Archive for March 11th, 2013

Twenty Years Ago…

Twenty Years Ago…

| March 11, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

The great Blizzard of 1993… March 12-13, 1993. Officially 13 inches of snow at Birmingham… some places had closer to 20 inches. Winds gusting to hurricane force on ridges, and convective snow complete with thunder and lightning. Much more later… here are some viewer submitted images. If you have photos from the generational snow event… […]

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Clearing Tonight; Colder

Clearing Tonight; Colder

| March 11, 2013 @ 3:17 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. RADAR CHECK: The rain has ended over Northwest Alabama at mid-afternoon, and the rest of the rain should be […]

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Tonight’s the Night!

Tonight’s the Night!

| March 11, 2013 @ 11:42 am

Seventeen months ago, we showed the weather world a great time when we lured the National Weather Association Annual Meeting to Birmingham. It is generally regarded as one of the best and was certainly one of the biggest NWA events in the organization’s history. The Central Alabama Chapter was awarded the Chapter of the Year […]

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On This Date in 2011:  The Great Tohoku Earthquake

On This Date in 2011: The Great Tohoku Earthquake

| March 11, 2013 @ 10:37 am

From our friend Steve Jones at AlabamaQuake: On this date in 2011, a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck just off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan. The Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011 was the fifth-largest earthquake ever recorded. At least 15,550 people were killed, 5,344 were missing, 5,314 were injured, and 130,927 were displaced by […]

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