Archive for February 2nd, 2013

Patchy Dense Fog Will Form

Patchy Dense Fog Will Form

| February 2, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

Skies have cleared quickly over the northern half of the area, and the clearing is progressing southward as our disturbance pulls away. Areas that saw measurable rain today will be especially susceptible. Be alert to the presence of the fog if you will be driving this evening or later tonight. It should burn off quickly […]

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Dense Fog Advisory Issued until 3 AM

Dense Fog Advisory Issued until 3 AM

| February 2, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 3 AM for all of Central Alabama. A dense fog advisory means that visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter of a mile or less. The showers that have moved through Alabama and subsequent cooling associated with them are making conditions favorable for […]

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Clearing and Improving Conditions Overnight

Clearing and Improving Conditions Overnight

| February 2, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

As we head throughout the rest of the evening and into tonight we will see the rain diminishing and the skies clearing. If the clouds get out of here in time, temperatures may be a few degrees cooler than expected. Already seeing clear skies in in our northwestern counties. Expect some of our northern counties […]

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A Look at the Radar

A Look at the Radar

| February 2, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

Many areas across North Alabama continue to pick up some cold winter rain. May still have a few sleet pellets or even a snow flake mixing in over some areas. The precip is not falling as heavy as it appears it is on radar. This commonly happens in the winter time. High returns show up […]

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A Mix of Sun, Clouds and Showers

A Mix of Sun, Clouds and Showers

| February 2, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

Early this afternoon we have a mix bag of weather across Alabama. Looking at the latest satellite image, the northern half of Alabama has mostly cloudy to overcast skies. The southern half of Alabama, is basking in the sun. These clouds across the north should continue to move east throughout the afternoon, and should still […]

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Winter Weather Advisory Trimmed

Winter Weather Advisory Trimmed

| February 2, 2013 @ 11:09 am

The NWS in Huntsville has trimmed back the winter weather advisory. It remains in effect until 2 pm for just Dekalb and Jackson counties. Temperatures across all of the Tennessee River Valley have risen above freezing. The atmosphere appears to have warmed enough that all of the precipitation has switched over to snow with the […]

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A Few Sprinkles

A Few Sprinkles

| February 2, 2013 @ 10:45 am

Here is a picture of some precipitation falling from clouds over Trussville a short while ago. Some of that is virga, or precipitation that is evaporating before reaching the ground. But some of it is reaching the ground in the form of sprinkles. Automatic sensing windshield wipers are sweeping glass in some areas as those […]

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The 1985 Northwest Alabama Winter Storm

The 1985 Northwest Alabama Winter Storm

| February 2, 2013 @ 10:26 am

On Friday, February 1, 1985, the forecasts were dire for the Birmingham area and much of Central Alabama. It was expected to be the biggest winter storm since the 1982 ice storm. Winter storm warnings were issued for the area north of a line from Livingston to Birmingham to Anniston. Weather reports called it a […]

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Bridge Icing Issues

Bridge Icing Issues

| February 2, 2013 @ 9:10 am

Quick post of a Skycam shot captured around 9:05 am showing the bridge issues in North Alabama. Numerous reports of sleet and freezing rain and you can see on the bridge in the left center of the picture some whiteness which appears to be sleet. At the Skycam site, the precipitation had ended for the […]

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A Few Miles Makes a Difference

A Few Miles Makes a Difference

| February 2, 2013 @ 8:47 am

The morning soundings are in and they certainly tell a great story. Here is the Birmingham sounding taken at the Shelby County Airport in Calera. As you can see, the temperature line (red) and the dew point line (green) are a respectable distance apart indicating that the air is fairly dry – not bone dry, […]

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Weather Pattern Active

Weather Pattern Active

| February 2, 2013 @ 7:43 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. Looks like the weather pattern for the next couple of weeks is going to be active. By the term […]

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