Archive for March, 2013

Scattered Showers & Storms this Evening

Scattered Showers & Storms this Evening

| March 31, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

A check of the radar this evening shows most of Alabama remains rain free. Heavier storms have been to the south where there were a couple of severe thunderstorms warnings for Dallas and Lowndes Counties earlier this afternoon. More intense storms continue across some of our southern counties, even a couple of reports of small […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lowndes County til 5:15 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lowndes County til 5:15 p.m.

| March 31, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

LATE REPORT Quarter sized hail covering the ground at Collirene in Lowndes County. Completely covering the ground. The hail core will pass near Moss before 5 p.m. and near Haynesville shortly after 5. Be prepared for 2 inch hail!. ORIGINAL POST Our storm which has a high potential for large hail is entering Lowndes County […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Dallas County til 4:45 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Dallas County til 4:45 p.m.

| March 31, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

A severe thunderstorm has developed south of Selma. It is moving east northeast. The main hail core, with hail to the size of quarters, will pass south of Sardis and Benton and towards Lowndesboro. Here is the polygon that is the warning. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING […]

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Disturbances in the Flow

Disturbances in the Flow

| March 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

An update from the Weather Center at 1:35 p.m… An area of moderate to heavy showers is pushing from west to east across West Central Alabama at this hour. The heaviest rain is across Tuscaloosa County, poised to push across the City of Tuscaloosa. I couldn’t find any lightning, but we can’t rule out an […]

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Showers, Some Thunder

Showers, Some Thunder

| March 31, 2013 @ 10:28 am

An area of showers, heavy at times, has settled into a west to east orientation across Central Alabama from Pickens and Sumter County in the west into Shelby, Chilton and Autauga Counties over into Clay and Tallapoosa Counties in the east. There is still some lightning in the western counties, especially near and southwest of […]

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A Wet Easter Sunday for Us

A Wet Easter Sunday for Us

| March 31, 2013 @ 7:28 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. It’s going to be a wet Easter Sunday across much of Alabama as a combination of upper level disturbances […]

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Morning Radar Update

Morning Radar Update

| March 31, 2013 @ 6:49 am

Most Easter sunrise services are going off without a hitch weather wise across Central Alabama this morning. The exceptions are over Lamar and Pickens Counties where showers and storms were rumbling in from Mississippi and over parts of Marion, Winston and Walker Counties, where some lighter showers and storms were occurring. The heaviest storm was […]

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Tonight into Easter

Tonight into Easter

| March 30, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

For the rest of tonight, most areas in North Central Alabama will continue to see some light to moderate rain for the next few hours. The rain should begin to taper off by later tonight and into the early morning hours. We can even see a few of the severe storms in Missouri and Oklahoma […]

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Quick Radar Check

Quick Radar Check

| March 30, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

Most areas across North Central Alabama are receiving some rain. Many locations are reporting very light to moderate rain is falling. There are some heavier showers making their way into southern Jefferson County near McCalla and Hoover and will be impacting I-459 shortly. There are more heavier showers from northern Pickens, western Tuscaloosa and northern […]

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Rain Moving In

Rain Moving In

| March 30, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

Rain has made into Central Alabama this afternoon and will continue to expand into the state from Mississippi. No severe weather associated with this activity, but we could have a few rumbles of thunder. Many areas will experience a soaking rain as we head through the evening. Not expecting to terribly much as most area […]

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Talking Disturbances, Troughs, Vort Maxes

Talking Disturbances, Troughs, Vort Maxes

| March 30, 2013 @ 10:19 am

Click image to enlarge. You hear us talk about upper disturbances all the time, and here is an example of a very visual one. Look at the top left panel of the image to see the water vapor satellite image overlaid with the pattern at 18,000 feet. See the distinct kink in the wind bars, […]

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On This Date in 1962

On This Date in 1962

| March 30, 2013 @ 9:23 am

Pictures on the front page of the Birmingham News on Friday, March 30, 1962 showed the Cuban trial of participants in the Bay of Pigs invasion attempt. A major story covered the Federal Government decision that it would cut off aid to segregated schools. The News reported this would cost Alabama $772,000 in Federal Aid. […]

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Unsettled Weather for Easter Weekend

Unsettled Weather for Easter Weekend

| March 30, 2013 @ 7:29 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. It appears likely that our weather will be somewhat unsettled for Easter weekend with much of the rain expected […]

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Occasional Showers Over The Weekend

Occasional Showers Over The Weekend

| March 29, 2013 @ 3:30 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. RIGHT NOW: Not a bad Good Friday afternoon across Alabama. Clouds are slowly increasing, but we have enjoyed some […]

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Nice Today, Somewhat Wet Weekend Ahead

Nice Today, Somewhat Wet Weekend Ahead

| March 29, 2013 @ 7:03 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. There are some clouds floating high across the sky of Central Alabama this morning, and I do expect to […]

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