Archive for June, 2013

Mid-Evening Radar Update

Mid-Evening Radar Update

| June 30, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

Storms are fairly concentrated in two places tonight, including Morgan County in North Alabama and Greene and Hale Counties in West Central Alabama. Showers have weakened over Walker County. The storms over Morgan County are near the vortex of the upper level disturbance that has triggered the showers today. It is moving to the northeast. […]

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Isolated Showers Forming

Isolated Showers Forming

| June 30, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

Isolated showers are forming across western Alabama this afternoon ahead of a southeastward diving upper disturbance that is near Memphis at this hour. They extend northward along a curved line into Central Tennessee west of Nashville. The heaviest shower was just northeast of Jasper in Walker County, moving east toward Arkadelphia. No lightning yet, but […]

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A Noonday Update

A Noonday Update

| June 30, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

As we sail into afternoon here in Central Alabama, here is a quick look at the Alabama weather situation. Yesterday’s cold front lies across southeastern Alabama with a surface low tracking along it southwest of Atlanta. The front isn’t going to go much further to the south though. Another weak surface low was east of […]

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Just Where Will the Showers Be?

Just Where Will the Showers Be?

| June 30, 2013 @ 6:38 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. The main forecast challenge for today is to determine exactly where the dividing line is between the drier air […]

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Amazing Records Out West

Amazing Records Out West

| June 29, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

The western United States is sizzling under a huge 594 dkm upper level high pressure system. Lots of records fell on Friday, and even more today. Here is a representative listing of daily records for 6/29: 123F at Needles CA (June record) 122F at Palm Springs/Thermal CA 121F at Indio CA 118F at Las Vegas […]

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For the Rest of the Evening

For the Rest of the Evening

| June 29, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

A quick look at the surface analysis shows the frontal boundary continues to drop south across the state today. The front was roughly along the Interstate 20 corridor across the state. It will continue to head south overnight and will actually bring a bit of drier air in behind it. That should translate into less […]

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Scattered Storms to the South

Scattered Storms to the South

| June 29, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

Depending where you are across North Central Alabama, the weather is quite different. Areas along and north of Interstate 20 are seeing mostly sunny skies. To the south, scattered showers and thunderstorms. These storms are widely scattered but are a bit more concentrated along the U.S. Highway 80 corridor from Marengo County to Dallas County. […]

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A Few Isolated Storms Developing

A Few Isolated Storms Developing

| June 29, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

Some showers and storms have popped up early this afternoon across Central Alabama. There is one storm in northeast Tuscaloosa County along Interstate 20/59 and another shower in northern Talladega County. There is a cluster of more organized activity across Sumter and Marengo Counties, near Demopolis affecting highways 80 and 25. All activity is pushing […]

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Late Morning Update

Late Morning Update

| June 29, 2013 @ 11:24 am

Just after 11 am, cumulus clouds had begun forming in the sky over North and Central Alabama while some low clouds and fog were finally dissipating in the area from Montgomery to Columbus, GA. With the morning soundings in, it sure looks like showers and thunderstorms will be confined to the southern portion of the […]

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Weather Calmer Today

Weather Calmer Today

| June 29, 2013 @ 6:51 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. Thunderstorms galore yesterday, but as an unusually deep trough carves out across the eastern US, it looks like our […]

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Storms Pushing South

Storms Pushing South

| June 28, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

It has been a very active day and night for strong and severe storms across Alabama as there were numerous reports of tree and power line damage in many areas today. The worst of the weather continues to push south tonight with the most intense activity along and south of the Interstate 85 and Highway […]

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All Counties Have Been Cleared from Watch

All Counties Have Been Cleared from Watch

| June 28, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: AUTAUGA DALLAS LOWNDES MARENGO THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…DEMOPOLIS…FORT DEPOSIT…LINDEN… LOWNDESBORO…PRATTVILLE AND SELMA.

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Rare Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds Here!

Rare Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds Here!

| June 28, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

(This is an archived post from December 16, 2011.) These images were sent in by a number of our readers/viewers at midday… the first shot below is from the Alabama Air National Guard facility at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport… This one is from I-65… Another image from an office in downtown Birmingham… From the Cloud […]

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Watch Being Trimmed

Watch Being Trimmed

| June 28, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: CHILTON PERRY GREENE HALE SUMTER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLANTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO… LIVINGSTON…MARION…MOUNDVILLE…UNIONTOWN AND YORK. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: AUTAUGA DALLAS LOWNDES MARENGO THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…DEMOPOLIS…FORT DEPOSIT…LINDEN… LOWNDESBORO…PRATTVILLE AND SELMA.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Chilton/Dallas til 9 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Chilton/Dallas til 9 PM

| June 28, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

The severe storm marching across Perry County continues to move east/southeast and will be affecting both these counties. Highways 80 and 82 and the city of Selma are likely to see damaging winds as these storms move through. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN CHILTON COUNTY […]

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Counties Added to Watch

Counties Added to Watch

| June 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT AUTAUGA CHILTON LOWNDES THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLANTON…FORT DEPOSIT… LOWNDESBORO AND PRATTVILLE. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS DALLAS PERRY GREENE HALE MARENGO SUMTER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Jefferson/Shelby til 8:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Jefferson/Shelby til 8:30PM

| June 28, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

A very strong thunderstorm is crossing southwestern Jefferson County and will be heading into Shelby County. This storm has the potential to produce damaging winds and hail. It will be impacting McCalla, Hoover, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster and Calera. Watch out if you are traveling along Interstates 20/59, 459 and 65. Very intense rain and dangerous […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Perry County til 8:30 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Perry County til 8:30 PM

| June 28, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

All of Perry County is included in this warning. Areas along highway 5 and Marion will be impacted. This included Judson College and Marion Military Institute. A very strong thunderstorms with very intense and damaging winds will be impacting the county. Watch out for frequent and dangerous lightning as well. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN […]

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Pickens County Cleared from Watch

Pickens County Cleared from Watch

| June 28, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 389 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 1 COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA PICKENS THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALICEVILLE AND CARROLLTON. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 389 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Hale County til 8 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Hale County til 8 PM

| June 28, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

All of Hale County is included in this warning. From Moundville to Akron to Greensboro and Highway 25 and 69 will be impacted by these storms. Very dangerous lightning and damaging winds are the greatest concern with these storms. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… HALE COUNTY […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Greene/Pickens/Sumter

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Greene/Pickens/Sumter

| June 28, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

UPDATE: A very intense velocity gradient and strong inflow are associated with these storms and some bowing segments are developing. Very intense winds are possible with these bowing segments, winds could be upwards of 70 mph. This is a very dangerous storm as lightning output as been over 300 strikes in 5 minutes. A line […]

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Watch Expanded, Strong Storms Developing

Watch Expanded, Strong Storms Developing

| June 28, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH INTO 2 COUNTIES: DALLAS AND PERRY AND  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…MARION…SELMA AND UNIONTOWN. Over the last hour, shower and some strong storms have developed over Central Alabama and are impacting areas in Pickens, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County. Gusty winds, hail, very intense rain and […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tuscaloosa County til 6:15 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tuscaloosa County til 6:15 PM

| June 28, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

This warning is for areas in the southwestern part of the county. Areas around Ralph, Fosters and Romulus are included in this warning. This storm will be affecting Interstate 20/59 and Highway 43 with damaging winds and hail. Watch for intense rain and frequent lightning as well. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED […]

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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for West Alabama

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for West Alabama

| June 28, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

Over the last few hours, additional showers and thunderstorms have developed over Mississippi and are now developing over portions of West Alabama. The SPC has issued a new severe thunderstorm watch until Midnight for these areas. Great threat from these storms will be damaging winds and large hail. Torrential rain and frequent and dangerous lightning […]

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Big Storms Move South

Big Storms Move South

| June 28, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

**No Afternoon Weather Xtreme video today** RADAR CHECK: Strong to severe thunderstorms are moving through far South Alabama this afternoon, where a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect. However, up this way, things are quiet as the midday storms have cooled the lower atmosphere, making the air more stable. We will have a somewhat disturbed […]

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