Archive for April 14th, 2013

The 1956 McDonald’s Chapel Tornado

The 1956 McDonald’s Chapel Tornado

| April 14, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

Headlines on Sunday, April 15, 1956 talked about Democratic Presidential hopefuls Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver and their attacks on President Eisenhower’s foreign policy.  Eisenhower still had a firm lead in recent polls that showed him a clear winner if he was to run against Kefauver.  The U.N. Secretary General was in Lebanon working on […]

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Windy Behind the Rain Area

Windy Behind the Rain Area

| April 14, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

Some sort of wake low or gravity wave feature is causing gusty winds behind the large rain area over Central Alabama. We have seen reports of strong winds in the Fayette area and south of Tuscaloosa on highway 69. At Columbus, MS winds were gusting to over 25 mph for much of the late morning. […]

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April Showers

April Showers

| April 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am

A large area of rain had over overspread the southern two thirds of Alabama by late morning, with strong to severe thunderstorms along the coast around Mobile and Baldwin Counties. The rain has steady but generally light across the northern periphery of the rain mass, but some heavier rain was not too far to the […]

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What A Difference!

What A Difference!

| April 14, 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. What a difference a day makes!! Yesterday was so beautiful – a nearly perfect Spring day that I hope […]

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Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast

| April 14, 2013 @ 7:22 am

Brian will be along with the map discussion shortly. Rain has thrown a kink into the plans of many Central Alabamians on this April Sunday. Above you can see a picture of composite reflectivity forecast from the RAP model for noon today. This is an idea of where the rain might be falling. Imagine this […]

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