Archive for January 29th, 2014

Hard Freeze Tonight

Hard Freeze Tonight

| January 29, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today… tied up working social media. Hopefully back to the two day schedule tomorrow** SUB-FREEZING DAY: Despite the return of sunshine, many North Alabama communities have failed to get out of the 20s. And, once the sun goes down, temperatures will drop steadily tonight, and we project a low between […]

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Please Don’t Drive

Please Don’t Drive

| January 29, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

Roads have improved in many areas this afternoon with a good bit of drying, but secondary roads are still a mess and traffic has become heavy on some of the major arteries. New accidents are occurring, causing additional traffic snarls. We don’t want people getting stranded again tonight. The biggest headaches are east of Birmingham […]

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Morning Weather Update

Morning Weather Update

| January 29, 2014 @ 10:10 am

It remains a terribly cold morning across much of Alabama as most locations remain in the upper teens and lower 20s. The temperatures will continue to creep up today, but will not likely make it to or above the freezing mark. The sun and the very dry air will help with the ice, but we […]

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A Botched Forecast/Dose Of Humility

A Botched Forecast/Dose Of Humility

| January 29, 2014 @ 7:22 am

In terms of human impact, yesterday’s forecast “bust” was the most significant for me since Janaury 1982, when we had a timing error of about six hours on the arrival of freezing rain and snow. Instead of starting at 5:00 p.m… it started around 11:00 a.m. People were caught off guard, schools and businesses closed, […]

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Brighter, But Still Cold

Brighter, But Still Cold

| January 29, 2014 @ 6:25 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. ON ICE: I will write as essay later today here on the blog about yesterday’s botched forecast and the […]

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