms Way Down South

| February 25, 2013 @ 3:27 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. WATCHING DEVELOPMENTS TO THE WEST: A remarkable blizzard is in progress today over the Texas Panhandle into West Oklahoma; […]

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Afternoon Update

Afternoon Update

| February 25, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

Still calm weather across Alabama this afternoon, but to our west this is not the case. Tornado watch (large red box)remains in effect for portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. Across central Arkansas a severe thunderstorm watch (large purple box) has been issued. Along an approaching cold front, numerous showers and thunderstorms have developed this […]

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New Tornado Watch to our West

New Tornado Watch to our West

| February 25, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

Now that the cold front is beginning to approach and interact with the more moist unstable air mass, severe thunderstorms are now developing across the Arklatex.  The SPC has issued a tornado watch that includes extreme east Texas, southern Arkansas, southwestern Mississippi and the entire state of Louisiana. This tornado watch is in effect until […]

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Midday Update

Midday Update

| February 25, 2013 @ 11:23 am

A quick check of the radar has us focused on two areas of showers and thunderstorms late this morning. We have had several severe thunderstorm warning in south Alabama and Georgia and Northern Florida this morning with reports of large hail in the area. We are seeing a break in the activity across Alabama and […]

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1934 Tornado Outbreak

1934 Tornado Outbreak

| February 25, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Weather dominated the headlines on Sunday, February 25, 1934 as a major storm system affected much of the United States.  The national news was mesmerized by the Wyoming search for a United Air Lines plane that was missing after taking off two days prior from Salt Lake City bound for San Francisco.  Blizzard conditions hampered […]

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Severe Weather Threat Stays Well To The South

Severe Weather Threat Stays Well To The South

| February 25, 2013 @ 5:54 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. HUGE TEMPERATURE VARIATION TODAY: This is clearly a case where a “one number” high temperature forecast won’t work. Areas […]

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Severe Weather Update

Severe Weather Update

| February 24, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

There will be a low end threat of severe weather Monday night across southern portions of Central Alabama. Areas south of the line on this graphic are in the Day Two severe weather outlook starting at 6 a.m. Monday. The main threat in South Central Alabama will be damaging winds, with the greatest threat near […]

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A Gorgeous Sunday

A Gorgeous Sunday

| February 24, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

A gorgeous Sunday is in progress across all of Alabama.  The only clouds that can be found in the 67 counties of the state are across southern Mobile and Baldwin Counties. After that, traveling northwest, you would make it to Farmington, Missouri before finding another one. Temperatures have warmed nicely across Central Alabama into the […]

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