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Light Snow Accumulation Possible

| 4:47 pm February 28, 2013

See the NWS graphic below for projected snow amounts. Any accumulation should be on grass; for now travel issues are not expected…

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Cold March Pattern

| 3:10 pm February 28, 2013

** 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 winter so we should at least be partially acclimatized to the season. The old weather map this morning still has a wintry look. The latest front, which is bringing in today’s cold air, has pushed all the way into Central Florida. Still another very cold high-pressure system was over Central Canada waiting for its turn to head south.

SNOW TALK: We have mentioned that for several days in a row, both the term snow flurries and snow showers. The possibility still persists and based on the latest information we believe for North Alabama, including places as far south as Birmingham, the better chance of snow showers may be late Friday night and Saturday morning. As we explained yesterday, snow showers are a little heavier than snow flurries. If you see some snow showers during this event, notice the clouds are built up somewhat similar to a build up during a summer shower or thunderstorm. Those clouds can dump a good flurry of snow for a few minutes, but then move on. The wind currents over the weekend dictate that a snow shower will not linger over a certain community very long. We do not see any risk of travel problems or significant accumulations. However, it will be cold enough for a nice snow shower to turn the ground white for a short time. This is especially true on grassy areas and it may happen more so on higher terrain like Mt. Cheaha and the mountain ridges in Northeast Alabama.

LET’S NOT FORGET THE OLE THERMOMETER: It will be active too over the weekend. While we do not foresee a bitter cold wave, we will have some temperatures well below freezing over the weekend, especially during the mornings of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. On those three days, the lows will be in the mid-20, around 24. It is almost certain that a few places in Northeast Alabama could have 18-20, such as the historic Valley Head, which for many years held the all-time low for the State of Alabama. Any hope for short-sleeve weather? It will be possible early next week as highs reach 55 to 58. I always only wear a short-sleeve shirt when it gets that warm.

USA NOTES: The NOAA snow cover charts for today show that the USA snow cover has retreated a bit to the north. If you go due north of Birmingham, you won’t have a solid snow cover until Middle Indiana and Southern Illinois. The Northeast, including New England, is still heavily covered and there are still big piles of snow in the Central Plains and Midwest after the last huge blizzard. As of late yesterday, the National Guard was still helping stranded motorists in Texas. Strangely enough the warmest spot in the nation yesterday was Harlingen, Texas with 83. It was also 83 in Marathon, Florida. Coldest this morning was 15 below at Gunnison, Colorado and 36 below at Umiat, Alaska. There is now 132 inches of snow on the ground atop Eagle Crest on the west side of Alaska. That is not unusual for them.

STORM ALERT 2013: The final edition is tonight at Clay/Chalkville High School. As usual, the programs start at 6:30, but it is urged that you get there earlier to get a good seat. Good to know that some of the Center Point fire personnel will be attending, including my son Steve, who is with that group. Outside chance I can go, but not certain yet and not sure that my wife will be able to attend.

Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7 am tomorrow…

extreme video here early tomorrow morning by 7 AM…

February Rain Totals

| 10:10 am February 28, 2013

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 record books with the second wettest month on record, missing the top spot by only 2 hundredths of an inch.

Also interesting to note that there was a strong north to south gradient in rainfall values with Tennessee Valley stations reporting only 2.50 to 3.50 inches for February.

Actual Values

Station.......Rainfall....Standing
Birmingham.....6.21".......27th wettest
Tuscaloosa.....5.53".......17th wettest
Anniston.......5.97".......23th wettest
Montgomery....13.36".......2nd wettest

The overall weather pattern for the long term continues to look active. The latest GFS run suggests some sort of weather around March 2nd, 5th, 10th, and 16th with a nice train of strong upper lows moving briskly through the flow.

-Brian-

Only a Few SKYWARN Spotter Classes Left

| 9:35 am February 28, 2013

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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 can sign up for.

If you can’t do one of the classes tonight and daytime classes would be better for you, there are additional online classes in the near future.

They are scheduled for:

Tuesday March 5th at 10AM

Thursday March 7th at 1PM

as well as an Online Graduate Spotter Class on

Monday March 11th at 6PM .

Follow this link to get additional SKYWARN Spotter Information

Also, don’t forget about the Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting on March 11 at 7 PM at Vulcan Park. Join the Group and sign up now.

Turning Colder; Snow Showers As The Weekend Begins

| 5:53 am February 28, 2013

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MARCH STARTS OFF COLD: Both the NAM and the GFS are printing a high of 49 degrees for Birmingham today as the trend toward colder weather begins with a mix of sun and clouds. Clouds thicken tonight, and tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day with a high between 45 and 49 degrees.

SNOW FLAKES TO KICK OFF THE WEEKEND: Strong forcing from a cold, deep upper trough will bring snow showers to Alabama Friday night into Saturday. These are convective due to very cold air aloft, and similar to the rain showers on a summer afternoon in Alabama. They will be somewhat scattered, but a few heavier snow bursts are possible. We have the potential for dusting to around one-half inch on grassy areas, mainly along and north of I-20 (Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Anniston). Some high terrain locations (mainly above 1,000 feet) over Northeast Alabama might see one inch in the grass in a few spots. Temperatures will be above freezing and driving issues are not expected; any moisture on the roads should evaporate quickly Saturday evening before temperatures go below freezing.

Otherwise, Saturday will be windy, raw, cold, and blustery. The high will be in the low 40s, and a north wind of 10-20 mph will make it feel colder. We won’t get out of the 40s Sunday afternoon as well.

A significant freeze is likely both Sunday and Monday morning with a low between 22 and 27 degrees for most spots; some of the colder valley locations over North Alabama will have a chance of reaching the upper teens at daybreak Monday, right at record levels for early March in Alabama.

We begin to warm up Monday afternoon with a high in the low to mid 50s.

NEXT STORM SYSTEM: The GFS and the ECMWF are a little more aggressive with the next system on Tuesday of next week, with better dynamic support. We will forecast a good chance of showers Tuesday; for now we believe temperatures will be well above freezing early Tuesday morning as the precipitation begins, and ice should not be an issue. Rain amounts of around 1/2 inch are likely Tuesday, and both models hint that we might see a brief change to light snow on the back side of the departing system Tuesday night. Accumulation doesn’t look likely for now; drier air will follow on Wednesday.

Finally it looks like we have a chance at reaching the 60s Thursday of next week as a warming trend begins. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range thoughts, along with the maps, graphics, and details.

STORM ALERT 2013 IN CLAY TONIGHT: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama wraps up tonight at Clay-Chalkville High School. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. The show begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

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I will be doing a program at North River Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa today… then on to Clay for tonight’s Storm Alert 2013 at Clay-Chalkville High School. Won’t be able to produce an afternoon Weather Xtreme video due to travel, but I will have forecast notes here by 4:00. Enjoy the day….

Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

| 2:23 pm February 27, 2013

**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. The sky will stay clear tonight, and we drop into the mid 30s by daybreak tomorrow.

We turn colder in coming days; the high will be near 50 tomorrow, and in the upper 40s Friday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow, and the sky becomes mostly cloudy Friday. A few snow showers will likely move into the northern half of Alabama Friday night.

WINTRY WEEKEND: Not much change in the overall thinking. Snow showers are likely from about midnight Friday night through 9:00 p.m. Saturday. The snow won’t be continuous, and the showers will be somewhat scattered, but a few heavier convective bursts of snow will be possible thanks to a deep, cold core upper low moving over North Alabama.

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Below is the GFS snow depth valid at midnight Saturday night…

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Looks like a dusting up to one-half inch on grassy areas for the northern two-thirds of Alabama; isolated amounts over one inch are possible across higher terrain of Northeast Alabama, mainly above 1,000 feet. Temperatures will be above freezing, and for now travel problems are not expected.

Otherwise, the day Saturday will be windy and cold as we will have a hard time getting into the low 40s. It will be raw and blustery.

COLD MORNINGS: We project lows between 23 and 28 early Sunday, and in the 20-25 degree range early Monday. Colder valleys across North Alabama have a good chance of seeing upper teens at daybreak Monday, very close to record levels for early March in Alabama. We should mention Sunday will be cold and dry with a high in the low to mid 40s.

NEXT WEEK: A warming trend begins Monday afternoon; we might see the low 60s by Tuesday. A cold front will bring a chance of showers Tuesday night, followed by cooler air Wednesday. The rain Tuesday night won’t be too heavy with very limited moisture. See the morning Weather Xtreme video for more long range ideas.

STORM ALERT 2013: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama wraps up tomorrow night at Clay-Chalkville High School. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. The show begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I had a great time today seeing the 4th and 5th graders at Sumiton Elementary/Middle School in Walker County… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 6:00 on ABC 33/40 News… the 3rd graders from Ohatchee Elementary will be on the KIDCAM at 5:00. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

Deadline Extended for Gradate Scholarship

| 12:55 pm February 27, 2013

Greg Carbin from the SPC sent us word that the deadline for a valuable graduate meteorology scholarship had been extended to March 8th.

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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 and natural disaster financial services.

Learn more at http://www.flash.org/scholarship/.

Dry Through Tomorrow; Snow Showers Saturday

| 5:54 am February 27, 2013

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PARTIAL CLEARING: A large upper low is near the Great Lakes this morning, and drier air is moving into Alabama. This should set up a decent day today with a partly sunny sky and a high in the the mid to upper 50s.

A cooling trend sets in tomorrow and Friday; expect a mix of sun and clouds both days. The high tomorrow will be near 50, and a good chance we won’t get out of the 40s Friday afternoon. A strong upper trough will bring the risk of some light snow, or snow showers Friday night as the weekend begins.

WINTRY, BLUSTERY WEEKEND: It sure won’t feel like spring during the first weekend of March. Saturday will be windy and cold; the high will be in the low 40s, and a deep, cold core upper through passing overhead will squeeze out snow flurries and snow showers. This will be similar to February 16; during that event a few spots over Northeast Alabama actually saw about one-half inch on grassy areas.

Generally speaking, accumulation should be very light and spotty Saturday, but a few pockets could very well see a dusting to 1/2 inch on grass. Temperatures will be above freezing, so there won’t be any travel issues.

Won’t make much sense to ask if your neighborhood or county will see snow since the snow showers will tend to be random and scattered, like rain showers on a summer afternoon. No way anyone knows now where the showers will form, but I do think a few flurries are possible down into South Alabama.

We will go below freezing late Saturday night, so a touch of “black ice” is not out of the question, but dewpoints will be low and any moisture on roads and bridges should evaporate very quickly.

The weather won’t be any warmer Sunday. In fact, it should be colder. We start the day Sunday well down in the 20s, and we will need to lower the forecast high a bit with the latest projected thickness values. Some places north of Birmingham probably won’t get out of the 30s, and an icy north wind will continue during the day.

HARD FREEZE EARLY MONDAY: The coldest morning should come early Monday with a clear sky and light wind. Looks like a low in the 18-22 degree range is likely; that will flirt with record lows for March 4. Birmingham’s record low that date is 17, set in 1943.

We warm back to near 50 degrees Monday afternoon with a sunny sky, and we reach the mid 50s Tuesday. A cold front will bring a chance of showers Tuesday night (amounts should be rather light with only limited moisture), and drier air returns Wednesday.

VOODOO LAND: The good news is that we don’t see any severe weather threat there through mid-March… simply because a cool, stable airmass remains in place. A decent rain event does show up on the 06Z GFS around March 10, but nothing severe most likely. See the Weather Xtreme Video for the maps, graphics, and details.

NEED WEATHER RADIO HELP? We will be programming NOAA Weather Radio receivers at Academy Sports on Highway 150 in Hoover from 3:30 until 6:30 this afternoon… come see us if you need help, or if you need to buy a new one.

STORM ALERT 2013: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama wraps up tomorrow night at Clay-Chalkville High School. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. The show begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

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WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

I will be doing a weather program today at Sumiton Elementary School in Walker County… won’t be able to post an afternoon Weather Xtreme video due to travel, but I will have forecast notes here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

Snow Showers To Kick Off The Weekend

| 1:46 pm February 26, 2013

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 a mix of sun and clouds; most places will see a high in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon with a gusty west wind. Colder air begins to arrive tomorrow as winds veer around to the north, and the high will drop to near 50 degrees. Then, on Friday, clouds begin to increase as the high drops into the upper 40s. We will introduce the chance of a few snow flurries or showers across the northern part of Alabama Friday night as a deep upper trough gets closer.

SATURDAY SNOW SHOWERS: We kick off the first weekend of March with very blustery conditions Saturday. A deep, cold core upper low will rotate through North Alabama, and should bring a good chance of snow showers to the northern two-thirds of the state. While moisture will be limited, these cold core systems can bring some pretty respectable snow rates in the heavier showers, and there is a chance of a dusting to one-half inch of snow, mostly on grassy areas by Saturday night over North Alabama. Temperatures should remain above freezing and travel issues are not expected during the day Saturday, but we will have to watch for “black ice” issues late Saturday night or early Sunday as it turns colder. Otherwise, Saturday will be windy and cold with a high only in the low 40s.

SUNDAY/MONDAY: We project lows down in the 20s early Sunday and Monday. The coldest morning should come early Monday with most places seeing a low in the 22-27 degree range. Some of the normally colder places might even reach the upper teens. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high in the 40s, but we rise into the 50s Monday afternoon as a warming trend begins.

Medium range guidance suggests some rain will be possible by the middle part of next week, followed by another shot of colder air.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR WEATHER RADIO? The ABC 33/40 Weather team will be at Academy Sports on Highway 150 in Hoover today from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m… we will be glad to program your weather radio, and you can buy one if you need one. Remember, the spring tornado season begins Friday.

STORM ALERT 2013: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama warps up tomorrow night at Clay-Chalkville High School. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. The show begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

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WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

A Few Peeks of Sun

| 8:54 am February 26, 2013

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 it, it will be short lived.  The clouds back over Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas will be moving in later this morning. They are associated with wrap-around moisture with the storm system. The clouds will stick around all day and into the overnight hours. We should see a mix of clouds and sun tomorrow with breezy conditions.

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Clouds Stick Around; Much Colder This Weekend

| 6:14 am February 26, 2013

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MOSTLY CLOUDY: While the heavy rain is well east of here, the clouds will linger pretty much all day over the northern half of Alabama thanks to a deep, stacked low north of Memphis. That feature could squeeze out a little light rain or drizzle at times, especially north of I-20, and temperatures will hover in the 50s most of the day. And, the day will be windy with southwest winds of 12-25 mph, with occasionally higher gusts.

REST OF THE WEEK: We will forecast a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow and Thursday; the high tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 50s, but closer to 50 on Thursday as colder air begins to drop into the state.

COLD AIR BLOWS IN AS MARCH BEGINS: It sure won’t feel like spring this weekend; a deep, cold core upper low will move right over North Alabama Saturday. Ahead of that feature, the high will drop into the upper 40s Friday, and we are projecting a high Saturday only in the 40-45 degree range with a very chilly north wind. And, we will know some very strange things can happen with a cold core ULL, after all it is a weatherman’s woe. No doubt there will be snow showers underneath the low over Alabama Friday night and Saturday. Moisture will be limited, and with temperatures about ten degrees above freezing we don’t expect any really significant accumulation, but I would not be totally surprised if the ground turns white briefly in a few spots. The day will be windy, cold, and blustery.

We drop well down in the 20s early Sunday, and again Sunday afternoon we won’t reach 50 degrees. Any snow flurries Sunday should be confined to the Tennessee Valley of extreme North Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: We warm back into the 50s Monday, and a cold front will bring a chance of showers Tuesday. For now it doesn’t look like a big rain event. See the Weather Xtreme video for the details, graphics, and maps concerning long range ideas.

STORM ALERT 2013 COMES TO OHATCHEE TONIGHT: Our annual severe weather awareness tour across Alabama continues this week. We will share lessons learned after the April 27, 2011 generational tornado event, along with other amazing weather stories. Learn how to keep your family safe during severe weather, and have a chance to win some cool prizes as well. Here are the remaining Storm Alert tour dates…

TONIGHT February 26 Ohatchee – Ohatchee High School
Thursday February 28 Clay – Clay/Chalkville High School

All shows begin at 6:30… be sure and get there early to get a good seat.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last night.

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I will be doing a weather program this morning at Ohatchee Elementary School, and then tonight we will be at Ohatchee High School for Storm Alert 2013. This is a very busy week… we are programming NOAA Weather Radio receivers at Academy Sports in Hoover tomorrow from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m… Thursday night we have a Storm Alert 2013 program at Clay Chalkville High School, and Friday night I am live at a function at the BJCC in downtown Birmingham. Due to the travel schedule there will be just one Weather Xtreme video per day through Friday, but I will post forecast notes every afternoon. Enjoy the day!

WeatherBrains 370: Off To A Slow Start!

| 4:55 am February 26, 2013

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!

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA & AMS PresidentAnd at the last minute, our guest WeatherBrain, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, American Meteorological Society (AMS), was able to connect. He is a Full Professor conducting research, advising, and teaching in atmospheric sciences, climatology, water cycle processes and urban climate systems. He is also the Director of the UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program. Prior to joining the UGA faculty, Dr. Shepherd spent 12 years as a research meteorologist in the Earth-Sun Division at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Shepherd was also Deputy Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, which launches in 2012. Dr. Shepherd is currently a member of NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions Science team. He conducts research on weather and climate systems using advanced satellites, experimental aircraft, radars, and sophisticated computer models. This research seeks to understand weather processes (i.e. thunderstorms, hurricanes, rainfall) atmospheric processes and to relate them to current weather and climate change.

Dr. Shepherd is also interested in innovative strategies to infuse research data into applications and outreach communities. For his work on urban effects on precipitation, Dr. Shepherd received the highest federal award given to the Nation’s young scientists and engineers. He was honored on May 4th 2004 at the White House with the Presidential Early Career Award for pioneering scientific research. Dr. Shepherd was also recently elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. This honor is only given to two-tenths of one percent of the membership for outstanding scientific contributions in the atmospheric and related sciences. He was the recipient of the 2011 AMS Charles Anderson Award. He was also honored by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of their 2005 Hot List under 40 members, and The Network Journal magazine in 2005 as one of its “40 Under Forty”. Dr. Shepherd has over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and is funded by NASA, USDA Forest Service, Department of Defense, NSF-PRISM, and the UGA Research Foundation to carry out his research. Shepherd also contributes to popular publications like Weatherwise and Earth Observation Magazine.

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